the workshop

deep breath baking can be adapted to align with your group’s goals and needs.

dbb5The classic deep breath baking workshop guides you through the preparation of dough, enjoying the sight, smell, sound, and feel of the process.  While the dough rises, you will enjoy a gentle, slow yoga class.  Once you and your dough have rested, you will put finishing touches on the loaf.  As the bread bakes, you will have an opportunity for “field trips” to the oven, learning how it looks and feels at different stages and enjoying the delicious, nourishing scent that escapes each time you open the oven door.  The workshop ends with reflections on the experience and, of course, a sampling of the goods!

Classic yoga workshop (3 hours):
1 hour of mindful challah dough preparation
1 hour of gentle yoga practice
1 hour of braiding/baking demonstration and reflecting
Participants take dough to bake at home

Mindfulness workshop (1.5 hours):
1 hour of mindful challah dough preparation
30 min of reflection
Participants take dough to bake at home

Virtual offering (variable length):
Ingredient and supplies list provided ahead of the workshop.

  1. Woven throughout the work-from-home day:
    Session 1 (for example Friday, 8-9am): 1 hour of mindful challah dough preparation
    Session 2 (for example Friday, 12-1pm): (optional) 1 hour of virtual yoga class
    Session 3 (for example Friday 5-6pm): 1 hour of braiding, baking and reflecting
  2. Retreat day: a variety of options for timing live video sessions + email/text/recorded video/audio reminders

A few of the types of groups that have enjoyed deep breath baking over the past decade:

  • Countless Jewish organizations, synagogue groups and conferences
  • Team-bonding/professional development for a non-profit organization
  • Mother-daughter groups
  • Residential retreats
  • Yoga studio communities
  • Wedding parties, including inter-faith couples