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Jessica G. Andreadis

Jessica is originally from New York City but has been living comfortably and at a more relaxed pace in Chicago for the last 10 years. She came to the Midwest to study art and dance at Beloit College, and discovered yoga shortly after graduating. After moving to Chicago in 1999, Jessica found the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Edgewater and so began her yoga journey. She completed her Teacher Training Certification in 2004 at the Sivananda Ashram 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 has been teaching yoga to adults, children and families at The Old Town School of Folk Music for many years and has loved developing herself as a teacher in the diverse and richly creative venue. She is a kind and encouraging 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 begun to put her yoga practice and teaching in the foreground. She has desired to be part of a yoga community where she could share her passion of yoga with a diverse group. She is very delighted to have joined Namaskar Yoga and looks forward to practicing and growing with her peers.