Special Events, Trainings, & Intensives

Continue your yoga education or learn to teach the art and science of mind-body movement. Also, be on the lookout for special events and classes. Subscribe to the TBY email list to stay up to date and for inspiration. Subscribe here.

Philosophy & Flow

At Black Cat Yoga

Yoga’s texts on conscious breathing, meditation, self-reflection, and mindful body movements were written with the intention of preventing suffering. Today we call it self-care. Yoga philosophy is extremely relevant for our often hectic modern lives. The texts teach us a lot about honoring and nourishing ourselves. These lessons also call us to be good citizens by guiding us to make small, daily choices to co-create desirable communities. In this workshop, enjoy a lively and uplifting 45-minute lesson on the timeless teachings of yogic philosophy. Then, you’ll engage in a mindful, 75-minute, alignment-based asana practice, tied together in a slow-flowing sequence. Join Julia Jonson November 6th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm * Register Here: Black Cat Yoga

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga provides us with an opportunity to get to know ourselves from the inside out. Society teaches us to live externally, while yoga teaches us to live internally. It’s what makes exploring the teachings so profound. While teachers in training will learn how to teach yoga poses and sequences, this training focuses on teaching yoga students. Teaching others begins with our own personal, internal integrity, which is why we place great importance on studying yoga’s code of ethics first. Coursework includes yoga humanities, in-depth instruction on teaching postures and, sequencing classes. Great emphasis is placed on ethics, anatomy, physiology, and the meditative quality of this ancient yet timeless practice.

  • January – June 2022  –10 Weekends
  • $300 non-refundable deposit holds a spot
  • Cost: $2800.00 (payment plan $3000/$500 mo.)
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Yoga Alliance Approved 200-RYS *Expert Instruction *
  • Held at Life Force Health Center 450 N. Seymour, Mundelein, Illinois. Learn in a supportive environment with ongoing mentoring opportunities for graduates. The latest principles of movement, alignment, and biomechanics will be taught. Training modules include Ethics & Philosophy, Alignment-based Postures & Sequences, Restorative & Gentle Yoga, Basics of Meditation & Pranayama, Equity & Inclusion, and more! Small student/teacher ratio. Two years of consistent yoga practice is required to enroll. Inquire/Apply julia@tbyyoga.com

Art of Teaching Restorative & Gentle

10-Hour Immersion into the Art & Science of Teaching

The antidote to stress is relaxation. Learn to teach skills to restore and renew. So many live in a heightened state of fight or flight which includes tense muscles, elevated heart rate, and adrenal glands working overtime secreting stress hormones. Restorative poses are active relaxation that leads to positive physiological changes. 10-hour training for yoga teachers or any experienced student wishing to offer restorative yoga. *January 29th & 30th, 2022 12:00 – 5:00 pm *Price: $250 or $140 single day *LOCATION: Nurture Yoga, Richmond, IL *Register Here *Completion Certificate  *PDF Training Manual *Yoga Alliance CEU’s 

Julia C. Jonson Creative Director, Yoga Teacher; E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Flow Into Stillness: A Musical Yoga Event

Andrew Gurvey & Julia Jonson at Pulsation Yoga!

Yoga does a body and mind good — and live music soothes the soul. When the two are combined, benefits abound. Join Julia Jonson and Andrew Gurvey for a memorable evening of yoga set to live, acoustic melodies.

Andrew Gurvey will play guitar while serenading students. Julia will lead an alignment-based flowing sequence, complete with relaxing and challenging postures alike. The physical practice is not about an accomplishment or outward perception, rather is intended to help us connect further to the state of being instead of doing.

This enlightening Friday event is good for students who have some previous yoga experience. Friday, November 19th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. $35

Pulsation Yoga

Individual Instruction

One-on-one instruction is an excellent way to work on specific issues or help with individualized stress relief. This type of instruction can enlighten and nourish students! *Price: $80-$125 *Location: Zoom or in-home.

Praise: “I have been practicing with Julia for more than a year and a half. Julia instructs me in therapeutic yoga because of physical limitations. Through this, I have come to utilize breathing, meditative, and body movements to help with pain, to calm,  to strengthen, and to move more freely. Her teachings and our discussions have opened my mind to look at life and all that entails with a different view. If you are fortunate to have the opportunity to study with Julia, don’t pass it up.” -Mark V.