Fall Beginner Class
Basics of Omotesenke Chanoyu
in five sessions
Wednesdays: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
Fee $125+GST/ 5 classes, no drop-ins
Limited to 6 students. Minimum 3 or class will be cancelled.
This class will be conducted in English and is appropriate for beginning students interested in the history and cultural context of tea in Japan who want to acquire a basic understanding of matcha tea preparation.
Students will learn fundamentals of the Way of Tea in the Omotesenke style, including proper etiquette for guests, how to move around in the tea room, basic Japanese phrases for serving and receiving tea, and how to handle utensils when preparing tea. No prior knowledge of tea ceremony or Japanese language is required.
Each session will include a lecture-style component as well as hands-on participation in a tea ceremony with matcha tea and Japanese sweets. Sessions are held in a traditional tatami room.
Instructor: Maiko Behr, certified Omotesenke regional instructor (表千家地方講師)
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
or register online here: REGISTRATION
Classes now meet on two Mondays per month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. New students are always welcome. Please join us for a meditative break from the everyday hustle and bustle. For details, see: Calligraphy
August 14 (calligraphy and tea)
September 11 (with tea), 25 (calligraphy only)
SaBi Tea Arts is managed by Maiko Behr, a translator specializing in Japanese arts and certified instructor of Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) in the Omotesenke tradition.