URBAN RETREAT: Tea Meditation & Crystal Singing Bowls Sound Bath


Tea Meditation & Crystal Singing Bowls Sound Bath

What to expect from this Urban Retreat?

We have heard about the benefits of regular meditation, which helps to reduce stress, to quieten our cluttered mind, to tune into the present moment and to enhance our sense of wellbeing.

In most cases, people tend to be uninspired by the idea of meditation being in the still and silent mode for a specific length of time.

We would like to show you a different way of doing meditation – that is simple and you can practice regularly in your own space.

Why Tea Meditation & Crystal Singing Bowls Sound Bath?

Tea leaves hold all the beautiful elements and nutrients coming from the Sun and the Mother Earth. Each element contains wisdom, nourishing our mind, body and spirit.

The ritual of making a cup of tea is in essence a mindfulness practice. This ritual can be as simple as using a single tea bowl or an elaborate ceremony set up with an array of utensils.

When drinking tea, we first let the fluid flow inside our mouth and allow our palate to receive and connect with the flavours. As we close our eyes, we bring our awareness to connect with the subtleties of the tea. As we go inwards, we will uncover new sensations - whether about ourselves, the tea, the surrounding or simply being in the present moment.

The sound vibrations from the crystal singing bowls will enhance the sense of wellbeing and deepen the internal connections.

What will you get out of this Urban Retreat?

You will be able to prioritise yourself for one morning! Give yourself a gift that will leave you feeling relaxed, recharged and rejuvenated.

You will learn to appreciate a good quality organic tea and a simple tea making ritual.

The fuss about meditation gets demystified - as it is simple and can be done on a regular basis in as little as 5 minutes.

You get to take home some premium loose tea and practice tea meditation in your own time and space.



ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Stephanie Luo

Stephanie (aka Chief of Creativity of Luxe Nova) is an organisational coach, accredited by the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership. She has worked with senior MNC executives, achieving positive shifts in these clients and their immediate surrounding (including raising the workplace health, staff engagement and performance). 

Having been practicing Reiki since 2009, she has been exploring various healing modalities (with scientific support and evidence) and led to discover the use and healing benefit of the singing bowls (including Tibetan and crystal singing bowls).

Her first profession is an English-qualified solicitor and has worked with the renown international law firms based in the City of London.  She moved to Hong Kong in 2006 to join an international bank and since held a number of senior roles in the bank.  She then left her legal and banking profession and is now focusing on her own business ventures (including Luxe Nova Lifestyle Studio and her own management consultancy).


Bernard Kwan

Bernard has had a lifelong interest in philosophy, spirituality, martial arts and body work. His journey has led him to study many different paths such as yoga, Buddhist philosophy, meditation, Aikido, shamanism, Taoism and Chinese martial arts.

In 2008, he sustained several serious injuries to his back – which led him to explore various modalities to heal himself on the physical and emotional level. One of the key elements in his rehabilitation is Qigong and Tai Chi practice.

Bernard was born in Malaysia, works in finance, read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and obtained a master’s degree in Buddhist studies from Hong Kong University. He has close to twenty years’ experience in Tai Chi, Baguazhang (八卦掌) and Aikido.