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Yoga Shopping in Paris, Part I

After a good and sweaty Ashtanga class with Carolina, she and I paused for a drink in the 10ème arrondissement. It was a beautiful afternoon, and we talked and talked and talked. I was feeling invigorated by yoga’s afterglow and Carolina’s energy, and as we parted, I decided to bounce home along the quai de Jemmapes. Somewhere between Oberkampf and Richard Lenoir the spring in my step turned to cement as I realized why I felt so weightless and free. It wasn’t the weather, or yoga, or lively conversation—I’d forgotten my yoga mat at the café!

In the past, this sort of faute d’étourderie would have unleashed panic, but not any more. This calmer moi can be attributed to a) yoga, and b) the fact that Paris boasts so many more options for yoga accessories and clothing than ever before. Lost mat? No problem! There are now plenty of places that sell the necessities for yoga. From studios with dedicated retail areas to full-fledged yoga-specific stores, it’s now easy to get a mat, or a new outfit (read this tip on learning when it’s time to retire the yoga porno pants and get a fresh pair!) 

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This Week/Cette Semaine à Paris

16 Nov Moon Sequence 
17 Nov Shamanic Yoga 
17 Nov Inversions 
17-18 Nov Iyengar Yoga  
17-18 Hatha Yoga 
17-18 Yin Yoga + Thai Massage 
18 Nov Hatha Yoga + the Chakras 
18 Nov Free the Hips  
18 Nov Intro to Pranayama (Flying Breath)  
18 Nov Dynamic Yoga
18 Nov Yoga for Women  

16 Nov Hatha Flow with Lolë Paris (FREE!) 
17 Nov Wanderlust with Lolë Paris (FREE!)  
18 Nov Pranayama with Lolë Paris (FREE!) 


Cool Haunting: Musée Cernuschi

As a teenager I lived in the 17ème arrondissement, closer to the banlieue of Clichy than to anything resembling a Parisian cliché. Between my lycée on the hardscrabble boulevard Bessières and my dance school near the much tonier Porte Champerret, my familiarity with the 17th merely skirted its periphery. To me, Batignolles wasn’t a charming square, but the name of a stop on the 66 bus line, a bus I’d take to Opéra whenever I needed a new pair of pointe shoes. I was myopic in the way that only a fifteen year old can be, etching my life with a fine-tipped scribe and never stepping outside of the lines.

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Pre-launching this Friday 9 November: Le Yoga Shop Paris Pop-Up Store!

Mysore Yoga Paris’ collaboration with designer Lovisa Burfitt -- a line of very groovy t-shirts benefitting the Ashadayaka Seva Trust children’s home in Mysore, India -- was such a resounding success that they decided to go a step further and create Le Yoga Shop Paris! This online project will bring the dynamic Naddermier duo of Kia (founder of Mysore Yoga Paris as well as fashion photographer) and her husband Magnus (Art Director) together with Lovisa and a host of their talented friends. Aligning their design sensibilities with yoga, they’ll create and sell cool pieces that can be worn on and off the yoga mat.

Photo: Kia Naddermier

To raise awareness and funds for the Ashadayaka home, Mysore Yoga Paris is pre-launching Le Yoga Shop Paris with a morning of Mysore-style yoga, shopping and brunch this Friday 9 November from 7h30 through 11h30! On the schedule are two classes: one with Kia and Patrick Frapeau, and another Beginner level one with Hélène Couderc and Agathe Philbé. Space is limited so reserve your spot as soon as possible by emailing 

Also offered exclusively this Friday during the pop-up will be discounts on Mysore Yoga Paris class cards (10% off) and merchandise from Le Yoga Shop Paris (15% off.) A portion of all sales will directly benefit the children’s home so grab your mat and come ready to practice and shop for a great cause!


This Week/Cette Semaine à Paris