Cara’s mission is to educate and inspire busy folks to achieve greater well-being by incorporating lifestyle experiences through yoga, meditation, retreats/workshops and body work.  Ultimately, connecting to your hearts desire to achieve a joy-filled life.

Cara is an Anusara® Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance Certified Continuing Education Provider, Integrative Health  Coach, and Illinois Licensed body worker.  She supports stressed out, hard working folks who feel that their lives, mind and body are out of balance.  Are you nodding your head YES (how did she know?)?  Cara can help you create positive changes in life to feel great everyday!

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



We have moved!  Our new locations is:
666 Dundee Rd, Suite #1903 Northbrook, IL 

Teacher training starting September 2017  –  This 100-hour Teacher Training is designed for current yoga teachers of any style and  Anusara® Immersion graduates. You will gain skills in:  developing  language skills, learn the freedom of  class sequencing,  help students “feel’ the poses and advance in their practice, hands-on adjustments, advanced anatomy,  and the business of yoga.   You can complete a 200-Teacher training by completing the 100-hours of Immersion training.  

Yoga Immersions training – starts January 2018 and September 2018  

7th Annual Goddess Retreat
 OCTOBER 20-22, 2017

 MEDITATION MONDAYS  –  next session starts in September 2017 

Public yoga classes starting in September at Peaceful Balances new location – stay tuned for details…. 


Clear your calendar for a yoga & mediation trip March 2018… ask me if you can’t wait for details!

What People are saying about Cara:

“Cara is a gifted teacher who suffuses her classes with joy. Her deep well of knowledge is matched by her laser like focus on alignment . Each and every class is a journey tempered with laughter.”
Felicia Holtz, Owner, North Branch Yoga, Skokie IL
“I have worked with Cara for many years. Cara’s positive, uplifting energy, knowledge of yoga philosophy and anatomy, and thoughtful sequencing draw me to her classes. She also creates a warm, positive community within her classes.”
Vannia Phillips, Yoga Instructor & Viola teacher

“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.