Andrea

200 have dabbled | 40 reviews
Top rated icon TOP RATED TEACHER
Medium square andrea04 resize
5.0 | 40 reviews

Andrea

200 have dabbled | 40 reviews
Big square andrea04 resize
5.0 | 40 reviews
Top rated icon Top Rated

Gaea Lady

Andrea, aka Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature, and is a force that will make you feel the very earth move. Fusing her 25 years of dance training in forms from classical to modern - neovintage to the ethereal, she cultures an intentional style that is all her own. Integrating dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deep seated intention, her inspiring performances mesmerize and deeply touch. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community.

Gaea is the winner of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Best Debut” and “Most Classic” in 2016, and performed at the “Icons & Allstars” show in 2017. She graces festival stages such as Show Me (St. Louis), Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs at Unbridled at Untitled, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, the Naughty Little Cabaret, the Vertical Sideshow, the Drifter, Soho House, with Pyrotechniq Fire Troupe. She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats.
www.gaealadychicago.com
follow her in instagram and twitter @gaea_lady & facebook @gaea lady
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Andrea is also the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods - a project to create community around food. Through this endeavor, Andrea has her green thumb on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement & an avid gardener, herbalist, concotor of tinctures and body care products, and fermentor. Andrea is also a member of the Eco Collective in Pilsen where she manages the rooftop garden, overseeing the building, planning and maintenance of a green urban oasis—not to mention, she leads regular workshops on everything from gardening and composting to cooking.
www.ediblealchemyfoods.com
follow her food projects at @eafoods

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Andrea, aka Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature, and is a force that will make you feel the very earth move. Fusing her 25 years of dance training in forms from classical to modern - neovintage to the ethereal, she cultures an intentional style that is all her own. Integrating dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deep seated intention, her inspiring performances mesmerize and deeply touch. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community.

Gaea is the winner of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Best Debut” and “Most Classic” in 2016, and performed at the “Icons & Allstars” show in 2017. She graces festival stages such as Show Me (St. Louis), Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs at Unbridled at Untitled, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, the Naughty Little Cabaret, the Vertical Sideshow, the Drifter, Soho House, with Pyrotechniq Fire Troupe. She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats.
www.gaealadychicago.com
follow her in instagram and twitter @gaea_lady & facebook @gaea lady
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Andrea is also the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods - a project to create community around food. Through this endeavor, Andrea has her green thumb on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement & an avid gardener, herbalist, concotor of tinctures and body care products, and fermentor. Andrea is also a member of the Eco Collective in Pilsen where she manages the rooftop garden, overseeing the building, planning and maintenance of a green urban oasis—not to mention, she leads regular workshops on everything from gardening and composting to cooking.
www.ediblealchemyfoods.com
follow her food projects at @eafoods

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

  • Default user photo
    Michelle A.
    Reviewed on 05/21/19

    Loved the class! Gaea was amazing and leads the class with so much positivity, encouragement, and joy. I'll be back for the next one for sure!

    Loved the class! Gaea was amazing and leads the class with so much positivity, encouragement, and joy. I'll be back for the next one for sure!

  • Thumb me
    Kristi B.
    Reviewed on 04/04/16

    This is a great class! Andrea knew everything under the sun about planting and seeds... If you want to know anything about gardening Andrea is the person to ask. I left there with my own little plastic container of planted seeds, soon to be radishes (if all goes well).

    This is a great class! Andrea knew everything under the sun about planting and seeds... If you want to know anything about gardening Andrea is the person to ask. I left there with my own little plastic container of planted seeds, soon to be radishes (if all goes well).

  • Default user photo
    Charlotte F.
    Reviewed on 04/03/16

    Great class whether you have a little experience or none. Andrea explained why and when you would want to seed various plants and how to harvest seeds from the plants once the pods have dried. I learned a lot and am excited to practice!

    Great class whether you have a little experience or none. Andrea explained why and when you would want to seed various plants and how to harvest seeds from the plants once the pods have dried. I learned a lot and am excited to practice!

  • Thumb img 0083
    Janet W.
    Reviewed on 08/11/15

    This class was perfect creative way to kick-start the week. Peach jam infused with whatever we wanted (if we wanted). A bottle of wine and a nice breeze was a great setting inside this interesting space. I learned the steps of hot water bath canning and walked away with two delicious jars of chunky peach jam. I feel pretty solid with the process and with the extra materials given I believe I can recreate this process. Andrea was very helpful and informative on the topic. She had great add-in food storing history lessons to boot. The space is right around the corner from the Pink line which makes transportation a snap. I am signing up for the kimchi class in a few short days. Looking forward to it!

    This class was perfect creative way to kick-start the week. Peach jam infused with whatever we wanted (if we wanted). A bottle of wine and a nice breeze was a great setting inside this interesting space. I learned the steps of hot water bath canning and walked away with two delicious jars of chunky peach jam. I feel pretty solid with the process and with the extra materials given I believe I can recreate this process. Andrea was very helpful and informative on the topic. She had great add-in food storing history lessons to boot. The space is right around the corner from the Pink line which makes transportation a snap. I am signing up for the kimchi class in a few short days. Looking forward to it!

  • Thumb snapchat 8358767861624954735
    Adriano C.
    Reviewed on 08/11/15

    I highly recommend this class for anyone interested in canning or wanting to try something new and fun. Andrea is a fantastic host and instructor. She was well organized, friendly, interesting and very knowledgeable about the subject and process. The jam turned out amazing and everyone left with two jars to take home with them. I had very limited experience cooking and absolutely zero experience with canning but I left feeling confident in my ability to do this again on my own. Overall, a great experience.

    I highly recommend this class for anyone interested in canning or wanting to try something new and fun. Andrea is a fantastic host and instructor. She was well organized, friendly, interesting and very knowledgeable about the subject and process. The jam turned out amazing and everyone left with two jars to take home with them. I had very limited experience cooking and absolutely zero experience with canning but I left feeling confident in my ability to do this again on my own. Overall, a great experience.

  • Default user photo
    Michelle B.
    Reviewed on 05/22/14

    This was a very informative class and knowlegable teacher. As my first-ever gardening class, I felt a tad "behind" the rest of the group.
    I really liked the take-away pamplet to refer to at home.

    This was a very informative class and knowlegable teacher. As my first-ever gardening class, I felt a tad "behind" the rest of the group.
    I really liked the take-away pamplet to refer to at home.

  • Default user photo
    Wendy K.
    Reviewed on 05/12/14

    Very informative class! Looking forward to my seedlings sprouting.

    Very informative class! Looking forward to my seedlings sprouting.

  • Default user photo
    Christine R.
    Reviewed on 04/16/14

    I took this class almost a year ago, and did not realize that I never left a review until it popped up on my Dabble review page. This class was great--it totally got me started with my new urban garden plot, and this spring I taught my friends how to start their own seedlings.

    I took this class almost a year ago, and did not realize that I never left a review until it popped up on my Dabble review page. This class was great--it totally got me started with my new urban garden plot, and this spring I taught my friends how to start their own seedlings.

  • Default user photo
    Elizabeth H.
    Reviewed on 08/23/13

    So much fun! Went with a gal pal and we made delicious jam. It was actually quite easy to get a handle on.

    So much fun! Went with a gal pal and we made delicious jam. It was actually quite easy to get a handle on.

  • Thumb angie with afro2
    Angie F.
    Reviewed on 06/02/13

    I had a wonderful time actually MAKING MY OWN JAM! I can't believe I did it! I'm two steps from a face-to-face challenge with Martha Stewart! I made some new friends, too!

    I had a wonderful time actually MAKING MY OWN JAM! I can't believe I did it! I'm two steps from a face-to-face challenge with Martha Stewart! I made some new friends, too!

  • Default user photo
    Patricia F.
    Reviewed on 06/01/13

    This class was tons of fun! It was very hands on. I loved playing with the ingredients and learning the "alchemy" and the art behind Jam making and canning. Every step was explained in detail to thoroughly understand the reasoning. We each left with two jars of jam flavored to our group's choosing. I loved the class and I look forward to taking more canning classes.

    This class was tons of fun! It was very hands on. I loved playing with the ingredients and learning the "alchemy" and the art behind Jam making and canning. Every step was explained in detail to thoroughly understand the reasoning. We each left with two jars of jam flavored to our group's choosing. I loved the class and I look forward to taking more canning classes.

  • Thumb small square 75952 10151240698763220 440032996 n
    Noelle M.
    Reviewed on 05/31/13

    Great teacher, great class. A helpful and informative intro to pickling and canning.

    Great teacher, great class. A helpful and informative intro to pickling and canning.

  • Thumb screen shot 2014 12 30 at 10.32.24 am
    Lindsey F.
    Reviewed on 05/25/13

    This class was fun & informative. I left with 2 hugh jars of kimchi and the knowledge to make it again on my own at home. Since the class was held at the co-op I was also able to purchase the special Korean chili flakes at a great price.

    This class was fun & informative. I left with 2 hugh jars of kimchi and the knowledge to make it again on my own at home. Since the class was held at the co-op I was also able to purchase the special Korean chili flakes at a great price.

  • Default user photo
    Nancy T.
    Reviewed on 04/17/13

    I really enjoyed this class! The teacher was very well informed and passionate about the subject. She was friendly and explained things clearly. I definitely came away with a better idea of how to keep my plants alive as well as a new respect for growing things as a whole.

    I really enjoyed this class! The teacher was very well informed and passionate about the subject. She was friendly and explained things clearly. I definitely came away with a better idea of how to keep my plants alive as well as a new respect for growing things as a whole.

  • Default user photo
    Cheryl B.
    Reviewed on 04/08/13

    Great information and teacher. Will attend other classes hosted by this teacher.

    Great information and teacher. Will attend other classes hosted by this teacher.

  • Default user photo
    Cheryl B.
    Reviewed on 04/08/13

    Excellent teacher! This was my second class with Andrea and I will return for more. Very hands-on experience which gave you the information to make the products at home. Instructor did a great job of creating a relaxed atmosphere that fostered a cohesiveness among a group of strangers.

    Excellent teacher! This was my second class with Andrea and I will return for more. Very hands-on experience which gave you the information to make the products at home. Instructor did a great job of creating a relaxed atmosphere that fostered a cohesiveness among a group of strangers.

  • Default user photo
    Jennifer S.
    Reviewed on 04/03/13

    Great class. I went with a friend, but could have gone alone - everyone was very friendly as we made our own kimchi. I would take another class from this teacher. She is fun and informative.

    Great class. I went with a friend, but could have gone alone - everyone was very friendly as we made our own kimchi. I would take another class from this teacher. She is fun and informative.

  • Thumb caseyfig
    Casey F.
    Reviewed on 03/31/13

    The instructor was extremely knowledgable on the subject of food and the entire experience was 100% worth it.

    The instructor was extremely knowledgable on the subject of food and the entire experience was 100% worth it.

  • Thumb wedding pictures complete 003
    Maria B.
    Reviewed on 12/18/12

    Really enjoyed the good energy of the class participants, as well as the enthusiasm of the teacher. The subject matter was well covered, looking forward to signing up for other classes offered by Andrea.

    Really enjoyed the good energy of the class participants, as well as the enthusiasm of the teacher. The subject matter was well covered, looking forward to signing up for other classes offered by Andrea.

  • Default user photo
    Gen C.
    Reviewed on 12/16/12

    This class was great! Andrea gave tons of information about specific benefits for each ingredient used and made enough of each product for everyone to take samples home. The best part was everything made in the class is so easy I know I can do this at home myself.

    This class was great! Andrea gave tons of information about specific benefits for each ingredient used and made enough of each product for everyone to take samples home. The best part was everything made in the class is so easy I know I can do this at home myself.

  • Default user photo
    Lorelei B.
    Reviewed on 11/03/12

    This was a great class, and I loved taking home my sealed jar of apple chai preserves, and a little extra for the fridge! I also picked up some organic veggies from the co-op while I was there. I'll be making another batch at home for holiday gifts. :-)

    This was a great class, and I loved taking home my sealed jar of apple chai preserves, and a little extra for the fridge! I also picked up some organic veggies from the co-op while I was there. I'll be making another batch at home for holiday gifts. :-)

  • Default user photo
    Lorelei B.
    Reviewed on 11/03/12

    This was a great class, and I loved taking home my sealed jar of apple chai preserves, and a little extra for the fridge! I also picked up some organic veggies from the co-op while I was there. I'll be making another batch at home for holiday gifts. :-)

    This was a great class, and I loved taking home my sealed jar of apple chai preserves, and a little extra for the fridge! I also picked up some organic veggies from the co-op while I was there. I'll be making another batch at home for holiday gifts. :-)

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    The small class size was a plus - we all got to participate. At first, I was unenthused about the location, but it's near the El and was actually a really cool space.

    The small class size was a plus - we all got to participate. At first, I was unenthused about the location, but it's near the El and was actually a really cool space.

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    I thought Andrea was very well-prepared for this class and clear in her instructions. The ingredients were all set up properly, and she had flyers and contact info for us to take home afterward. Also, I liked the pace and mood of the class -- relaxed, but I still got home at a decent hour on a weeknight. Oh, and the jam was delicious!

    I thought Andrea was very well-prepared for this class and clear in her instructions. The ingredients were all set up properly, and she had flyers and contact info for us to take home afterward. Also, I liked the pace and mood of the class -- relaxed, but I still got home at a decent hour on a weeknight. Oh, and the jam was delicious!

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    Andrea is generous with her knowledge and an excellent teacher. She makes potentially intimidating processes seem simple and doable. Plus, working with food is super fun! The venue rocks, and I was even able to purchase some homemade jams and fresh veggies while I was there. I'll definitely take another class with this instructor!

    Andrea is generous with her knowledge and an excellent teacher. She makes potentially intimidating processes seem simple and doable. Plus, working with food is super fun! The venue rocks, and I was even able to purchase some homemade jams and fresh veggies while I was there. I'll definitely take another class with this instructor!

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    We were able to see different sets of jam cooking and got information about each stage of the cooking process. The instructor was very open to questions. I also liked that we got a recipe sheet to take with us.

    We were able to see different sets of jam cooking and got information about each stage of the cooking process. The instructor was very open to questions. I also liked that we got a recipe sheet to take with us.

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    Andrea explained every step of the process and WHY we would do it this way vs another way, but always gave us the options. She was wonderful!

    Andrea explained every step of the process and WHY we would do it this way vs another way, but always gave us the options. She was wonderful!

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    Andrea was fun and informative. She truly knew what she was talking about and had tips and pointers as well as answers to any and all questions that were thrown her way. The Eco Loft and Garden space was awesome (and her garden made me super jealous). Andrea was also incredibly friendly and fun to learn from.

    Andrea was fun and informative. She truly knew what she was talking about and had tips and pointers as well as answers to any and all questions that were thrown her way. The Eco Loft and Garden space was awesome (and her garden made me super jealous). Andrea was also incredibly friendly and fun to learn from.

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    It was formal and informal! Andrea did a great job hosting and getting everybody involved, giving just the right amount of instruction and answering questions as we went! I had a great time, and got to know everyone's names in the class. Andrea also showed us her rooftop garden, where we got to pick herbs for the pickles! What a neat experience!!

    It was formal and informal! Andrea did a great job hosting and getting everybody involved, giving just the right amount of instruction and answering questions as we went! I had a great time, and got to know everyone's names in the class. Andrea also showed us her rooftop garden, where we got to pick herbs for the pickles! What a neat experience!!

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    The venue and the host. She basically invited us into her home. What an amazing space! I definitely want to return for another one of her workshops.

    The venue and the host. She basically invited us into her home. What an amazing space! I definitely want to return for another one of her workshops.

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    really good hands-on skills. i left feeling confident and inspired to try pickling on my own. i also really loved the use of organic and local ingredients and the trip to the rooftop garden! and the snacks! andrea knew what she was doing and was excited to share her knowledge with us.

    really good hands-on skills. i left feeling confident and inspired to try pickling on my own. i also really loved the use of organic and local ingredients and the trip to the rooftop garden! and the snacks! andrea knew what she was doing and was excited to share her knowledge with us.

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    You get to take home your kimchi and continue to learn how the process evolves into a finished product.

    You get to take home your kimchi and continue to learn how the process evolves into a finished product.

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    Andrea, the instructor, was very knowledgeable. She had information already written out for us so that we could concentrate on the hands-on part of the class and didn't have to take notes. We all went home with our own creations and inspiration to make more yummy ferments! I had so much fun, I can't wait to take other classes at Eco!

    Andrea, the instructor, was very knowledgeable. She had information already written out for us so that we could concentrate on the hands-on part of the class and didn't have to take notes. We all went home with our own creations and inspiration to make more yummy ferments! I had so much fun, I can't wait to take other classes at Eco!

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    Knowledgeable instructor with passion for healthy, organic foods

    Knowledgeable instructor with passion for healthy, organic foods

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    Very complete, hands on class with a friendly instructor.

    Very complete, hands on class with a friendly instructor.

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    Andrea really knew her stuff and was a great teacher. Also, the space/venue, ECO, was really cool, too. She had kimchee samples for us to try, and a HUGE variety of veggies and spices for us to work with. The other attendees were fun to talk with, too. And...I left with THREE jars of kimchee! Can't wait for it to ferment!

    Andrea really knew her stuff and was a great teacher. Also, the space/venue, ECO, was really cool, too. She had kimchee samples for us to try, and a HUGE variety of veggies and spices for us to work with. The other attendees were fun to talk with, too. And...I left with THREE jars of kimchee! Can't wait for it to ferment!

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    Andrea and Dietrich are very well informed and passionate about the benefits of using natural ingredients and mindful food choices. I learned a lot about different herbs and different resources for making better food choices. Thanks so much to this wonderful couple!

    Andrea and Dietrich are very well informed and passionate about the benefits of using natural ingredients and mindful food choices. I learned a lot about different herbs and different resources for making better food choices. Thanks so much to this wonderful couple!

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    " - structure was very open and encouraging of dialogue
    - instructors were very knowledgeable and engaging
    - enjoyed getting to see and taste things that might have otherwise been intimidating to someone unfamiliar with the items"

    " - structure was very open and encouraging of dialogue
    - instructors were very knowledgeable and engaging
    - enjoyed getting to see and taste things that might have otherwise been intimidating to someone unfamiliar with the items"

  • Thumb profile photo placeholder
    Dabble Student
    Reviewed on 10/05/12

    We were able to see different sets of jam cooking and got information about each stage of the cooking process. The instructor was very open to questions. I also liked that we got a recipe sheet to take with us.

    We were able to see different sets of jam cooking and got information about each stage of the cooking process. The instructor was very open to questions. I also liked that we got a recipe sheet to take with us.

Show More