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Wu De LA workshops and events
Oct
19
to Oct 22

Wu De LA workshops and events

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My teacher Wu De will be paying his annual visit to Los Angeles. We will be hosting him at AY^AM to teach a handful of linear workshops on tea. If you would like to dive deeper into the vast world of Cha Dao, please join us for one workshop or all! 

Workshops include:
Gong Fu Cha - Oct 19th 10am-12pm
Seven Genres of Tea - Oct 19th 4pm-6pm
Ten Qualities of a fine Tea  - October 20th 10am-12pm
Appreciating Puerh - October 20th 4pm-6pm
Community Tea at Unplug Meditation Studio - October 21st 2pm-4pm
Taiwanese Oolong  - October 22nd 10am-12pm
Liu Bao + Black Tea - October 22nd 4pm-6pm

 

Please visit Global Tea Hut to learn more about our community
And, visit Tea Sage Hut if you are interested in attending a 10 day course in Taiwan.

All donations from these events and workshops are non profit- They go toward facilitating Wu De's travels and to support the nonprofit center. 

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Community Tea with Wu De
Oct
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

Community Tea with Wu De

One of our favorite aspects of Tea is how it has the capacity to bring us all together. We have a chance to gather with old friends and meet new ones. So, to honor the spirit of this "Great Connector", please join us for a large community tea. We will start in silence, all sharing tea together, WuDe will then give a brief talk about the tradition and practice, with open space for questions to follow.  RSVP recommended as space is limited, but not required. Donations welcome at the door. All donations for this gathering will be offered to the building of our new tea meditation center in Taiwan, Light meets Life.

To donate please visit this link

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3 day Retreat Chile
Nov
3
to Nov 5

3 day Retreat Chile

Primera vez en Chile
Retiro Ceremonia del te ¨Cha Dao¨ con Baelyn Elspeth y sonidos de poder.

Cha Dao ¨El Camino del Té¨ es una práctica que proviene del antiguo linaje chino. Se ha utilizado desde su descubrimiento por los taoístas y sabios como una forma de medicina y una forma de cultivar la presencia despierta, sosteniendo largos estados de meditación. El té es un maestro de plantas, un espíritu de la naturaleza, manifestado a través de esta hoja y despertado por agua caliente. Utilizado en la ceremonia, es un baile entre los elementos, una exploración sensorial de la presencia, donde todo está conectado por el espacio. El té nos muestra exactamente donde estamos y exactamente lo que se necesita. Ella es una maestra graciosa, fuerte y compasiva. Cada ceremonia es completamente única por sí misma y profundamente conmovedora.
Uniremos esta ceremonia, junto con los sonidos y la confeccion de tu propio tambor de poder que nos conecte con el latido de Nuestra Madre Tierra, con el pulso ancestral. 
“La forma redonda del tambor representa al Universo, y su toque regular y fuerte es el pulso del Corazón que late en su Centro. Es como la voz del Gran Espíritu, y este sonido nos pone en movimiento y nos ayuda a comprender el misterio y el poder de todas las cosas”. 
El Tambor es el pulso del Corazón de la Tierra. La puerta de entrada para los mundos.

Ven a esta experiencia al rededor de la Ceremonia de Te , Yoga y Sonidos junto a Baelyn Elspeth.

Fecha:
3, 4 y 5 Noviembre . Luna Llena

Lugar: 
Conviento de lobos, Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu, Chile
Una semana antes del encuentro realizaremos un chat o grupo para compartir autos y datos de transportes.

-Debes enviar comprobante de deposito o confirmación de transferencia electrónica a danzaindigo@gmail.com .(Muy Importante!)

Espero conocernos pronto y compartir juntas en esta especial oportunidad!
Con Amor,
Giselle y Maca
Contacto:
whatsapp
+569 98719843
+569 99191093

 

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Earth Magic Retreat
Sep
28
to Oct 2

Earth Magic Retreat

Wild Medicine of the High Desert

with Baelyn Elspeth and Sophia Rose
+ food and nourishment by Jackie Rose

Sometimes the best medicine rests not in plant or stone, in human comfort or celestial embrace; sometimes the best medicine, the only medicine, is the that of Place. Immersing yourself in the womb of a canyon, lingering in the trickle of an icy stream around your ankles, watching the leaves unfurl their glory in Spring's slow procession--all of this and more is the medicine of the Land itself, of the Earth Herself. It is this felt experience which is more precious and healing than any single substance could ever be...

Please find full details at -  Earth Magic Retreat

**Currently this retreat is full. If you are interested in being added to our wait list, please submit and intention here

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"The Way of Tea"
Jul
14
to Jul 30

"The Way of Tea"

Tea Ceremony: Service and Reflection
A development of reverence for lineage

7 session sit (3 weekends)

As an "older student" of the leaf in the Los Angeles community I have watched this practice flow, inspire, and take off like wild fire. For practices and traditions to be passed on and preserved we must look to the well and source of wisdom from which they have flowed. As we look into that well of still water, there is an opportunity for it to reflect back to us where we are sitting and how we can grow. I serve this practice under a lineage which I have been initiated into and am fully dedicated to. I hold this responsibility with great honor and respect to my teacher and the teachers before him. Therefore, these are the roots that I hold true to in service...
The intention of this offering is to create a space for those that are inspired by tea as a daily practice to have an opportunity to return to an accessible source for reflection and a deeper understanding of the tradition. What are we serving? Why are we serving? How are we serving? 

**This is course is only offered to those that have already begun a daily practice with Tea. It is limited to a group of 6 and is full at this time. It will be an on going offering that expands with each year. If you are interested please send an intention message here

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Spirit Weavers Gathering 2017
Jun
1
to Jun 12

Spirit Weavers Gathering 2017

Our 5th year round and we now have a home in Oregon.  Again we are offerings 2 sessions, Sun and Moon, both of which I will be present for. I will be facilitating the Tea Temple space, which we have expanded, along with the help of a few others sisters. There will be our traditional 6am morning meditations and 2 late morning workshop offerings. You can also find my drumming and singing round the fire for song ceremony and all our communal opening and closing rituals.  For more details and information for future gatherings, please visit...

Spirit Weavers

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Spirit Weavers Presents
Mar
23
to Mar 27

Spirit Weavers Presents

Intimacy With Nature

Rewilding our heart connection through daily practice

Women's Retreat
March 23rd-27th in Kauai

Join myself and Kelsey Barrett as we gather together on the beautiful north shore of Kauai to cleanse our senses and elevate our receptivity through daily practice. Upon waking, we tune into being, and reconnect to the fundamental heart space of intimacy with our present moment. Through daily tea ceremony, sensory meditations, and ayurvedic based wellness practices, we open our hearts and clear our minds to deeply listen to messages from the natural world. We will explore the pristine nature of Kauai and connect to the ancient spirit of her land with a traditional water ceremony and a visit to a local tea farm. These combined experiences will enhance our ability to access the pleasure that arises in embracing nature as an extension of the self. Reawakening to our perfect expression as the elemental world

Organic and holistic meals provided by Chef Claire Ragozzino 

for full details and registration please visit:
http://consciouscityguide.com/intimacywithnature

 

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Wanderlust NZ
Feb
4
to Feb 5

Wanderlust NZ

I will be visiting New Zealand for the first time!

Join Global Tea Hut for Tea at Wanderlust NZ in Great Lake Taupo. I will be there assisting and helping my teacher WuDe serve Tea Ceremonies both Sat February 4th and Sunday the 5th.

Details- https://wanderlust.com/festivals/great-lake-taupo/

I will be staying on for another week or so, so-
Stay tuned for more offerings in the Auckland area

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Introduction to Cha Dao UK
Jul
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

Introduction to Cha Dao UK

Join me for my first offering in the UK
Intro to Cha Dao "The Way of Tea" Workshop 

 Here we explore the medicine of Tea as plant teacher; the spirit of Nature itself manifested through this Leaf, awakened by hot water. This ceremony is a dance between the elements, a sensory exploration of presence, where everything is connected by space. In this Introduction to Cha Dao, "The Way of Tea" we will begin by sharing Tea in silence, the space will then be opened for dialogue surrounding the practice of Tea ceremony; reflections, questions, and sharing. Duration is 3 hours...

Space is limited!
For full details and to register, please visit:

introduction to cha dao uk

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Tea + Tattoo Collaboration // London
Jul
25
to Jul 29

Tea + Tattoo Collaboration // London

Collaborative offering in London with traditional hand poke Tattoo artist Talia Migliaccio

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For thousands of years cultures all over the world have marked times of growth with rites of passage and ceremony. Our intention in this collaboration is to bring an awareness back to the importance of marking turning points in our lives consciously.

This is a personal ceremony and journey with the Self. We are here to witness this point in your life, utilizing our gifts as support to your transformation...

I will open the ceremony with Tea and silence, taking time to bring us all into the present moment, creating a space for harmony with the elements and each other. From there I open the space for us to all share reflections. Before we move into looking at symbols and placement, I will invite you to set intentions for what is relevant to your present moment growth or shift. Talia will then begin the artful process of working with symbols and markings, solidifying your intentions, and move into tattooing by traditional hand poked method.

Every ceremony is completely unique and different, though we have generally found it to be a deeply nourishing space for release, recognition, and reclamation.

We are also open to holding space for intimate couples, sisters, etc. If you are curious about sharing this ceremony with another, please let us know. 

For inquires please emails www.tattooandtea@gmail.com

 

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Of Light // Reykjavik, Iceland
Jul
23
to Jul 24

Of Light // Reykjavik, Iceland

I will be serving silent Tea ceremony in the Tjarnarbio Theatre on July 22nd an hour prior to the premiere "OF Light". Please join me between 7:30-8:30pm and then stay to see this incredible performance offering...  Details and ticket link below

"American artist Samantha Shay will premiere an original performance called OF LIGHT at Tjarnabio in Reykjavik, Iceland. The project was developed over several workshops in and Iceland after Shay traveled to Iceland for what would be the first of many. The extremities of the quality of light in the country sent her on a personal exploration of light and dark as representations of personal initiation, and how human beings are light bearers. Coincidentally, Shay created the piece based around a poem by Danielle Vogel, called A Library of Light, which was written on the cliffs of Arnastapi around the same time. As the piece developed, celebrated performance artist Marina Abramovic was drawn to Shay’s ideas for this project; particularly the human body as a light source, and how the human voice, both invisible and perceptible, could be a representation of light. This mentorship deepened Shay’s process, and the piece evolved from conventional devised theatre to a durational incantation of celestial rhythm, performed almost entirely in darkness, enveloping the audience in sound from all sides; creating Shay’s riskiest and aesthetically unprecedented offering in her young career (she turns 27 this June).

Teaming up with musicians KA RYYN, who composed original choral and electronic pieces, Paul Evans, who helms Sound Engineering and Sound Design, and Nini Julia Bang, who incorprorates and performs traditional music originating from Kurdistan, Georgia, and Sardinia, Shay has made sound the connective tissue of the piece, rearranging and challenging the value system of our kinaesthetic awareness in live performance. The piece also includes musical performances from Bedroom Community artist Jodie Landau, and New York based actor and vocalist Emily Jackson."

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Aged and Aging Tea
Jul
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Aged and Aging Tea

 

"Many people are surprised when they first hear that tea leaves can be specially aged to produce an even deeper tea, more rich in spirit and chi. In this workshop, Wu De will delve into the world of aged tea and explain it's evolution..."    

Space is limited! 
For full details, RSVP and to register, please visit this link:

Aged Tea

 

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Appreciating Puerh
Jul
8
9:30am 9:30am

Appreciating Puerh

I am hosting my teacher this July to share the first this a series of linear workshops

"This workshop journeys us to Yunnan, the southwest province of China, which is the birthplace of the magial genre of tea called 'Puerh'. Wu De will give a thorough introduction to puerh tea, both sheng and shou..."

Space is limited!
For full details, RSVP and registration, please visit:

Appreciating Puerh

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Intro to Cha Dao "The Way of Tea"
Jul
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Intro to Cha Dao "The Way of Tea"

So blessed to share that my teacher Wu De will be traveling from Taiwan this July and I will be organizing his first offerings in San Francisco. Please join us for an Introduction into this practice that has changed my life!

"It’s not always so easy being human, so we must develop healthy ways of living and cultivating our present moment awareness. In this workshop, Wu De introduces Tea as a practice and a Way of life.... "

Space is limited!
For full details RSVP and registration, please visit:

The Way of Tea

WuDe will also be sharing a series of linear workshops, including classes on Gong Fu Tea Ceremony, Aged Teas and more... Please take a moment to also view the other upcoming offerings as well. Look forward to sharing tea with you soon.

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Spirit Weavers Gathering
Jun
2
to Jun 12

Spirit Weavers Gathering

So blessed to be returning to Spirit Weavers for my 4th year! This year we have 2 back to back sessions, Sun and Moon, both of which I will be present for. I will be facilitating the Tea Temple space, which we have expanded, along with the help of a few others sisters. There will be our traditional 6am morning meditations and 2 late morning workshop offerings. This year the gathering is already full and sold out, but for more details and information for future gatherings, please visit...

Spirit Weavers

 

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Tea + Medicine Reading Ceremony
Dec
8
10:00am10:00am

Tea + Medicine Reading Ceremony

Tuesday December 8th at
Maha Rose:
97 Green Street, #G3, Brooklyn, NY 11222

with Deborah Hanekamp + Baelyn Elspeth

In this morning gathering, Deborah and Baelyn will join together to share their passions and gifts as way-showers of light.

Ceremony “The Way of Tea” 
Here we explore the medicine of Tea as plant teacher; the spirit of Nature itself manifested through this Leaf, awakened by hot water. This ceremony is a dance between the elements, a sensory exploration of presence, where everything is connected by space.

Medicine Reading

This deeply meditative ceremony includes distance healing and balancing through Icaros sacred medicine songs from the Peruvian Amazon. Following the healing spiritual guidance is offered, healing baths and life enhancing actions are prescribed for homework. Participants will be encouraged but not required to sing.
The past healed, the path cleared, intentions set and seen to fruition.
Bring a journal & pen


$90 pre-register | limited space: register here

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Intro to Cha Dao: "The Way of Tea"
Dec
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

Intro to Cha Dao: "The Way of Tea"

My first Tea workshop offering in New York city!
Hosted at Sky Ting Yoga

"Join Baelyn Elspeth as we explore the medicine of Tea as plant teacher; the spirit of Nature itself manifested through this Leaf, awakened by hot water. This ceremony is a dance between the elements, a sensory exploration of presence, where everything is connected by space.  We will experience an introduction to Cha Dao, "The Way of Tea" and will begin by exploring Tea in silence, which will be a time to quietly tune in to our inner and outer fields, and the spirit of the Tea Leaf. The space will then be opened for dialogue surrounding the practice of Tea ceremony; reflections, questions, and sharing."

Price: Sliding Scale suggested donation ($59 – $108)
Space Limited!  Register Here

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It's Time to Bloom
Oct
3
to Oct 4

It's Time to Bloom

Bloom is a 2 day yoga, music and inspirational speaker event in Downtown Edmonton, Canada, designed to inspire, create community, connect and celebrate LIFE. I will be sharing the practice of "Cha Dao" The Way of Tea over the course of the weekend. Please join me for opening and closing ceremonies and to sit for an Introduction to Tea. 

For more information on Bloom please visit here

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Heartbeat of the Mother Retreat
Sep
16
to Sep 20

Heartbeat of the Mother Retreat

5-DAY WOMEN'S RETREAT
Facilitated by Mila Redwood & Baelyn Elspeth

Join us for our annual women's retreat, as we journey into the heartbeat of the earth. Nestled in the ancient cedar forest, we will gather in a Circle of Creation to make our own drums, coming home to the rhythm of our heartbeat. Together we will honor the spirit of deer and red cedar tree, offering our gratitude to the bountiful earth for bringing our drums to life. Each participant will paint her own drum frame, prepare her own hide, and step through the portal of creation to awaken the power of song within. 

Together we will share a journey of rhythm and song, beginning with our offering to the spirit of deer and red cedar tree, the two earth-materials that are used to make our drums. We will paint, weave, and create our drums in Circle, as we share songs and stories, remembering our ancient ways. In the evenings, we will gather around the fire to weave our voices, inviting and igniting the power of song within. Each morning, we rise to the grounding ceremony of tea, sharing our intentions for the day ahead. On our final night, we bring our drums to life, connecting the rhythm of your drum to the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

For more information and to register, visit us here. 

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Soul Retrieval Ceremony with Maggie Harrsen
Sep
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Soul Retrieval Ceremony with Maggie Harrsen

Join us in Topanga on the New Moon for a day of healing - including a Soul Retrieval Ceremony w/ Maggie Harrsen, a nourishing, vegetarian meal in nature and a closing Tea Ceremony w/ Baelyn Elspeth. Come together as we support one another in community, as a soul family, coming home to the truth and divine essence that lives within us. Ceremony is open to 7 individuals (women + men). We will gently be held in a private studio in Topanga Canyon, surrounded by the serene presence of the wild Olive and Oak trees.

For more information on schedule, details and to register please visit:
Puakai Healing

 

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Spirit Weavers Gathering
May
14
to May 18

Spirit Weavers Gathering

So blessed to return to Spirit Weavers this year! I will once again be facilitating the Tea Temple space along with the help of a few others sisters. There will be morning meditations and an afternoon workshop offering. I will also be offering an Intuitive Sounds and Rhythms circle and helping facilitate the evening Song Weavers Circle with my dear sister Mila Redwood. This year the gathering is already full and sold out, but for more details and information for future gatherings, please visit...

 Spirit Weavers

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