(CO)Create a mindful way of living – starting from a Tea Ceremony
Appreciating the way of nature and the most simple things in life, through a mindful, meditative and yet fluid Tea Ceremony that we call ‘Cha Dao’ rooted in ancient China (5000+ years of history). This is the power of making a conscious ritual in our times, that after experiencing the realness in it, we know we can always come back to this present place to just be and relax.
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness
Fluid Tea Events for All Occasions, All Backgrounds:
PRIVATE SESSION (<5)
For the private Tea Ceremony (ancient Kung-fu Style), Leila will present specially selected tea (Oolong or Pu’er) and guide you through a meditation that cultivates mindful process and fluid flow in a harmonious atmosphere that improves our taste bud and all the senses, health and soul. Fresh sweets will be paired to enhance the taste of the tea. Perfect for deepening your own mindful practice or celebrating special occasions with your loved ones.
(Location: Leila’s home in Amsterdam)
GROUP GATHERING (10-30)
It gets better when we are together. Tea brings people together heart-to-heart and opens up more safe space for more possibilities, that’s why the ceremony is often combined with other mindful and creative practices such as Arts, Yoga, Breath work and Plant Medicine. We have the vision to build a community where conscious events are co-created with tea as the opening. Monthly donation-based events available for everyone.
(Various Locations: Nature, Kokopelli, Odessa)
TEAM BUILDING (5-20)
With the world getting more chaotic, businesses getting more back to normal and us getting busier around the clock, a tea ceremony is a gentle way to reconnect among colleagues to find the common ground – it’s relaxing, interactive, recharging and meaningful. Your team will embark on a serene journey with a guided meditation through tea that leaves them calmer, more focused, and more able to face the challenges of everyday life as well as professionally.
(Location at your choice: Offices, Event Space)
1:1 Coaching in Mindfulness
To explore the Dao/Tao of nature and how to feel more present and alive, through a balanced integration of practicing mindfulness (Yin) and following your intuition to create something meaningful to you (Yang). It’s not about achieving. It’s not about ‘doing nothing’. Leila is happy to share her own transitions fluidly among different sides (East + West, Reality + Spirituality, Everything + Nothing). Supported by her own gift and her self-reflective faith with inspiration from her roots (Chinese, American). Plant Medicine, Tea and Arts as the main channels have everything she feels passionate about – mindfulness, senses, spirituality, history, creation, connection and more.
Online Courses – The Art of Tea
To make tea, tea ceremonies and the spirit of tea and plants available to more people, you can find online courses – they are live, interactive, peaceful and personal. You will learn how to start your own tea practice or ritual, how to listen to tea and nature/Dao, how to integrate your mindful tea relationships to daily life. We will explore how we can create moments of deep connection and why they are incredibly important if we want to live life more lively, with joy and passion, with deep intimacy. The more we pause and deeply listen, the more grace, compassion and gratitude will fill our souls. Including access to free monthly community tea sits where we sip, share and connect.
Ancient Pu’er Tea Ceremony with Handpan Sound Journey
Mar 26, 2023
15:00 PM – 17:00 PM
You are invited for an ancient Pu’er Tea Ceremony and a Handpan Sound Journey on Sun, Mar 26 from 15-17 at the beautiful yurt of Mahara in Amsterdam. This is specially for those who are interested to explore traditional and natural healing tea and medicines, in a ritual for connection, health benefits and soul with live music by DJ/Musician Leela. The theme of this ceremony is around Pu’er Tea from Old Tea Trees from Yunnan, China with lots of ancient wisdom behind. It’s also known for its health benefits and heart-warming effect.
Elemental Micro-dosing Tea Ceremony with Embodiment/Yoga
Apr 29, 2023
11:00 AM – 13:00 PM
Beautiful beings, we’re excited to invite you for our first elemental (water) Micro-dose (psilocybine) Tea Ceremony and a Yoga Flow on April 29 from 11-13 in Kokopolli, at the beautiful heart of Amsterdam overlooking the peaceful canal water. This is the second edition focusing on the element of the fire in our monthly sequence of micro-dosing events/elements. This event is specially created with the powerful new moon energy to connect deeper via the plant medicine and natural elements. This combination evolved from exploring different ancient practices, the passion for mindful living and expanding our consciousness through plant medicine and sacred movements. We enjoy supporting each other and co-creating a healthy, mindful and loving lifestyle.
Fluid Art Workshop ‘Flower Power’ and Tea Ceremony
Lisart Studio, Amsterdam
May 14, 2023
15:00 PM – 17:00 PM
Spring Special ‘Flower Power’ Happy to invite you for another unique, creative and meditative collaboration of Art + Tea on May 14 from 15-17 at Lisart Studio at the heart of Amsterdam. Let’s have fun and rest together with a mindful Tea Ceremony, make art with creative freedom through ‘Flower Power’. With their connection to nature, blooming flowers in Spring have always been a symbol of the new season and the uprising abundance, full of power and beauty at the same time. Being creative is freedom! As fluid art is a free format of using your intuition and free expressions (guidance will be provided), so no previous art experience is required, just bring your authentic self and an open attitude.
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Leila is a certified ‘tea master’ for a variety of Tea Ceremonies such as Kung-fu, Matcha, Meditative, and fluid styles. She also has many years of experience in plant medicine and plant-based segments. You can often find her facilitating tea ceremonies/journeys and co-creating a safe place with other mindful practices like yoga, sound journeys and intuitive arts. She has a mixed background of both the East and the West, and have transformed herself from living the corporate life into a sustainable lifestyle doing and offering what she loves. She felt drawn to bridge her vision connecting both sides (reality and spirituality) in her own ways to make the world a slightly better place. She loves sharing her vision to exchange our gifts (her gift is the mindful aliveness), and integrating the ancient wisdom and her rooted traditions into a mindful yet grounded lifestyle.
She guide curious souls into the Way Of Nature (Dao/Tao). Through Cha Dao (tea ceremonies), plant medicine, co-created mindful practices, carefully curated courses and 1:1 integration couching. She helps others feel and practice the art of living mindfully and experience the connection to the simple joy of being. She creates a safe and connected space to find presence and savour the moment.
“Life changing experience! This is our first time doing meditation + tea rituals and a new door have just opened for us! Awesome meditation session! After the first breathing exercise my husband and I already feel so relaxed! The room is absolutely beautiful and Leila and her partner are such welcoming hosts – her partner even played us some tunes on his hand pan!! Definitely will recommend!”`
— Melina, for the Private Tea Ceremony
“I had the good fortune of participating at Leila’s tea ceremony and it was a very recharging and reconnecting experience. It really brought mindfulnes and awareness and made me enjoy the present moment so much. You do not only enjoy tea but also a taste of oriental culture. Leila is a wonderful human and the perfect person to guide you through this experience. She is full of good vibes and her voice is soft and soothing. I recommend this experience with Leila!”
— Andrei, for the Group Tea Ceremony
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