Tea master Allan Halyk is a Chado sensei in the Urasenke tradition of the Japanese Way of Tea. From 2013 Allan has been the resident tea master profiling the Way of Tea in a performance art instillation at Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art( MONA). Allan is a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher who combines the synchronistic harmony of yoga and tea as part of his teachings. He is one of the first tea masters to combine the practices of yoga and Japanese tea ceremony. Allan is fascinated by the play of shadows in the tea room and the shadows our life experience project onto our everyday experiences. The tea ceremony and yoga are practices that must be practised sincerely to bring
our innermost being into resonance with our beings on a physical plane, thus bringing ourself fully into light present for oneself and others.