You begin with opening up the arrangement, ritually, cleansing, and purifying the utensils. You will make and serve a bowl of matcha to your guests. When the utensils return, you'll cleanse everything again, and reset the entire arrangement to conclude the cycle of a service of tea.
You will learn all the basic skills and steps that you will have to take. And they will be accompanied by in-depth explanation of why
we need to do those steps, or why you need to do something first and then something else after that.
I will also explain the significance of all motions and handlings.
The course really focuses on YOU!
You will become able to do everything; the foldings, which take some practice to get used to; you'll become able to do the whole procedure.
This includes what to do first, what to do next, knowing why you're doing it, what the significance is of folding it in a certain way or what the difference is between the two types of folding that we use with the Fukusa, etc.
The significance of all the steps will become clear to you.
I will also give you a wealth of information about the background of tea ceremony and the things that we observe in the tea chamber.
After the basic segment of the course you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge with an Advanced and a Pro module that will take your tea ceremony to the next level.
In these advanced modules I include lessons on peripheral aspects that include, for example, the display in the alcove, arranging flowers, how to walk and move about in the tea chamber, etc.
The ADVANCED segment focuses on expanding the basic tray-service you have learned in the initial lessons and augments it with further knowledge and alternative approaches.
The PRO segment then allows you to implement all the knowledge and skills you have learned, into a full service of tea ceremony as it is conducted in a proper tatami-matted tea chamber.
Really, this course includes a whole wealth of knowledge about tea ceremony that you can learn now so that you can get a full understanding about the basics of tea ceremony.
This is where to start your tea ceremony journey.
At the end of already the basic segment, after 6 modules, you will be able to serve a bowl of matcha to someone using the basic tray-service of tea ceremony.
You will have all the skills and the necessary knowledge to embark further on your tea ceremony journey from here-on.
On top of this I will guide you through the things that you can do to continue learning tea ceremony, how you can further your tea ceremony practice. And! there's always the possibility for you to come to Japan and learn directly from me to really deepen your understanding.
So I really hope to see you on the inside and I really hope that we can embark on this journey together!
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