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Here’s what’s coming up this season…


IN APRIL…

Small is All, Less is Enough.
(and Other Approaches to Radical Reduction)

WITH SPECIAL GUEST, JEN DELOS REYES
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 12pm-1:30pm CST

If you’re struggling with messages of not being enough, or the value of little actions – especially in your professional life – you’re not alone. I’m not embarrassed to say that I struggled immensely with feeling valued as “just” a teacher – not living a glorious life traveling on tea adventures to the fields every few weeks, or receiving academic accolades or adjunct university teaching – for well over 15 years of my teaching career. I looked to external validation that I was worthy, constantly. This toxic belief just wrecked me and took heavy excavation to root out. 

Our special guest this month, to teach on this very subject, is Jen Delos Reyes.

Her workshop centers on minimizing professional practice (whoa!), and making room for artistic practice on a human level. She’ll incorporate activities that will ask attendees to shift their creative practices toward personal meaning, value, and sustainability. As tea people – those who love and seek to share the quiet intimacy and nuanced smallness of tea – this is some of the most important inner work that we can do to preserve our way of life. Come join us for this nourishing, sustaining, radical practice of reclaiming!

** Recording will be provided for all ticketed attendees, so if you can’t join us live, be sure to sign up to receive the recording. **

More about Jen’s experience… (read more)

In addition to the workshop itself, Jen will also share her own personal experience transitioning from her large-scale organizing work with Open Engagement – an international conference on socially engaged art – to making a practice at the scale of her life at Garbage Hill Farm, an urban farm in a post-industrial corridor in Chicago’s McKinley Park. The farm is committed to organic regenerative farming practices, closed loop production, and the elimination of single use plastics in distribution.Their CSAA (Community Supported Art / Agriculture program) and product sales are what help provide the funding to support the project. The farm is also home to chickens, birds, rescue chihuahuas Mei-Mei and MoMo, and twin goats, Bucky and G.O.A.T.


Jen’s Bio:
Jen Delos Reyes is a ‘farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts,’ educator, writer, and radical community arts organizer. She is defiantly optimistic, a friend to all birds, and proponent that our institutions can become tender and vulnerable. Delos Reyes is currently in Chicago, IL where she is living at SIDE by SIDE, a future residency for BIPOC arts and culture leaders and artists to rest and rejuvenate, and cultivating Garbage Hill Farm, the onsite CSAA program that supports the endeavor. She is the Associate Director of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she works to promote arts education access at the city’s only public research university. 

REGISTER FOR SMALL IS ALL, LESS IS ENOUGH BELOW:

REDUCED TICKET – “SMALL IS ALL” WORKSHOP

This is our “Community Rate” ticket for folks with restricted financial means.

$15.00


STANDARD TICKET – “SMALL IS ALL” WORKSHOP

This is our standard rate ticket for this workshop. Paying this level supports the sustainability of this work.

$25.00



IN OCTOBER…

Activism for Introverts & Highly Sensitive People: Beyond the Basics

WITH SPECIAL GUEST, OMKARI WILLIAMS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 12pm-2pm CST

“Right now, the world is at a tipping point and we need the activism of all concerned global citizens.” – Omkari Williams

** OMKARI IS BACK! ** Being Tea welcomes back to the tea studio our friend, activism coach, speaker and writer, Omkari Williams.

For introverts and HSPs (highly sensitive persons), we feel the injustices of the world very deeply. And sometimes this can lead us to shut down right at the very moment when our particular way of communication is so very needed. The introspective nature of tea – itself historically growing at the crossroads of peace and conflict, liberation and suffering – can be our teacher for how embodied activism becomes the strength in our quiet. Omkari’s specialty is helping quiet activists find their place for making a difference without burning themselves out.

This is an all new “2.0 version” of her signature class, “Activism 101 for Introverts and HSPs,” which was held here at Being Tea last year. In this workshop, you can expect to practice making realistic, actionable plans for your activism, addressing needs for self-care and community connection, and tapping into bravery. More details coming soon!

** Recording will be provided for all ticketed attendees, so if you can’t join us live, be sure to sign up to receive the recording. **

REGISTER FOR ACTIVISM FOR INTROVERTS & HSP’s: BEYOND THE BASICS

REDUCED RATE TICKET – “Beyond the Basics” Workshop

This is our “Community Rate” ticket for folks with restricted financial means.

$25.00


STANDARD RATE TICKET – “Beyond the Basics” Workshop

This is our standard rate ticket for this workshop.

$35.00


SUSTAINING RATE TICKET – “Beyond the Basics” Workshop

Pay for yourself and support someone at the Reduced ticket or scholarship. Thank you for your generosity!

$45.00



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