When Still Waters Speak: Healing through Tea

Your Body Is The Home For Your Spirit. 


Poetry. Presence. Connection.

When still waters speak, it serves to illuminate your heart.

Guide & Mentor Of  The Sacred Way To Rediscovering Your Body and Spirit 

Who am I?

I am LiYing, your guide and initiator into the Sacred Way. My teachings are centred upon the heart, always revolving around love, poetry, presence and connection. I seek to honour the souls within each one of us with the lost art of sacred body-spirit connection. To date, I have hosted over hundreds of Tea Ceremonies that give a non-judgmental and non-duality space for beings who seek to be in harmony with nature and heighten their spiritual sensitivity. 

I currently work privately with beings with restrictive and disordered eating through a fluid, intuitive programme called A Space To Be Free to make way for full body acceptance and true embodiment of the present moment in both their spiritual and human existence.

As a devoted student of the Leaf, I commit to holding space for you to reconnect with your Highest Self with ancient rituals and practices, including the enhancing healing energies that flow through Tea with crystals and minerals’ crystalline powers.

As the Sage Laozi once said, "The Dao is a returning", and so it is that with Tea we can turn inward wordlessly, to return to our hearts, our souls. 





I am delighted to take in-person bookings and offer corporate retreat programmes. I am also available in the virtual space. Explore all bespoke offerings with me here.


What People Are Saying...

What people are saying...


Work with me to recover your body-spirit connection


Who's a perfectionist here? 🙋🏻‍♀️⁣

It's been a lifelong coping mechanism for me, and out of the many things that have manifested out of this, was a 10-year long struggle with eating disorders. ⁣

Swinging from anorexia to BED to orthorexia and then going through the rigmarole all over again, every time I begin to look back on the place from which I came to be here today, I see perfectionism and high achiever written all over it. ⁣

Heartbreak and the need to be loved also contributed to my relapses. The deeply entrenched belief that if I was not (cue all adjectives imaginable) enough, I did not deserve to be loved or exist. ⁣

Even the road to recovery was filled with do-or-die moments. ⁣

I am finally in a place of heart-centred tranquillity, not because I found some meal plan. ⁣

I am here because I see now how disconnected I was from my body, how the way I had held onto some egoic perfection had completely entrapped me in my mind.⁣

The mind is not evil. ⁣

But as with yin and yang, nothing is separate. Mind, spirit and body all lead to the seat of our very own soul. When we begin to shift our awareness we can begin to heal and - more than just heal, I promise you, you will take the hand of the Universe and see this experience as a gift, not a predicament. ⁣

This may seem disjointed from Cha Dao, but the Way has healed and alchemised my relationship with my body and beyond.

Join the free Facebook support group, The Sacred Way To Full Body Acceptance. In this space, I share with you...⁣

🤍 Ways that have helped me break the evil cycle and make peace with food and my body⁣

🤍 Reasons why it is so hard to break out of the cycle ⁣

🤍 And what conventional therapy won't tell you⁣

There is a saying in Cha Dao (The Way of Tea): ichi go ichie. One encounter, one chance. We all come together in this space and share this Tea, and then we all part and go our own solitary way, each bearing Tea Spirit with us. In life, there will be times when we all feel helplessness, our knees sunk low and deep into the mud of consternation, lost to the wild abandoning winds. We all need guidance. We all seek advice and solicit for help in times when the shadows elongate. It is in this twilight zone that we often find profundity in a broken heart, the light that gets through the shards. We seek God, the Universe, our inner being, our highest self and thrive in our flow in concordance with the Universe, and this flow is the Dao - in the words of our teacher Laozi, "As the Dao leads, we follow." 


For centuries, Zen monks, taoists and shamans have relied on the Tea Spirit for their healing abilities and ancient wisdom. This is a practice that has been left in the dust of the past as Tea began to be grown and sold as a commodity. In this ritual Tea is honoured as plant medicine and Spirit through creating a sacred space in which our beings can sit in silence, turn inward and reconnect to our hearts, through Nature, through love and gratitude for the simple moments in life.

Tea ceremony will allow you to drop from your head into your heart, often times in the most unexpected ways. In this practice, we sit as love flows from our hearts into the bowls of tea, and it becomes simply something sacred to behold. The ordinary becomes extraordinary. Gratitude flows. Creativity unlocks.

We honour the ancient traditions, tea trees and earth, fire, water, mountains and rain, moon, stars and sun – nature's alchemy that is within us and yet, sadly forgotten in today's busy lives. In this soft gentle heart space, As the saying goes, the brewer defines the taste of the Tea that is served and the energy of a Tea Ceremony.

Features in the media eye...

The Sun Daily

Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia

Global Tea Hut

Holistic Scotland

Simply Bare Podcast

Healthy HKG

Mynd. Asia - My Journey with Anorexia

Mynd. Asia - Healing Through Tea

Mynd.Asia - The Way of Tea (with Video)

Read about what my clients have had to say at the bottom of this page.

Called to serve by Tea Spirit

After a relationship breakdown, years of battling eating disorders and lack of self-love, LiYing first found her spiritual awakening in sound healing bowls, which has subsequently led her to a kundalini awakening and embracing a lifestyle steeped in daily meditation and yoga. When she found tea in Hong Kong through Fivelements, and began to serve in the lineage of Tea Sage Hut. Through Tea, she found that sitting in reverent silence with tea can take her meditation and manifestations to greater levels. It was inevitable – she answered the call of the Tea Spirit by devoting herself to the teachings of The Way of Tea, Cha Dao. Since then, she continues to absorb the teachings of various Tea teachers and masters, include Master Lin, tea master of Wu De based in Malaysia, as well as the teachings of the Dao and history of Tea Ceremonies in various cultures. LiYing has also come into the limitless space of working with various modalities – nevertheless, always leading with Tea – to nurture and cultivate love, poetry, presence and connection for spiritual freedom. 

°♧ B L O S S O M ♧°_It never ceases to a

Let Earth nourish you into life.
Let wood stoke the flames of your spirit 
Let fire turn matter into metal
True gold is born out of the hottest flame. 
Let water turn your heart a vibrant emerald
The life force that is most humbly malleable
But also with such qualities
Emerge the strongest.
Let go and flow
Like water like the Dao.


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    Hello, I see you. Listen.


Liying gave me a safe space to share. It was a calming space, a happy space, even a funny one, and I didn't know how much I needed that in my life. I'm so glad that I got to be part of the circle, and anyone who has something to share - whether profound or banal, dark or humorous - would feel welcome immediately. Thanks, Liying! It's meant the world.


—  Jacqueline, Hong Kong

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