The times you spend telling stories to your children may be the most treasured time. When you add a quick getaway from the routine amidst a beautiful farm, you get a perfect chance to have some quality time with your little one. Experience all this amidst a beautiful farm in the shadows of Savandurga, surrounded by peace and farm animals. Immerse in this beautiful bonding exercise with your child while we also take care of your food and stay.
Of course storytelling has a number of benefits for children but did you know that it has a lot of benefits for you too? There is no doubt about the fact that you will bond with your child better. But in the process you will also become a better storyteller. What if we say that both you and your child can try your hands at storytelling and have fun spinning tales for each other? What if storytelling becomes a regular activity that you do together as a family - something like a family tradition?
As Drew Dellinger said, “the future belongs to the most compelling story”. What we tell our kids, what we tell ourselves and stories we hear around us, form a large part of our psyche.
Dates - 25th to 26th May 2019
Duration - 1N/2D
Price per adult (12 and above) - INR 5500 + 5% GST
Price per child (6-12)- INR 4000 + 5% GST
Age limit - Above 6 years
DAY 1 – 25th May
Leave Bangalore early (by 7 AM) for our retreat near Magadi. Breakfast on the way. We will reach the stay by 10:30 AM. Get acquainted with the farm and the surroundings. Take a stroll. We start with a storytelling session before lunch to give you all an idea. Enjoy and participate in the lively telling of a beautiful story. Post lunch, we start our workshop and our expert will take you through the various facets and angles of storytelling. Your task will be to create a story that you and your kid can tell together!
Interspersed with tea, dinner, and breaks, this will be your ongoing workshop where you take inspiration from each other, from your memories and from the serene surroundings. Perform your story and listen to that of others. What better way to share a slice of our lives!
About your coach - Sangeeta Goel is a performance storyteller and a trainer. She tells stories to children, adolescents, and adults. She believes in stories that can foster open conversation. With this aim, she uses her skills as a storyteller and sexuality educator to tell stories leading to open conversations on sexuality. Some of her story-based training programmes include training for teachers, parents, sexuality educators and corporates.. She has written two original story books for children and various articles on Gender Diversity, Sexual Harassment, Sexuality Education. She is also a theatre practitioner. Her journey as an artist began when she quit her high flying corporate career as a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary to build. Since then, she has worn many hats from being a teacher to working with blind children and children with special needs. She has also had a stint as a tour guide and tour curator where she engaged with her audience while sharing narratives from history and culture. She brings the cumulative learning from all her experiences in her expressions.
Highlights of the storytelling workshop:
Using storytelling as a parenting tool - to communicate, connect and teach
Telling stories about family and family members
Understanding the story structure
Having fun with voice modulation and expressions
Co-create stories in a fun way with your child using other tools like songs, repetitive words, lullabies, rhymes and rhythm
DAY 2 – 26th May
After breakfast checkout and start for Bangalore. We will have a closing session during the breakfast and we are sure there will be a lot of energy. Reach Bangalore with a box full of stories.
1. A/c Tempo Traveller or similar 2. All meals for Saturday and breakfast on Sunday
3. Accommodation on sharing basis. We are staying around a farm dedicated to artistic pursuits. The rooms are large and will be shared between 2 adults and 2 kids.
4. A storytelling session by Sangeeta Goel
5. A storytelling workshop which will train you on the basic aspects of storytelling including voice exercises, eye movements and use of props
6. Your storyteller F5 guide
1. Tips and other expenses of personal nature.
2. Food and beverages other than mentioned
3. Additional activity is other than mentioned.
4. Transport till the pick-up points
Up to 30 days prior to the date of commencement of trip – 25% deducted and 75% refunded as cash.
Upto 11 days prior to the date of commencement of trip – 50% deducted and rest refunded as cash.
Within 10 days of the commencement of trip/Last day intimation/no show – No refund
F5 Escapes is in no way responsible for any untoward incident happening due to the ignorance/negligence of the guests, natural/man-made calamities, accidents or any other events that are out of human control during the trip.
All our trips are well-researched, including identifying access to medical facilities. In case of a medical emergency, F5 will assist the traveler in getting medical attention.
The trip is NON-SMOKING and NON-ALCOHOLIC.
F5 reserves the right to cancel the trip under certain conditions – in such a case, the amount will be refunded in full.
Note on weather
The weather will be pleasant throughout the stay. It will get sunny during noon, so caps and sunglasses are advisable.
*Please note that nowadays, climate/ weather is dependent on many factors and unpredictable hence above information might be subject to change during your actual travel days
About your stay
We are staying right in the middle of nature. This is an organic farm, with farm animals, natural buildings and artistic vibes.
Simple local and organic, vegetarian fare cooked at the stay
Note > Prepare > Accept > Embrace:
The workshop aims at bonding between all participants and hence we have multiple sharing stay planned