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Being Tea Day Retreat: May Edition

SATURDAY MAY 23, 11am- 6pm CST

Being Tea Day Retreat is back for May! Our schedule will include tea sensory exploration workshops and guided tea meditation, sequenced to provide a balance of stimulating lift and relaxation. Our theme for May is summer and working with the energetic shift of the season.

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

**UPDATE 5/16 : Tea Kits are now sold out! Thank you for your support! For a limited number of tickets, I am able to provide a tea kit with a selection of the same teas that I’ll be using. (8-10 samples, 6-10g each tea.) Day tickets for the event are still available – See below for tickets.

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Tuesday Tea Meditation with Room to Breathe

Tuesdays, you can find me online with Room to Breathe – the integrated yoga and therapy practice where I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training. All of their yoga and meditation classes are now online, led by highly experienced teachers with psych-sensitive and trauma-informed training. Join me for two weekly tea meditation offerings:

8am-8:40am CST – Morning Tea Meditation
7pm-7:40pm CST – Evening Tea Meditation

These classes are $18 drop-in rate, with funds split between teachers and the studio.

NEW for Fridays! Tea & Contemplation

Starts Friday, May 15! 8am – 9am CST
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 of yogic philosophy and how we incorporate this into our daily life and coping toolbox. Each session finishes with Q&A and optional experience sharing, too. 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!

I’m also teaching for Tea Fest PDX – Portland’s annual tea festival!

Because the programming for the 2020 festival will be dramatically different (if the show is still able to be held at all), the 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.

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