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Sat, 13 Apr

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St. Mary's Church

Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop (£18)

This delightful workshop limited to 6 participants will be focused on sounds and rhythms of the tearoom, and how we use our core for movement and expression - a theme inspired by the Taiko festival.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop (£18)
Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop (£18)

Time & Location

13 Apr 2024, 11:00 – 13:00

St. Mary's Church, Main St, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UJ, UK

About the event

This delightful workshop limited to 6 participants will be focused on sounds and rhythms of the tearoom, and how we use our core for movement and expression - a theme inspired by the Taiko festival. In Japanese Tea Ceremony the sounds are an essential component to which we remain attentive throughout. A practical hands on introduction to these aspects of chado involving the choreography and movement of guests and host, the fukusa, silk cloth, and whisking tea for each other. The giving, receiving and mindfulness. All implements, matcha tea and wagashi sweets are provided.

This workshop will be led by Anni Whitehead

Anni has been a dedicated student and practitioner for over 23 years. She discovered Chado in Aberdeen in 2000, leading to a visit to Japan in 2005. Anni has a four and half mat tea space in her home, in Scotland. She offers experiences, demonstrations and learning at home and away. She regularly hosts people for a bowl of tea or chakai and hosted her first chaji for hatsugama last year. She has led the tea experience at the annual Japan Day Aberdeen since 2010.

Anni practices weekly via zoom with her wonderful Belgian teacher Thierry Geerinckx and the brilliant Hiroko Mega of Nagoya. Anni is always learning something in chado and enjoys the wealth of cultural knowledge that tea practice brings to her life.

Chado, the way of tea, has had a wonderful impact on Anni’s life. It brings together many practices which she has developed and worked in such as; hospitality, cooking, craft, design and performance with the spiritual practices of awareness, respect, peace, friendship and calmness.

First attending the 5 day intensive seminar in Belgium in 2017 and through that the precious and inspiring link to Michiko Nojiri Sensi. Anni has attended these twice yearly 5 day seminars in Europe since then, enriching her practice further. Her interest in tea continues to flourish.

“World peace through a cup of tea” Hounsai Daisosho, XV grandmaster, Urasenke Tea Foundation, Kyoto

Tickets

  • Tea Ceremony Workshop

    £18.00
    +£0.45 service fee
    Sale ended

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