Experience a nourishing creative day in the valley of the moon (Ojai, California).
We will start this creative immersion with a Cha Dao Tea Ceremony to ground and connect to our creative essence. This day was designed with the intention of cultivating creativity and awakening our conscious selves. We will flow from ceremony to creative practice and end with a community reiki and sound circle.
THIS RETREAT IS FOR…
Anyone who desires to cultivate creativity, nourish, & connect to nature/self/community.
– Welcome Circle (11:30 am)
– Cha Dao Tea Ceremony (12-1 pm)
– Organic Plant-Based Lunch (1-2 pm)
– Creative Ritual: Plants for Creativity (2 -3 pm)
– Reiki Sound Bath (3 – 4pm)
– Closing Circle
WHAT IS CHA DAO TEA CEREMONY
‘Cha’ means tea and ‘Dao’ means way. Cha Dao is the Way of Tea and you will experience one of the methods of serving and drinking tea called, Bowl Tea Ceremony. Tea from old-growth teas consumed in ceremony is a practice of meditation and connection to the plant spirit, Camellia Sinensis. During and after the ceremony, you can experience profound insights, clarity, compassion, and creativity.
This practice stems from Zen and Chinese tea ceremony roots made accessible through the Global tea tradition and organization based in Taiwan called Global Tea Hut.
PLANTS & HERBS FOR CREATIVITY WORKSHOP
This is an introductory creative herbalism workshop developed by Kristine Lo to cultivate creativity and connection to plant spirit. In this workshop, you’ll learn to connect to plants as spirit, activate your creativity, and create your own custom herbal tea. All supplies will be included.
Kristine Lo is a Conscious Creative Director, UCLA-MARC Trained Mindfulness Facilitator, & Halamanist (Filipinx Herbalist). She uses her gifts of intuitive guidance and creative channeling to inspire and ignite people’s inherent creativity.
We will gather together for a family-style meal eating organic plant-based Asian & Filipino dishes to nourish. Inspired by Kristine’s Filipinx culture and in collaboration with a Vegan Chef.
REIKI & SOUND CEREMONY
Tara Fiorenza is a Reiki Master and a graduate of the Modern School of Mystics. Tara uses Reiki Holy Fire, Sound and Shamanic wisdom to facilitate energy clearing and healing. In this sacral activation, Tara will focus on the sacral energy center to increase creativity and child-like joy through a Holy Fire Reiki healing circle and sound activation.
DAY RETREAT TICKET INCLUDES
Tea Ceremony, Organic Plant-Based Lunch, Herbal Workshop + Supplies, Sound Bath, & Gift Bag (Products from Local Conscious Brands).
Retreat does not include transportation to the retreat venue or accommodations in Ojai, California. If you would like recommendations for stays in Ojai, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$177 Early bird
$222 After 8/14
Address & waiver will be sent after purchase of the ticket. You will also be sent an electronic event waiver to be signed and returned prior to the start of the event.
COMMUNITY HEALTH & SAFETY
By signing up and attending the event by Kristine Lopez on August 27th, 2022, I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and its capacity to transmit from person to person through respiratory droplets. The CDC and many other public health authorities recommend practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings while in public. I voluntarily attend this event in Ojai, California and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk of exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread while attending the event.