Adult Opportunities

Tea Meditation

Welcome winter with a meditative tea practice.

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Embrace the season’s change and nature’s invitation to slow down and turn inward, retreating to your inner self to welcome the abundance of simplicity and all that you already have. During this intimate session at The Morton Arboretum, participants will experience the transformation of the process of tea making into a meditation. The practice is inspired by the Chinese tea ceremony, known as gong fu cha, and incorporates elements of Zen philosophy, yogic philosophy, and Japanese tea culture.

Be prepared to sit for the majority of our practice. We will be tasting three separate, yet related, teas.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Titi Joerres, yoga instructor

Age: 16 and older

Course number: WELL060

Titi Joerres, yoga instructor

Titi Joerres has been a dedicated student of yoga since the early 2000s and has learned to apply yoga in all aspects of her life, on and off the mat. She has a master’s degree in education and yoga certification (over 500 hours). She is nearing completion of qi gong training. She is known for her terrible dad jokes and her childlike spirit, and the space she creates allows students to be playful, let go, and connect to their true selves. At the same time, her calm demeanor invites students to slow down and embrace the beauties of life through simplicity. Mentored by Gabriel Halpern, Chicago’s “Grandfather of Yoga,” she aspires to stay true to yoga’s original roots by finding ways to incorporate all eight limbs of yoga in class. She goes above and beyond to ensure that all students have access to yoga practices regardless of background, in hopes that all students walk away with their most authentic selves.

What to Know

Bring a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion to sit on.

Program Schedule

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Founder’s Room, Thornhill Education Center


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