Sado: Beginner I & II

Tea Ceremony Class
Thursday or Sunday Sessions

Expand upon your knowledge of the 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.

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.

2024-2025 Schedule

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

Dates

Beginner I

Thursdays, 2-week sessions:

2024 (Season 2023-2024)

  • Session 10: July 11 & 25
  • Session 11: September 12 & 26

2024 (Season 2024-2025)

  • Session 1: October 10 & 24
  • Session 2: November 14 & 21
  • Session 3: December 12 & 19

2025

  • Session 4: January 16 & 30
  • Session 5: February 6 & 20
  • Session 6: March 13 & 27
  • Session 7: April 10 & 17
  • Session 8: May 8 & 22
  • Session 9: June 5 & 12
  • Session 10: July 10 & 24
  • Session 11: September 11 & 25

Beginner II

Sundays, 2-week sessions*:

2024 (Season 2023-2024)

  • Session 10: July 7 & 21
  • Session 11: September 8 & 22

2024 (Season 2024-2025)

  • Session 1: October 6 & 20
  • Session 2: November 10 & 17
  • Session 3: December 8 & 15

2025

  • Session 4: January 12 & 26
  • Session 5: February 2 & 16
  • Session 6: March 9 & 23
  • Session 7: April 6 & 13
  • Session 8: May 4 & 18
  • Session 9: June 1 & 15
  • Session 10: July 6 & 20
  • Session 11: September 7 & 21


Class Details

Price

  • 2-week Session: $60 ($55 members)

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

Location

  • Seishin-an Tea House

Prerequisite

  • For all students – You must be able to sit in a seiza position (with knees bent and folded beneath the thighs) for 15-30 minutes in order to participate in this class.
  • *Sunday Beginner’s II class prerequisite – You must have already taken a Thursday beginner’s I class session or a workshop to attend Sunday classes.

Materials

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

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Yoshiko Hardick

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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