Women’s self defense

Learn from Nancy Long, a 4th degree Kukkiwon (world) black belt in Tae Kwon Do, for a monthly offering of women’s self-defense. Nancy has 14 years of experience in practicing Tae Kwon Do and is eager to help the community stay safe. Nancy learned these self-defense techniques from Navy Seal impact fighting, and Arnis style knife fighting.

Learn some not some common, common sense, about avoiding predators, learn how to “foil” the attacker’s plan, get away safely, how to physically defend yourself from an attack, and what the appropriate means of action are given the situation.

Nancy has been an elementary school teacher for the last 23 years, with a masters plus 40 in education. Her abilities to teach have been homed in over the years and now she’s coming to the community to bring you the education you need for self-defense. In addition to her experience in Tae Kwon Do, and teaching she is also a certified as an ACE personal trainer and brings fitness knowledge to the community. One of her favorite classes to instruct is kick-boxing.

This class is offered on the third Saturday of each month from 1 to 2pm. $18

Yoga Teacher Training
Fall 2019 we will be offering a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Dates are as follows:
Aug 16: 5-8pm
August 17 and 18: 10-6:45pm
September 14 and 15: 10-6:45pm
October 12 and 13: 10-6:45pm
November 16 and 17: 10-6:45pm
December 7 and 8: 10-6:45pm
January 11 and 12: 10-6:45pm
February 8 and 9: 10-6:45pm
March 7 and 8: 10-6:45pm
April 11 and 12: 10-6:45pm
May 9 and 10: 10-6:45pm
*Dates may change
*Location subject to change
Investment: $2750 – if you sign up before June 1, 2019 with a $250 deposit. 
After June 1, 2019 cost of program is $3000 with a $250 deposit to save spot.
Email for an application!

Mini & Me Family Tree Yoga: All Levels!

Here’s a new class as requested by you! Feel free to join your child/ren in a fun, all levels yoga activity, which will be intuitively improv’d for the age ranges of children (12 & under. Siblings welcome!) Angelina has taught ages 8months-80years young & designs community programs you may recognize like #YogiBears for younger tots & kids and #ZenDen for tweens & teens too. PLEASE RSVP with number of & ages of children. Any questions?
Please message her at: @Find what moves you .

Adults aren’t the only ones who could benefit from self & body awareness, Imagine modeling the types of behaviors we want to hone as adults in a fun, practical way. We learn to be mindful of change, stress, or navigating through life in general. From home/school or just in their own little worlds…everyone deserves a time and place to, “just be”. Plus, it’s a fresh way to keep active! This class is for everyone. Especially for those who, “Don’t do yoga”. 😉

Join us for a short and sweet hour+ session open to families who want to learn a variety of fun, creative activities to practice healthy self care methods that will extend far into adulthood. Please bring your own mat if able. Extras are limited. In order of highest to lowest price ($30-$5) range you can find decent yoga gear at Target, TJ Max and Five Below locally. Oh and wear something comfy! 🙂

And remember, Monkey see monkey do! Let’s start them early!
Saturday March 23, 2019 11am-12pm
$15 drop in per family or!
10-pack for $100

Reiki I , II and III Training:
“Reiki is the greatest secret in the science of energetic.” – Madam Hawayo Takata Interested in becoming a Level I Reiki Practitioner?
Reiki, whose origins began thousands of years ago, is a practice that harnesses the Universal Life Force, or Prana, in a hands-on method of healing. This first of three sessions will give students the knowledge and ability to heal themselves and others. On completion of this first session, you will become a Level I Reiki Practitioner. The following two sessions, Reiki II and III, will increase one’s ability to channel the energy, as well as learn techniques to enhance your Reiki practice. Amy Whelan has been a third degree Reiki practitioner, aka Reiki Master, since 2000. She recently became a registered yoga teacher. Her day job is as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing in Elgin, IL. She has been teaching for 25 years and is fluent in sign language.
You can visit her website at or email her at
NEXT CLASS OFFERING: Reiki I Attuenment: March 24, 2019 9-5pm
Reiki II Attunement: April 14, 2019 9-5pm
Reiki III Attunement: TBD for more information, sign up here.

Reiki Share
Join Emily as she brings the community to offer Reiki on one another! Next Reiki share is Feburary 24, 2019 2 to 4pm. This event is free. Email if you have questions. sign up here.

ALICE Training – Active Killer Training
The Temple Yoga Teachers are learning what to do in the case that an active killer comes into the studio and you’re welcome to join. Last November there was a shooting at a yoga studio in Florida. If you would like some training from the NIU police on what procedures should be taken if an active killer comes into a building come join us. This practical training is helpful to everyone. Free.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 10am

Community Meditation 
Please join us in person, or in spirit, for this community meditation starting at 5:30 p.m. CST. If you are planning on joining in person, please arrive early enough to get settled before we start the meditation.
Any amount of Love Donation is welcome, if it so moves you, this is not mandatory. We will collect over a 6 month period and then donate the collections to a local charity. Any monies collected over this 6 month period January – June will be donated to Safe Passage, Inc.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:30-7pm

Off the Mat Yoga Series: The Niyamas
Before we talk about the Yamas, let’s talk about what the 8 limbs of yoga are. The 8 limbs of yoga offer a way for a yoga practitioner to practice yoga. This first limb of the 8 limbs are the Yamas, the yamas are broken to 5 subsets, non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, non-excess and non-possessiveness.
Join Jenna in a discussion about what yoga is, starting with the Yamas. This hour long class with offer a definition about what the Yamas are, and how they can be implemented in your life. Learn more about the yoga philosophy with this class.
Monday, May 6, 2019 5-6pm

Special Kundalini Yoga Class Celebrating Spring Equinox
Come join us in celebration of the Spring Equinox and set your intentions for this upcoming season!
We will do a beautiful kriya to get the body moving, then move directly into a 45 minute sound bath/deep relaxation with the gong, and end with a meditation to help bring your spring intentions into bloom! We will have an intention burning ceremony to cap off the night, so that our intentions will be set free for the universe to answer! This special 2 hours class is $20, or two punches on your 10 class pass.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:30-8:30pm

Using the Power of the Equinox to set your Intentions
Set goals for success! Setting intentions with the Equinox is a powerful way to align your goals with incoming energy of the Equinox to the Solstice.

Set your intentions with the natural energetic flows of Nature.
We are setting our intentions for the next quarter, for personal and/or business, beginning during the time of the Equinox to the Summer Solstice 2019 and getting clear on our purpose because this is where the magic happens!

It is said that goals lead to success. Setting goals in alignment with the natural energetic flows of nature creates natural success!

-Learn the 3 most important areas of your life to get clear on.
-Learn to say ‘no’ to those things that are only distractions
-Learn a simple tool that you will be able to start using right away to bring clarity, purpose and balance into your life.
-How to make sure you are not creating an energy of lack because knowing you are in the flow of abundance is a powerful shift that starts within.
-How saying NO to things that are not part of your plan and purpose is saying YES to YOU!

This value packed 2 hour training is only $25! Seats are limited!
Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sacred Conscious Breath
ALL are welcome to come and experience the powerful clearing & transformational energy of consciously harnessing prana through circular breathing. the breath is a teacher and connector to truth, deeper connection, letting go, and clarity.

About Breathwork {Rebirthing}:
Breathwork {Rebirthing} is a skillful tool that teaches you to gently breathe yourself through tension, pain, drama, fear and trauma, until you reach peace and relaxation. Breathwork heals the breathing mechanism which means people release and heal
a big part of “what they were holding on to” and then flow freely in their bodies (physical body, mental-emotional bodies, and energetic body). When we release the breath, we melt the main layers of tension and stress due to past emotional traumas,
infancy and birth memories. This experience can be described as an effortless merging of the inhale and exhale; the breathe breathes you. When a person has this experience they will breathe more fully and freely for the rest of their life.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:30-8:30pm $30

90s and Early 2000s Yoga Flow
Knock knock! Who’s there? Britney Spears.
Britney Spears who? Knock Knock! Who’s there? Oops, I did it again!

Want to hear a Nirvana joke?
No? Oh well, never mind.

We’re bringing it back, back again! We’re bring it back in time. Are you as obsessed with 90s and early 2000s music as Jenna is? Great, join her on March 30th from 4:30 to 5:30pm for a yoga flow to the grunge (and maybe some other genres as well) 90s style music. 90s attire highly encouraged. So if the Cranberries, Six Pence None the Richer, NSYNC, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins are your thing, Jenna will see you on March 23, leg warmers and all.
$15 drop in or one punch on 10 pack card
Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:30-5:30pm

Align your Spine with Dowls and Props
Join Amy as she helps you explore alignment using dowels, straps, and blocks. Each posture will help you to create space and alignment in your spine and joints. This two-hour workshop will provide you with the tools needed to experience each posture fully and with support. No prior yoga experience is required; however, poses can be modified for beginners or advanced yogis. Please bring a mat, towel, and water. The cost for this event is $20.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:30-4:30pm

Heart Opening Prosperity Empowements©

How to Make Life Easier After Loss, Change or Disappointment
Learn how to Embrace a NEW you and a NEW reality…..

Everyone encounters the trauma of loss, grief or disappointments in life.  We are a society that pushes thru and finds a multitude of coping skills to avoid the painful: overeating, shopping, binge watching, etc.   

It seems to be everywhere:
Memories that haunt.
Grief and loss.

Trauma IS everywhere and we’ve been given precious few resources to process and move on from painful memories and incidents. There is a better way than coping.

Join Joan Protano as she guides you thru this powerful, yet simple to learn clearing meditation and visualization technique and learn to CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS and find peace and yes, happiness.  

Joan Protano, is a Life Coach & Personal Transformation Specialist,
Reiki Master/Teacher and founder of H.O.P.E.©
In her own search for healing and wholeness, Joan has spent the last 20 years exploring ways to help herself overcome loss and trauma.  She has explored a wide variety of holistic practices and has integrated them into a powerful and transformative process called H.O.P.E.©.  She is excited to bring this to you at Temple Yoga. Join us on April 14.
Open your heart to H.O.P.E.©
Sunday, April 14, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30 pm
Workshop fee $25.00

Shamanic Breathing Workshop

Breathing tools for enjoying all of our life and accessing non ordinary states of awareness.

Blissful Breathing

Rebirthing /breathwork also known as Shamanic Breathing or Prana Breathing
Is one of the most simple yet powerful and valuable tools for healing, energy, relaxation and ecstasy. Our classes offer tons of easy breath techniques that can be done by just about anyone, no matter the age, size or condition of the body. Even people who have never been able to breathe through their nose have healed their breathing mechanism and have enjoyed nose breathing after using these tools.
The rebirthing element comes from the observance that using these breath tools has stimulated birth and past life memories to resurface that may have been suppressed. Not just birth trauma but any blockages in the emotional and energy body can be recognized, released or better yet integrated through the gentle process of conscious blissful breathwork.
When working out or running we naturally must breathe connected and more fully to replenish the energy used in the activity. Breathwork generates this same energy for the body, however by remaining seated or laying down, this energy will naturally circulate and go to any part of your body that may be healing or where any pain, or harmful memories may be stored.
The breath energy dislodges the accumulation of stress and toxins that may be held in the body. Most people say they feel peace, and bliss like never before after getting a feel for conscious breathing. They report feeling lighter, greater clarity, spiritual connectedness, and various healing of many dis-eases. Give your self the gentle rewarding gift of Blissful Breathing, and we guarantee you will get high with the breath.
Sunday April 7, 2019 2-4pm
Cost $30