Sado: Beginners Sundays

Tea Ceremony Class

Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.

All students must be able to sit in seiza position (with knees bent and folded beneath the thighs) for 15-30 minutes in order to participate in this class.

Tea ceremony

2019-2020 Schedule

  • Days: Sundays, 2-week sessions
  • Time: 10:15am – 12:15pm

Please Note: Registration for weekend classes closes at 4pm the Friday prior to the first class of each session. Example: Session 1: Oct. 8, 15 (Registration would close Friday, Oct. 6 at 4pm).

  • Session 1:October 6, 13
  • Session 2: November 10, 17
  • Session 3: December 8, 15
  • Session 4: January 5, 26
  • Session 5: February 2, 16
  • Session 6: March 1, 15
  • Session 7: April 19, 26
  • Session 8: May 3, 17
  • Session 9: June 7, 14
  • Session 10: July 12, 19

Class Details

Price

  • 2-week Session: $55 ($50 members)

Note: Class sessions run 2-weeks and are purchased as a “session only,” not individual classes.

Location

  • Seishin-an Tea House

Prerequisite

  • None for beginners, but you must be able to sit seiza position (with knees bent and folded beneath the thighs) for 15-30 minutes in order to participate in this class. *Intermediate courses offered on Sundays only and requires approval by the instructor before registering.

Materials

  • Please wear white socks and long pants or long skirt to the workshop. Sandals or slip-on shoes only.

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Yoshiko Hardick was born in Sasebo, Japan. From the time she was young, Hardick had been fascinated by traditional Japanese arts like Sado (tea ceremony), Nichibu (traditional dance) as well as a passion for classical ballet.

After getting married, Hardick moved to the U.S. and started her lifelong study of the tea ceremony. She spent over 20 years studying under tea masters Atsuko Lefcourte and Chieko Mihori and received her cha mei (instructor name) Soukou in 2009. In 2012, she became a certified instructor of the Omote Senke School of Tea in Kyoto, Japan. As with any Japanese traditional art form, it is a lifetime of learning and she continues her own study as well as teaching others.

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