Our Story

Committed to the benefits of a daily practice that includes self-care, gratitude, exercise and communicating with others, our team is excited to bring Bloom Yoga to the Salem Area.  More Classes and Times will be added soon! Keep watching for updates.

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Bloom Yoga to restore your roots and grow your happy space!   Our yoga classes are designed for beginners and those who have been practicing for years.  Great for relaxation, and flexibility with modifications and props.  Find simple ways to transform yourself  as you attend classes and workshops within our studio. 

Sidney stepped on a yoga mat for the first time in 2016. She was looking for a new workout routine, and was pleasantly surprised at what yoga gave her not only physically, but mentally as well. She continued an at home practice off and on until 2018. In April 2018 she attended class at Four Yoga and Wellness and completely fell in love with the community and guidance a studio class brings. After going just a few more classes, she knew she had to attend teacher training. Sidney obtained her RYT 200 through Yoga Core and More at Four Yoga in December 2018. She loves teaching a powerful vinyasa class that allows every yogi, no matter experience, to challenge themselves physically and mentally. Off the mat Sidney enjoys adventuring with her husband and 3 kids, being outdoors, and being surrounded by great friends.

Sidney Garden


Andrea began yoga looking for time for herself. Andrea is an LPN and recently a stay at home mom. “Caretaking is my nature and yoga is the ultimate self care. Yoga has helped me grow mentally physically and spiritually stronger. Meditation has brought patience and a positive outlook to my daily life.” Andrea completed YTT-200 through Four yoga. Andrea teaches a lighthearted vinyasa class for all levels of experience. She is excited to bring a sense of unity to her community!

Andrea Belfiore


Melanie’s Bio

Melanie Johnson teaches with a goal to increasing your flexibility and personal journey in life. After years of running, she embraced Vinyasa yoga for the relief of stiff joints and muscles. The added benefit of meditation, and self-study has deepened her personal relationships and created life changing growth. With stretching and breathing exercises, plus a flow through postures designed to increase your heart rate, Melanie’s class will challenge you and enable you to enjoy more walks with family and friends.

Melanie Johnson


How do I prepare for class?

  • Arrive at least 10-15 minutes early for your first class.
  • Park: In front or in parking lots behind 1040 Vail Street in Salem, IL.
  • Wear fitted clothes that are comfortable; yoga pants, running shorts, tank tops, sports bra, etc.
  • Prepare your body to sweat by hydrating and coming to class on an empty stomach. Best to have not eaten 2-3 hours before class time.
  • Yoga is practiced barefoot. Please make sure your feet are clean!
  • Children 15 years and older can participate in adult classes with parental consent.

Yoga Etiquette – What to expect in class?  New to yoga? Here are some general rules to make your practice enjoyable for you and your fellow students.

  • Arrive on time, give yourself time to stow your items, set out your mat, and gather props. Sit and focus on your breathe as you wait for class to begin
  • Remove shoes before entering the practice area to help keep it clean.
  • Mind your mood. Gossip, complaining, and negative attitudes are better suited for the local watering hole or the communal kitchen at work. Be gentle and respectful in your communication. Like the saying says, everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind and respect others.
  • Our teachers will ask and offer gentle assists in class, like guiding you deeper into a pose or shift your position to correct misalignment. Let your teacher know if you prefer to not be touched.
  • Mind your personal hygiene. First, please bathe, brush your teeth, wash your hair, and use a clean mat and a clean towel. Second, mind heavy perfumes, oils, and colognes, as strong scents travel easily during class.
  • Devices are a no-no. Leave all devices outside the classroom. Rings & whistles are distracting. Just putting on silent is not enough. Yoga offers you a rare chance to be fully present. A phone distracts you and those around you.
  • Be aware of your space. it’s common courtesy to stagger your mats so that the person behind you has a clear view of the instructor and the mirror. Give you neighbor some breathing room. Mind your steps, it’s polite to avoid walking on another’s mat.
  • Minimize conversation. Yoga is a space for reflection, self-study, and focus. Maintaining a quiet atmosphere supports this frame of mind. It is beneficial to your state of mind.
  • Benefits of savasana  (the ending of the class) Designed to restore your nervous system to its default settings and offer your mind a chance to sink into mediation. Close your eyes, focus on your breath, and feel the weight of your body against the floor. It’s your own little R&R opportunity. Take it. It’s considered disrespectful to the teacher and other students and is against studio policy to leave class early. We do understand that life happens. If you absolutely must leave early, position yourself by the door, leave before savasana starts and inform your teacher before class begins. Pack up and scoot out as quietly as you can.
  • Yoga uses props. If you borrow the studio’s, please clean and return them to their place.