I must have really good luck, because when I (finally) took my first yoga class in Paris at Rasa yoga, I took it with the best teacher in Paris. Wisely chosen? Or just luck? I guess we'll never know. I got a 10 class pass that day, it was an investment, but it had no expiration date, so I thought why not, and it was a smart move. The pass lasted me almost 2 years, and I took 8 of the 10 classes with the same person, Sharon Jacobs.
I've been wanting to share this information with you, my loyal readers, since the very beginning, but despite my best efforts, I couldn't get any other information on Sharon. Rasa's website has only her first name, and even when I found out her last name, I still couldn't find any information about her online. It sort of reminds me of my favorite teacher in SF. No one but her loyal students knew her. Her website was basic, she didn't market herself, but despite all that, her classes were full. What conclusion can you draw from that ladies and gentlemen? Awesomeness!
Sharon's classes are Alignment based, but flow magnificently. Her attention to detail is exquisite, and the -one in a million- time she can't get you into the perfect pose with her words, her hands are like magic! Don't expect a vinyasa paced class, but do expect to be taught by one of the most experienced and trained teachers, to sweat, to breathe heavily, and to be sore in all the right places the next day. And don't even consider worrying about belonging. Even with a (formerly) broken wrist and a weak body after not having done yoga while recovering, her classes were always accessible.
She is perfectly bilingual and teaches at Rasa and at the Gasquet Institute. Lucky for you, she's teaching a donation based class this Saturday at 11:00 at the American Church of Paris, so you can actually take a class with her during non-office hours.
Teacher: Sharon Jacobs
Studio: Rasa Yoga
Language: Perfectly Bilingual in English and French
Feel Good Vibe: ★★★★★
Spiritual Lesson: Short, thoughtful, attainable and always uplifting.
Would I pay 20€ to take a class with her? Yes, yes, yes!
Bonus, if you'd like to take a private class, or know more about her schedule:
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0660147486
Former San Francisco DNA wrangler and current Paris yoga teacher and mom. Sharing. Caution: Possibly too much.