Yoga & Journaling Workshop

Our Summer Sessions are here!

Psychotherapy-informed yoga & creative expression for mindfulness and personal growth, led by WillisCC Clinician Emily ThorntonSummer is a season for honoring beginnings & creating warmth… Join us in the yoga studio for movement, meditation, and reflective writing.

Location: Willis CC Wicker Park Studio, 1448 N. Milwaukee, Suite 201

When: Every Wednesday from 6:30-8p (except for June 21 and July 5)

Cost: $60 for all 3 sessions; $25 for a single session; **Current Willis CC guests receive 10% off all yoga purchases

**This workshop will involve some journaling and all-levels yoga; it’s appropriate for seasoned practitioners of yoga and for those who are brand new and a little nervous to get started. We are an all inclusive practice-everyone is welcome here!

To register visit  or sign up directly from our App or call 312-476-9064

Our Teachers

Emily Thornton, LCSW, CYT-200

A yogi, traveler, advocate, and friend, Emily Thornton has a number of hidden talents. Viewing her own life as an ever-evolving journey, Emily is passionate about partnering with fellow humans to explore, discover, and heal. Emily brings a unique and dynamic approach to therapy and believes that every individual holds the power to transform their journey and cultivate the life they dream of.  

Emily offers a warm and patient partnership that is purposeful enough to create results and fluid enough to allow for change. She is a graduate of the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yogaview Chicago and is currently studying trauma-focused yoga interventions for use in a variety of settings.

Lori Allen, LCSW, RYT 200

Lori’s professional experience informs her work in a myriad of ways. She is passionate about integrating her clinical practice with mindfulness meditation, yoga, and awareness of our surroundings. Lori thrives when working with individuals who have a curiosity and desire to grow and further develop as a person regardless of where they are in the change process. She genuinely appreciates individuals who have a level of self-awareness and the propensity to further develop their capacity for reflective thought.

Outside of work, Lori enjoys spending time with her family and friends sharing in travels, both near and far, outdoor activities, ethnic cuisine, and the arts. She is a lover of novels, exercise, photography, cooking recipes, and is even known to dabble with aromatherapy!



  • Our Betterment Studio is in our Wicker Park office: 1448 N. Milwaukee, Suite 201
  • Please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing
  • No yoga experience needed
  • Arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and get centered before class
  • Pricing is Single Class $18;  5-PACK  $80 ($16/ class);  10-PACK $150  ($15/class)
  • 12-hr cancellation policy; late cancels are nonrefundable
  • Pre-registration is encouraged. Drop-ins accepted but space is limited to 8 students.
    Guarantee your spot by signing up on our app!