Tea Wellness Workshop Description: Tea is a part of every culture around the globe, and is second only to water in worldwide beverage consumption. This very popular class is intended to teach you about the importance of reducing inflammation so that you can enjoy the very highest quality of life. This is a “game-changing” class for those in need of the “fast track” to wellness. You are introduced to integrative holistic health principles that support a high quality of life. Many Organic and Biodynamic teas and plant allays grown on Light of Day farm in Leelanau County will be prepared, tasted and explained. Joyful and powerful holistic healing tools will be demonstrated to help you effectively shift your suffering to peace through a daily “grounding” exercise, “forgiveness” exercise, and “asking” exercise. During the farm tour, you will be inspired to broaden your awareness of naturally occurring cycles and rhythms, heighten your sense of appreciation for the world around you, be more compassionate, respect and revere all life, and marvel in its interconnectedness. It is time to wake up, absolutely radiate love, and realize your full power as the magnificently created human being that you are. Please come with an open heart, a clean palate, and wearing comfortable clothing. Class size limited intentionally to keep intimate and class length is 2 hours in duration. Tea has so much going for it…and you’re going to have fun slurping your way through this wonderful and memorable class! Private groups of up to 12 welcomed by reservation. Yurt classroom occupant capacity is 21.
Taught by Angela Macke, R.N and Horticulturalist- Founder of Light of Day Organics
Tea 101 Class Description: This very popular class size is limited intentionally to keep this experience intimate within our beautiful yurt classroom, so please make your reservation as early as possible. The class is 60 min. duration & includes Biodynamic farm orientation, expansive tea tasting & sensory education of 6 loose leaf Teas (1 from each primary tea category) & Tisanes (naturally caffeine-free herbals), a Matcha green tea smoothie “shot” and Light of Day tea cupping notepad that you will use for future classes as well. Tea has so much going for it…and you’re going to have fun slurping your way through this wonderful class! 60 minutes in duration.
Taught by Light of Day Staff
West Michigan native and Traverse area local since 1998, Angela Macke has over 20 years of experience as a holistic Registered Nurse and Horticulturalist. In 2004, she established Light of Day Organics, a popular small-batch certified organic tea farm in Leelanau County. Angela is one of few practitioners specializing in homeopathic and energy-based Biodynamic Agricultural practices. These physically, mentally, and spiritually intensive efforts enhances soil vitality, botanical quality, and the interconnected life of which each of us is an essential part. She passionately teaches about the importance of preventing chronic diseases and decreasing inflammation in the body. Angela believes that by eliminating physical and emotional suffering, the human being is best supported in their expansion to their full potential. With the benefit of her own life experience from disease to wellness, she shares a wealth of information on the practical implementation of sound holistic principles. Angela is a licensed RN and holds certifications as a Specialty Tea Institute Graduate, Advanced Master Gardener and Mentor, and Healing Touch Program practitioner. Professional Memberships: American Holistic Nurses Association, U.S Tea Association, Biodynamic Association, Michigan Nursery, and Landscape Association, United Plant Savers, Michigan State Medical Society Alliance, Traverse City and Leelanau County Chambers of Commerce, Michigan Food and Farming Alliance, and The Michigan Agri-tourism Association. She is a dynamic speaker with a thorough understanding of alternative and conventional therapies. Angela is committed to igniting inspiration and hope in our individual abilities to improve and maintain our whole-body health.