Workshop - Adjourn with Me: Exploring Tea Meditation, Our Inner Dialogue, and Love Notes
Explore the art of tea tasting, tea blending and tea meditation through a guided session led by LaTonia Smith-Cokely, Owner of Adjourn Teahouse, a DC based hand-blended, loose leaf tea company. In this session, you will sip several amazing tea signature tea blends, created by LaTonia, in addition to exploring tea meditation and your inner dialogue. You will also have the opportunity to create your very own tea blend and accompanying love letters in the form of affirmations, lyrics, poems, or intentions. #adjournwithme | www.adjournteahouse.com | @adjournteahouse
Speaker Bio - LaTonia Smith-Cokely As a self-proclaimed tea lover, I began crafting a vision for a small tea and wellness brand as a teen in Richmond, VA more than 15 years ago. Tea drinking was a major part of my upbringing. Growing up, we routinely enjoy warmed apple juice, sleepytime tea, and the occasional hot toddy. I am also from the south where sun tea and iced tea are huge on hot summer days. My parents, rest their souls, led me to pursue the idea of starting a tea and candle shop as a high schooler in a business planning competition. This experience, coupled with my passion for loving, healing, self, and collective care, led to a career in education and ultimately establishing Adjourn Tea House, an artisanal loose leaf tea company that offers beautifully unique, superior quality, hand blended teas that are sustainably sourced from around the world. At Adjourn, we believe in creating moments to recenter and balance our whole selves through rituals that allow us to adjourn - bring present tasks, worries, stresses to a close for a period of time. We hope to encourage everyone to adjourn more often by sharing tea blends that encourage us all to be more present. LaTonia is a former MCPS teacher and, currently, an entrepreneur and education consultant, facilitating workshops and professional learning for various organizations and schools in and around Washington, DC.