I personally think 20€, or more, is steep for a yoga class, and since everyone should do yoga, no, really, everyone should have access to yoga classes (my fellow Americans will call me socialist). I'm on a mission to find you free or less expensive classes. So, with a bit of digging, I've found that the Lolë store in Paris not only offers in store classes, but also sponsors classes at Wanderlust in Paris. I can't guarantee that you'll get in. I tried once to attend a Wanderlust event, and got a bit of flack from the 'bodyguard' at the front steps, who apparently thought that 2 well dressed thirty-somethings were not worthy of a glass of champagne on the terrace. But I guess that's the price to pay for a free class.
I can tell you that I attended a free class this past Saturday in their store, and it was a nice gentle Hatha class. Teachers and yoga styles can change every week, and they don't necessarily post the style, though do usually have a teacher bio. The class I took was a little too slow for my personal taste, but the instruction was stellar, and the atmosphere was convivial. They roll the clothes racks out of the way and can cram up to 8 students into nooks and crannies. Careful though, I had a hard time following the fourth yama, Asteya (non-stealing/coveting), I was coveting a really cute yoga top. You have to check out their facebook event page to sign up for their classes, which are usually held on weekends.
Lolë Paris (in store)
9 Rue des Blancs Manteaux
01 42 78 18 24
Metro: Rambuteau (Ligne 11) or Hotel de Ville/Saint Paul (Ligne 1)
Yoga Styles: Varies
Changing Rooms: 1
Secure Lockers: none
Wanderlust Yoga with Lolë
32 quai d'Austerlitz
01 70 74 41 74
Metro: Gare d'Austerlitz (Ligne 5, 10)
Yoga Styles: Varies
Changing Rooms: ?
Secure Lockers: ?
Mats: Bring your own
For up to date class listings in Paris, see yogateau. It's a great website!
Former San Francisco DNA wrangler and current Paris yoga teacher and mom. Sharing. Caution: Possibly too much.
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