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Here’s what’s coming up next in the Being Tea studio…
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We’ll have more multi-day immersive programming like Summer School coming again this fall.
COMING IN AUGUST
Unpacking the Myth of Neutrality in Education
with Being Tea guest speaker, Alex Shevrin Venet
August 19, 6:00-7:30pm CST
Is education actually “neutral” – or supposed to be, even? Where do we receive messages that removing social, mental, political, historical concerns from spaces of knowledge sharing is what really serves students best? Should educators avoid “taking sides” and expressing perspective on issues of justice? How – and why – should we break ourselves free from these limiting policies and outdated “polite” habits? What tools of exploration can we use to empower ourselves to do better for our communities?
In August, Being Tea invites special guest Alex Shevrin Venet – author, trauma-informed educator, and professional development facilitator – for an interactive discussion about the morality of positioning ourselves as neutral in our education spaces. Her first book, “Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education,” was recently published this spring.
Alex’s work has been hugely influential here in Being Tea over the last few years, specifically in our 7-month teacher training program. So, it’s a tremendous honor for me to welcome her to the tea space!
This talk, while geared toward enthusiasts and followers of tea, is very much open to anyone not directly connected to tea, as these are lessons which can apply to all educational fields. In fact, that’s the specific purpose of inviting Alex here: Because while she works in classroom education, this important work has so many clear and obvious through lines to other areas, if only we can open our eyes to see it.
Tickets for this event are sliding scale for accessibility. Please note this is a live event only (no recording is provided).
Choose ticket option for Unpacking the Myth of Neutrality in Education :
REDUCED RATE – Unpacking the Myth of Neutrality
STANDARD RATE – Unpacking the Myth of Neutrality
SUSTAINING RATE – Unpacking the Myth of Neutrality
ON BREAK FOR SUMMER, BUT BACK THIS AUTUMN…
Being tea x animalltea sunday meditation
COMING THIS FALL: Last Sunday every month, 12pm-1:30pm US CST/ 18:00-19:30 GMT
Join us the last Sunday of every month for a guided community tea meditation in partnership with Animalltea, supporting our friends in conservation and environmental stewardship. Based in the UK, Animalltea is a different kind of tea company: With their every business decision, this small team asks themselves, “Will this action hurt animals or help them?” ALL profits from Animalltea sales go vetted organizations supporting wildlife conservation.
Tickets for this monthly gathering are $10 and available directly through Animalltea at this link. While this space is specifically dedicated as a place of healing and respite for conservationists, all are welcome to attend.
QUIET TEA SUNDAYS
EVERY SUNDAY, 9am – 10:15am CST
Quiet Tea Sunday is, as the name implies, a space for enjoying some silence. A space for reconnecting with yourself and with your tea. No demands for your time, attention, performative actions. Purely restorative. Self-care. This weekly offering includes guided tea meditation, plus exploration into practices that help anchor us in the present moment and stability. In this space, you can expect to experience different nuances of meditation practice with tea, guided yoga nidra style relaxation, breathwork, personal (non-shared) journaling, and supported silence. Sessions also include group sharing time for community support and integration of our self-care.
For attendees who sign up for a month pass, you also have access to class recordings for all sessions that current month – even if you sign up a few weeks in! The month pass is also a great option to practice at alternative times on your own, if attending live doesn’t always work for you.
REGISTER FOR QUIET TEA SUNDAY
Quiet Tea Sunday – SINGLE TICKET
This is for one class, live only (no recording). I’ll email you to confirm which date you would like to attend!
Quiet Tea Sunday – MONTH PASS
This includes all sessions for the current month. Plus recordings of any sessions you miss, too!
Tea & Contemplation
EVERY FRIDAY, 8am – 9am CST
Every Friday, you can join me and my dear friend, yoga teacher Adam Grossi, as we co-teach an exploration of 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 themed, guided tea meditation, then a reading/sharing of poetry, essays, or philosophical writing, and discussion for how we incorporate this into our daily life and coping toolbox. Each month centers in a specific theme or topic.
Class payment is sliding scale (suggested $1 – $20). Monthly packages to take a whole series are also available. If lack of funds hold you back from practice, let us know and we’ll get you in.
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