Meet Sena Maria

Sena Maria is passionate about working with the fungi realm, cacao & tea to support our collective evolution. She bridges her experience working in tech with the teachings of the plants to support others in reconnecting to nature on her YouTube channel, The Medicine of Being Human, on Instagram @sena__maria, and in workshops.

Meditation

Describe your practice and/or why mindfulness is important to you.

Since spring has sprung my morning practice is a garden meditation in the sunshine. Sometimes this is a more formal meditation sit, sometimes I bring my tea set up for a luxurious outdoor garden tea ceremony, and sometimes it's simply watching the natural world unfold around me.

Virtue

What is your highest value and why?

My highest value is authenticity. Because we can't express our authentic self without discernment, clarity, confidence, courage, and a deep self knowledge. I feel we need much more authentic connection in the world!

Vitality

Describe one health practice that is non-negotiable for you each day

The Ayurvedic practice of abhyanga, or body oiling is a key practice that keeps me grounded, nourished, and soothes my nervous system. It feels like a nourishing protective layer around my body every night before bed.

Tradition

Describe one tradition that you connect with regularly and why?

I connect with the tradition of tea, and in general connecting with various plants and fungi friends through ritual and ceremony. The tea lineage I've studied has given me beautiful wisdom to incorporate into all aspects of my life.

Methodology

What's the most common method you use for tea preparation and what are you excited to learn more about?

I brew using the sidehandle method, and I'm excited to learn more about specific brewing methodologies for different types of tea, especially matcha. My favorite Living Teas right now are: Samadhi, Ruby Red, Satori & Golden Sun.

Community

Describe one way that you support your community and what would help you to support others more effectively

I support my local community by offering encouragement for their personal projects & pursuits and showing up to their events/purchasing from them as much as I can. I support my online community by offering inquiry into the way we live our lives and inspiration to create a life that is aligned and nourishing. I'm often dancing between the desire for accountability & consistency in what I offer and resting/receiving/ going with the flow of this mystery of life. I love connecting with like-hearted soulpreneurs for heartstorming sessions and to learn how other people are navigating their business.

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