Workshops & Events


Our gorgeous, spacious studio combined with our Wellness/Educational Center is the perfect setting to host your weekend or one-day retreat, health-focused workshop or event!  Yoga/Meditation/Massage/Aromatherapy/Chakras/Reiki/Stress Relief/Life Coaching/Nutrition/Anything about Health & Wellness!  Learn, play and relax all in the same space.   Registrants love the ambience and the chance to use the healing Himalayan Salt Cave and other services on breaks and before or after their classes, or even as a segment of the event, itself. We are located along Rt. 80 just 1-1/2 hours from Chicago, Rockford, and Bloomington/Champaign areas - in the heart of Illinois.  We are also 15 minutes or less  from some beautiful places to stay: Starved Rock Lodge & State Park,  Heritage Harbor, and Fox River Resort. Great restaurants and shopping are within walking distance - check out B.A.S.H.,  The Lone Buffalo, and The Pink Chihuahua for yummy food and drinks.  Another great place to visit is August Hill Winery in nearby Utica, IL.   On-site catering/delivery is also available here at SaltTreeYoga. Contact us to discuss arrangements for your next event!


Groups for up to 12 using the Salt Cave can also use our studio space for up to two hours to gather for bring-your-own snacks and beverages (no full meals please).  Rate is $30/person during regular business hours, and we will help you set up/tear down.  Studio space and help is included in the salt cave price!   Please call for rates during non-business hours.  See more options on the Salt Cave page.


Studio/Events Room Rental:  $200/day includes yoga props if needed, tables, chairs, water, coffee & tea.  Seats 30 people.  Or, let us help coordinate and promote your workshop or seminar to our network of clients!  Call for percentage-based shared profit arrangements.


Be sure to scroll through the whole page - it's categorized into Health & Spiritual Development; Yoga & Movement Workshops; and Aromatherapy Education! 







with Pam Booras, RYT-200, CTN    


The Second Wednesday of every month:   September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, & December 12th


This guided meditation will take place in the Salt Cave and includes a salt therapy treatment. We will be using Selenite Harmonizers during the hour in the Salt Cave. Selenite is a powerful cleansing and healing tool that has the ability to clear, protect and shield your energy body. It is one of the few minerals that has the healing ability to quickly unblock stagnant and negative energy, removing all energy blockages to create a fluid flow of energy throughout the body. Selenite crystals shield you from outside influences, since one of the Selenite healing properties is to evoke protection from the angelic realm. It helps to dispel all negative energy from the body and mind, bringing calming energies, deep peace and mental clarity.

 Cost:  $35

Please understand that all workshops are non-refundable!

  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 8 to register - click Register for Class button.   Three more will be accepted by phone if you are okay with a restorative floor set-up with bolsters, but you must call us to register your space.





with Laurel Maze, Reiki Master


Third Tuesday of every month in the Yoga Studio.   SEPT 18th, OCT 16th, NOV 20th, DEC 18th


All meditations are from 5:30-6:30 pm.   Please register in advance!  We need a minimum of 5 to offer this meditation.  

COST:  $10.  Click below and scroll to the date of the class to find it on the calendar.






DATES:  To Be Announced

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake.


You will be offered therapeutic grade essential oil to breathe in/apply to enhance your journey. We will lead you through a sequential process of moving inward: first the body, then the breath, then the mind, and then the emptying into Yoga Nidra, conscious Deep Sleep.

Yoga Nidra is the destination, not the journey!

Yoga Nidra is a place where accelerated healing and learning can happen. One hour of yoga nidra practice restores the body similarly to 3 hours of deep sleep.Yo ga Nidra brings you into a deeply restorative healing state that will release tension, enhance your vital life force, and leave you with a greater sense of peace and wellbeing.

These events will be led either by Kate Brown or Diana Carlson.
Kate is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Diana is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist.

Cost: $35. Open to the first 8 people to register - Click Register for Class button. Three more will be accepted by phone if you are okay with a restorative floor set-up with bolsters, but you must call us to register your space.  This is non-refundable unless

we can fill your space. 









Igniting the Fire of Yoga: A Transformational Retreat


with Yoganand Michael Carroll


DATES:  OCT 12-14, 2018

Program Times:  Friday 6-9 PM; SAT & SUN 9 AM - 4 PM


After SEPT 9th:  $325


For all levels. In the company of supportive community, experience a life-changing retreat skillfully guided by longtime practitioner and teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll. Ancient yoga texts speak of two lights within the body: the moon in the crown of the head, symbolizing the rational self, and the sun in the pelvis, representing the emotions. The conflict between these two forces causes all of life’s pain and suffering. Through postures and pranayama, the yogi converts sun energy into yogagni, the fire of yoga. This fire rises up and dissolves the moon back into the witness, the seed of the self. When the sun and moon disappear, the yogi becomes the whole universe.

This transformational retreat includes

• Plenty of asana and pranayama practice

• Esoteric teachings that make a lot of sense

• Information and techniques to deepen your practice when you return home

• Hope and inspiration for your spiritual journey.


About the Presenter:

Yoganand founded Pranakriya Yoga in 2005. He is a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of Swami Kripalu’s work, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.

After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without taking away from the ancient teachings.

Yoganand serves as the Founder and Dean of Curriculum for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, leads trainings and retreats around the country and world and works to keep the history of Tantric Hatha Yoga alive. He is also Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA. 

Students find that Yoganand teaches from a place of deep experience and learning, and that he shares his understanding in ways that allow them to cultivate and experience greater vitality in their own lives. Yoganand is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 level teacher and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists – IAYT.


Please understand that all workshops are non-refundable.




 with Kate Brown, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist/Instructor;   

 For all aromatherapy classes, please contact Jen Williamson at (815) 488-1582 for more information and to register!

 Animals & Aromatherapy

 August 4th, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

 Have you wondered about using Aromtherapy with your Animals? 

 Does all the stuff out there on the internet and social media about Essential Oils and Animals make your head hurt?

 Would you like to separate the myths from the facts?

 Then this class is just what you have been looking for. It will include a a wide variety of topics that will allow you to use Essential Oils with confidence with the animals in your life. The class will include:

 - Essential Oil Safety and Contraindications - species specific

 - How to Create a First Aid Kit for your Animals - good news it works for you too!

 - What Essential Oils support wellness in our animals - including system specific support

 - Evidence Based suggestion for common Animal issues

 - Supporting Healthy Emotions and Behaviors with Essential Oils

 - Using Essential Oils to reduce the Toxins that Harm the Animals in your home

 - Make an essential oil based animal product to take home with you


 Earlybird Pricing through 7/15/18 $129


 Pricing after 7/15/18 $179


 The cost of this class includes handouts and materials for the make and take products.

 Additional discounts for attending Essential Oils for Emotional Release on 8/5/18/18:

 $199 Earlybird for both

 $269 Pricing after 7/15/18 for both


 For More information please contact Jen Williamson 815.488.1582 or

 Class will be taught by Kate Brown. Kate is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and Instructor and a Healing Touch for Animals Certified Practioner and Instructor. She has had a practice utilzing essential oils therapy and Healing Touch for Animals and People for over a decade. She brings who real life experience along with scientific basis to the class making it informative, practical and fun.




 Essential Oils for Emotional Release

Sunday, August 5th 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 COST:  $150

 This class will introduce participants to how essential oils can help to balance mind, body, and spirit. Single oils and oil blends that may help with specific emotional groups will be presented. Participants will be shown how to recognize and release emotional patterns using Young Living Essential oils. Instructor will lead a guided exercise on emotional release for oneself.

Included in this class:

  • Essential Oil Safety
  • Quality of Essential Oil
  • How emotions can affect our health
  • How emotional patterns can be recognized and released
  • Specific essential oils to use for emotional release and balance
  • Instructor guided emotional release exercise (on self) with Essential Oil Blends
Earlybird Pricing through 7/15/18 $129

Pricing after 7/15/18 $179

The cost of this class includes handouts and materials for the make and take products.

Additional discounts for attending Animals and Aromatherapy on 8/4/18:

$199 Earlybird for both

$269 Pricing after 7/15/18 for both

For information and to register Contact: Jen Williamson 815-488-1582,

LIMITED TICKETS - Please sign up ASAP. This Class sold out the last time it was offered.

Classes will be taught by Kate Brown. She is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and instructor. Kate found the power of essential oils over a decade ago. She is also a Certified Practitioner in Healing Touch for Animals, Certified Practitioner and Instructor and Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and a certified yoga instructor. She has her own practice, Kate Brown Healing Essentials, in Utica, IL.




with Kate Brown  


September 21-23, 2018 

  Please call for more information!  


November 30 - December 2, 2018