Namaste World 2013: Yoga in Paris for a Great Cause

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Last year, we told you about Namaste India!, Room to Read’s global yoga benefit to raise funds for girls’ education in India. Over 100 studios, teachers and yogis on six continents generated enough funds to send 160 girls to school. This year the campaign is more ambitious; now called Namaste World!, its reach will extend beyond India to girls in all of the countries where Room to Read works, with the goal of providing 200 bright minds with a chance to learn and flourish.

In Paris, Namaste World! will take place from June 1st through June 8th, providing yogis with many opportunities to support this remarkable cause. Take a look at the list below, and sign up to participate! If you know of a studio that would be the perfect venue for a class, or if you’re a studio owner or teacher who would like to lend your space and talent, please get in touch with Room to Read’s Paris Chapter at

If you practice yoga, you already know of its tranformative power. Why not harness it to help others?  

Participating studios and teachers:

• Gymnase Marcel Villeneuve (78): Friday 31 May 9h15-11h30 Ashtanga with Jane Verwijs

• Qee Paris (9e): Sunday 2 June 11h-12h Hatha with Taia

• Rasa Yoga Rive Gauche (5e): Sunday 2 June, Sofia’s class, call 01 43 54 14 59

Yoga Yoga Paris (7e): Sunday 2 June 18h-19h30. Sign up here!

• Suzanne Ricketts, 7 place du Commerce (15e): Monday 3 June 9h-10h30 and 11h-12h30
Class will be led in English. Email to reserve and for door code

 • Qee Boulogne (92): Tuesday 4 June 19h-20h, Sandrine’s class, call 01 84 19 49 49

• Ann Moradian, 3 avenue de l’Abbé Roussel (16e): Thursday 6 June 9h30-11h
Email for door code

• Centre Relax (15e): Saturday 8 June 14h-15h15 Power Yoga with Laure Coquel
Email for more info 

• Ashtanga Yoga Paris (11e): Wednesday 12 June 19h30 Vinyasa with Linda
Call 01 45 80 19 96 or email for more info 

• Kundalini Yoga 33 rue Marbeuf (8e): Wednesday 12 June. Contact for details 

Trini Yoga (10e): Thursday 13 June 20h-21h45
Contact Olivier at 06 03 53 08 42 or Laurent 06 75 54 48 25  for details 

“Our yoga is an offering. Our practice is a prayer for and an offering to a world in which ignorance, fear and hatred vanish, beginning with the world within our own hearts -- the one that is difficult enough to change. Yoga becomes a prayer and a blessing to the world when we fully appreciate that the peace we intend and manifest within ourselves -- within our heart, body, mind and soul -- does indeed manifest, through the power of the practice, in the world.”
—Doug Keller, Heart of the Yogi 

Photo: © Room to Read