WELCOME TO HAPPY WARRIOR WELLNESS
Move. Connect. Strengthen. Smile.
***NEW VIRTUAL CLASSES***
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES WILL BE HELD WEEKLY. ZOOM LINKS/PASSWORDS ARE BELOW.
CLASS TIMES MAY CHANGE OCCASIONALLY, SO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO MY WEEKLY EMAIL LIST. THAT WAY YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION!
DONATIONS ARE OPTIONAL, BUT ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED. IF YOU HAVE BEEN ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY COVID19 AND ARE UNABLE TO PAY, PLEASE JOIN US. ALL ARE WELCOME!
DONATIONS CAN BE SENT TO ME VIA VENMO @RACHEL-BELKOV
PRENATAL YOGA SUNDAY 10AM CST (1HR)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 115 302 753
YOGA BURN W/WEIGHTS (OPTIONAL) SUNDAY 11:30AM CST (1 HR)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 542 694 744
UPDATE: YOU CAN ALSO FIND ME AGAIN IN REAL LIFE @ ZEN YOGA GARAGE!
THEIR WEBSITE IS LINKED BELOW.
1. TUESDAYS AT 6:30AM: 60 MIN VINYASA AT ZEN YOGA GARAGE. THIS CLASS IS ALSO LIVESTREAMED AND RECORDED.
2. WEDNESDAYS AT 4:45PM: 45MIN BODYWEIGHT BURN AT THE ZEN YARD OUTDOORS (2424 W GRAND)
Come Flow With Me!
I'm back IN REAL LIFE! If you're comfortable heading back into a group class, I am teaching again at Zen Yoga Garage. We are keeping it SUPER SAFE!
If you're not quite ready to come back to an in-person group class, join one of my virtual classes listed above.
Also, you can set up a virtual 1 on 1 class. Please email me if you're interested.
At Sprout San Francisco, 1943 W. Division, Chicago --> CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY
Just for you, Mamas to-be! This is a great class to help you stay active, prepare for labor, manage common aches and pains of pregnancy, and meet other pregnant women.
BABY AND ME YOGA
At Sprout San Francisco, 1943 W. Division, Chicago --> TEMPORARILY CANCELED. EMAIL TO REQUEST PRIVATE PERSONAL OR SMALL GROUP CLASSES.
Moms, dads, grandparents, and other caretakers are welcome to bring their babies to this fun, playful class! We will work on exercises for you and your baby, including baby massage to assist with sleep and digestion. This class is best for babies not quite crawling, but all are welcome.
BUDDHA BURN AND VINYASA
Zen Yoga Garage, 1845 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Tuesday - 6:30am Vinyasa @ Zen Yoga Garage (Garage doors open, 6ft+ away from others, and masks required. We're super safe!)
Wednesday - 4:45pm Bodyweight Burn Outdoors @ Zen Yard, 2424 W Grand, Chicago.
Check out Zen's website for the most up to date schedule!
CLASSES AND SERVICES
Designed For You and Your Life
Baby and me Yoga
Yoga for Kids
Yoga for Fertility
Yoga Sculpt (weights needed)
Bodyweight Burn (no weights needed)
Goat Yoga (BYOG!)
Ayurvedic Yoga Consultations
PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS
Sometimes your practice needs to be personal. Take the time to work on achieving your own goals, at your own pace, on your schedule.
SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
If you're looking for a more intimate setting, but still want the benefits of practicing in a community, this is a great option for you! (2-5 people)
Add a fitness and wellness component to your wedding weekend or bachelorette party, gather friends for a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, or any other special occasion.
ABOUT ME: RACHEL BELKOV
My Path to Yoga
As a teenager, I had major back surgery that left me feeling as though most physical activities were off limits. It was through yoga that I slowly began to regain my confidence and develop a passion for fitness. While working on my personal yoga practice, I discovered physical strength as well as a sense of peace. I also found power and community while practicing with others. After many years as a yoga student, I decided to take on a new challenge and become a yoga instructor. I was trained to teach power (vinyasa) yoga as well as yoga sculpt. Going through teacher training taught me so much about yoga, as well as self care and inner strength. As a lifelong student, I decided to continue my training and become certified in prenatal and postpartum yoga. I am excited to work with these women to help them find strength and joy during a very special stage of life.
This fall, I embarked on a new journey to become an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute. I loved being back into the classroom and learning more about how yoga and ayurveda can help heal our bodies and minds.
The name Happy Warrior Wellness came from a letter my grandpa wrote to my mom in 1962, offering her advice and insight during a trying time. Though things have changed markedly in the world since then, the advice is still applicable: Be a happy warrior. Fight with your heart and your soul and your might, but never become bitter.
Bringing yoga to every body
It is my goal to bring yoga to every-body. Yoga offers countless benefits for each unique body at every stage of life. Whether it’s developing stamina, maintaining mobility, or aiding in digestion and sleep, yoga is a practice that can be shared with everybody. While yoga is beneficial for everyone physically, it can also be emotionally empowering. The focus on mind-body connection in yoga is one that deepens the physical experience to bring insight and peace to each individual's practice. Plus, yoga is pretty fun!
I’m fairly new to yoga, and Rachel does a fantastic job of making you feel comfortable while teaching proper form throughout the different parts of class. She is excellent at reading the energy of the room and adjusting exercises to find something that everyone will enjoy. The hour is never boring and always worthwhile. I highly recommend Rachel’s sculpt class, and get ready for a great full body workout!
Jack, Yoga Sculpt
I really enjoy taking classes with Rachel. I'm new to yoga but she always takes the time to explain and show the positions as well as options for modifications so I can build up my abilities. She makes class fun and always a little different as well so I don't get bored. She has even held my son through part of a mommy and baby yoga class! So I can say with 100% certainty Rachel is kid tested and mother approved!
Giselle, Baby and Me Yoga
I am so thankful for Rachel and her prenatal yoga class! At the beginning of the 3rd trimester, I had to give up Orange Theory Fitness classes due to exercise induced Braxton Hicks contractions, and then we were hit with the Covid 19 stay at home order. Luckily, Rachel started offering her prenatal yoga class virtually! I look forward to joining class from my family room every Saturday morning and appreciate that Rachel has given me the opportunity to stay active during this time. Not only will I be participating in prenatal yoga up until our sweet baby girl arrives, but I plan to continue with postpartum yoga as well.
Jess, Prenatal Yoga
Rachel is an excellent prenatal yoga teacher! She does a great job of meeting the wide range of needs of the women in her class. She includes strengthening components in the class that can challenge the more athletic or not as far along mom. However, she always balances this by offering modifications and including plenty of relaxing, stretching poses that are good for a range of pregnant women. Her class will make you feel empowered and leave you with a sense of peace and calm as well.
Meg, Prenatal Yoga
I look forward to Rachel's yoga class every week... which is saying something, considering the thorough butt kicking she delivers. Rachel can make a very difficult class feel approachable to even the newest of the newbies. When I leave her class, sufficiently destroyed, she somehow makes me feel like I owned it. All the while her jams perfectly balance your favorite throwbacks and the hip new stuff the kids are listening to... and manage to keep me dancing, even when I'm about to collapse.
Sheila, Yoga Sculpt
Rachel is a wonderful yoga teacher! She brings a ton of fun and energy to the class that you forget about how hard you're crushing it. However, you feel it the next day! The perfect combination!
Kathy, Yoga Sculpt
I first met Rachel about 2 years ago when I attended one of her Sculpt classes at CorePowerYoga. Not only is she a great teacher and instructor, but I quickly came to think of her as a friend. She is so warm and approachable that going to her classes is always something I look forward to -- even on a Saturday! Her classes are both challenging and fun and she plays great music. As luck would have it, I found out that I was pregnant shortly after I found out that Rachel completed her certification in prenatal yoga. I was super excited because I knew immediately that I would be attending her classes! Exercise, especially yoga, is supposed to be great for expecting mothers, however it can be daunting to know where to start and what is safe. Knowing that I can trust Rachel to guide me through a safe and beneficial practice was such a relief. I highly recommend taking a class with Rachel no matter where you are in your yoga journey!
Jasmine, Prenatal and Yoga Sculpt
Rachel is a fantastic yoga instructor. Rachel's style can best be described as combining the down to earth vivacious of Richard Simmons with the depth and tenacity of Jillian Michels. In all seriousness, Rachel makes her classes into a personalized experience with timely adjustments and unique sequences. Even in a large group setting, Rachel makes her classes feel like a one-on-one experience. Her knowledge of 90s boy bands is also robust.
Chris, Yoga Sculpt
I absolutely love Rachel’s Saturday morning prenatal yoga class. It is a great way to end my week and start my weekend. Rachel does an amazing job providing modifications and variety. As a first time mama, I feel both safe and challenged in her classes. I look forward to taking more of her classes as my pregnancy progresses!
Jennifer, Prenatal Yoga
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), December 2016
Certified Yoga Sculpt Teacher, May 2017
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher (RPYS), May 2019
Amala School of Yoga
Children's Yoga Teacher, January 2020
Kidding Around Yoga
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, January 2020