Kalitrea Yoga Studio Inc.


Since January 1999 when I opened Kalitrea Yoga Studio, I have had the pleasure of working with so many wonderful students. The time has come for a change. Change is difficult but it can also open the door for new options and possibilities. I am announcing that the studio in Crystal Lake will close at the end of July.

I have felt such responsibility for providing a safe and welcoming space for students to learn and practice yoga.  I will continue to teach in private and corporate settings and I will be available for private lessons in my home or in yours, or for small group gatherings.

 I am committed to keeping students safe in their practice and I am dedicated in teaching the fundamentals of yoga.  I teach with an emphasis on a foundation in alignment and overall body awareness. 


In addition, workshops and special classes will be offered throughout the year.  If you are not a regular group class student,  please check back for special events. 



Jill A. Thomas, owner and director of Kalitrea Yoga Studio Inc., has been teaching yoga since 1997, and was certified from Moksha Yoga Center, Chicago, in 1998. Shortly following teacher training she registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.) with the 200 hour level requirements.  In 2012, Jill applied for and was granted the registration of E-R.Y.T., the designation of experienced teacher, with over 1000 hours of teaching.  She has been practicing yoga regularly for over 20 years. Her teaching draws from many styles and disciplines and is guided by her primary teacher Gabriel Halpern of the Yoga Circle in Chicago, an Iyengar tradition school.  Jill’s teaching style incorporates fun while learning alignment, anatomy, body awareness, and the philosophy of yoga.  She has studied with other teachers including Gary Kraftsow – Viniyoga style, Lilias Folan, Paul Grilley -Yin Yoga, Scott Blossom, Bo Forbes, PsyD, and Julie Gudmestad, P.T., a physical therapist/yoga teacher from the Iyengar tradition, as well as many more. She has completed a study course in cancer exercise and was granted a certificate as a Cancer Exercise Specialist (C.E.S.).  Both of Jill’s parents experienced cancer in their lifetimes so there is a strong interest to assist others in their recovery.  Jill also has a passion for organization and simplification, and is currently studying and implementing minimalism and the zero waste/plastic free movement.   Jill’s daughter Kali, whom Kalitrea was named after, is currently working for the DuPage County Emergency Management Department.  The family also owns and runs Kal’s Cars Inc, in Crystal Lake, offering auto service, auto body service, and previously owned vehicles for sale.

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