Embodying Transformation: Rainbow of Desire Workshop Series
65 Shanly St
65 Shanly St, Toronto, ON M6H 1S4, Canada
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 embodied 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, enact and transform the internal voices-the ‘cops in the head’ and fears that block you from: being true to yourself, achieving your goals, expanding your capacity for growth and healing, and standing up to internalized and socio-political oppression.
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:
a 30 minute Q & A Debrief session 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 and summaries from each debrief session.
To register for this option, please select: Facilitation Training Track in the ticketing section.
To enhance your experience in the workshop series, here are some additional offerings available for purchase in the ticketing section:
A copy of the Outline of the full workshop series (available after the completion of the workshop series)
A copy of the Outline of one workshop
Receive Grounding Meditations and Exercises sent to your email inbox before the morning of each workshop
Book a single coaching session during the workshop series
Book a 5 session coaching package during the workshop series
Book a 9 session- coaching package during the workshop series
Join us in uncovering your Rainbow of Desires in a supportive and inclusive online environment!
Embodying Transformation: Rainbow of Desire Workshop Series is facilitated by:
Naomi Tessler, Artistic Director/Facilitator/Artist/Coach/Consultant-Branch Out Theatre.
Naomi Tessler, M.A. has been working with communities globally for 16 years, using theatre to inspire positive change! She is a graduate of the Masters of Arts program in Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities, New York University and currently facilitates and develops Branch Out Theatre workshops and productions with organizations and groups in Toronto and Ottawa and globally online. She is passionate about using theatre as a tool for encouraging self-empowerment, self-confidence, environmental awareness, social justice and well-being. As a facilitator, Naomi has an extensive background in Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, acting, physical theatre, storytelling, directing and playwriting and strives to share these tools with those she works and collaborates with. She has been leading Rainbow of Desire workshops online since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition to being a dynamic workshop facilitator and educator, Naomi also works as an actor, director, playwright, poet, singer, Reiki Master, coach and consultant. She believes in uniting communities through theatre to build bridges and break through barriers.
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.
*Please note--tickets are inclusive of all processing fees and taxes.