SCI Blog

At the Science Center of Iowa, our goal is to be a quality community resource for informal science learning where children, families, school groups and individuals of all ages come to explore science and technology.

To continue the learning outside our building, we bring you the SCI blog! Our knowledgeable staff, along with special guests and local scientists, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at SCI activities, in-depth information about science events and STEM connections in the Des Moines area.

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  • Yoga Instructor Spotlight: Bethany Grabe

    We are excited to host Instructor Bethany Grabe for Yoga Under the Stars.

    Bethany is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher in the Des Moines area whose training is rooted in Integrated Yoga Therapy. In her classes, Bethany brings together asana, pranayama, mudra and mindfulness. She integrates movement, breath work and meditation in her therapeutic mixed-level hatha yoga classes. Bethany’s teaching technique offers modifications to allow everybody to feel the expression of poses fully. All levels of yogis are welcome.

    Learn more about Yoga Under the Stars and register here: www.sciowa.org/yoga

  • Yoga Instructor Spotlight: Jolene Debruijn

    We are excited to host Instructor Jolene Debruijn for the 2019 Fall Season of Yoga Under the Stars.

    Jolene discovered yoga in 2000, and after just a few classes, she knew yoga would be a love affair for life! As her passion grew, Jolene became certified in 2010.  Since then, she has taught more than 1,000 hours of yoga class time. She is a Certified Yoga Wellness Coach and freelance yoga instructor, specializing in chair, restorative, private and corporate yoga. Jolene offers a Hatha Yoga Flow class with a playful mix of Slow Flow Vinyasa and 'traditional' yoga. Her practice is breath-focused and easy to follow.  Students are encouraged to "amplify or modify" and are given cues on how to do that, making her classes suitable for all levels.

    Learn more about Yoga Under the Stars and register here: www.sciowa.org/yoga