The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode 27 - Tea as a Gateway to Meditation with Samantha Jones

 Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

Show Notes

Tea is such a common part of daily rituals.  You may even drink tea every day.  But do you ever sit with you tea, find a place of stillness and tune into your senses.  Do you ever use your tea as tool for meditation?  

In this episode with Samantha Jones, (a trauma-informed yoga & meditation teacher, tea ceremonialist and retreat facilitator based in Cleveland, Ohio) we cover a lot of ground, but this relationship with tea is at the heart of her work and our conversation.  

Samantha's  multifaceted role as a space holder centers on self-cultivation and community healing, emphasizing the importance of mindfulness and nervous system regulation. Samantha’s work is framed by a deep reverence for the natural world, sharing practices designed to reconnect individuals to their authentic selves and the profound sacredness of existence.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What it means to be a trauma informed yoga teacher
  • Samantha's personal journey with yoga and why being trauma informed is important to her
  • Tea as a medicine and mindfulness practice
  • What happens in a tea ceremony
  • Energetics of tea
  • How all of these practices help Samantha in working with anxiety

Find Samantha on Instagram @samanthaljones and @livingtea

And here is Samantha's affiliate link for Living Tea: 
and a discount code: SAMANTHA

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