Yoga in Paris

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When you live and work in a city, life can sometimes get all too much and cause high levels of unwanted stress. We all need to find ways to alleviate that stress and find that down time in the midst of our chaotic lives. Drinking wine is always a great option of course, but for a healthier alternative, yoga is a favourite activity of ours and is one of the best ways to relax the mind, the body and the soul.

 

I believe there is something for everyone in yoga, and depending on what you want to get out of it there’s different styles to fit everyone’s needs. If you’re looking to sweat profusely then Bikram yoga is for you, if you want something more calming there’s Restorative yoga for the tired and injured, or if you just want something more energetic then there’s Acra yoga to get your heart beating and body moving in all sorts of directions.

 

Throughout the past 2 years we have tried many different yoga studios to find the right fit, some of which we have mentioned in previous blog posts. I understand we don’t all look for the same things in our practice but given the wide spread of places that we have tried and tested as a team, we feel equipped to provide you with a list of some our favourite yoga studios in Paris to work off those croissants and baguettes we love to eat on a daily basis!

 

Most of the studios listed below offer Vinyasa or Ashtanga-style classes, mainly in French, but some in English. Another thing to note is that classes are fairly expensive in comparison to what you may be used to, however most of the studios offer groups of classes which would be more cost-efficient. A lot of the studio’s you’ll come across in Paris don’t offer showers or towels, or even changing rooms for that matter, so in true Parisian style, be prepared to strip off and be seen by your classmates – there’s no room for being self conscious!

 

 

Rasa Yoga
21 Rue Saint Jacques, 75007
Metro : Cluny La-Sorbonne
One of the most clean and modern looking studios in Paris situated next to one of Paris’ most iconic locations – Notre Dame. The studio is a peaceful haven with immaculate white walls and wooden flooring. The main practice at the studio is Vinyasa but they also offer Ashtanga yoga at 20 euros per class. There is even a changing room and lockers to keep your belongings!

Yoga Bikram
Marais : 13 Rue Simon Le Franc, 75004
Metro : Hotel de Ville 

Grands Boulevards : 17 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009
Metro : Grands Boulevards (8, 9)
For those interested in Bikram yoga this is the place to go. The original hot yoga consists of 26 different postures and two different breathing techniques and takes place in a room of 40 degrees heat. The studio is spacious and well lit and can cater for up to 35 students. Classes are held in French and in English and are 25 euros per class.

BeYoga
17 Rue Campagne Première, 75014
Metro : Raspail (4, 6)
BeYoga offers a wide range of Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin yoga and many other styles of yoga making it a great place to go if you want to try different practices to see what fits you best. The beautifully colourful, modern and peaceful looking studio is located down a small side road, not far from Montparnasse. The cost per class is 22 euros, and something great that they offer is happy hour yoga where once class costs just 12 euros!

 

 

The Yoga Factory
21 Rue des Filles du Calvaire, 75003

Metro : Filles du Calvaire (8)
If you can imagine a place where all the “hipsters” would go to practice yoga, then The Yoga Factory is that place. The quirky little studio situated in an old industrial workshop in the Marais makes this a very trendy place to do yoga. With dressing rooms, lockers, padlocks, and showers this studio is fully equipped for a walk in. Classes come in sets of 10’s at the price of 180 euros for 10 classes. They also have the option of a 25 euro price for one class. If you are serious about yoga, The Yoga Factory is definitely the place for you!

Make Me Yoga
7 Rue Gambey, 75011
Metro : Parmentier (3) or Oberkampf (5, 9)
The studio caters both to yoga and pilates and offers a range of different styles focusing on the softer flow yoga such as Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. The interesting thing about this studio is that it also offers prenatal yoga as well as yoga with children. The inside is wooden, ceiling to floor, giving it a rustic, warm and peaceful atmosphere to practice.  You can go for a trail course for the price of 16 euros, then each course after that will be 20 euros. The studio also offers classes in sets and by month. Bonus – Mats are offered to you for free!

Affordable Yoga in Paris
35 Rue Saint Roch, 75001
Metro : Pyramides (7, 14), Tuileries (1)
If you’re looking for an affordable way to consistently practice yoga, meet up created the group, Affordable Yoga in Paris several years ago and is still running to this day. At 5 euros per class, it cannot be beaten! Held in a gorgeous top floor studio overlooking the Jardin Tuileries, you couldn’t ask for a better location. Rooms can sometimes get a little crowded due to it’s popularity but you can be sure to have a fully trained yoga instructor who will hold classes to cater for all levels. These classes are almost always taught in English, so you’ll be sure to meet other expats on the mat!

Yoga Village
39 Boulevard des Capucines, 75002
Metro : Opera (3, 8)
Another beautiful studio to practice various styles of yoga, but what makes this one special is that they offer Acro yoga classes. An very different, yet interesting style of yoga, has become more and more popular in recent months so we felt it only appropriate to add one to the list that offers this practice. In the light and open wooden floor studio, go with a partner to practice this acrobatic, dance like yoga and experience something new. Classes start at 22 euros per class, and go up in price depending on what package you choose.

 

 

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