Have you ever been to a tea ceremony?

I experienced my first one yesterday. Firstly we gathered around and observed how to make the perfect brew while listening to the legendary tales of how each tea was born. IMG_0702 (1)IMG_0695
We passed around the leaves and smelled their different aromas- green tea, oolong and jasmine. Sipping from tiny little cups we focused on the meditative aspect of drinking tea.
It was a really nice learning experience, although I have to admit I was a little sad to learn that I haven’t been drinking real tea all my life, “just dust!”
The ceremony closed with a gentle meditation and some beautiful basuri music. What more could you want- chai and music shared with friends in the mountains.. Am I dreaming?!

Following on this morning we started with the first of the student practical examinations and followed with some aerial yoga. IMG_0742

Angelica Carnell

Angelica was born and raised as an islander off the coast of Ireland and moved to Australia at the age of 17 with her family where she finished her education. She views yoga as a way to make peace with the mind and body and to help treat real modern day anxieties that become such huge obstacles in our lives.

All points of view are welcome, even contradictory ones ? All we expect is that you put your point across in a civil manner.

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