Workshops, Training & Retreats

Workshops, Training & Retreats

Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) - Julia Jonson, Lead Instructor & Sally Gill, Co-Instructor


October 2024 - May 2025
Hosted at The Yoga Effect


Deepen Knowledge, Gain Wisdom While Becoming a Light for Others

Yoga provides us with an opportunity to get to know ourselves from the inside out. So when someone says YES to embarking on training, they open up a whole new path of learning and growth for themselves. YTT is an opportunity to work through self-limiting beliefs and build confidence. It’s an opportunity to awaken the higher Self and shine like never before. And importantly, it’s an opportunity to guide others in their journey of self-discovery and help make a real difference in the world.

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MAY 2024

 

Partner Yoga


Saturday May 18, 2024 • 2:00-4:00pm • $75 per couple


Yoga offers myriad options to explore the mind, body, and spirit connection. Adding a partner to practice can expand those options even further.

Join Andrew Gurvey (assisted by Julia Jonson) as we explore techniques utilized from Thai Massage, Acroyoga, and expansions of the yoga asanas themselves.  Partner yoga explores more than just poses done with two people; it also offers opportunities for stretching further, working out kinks, and working on spoken and unspoken communication skills. 

Grab a friend or loved one for a fun and enlightening way to get out of your comfort zone. Coming to this workshop with a partner is preferred, as coming alone will not guarantee a pair-up option.

About Andrew Gurvey: TBY Yoga President, Yoga Teacher, Engineer. Andrew has been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching since 2009. He is passionate about providing people with stress relief and an opportunity to feel better in their bodies and mind. His favorite pose is, hands down, Handstand! If you are into inversions, check out his Flow & Balance class.


Please note:  as a courtesy to our teachers who plan their workshops thoughtfully, workshops are not refundable if less than 24 hours' cancellation notice is given.
Thank you

Register Here

 

 

Yoga Teacher Training: Free Informational Meeting with Julia Jonson and Sally Gill


Sunday May 19, 2024 • 2:00-4:00pm 
Saturday June 1, 2024 • 2:00-4:00pm 
 

Would you like to deepen your Yoga knowledge and gain wisdom, while becoming a light for others? Join us for two opportunities to learn more about our Teacher Training Program.

Created and led by Julia Jonson of TBY Yoga and hosted at The Yoga Effect; Sally Gill will be partnering to assist Julia, along with guest teachers such as Gabriel Halpern, Andrew Gurvey, Bhante Sujatha and Anitha Bellary. This Program will run from October 2024-May 2025.

Yoga provides us with an opportunity to get to know ourselves from the inside out. So, when someone says YES to embarking on training, they open up a whole new path of learning and growth for themselves. Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to work through self-limiting beliefs and build confidence. It’s an opportunity to awaken the higher Self and shine like never before. And importantly, it’s an opportunity to guide others in their own journey of self-discovery and help make a real difference in the world

Register Here for May 19
Register Here for June 1

 

 

Yoga for Sobriety with Jessica Spalding

Sunday, May 26, 2024 • 5:00-6:30pm 

This is a by-donation event. Proceeds for this event will go
to the Nicasa Behavioral Health Services in Waukegan, IL.
Please bring cash or a check made out to The Yoga Effect.

Join Jess for this deeply nurturing Yoga for Sobriety workshop. Dive into the transformative world of  Yoga for Sobriety. Join us for a special introductory workshop that serves as your gateway to a life of wellness and recovery. Embark on this empowering journey – where strength, serenity, and sobriety align. Whether you are sober, sober curious, or
feel called to change your relationship with alcohol, you are welcome to join us.

Jess shares her journey: 

“On the outside, I had it all, a beautiful growing family, friends that were like family, a roof over my head, food on the table, and a stay-at-home opportunity to raise my children. On the inside, I was suffering. My choice of escapism was alcohol. I thought it would take away all the pain inside or make me feel less lonely, and more socially accepted. It took the edge off, giving me a false sense of connection. Alcohol allowed me not to feel, taking me far away to a temporary, short-lived bliss, only to violently awaken deep down in the trenches of everything I was running away from or even worse.

There is not always a rock bottom to kickstart a journey to recovery and I have journeyed the sobriety lifestyle twice before, each for different reasons and chapters of my life. However, minimal support, traumatic, life-altering events, or unwillingness to let go of the ego, resulted in relapse.

It wasn't until I committed to mindfulness practices in my daily life, that I saw a change; this shift played a crucial role in my recovery.

Yoga was the catalyst to my longest recovery term and exactly the support I needed. Yoga provided me with the tools to accept myself just as I am. I have found peace holding space to feel all emotions.
This humbling path has allowed me to sit with myself through non-judgmental eyes and a forgiving narrative.

I've found the strength to honor that my health journey isn't linear, but by surrendering to one breath at a time, we are capable of healing and experiencing a life of clarity. As the Bhagavad Gita says, "Yoga is the journey to the self, through the self, to the self.”

No matter what stage of recovery you are in, each day is an opportunity to find wholeness in whatever shape the mind, body, and soul need in the present moment. I share my story and practice in hopes you will join me on this beautiful journey to experience the strength and serenity within you.”

Workshop Highlights:

Explore the fundamentals of yoga tailored for sobriety and holistic well-being. Learn powerful mindfulness techniques to navigate challenges on your recovery journey. Connect with a like-minded community dedicated to supporting each other's growth. Q&A session for any inquiries about integrating yoga into your sobriety practice.

Register Here

 
JUNE 2024

 

Sunset Kirtan with Rich Logan


Thursday, June 6th 7:00-8:30pm $35

Proceeds from this event will go to help children and families in Ukraine. A donation will be made to Global Living.

Kirtan is one of the oldest devotional practices on the planet. It gives one the opportunity to align with spirit and community. This seemingly simple practice is a call and response vocalization. And whether we are chanting to a higher power, for our own personal release or simply to come together with others - it can be a profound experience that invites change and transformation. Kirtan is well suited for people who have trouble meditating because it occupies the mind’s normal processes, gets us out of old patterns of thinking and invites a quiet peace that may be unfamiliar to us in our busy world.

Please note: This event will not be at the studio, but at our co-owner, Anna’s home, outdoors on the lake. The address will be provided via email confirmation.

About Rich Logan:
Rich Travels the world studying and teaching massage therapy and Yoga. A meditation practitioner since 1978, a serious student of Yoga since 1998, and a teacher since 2001- he promotes mindful practice, allowing one to witness the moment unfold, and realize it is us who is the unfolding.

As a courtesy to our teachers who plan their workshops thoughtfully, workshops are not refundable if less than 24 hours' notice of cancellation is given. Thank you

Register Here

 

 

Reiki Healing with Restorative Yoga with Jessica Spalding


Saturday, June 15th 6-7:30pm $35


Find deep relaxation with Jessica Spalding through the combination of Restorative yoga practice and Reiki therapy healing.
 
You will be gently guided to hold traditional restorative yoga poses while 
also receiving Reiki healing energy. 
 
Restorative poses help relieve the effects of stress, allowing the central nervous system and mind to calm while the body is fully supported with the use of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, etc.).
 
Reiki, an ancient form of universal energetic healing that encourages a state of balance, harmony, and self-healing, will be incorporated. It works on all levels of physical, emotional, and spiritual elements, helping to reduce stress, and anxiety and bring an overall sense of peace and calm.


Please note:  as a courtesy to our teachers who plan their workshops thoughtfully, workshops are not refundable if less than 24 hours' cancellation notice is given. Thank you

 

Register Here

 

 

Metta Sound Healing & Meditation with Bhante Rahula


Sunday June 23, 2024 • 1:30pm-3:00pm• $35 
 

Join Bhante Rahula of Blue Lotus Temple at The Yoga Effect for this profound experience. Combining the vibrations of sound therapy with crystal singing bowls, ancient Buddhist chanting, and Loving-kindness meditation. During this 90-minute workshop, you will be guided to find mindfulness and wisdom within.

About Bhante Rahula

Bhante Rahula has been a Buddhist monk for over 30 years and is a certified sound therapist.

All proceeds of this workshop will benefit the Blue Lotus Temple.


Please note:  as a courtesy to our teachers who plan their workshops thoughtfully, workshops are not refundable if less than 24 hrs' notice of cancellation is given. Thank you

Register Here

 

 

Music, Yoga & Summer Magic
with Kevin Paris

 

Yoga practice led by Julia Jonson and Sally Gill
Wednesday June 26, 2024 • 6:00pm-7:15pm• $45
 

Join us for a special, joint event brought to you by TBY Yoga and The Yoga Effect.  Join Julia Jonson, E-RYT 500, Sally Gill RYT 500, and Kevin Paris for an unforgettable yoga & live music class at The Yoga Effect Studio in Grayslake!  Julia and Sally will guide us through a soulful, slow-flowing 75-minute practice while Kevin serenades us with live music and the healing power of sound.

Science has shown that yoga, music, and human connection can shift our physiology in powerful ways that restore harmony, reduce stress, stimulate our parasympathetic nervous system, boost endorphins, and facilitate healing.  It's practically magic. All you have to do is show up. We can't wait to see you for an amazing event at The Yoga Effect in partnership with TBY Yoga!

 

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About Kevin:

Hawaii x LA-based singer-songwriter, Kevin Paris tours the world performing his infectious, feel-good music at the intersections where music, yoga, impact, and wellbeing meet.  He has played for over 1,000 yoga classes with many of the world's most renowned yoga teachers at venues like Wanderlust Festival, Yoga Journal LIVE, GAIA, Glo, and studios around the globe. More at kevinparismusic.com.

About Julia: 

Julia has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation since 1991, and teaching since 2007. With more than a thousand hours of formal training, Julia offers teachers-in-training extensive knowledge of the practice and a whole lot of love and passion for sharing it. Her approach is alignment-based, functional yoga with a therapeutic feel, and specializes in restorative, gentle, and intermediate yoga. Julia also earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell and has been making plant-based creations since 1989.
More at
www.tbyyoga.com.

About Sally: 

Sally has been practicing Yoga since 1992 when she discovered the practice as a dancer seeking to overcome performance anxiety. What began as a way to cope and feel comfortable in her own body, has become a lifelong practice that she loves to share with others. Sally has been part of The Yoga Effect community since it first opened in 2010 and was first trained to teach yoga through the studio with Mara Campbell in 2015. She is so grateful to now be a co-owner of the studio and continue to nurture the special community it holds. Sally received her RYT 500-hour teacher training designation in December of 2023 and is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Practitioner. Sally enjoys finding balance through the many forms that yoga can take from a more rigorous experience in a hot Yoga class to a gentle, restorative, or more mindful flow; Sally believes in listening to the cues our body gives us and finding peace through dedication to a lifelong yoga practice.

Please note:  as a courtesy to our teachers who plan their workshops thoughtfully, workshops are not refundable if less than 24 hrs' cancellation notice is given.
Thank you

Register Here

 

 

Yoga for Sobriety with Jessica Spalding

Sunday, June 30, 2024 • 5:00-6:30pm 

This is a by-donation event. Proceeds for this event will go
to the Nicasa Behavioral Health Services in Waukegan, IL.
Please bring cash or a check made out to The Yoga Effect.

Join Jess for this deeply nurturing Yoga for Sobriety workshop. Dive into the transformative world of  Yoga for Sobriety. Join us for a special introductory workshop that serves as your gateway to a life of wellness and recovery. Embark on this empowering journey – where strength, serenity, and sobriety align. Whether you are sober, sober curious, or
feel called to change your relationship with alcohol, you are welcome to join us.

Jess shares her journey: 

“On the outside, I had it all, a beautiful growing family, friends that were like family, a roof over my head, food on the table, and a stay-at-home opportunity to raise my children. On the inside, I was suffering. My choice of escapism was alcohol. I thought it would take away all the pain inside or make me feel less lonely, and more socially accepted. It took the edge off, giving me a false sense of connection. Alcohol allowed me not to feel, taking me far away to a temporary, short-lived bliss, only to violently awaken deep down in the trenches of everything I was running away from or even worse.

There is not always a rock bottom to kickstart a journey to recovery and I have journeyed the sobriety lifestyle twice before, each for different reasons and chapters of my life. However, minimal support, traumatic, life-altering events, or unwillingness to let go of the ego, resulted in relapse.

It wasn't until I committed to mindfulness practices in my daily life, that I saw a change; this shift played a crucial role in my recovery.

Yoga was the catalyst to my longest recovery term and exactly the support I needed. Yoga provided me with the tools to accept myself just as I am. I have found peace holding space to feel all emotions.
This humbling path has allowed me to sit with myself through non-judgmental eyes and a forgiving narrative.

I've found the strength to honor that my health journey isn't linear, but by surrendering to one breath at a time, we are capable of healing and experiencing a life of clarity. As the Bhagavad Gita says, "Yoga is the journey to the self, through the self, to the self.”

No matter what stage of recovery you are in, each day is an opportunity to find wholeness in whatever shape the mind, body, and soul need in the present moment. I share my story and practice in hopes you will join me on this beautiful journey to experience the strength and serenity within you.”

Workshop Highlights:

Explore the fundamentals of yoga tailored for sobriety and holistic well-being. Learn powerful mindfulness techniques to navigate challenges on your recovery journey. Connect with a like-minded community dedicated to supporting each other's growth. Q&A session for any inquiries about integrating yoga into your sobriety practice.

 
Register Here

 
JULY 2023

 

Bandhas: Directing The Flow of Life Force with Rich Logan

Sunday, July 7, 2024 • 2:00-4:00pm  $40

Join us for this deeper look at Bandhas, with Master Teacher, Rich
Logan. Bandhas are often taught as energetic locks. But when we look
at the possibilities of controlling the flow of energy, to lock it implies that nothing is moving in or out. If we change our perspective to think of Bandhas as valves, we can invite a flow of the energy we need inwardly, creating abundance. We will explore safe techniques to build our awareness of the muscles that promote safe engagement of the energetic valves. We will also experiment with yoga positions that
invite a passive realization of the inward flows.

About Rich Logan:
Rich Travels the world studying and teaching massage therapy and Yoga. A meditation practitioner since 1978, a serious student of Yoga since 1998, and a teacher since 2001- he promotes mindful practice, allowing one to witness the moment unfold, and realize it is us who is the unfolding.

Please note: As a courtesy to our teachers who plan their workshops thoughtfully, workshops are not refundable if less than 24 hours' notice of cancellation is given. Thank you

Register Here

Yoga for Sobriety with Jessica Spalding

Sunday, July 28, 2024 • 5:00-6:30pm 

This is a by-donation event. Proceeds for this event will go
to the Nicasa Behavioral Health Services in Waukegan, IL.
Please bring cash or a check made out to The Yoga Effect.

Join Jess for this deeply nurturing Yoga for Sobriety workshop. Dive into the transformative world of  Yoga for Sobriety. Join us for a special introductory workshop that serves as your gateway to a life of wellness and recovery. Embark on this empowering journey – where strength, serenity, and sobriety align. Whether you are sober, sober curious, or feel called to change your relationship with alcohol, you are welcome to join us.

Jess shares her journey: 

“On the outside, I had it all, a beautiful growing family, friends that were like family, a roof over my head, food on the table, and a stay-at-home opportunity to raise my children. On the inside, I was suffering. My choice of escapism was alcohol. I thought it would take away all the pain inside or make me feel less lonely, and more socially accepted. It took the edge off, giving me a false sense of connection. Alcohol allowed me not to feel, taking me far away to a temporary, short-lived bliss, only to violently awaken deep down in the trenches of everything I was running away from or even worse.

There is not always a rock bottom to kickstart a journey to recovery and I have journeyed the sobriety lifestyle twice before, each for different reasons and chapters of my life. However, minimal support, traumatic, life-altering events, or unwillingness to let go of the ego, resulted in relapse.

It wasn't until I committed to mindfulness practices in my daily life, that I saw a change; this shift played a crucial role in my recovery.

Yoga was the catalyst to my longest recovery term and exactly the support I needed. Yoga provided me with the tools to accept myself just as I am. I have found peace holding space to feel all emotions.
This humbling path has allowed me to sit with myself through non-judgmental eyes and a forgiving narrative.

I've found the strength to honor that my health journey isn't linear, but by surrendering to one breath at a time, we are capable of healing and experiencing a life of clarity. As the Bhagavad Gita says, "Yoga is the journey to the self, through the self, to the self.”

No matter what stage of recovery you are in, each day is an opportunity to find wholeness in whatever shape the mind, body, and soul need in the present moment. I share my story and practice in hopes you will join me on this beautiful journey to experience the strength and serenity within you.”

Workshop Highlights:

Explore the fundamentals of yoga tailored for sobriety and holistic well-being. Learn powerful mindfulness techniques to navigate challenges on your recovery journey. Connect with a like-minded community dedicated to supporting each other's growth. Q&A session for any inquiries about integrating yoga into your sobriety practice.

 
Register Here

 
AUGUST 2023

 

Pranayama Special: Asana to Prepare for Pranayama with Rich Logan


Sunday August 4, 2023 • 2:00 - 4:00pm • $40

This special workshop, taught by Master Teacher, Rich Logan, is designed to open the muscles that restrict our breath and strengthen those that support healthy breathing patterns. We will learn to
passively open tight connective tissue that can hinder our breath.
In addition, we will explore some Kriya Yoga to cleanse the lungs and focus on Pranayama techniques to enhance our clarity and concentration. Pranayama is essential to deeper states of consciousness, and we must be very careful not to create stress in the body or mind to access this deeper focus. Breath becomes a link to spirit and promoting healthy breathing patterns can literally change how one feels emotionally, mentally, and energetically. It takes time and devotion to develop an understanding of the subtle relationship that all breath can do for us; so, come with a mind that seeks exploration.

About Rich Logan:
Rich Travels the world studying and teaching massage therapy and Yoga. A meditation practitioner since 1978, a serious student of Yoga since 1998, and a teacher since 2001- he promotes mindful practice, allowing one to witness the moment unfold, and realize it is us who is
the unfolding.

Please note: As a courtesy to our teachers who plan their workshops thoughtfully, workshops are not refundable if less than 24 hours' notice of cancellation is given. Thank you

Register Here

 


 

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