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The Pilates Method

la méthode pilates personnalisée à votre niveau

The Pilates method, what is it?

Pilates is a method of deep muscle building,
developed by Joseph Pilates, to improve physical and mental fitness.
The Pilates method emphasizes length and fluidity in order to develop long and toned muscles. Recruitment of your deep abdominal and back muscles; as well as the stabilization of your shoulder and pelvic girdles reduce the load on your superficial muscles, thus improving the performance of your body, reducing the risk of injury.
Breathing and concentration techniques allow your body and mind to work together towards a healthier body. Although relaxation is not the ultimate goal of Pilates, many people experience a sense of serenity after Pilates sessions, the result of the intense concentration and body awareness required to perform the exercises.

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What are the benefits?

The benefits of pilates are primarily based on your needs:

  • Be more confident or charismatic
  • Increase your athletic performance
  • Avoid injuries
  • Have a toned body
  • Increase flexibility and agility
  • Improve body posture
  • Feel better every day
  • Maintain or improve your health
la méthode pilates personnalisée à votre niveau

Who is this for?

Pilates is suitable for all ages and all physical conditions, because the exercises are safe and impact free.
The coaches are trained to teach for all levels of practice with an objective of progression adapted to the rhythm of each one.

How to practice?

Workouts can take place anywhere, in a private gym, at your home, or at your vacation spot. Floor work involves your whole body, no need for specific equipment: you must have a floor mat and a comfortable outfit.

Private session at your home

Book a session

Book a session Before planning your 1st session, it is important that we discuss your expectations and your needs in order to find the teacher who suits you. Then we decide together on the date of your first session.
For the following sessions, you can plan them directly with the teacher.
For any reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with the scheduled day and time, then a reminder text 48 hours before your session.

Course of the session

All of our sessions take place in the relaxed and private atmosphere of your home. All you need is a comfortable, casual outfit and a floor mat.
Our teachers are trained so that each session is adapted to your physical condition and your level of practice.

Cities served

We cover the region of Paris / Ile de France, Aix-en-Provence / Bouches du Rhône, Deauville and London.

If you want another city, we invite you to contact us, we will find a solution together.

Payment of the session

Each reserved and scheduled session is payable in advance. For any reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with the day, time and payment link.
You will also receive an email and an SMS 48 hours before each session, so that your session is well noted in your agenda!

Cancellation / Refund conditions

Sessions can be modified and canceled only if they are modified or canceled at least 48 hours in advance. Any modification or cancellation must be notified by email to Cancellation or modification with less than 48 hours notice will be charged at the full rate.
Sessions reserved for the unit are fully refundable if canceled under our cancellation policy.
Packages are non-refundable and must be used within 6 months of the first booking.

Private session in video

Book a session

You can book a session up to 24 hours in advance directly from our instructors’ shared calendar using the “Book an online session” button.

Choose the time slot that suits you or filter by instructor. Once you’ve selected the slot, proceed with the payment for the session.

Once you’ve selected the slot, proceed with the payment for the session. Upon reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.
We will also send you a reminder SMS 48 hours before your session.

Not sure whether to book a face-to-face or video session ?
Contact us at 01 84 60 69 49 or We will advise you according to your needs and expectations, and together we can define the session and the teacher who will accompany you.

Conduct of the session

The video sessions are available through the ZOOM application. The connection link is emailed with every booking.

For the online session, you will need comfortable, casual attire and a yoga mat.
Our instructors are trained to ensure that each session is adapted to your physical condition and level of practice.

Session rules

Each video session is payable in advance at the time of booking. Upon booking, you will receive a confirmation email with the login link.

Additionally, you will receive a 48-hours reminder SMS before the session, to make sure your session is well noted in your diary!

Refund Policy

Visio sessions can only be changed or cancelled if they are changed or cancelled at least 24 hours in advance.
Any modifications or cancellations should be notified via email to

Cancellation or modification with less than 24 hours’ notice will be billed at the full rate.

Booked video sessions are fully refundable in the event of cancellation under our cancellation policy.

Accessing the video session

The video sessions are available through the ZOOM application.
Upon booking, you will receive a confirmation email with the login link. Additionally, you will receive a 48-hours reminder SMS before the session. Your personal coach will be waiting for you at the scheduled date and time of your session.
Simply click on the login link from your confirmation email to connect.

Yoga at home

Who is Yoga For?

Yoga is tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual, whether it’s harmonizing body and spirit, improving mobility, or simply getting back in shape.

Yoga is a discipline that can be practiced by everyone, regardless of age, gender, or fitness level. Sessions can be individual or group.

It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before engaging in any physical activity.

Do we have to choose between Pilates and Yoga?

It is not necessary to choose between yoga and Pilates, as these two methods complement each other.

Yoga primarily focuses on harmony between body and mind, flexibility, relaxation, and meditation, while Pilates places more emphasis on strengthening deep muscles.

However, it is also possible to combine both methods to enjoy the benefits of each. The choice between yoga and Pilates depends on personal preferences and individual goals.

Why Take Yoga sessions at home ?

The practice of yoga at home is gaining popularity, and for good reasons. It offers a variety of benefits that can transform your yoga experience.

Here are some reasons to choose home yoga classes:

Customized Classes: With a dedicated yoga instructor at home, each class can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether you are looking to start yoga or deepen certain yoga postures, private yoga instruction allows progression at your own pace.

Comfort and Privacy: Practicing yoga at home means enjoying a yoga session in your living room or any chosen room. No need to transport your yoga mat across the city; everything happens in your personal space.

Promotes Letting Go: Practicing yoga in your familiar environment helps achieve a state of serenity more quickly. The union of yoga and meditation finds its power when practiced without external distractions and in a familiar atmosphere.

Flexible Schedule: Home yoga sessions allow you to adapt to your timetable. Whether for weekly classes or occasional sessions, flexibility is key.

Bringing your yoga studio into your flat or house means you can enjoy an enriched experience, both in terms of the quality of the teaching and the comfort of being at home.

Opting for yoga sessions in your personal cocoon is a decision that prioritizes well-being and peace of mind.

Online or Home Sessions ?

Are you undecided between an online video session or an in-person one?

Contact us at +33 (0)6 73 34 15 29 or through our contact form.

We’ll advise you based on your needs and expectations, taking the time to determine the session format and the instructor who will best accompany you.

What Are the Different Yoga disciplines?

The world of Yoga may seem vast and a bit intimidating for beginners, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you understand the basics of a few main types of yoga.

Hatha Yoga: Often considered the foundational yoga, it blends postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and sometimes chanting or body purification techniques. It’s gentle, focusing on learning and mastering each posture while breathing correctly. It helps you feel more grounded and balanced, as if your feet are firmly planted on the ground.

Iyengar Yoga: This style delves deeper into the details of postures. It’s very precise, emphasizing perfect alignment. Props like blocks or straps may be used to help position your body correctly.

Vinyasa Yoga: Similar to dance choreography, Vinyasa involves fluid movement from one posture to another, following the rhythm of your breath. It’s a more dynamic and active style, allowing you to move and expend energy.

Kundalini Yoga: This practice aims to awaken the dormant life force believed to be at the base of our spine. It uses a combination of postures, chanting, breathing, and meditation. Kundalini Yoga can help you feel more alive and aware of your body and mind.

Ashtanga Yoga: A more rigorous style, akin to a high-intensity workout It includes a specific series of postures that must be performed in a precise order. Ashtanga demands discipline, strength, and flexibility.

What needs does Yoga at home address to ?

Engaging in yoga caters to a myriad of needs and concerns, spanning the realms of physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being.

Physical Needs:

  • Muscle Strengthening: Yoga postures target various muscle groups, facilitating comprehensive and balanced body strengthening
  • Flexibility: Yoga stretches and elongates muscles, enhancing flexibility and reducing the risk of injuries.
  • Posture Improvement: Yoga heightens awareness of body alignment, aiding in correcting postural imbalances.
  • Immune System Stimulation: Certain poses stimulate lymphatic circulation, promoting enhanced immunity.

Emotional Needs:

  • Stress and Anxiety Reduction: The combination of deep breathing and yoga postures promotes relaxation and reduces stress levels.
  • Emotional Balance: Regular meditation and yoga practice help manage emotions and foster greater serenity.
  • Increased Self-Confidence: Overcoming challenges posed by certain poses builds confidence in one’s abilities.

Spiritual Needs:

  • Self-Connection: Yoga provides a space for reflection and introspection, facilitating a deeper understanding of oneself.
  • Spiritual Awakening: For many, yoga serves as a path to discovering or deepening their spirituality.
  • Sense of Community and Individuality: Group practice, whether in classes or retreats, fosters connections and shared experiences. For home yoga classes, it’s an excellent way to center oneself and find one’s place in the universe.

Mental Needs:

  • Improved Concentration: Meditation and concentration techniques inherent in yoga enhance attention and mental clarity.
  • Resilience Development: Regular practice cultivates better resilience in facing challenges and adversities.

Yoga offers a holistic approach, addressing the entirety of the human experience and catering to a multitude of needs at various conscious and subconscious levels.

Which Yoga to practice at home with Pilates Excellence?

With the variety of available yoga styles, choosing the one that suits you best might seem complex.

To start off on the right foot, identify your goals:

  • If you’re looking for a gentle introduction to the world of yoga, Hatha Yoga is an excellent starting point.
  • If you prefer a practice centered on perfect alignment and precision, Iyengar Yoga might be the ideal choice.
  • For those seeking a dynamic and active flow, Vinyasa Yoga is perfect.
  • If your quest is more spiritual, aiming to awaken inner energy, Kundalini Yoga would be suitable.
  • For athletes looking to challenge themselves, Ashtanga Yoga offers a rigorous sequence.

If you’re availing yourself of our exclusive private Pilates and Yoga classes at home, our expert instructors will assess your needs, preferences, and individual goals to recommend the yoga style that suits you best. You don’t have to navigate this path to well-being alone; we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

What is the course of a Yoga session at home ?

A home yoga session typically commences with a warm-up, incorporating breathing exercises and simple postures to prepare the body and mind.

The session gracefully progresses with a sequence of refined asanas, executed with concentration and precision, activating and strengthening various muscle groups.

Elegantly concluding, the session often features a period of relaxation and meditation, fostering tranquility for both body and mind.

Throughout the session, the Yoga instructor may provide articulate verbal instructions to guide movement, along with subtle physical corrections to maintain impeccable posture and alignment. Additionally, bespoke modifications for exercises may be suggested to cater to the individual needs of participants. 

Ready for this journey into refined well-being?

Booking & Cancellation

Home sessions can be booked by phone or through our contact form. We will assess your needs together and ask you to provide information about any health conditions to ensure your comfort and safety.

Sessions can be modified or refunded up to 48 hours in advance. Any modification or cancellation must be notified via email at

Corporate classes

Do we have to choose between Pilates and Yoga?

Yoga and Pilates are two complementary methods for physical and mental well-being.

The breath, rhythm, and postures differ in both disciplines. Yoga focuses on relaxation, flexibility, and mental strength, while Pilates emphasizes precision, control, and muscle strengthening.

While yoga develops a spiritual and energetic dimension, Pilates helps in becoming aware of body positioning and strengthening the back.

Pilates is particularly beneficial for those looking to improve their posture, balance, and stability, as well as for individuals dealing with chronic pain or muscle tension. Yoga may be more focused on relaxation, meditation, stress management, as well as gaining flexibility and muscle strength.

The choice between Pilates and yoga depends on personal preferences and goals. However, it’s also possible to combine both methods to enjoy the benefits of each.

What is the course of a corporate class ?

For an ideal class, the company provides a quiet space and limits the number of participants per class to around fifteen. This allows the instructor to be more available for every team member.

A typical session begins with a gentle warm-up, followed by a series of exercises specially designed for the workplace context.

Employees are encouraged through various exercise sequences to become aware of their bodies. Activities focusing on balance, stimulation, and posture corrections are implemented to better cope with daily challenges.

The class may conclude with a moment of relaxation and meditation, allowing each participant to return to their tasks in a state of calm and concentration.

What are the benefits for team members ?

Pilates and Yoga classes offer all the advantages of physical activity without the drawbacks (no joint stress, no risk of injury, …).

The benefits are numerous and can positively impact team members’ daily lives:

Muscle strengthening and improved posture: reduces the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by poor postures, repetitive tasks, and heavy lifting.

Better stress management: releases tension and improves our ability to handle complex situations.

Improvement of physical conditions: regular exercise helps counteract sedentary lifestyles and promotes better overall health.

Enhancement of mental well-being: a relaxed mind promotes concentration, creativity, and efficiency.”

What are the benefits for the company?

Yoga and Pilates classes with a certified instructor offer several advantages for your company:

Increased productivity: Relaxed employees who manage their emotions better tend to be more creative, efficient, and less prone to conflicts.

Enhanced engagement: Employees whose well-being is considered naturally increase their level of commitment and motivation.

Reduced absenteeism: Incorporating Pilates and Yoga in the workplace helps prevent stress, burnout, and limits the risks of injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.

Team spirit reinforcement: Group classes allow your employees to share a moment together, increase their cohesion, and strengthen their sense of belonging to your company.

Enhancement of the corporate brand: Integrating Pilates and Yoga classes into your company sends a strong message about your commitment to workplace well-being, making the work environment more harmonious.

Services à la personne

What is the coverage amount ?

Expenses eligible for Services à la Personne scheme are considered up to 12,000 euros per year. This limit can be increased by 1,500 euros for each dependent child, in accordance with articles 196 and 196 B of the French General Tax Code (CGI).

By default, the maximum amount of the tax credit is:

6,000 euros (50% of the annual ceiling of 12,000 euros spent on personal services).

This spending limit is assessed per tax household and remains the same for all taxpayers, whether married, widowed, single, or divorced.

Learn more about Services à la Personne scheme.

Who benefits from Services à la Personne ?

Every tax resident in France, subject to income tax, can benefit from a tax credit if they have declared personal services during the year.

Those eligible for the tax credit include:

– Single, widowed, or divorced French taxpayers who engage in professional activity or are registered on the list of job seekers provided for in Article L. 311-5 of the Labor Code for at least three months during the year of payment of expenses

– Married individuals or those who have entered into a civil solidarity pact, subject to joint taxation, provided that both meet either of the conditions mentioned above.
Learn more about Services à la Personne scheme.

Why choose Pilates Excellence ?

Pilates Excellence stands out for its team of highly skilled instructors who provide personalized Pilates and Yoga classes at home. Our mission is to accompany you in regaining fitness and overall well-being.

Our home Pilates or Yoga classes come with a French tax advantage that you won’t have in a gym or group setting. As a registered Services à la Personne Organization, we offer an exclusive opportunity for our taxable clients in France to benefit from a 50% income tax credit for the amount spent on their home classes

For Whom is Pilates and Yoga at home Suitable?

Pilates and Yoga are suitable for both beginners and experienced individuals, regardless of age or physical condition, unless you have a contraindication.

Pilates exercises can be adapted to meet the specific needs of each person, whether it’s to alleviate chronic pain, improve mobility, or simply get back in shape.

It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before engaging in any physical activity.

About us

notre méthode de séances de pilates adaptée à chacun et en fonction de chaque niveau

Our story

I founded Pilates Excellence because I wanted to offer unique and exclusive sessions tailored to each person like me who was looking to correct or improve dysfunctions in their body. I have ankylosing spondylitis and postural imbalance and for years I have tried everything.
It was when I became interested in a more holistic approach, anatomy and the inseparable connection between body and mind that I was able to better understand how my body works and see the results.
From there was born the idea of offering tailor-made sessions, meticulously prepared in relation to a global analysis of the body to help all people, whatever their needs, their mood, their level and their goal. Because for me each body is
unique and therefore each session must also be unique!

What makes us unique

Pilates Excellence is a team of passionate people, both professional and deeply human.

People are at the heart of our activity! Our teachers all have the same desire: to create unique sessions with a very high level of professionalism and high standards. This is the foundation of the trusting relationship we build with our clients, session after session.

We engage with each of our clients and we invest in each session to achieve their goals with them.

« Chacun est l’architecte
de son propre bonheur. »

Joseph Pilates