Cara Zaruba Butler - Cupping, Orth-Bionomy, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai Massage, Myofascial Integration, Cranial-Sacral, Reiki, Tuning Forks, Fibromyalgia, Scoliosis and Therapeutic Yoga
Cara began her personal practice of yoga and meditation in 1993 to reduce work stress she experienced in her career at Abbott Laboratories. The directorial responsibility and pressures of the job created multiple health issues and effected her personal life. She began to feel less fulfilled at work and realized yoga allowed her to truly hear her heart's desire. While healing herself, it became clear that her life purpose is to educate and help people connect with thier personal inner wisdom and innate ability to heal.
With an insatiiable thirst for knowledge, Cara started her mission to uncover the "how" and the "why" behind the mind-body connection. In 2000, she received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Suddha Weixler (Chicago School of Yoga) and began instructing. She attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2001 and received her Massage Therapy Certification from Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2004. Cara became a Certified Anusara Teacher (500 hr Teacher Training) in 2012. She has been a full-time licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor for over two decades.
Cara has studied and taught anatomy in Yoga Teacher Trainings. She combines her anatomical knowledge with fasical holding in the body and layers into therapeutic sessions her extensive training in the subtle body energies - such as meridians, accupuncture points and chakras.
Cara has expereinced first-hand how we can be bound by life's stressors and need therapuetic outlets to allow the nervous system to relax. Each session begins the moment a client walks in the door, sensing their energy, how they are holding themselves, the inflection in their voice and the rhythm of their breathing. A session is more than relaxation and physical releases. It is also a time to mentally release, allowing one's nervous system to let go of the stress we hold in our muscles, our boides and our hearts.