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Mindful Bread

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There is something very satisfying about bread baking; about kneading and shaping dough and creating something from scratch that you can share with others. It gives you a sense of achievement and relaxation.

The workshop is led by Ian Waterland who worked in health and social care for 28 years, primarily supporting people with mental ill health. In 2013, Ian re-trained to become an artisan baker at The School of Artisan Food and now runs Knead Good Bread Artisan Bakery, a successful micro-bakery in Leicestershire. He also runs short courses at his bakery and teaches people with mental health problems and learning disabilities, the joys of creating bread.

Ian teaches the theory and practice of mindfulness, combined with the knowledge and practical skills to make your own mindful bread.

Mindfulness topics covered will include:

  • The history of mindfulness and its origins in Buddhism
  • Mindful breathing
  • Senses and mindfulness
  • Mindfulness in practice
  • Benefits of mindfulness

Bread baking topics include:

  • Flour varieties
  • The no-knead method
  • Shaping and baking tips
  • How to be a mindful bread baker

No prior experience of either mindfulness or baking bread is necessary; just enthusiasm and a willingness to work alongside other food lovers to make real bread.

The School of Artisan Food makes a conscious effort to reduce waste and packaging. Students are welcome to bring their own containers to transport their food home. Learn more here ...

Refreshments will be available on arrival and throughout the session as well as a seasonal buffet lunch, served at the end of the workshop. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.

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