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Being Tea Day Retreat

SATURDAY JULY 25, 11am-6pm CST

Being Tea Day Retreat is a full day of tea sensory exploration workshops and guided tea meditation, sequenced to provide a balance of stimulating lift and relaxation. Each month offers a new theme and new selection of workshop topics.

For more detailed information about Being Tea Day Retreats, including this month’s activity schedule, check out this page.


Tea & Contemplation

Every Friday, 8am – 9am CST (GMT -5)
Put the kettle on and come sit for tea and quiet “you time.”
Every Friday, you can join me and my dear friend, yoga teacher Adam Grossi, as we co-teach an ongoing practice of exploring inner world connections. Both tea and yoga come from rich traditions of contemplative practice, intended to be used in the home by everyday folks, and have much to offer for guiding us through choppy waters. We’ll start each session with guided tea meditation, then a sharing / discussion of contemplative philosophy and how we incorporate this into our daily life and coping toolbox. You can learn about Adam’s approach to teaching and experience here.

This practice is specifically designed to work with whatever tea you may have available already at home. No requisite study of either tea or formal meditation is needed to begin. Come as you are in this moment. These classes are $12, split between myself and Adam. If funds are an issue, please let me know and we’ll take care of you!


Take Being Tea classes LIVE with PDX Tea School: the online program for Portland’s annual tea festival!

With the cancellation of the 2020 PDX Tea Festival, show organizers have created an ongoing platform to feature regular festival presenters and tea vendors. This is an effort to help support small businesses (such as myself) who have been dramatically affected by the pandemic, which is deeply appreciated. Funds raised from tea classes also help support the tea festival so that it can return when public health conditions allow for larger social gatherings.

You can find my regular offerings with Tea Fest PDX – both live sessions and recordings from previous offerings – below. New events are being added every week, so subscribe to the festival newsletter and on social media to stay informed! My own class contributions so far have included Intro to Tea + Tea Culture, and Foundations of Brewing, Cold Brew Lab, and more.

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