The Tao of Tea - Chinese Tradition - 2pm
Unleash the full potential of tea into your life! Join Three Rivers Tea for
interactive “gongfu cha” exercises and enriching discussion. In this exploration of teas, Daniel Johnson, L.Ac., from Three Rivers Tea will share methods and techniques for developing a personal “Way of Tea.” A demonstration of the modified Chinese Tea ceremony will be used along with “tea qigong” exercises. Learn how to bring balance to your life by bringing the power of
Yin-Yang and the Five Elements into your personal tea ceremony.
Speaker - Daniel Johnson /Three River Tea
Daniel J. Johnson, M.A.O.M., L.Ac., ITMA Certified Tea Master™
Attending the AOMA (formerly the Academy of Oriental Medicine of Austin), the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas, Daniel completed an extensive four-year program in Acupuncture, Herbology, Western Medicine, and Asian Bodywork Therapy. He has also studied in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, Daniel initiated his training in Native American skills and philosophy in 2006 with a traditional medicine man named Mr. 2020. To this day he continues to study with Mr. 2020 in the Way of the Scout, Native American philosophy, and the traditional teachings of the Medicine Wheel.
Passionate about the benefits of herbal medicine, holistic health care, and natural philosophy, Daniel expanded his practice to include the Art of Tea. In the fall of 2010, he earned the prestigious title of Certified Tea Master.
While studying a variety of traditional natural medical systems and philosophies, Daniel was deeply influenced by the study of Tai Chi Chuan, internal kung fu, and Chi Gong. In 2011, he began intensive training in the art of Raja Yoga under the guidance of Grand Master Adam Nguyen in Virginia Beach. As a certified yoga instructor and licensed practitioner of Oriental Medicine, Daniel has added a tremendous level of depth, knowledge, and experience drawn from the traditional health sciences of India, China, Japan, and America to the “Way of Tea”. He is particularly interested in how traditional cultures use plants to facilitate meditation, health, balance, and personal momentum. Daniel is currently working on translating the native medical traditions of America, China, and India concerning herbs, tea, and natural living into an accessible model for Americans to enjoy over a cup of tea.
Daniel maintains a clinical practice, herbal pharmacy, and actively teaches in Pittsburgh, PA. He is committed to transforming his community through natural medicine, holistic education and a healthy cup of tea.
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