Sun, Jan 12 | Wainwright House

A Mini Retreat for the Senses: Tea Ceremony & Sound Bath with Corinne Trang & Katie Down

A treat for the senses: Cha Dao--Tea Ceremony accompanied by a healing Sound Bath
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Time & Location

Jan 12, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Wainwright House

About the Event

To experience a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and a healing sound bath togeher is a real feast for the senses. 

Tea Ceremonies and Sound Baths are similar in that both are specially sequenced and carefully choreographed to provide our bodies and minds with a therapeutic, meditative and healing experience. 

Cha Dao, or tea ceremony,  is a contemplative practice that is both calming and energizing. It is a perfect way to set the tone for the day ahead. Part meditation, part instructional, here you will learn to journey with tea, allowing body and mind to follow the arc of the beverage through multiple infusions. You will experience cha qi, literally translated as “tea energy,” yet far more complex than the simple transfer of energy from leaf to body and mind.

Sound Bath Meditation offers deeper listening experiences through all the senses with sound as a focal point for illuminating the idea that everything is made of vibration, and in the act of listening we are able to self-heal, connect deeply with one another, and create new neural-pathways for our inherent well-being and equanimity. Our central nervous system can become highly charged due to external forces and Sound Bath Meditations have been found to help with the regulation of stress responses, enabling a sense of calm, deep relaxation, and creative visualization.  Therapeutic musical drone instruments used include various types of singing bowls, tuning forks, monochords, shruti boxes, hand pa percussion and voice to help facilitate emotional and physical release, connection, and awareness through our ultimate act of self-care and compassion for others - listening. 

About the Instructors: 

CORINNE TRANG, Artist-in-Residence

An author of nine books and recipient of four literary awards, Corinne Trang has spent over 20 years researching eastern healing modalities. Known as an expert in Asian food cultures, today, she combines ancient theories and practices that go back thousands of years, helping folks develop balanced, healthful, meaningful, and joyful lives. Her presentations, workshops and retreats incorporate movement, meditation, food and tea therapies, critical thinking and self-expression.

Corinne has consulted for non-profits and for-profits including the American Diabetes Association, Wholesome Wave, Sylvia Center, Kame, Simply Asia and Thai Kitchen. She has written or and been featured in Cooking Light, Saveur, Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Self-Management, Food & Wine, Gourmet, and The New York Times, to name a few. She has appeared on many television, cable and radio network shows including Martha Stewart Living, Bloomberg, Business Talk Radio, CBS Morning News, Food Network, and TODAY.

An engaging, fun and rigorous instructor, Corinne has taught and or presented at Mass MoCA, New York University, Syracuse University, Ramapo College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, and the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany to name a few.


Today her on-going research is on tea as a spiritual, curative and physical practice. She is a certified holistic health and nutrition counselor, yoga and meditation guide, as well as a tea educator in private practice. She is currently at work on a book about tea and its healing effect on body and mind.

Katie Down, (LCAT, MT-BC, MMT, MM) is a licensed creative arts therapist, music psychotherapist, Reiki practitioner, deep listening practitioner, educator, performer and composer. She has been facilitating sound bath meditations and deep listening workshops for over 10 years offering classes, and training programs in music therapy and sound meditation/healing as well as clinical supervision for LCATs, LCSWs, MDs and other creative arts therapists. 

Katie received her master's degree in Music Psychotherapy at New York University with additional trauma training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and with Laurel Parnell in EMDR and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Paulette Graf.  

Incorporating MBSR, EMDR, and creative visualization for trauma and trauma-related symptoms, Katie provides a nurturing, grounded and open environment for opening the heart and letting go of blockages and negative patterns that hold us back from feeling connected to our higher selves and each other. 

Katie is the Department Chair of Music Therapy at the Brooklyn Music School, meditation teacher at MNDFL, and practitioner at Maha Rose Center for Healing and MINKA Brooklyn. 

She co-directs the Maha Rose Sound School and the Sound Therapy Training Institute for Bodyworkers. Katie has designed  and taught the courses "Music and Mindfulness in Clinical Applications"  for The Spiegel Academy,  "The Art of Listening "at NYU, and The School of Visual Arts, "Deep Listening Through Sound Meditation"  at Cal State Fullerton, "Sound and Mindfulness in Contemplative Care" at the Art of Healing conference at The Jewish Theological Seminary, The Expressive Arts Therapy Summit, and The International Conference on Deep Listening, and has presented at grand rounds presentations for local NY hospitals. 

Katie has worked internationally in the Balkans, South Africa, and Ecuador, offering workshops in improvisation and song writing and has studied with Musicians Without Borders in their Training for Trainers workshop in the Netherlands and continues to work towards social justice for refugees and marginalized populations. 

Learn more about Katie and her work:

Wainwright House Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered if you do not show up, are late, or leave early from a program. If you need to cancel, fees can be transferred to another event.

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