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Bread Baking as Meditation


This class is taught by:

Sandy Eimers ERYT500 C-IAYT

Sandy is a pharmacist and owner of balance yoga lounge and principal instructor at balanced breath school of yoga. In addition to leading group yoga classes, she is available for private yoga and yoga therapy sessions. Sandy is certified in somatic movement, trauma yoga, is a registered yoga therapist through the IAYT and leads meditation classes in Central Iowa.  
If you spend a lot of time in your head, bread baking is an activity that can ground and root you to the Earth. Grinding wheat berries into flour and turning a sticky mass of flour and water into a supple ball of dough evokes the transformation of the mind from messy to manageable! You can't rush the fermentation process. The slow rise is a metaphor for life in general. We unwind slowly, just as the dough... accept the finished product may not be perfect, but continue to create bread. While our bread rises and bakes we will move our bodies through restorative yoga practices and learn about the history and personality of leavened and unleavened breads. Our practice concludes with the breaking and sharing of bread, hot from the oven. (bring your own beverage)