Vision Board your Life

March 3rd

Louisa Dykstra



Vision boards are POWERFUL. Expand your comfort zone by expanding the possibilities you see for your future. Discover desires that might surprise you as they float to the surface! We'll do a brain "warm-up" to stretch our dream muscles, then will go to town finding images and words you want on your vision board. We'll even laminate the finished product, which gives it extra impact! Bring magazines and scissors. Posterboard, glue sticks, and laminating will be provided.  
Louisa Dykstra is a VP Sales Leader with Norwex who loves to help people clarify their vision! She's a mom, a community leader, and an avid student of the power of positive thinking and brain science. 


Participants will need to bring an additional $5 to cover the cost of supplies as well as a few magazines and scissors.  

Saturday Workshops

​**Some workshops include an additional supply fee**

Superfoods & Smoothies for Super Health!

 Jan 13th, 10AM

Melanie Schmidt (UPDATE: Summer Roper will be leading this workshop)


Are you ready to boost your immune system, increase your energy, improve your digestion, find an easy way to replenish after a workout, or even nutritionally support your body for preconception,during postpartum or while pregnant? Come join Melanie for a detailed discussion of her favorite superfoods and how to pull them into a delicious smoothie that your kids will also love! Handouts along with 3 smoothie demonstrations (recipes and taste testing) will be incorporated. All will be gluten and dairy free​.


 Melanie Schmidt is a Certified Health Coach and mom of 3 small children that is passionate about supporting and empowering women in achieving a healthy lifestyle that fosters joy, presence, energy and optimal physical and emotional health. Melanie believes that weaving in more whole foods, practicing simple mindfulness techniques and doing what gives us joy can be foundational to our health and wellness. She offers Prenatal and Postpartum Health Consultations along wtih a Woman's Health Guidance Program and support for children's health.


Gentle Yoga

1st session: January 8-March 2   (Registration for this session is now closed- let us know

if you're interested in the next session! )


Yoga is an ideal route to achieving and maintaining true health because it promotes strength and flexibility of the mind and body.   Our classes are designed to be simple yet challenging and accessible by people of all abilities.  If you cannot get up from the floor by yourself yet, you’ll use a chair  If you are an athlete or busy professional, you’ll be encouraged to slow down and fine tune your body awareness.  This is boot camp for the soul.  


This is for women who want to: strengthen after baby, improve fertility, stay strong and flexible during pregnancy and manage other hormonal imbalances.  It is for women who need to improve their balance, strength and flexibility gently, manage stress, and for those who have diagnoses of diabetes(or pre diabetes), cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression , joint replacements or chronic pain.  We want you to start living the vibrant, active and energetic life you deserve.  You’ve waited long enough.

$195 for 8 week series.  You may attend any or all sessions and attendance in unlimited.  Register in the white box to the right on this page.  Choose any available time (the time is not important for the registration process).  


Optional coaching, physical therapy, medication management and nutrition sessions will be offered for an additional fee.  Call (515) 954-7606 or email Summer at contactus@breathedsm.com for more information

Involved patients, or those with an injury are encouraged to have a physical therapy evaluation prior to participation. Schedule here


For those who are working on serious health issues, you will be encouraged to have blood work for comparison from beginning to end.  

Must purchase: 2 firm Mexican or other blankets and bring 2 small couch pillows to the restorative class: here is the link:  


Class Schedule: 

All classes are 45 minutes


Monday: 9:15, 12:15, 5:15

Tuesday: no class

Wednesday: 9:15, 12:15, 5:15

Thursday: 9:15, 12:15, 5:15  (Core Focus)

Friday 9:15, 12:15, 5:15

Saturday 9AM.  

Saturday 10AM Special Workshops.  Topics are listed below.  


Classes are taught by Dr. Libby Trausch, DPT and Andrea Imes, RN. 

Both are healthcare professionals with training in Medical Therapeutic Yoga.  


** Refund policy: 100% refunds will be offered until January 1, 2018.  January 1-8th participants will be eligible for a

50% refund.  After classes begin no refund will be given unless a participant is unable to participate due to injury. 

Superfood Sampling

January 20th, 10AM

Kate Brown, BSHN


Superfood Sampling: How to Enrich your Diet with Wild & Dense Nutrient Sources

This class will explore popular and next-in-line “superfoods” and practical ways to source, prepare, and integrate them into your diet.

**Supply fee will be included to cover the cost of samples

Facilitated by Kate Brown, BSHN
Kate has spent 13 years in the functional healthcare space offering nutrition and holistic wellness education and coaching. Her intention is to bring a sense of calm and balance to each person or presentation as so often we struggle with feeling anxious, overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused on what should be our most intuitive action – eating!

Oils for Health

February 3, 10AM

Dr. Megan Myers, PharmD


Learn the basics of essential oils and how their use can promote emotional well being as well as support your health goals.  



Pelvic Power

February 24th

Dr. Libby Trausch, PT, DPT


Learn more about the pelvic floor and how it relates to the breath, core strengthening and bowel, bladder and vaginal health. 

Ayurveda

February 10th, 10AM
Kyanne Kerbel


Ayurveda is the traditional, ancient Indian system of health science. Its name literally means, "life knowledge." The Ayurvedic method of holistic healthcare emphasizes balancing the body, mind, and spirit to treat and prevent disease. This 5,000-year-old practice focuses on harmonizing the body with nature through diet, herbal remedies, yoga and meditation, exercise, lifestyle, and body cleansing. It is considered the sister science of yoga. In this workshop you will learn how to incorporate Ayurvedic practices into your everyday life.


Class Descriptions


Yoga is Medicine: This is gentle yoga.  It is slow, breath coordinated and alignment based.  Learn to get into yoga poses that feel good and meet you where you are. 


Restorative: Mondays at 12:15, Wednesdays at 9:15 and Fridays at 5:15 are restorative days.  During these classes we will rest, breathe and focus our attention in deeply supported positions. Learn to truly relax your muscles to alleviate muscle tension and decrease the negative stress response.  


Core Focus: Thursdays are core focus day.  During these classes we will spend more time identifying and isolating our deep core muscles, including the pelvic floor and learning to actually stabilize and strengthen this elusive muscle group.  

Yoga is Medicine


De-mystifying Meditation

February 17th

Jules Green


Contemporary Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor Jules Green brings a common-sense, evidence-based approach to meditation. In this class, Jules will guide you through several mindful techniques that are shown to reduce stress and improve physical, mental and emotional health. You’ll be able to continue your practice at home on your own.   There are now nearly 7000 scientific studies that all point to one thing: Meditation is good for you.  What can meditation do for you and your health? There are so many benefits: improved immune function, improved digestion, increased mental focus and intuitive awareness, normalized blood pressure, increased neuroplasticity (literally changes the landscape of your brain, resulting in easier learning, more compassion, increased mental focus and intuitive awareness), reduced symptoms of PMS and menopause, decreases chronic pain, balanced blood sugar, decreased headaches & migraines, reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD… and so much more.   In this class, you will learn what meditation is, and what it’s not, and discover how easy it is to incorporate into your daily life. 


Jules Green, M.A., A.C.C., C.M.M.I.,  is a contemporary Meditation & Mindfulness teacher, Holistic Life Coach and Reiki Master. 

Kick Ass Health

January 24th

Dr. Libby Trausch, DPT


Learn how attitude is everything in life as well as health.  Change your mindset, change your life.