Aix and Marseille have lots of options for yoga classes, either inside bespoke studios or outside, taking advantage of the beautiful Provençal landscape surrounding both cities. You can practice at the foot of Cézanne’s beloved Sainte-Victoire mountain (near Aix) or attend a class overlooking the Mediterranean (on Marseille’s coast).
Gecko Yoga 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.
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.
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
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