This workshop is split into two parts.
Firstly learn about the healing properties of matcha, where and how matcha is cultivated. What is the difference between good and bad matcha.
Then enjoy a blind matcha test – can you work out the differences between the quality of the matcha?
Once you have found the matcha you enjoy, Camille will show you how to prepare the perfect cup of matcha and a matcha latte.
Having indulged and tasted the deliciousness of matcha, sit back and relax with an extended meditation practice. The guided meditation will be suitable for beginners to meditation and will include a nervous system calming self-massage technique, followed by body scan meditation and will finish with a guided visualisation.
This is the perfect combination workshop. Both Matcha & Meditation has been around for centuries.
Matcha is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, especially the amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that help fight off and even prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. In essence, antioxidants help clean up the waste products in our cells. Free radicals are compounds that are highly reactive, which means that they can attach and bind to, and ultimately damage, normal cells in the body. Benefits of drinking matcha include:
- Improves Energy without jitters
- Reduces Anxiety
- Improves your skin from within
- Better concentration
- Increases Memory and brain health
- Cardiovascular risk reducer
- Decreases liquid retention
- Better oral health
- Helps Fat burn
Matcha has been used by Buddhist monks dating back to the 9th century. Not only did the monks find consuming matcha tea to be energizing and help with their meditative experience, but they also considered the preparation of matcha to also be a calming and relaxing experience.
With life often throwing us curveballs and leaving us juggling a lot of things at once, the idea of setting aside time for meditation can feel intimidating. Matcha tea naturally provides a combination of healthful compounds that promote tranquility yet focus — making it the perfect pairing to meditation. In fact, matcha and meditation have a long history together.
How matcha can help calm the monkey mind; perfectly priming you for meditation
Do you have trouble easing your mind and slowing down the pace of your racing brain when trying to meditate? One of the greatest challenges people often face when they begin a daily meditation practice is the distraction known as “monkey mind.” That feeling characterized by racing thoughts, up and down emotions, and just a generally unfocused brain jumble. It can feel like the exact opposite of a relaxing experience. Luckily, there are ways you help calm the monkey mind and tap into the spirit of meditation and mindfulness with more ease.
Enter Matcha & Meditation Workshop.