Peaceful Balance’s mission is to educate and inspire busy folks to achieve greater health and well-being by incorporating  lifestyle changes through yoga, meditation, community and body work.

As a Certified Yoga Instructor, Holistic Nutrition and Life Coach, and body worker, I support stressed out, hard working folks who feel that their lives are out of balance, unable to find time to cook nutritious food, exercise and enjoy their passions. Are you nodding your head YES (how did she know?)? I can help you create positive changes in your diet and life through holistic lifestyle modifications.

We all have the opportunity to choose a happy, balanced life. ..



Meditation in mid-september Mondays 12:30-1:30pm,
more meditation workshops and classes

6th Annual Goddess Retreat
SOLD OUT!  Get on wait list (
September 30th – October 2, 2016

Anusara® 200-hour teacher training starting January 2017 at Willow Yoga, Arlington Heights, IL
Interested in learning more about yoga poses, philosophy and sutras?  JOIN 100-hour immersions  starting January 2017

NEW CLASSES in mid-September at Willow Yoga, Arlington Heights:
Tuesdays  4:45 level 1/2

Sundays 9:15am (January 2017)                                     

What People are saying about Cara:

“Cara’s teaching inspires me!” Karen J.
“I really enjoy Cara’s classes are her wonderful joyful personality” Donna W.
 “Your teaching has had such a positive impact on my life!” Margaret
 “I have been practicing for over 20 years it is a rare treasure to find a teacher like Cara. Cara brings depth and understanding of the body and spirit to her yoga teaching. She is mindful of her students alignment and brings high intentions to the practice. I have participated in her retreats delightful! Tara Riley
 “Thank you for being you and the way you help us both in yoga and metal attitudes. You have spoken a lot about how to learn to love the person who creates the greatest anxiety when you deal with him.For me that person is my dad, who for many reasons made me very upset when he called or emailed due to past garbage. Your teachings have helped me approach interactions with him in a different way because I control how I let others make me feel.  Now I read his emails, send a reply and feel ok about it.  He is a music fan and last night I called him to let him know about the last opera for the season and invited him for dinner this Friday.  You have given me my father back through you’re the words you speak and the actions you take with others”. name withheld
 “A truly remarkable healer, Cara Zaruba Butler exudes wellness and joy, peace and optimism.  Cara’s healing hands bring me relief from painful muscle tension and release a positive energy I sometimes forget I have.  A massage with Cara fills me with instant sunshine and brings me to a state of well-being.  She is extremely knowledgeable about all areas of wellness and the healing of mind, body, and spirit.  My favorite present to myself is a deep tissue massage with this gifted healer and amazing woman”.  Lynn F.