I have been doing yoga regularly now for over three years privately at my house with some friends every Thursday night. I was looking for another class in English to supplement my Thursday class and was lucky to find a new studio that recently opened.
Big Apple Yoga was opened by American Janelle Watters-Oliel last December. Janelle is an ex-New Yorker like myself and when she moved to Paris she couldn’t find a yoga studio that matched the spirit and energy plus the community feel of yoga studios in New York. So out of frustration and need Janelle opened her own studio, which embodies the dynamic approach to yoga she missed from New York. The studio is a welcoming atmosphere for every one of all ages at all levels of yoga.
As quoted on her website
Our Mission: Our goal is to offer a yoga rooted in real life and the dynamic, fun and relaxing for the body as for the mind.
Our desire is to make yoga accessible to all working with each individual as they are.
My first class was with Simon, who teaches a 90-minute Ansuara class in English on Monday nights at 6:30PM. The class was small with only six other students and Simon was patient and taught a vigorous, physical class balanced with enough relaxation. I have been going back regularly to that class, always feeling great afterwards.
Big Apple Yoga is clean and serene with two studios and is conveniently located in the second arr. close to the Etienne Marcel metro. They offer other types of yoga classes including Ashtanga, Bhakti, Vinyasa, and Prana flow and also classes for children. Classes are taught in English and French and classes run regularly Monday to Saturday. Private one on one classes are available. Price start at 20 euros for a single class plus one euro for a mat. They offer a special introduction price of 35 euros for a 10-day unlimited card including the mat rental. After that, they offer a 10 class card for 180 euros, 20 classes 340 euros, monthly unlimited 150 euros, and three month unlimited 370 euros.
Please note, the studio will be closed August 10 to August 22.
Big Apple Yoga
20, rue Dussoubs, 75002
Tel. +33 (0)142367611
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Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
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I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
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