This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.

Students will have a chance to sit in the tatami room in seiza position (with knees bent and folded beneath the thighs).  It is not mandatory though.
Please wear white socks and long pants or long skirt to the workshop.



Jan. 19, 2019 (SOLD OUT) |Mar. 2, 2019 (previously Mar. 9) (SOLD OUT)

TIME 1:00pm—3:00pm
LOCATION Seishin-an Tea House

If you would like to be on a waiting list for a sold out session, please email Lisa Niven (Education Program Coordinator) at lniven@pbcgov.org to add your name. Let her know how many spaces you need and for which session(s).  If a space opens up she will contact you for registration.
Yoshiko Hardick – Sado (Tea) Instructor


Instructor Yoshiko Hardick is a native of Japan and is a certified teacher of the Omote Senke School of Tea. After studying under tea masters Atsuko Lefcourte and Chieko Mihori, she received her cha mei (instructor name) Soukou in 2009. Hardick has made a lifelong study of the tea ceremony with over 20 years of experience in the art of tea ceremony.

Guests (students) sit in seiza position while the host (tea instructor) makes the tea.