The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Integrating Your Yoga Practice into Daily Life

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Integrating Your Yoga Practice into Daily Life
with Jaya Elleson, 200RYT
Six Sunday Evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Jan 14th thru Feb 18th

Hatha Yoga Students:  Have you had the experience of feeling an immense peace and calm while practicing yoga in a Hatha class?  Would you like to achieve that feeling throughout your day and week, and not limit it to the yoga mat?

Hatha Yoga Teachers:  Have you had some exposure to the Yoga Sutras, but want to delve more fully into them?  Do you want to deepen and broaden your personal yoga practice, outside of your weekly classes?

Join us to study The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali   – a handbook for applying the principles of Yoga to everyday life.  Although it is an ancient text, it is completely relevant to our current lives, outlining the complete philosophy and psychology of Yoga.   The purpose of yoga (achieving true Peace, Joy and Happiness!), how to practice, obstacles one will likely encounter, and how to overcome those obstacles are presented in a systematic way.  Discover the power of an integrated, whole-life yoga practice!

What students have said about this class:

  • “I have never experienced a teacher who could speak so clearly about the ancient teachings of yoga.”
  • “The teacher used clear explanation and examples to illustrate ancient wisdom useful for today!”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed this class.  It has made me think more about my thoughts and how they affect my life; and how I choose to live.”
  • “Simply outstanding. The time I spent in class and reading outside of class has been so helpful!”
  • “Thank you for putting me on a new path…It has been a joy!”

Six Sunday Evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Jan 14th thru Feb 18th
Course book is The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda (ISBN 0-932040-38-1) Purchase book on your own, or we will have some available for purchase.

Course Fee – $80
At PEACE TREE YOGA in Burlington, WI
Register at:

or contact Donna at

Restorative Yoga – Thursday, August 17th

Restorative Yoga brings harmony to the body’s rhythms. It brings you to a state of “being”, not “doing”, while there is no movement, no effort, and the brain becomes quiet. Props are used to place the body in comfortable, relaxing poses. This enables the mind to clear, the breath to deepen, and the body to easily relax into balance. Restorative Yoga is the practice of deliberate stillness. This is when the healing begins. It is known that restorative yoga can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables automatic control of the body. As such, the regular nervous system will be at rest, and the muscles will become more relaxed. Constant practice of restorative yoga will make your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and help you achieve optimal health.

Thursday August 17th, 7:00pm – 8:30-pm

$20.00 investment.

Register via email at or call 262-758-0658

Crystal Bowls & Gong Meditation

Saturday April 29th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
at Peace Tree Yoga, 125 E State Street, Burlington, WI (CATHE Center)
$25 early registration by April 26th/ $35 at the door

Join us for a special combined event b
Diamond of D Bowl Guy and Mark Placzkowski of Gong Spirit.

This unforgettable event will sooth, inspire, and awaken your spirit as Sacred Sound Practitioners Mark Placzkowski and Diamond bathe you in sounds from a collection of planetary Gongs and Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls.  Feel the waves of total tranquility wash over you, melting your barriers to peace.  Allow your light of purity to shine forth. Sounds of varying frequencies are created that wash over, around, and through you – much as you would imagine the waves of the ocean.

These instruments create waves of sound that can carry you into a deeply meditative state. The brain reached theta and delta frequencies where we access our deeper subconscious and super conscious.  These are key states for healing, regeneration, and rejuvenation.  All one needs to do is let the mind relax and allow the sounds of the gongs and singing bowls harmonize the body.  Don’t miss this unique and special event!

Bring a yoga mat, blanket and pillow.

Moving Into Silence Retreat – October 2017

Blue Lotus Temple and Peace Tree Yoga Present

Moving Into Silence Retreat
October 13 – 15th 2017

Join us for a weekend of quiet reflection as we learn how a gentle yoga practice, sitting and walking meditation and a variety of guided mindfulness practices can increase awareness of the physical body, the compulsive thinking mind, interactions with others, and the world we live in.

You will have the opportunity to experience active relaxation, a more stabilized mind, better alignment on a physical, mental, and emotional level, and feel vibrantly alive.

Come away with a stillness and peace that will enhance your life and assist you in applying mindfulness and meaning to daily activities and interactions.

The weekend will begin with conversation and increase in silence and stillness on Saturday.  A Code of Conduct and schedule will be provided upon registration.

Cost includes a private room with bath and meals.

When: Friday, October 13 – 15, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Siena Retreat Center, 5636 Erie Street, Racine, WI
Cost: Pre-registration Fee $300 if paid by September 13th/ $350 thereafter.


  • Donna Mosca at 262-758-0658 or email
  • Vimala Bhikkhuni at 262-203-0120 or email

Mail Registration to Vimala Bhikkhuni, 81 S Williams St., #115, Crystal Lake, Il 60014



Meditation for Everyone

Thursday, October 27th


Irest and AromaThis 1.5 hour class helps beginners who wish to study meditation and practice simplicity and clarity. It includes practical instruction of meditation postures, mindful breathing, concentration and deep relaxation.  Insight and Loving kindness meditation form the basis of the workshop.

Benefits of this class –

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, depression
  •  Healing and enhancing relationships
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in your life
  • Awakening to gratitude for the present moment.

Held at: Peace Tree Yoga at the CATHE

Cost $15.00

Register by contacting Donna at or 262-758-0658

Aromatouch Technique Certification Training

aromatouch-technique UntitledSaturday, October 8th
10:00am – 5:00pm

The AromaTouch Technique was created by Dr. David K. Hill, D.C., a physician and world-renowned expert in the medicinal use of essential oils. Dr. Hill created a technique that would be easy enough for anyone to learn and administer, yet powerful enough to produce consistent results.

The AromaTouch Technique incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of essential oils to create a powerful whole body wellness experience. Whether you are young or old, male or female—anyone can learn the technique and put it to use in the lives of those they care for.

Cost: $149.00 (includes training materials, oil kit & certification

Please register by visiting  Eventbrite or contact Jessica Ryan at 708-334-5377 with cash, credit card or paypal.

Register by October 1 to Guarantee your spot.

If you have a massage table to share, you will receive a gift!

Hand Massage/Reflexology Certification

Hand Massage for Peace Tree Yoga-2.pdfFriday, October 7, 2016
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Learn the techniques necessary to combine reflexology, massage, and aromatherapy to enhance your ability to bring comfort and ease to your clients and those you love through:

  • Comforting & relaxing effects
  • Cleansing & purifying effects
  • Supporting healthy cell function & metabolism
  • Protecting against oxidative stress
  • Soothing anxious feelings
  • Calming & soothing mind and body
  • Promoting mental alertness
  • Minimizing the effects of seasonal changes
  • Promoting a restful night of sleep
  • Maintaining overall body system health
  • Promoting focus
  • Reducing stress & uplifting the mood 

Join us with presenter, Jessica Ryan, Biologist; Researcher; doTerra Diamond Wellness Advocate; “Aromatherapy and the Elderdly”, AromaTouch® Trainer to learn and be empowered through this educational workshop.

Cost: $40 (includes instruction booklet & gift of essential oil)

Hosted by Donna Mosca 500 RYT
262-758-0658 or