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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: Hortencia Gonzalez

    We are excited to host Instructor Hortencia Gonzalez for Yoga Under the Stars.

    Hortencia became certified with 200YTT in 2015. She has guided over 1600 classes to people of all ages and ethnicities. Hortencia's passion is sharing yoga with others because she believes in the positive shift it can bring to peoples lives. She teaches Vinyasa style classes, and her unique sequences will allow you to feel like you are in a moving meditation. Off the mat, she likes to spend time with her 2 boys and her yogi friends.

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

  • Yoga Instructor Spotlight: Meredith Causton

    We are excited to host Instructor Meredith Causton for Yoga Under the Stars.

    Meredith Causton completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2017.  Meredith became passionate about yoga after attending her first class nearly a decade ago and carries that love, excitement and commitment into her teaching.  She teaches hatha flow, yin yoga and meditation, combining the three practices into a class that will leave you feeling balanced, realigned and equanimous. Meredith provides cues to the body that support the breath and movement of all levels of practitioners while encouraging the practice to be made personal.