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Transition to the Weekend

There are so many wonderful transitions in this sequence from Strala Yoga’s Heidi Kristoffer. Adding Funky Pincha Mayurasana into your vinyasa? Ok! Eka Pada Galavasana to Eka Pada Koundinyasana II? Yes, please.

Hope your weekend flows as smoothly…


Map to Yoga Studios in Paris

Since Yogateau launched in 2011, yoga studios have proliferated in Paris at a fantastic rate. An early version of the Yogateau: yoga studios à Paris map had studios concentrated mostly in the center of the city, but lately yoga venues have been popping up all over the place. Based on how often the map gets updated, I’d say that it’s clear Paris is well on its way to becoming an international yoga destination!

While this map is by no means exhaustive, its continued revision is proof that yoga is experiencing a boom in Paris -- a boon for students hungry for knowledge, and for teachers eager to share their wisdom. If your favorite studio is not on the map, or if you know of a new studio about to launch, please share! Email yogateau [at] gmail [dot] com.

Two new yoga studios to check out:

1/ Studio YOGA République (3e)
This yoga studio is devoted to Iyengar, a rigorous, alignment-based form of Hatha yoga. Studio YOGA République offer classes 7 days a week, from Basic level to specially-designed sessions for Seniors. They’ll soon also have workshops, so Like their Facebook page to be kept apprised of what’s happening.

New student offer: Sign up for a membership following your first class, and the drop-in fee will be reduced.

Photo: Studio YOGA République

2/ Yoga Village (2e)
Soft-launched a couple of weeks ago with a few workshops, the studio is officially open with a diverse schedule of classes (Ashtanga, Yin/Yang, Vinyasa, Gentle Hatha, Prana Flow…) To stay on top of developments, Like their Facebook page, and sign up for their newsletter.

New student offer: 10€ for a trial class/cours d’essai!

Photo: Yoga Village


Do Yoga in Paris Now


Why We Breathe


Warrior in Meditation

Photo: Unknown

David Lynch meditates. Russell Brand meditates. Gwyneth Paltrow meditates. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo meditates. Tina Turner meditates. Even Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle* meditates. And this week in New York City, people in taxis will be encouraged to meditate. This is definitely a bandwagon worth jumping on ;) 

*Oh, and let’s not forget how important the turtle is in yoga: there’s kurmasana, of course, and there’s also the myth of the world-bearing turtle. What other creature has the patience and fortitude to support so much weight?