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.
- Days: Thursdays or Sundays, 2-week sessions
- Time: 10:15am – 12:15pm
Thursdays, 2-week sessions:
- Session 1: October 13 & 27
- Session 2: November 3 & 17
- Session 3: December 8 & 15
- Session 4: January 5 & 19
- Session 5: February 9 & 23
- Session 6: March 16 & 30
- Session 7: April 13 & 27
- Session 8: May 11 & 25
- Session 9: June 1 & 15
- Session 10: July 13 & 27
- Session 11: September 14 & 28
Sundays, 2-week sessions*:
- Session 1: October 9 & 23
- Session 2: November 6 & 13
- Session 3: December 4 & 18
- Session 4: January 15 & 29 (Beginners class canceled)
- Session 5: February 5 & 19
- Session 6: March 12 & 26
- Session 7: April 2 & 23
- Session 8: May 7 & 21
- Session 9: June 4 & 25
- Session 10: July 9 & 23
- Session 11: September 10 & 24
- 2-week Session: $60 ($55 members)
Note: Class sessions run 2 weeks and are purchased as a “session only,” not individual classes.
- Seishin-an Tea House
- 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 class prerequisite – You must have already taken a Thursday beginner’s class session or a workshop to attend Sunday classes.
- For workshops click here
- 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 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.