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 CST
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.
How can you attend Quiet Tea Sundays?
October 2022 Program Note: Currently, Quiet Tea Sundays is only available to Being Tea members, due to maintaining the cohesiveness for regular attendees in our space with sensitive health and emotional needs right now. In the future, the space may be open to drop-in students from the general public. Thank you for your understanding. If you’re interested in our guided tea meditation programing here at Quiet Tea Sundays, either recordings or live in group practice, please consider joining Being Tea as a member. We would love to see you here!
To join a session of Quiet Tea Sundays, please email me at email@example.com and I will send you information. A drop-in ticket is $12 and only available for live attendance, not recorded.
Quiet Tea Sundays is an included benefit for our Being Tea membership community. This includes all live sessions and recording library. So after you attend a session with us, if you think you would like to practice more often – plus explore other classes relating to tea learning – consider becoming a Being Tea member!
On the last Sunday of each month, we host a “silent session,” 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, I do not offer tickets to Quiet Tea Sundays on these dates.
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 if you’re attending live – 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 / healing circle after the guided portion, for community support and integration of the practice. (** this portion 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) 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.