La Méthode

Pilates is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core — the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, butt, and so on. For this reason, Pilates develops much of what exercisers need — strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture — with a much lower chance of injury than with other forms of exercise. The discipline emphasizes correct form instead of going for the burn. With so many exercise variations and progressions, you may have a hard time getting bored with Pilates.


Pilates moves require you to engage virtually your whole body. At times, you may try to strengthen one muscle while stretching another. The moves take lots of concentration; you can’t simply go through the motions like you can on gym equipment. And then, for every move you think you’ve mastered, Pilates has another version that’s a little different and a little harder. Pilates teaches you to think about how you use your muscles during your workout so you use them better in daily life. For instance, because much of the focus is on good posture and body mechanics, you stand and sit taller and walk more gracefully.


Pilates is named after its inventor, Joseph Pilates, a former carpenter and gymnast who invented the exercise for injured dancers but before he died in 1967 it was called 'Contrology'. Many of the moves were inspired by yoga or patterned after the movements of zoo animals such as swans, seals, and big cats.

La Coach

Matwork Teacher Alexandra Papavramidi Julien  has been practising pilates since 2006.


She is a graduate of Body Control Pilates school in London. This international institution is unique in training teachers a ‘Level 3 Pilates’ matwork qualification. This demonstrates that a teacher has advanced knowledge and the skills to assess and develop specific programmes for a broad range of clients, including those from the special populations category : pregnancy, bone health etc.


Alexandra went onto further her development and train for the ‘Ante-Postnatal’ certifications within Body Control Pilates. She currently teaches 1:1 post natal sessions to correct pregnancy muscular & postural alignments, concentrating on the Diastasis rectus abdominis.


Prior to becoming a Pilates teacher, Alexandra worked for 15 years in the digital effects film industry for popular blockbusters (see LinkedIn profile). Hours sat at a desk, left her with poor posture, chronic shoulder/neck pain and miserable mood.  But within weeks of practising pilates, she became pain free. She also felt stronger and happier. It was these astonishing results that inspired her to train as an instructor.


Alexandra’s "past life" means she understands the stresses of a ‘busy desk-bound life’ and the effect this can have on the mind and body. She found Pilates a wonderful stress reliever and great for her posture awareness. As a result of her own experiences, with a recent birth to her baby girl, she knows how beneficial Pilates can be for office workers and mums. She is available to teach group and private matwork classes in Angers.


She looks forward to sharing her knowledge with her clients of all levels, while improving core strength, posture and flexibility.



 **Member of EREPS (European Register of Exercise Professionals)

***Member of FPMP ( Fédération des Professionnels de la Méthode Pilates )



single session

10 sessions

Group on Mat

(max 8 pers)

Ante / Post natal class

(max 4 pers)  - duration 45min -

Student Discount

(max 8 pers)


(13€ per class)


(13€  per class)


(9€  per class)


(34€ per class)


(24€ per class)

30 €


25 €

40 €

15 €

18 €

Duo on Mat

incl, power plate

Private sessions on Mat

incl, power plate

Workshop special*

- duration 1h30 -



  • Monday : 10h30 to 19h30
  • Thursday : 12h30 to 18h30




       Except mention class are  55min

Les studios


Yoga Angers / 31 rue Bressigny, Angers

8 pers. / session ( Monday )


Studio Shanti / 1 rue David d'Angers, Angers

8 pers. / session ( Thursday )


      Private classes in our home studio:


8 Rue Creuse, Soulaire et Bourg

 1 ou 2 pers. / session

Yoga Angers

Studio Shanti.





Soulaire et Bourg, 49460




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