Serving on the playa for the second year, the Full Circle Tea House is developing a model for community Tea Houses that offer guests a place to rest, rehydrate and participate in the Chinese Gong Fu tea ritual. This form of compassionate hospitality is particularly helpful for people under stress on their journeys who need a calm place to center themselves. This talk explores how Tea Houses can provide harm reduction services and welcome refreshment in challenging environments.
Annie Oak is the founder of the Women's Visionary Congress (WVC). She is a journalist and businesswoman who creates gatherings that celebrate the work of visionary women. Annie is a student of tea and launched the Full Circle Tea House to help hydrate and hold space for people attending art and music festivals. When not planning hiking trips to wilderness areas, Annie is writing a book that profiles WVC presenters.