Wellness Wednesdays: Sound Bath & Poetry at Japanese Tea Garden - Kickoff Event!
Come enjoy an evening of Sound Meditation and Poetry in the outdoor landscape of the beautiful San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden! Facebook Event
This donation-based event series will take place: Wednesday, March 27th, Wednesday, April 10th, Wednesday, April 24th,
Wednesday, May 8th, and Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
The Sound Bath and Meditation will start sharply at 6:00pm and run through 7:00pm, followed by a Poetry Reading from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Sound Bath attendees are encouraged to arrive no later than 5:45pm, and to bring their own personal mats or chairs, to enjoy either a laying or sitting experience.
Teletextile will present the one hour sound bath experience, and will be lead by Pamela Martinez, a Reiki master, educator, multi-instrumentalist and notable composer. Participants of the Sound Bath can expect to be lulled into deep relaxation using the sounds of singing bowls, gong, harmonium, vocals, and other sound sources to provide a meditative and healing environment.
Local poets performing personal readings will include:
March 27: Poets TBD
April 10: Poets/Teachers Cyra Dumitru and Josh Robbins will each be reading with a few of their poetry students.
April 24: Poets Alexandra van de Kamp, Executive Director of Gemini Ink, and Linda Simone will be reading from their books
May 8: Poet/Teachers Eric James Cruz and Michelle Grajeda will each be reading with a few of their poetry students.
May 22: Posets TBD
This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for those wanting to make a contribution.
San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden
San Antonio, TX 78212
About San Antonio Parks Foundation
Organized in 1981, The non-profit, donor-supported San Antonio Parks Foundation is a philanthropic partner of the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department, which stewards the City’s more than 247 parks and 150 miles of trails. All monies raised support and accelerate impactful and transformative park projects from playgrounds to lighting, beautification, accessibility, shade, recycling, water conservation, resurfacing walking paths, signage, restoration, and more. Funding for parks projects is provided from municipal, foundation, and corporate grants, and individual gifts.
Pamela Martinez is a Reiki master, educator, multi-instrumentalist and composer who creates music under the moniker Teletextile. Her “Björk-like" sound (The Boston Globe) moves from vocal layering and “electronic wizardry” (Metronome Magazine) to “dense, stormy guitar, piano, and electronics" (Time Out New York). Martinez has toured extensively in the US, Europe, the UK, and Asia. As a genre-hopping performer and musician, Martinez has performed violin at Carnegie Hall with a Carnatic Indian music ensemble, sang in San Francisco's historic Fillmore Theater and takes part in performance art happenings in New York City. Her most recent directing and performing credits include Whisperlodge. The New York Times dubbed Whisperlodge “an unusual mix of theater and therapy” and has been featured in BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, Netflix and more with acclaim. Martinez passes on the craft of music to her community by teaching Reiki, violin, voice, piano, guitar, music theory and sound meditation to all ages and levels of students privately and at community education centers most recently as faculty at Brooklyn Music School, sound bath practitioner at Maha Rose Center for Healing (NYC) and Unlimited Thought Life Enrichment Center (SATX). www.teletextile.org