Using the art of tea to create an atmosphere of tranquility and peace.
The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition presents “Way of the Tea” – The Tea Culture of China on September 24th at 7pm at the Studio Around the Corner 67 Main Street Suite 101 in Brewster, NY. Reservations are recommended for this free event, as space is limited. RSVP to Studio Around The Corner: 845-363-8330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea in Chinese culture is to Wine in Western culture. It is loved for its subtle colors, aromas, and tastes. The origin of Tea as a beverage is one of legend. This has made tea the beverage of choice in China and also an herb used in medicine. Most Westerners are familiar with and drink red and black teas. All tea’s flavor are based on region, climate, soil, sunlight, and water. Much like how every fall is different; a green tea from the south will be different from a green tea in the north. Also the time the leaf is picked, and in what season it was picked will make a difference as well. The health benefits of tea depend on the type of tea itself, and also the quality of the tea.
Bruce Roff, L.Ac., of SOPHIA Natural Health Center in Brookfield, CT, will present:
“Way of the Tea”- The Tea Culture of China
• Introduction to Chinese Tea Culture
• Explaining various teas and their healing/medicinal properties.
• How to practice the art of making tea!
• Come prepared to taste! Various teas will be available for purchase!
Senior SOPHIA Natural Health Center Associate, Bruce Roff L.Ac., started his journey through natural medicine at the age of 19. His first step was in the direction of massage therapy. He is licensed and has been practicing for 15 years. Bruce has studied Chinese Herbs at TriState College of Acupuncture, and acupuncture at the Swedish Institute of Applied Health Sciences. He has been a practitioner for over 8 years. Bruce has had the privilege of studying acupuncture, medical Qigong, and Chinese theory with Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist priest, Sat Chuen Hon, taoist lineage holder of the Dragon Gate School, and Dr. Ling Bin, practitioner of Medical Qigong, Acupuncture and Herbology. Bruce has also studied in Southern China, where he developed his skills in acupuncture and Tui Na.
The Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall
Cultural Arts Coalition
67 Main Street, Suite 101
Brewster, NY 10509
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About The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition
The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining cultural arts within the Town of Southeast and its surrounding region. TOSCAC was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in August 2010 with the purpose, as detailed in the incorporation papers, “… to promote and raise funds for the development and effective management of affordable, accessible performance space that will provide citizens of the Town of Southeast opportunities to participate in and appreciate cultural arts, including lectures, theater, dance, film, music, visual arts, and inclusive community events.”
Our current focus is the renovation of the Southeast Old Town Hall, a historic landmark within the Village of Brewster and a perfect venue to serve as a cultural hub. The Old Town Hall has been described as a “Jewel in the Center of Brewster” and its renovation will help foster the revitalization of downtown Brewster.
About SOPHIA Natural Health Center:
SOPHIA Natural Health Center is the largest natural health and wellness clinic in Connecticut, combining the traditional healing arts of Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine with modern science. SOPHIA specializes in women’s health issues (anti-aging, hormone balancing, breast cancer prevention), environmental allergies, food intolerances, chemical/environmental toxicity, and chronic inflammation and pain in the body – getting our patients results when nothing else has worked.
SOPHIA Natural Health Center, 31 Old Route 7, Brookfield, CT 06804 (203) 740-9300
Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition and Studio Around the Corner
67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster, NY 10509