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 in the heart of Starved Rock Country 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 CatsEye Wine Bar for yummy food and drinks.   Another great place to visit is August Hill Winery in nearby Utica, IL.  Or, check out everything Starved Rock Country has to offer!   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:  Rates vary depending on purpose.  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 2019 dates:  January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11

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.



August 17th, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Join Kate Brown, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, for a one-hour relaxing, meditative journey that will include therapeutic salt therapy and the offering of an essential oil to enhance your experience.  The meditation will focus on lowering stress and promoting relaxation.  

8 reclining, zero-gravity chairs are available, and 4 spaces on the floor set up with bolsters and a blanket. This experience is non-refundable unless we can fill your space.

Optional:  Come to a moderate paced yoga class before meditation at 8:30 am!  Special price for the yoga class before this event of $10.

Cost: $35

Open to the first 12 people to register - Click Register for Class button. 



Join our healing support community group for monthly live, local education within a community of like-minded people looking for answers, moving forward, and healing "the Medical Medium Way".  If you are looking for answers to any chronic, ongoing condition (or several) that affect your daily life,  learn about what is believed to be the common causes of so many common “mystery illnesses”, such as:

Autoimmune diseases, Adrenal Fatigue, ADHD, Autism, Alzheimer’s, CANCER, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Eczema/Psoriasis, Depression/Anxiety, Digestive disorders (IBS, Colitis, Leaky Gut, Crohn's), Fibromyalgia, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shingles, Thyroid disorders, Vertigo & Tinnitus, and EVEN Menopausal issues!

Presentations are based on following the health recommendations of Anthony William. William is the author of several books that recommend methods we can all use to independently heal ourselves and our loved ones. 

Next Class Date To Be Announced



PLUS:  How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

It is estimated that 95% of the population has Epstein Barr virus. It is very misunderstood, and very little is known about it. Even if you do not remember having Mononucleosis, one of the four stages of EBV, you very likely are still infected with the virus. It lies in a dormant stage, undetectable by most medical tests. Doctors do not even look for it, and if they find it, it's only because someone is in the mono stage when it is detectible in the bloodstream. The virus lies in wait, hiding in our bodies, until something like a stressful event or injury sets it off. However, it can still be working behind the scenes, creating havoc in our organs and in our lives.

Join us to learn more about the Epstein Barr virus and the many mystery illnesses it is responsible for. Most of these illnesses have no given cause, and no cure. We are usually prescribed medications to "manage" the illness. We will be diving into the four stages of the life of the virus people go through, so you can understand where your body might be in the viral process.

You will also learn how to grow your own sprouts!

Presenters: Pam Booras, Certified Traditional Naturopath of Soma Psychi Therapies, and Diana Carlson, Certified Yoga Therapist & Director, SaltTreeYoga.


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A Day of Celebrating Women

OCT 5, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join our experienced wellness practitioners as they share ways to live your life more fully, AND grow with a group of amazing women just like you, during a FULL DAY EVENT to nurture yourself! This is limited to 16 participants, so register through the link on this event soon. SaltTreeYoga's goal has always been to provide the latest natural healing methods and educational opportunities to help you guide your body back to a functional, balanced, and healthy state. This group gathering will focus on that, and ALL of that!  Everyone will experience the following: Massage, Reiki or Healing Touch, a session in the Migun Infrared massage bed, Himalayan salt & essential oils foot soak, make your own essential oil product, Psychic Reading, a Meditation in the Salt Cave, and shopping, of course! Enjoy mini-learning experiences about essential oils, reiki/pendulums, and  personal grounding & protection, plus a restorative yoga session. Healthy lunch, beverages and snacks included!

Your presenters are Pam Booras, Certified Traditional Naturopath of SomaPsychi Therapies; Kate Brown, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Educator of Kate Brown Healing Essentials; Stephanie Wilkinson , Psychic Reader of The Gypsy Vardo/Beyond the Veil Healing; Dee Matel, LMT of Nurturing Wellness; ; and Diana Carlson, Certified Yoga Therapist of SaltTreeYoga. Grab a friend, your Mom, your Daughter or Sister, and take a day all about you! 

Full Day Feed your Soul Experience: $189



with Yoganand Michael Carroll

NOV 1-3, 2019

“Yoga is 6,000 years old, right?” We will explore the historical beginnings of yoga, the early yogis and their Upanishadic philosophy, influences of Samkhya and Buddhism, and the medieval development and decline of Tantra Yoga and its ultimate reformation into Hatha Yoga. While the yogic practices have changed dramatically over the millennia, the goals of the practitioners have remained remarkably stable; and so we find these philosophies rich and fertile areas for the development of a meaningful and dynamic context and personal intention for practice today. Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions. Practices will introduce and include pranayama, khumbaks, the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate. Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

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

Lunches and snacks will be provided with Vegan & Gluten-free options.

DATES: NOV 1-3, 2019

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

Program Cost: 
$35 Friday Evening
$175 per day Saturday & Sunday ($350 if register for both)
$350 for entire weekend
$300 Early Bird price for entire weekend by October 13, 2019!

Cancellation Policy:  Full refund if cancel by October 10th.  No refunds after that.

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.


 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!

Classes are 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 20-22


To Be Announced


December 6-8