The Hearth leads a number of events, workshops, retreats, and training programs assisting groups and individuals in building relationships, increasing personal growth, and addressing social and environmental injustice. Stay up-to-date by checking out our newsfeed or like our facebook page here. For a description of regular programs see below.


The Certificate in the Art of Community Storytelling

Learn a set of accessible, story-based skills and practices grounded in personal storytelling. Receive one-on-one coaching and experiential learning to help your organization and community deepen relationships, cultivate compassion, address social and environmental injustices, and promote personal growth.  Lead by Hearth founder Mark Yaconelli, The Certificate in the Art of Community Storytelling is ideal for non-profit staff, business leaders, government officials, teachers, ministers, social justice activists, and anyone invested in strengthening the well-being of organizations and communities.

The Hearth Live Storytelling

The Hearth holds regular live storytelling events at it’s home base in Ashland, Oregon as well as in various locations. Each event has a theme, stories by local community members, live music, food, and raises funds for local nonprofits connected to the theme. Check out the events page to find out the latest Hearth gatherings in Ashland, Oregon or go to our locations page to connect to a Hearth community near you. Don’t have a Hearth gathering near you? Complete our certificate training program and we will help you start one!


Story Coaching

The Hearth has helped hundreds of people, from all walks of life, craft and present their own heartfelt and compelling stories. If you are a nonprofit or business leader, a teacher or community activist, or maybe just someone who wants to be able to share their story with friends, we provide one-on-one story coaching. We’ll help you craft your story in a way that is personally satisfying and engaging. Email for price and availability.