Still Life: Centre de Yoga du Marais

One of our favorite aspects of Centre de Yoga du Marais is the brightly painted sign right outside the front door. The hand-painted flowers, vines and letters are pure Haut Marais funkiness yet also totally capture the intimate, welcoming ambiance that owner/director Michelle Jacobi has nurtured since she founded the studio in 2001. Practicing at the Centre feels like practicing with family—many of the teachers were trained by Michelle, and many of the students have been coming to the centre’s class for years. It feels homegrown in the best way possible.