Challenge To Change Blog

Zones Of Regulation Partner With Mudras

This year, as part of our study with KU, we have had the privilege of working with four excellent schools in Dubuque. We have received great enthusiasm from teachers in all four schools. However, each school has a teacher that takes the practice the extra mile. One of...

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A Note From A Teacher…

Today was like any other amazing work day at Challenge To Change. I tend to receive anecdotal notes from teachers and parents on a weekly basis explaining how yoga and mindfulness have not only changed their child's life, but their family's life. However, the...

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Special Visit At Lincoln School

I am so proud and happy to be a part of this Yoga In Our Schools project in Dubuque Iowa. Today we had the family who make this all happen come and observe the work we are doing at Lincoln Elementary. Ann McDonough, of the McDonough Foundation, and Jennifer...

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Educators Make A Deep Impact

What a beautiful week we have had at Challenge To Change. This week we visited some classrooms we have traveled to several time this school year and we also traveled to some amazing new ones! We were so excited to watch the growth and expansion of the classrooms we...

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Starry Schools and Mindfulness Rooms

Today I began my early morning at Starry Elementary in Marion Iowa. I once again was able to have a PD session with these amazing teachers and their fabulous principal, Annette. Today the teachers learned more mudras and how to teach each other how to use mudras. I...

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Inservice Day: A day of travel

Today I traveled to two different school districts to deliver in-service to the teachers. This morning I started at Francis Marion middle school in Marion, Iowa. The teachers were surprised with a self-care/yoga presentation. They also wanted to know a little bit...

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Another Awesome Week Of Yoga In The Schools

We love our time in the schools. Every time we walk through the doors we know we will leave the building a calmer and happier place. This week we visited Lincoln, Kennedy and Potosi. We were so surprised at Kennedy when the teachers shared their pumpkin decoration...

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Our Researcher Visits Sageville

Today our researcher from Kansas University, Dr. Abbey Dvorak, PhD, visited our Sageville classrooms to observe the implementation of the program. We were very excited to have her and her expertise in this amazing, groundbreaking project. We are so blessed to have KU...

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Kids National Kids Yoga Conference 2017

What an experience. I am almost (ALMOST but not quite) speechless with all the AMAZING work being done all over our country by these kids yoga instructors. My learning as a student of yoga and growth as a teacher is off the charts from my experiences this weekend! I...

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Success In Our Schools

Thank you to everyone who has been a cheerleader for the success of our program in schools. Just last week I had two more calls from schools wanting to know if we would have the time, and energy, to go into their districts. The answer is yes! We would love to come. I...

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Return To Sageville

Yesterday we returned to Sageville School for our second visit. The beautiful drive on Highway 52 paved the way to a peaceful and serene community filled with happy students and extremely hard working teachers. The first week of October looked very different at...

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Marion, Iowa to Potosi, Wisconsin In One Morning

This morning my day began very early with a drive to a Marion public school. As I looked up at the starry sky as I left Dubuque, I smiled to myself, knowing I was headed to Starry Elementary in Marion. Yet another sign from God that all of the work I am doing is so...

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21 Day Challenge To Live More Mindfully – Sign Up Today — Are you looking to live with more intention? To live more mindfully? To carve out time for you? To relax and decease stress in your life?To improve your exercise and nutrition routine? Then this 21 day challenge is for you! What this program entails: 1. 21 days of journaling and tracking your daily meditation, nutrition, exercise, gratitude and space for daily free writing. A journal will be provided for you at the time of Sign Up. 2. A Facebook group for daily support and sharing. Please provide your Facebook username at sign up time. 3. A daily email to support you in this new routine. Please provide your email at the time of Sign Up. This program will begin October 1st. The 21 days consist of journaling Monday through Friday each week in October as well as Monday, October 30th. Weekends and Halloween are off days. To sign up for this program stop in at Challenge To Change at 3337 Hillcrest Road Suite B or email molly at mollymschreiber@gmail.com The cost of this program is $15.00 for non members and FREE for members. We are limiting this group to 50 members so be sure to sign up today to receive your journal and begin October 1st. Make this change to live more MINDFULLY! #30daysofmorningmeditation #challengetochangeinckidsyoga #yogaalliance #yogajournal #yogateacher #livemoremindfully

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Holy Ghost School Is A Hidden Gem

I am so excited to begin my fourth year at Holy Ghost School in Dubuque, Iowa. Holy Ghost is a hidden gem in the downtown Dubuque area. This school has so much love, respect and kindness from the youngest yogi to the eldest staff member. Four year ago, Todd Wessels,...

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Lincoln Elementary Houses Some Top Notch Teachers

Today we traveled across town to Lincoln Elementary. Lincoln is the home to a very small but very hard-working staff. So many classrooms that we visited today showed the strong dedication and respectful atmosphere of the teachers at Lincoln. These teachers strive very...

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Potosi Schools

Today I had the pleasure of delivering an inservice for Potosi School District on the practice of Mindfulness. This AMAZING team of leaders, Tami, Molly and Angele, received a National grant to implement the practice of mindfulness into their district. They have asked...

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What An Amazing Week We Have Had

What a week we have had at Challenge To Change! This week, as you have read, we began our yoga in the schools program. On Tuesday we were at Sageville school and had an amazing reception there. Sageville is one of our higher socioeconomic schools. On Thursday we were...

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Day Two In The Schools

Today we went to Fulton Elementary in the DCSD. We had an amazing time working with the kids! These kiddos were from ROOM 5, the behavior room in the school. They were absolutely still in their relaxation!...

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Today has been amazing. I had the pleasure of joining these beautiful women in the classroom, as we had the opportunity to teach yoga to EVERY student at the Sageville school. The kids were so much fun, and the day seemed to fly by. I am so honored to be a part of this team, this project, and know that we are able to share these practices with so many kiddos in our community. Yoga is for everyone!! ❤️ We will be visiting 4 lucky Dubuque schools all year!

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