Welcome to BMK

The kitchen is more than just a place to cook...

 10 years ago when I started my business, I wanted to create a place for people to gather and reconnect to the joy of cooking. It has grown into so much more since then, but the name has remained because the kitchen is the heart of the home. It represents a place to gather, share stories, create memories, and learn lessons that go far beyond cooking. It is in the kitchen that we can turn failures into new creations. BMK is a place for connection, to gather and learn. 

About Becky

“Leadership is a lifestyle, not a job title.”

Becky Schmooke (pronounced “Smoke”) is a Mindful Leadership Consultant and Speaker, focused on providing action based mindfulness and leadership training to organizations and businesses who are ready to do things differently. 

By blending ancient Stoic wisdom with modern science, she teaches how to turn obstacles into opportunities and mindfulness into action. 

Becky’s Mindful Kitchen is located outside of Iowa City, and provides truly unique team building and leadership retreats,  strategic planning workshops, private parties and classes and weekly summer camps for kids. The commercial teaching kitchen, treehouse, archery range, bush craft skills, first aid training, wood fired pizza oven, chickens, baby goats and timber adventure playground provides endless opportunities for hands on activities.

As a mom to three girls, 60 chickens, 10 goats, 2 dogs, and being a wife to a firefighter- life is never boring and provides Becky with endless stories which she uses to illustrate her approach to mindfulness in daily posts on social media, talks and workshops.  

In all that she does, Becky has one goal, to build compassion and confidence in others to take action to live their best life, not just pass time.


4139 Crosheck Rd. NE, Solon, IA 

If the GPS tells you to take Jordan Creek Rd, be advised that it is a long gravel road.

You will turn left at the big red barn and go down the drive to the white house. The house at the top of the hill is our awesome neighbor and I ask that you do not block their driveway or park in the apron. The play structure is also on their property and is off limits.

Zero parking allowed on the street or in front of the garden or red barn. 

If your event consists of just a few cars, you may park in front of the white house at the bottom of the drive. 

If you are attending a public event or one that has more than 4 cars, please follow these instructions: 

Drive down and circle around, and continue back up the driveway until you see the “Parking Starts Here” sign near the top of the hill. Park so you are looking at the sign, NOT so that the sign is behind you. 

Dropping off for camp or parties? There is a “Drop off Here” sign at the bottom of the drive. 

The entrance to BMK is in the back of the home- follow the path past the red chicken coop and blue goat cottage to the back deck. 

BMK is between Solon, North Liberty, and Iowa City – just 25 minutes from Cedar Rapids.

4139 Crosheck Rd. NE, Solon, IA 

(319) 325-3464

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