Teresa is a certified kid’s yoga instructor who came to yoga through a professional presentation by Challenge to Change in Northwest Iowa. She has been an elementary teacher for over 20 years with a master’s degree in special education. Teresa has always believed her first job in working with young children is to build strong relationships. Yoga with Challenge to Change is the perfect tool to build those relationships. The yoga lessons and mindfulness practices help children develop self esteem, self awareness and emotional regulation strategies. It’s been a game changer in our classrooms.
When Teresa is not teaching yoga to kids she is a transitional kindergarten teacher for Storm Lake Schools in northwest Iowa. She is also studying to complete her 200 hour level yoga certification to deepen her own practice. Teresa is married to a wonderful man and together they have raised 7 boys and managed a ranch filled with cattle, buffalo, and other interesting animals.