People who love food.
All our students have something in common. They love food. Whilst BALM is an approach to baking, it is equally about eating and sharing bread. You will learn that the approach is holistic, and some of the key things you will find yourself doing if you choose to teach BALM is integrating many aspects of lifestyle into your classes.
Layering knowledge & offering your existing customers something more
Our most successful BALM teachers often combine their existing discipline with teaching BALM. This approach can make an existing business more financially rewarding, as your profession or business is already established, and you can create a unique fusion that enhances their earning potential and the value that you offer to their students.
We currently have 170 students – here are some examples of students who have integrated BALM with their current work:
- We have trained several yoga instructors as they have wanted to make their classes about lifestyle. Teaching alongside yoga classes can promote a holistic approach to well-being, integrating physical, mental, and nutritional aspects, and it fits beautifully with the protocol and timing for sourdough.
- We have trained several people to use BALM on foraging walks: Connecting the abundance in nature to the diversity of bread and gut microbial health can enrich the learning experience for participants in foraging walks – collecting botanicals and baking over a campfire is amusingly fun and inclusive.
- Bakeries are the perfect place to teach BALM. Bakeries can use their existing premises to generate extra income by offering BALM classes and workshops, and you can differentiate yourself from the many bakeries that teach standard sourdough bread making.
- Several students teach BALM as part of their sustainable retreats: With two students opening in Nowway and in Scicly – BALM is perfect for incorporating into retreats, emphasizing the importance of alternative, sustainable lifestyles.
- We have several students love the years who have trained and then offered baking as lifestyle medicine classes, allowing B&B owners to differentiate themselves and attract a wider clientele.
- Dietitians and nutritionists: Teaching can complement your existing services, helping clients achieve better health through nutrition and lifestyle choices. One of our students specialises in fertility and is helping her clients balance blood sugar and increase the bioavailability of key nutrients in their everyday bread.
- Charity workers and community leaders: Integrating BALM into community projects can foster deeper connections and improve the well-being of local populations. A student recently taught a beautiful class to a bereavement group she ran on how to bake the 10-minute Sourdough.
- Something so different – we’ve been training corporate professionals: BALM classes have been used as an alternative corporate activity, promoting team building and fostering better workplace relationships with students starting bread clubs within their workplace.
Many individuals looking for ways to give back to the world or to find more purpose and connection in their lives find that teaching BALM is an ideal way to achieve these goals. By combining BALM teaching with your existing work, they can create a fulfilling and rewarding career while positively impacting their students and communities.