Classes are held at Life Force Health Center in Mundelein,

Join Julia Jonson, E-RYT® 500 Saturdays at 9:30 am for Restorative & Gentle, or Sundays at 9:30 am for Intermediate.

Join Andrew Gurvey, E-RYT 200 11:00 am Saturdays for Intermediate Yoga.  classes.  Registration Instructions

Also, the Venerable Bhante Sujatha is offering Morning Coffee Wisdom Wednesdays at 8:00 am via Zoom. More below.


Intermediate Yoga

This class requires that students have previous yoga experience.  The class will be led with a deep focus on alignment in yoga postures and may also include lessons on philosophy and mindfulness. This level of class is good for regular practitioners looking to grow in strength and awareness. Introductory work in upside-down postures may be offered in this format.  This class is appropriate for students who are injury-free and ready to be offered challenging options.

11:00 am Saturday/Andrew

9:30 am Sunday/Julia

Registration Instructions


Morning Coffee Wisdom

This Livestream class, led by renowned Buddhist monk Bhante Sujatha, is a blend of meditation, mantra, and discussion. Based on Bhante’s popular Morning Coffee Wisdom email,  the class will contain a reflection, followed by group meditation.  After meditating, Bhante opens the floor for discussion and questions, based on the day’s reflection.  This class is excellent for emotional and mental development and stress relief.  

8:00 am Wednesdays, $12 suggested donation. See Click here for payment details & Zoom info


Restorative & Gentle

Practice postures that promote deep relaxation.  This format offers yoga poses, supported by yoga props such as bolsters, blankets, and more, all of which help renew and restore both mentally and physically.  Expect some gentle movements that stretch and strengthen the body and fortify the mind.  Classes may include some introductory work in standing poses.  This format may also include simple breathwork.  Appropriate for any level of practitioner, especially beginners.

9:30 am Saturdays/Julia 

Registration Instructions


Individual Instruction

Individual instruction in your home can be a great way to get you ready for regular classes or to work on a specific issue. Julia Jonson, E-RYT® 500, YACEP® specializes in private instruction and has been working with some clients on an ongoing basis for years. Whether it’s a few private sessions to help with a physical issue or simply a way to prepare for group classes, this type of instruction can enlighten and nourish students. Call 773-706-2833 or email julia@tbyyoga.com to set up your individual instruction or small group class. $125 per session and packages can be created for ongoing instruction.  Lessons held in-person at Life Force or can be done in your home.


TBY Yoga

Now at Life Force Health Center!

Julia Jonson & Andrew Gurvey now teach their weekend morning classes at Life Force Health Center in Mundelein. Andrew and Julia are thrilled to have a place to offer their classes in person. They are also happy to be partnering with local yoga studios offering workshops and events. 

Classes at Life Force:

9:30 Sun. – Intermediate/Julia

9:30 Sat. – Restorative & Gentle/Julia

11:00 am Sat. – Intermediate/Andrew

(Check Schedule for Changes/Cancellations)

Only 8 Spots – Pre-Registration Necessary

Email julia@tbyyoga.com to register. 

Trainings & Events    Pop-up yoga classes, trainings, and workshops at various indoor locations will be held. Subscribe to our emails below for details.

About Julia Jonson, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®: Julia is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the Expert/500-hour level. Julia also offers continuing education units (CEU’s) for yoga teachers and offers 200-hour yoga teacher training with the assistance of her husband and business partner Andrew. 

Over the past 20 years, I have taught in hundreds of yoga studios worldwide and TBY Yoga is one of the true gems. Andrew and Julia have a two-pronged goal in their minds and hearts: to create community and uphold the yogic wisdom they value. As owners and leaders they have made a clear decision to operate from their beliefs and to provide consistent, yogic teachings both on and off the mat. They prioritize transparency and stand for their values with fortitude. I am proud to call them my friends and honored to be a visiting teacher at this outstanding studio.

Desiree R.

Among the many great things about total body yoga is welcoming acceptance of all people regardless of age, faith, background, orientation or social class!! Loving community! Yoga accessible to all levels and body types!

Jose Q.

I have tried ALL of the yoga studios in the Northwest suburbs. Without a doubt, this is the best. The owners have created a studio with the perfect vibe. The practice area is large, clean, peaceful, and welcoming. All the teachers are professional, knowledgeable and make every student feel comfortable. Anyone who wants to start a yoga practice should begin here.

Susan W.

Love this studio! The teachers are fantastic and instructional. There are so many options for classes and different levels so there is a class for everyone!

Rochelle A.

This a welcoming environment filled with people who create a great family atmosphere. All the teachers are amazing and there are classes for everyone. I’m so glad I found this place.

Terry L.

This is a great place to learn/grow your practice. I was new to yoga, and I am having a wonderful experience. Julia and Andrew have created a place where everyone is welcome and encouraged. The teachers are very knowledgeable. TBY is a really loving and kind community. It’s amazing! You gotta check it out for yourself.

Cynthia W.

TBY Yoga is a tremendous yoga studio. From the minute you first walk in the door you feel he sense if community. All of the instructors at TBY are dedicated and make sure they meet you where you are. They also excel in helping you make adjustments to your practice that are effective for you.

Paul S.

I love practicing and teaching in this beautiful space! The owners are the most generous, kind and conscious humans and you can feel it in the air when you walk in. So grateful to be associated with a place that offers amazing classes with an atmosphere that is no doubt sacred for those who have found themselves turning inward on their mats under beautiful lights and inspiring tapestries.

Anna O.

Julia and Andrew have created such an amazing space at TBY Yoga. I live in Chicago (where I also did my teacher training) but work in the northern suburbs, which is how I found TBY. Ever since the studio where I trained in Chicago closed I’ve been looking for a new home studio. There are so many studios across Chicagoland… some have a great atmosphere, some have amazing teachers, but it’s incredibly difficult to find a studio that has it all… and where there is also a connected, caring community where ALL feel welcome. At TBY yoga, they put effort into ensuring that yoga is never intimidating and that there truly is something for everyone. This is what sets this studio apart. While I generally only attend a few classes due to my schedule, they have a diversity of class offerings and times to accommodate anyone’s schedule. They care about their students and hire quality teachers that truly care about helping students build a safe, sustainable yoga practice. I am so grateful to be a part of the TBY community (I only wish I could clone the studio so that we could have one in the city)! Keep up the great work my friends and thanks for all you do. 🙏🏼

Natalie B.

There are few places in the world that hold such a special place in my heart. Everything at TBY from the general atmosphere and energy of the space to the amazing breadth of class options and knowledge of the individual teachers is a wonder to behold. The entire community that TBY has created can change you in ways that you never could have imagined if you allow it. I’m so grateful for this place.

Jon S.