FROM A PASSION TO A PROFESSION
The more that I meet the people of Montreuil, the more I realize that our city is a city of "reinvention", a city where everything and anything is possible, where behind every door there are unlimited surprises and passionate, ambitious people, and above all people who dare to change their life , just like Marie-Laure did.
Originally from Lyon, Marie-Laure was a financial lawyer for years before opening her yoga and pilates studio Atelier ML in Montreuil, in June 2021.
But it takes a lot of courage to take the plunge. There is the judgement of friends and family, societal pressure, self-image...it's not an easy path.
But her old life didn't satisfy her anymore, she wasn't happy at all. Too often tired and stressed, professional pride completely absent, it was essential for her well-being that things had to change.
She seriously began her reconversion in 2013 when she decided to start training as a yoga teacher after years of practice (one of the many training courses that Marie-Laure has done to be able to live from her passion). She also went to India to an ashram for 3 months to perfect her teachings and decided to stop her work as a lawyer definitively in 2016.
She started teaching in yoga studios in Paris, but her dream was to open her own place , especially a place where she could teach her favorite yoga - yoga Nidra, a rare practice in other studios.
She found the perfect place in Montreuil in February 2020 and signed the contract on March 16, one day before lockdown...despite these complications, the studio opened its doors in June 2021 and her new life began!
20 RUE DE L'éGLISE, MONTREUIL
"Come as you are"
Marie Laure wanted to create a place where everyone would feel at home, teachers and practitioners. She wanted to create a real link and exchange between teachers and not just a place where they rent space for their lessons.
They are now a team of 7 experts who transmit their knowledge to those who come
Marie-Laure teaches Nidra, Hatha and Yin yoga, meditation, pre and post-natal yoga and Pilates on floor & apparatus
Gilles teaches Ashtanga yoga
Alexandrine teaches Pilates on apparatus
Claire is a physiotherapist and teaches conscious movement
Lisa teaches conscious movement with the Feldenkrais Method®
Marine teaches conscious movement with the Gyrokinesis® Method
Linda animates "Women's Circles"
You can find more details on the practices on the website
a peaceful piece of montreuil
Marie-Laure's studio is located at 20 rue de l'Eglise, in the heart of this modern and dynamic district of Montreuil.
As soon as you come in, you immediately feel calm.
This spacious place is filled with natural light and overlooks a garden.
Marie-Laure designed it with taste and simplicity.
There is a large room for all that is practiced on mats and another smaller one where the latest machines for Pilates are installed.
The underfloor heating warms the body just right for a souple and relaxed practice session.
The simple, zen-like decor allows you to escape from everyday life, to find a bubble just for yourself. Marie-Laure hopes that people who come will find authenticity here and that the practices will allow them to find a pace in their lives, refocusing on the essential.
Here is the schedule below for Spring 2022. Click on the image to consult it on the site and book.
Each teacher sets their rate, you can find them here ->
key words to remember
CONNECTION - FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS - MOVEMENTS IN CONSCIOUSNESS - YOGA - COMMON SPIRIT - THE PRESENT MOMENT - PILATES - PERSONAL WORK - CONCENTRATION - REGENERATION - RELAXATION - MEDITATION - FLOW - POSTURE - RHYTHM - AUTHENTICITY