Put the kettle on...

Tea & Contemplation is a podcast for building a personal introspection practice, with tea + yogic philosophy as our guide.

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Published on:

10th Sep, 2021

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20th Aug, 2021

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About the Podcast

Tea & Contemplation
Tea & Contemplation is a podcast + practice space for exploring our inner world, through the lens of tea and yogic philosophy.


Every episode begins with a real time guided meditation with tea, followed by discussion on this month's themed topic of exploration. Your hosts are artist, writer and yoga teacher, Adam Grossi, and tea educator, tea contemplative practitioner, and founder of Being Tea, Suzette Hammond. We're here for anyone who is curious about meditation and is craving quiet thinking time and space to process emotions.


The weekly live studio session - which you can learn more about and attend by visiting the link below - is hosted Fridays at 8am CST, and includes a private (unrecorded) group sharing/healing circle for community support. Visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/teaandcpodcast for details.


NOTES FOR PREPARING THE TEA:

- We use the bowl method, a versatile and very accessible traditional method for enjoying tea, for every session.

- Just a pinch of loose leaf tea + hot water in an open mug or small bowl with no strainer necessary. (This appears on the podcast cover art.)

- We brew tea together during the session in real time, so simply just have your kettle heating just before you come sit down for practice and you’ll be all set.
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About your hosts

Adam Grossi

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Adam Grossi is a visual artist, writer, and a yoga teacher. He uses “he/him” pronouns. Adam’s work is a combination of creative and therapeutic methods that draw equally on tradition and intuition. In addition to co-hosting Tea & Contemplation he leads yoga classes and workshops, and co-hosts a weekly Drawing Party on Zoom with artist Tim Nickodemus. He is on the faculty of the psych-sensitive teacher training program at Room to Breathe. In 2014 he published his first book, Wind Through Quiet Tensions, which explores the therapeutic potential of yoga in relation to his lifelong journey with bipolar disorder. Adam lives in Chicago, never far from the lake.

Suzette Hammond

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Suzette Hammond (‘Sooz’) is the founder of Being Tea and an award-winning tea educator, professional sensory skills trainer, and tea contemplative practitioner. Sooz uses "they" and "she" pronouns. Their nearly two decades of teaching experience includes working with leading tea companies, corporate clients, trade organizations and non-profits across the US and internationally, as well as teaching online. Sooz is also a certified trauma informed yoga and meditation teacher, and has been teaching tea meditation since 2010, blending together two deeply therapeutic physical and philosophical traditions. She is the recipient of a World Tea Award for Best Tea Educator. Sooz lives in Chicago.