our team

Our  team is dedicated to bringing mindfulness, yoga & meditation

to our schools, community, and our world.  Our leaders and teachers come together with diverse backgrounds and experiences in education, yoga and mindfulness, school counseling, music therapy, and more. 

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Amanda Canganelli

Yoga Teacher

Amanda was raised in Bellevue, Iowa along the Mississippi River.

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Bobbi Kelley

Yoga Teacher

Bobbi is a former teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. When she retired in June 2019 after 34 years of teaching, she decided to pursue a long-term goal of becoming certified to teach yoga to children.

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Chelle Lehman

Yoga Teacher

Chelle (pronounced Shelly) is an Iowa certified K-12 teacher with endorsements in elementary and secondary sciences.

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Hanna Reese

Studio Manager + Yoga Teacher

Hanna is a graduate of the University of Dubuque with a bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science.

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Jessica Reimer

Yoga Teacher

Jessica is originally from rural Sparland, IL just north of Peoria. She has been practicing Qigong exercises since she was a small child along side her grandmother, who taught her own classes for many years and took Jessica to many workshops.

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Jordan Turner

Quad Cities Regional Director

Jordan is our Quad Cities Regional Director for our Yoga in the Schools Program.

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Kristy Meyer

Yoga Teacher

Kristy is a certified kids yoga instructor and loves going into the Dubuque Schools to teach mindfulness and yoga to area students.

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Amy Jenkins

Curriculum Director

Amy Jenkins serves as the Curriculum Director at Challenge to Change, Inc...

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Candace Pickett

Personal Trainer + Fitness Instructor

Candace Pickett is a NASM certified Personal Trainer and has been working with clients since May 2019.

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Dusty Swela

Yoga Teacher

Dusty is a Mother, Wife,Business owner, Holistic Therapist, Yogi and Friend. Dusty began her career in the world of medicine in 1998 where she worked in the medical field in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Holly Flood

Yoga Teacher

Holly is a certified Yoga Instructor. She teaches adult, kid and toddler yoga and is also a Pre-K teacher at St. Columbkille School.

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Jodi Wasson

Yoga Teacher

This is Jodi Wasson. She was born and raised in SE Iowa.

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Julie Strittmatter

Content Contributor

Julie supports and spreads Challenge to Change’s mission all the way from Pennsylvania as a content contributor.

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Laura Hodge

Compliance Officer

Laura joins our team as a certified 200-hour and 95-hour kids yoga instructor.

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Anne Funke

Secondary Education Director

Anne Funke serves as the Secondary Education Director. She co-created the middle school curriculum year one that rolled out in Fall 2020, and is currently writing Years 2 and 3 for middle school and creating our high school curriculum.

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Charlotte Harwood

Studio Ambassador

You can find Charlotte working the front desk at Challenge to Change!

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Erin Lange

Yoga Teacher

Erin is a certified yoga instructor at the 200 hour level and a registered children’s yoga teacher.

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Jenna Bell Collins

Marketing Specialist

Jenna is our Marketing Specialist as well as the creator of our Kid's Yoga Subscription Box!

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Joni Puffett

Yoga Teacher

Joni received her 95 hour youth yoga certification in April of 2020 and will soon receive her 200 hr certification in November 2020.

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Kristina Herr

Yoga Teacher

Kristina is a true teacher at heart. She has been a classroom teacher for the last 17 years and this year has taken on a new role as a technology teacher at Irving Elementary.

contact us

Dubuque Studio Hours

M-Th, 12pm-5pm

3337 Hillcrest Rd Ste B

Dubuque, Iowa 52002

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