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 Thursday of every month:   January 11th, February 8th, (No meditation in March), April 12th, May 10th, (No meditations during the summer months of June/July/August, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, & December 13th


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.  JAN 16th, FEB 20th, MAR 20th, APR 17th, MAY 17th, JUNE 19th, JULY 17th, AUG 21st, SEPT 18th, OCT 16th, NOV 20th, DEC 18th


All meditations are from 5:30-6:30 pm.   This is a walk-in class; no prior registration needed. 

COST:  $10 payable at the door or you may pay in advance online by clicking on any Register for Class button on this page.  Scroll to the date of the class to find it on the calendar.






DATES:  TUESDAYS, FEB 13th, MARCH 13th, and APRIL 17th

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. 






with Laurel Maze, Reiki Master

APR 7th, 3-5 PM



Guided by Laurel Maze, a Reiki Master, a Karuna Reiki Master and a lifelong student of spirituality and metaphysics. She has been meditating for about 30 years and has led several groups in meditation and study during that time. Her intention is to give each person tools to use in his/her life that will help them grow into more heart-conscious, spiritual being.

COST:  $33

Please understand that all workshops are non-refundable!

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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!

Essential Oils for Emotional Weight Balance

Saturday, JAN 27th, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

COST:  $150

This one-day class will give you the foundation for using essential oils to help deal with the emotions behind holding on to extra weight. This is a great class regardless of whether you feel weighed down physically or emotionally. We will explore numerous ways to incorporate essential oils into your daily life to help you find the release of emotions needed to let go of excess weight.

Included in this class:

* How Essential OIls can help tap into hidden emotions

* The ways Essential Oils have been shown to help promote physical weight balance

* How Essential Oils can assist in emotional issues that often make it fee difficult to maintain an ideal, healthy physical weight

* How to use Essential OIls with various techniques to help guide you daily

For more information & to register, please contact Jen Williamson at or 815-488-1582 


SUNDAY, JAN 28th, 9 AM - 5:30 PM

COST:  $150

The one-day class uses Young Living Essential OIls to bring balance back into your life! During the day you will:

* Learn yoga poses and breathing practices for specific purposes

* Deep your relationship with essential oils

* Discuss restoration poses and products to support healthy digestion

* Receive product education

* Find out how embracing the yoga community may help your YL business grow

For mor information and to register, please contact Jen Williamson at or 815-488-1582



with Kate Brown  


March 9-11, 2018

November 30-December 2, 2018

 Please call for more information!  


February 23-25, 2018

May 4-6, 2018




 June 1-3, 2018

September 28-30, 2018