Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Island Sabbatical" Photographs by Bill and Glenda Breeden and Name the New Tea Winner

May this February Cafe Note find you well and enjoying the New Year.
Things continue to be busy and the learning is still pretty fierce. We have some challenges, and simultaneously, many opportunities for gratitude for all who contribute to developing this business. Thank you to each of you for being here and for your support of the 'Café' and the continued amazing response to our teas, tea syrups and tea jelly’s!
Those stopping in on first Friday in February will find many new teas on the shelves. Some of the new teas are SageWell, Minty Thyme, Peppermint Rose, Honeybush Balm, Carob Mint, Ginger Thyme, Chocolate Chamomile, Elderberry Boost, Hops, Rose, the One tea that will receive its name during the evening, and a few others.

Yes, the month of January is almost past and next Friday is First Friday and Gallery Walk night and we open a new exhibit, "Island Sabbatical" Photographs by Bill and Glenda Breeden in the Wellness Arts Gallery with a reception from 5pm to 8pm. The exhibit runs through February 29th.

In the fall of 2009, Bill and Glenda Breeden bought a $500 Buick and headed to Mexico with their D50 Nikon within easy reach and a laptop to download the photos. Eight thousand miles and three thousand pictures later, they settled back into their cabin in the Owen County woods. They've selected a few photos of their sabbatical/second honeymoon adventure to share-enjoy!

At 7:00pm on the 3rd, or close to it, we will announce the name selected by our three judges, Betty Irving, Noah Dadds and Ash Burgess, for the unnamed tea, in our Hot Tea Month “Name a Tea Contest”.  The person submitting the name will receive a bag of tea each month through 2012.   

Upcoming in the Café

*I Love Me, I Love Me Lavender and all teas with carob or chocolate are discounted 10% for the month of February!                                                                                                                                    *Gift Certificates for Vibrational Energy 10% through February.  Give the gift of healing, relaxing energy.
*Classes, they are coming, and yes, some will be for youth. If you have a class or workshop you would like to offer through the "Café", stop in with a written description.
*Samue on the way!
*Diva Shar Aprons are on the way!
*Earth Day, April 22nd - plans are in the works for a community seed and plant exchange. Details to come.

*'Connections' -2nd Thursday, February 9th, 7pm - Connections will be a venue for speaking and listening about the relation of people with the world. The main focus will include experiences with the energies that we try to portray when talking about Earth, Air, Water and Fire; or about the Four Directions and Above and Below; or when we talk about the energy of the chakras as they exist in the world; or about the radiant heart anchored in the center of the body and radiating in all directions. Presenters will share experiences that have been important to them and each class will include experiential sharing as the presenter (or facilitator) leads a short meditation/visualization/imagining.
Dear Friends,
The February meeting for "Connections" will be February 9th, Thursday, at 7 pm. Chris Haynes has graciously volunteered to share his experience and lead this session. He will focus on chakras, subtle energies and the associated mudras (see following description).

'Chris Haynes will present an introduction to our subtle energy system from the perspective of Yogic science, with emphasis on the principle chakras (energy centers) and their relation to the five-fold division of subtle energy (pranas) and the five elements. A sequence of 10 hand positions (mudras) will then be introduced that are associated with these chakras, subtle energies, and elements, along with basics of conscious breathing. Used regularly, these constitute a profound technique for activating and purifying our bodies subtle energy system and deepening our connection with our environment.

This provides an introduction to Datta Kriya Yoga, a distillation of ancient Yogic wisdom by Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji, who has qualified Chris as an instructor.'
All are welcome! The location is Patricia's Wellness Arts Café. A $5 donation is requested to help support the space and pay for any materials. I hope to see you there. Dave Parsons. For information contact me at
Other Stuff

*Patricia has an exhibit of limited edition Gicle' prints in Lennie's Restaurant and Brewhouse on 10th Street through the end of February. All prints are $55 each or 3 for $145.
*Join Patricia, February 10th for the Opening Reception of "Recent Works, Skins and Stones" in the Showers Building (City Hall), 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington, Indiana.
 Blessings of health and creativity thorough your life!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Quilter's Comfort Teas Celebrates HOT TEA Month with Name A Tea Contest!

Happy New Year! May January 2012.  Please join me and  Quilter's Comfort in celebrating Hot Tea Month
in  PATRICIA’S WELLNESS ARTS CAFÉ with our       Name a Tea Contest!
~One  new teas to be released in 2012 does not have a name!
~Everyone making a purchase during the month of January can submit a name suggestion for the unnamed tea.

The person submitting the name selected by our judges, Ash Burgess, Noah Dadds and Betty Irvine will receive one bag of tea each month through 2012!
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