Public Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

 

Embodying Transformation:

A Rainbow of Desire Workshop Series

 

Thursdays, September 30th-November 25th, 2021

12pm-2:30pm EST

Online on Zoom


Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, Founder/
Artistic Director/Facilitator/Coach

 

 

 

 

Join us for an experiential and self-reflexive workshop series in Augusto Boal’s methods for personal growth, self-care and self-empowerment. Rainbow of Desire techniques offer an opportunity to gain greater insight and clarity into your personal stories of oppression, the motivation to break cycles of unsupportive patterns and the strength to take steps towards creating change in your life’s path through role-play, embodiment, movement and tableaux.

During this 9-week online workshop series you will be supported in learning to identify, embody and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from being true to yourself, achieving your goals and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression. Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive online environment.

We encourage you to join for the full series. Drop-ins are welcome, we ask that you sign up for a minimum of 3 sessions.

 

*** Facilitation Training Track:

Interested in learning how to facilitate Rainbow of Desire? Join us for our facilitation training track option: an invitation to dive deeper into the goals, intentions and possibilities of each exercise and technique delivered in each workshop. Participants who register for the facilitation training track will be invited to participate in:

  • 30 minute Q & A Debrief sessions from 2:30pm-3pm EST after each workshop
  • 3 weekly facilitation practice sessions on Thursdays, December-2nd, 9th & 16th from 12pm-2:30pm EST following the completion of the 9 week workshop series.
  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion
  • Participants will receive a free copy of the full outline of the workshop series.

To register for this option, please select: Facilitation Training Track upon registration and payment submission.

 

*Registration Info:

Please email: naomi@branchouttheatre.com to confirm which ticket option you are purchasing.

If you are purchasing drop-in tickets, please indicate the dates of your drop-in workshops in the body of your email.

 

Costs:

Full 9 week workshop Series:

Early Bird Rate: $725 (available until September 9th, 2021)
Standard Rate: $777

Drop in rate per workshop:
$90

Facilitation Training Track:

Early Bird Rate:  $1,111 (available until September 9th, 2021)

Standard Rate: Facilitation Training Track: $1,188

 

***For those who could use financial support at this time:

Pay What You Can Rate: Full workshop series: minimum payment: $405

Pay What You Can Rate: Facilitation Training Track: minimum payment: $612

 

Payment Options: 

Participants across Canada-please send along an e-transfer to: naomi@branchouttheatre.com

Participants within and Canada and across the globe-please send payment to: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/NaomiTessler

*Global Participants who cannot access paypal: please register and send payment at the following link: https://www.universe.com/embodyingtransformation-rainbowofdesireworkshopseries

*Please note-processing fees of %0.05 + 0.59 cents per ticket apply on the above registration site so the rates are different than what is listed here.

**zoom info provided upon registration and receipt of payment

 

For More Info, please email: naomi@branchouttheatre.com

 

We look forward to exploring with Rainbow of Desire with you online!

 

To enhance your experience in the workshop series, here are some additional offerings available for purchase:

A copy of the Outline of the full workshop series (available after the completion of the workshop series) $9

Receive Grounding Meditations and Exercises sent to your email inbox before the morning of each workshop: $9

*Book a single 1:1 coaching session: $95

*Book a 5 session 1:1 coaching package: $460

*Book a 9 session 1:1 coaching package: $810

*These discounted rates apply throughout the duration of the workshop series

 

1:1 Coaching/Consulting Sessions:

Naomi’s coaching or consulting sessions provide the chance to access clarity and transformation through embodiment practices, creative and somatic exploration. The chance to unfold your stories and unblock old wounds. The chance to tune into your intuition to honour all that yearns to be awakened. The chance to take the space and time to move to the next stage of your wholeness, your radiance, empower your voice and embody your sacred wisdom. The chance to build an ongoing deep relationship of trust, creative connection, compassion, to be held, witnessed and supported along your journey.  Naomi guides with deep love and presence, holds space with tenderness and inspiration, and finds countless creative practices to support you in taking the small and expansive steps along your life’s path or your professional practice. Weaving together 17 years as an expressive and community arts facilitator and Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner, Energy Intuitive and Reiki Master-Naomi is honoured and humbled to create sacred space to help you clear your blockages, channel the energy you wish to root into and rise into all you wish to embody.

 

 

 

 

 

Past Workshops

Transforming Stigma: a Playback Performance-Sharing Stories around Mental Health and Community Care

Join Branch Out Theatre for a playback theatre performance that breaks the silence around mental health!

 

 

We invite you to share your stories & feelings around mental health and community care & watch as our performers bring your reflections to life online, on-the-spot through improvisation, movement, music and storytelling.

Come share your edges, your puddles and your rising suns. We are here to hold your stories and play them back with compassion, sensitivity, care and love. The more we can share and hear each other’s stories, the more we can remember: we are not alone.

 

Sun, Dec 6 at 8-9:30 PM EST
Virtual Event

Get your ticket here:

 

 

Spirit to Rise: A BIPOC Theatre of the Oppressed Untensive

 

Join us for an online Theatre of the Oppressed 4-week workshop series, every Tuesday in November, to courageously explore what has got us down and what supports our rising up!

Using the transformative tools of Theatre of Oppressed, we will make and share space for the many stories rippling through us during these charged time (COVID, racial uprisings, climate crisis and more!), and draw on our resiliency, creativity and catalytic capacity to breathe life into and nurture our personal and collective well-being.

This workshop is for anyone who identifies as Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour – we honour that the particular body wisdom and lived experiences we hold are simultaneously diverse and intertwined, as such the space seeks to create an environment that is as-safe-as-possible to delve deep into what oppression and liberation looks and feels like in our bodies and beyond.

*Cost: $180 for the full workshop series sliding scale options available

For More info and to Request the sliding scale application please email: info@branchouttheatre.com

Register Here!

  www.universe.com/events/spirit-to-rise-a-theatre-of-the-oppressed-bipoc-untensive-tickets-92KR8V

Branch Out Theatre presents:

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive ( Toronto )

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler

Join us for an online intensive workshop using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to explore issues of social justice and community transformation  through embodied learning and collaborative reflection .  This workshop is intended for anyone interested & committed to social justice—community practitioners, activists, educators & beyond.

 

Friday, Nov. 20th-6:30pm-9:30pm
Theatre of the Oppressed Games

Saturday, November 21st-1pm-5pm
Image Theatre

Sunday, Nov. 22nd-1pm-5pm
Forum Theatre

 

Location: Online on Zoom, link provided upon registration

To register click here 

 

Cost: A) Full Intensive: $225, Students: $200,

Drop-in: Friday: $65, Saturday: $85, Sunday: $85

~some sliding scale spaces available~

 

Did you know?

25% of the funds of our  workshop will go towards Branch Out Theatre’s new mentorship fund for BIPOC artists/facilitators ages 18-29 to be mentored in Theatre of the Oppressed and community arts project facilitation by BIPOC artists/facilitators!

Awakening Our Wholeness In Leadership

Co-presented by Branch Out TheatreBloom and Tiger Lotus Co-op

In this time of great change on the planet, we are being asked to raise our vibration, lift up our medicines, activate our wholeness as leaders and tune in to what needs shifting within in order to rise up. We believe that we are all leaders on our own path: in our families, communities, organizations, networks and beyond! In this moment, we have an opportunity to re-start, re-connect to our inner wisdom, our highest purpose and remember who we truly are, in all our wholeness.

We welcome you to a series of online workshops weaving embodiment practices from Rainbow of Desire, InterPlay and Forum Theatre, to nurture the leader you want to be: feeding your fire, transforming limiting beliefs and rising into resilience.

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Rainbow of Desire Workshop

Join us for a self-reflexive and participatory full day workshop and experience Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques. These dramatic games and exercises are creative tools for self-empowerment and personal growth.

To register and for more info please contact: naomi@branchouttheatre.com

Cost: a) 2days: $180 Students: $135   b) 1-day drop-in: $90, Students: $65 

*If choosing option b), please let us know which day you plan to attend. 
 ~some sliding scale spaces available~

During this workshop you will be supported in learning to identify and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from being true to yourself, achieving your goals and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression.

Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

A full day introductory intensive workshop in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, focusing on addressing and transforming conflicts. This Workshop is directed at Facilitators, Community Practitioners, Teachers, Teacher Candidates, Educators, social workers, activists, artivists and all those interested in social change.

  • Engage in theatre games from Augusto Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors that can be used as icebreakers, energizers and proactive tools for motivating dialogue around issues of power and oppression
  • Learn to create, interpret and use body sculpting (tableaux) as ways to understand layers and cycles of social and political oppression with Image Theatre
  • Learn a unique style of theatre that motivates us to take a stand and act out how to address and transform conflicts
  • Develop and perform a Forum Theatre play and build your practice of using theatre as a tool for social change
Intro to Theatre of the Oppressed

Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques are powerful tools for deepening one’s understanding of social justice and exploring how to address issues of oppression. These techniques can be used for anti-oppression dialogue, conflict resolution, community peace building, self-awareness, advocacy and personal and collective healing and growth.

Rainbow of Desire

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

Join us for a self-reflexive and participatory full day workshop and experience Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire techniques. These dramatic games and exercises are creative tools for self-empowerment and personal growth.

During this workshop you will be supported in learning to identify and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from being true to yourself, achieving your goals and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression. Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive

Facilitated by: Naomi Tessler, M.A. Branch Out Theatre Artistic Director/Facilitator

A two-day intensive workshop using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to collaboratively reflect and explore issues of social justice and community transformation. This workshop is intended for anyone interested & committed to social justice—community practitioners, activists, educators & beyond.

Day 1 Focus: Image Theatre

Day 2 Focus: Forum Theatre

Both Days Will Include:

Theatre of the Oppressed games, critical reflection, movement, community building, working with images or stories of oppression and discussions around taking this work forward for each participant Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques are powerful tools for deepening one’s understanding of social justice and exploring how to address issues of oppression.

These techniques can be used for anti-oppression dialogue, conflict resolution, community peace building, advocacy and personal and collective healing and growth.

Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive
Creativity. Community. Transformation.