A space for reconnecting with yourself and with Tea
No demands for your time and attention. Just purely restorative tea meditation and self-care.
Quiet Tea Sundays | Weekly 9-10am U.S. Central
In Quiet Tea Sundays, you’ll experience different nuances of a living meditation practice with tea, including guided yoga nidra-style relaxation, breathwork, personal journaling, and supported silence. Practices that help anchor us in the present moment and stability. Each month centers on a seasonal theme for reflection.
No prerequisite study of either tea or formal meditation is needed to begin. Everything is very beginner friendly and fully guided. Just come as you are in this moment.
About Quiet Tea Sundays
SESSION STRUCTURE :
Each session is fully guided, and you’re welcome to tune into as much of this as is helpful for you. There’s no need to rush to keep pace with anything, we go very slow. You also don’t need to keep your camera on for practice – this is your time, so be in the way that is comfortable for you.
If you’re joining us for the live session, we also hold space for group sharing, discussion, and “lazy rest” time after the guided practice, both for community support and integration of the practice. (Note: The guided practice portion of Quiet Tea Sundays is recorded. Only my camera and audio is taped during this time; our community time at the end is not recorded.)
PREPARING THE TEA :
Quiet Tea Sundays is structured to work with whatever teas you currently have available. Throughout the seasons, I do offer recommendations for folks who are interested in tailoring their practice to the season, but the structure allows for whatever you wish to bring.
For most classes, we use the bowl method – a versatile and very accessible traditional way of enjoying tea.
Just a pinch of loose leaf tea + hot water in an open mug or small bowl with no strainer necessary.
Usually once a month, we work with other traditional ways of brewing, such as a gaiwan (seen on the table photo above) or other teapot. However, you’re also welcome to stick with bowl brewing, too. Information is emailed in advance.
We prepare tea together during the session in real time, so simply just have your kettle heating just before you come sit down for practice and you’ll be all set.
How can you attend Quiet Tea Sundays?
Quiet Tea Sundays is part of our Being Tea membership program.
– Membership with Being Tea is on a self-select sliding scale, $10-$30/month, all classes included.
– This includes all live group sessions of Quiet Tea Sunday (hosted on Zoom), plus our recording library, which contains three years of recorded practices.
– Membership also includes monthly tea education classes and guest speaker sessions, in addition to the Quiet Tea program.
From time to time, we also offer community “Invite-a-Friend” Open House events, where Being Tea members can invite public guests to the space to enjoy Quiet Tea sessions with us.
At this time, I don’t currently offer drop-in tickets for Quiet Tea Sundays, although if you’re interested to join us for a session, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can assist you. (single session tickets are $15)
Note: On the last Sunday of each month, we host a “silent practice,” which is a mostly unguided space for reflection and personal practice with this month’s theme. Everyone is doing their own tea or other practice, such as rest or journaling, during this time. For this reason, we don’t offer first time drop-in’s for last Sunday dates.