YAMA Yoga (Yoga Asthanga Marseille Aix)
yoga was founded in 2003 by Vanessa Brouillet. It has three sites in the Provence area – Marseille, Aix and Lambesc. It has classes in Ashtanga Vinyasa dynamic yoga, according to Sri K. Patthabi Jois’s teaching (Mysore, India). The school also provides Hatha Yoga, Nidra Yoga, prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga (with your baby), and children’s yoga classes. There’s a yoga session to accompany every life stage. Check out their Facebook page
for up-to-date details.
YAMA yoga just outside of Aix at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire mountain | © John Bersi
Bikram Yoga Studio Marseille
The Bikram Yoga Studio in Marseille
is open to everyone. Bikram is “hot” yoga comprising a series of 25 postures (asanas) and two breathing exercises (pranayamas) which is done in a room with a temperature of 40 degrees. The classes last 90 minutes and they stimulate the immune, the digestive, the cardiovascular and hormonal systems of the body, giving you an entire workout.
Marseille Bikram Yoga College
takes place in various outdoor locations around Aix and Marseille
. Run by Annie Pek, you can practise your yoga in the parks in Aix or facing the sea at the Pharo Palace
in Marseille (among other places). She runs lots of different kinds of yoga (Vinyasa, Ashtanga), offers tea at the end, there’s no need to book and the classes are available for a reasonable €3-€5.
Gecko Yoga on the coast of Marseille | © Gecko Yoga
Académie Hatha Yoga, Marseille
The Hatha Yoga Academy
has great opening hours (7am to 10pm, daily) but as it’s a school you will need to enroll. It has lots of different options though, like workshops, evening and lunchtime classes or summer courses. It’s very central and close to the main railway station, Marseille Saint Charles.
Abhi Yoga, Aix-en-Provence
is a little yoga haven near the Vasarely Art Foundation
in Aix. It provides lockers, mats, cushions and everything else you’ll need for the class of your choice.
Noëlie Yoga Studio, Aix-en-Provence
is situated in Aix, just a few minutes out of the town centre on the road that leads to the Parc de la Torse (where incidentally you can often find people taking outdoor yoga classes). They offer various yoga classes like hatha, ashtanga, and pilates but they specialise in vinyasa. They are also the only yoga studio in Aix to specialise in small groups.
Getting the form right at Noëlie yoga | Courtesy of Noëlie yoga
Asana Yoga Studio, Marseille
The Asana Yoga Community is an organisation that works to promote sustainable communities and practices all levels of yoga including Vinyasa, Iyengar, forrest yoga, pilates, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Hatha Prana flow. It’s very close to one of Marseille’s most beloved buildings, the Palais Longchamp, now home to the Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum.
Asana Yoga, 42 Rue Jean de Bernardy, Marseille, France +33 (0)6 83 29 49 30
Shake Up Studio, Aix-en-Provence
The Shake Up Studio has two workout rooms, one for circuit training and weights and another for its many evening and weekend classes. It does Zumba most week nights and you can also practice yoga with Louisa Hutton.
Yoga at Shake Up | © Louisa Hutton
It’s a relaxed, friendly place that works on a first-come, first-served basis as you can’t reserve. So turn up 15 or 20 minutes early to guarantee a place.
Shake Up, 10 Avenue Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Aix-en-Provence, France +33 (0)6 50 71 97 74
Getting sweaty at Shake Up Studio | © Shake Up Studio
Alchimia Yoga School, Marseille
The Alchimia Yoga School is near the Old Port in Marseille (“le vieux port“) and practises the oldest oriental yoga tradition, Kundalini yoga, which it calls the “royal yoga”. It has a number of different options for people looking to practise and holds trial sessions, so you can work out if it’s for you.
Alchimia Yoga School, 31 Rue Saint-Saëns, Marseille, France +33 (0)7 60 65 77 52
Academy Yoga, Aix-en-Provence
The Yoga Academy is in the centre of Aix, by the famous La Rotonde fountain. You can sign up for three trial classes for €15 and then for a term or the year. They also run individual classes and summer workshops.
Academy Yoga, 18 Rue Victor Leydet, Aix-en-Provence, France +33 (0)4 42 27 92 20