Next Step Adventure is ready to help you level up.

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Through a unique blend of development, leadership, and facilitation, we help you reach the next level with an approach that’s different // mindful // fun // creative.

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What We’re Up To

We’ve just published the second edition of the Mindfulness & Movement Activity Cards, GROWTH DECK. Same great activities; new look. We’ve also dropped the price. Help your favorite student’s teacher guide her class to SETTLE, CREATE and PLAY. I bet their teacher will thank you every day!

Do you want to practice more mindfulness each day?

Mindfulness & Movement Activity Cards by Next Step showing cover and sections of Foundation Deck

Save the date for the 2024 Central Iowa Yoga Retreat–April 6, 2024.

Join us at Raccoon River Nature Lodge in West Des Moines. Come to move, and leave with community. Contact Ashley for more info on teaching and attending.

We’re organizing a retreat where you can connect with old friends, and make some new ones. Spring isn’t THAT far away!

Shelly and Sara work closely with the Iowa Farm to School movement. Sara works with the Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development at ISU, and Shelly teaches nutrition to kids through Pick a Better Snack.

Eating well is crucial to good health, and local food is a growing concern in Iowa.

Autumn is here. Lots of healthy, local foods are in your grocery store. Do you know how to use them?

June and Hazel on the mulch pile at Sprouts Garden, Drake University
June wishing Happy Chinese New Year

The pandemic and the need for kids to learn at home inspired us to develop a collection of home learning resources that parents (and teachers) could use with their kiddos. We still offer them FOR FREE.

Creating unique ways to get your point across, and deepen understanding of the world and its mysteries.

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  • Just breathe
    What comes to mind when you hear the word “breath?” Do you have a memory of getting the wind knocked out of you when you did a belly flop in the pool? Or holding your breath when you were scared? Do you hear the words “I can’t breathe” that have become a mantra of the …
  • Farm to School Science Lessons
    We are often asked, “How do we bring Farm to School teaching into our classrooms?” There are barriers. Time is short. Teachers are stretched. There is no “free time” in the day to add something extra. Fortunately, Farm to School is not an extra. There are countless ways to integrate it into the existing framework. …
  • Day of the Girl
    October 11 is International Day of the Girl. This is an opportunity to celebrate the power of girls, discuss the challenges girls face worldwide, and take action to advance the rights of girls everywhere. The statistics are staggering: International Day of the Girl Child has its roots in the 1995 World Conference on Women in …