Barre au Sol (Floor Barre)

This class is taught by:

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.

This exciting exercise regime is based on movements and techniques of ballet training in seated and prone (lying on the stomach) positions. The combined elements of ballet, pilates, and yoga forms a challenging and engaging workout which stretches and strengthens the muscles.
This class will work your body in an efficient and dynamic way with the aim of toning, increasing flexibility, and alignment awareness whilst developing heightened coordination and muscle control.
Focus will be on targeting muscle groups around the legs, hips, glutes, and core. As the class is practiced on the floor, the body will not feel the usual effects of gravity - making it a very fluid practice.
This barre class - without the barre - is suitable for all levels. Set to some vibrant, upbeat music, the different sequences will give you a strong workout through constant flow and variety of movements.
A mat or at least a towel is strongly recommended.

Ce cours comprend des techniques de Pilates, Yoga et Ballet. Il est pratiqué au sol (assis ou allongé) sans le barre. Le barre au sol étire et sculpte les muscles en vous donnant plus de force, équilibre, souplesse et contrôle sur vos mouvements. On se concentre sur les jambes, fessiers, abdos et bras. Accompagné par de la musique motivante. Emmenez votre tapis de yoga ou serviette, une bouteille d'eau et des vêtements souples. Le cours est ouvert à tout le monde. Pour plus d'infos sur l'endroit, allez sur notre page FAQs.

- Just like for yoga, comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely with no restriction are recommended.
- This class is mostly done bare foot, however students can wear dance shoes or specially designed ballet barre grip socks available at most dance outfitters.

- Please bring water and a sweat towel if you would like.
- Due to some exercises that take place on the floor, a yoga or fitness mat is recommended for safety.

*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 instructors give 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. This class is open to both men and women, any age and every physical ability.


As we rent space in several venues across Paris, please verify the class location as listed on our schedule:
Location addresses and transportation details can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ page:

When you enter the building, look for the Affordable Yoga signs to guide you 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 or fitness.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri 30 Jun 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 01 Sep 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Thu 07 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 08 Sep 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Thu 14 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 15 Sep 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Thu 21 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 22 Sep 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Thu 28 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 29 Sep 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Thu 05 Oct 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Gillian Grant
  • Fri 06 Oct 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Gillian Grant