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 Starved Rock Lodge & State Park, Heritage Harbor, August Hill Winery, Silver Leaf Resort, and Grand Bear Lodge. Great restaurants and shopping are within walking distance.  Check out B.A.S.H. and The Lone Buffalo   On-site catering is also available. Contact SaltTreeYoga 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 Workshops; Massage & Movement Therapy; and Aromatherapy Education! 









with Pam Booras, RYT-200, CTN    


The Second Thursday of every month:   January 12th, February 9th, March 9th is Cancelled, April 13th, May 11th, June 6th, No July, August 10th, Sept. 14th, Oct. 12th, 

Nov. 9th, & Dec. 14th

  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!






with Laurel Maze, Reiki Master


Third Tuesday of every month except April & May:  April 25th, May 23rd, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th, October 17th, November 21st, December 19th


All meditations are from 5:30-6:30 pm with a suggested donation of $10.  This is a walk-in class; no prior registration needed.



with Pema Lisa Antoniotti

September 16th, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


The Foundational teaching of Buddhist practice is The Four Noble Truths. These truths clearly explain our situation: that we are suffering, and because we don't understand why, we continue to suffer. In this workshop, Pema will help us understand how mindfulness of The Four Noble Truths can empower us and enable us to stay grounded in our moral compass during today's trying times. This workshop has practical, real world application and can be helpful for individuals practicing in any tradition or no tradition.


About Pema:

Pema Lisa Antoniotti, APC is a Dharma teacher of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and is a registered yoga teacher in Alignment Yoga’s 500-hour training. She is the Co-Founder of Joyful Path Meditation and Healing Center in Middleton, WI, where she serves as a teacher and administrator. She also serves on the Meriter Association of Spiritual Caregiver's Faith Ambassador steering committee, helping to educate faith communities about Advance Care Planning.


Pema began practicing mindfulness meditation in 1995 and Tibetan Buddhist meditation in 2001. She began an Ashtanga yoga practice in 1998 and completed her first Alignment Yoga teacher training in 2008. Pema has is certified in Yoga of the Heart with Nischala Joy Devi, former Director of Stress Management for Dean Ornish’s Lifestyle Heart Trial and co-founder of the Commonweal Cancer Program. Pema has been a student of Domo Geshe Rinpoche since 2001, ordained since 2003, and a Lama in training since 2004. Pema is studying in the Masters of Adult Education Program with an emphasis on Human Services and Counseling at UW Platteville. Pema also studies Authentic Leadership and Circle Sigma principles with Gregory Rouillard and is participating in Level 2 training in Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s Conscious End of Life program.


$40.00 for Three (3) Hour Workshop if registered by September 9th.  If you register AFTER September 9th, the cost will be $50.  Please sign up early as we need a minimum to run this class.  Please understand that all workshops are non-refundable. 

CALL SaltTreeYoga to reserve your spot TODAY!




Tantric Hatha Yoga:  Churning the Heart 

Director: Yoganand Michael Carroll

Dates: December 8-10, 2017

Program Times:

Friday evening class 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday 9:00-5:00pm Sunday 9:00-4:00pm


$35 Friday Evening Only


Program Cost: $275 for Full Weekend

Please understand that all workshops are non-refundable.


For everyone with at least six months of yoga experience.
The tantric hatha yoga tradition assumes that we do not know who we really are—that we developed a persona to fit into the world and then forgot that we were anything but that persona. The practice of tantric hatha yoga involves techniques that energetically disturb this persona. In Sanskrit, this consciously induced disturbance is called chalana, or churning. Each time the persona is churned, there is the possibility that it will reform a little closer to who we really are. When the difference between the persona and our true self grows small enough, we can let go of the persona and take refuge in the ultimate truth of our being.

This retreat will include:

Intermediate and advanced asana, pranayama (yogic breathing), and meditation

An exploration of yogic goals and ideals to see what is appropriate for
contemporary practitioners

Immersion in the tantric hatha yoga lifestyle and transformation experiences

A safe environment to share and connect with a community of practitioners

Move forward toward truth in a weekend that will encourage you to let go of your old identity!

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.




All seminars offer 8 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours


Each seminar is $195. Register 14 days in advance for early-bird fee of $170. Please call  
866-325-7628 to register or visit




with Kate Brown, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist/Instructor;   Contact Jen Williamson at (815) 488-1582 for more information and to register!




with Kate Brown  


 CCA-301:  Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
December 1-3, 2017





with Kate Brown


CCA-302:  Essential Oils for Physical Health & Well Being

                                                                   August 11-13, 2017





with Kate Brown


CCA-303:  Essential Oils for Emotional & Spiritual Clearing


October 27-29, 2017