In the Spotlight : Celine Ikeler, Owner, The Karma Baker
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Celine Ikeler, owner of The Karma Baker is a mother, creator, and vegan baker who has recently begun to experience an awakening and thanks Tiara, which complements her Buddhist sensibilities.
Her passions include her children and leading a health-conscious lifestyle. “My body deserves the same discipline as my mind and heart and I always dedicate myself fully to working out.”
Celine’s inspiration for starting The Karma Baker was nurtured through dinner parties with friends and family.
I guess you could say that I’m also passionate about entertaining and engaging with others, especially regarding things that I care about. I love to share almost as much as I love to learn. I was an animator in California before I decided it was time to learn something new, to bring a new – if you will – flavor to my life. Hence, the culinary dream began. I’m really very excited about it.
“Being so fully devoted to your children can make you forget about some of the passions that drove you when you were younger. Once my kids were enrolled in school, I began to have more time to rediscover my dreams and plans for the future. It finally gave my ex-husband and I a chance to examine our lives, both shared and individual. We moved to England for some time, before finally coming back to the US. It was upon our return that we really invested the time necessary to truly ‘hear’ one another. I finally opened my eyes to all the work I had to do, starting with myself. I discovered Buddhism, my culinary inclinations, and finally allowed myself the ability to heal.”
Celine recharges her batteries through meditation, working out and being surrounded by her soul sisters. “Connecting with women in my life is huge.” She is grateful for their support and is thankful for the life lessons she has experienced and the opportunity and the time to work on herself.
Her vegan bakery offers a ‘karmic boost’ for everyone, not just for the body, but the soul. She says that her key “take-aways” from Tiara is the ability to truly visualize her ‘True Queen’ and put a label on the person she knows she can be. Also knowing and accepting the ‘Dark Queen’ has made self-compassion much easier.
In looking towards the future, Celine says, "I’m looking forward to reestablishing myself as a mother and ‘manifesting’ myself to what’s next. Also, my children and being the best parent I can be. Teaching them to how to lead compassionate and open-hearted lives.”
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