Jessica Goldsmith Andreadis
Jessica, a native New Yorker, discovered yoga shortly after graduating college in 1998. Her first teacher was kind, and encouraging, and though Jessica can’t remember her name, it was this teacher that first inspired her to develop a yoga practice. After moving to Chicago in 1999, began her yoga journey at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and completed her Teacher Training Certification in 2004 in Val Morin, Canada. There Jessica met, trained, and befriended many amazing yogis from all over the world. This was a very humbling experience for her and she began to greater realize how yoga is a unifier.
She has since then been teaching yoga on the side for many years, taking classes and participating in workshops and trainings whenever possible. Her humble yoga beginnings are rooted in Sivananda, but she enjoys and incorporates various others styles of yoga in her practice and classes. She encourages her students to be open and free to discover their best self, and to be comfortable in their own skin. She is a kind teacher, and enjoys bringing a light mood to her classes. Jessica follows a playful and creative spirit; one that she feels is nourished by spending time with children.
Yoga has been in the background of Jessica’s life for a long time, but she more recently has put her yoga practice and teaching in the foreground. Her desire to be part of a yoga community where she could share her passion of yoga with a diverse group has helped her make many new connections around Chicago. She teaches several styles of yoga to adults, children, teens, expectant moms, and families. She is very delighted to have joined Bloom and looks forward to practicing and growing with her peers.