Vinyasa / Yin Yoga - 60 min

This class is taught by:

Louise Cutler

French speaking
Louise is originally from England, where she grew up in beautiful Cornwall. In 2001 she moved over to Brittany and in 2009 Louise moved to Paris for her job as store manager in an organic Naturalia shop. After leaving this stressful and exhausting job, Louise decided to stay and teach yoga in Paris.
Louise is a huge fan of cooking and eating! As a vegetarian, she combines flavours, spices and origines to create a colourful, healthy, international fusion.
She loves to travel, to meet new people, discover places, ideas, and collecting recipes where ever she goes.
Louise followed an intensive 200h classical yoga teacher training in Spain in 2013. This is where she learned the basics of alignment and asana, aswell as breathing and relaxation techniques and meditation.
In 2015, Louise followed one of her inspiring teachers in a ten week ayurveda course, the Dinacharya, where she discovered the basics of ayurveda and how to bring it into everyday life to live a more peaceful, happy and healthy life.  She has also studied crystal healing, Korean relaxation massage and Reiki.
In her own practice, Louise enjoys the natural mix of subtle and dynamic movement. Being on her mat and listening to her body and practicing what it asks for. She especially loves the energy created in a slow, mindful, expansive flow which balances both the body, the mind and the more subtle elements of the self.
As much as possible Louise moves from the heart when on the mat, she also reminds herself regularly to smile and have fun !
In the past few years, breath work and mantra have eased themselves into her practice, as well as self massage and gratitude.
Louise's classes are light hearted with a positive and optimistic vibe. She encourages students to listen to their body, to feel their breath and to relax into each posture.
In each class Louise focuses on alignment, grounding and expanding.   Falling over, cracking joints and laughter are all welcome in her classes which begin with intention and finish in gratitude.

Gillian Grant

Gillian is an American living in Paris for over a decade. Yoga became a major part of her life after giving birth to her son 10 years ago. Her practice has helped to maintain balance in her personal and professional life. Teaching for Gillian is a way to help others also find balance in the often hectic urban environment.

Also, as a student of Ayurvedic medicine, Gillian finds much joy in working with homeopathy as an alternative way of healing that is complementary to modern medicine. As a Reiki master, she has practiced the healing arts through touch and the redirection of energy in the body.

Gillian completed her Yoga training (200 RYT) at the Sivananda Ashram in Orleans, France. The Sivananda style is very traditional Hatha with a major focus on meditation and spirituality. Hatha is a slow and steady practice that helps build a strong body and mind while focusing on the breath and energy centers of the body.   Gillian completed her Kundalini Yoga training with 3HO, the association formed by the Guru Yogi Bhajan to bring the practice of Kundalini to the West. Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.

The purpose of this Vinyasa/Yin class is to use the dynamic flow of traditional yoga asanas/postures to warm up the body and release the tension of the week for the first 30 minutes of the class. The second half of the practice will be Yin based yoga, enabling the body and mind to wind down, in preparation for the weekend.

In Yin Yoga, the postures are floor-based and are held for longer periods of time (generally 3 to 8 minutes). This allows the body to relax into the postures, developing flexibility and serenity.
This class is held in English, most of our teachers do speak some French, don't hesitate to ask for help understanding.

Le but de ce cours est d'utiliser le mouvement dynamique, des postures traditionnelles pour échauffer le corps, relâcher la tension et transpirer pendant les 30 premières minutes. La deuxième moitié du cours est consacré au Yin Yoga où on tient les postures pour entre 3 et 8 minutes (les postures se font assis ou allongé). Le temps passé dans les postures permet au corps de se relâcher de plus en plus, de retrouver plus de souplesse et de sérénité.
Le cours est en anglais, n'hésitez pas à demander de l'aide pour mieux comprendre. Il est ouvert à tous, il faut apporter votre tapis de yoga ou une serviette, une bouteille d'eau et un pull pour la partie Yin comme le corps se refroidi vite.

-Comfortable clothes that don't restrict movement
-This class is generally practiced barefoot

*Showers and designated changing facilities available only at Studio Bleu in 75009; all other indoor locations have restroom facilities available for changing.

-Mat or towel (there are no mats available to borrow in the spaces)
-Water Bottle
-Optional - Yoga props - blocks, straps, cushions, etc

*Yoga mats are available to purchase for 24€ each. Non-toxic materials, variety of colors, size: 63cm x 183cm. Follow link to purchase:

Mats can be delivered to our classes in the locations in 75001 (St. Roch), 75015 (Etienne Pernet) and 75009 (Studio Bleu). Once ordered, email, and let us know during which class and at which location you would like to pick up your mat. Please bring your receipt to the class. In some cases a few days notice may be needed to make sure the mat is at the class, so we appreciate your patience if and when this happens.


This class is open to every level of practitioner from beginners on up. Our instructor gives careful guidance to ensure that everyone is comfortable in the foundation of the posture, and modifications to increase or decrease the intensity of each position will be available. Feel free to ask for modifications.

Please verify class location or address on our schedule as we have several venues in Paris:

Location details can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ page:

When you enter the building, look to follow the Affordable Yoga signs to your specific room.

Any problems, follow link for teacher's phone numbers:

*Please note that there is limited mobile phone reception at the studios. If you need to contact the instructor, please do so at least 20 minute before the start of class. Since our teachers will be busy checking in students with their personal smartphones starting 15 minutes before class, please send a text as opposed to calling as they will most likely not be able to take a call. No communication will be possible after the start time of class.

Please notify your instructor if you have undergone any recent surgeries or are currently experiencing any physical injuries. While yoga has many very beneficial health effects, we want to know how to best work with each of our student’s individual restrictions. Please consult a doctor if you have any personal concerns about practicing yoga.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri 01 Sep 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Fri 08 Sep 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 15 Sep 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Fri 22 Sep 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Fri 29 Sep 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Fri 06 Oct 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Fri 13 Oct 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Fri 20 Oct 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler
  • Fri 27 Oct 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Louise Cutler