“To be” is to inter-be. You cannot just be by yourself alone. You have to inter-be with every other thing.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Why Tea matters

I’ve come to view tea – practicing, learning, sharing and teaching – to be one of humanity’s most powerful connectors.

What do we mean by “practicing tea”? How does one practice a drink? The whole truth is, tea is so much more than a beverage – it is a very ancient culture, a way of life, and a contemplative study. When we tap into this by sitting down and mindfully preparing and drinking tea, we honor our connection to the earth, to nature, to humanity, and to ourselves. However we are that day, all with compassion.

Tea touches all of your senses, supporting body, intellect and emotion. Tea practice teaches us to be vulnerable as we sit in the present moment, and witnesses our being listened to. Tea is a philosophy, and one that can serve us very well in stressful, intense times especially.

Being Tea means removing barriers to understanding

My own practice is informed by nearly two decades of immersion in the professional world of tea, from garden to cup, as a teacher grounded in adult learning principles, with a unique focus on accessibility issues and trauma-informed support. I make tea and practice accessible to teachers and students alike.

Here’s how you can work or study with me:

Being Tea Class Membership

CLASS MEMBERSHIP: Become a Being Tea member and practice with both recorded and live, interactive classes anytime you like! More than 100 self-guided courses available. LEARN MORE

TEACHER TRAINING: A first of its kind program: Teacher Training, for Tea! Expansive 7 month professional development course for taking your tea study or business to a deeper level. All online! LEARN MORE

CUSTOM WORKSHOPS: With nearly two decades of teaching and training experience, Being Tea is proud to offer accessible tea education and experiences for businesses of all sizes. LEARN MORE

My current weekly public classes (online):

Never underestimate the power of rest for your body and mind. These weekly offerings are for creating space and supporting the whole of you!


QUIET TEA SUNDAYS just might become your much-needed weekly reset time. Featuring guided tea meditation and plenty of time for held silence. Think of this like restorative yoga, but with tea. The idea is to do much less than we normally do, and give our nervous systems a break. Drop-ins and monthly passes are both offered.



TEA & CONTEMPLATION is co-created with my Friday teaching partner – artist, writer, yoga teacher Adam Grossi. Half tea meditation, half shared discussion, and sometimes readings, around teachings both contemporary and ancient. This is a space for clearing the mental cobwebs.


Check out more live events happening every month here: BEING TEA LIVE EVENTS

My testimonials page shares just some of the stories from individuals who have worked with me over the years.