Nurtured Soul Studios

Trauma integrated & informed yoga & barre studio | Winner of One Of the Best Of for Yoga Studios |


Due to me losing my corporate America day job, the Studios schedule M-W this week is limited as we are brainstorming, planning, and shifting the schedule to accommodate for more classes and class times.

Please be patient with me during this transition period!!

I’m open to any and all ways to expand the Studios. So comment any ideas you may have! ALL IDEAS ARE WELCOMED!!


Up until my fathers death (7/23/12), menta stability and mental health was never at the forefront of my thinking. Fortunately and or unfortunately, since that dreadful day, I’m constantly reminded of my mental health; good, bad, indifferent.

At the Studios, a trauma informed and integrated studio, take mental well-being seriously. It’s why at the start of every class we ask how mentally and physically you are doing.

Mental health is equally as important as physical. Like in October when we advocate for checking our bo***es, in May we advocate for checking your brain!! 💛💜

RIP&L Pappy


The Studios are on the move today!! All around Lippold Park enjoying the weather!!!


With time on my hands, well no distractions from my business - LOL -

I’m looking for the following:

☑️ A licensed massage therapist
☑️ A licensed esthetician
☑️ A certified yoga instructor
☑️ Photographer
☑️ Personal trainer / group instructor

I am also looking for someone with whom needs a space to use during our non peak times!!

Our Studios are about 1600 sq ft. We are ADA compliant with one bathroom. We have a massage table, privacy, lots of windows, and ready to go, I mean grow!!!


When one door closes another one opens even wider!

Today, I was let go from my corp job.

Sure, I’m sad.
Sure, I’m embarrassed.
Sure, I’m pi**ed.


Now, I have ZERO excuses as to why the Studios cannot be exactly what I envisioned it to be. 💛

I can now teach more classes with the prayers that the time slots now work for more people so I can serve and help even more!

✅ I can now truly bring in Reiki and open my books.
✅ I can now truly ask for help, something my past traumas said I can’t do.
✅ I can now spend the time to figure out live/OnDemand classes.
✅ I can finalize the classes I created years ago and open up my offerings.
✅ I can dedicate my time to my newly approved double Masters in Ayurvedic and Yoga Therapy with a doctoral focus. so by this time next year, I can consult in a clinical setting patients while using my years of yoga training and on the completion of my Doctorate

So, thank you corporate America for teaching me exactly how I will NEVER treat my employees all while giving me the means to drive towards my dreams!! Gratitude!!

💚🩵 Be on the look out for an updated schedule.

🩵💚 Be on the look out for Nurtured Soul 2.0

Rachel Lee 💛


City is clearly ready for week 3 of Essentials - Beginner Yoga Series


A few weeks back during class we had this exact conversation…LOL

Anyone else feel this? 🤣


Last call for Essentials - Beginner Workshop Series

Dates: 4/20, 4/27, & 5/4
Who: This is for everyone
Time: 12-2 (or 3 - I tend to talk - lol)
What to bring: mat & water
Cost: $69


Cohort 3 of Essentials - Beginner Yoga Series begins 4/20 from 12-2 (or 3). This three part series helps those wanting to learn more about yoga take your first step.



Come check out our Essentials - Beginner Yoga Workshop. It’s three weekend and $69 for 6 plus hours of yoga!!

First class is 4/20!!!


Kick today in the…🍆

And come learn about yoga on 4/20 (4/27 & (5/4) in our beginner workshop series - Essentials


Do you know anyone looking for a space to host events, photography shoots, classes, massages, etc?

Our Studios are open Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 4pm. Then Friday from 7am - 7pm at night. Then all day Sunday. Please message me if you or someone you know needs about 1000 sq ft of open space!!

Schedule to show availability and our class times!! Message me for details!!!


Are you looking to try yoga and don’t know where to start?

We offer a three week beginner series starting 4/20 (4/27 & 5/4) from 12-2pm ish. During this series, we break down your posture, focus on breath, and walk through step by step each signature yoga pose. You can ask questions. It’s interactive and a ton of fun!!!

The link is in the comments


We all gotta start somewhere…

So why not try yoga at our Studios?

This is for men and women! It’s a ton of fun. It’s 3 different 2 plus hour sessions for $69!

So why not check us out??


This is for guys and gals:

You hear all the great benefits of yoga. You think, well s**t, I’m not flexible, I’m nervous, or…

I’ve got you! I was there in 2010. As a former athlete and dancer I was so confused in my first class. Didn’t know what she was saying, what movements my body was supposed to do, etc. etc. etc.

Fast forward to today. I have curated an amazing three wee (2 plus hours per week) Essentials - Beginner Yoga Series to help with all the worries and concerns.

During this interactive workshop, I break down the postures for YOUR anatomical functional movement, teach you how to use your full breath, and work through anxiety. Then we seal the deal the last week with a full class bringing it all together!!

Dates: 4/20, 4/27, & 5/4
Time: 12-2pm ish
Cost: $69
What to bring: mat and water



Are you looking to learn about yoga and don’t even know what to expect??

Our signature workshop, Essentials - Beginner Yoga Series Cohort 3 begins 4/20 (4/27 & 5/4). During this 3 week 2 hours each week workshop we dive into breathwork, your posture, and yoga poses while breaking down each one carefully. Then we will tie it all together the last week will a full class.

Class size is limited. Please reserve.


Photos from Nurtured Soul Studios's post 03/24/2024

Friends, if you’re looking for clothes on sale, look no further!! About 300 pieces are 50% off in our boutique until end of this month! Here’s a cute hoodie and leggings I snagged!

This hoodie waffled, light weight, and so comfy. It’s going to be so perfect in the summer also!! The leggings are soft and so comfy.


The Studios has a beautiful space available to rent during the day (9am-4pm). Know anyone that needs a space for fitness, step, etc? Ping me for more info.


During our Somatic Saturday class, one of the students was activated, hence why I followed up today. Here’s our exchange.

In case you were wondering about Somatic Saturday’s…she had never experienced a somatic class!!


When I get these messages it helps fill my cup. Means a ton! Thank you to everyone to whom has supported and continues to support the Nurtured Soul Studios


There’s still room to get into our beginner’s yoga series that starts at noon today. It runs 2/17, 2/24, 3/2 from 12-2.



Love our students and all their texts!!! 🧘💕


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So today’s yogi is useless!

She slobbers.
She steals the swifter.
She lays in the middle of the mat while trying to stretch…

I need help motivating her…we have stuff to do here today!! Rachel


In less than one week, Nurtured Soul Studios will begin another Essentials - Beginner Yoga Series.

It’s such a great way to learn about yoga, barre, yoga etiquette at studios, poses, postures, breathwork, and more.

The workshop is 2/17, 2/24, and 3/2 for 2 hours each (or more). Cost is $69 and the last week you get an hour yoga class incorporating everything you learned!! to register. Bring a mat and water.

📸 Andrea Hammer 2017 - you’ll learn this pose also! 😉


Post about overwhelm and gratitude…

For the past month or so, I have been feeling very overwhelmed from my day job, to Studios stuff, financial s**t and you name it. No different than anyone else, really.

Lately, the sadness comes in the form of missing my father tremendously. I think to myself (why did I sing that phrase in my head?), if he could see me now?!?

In this past month, I have acquired and retained 8 new students at the studio. Something I’ve been manifesting for over a year. I’ve doubted myself. I’ve struggled with, “am I even a good teacher?” I have wanted to give up more times than I can count…

Then I woke up this am and had 5 students signed up for our 5:30a barre class. I started crying. To some, that number 5 isn’t s**t. To me, 5 is amazing when on average, our 5:30a classes have had 2 students for a year. So to wake up, feeling like s**t with overwhelm and exhaustion, to seeing the fruits of my labor come to life, was truly amazing.

So thank you to all of you that have believed in me when I couldn’t. Thank you to the doubters, you’ve pushed me harder, and thank you to my Pappy, for continuing to guide me from afar! 🧘💕

Pic from today after class freezing my ass off! Lol


Want to learn yoga and are intimidated to join a group class?

Ooh I get that!!

You are worried what others may think bc you are not “graceful”, or “flexible”, or…(insert reason)!!!

Well, I have taken all those worries away with our 3 week two hours per week beginners yoga series called Essentials!

You will learn breathwork, how to stand tall, a bunch of yoga postures, you’ll work on your balance AND flexibility, ways to reduce anxiety and stress!! All for $69 for all three sessions (6hours)!! The best part you will have fun and WANT to join group yoga classes!! 🧘💕

Come see why the last cohort sold out!! A few spots have been taken already!!

ESSENTIALS - BEGINNER YOGA SERIES Join us for this wonderful experience!


Are you looking to

- learn how to reduce your anxiety
- become more present
- reduce stress
- become more balanced
- increase flexibility

All of those things can be obtained by just attending our Essentials - Beginner Yoga Series Workshop.

This three week two hours each week workshop will teach you about stress reduction, anxiety, your breath, proper posture, yoga postures, and it’s all interactive, hands on, with others that want to learn!!

You’ll also have a lot of fun!! 🧘💕

What do you have to lose and so much to gain?!? Come join our next cohort 2 on 2/17, 2/24, & 3/2.

If you have any questions, message me!!

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650 E. Terra Cotta Avenue #100
Crystal Lake, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30am - 6:30am
6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 7:30am - 10am

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