Has life got you down? Are things coming at you too fast? Did you miss National Yoga Day last week like we did because things are too busy and you're overly stressed? Lets all take a deep breath and figure out the best places to do some yoga to both amp up your workout and slow down the mind.
Yoga has becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason. The benefits are outstanding, the workout is incredible, and the outcome is immeasurable. As a former dancer, I sustained many an injury at a young age and yoga has become my saving grace. It is a mindful workout while also being low impact and easy on the joints. It keeps me out of physical therapy, and I'll be honest... a lot of what I learned there I use in my yoga practice on the regular, so why not try it for yourself? No excuses.
There are so many wonderful yoga studios in Tampa, but here are some of the most well-known and well-rated in the area. There is something for everyone, whether you're looking for more of a fitness/exercise vibe or a more holistic and spiritual practice. These studios have all levels whether you're just starting out or whether you're looking to advance your skills. Some of these studios even offer teaching workshops, classes, and certifications if that is where your path leads.
Yoga Loft is located in the heart of Ybor City, featuring classes for all ages and skill levels. They boast smaller class sizes for more one-on-one time and a quiet headspace. They offer class packages as well as unlimited weeks/months, with a $30 unlimited month for new students. Yoga Loft believes everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of yoga, so like a few of the other studios on the list, they offer some donation-based classes and discounts for returning patrons on their packages.
The Ybor yoga studio schedules all kinds of classes, from relaxation-based practices to power classes to work up a sweat. They also offer teacher training and certification classes (both 200 and 300-hour certifications). In addition, Yoga Loft holds private sessions and conducts a community yoga Saturdays at the Ybor City Museum State Park gardens. This Wednesday, July 4 Yoga Loft will hold a special 4th of July "Flow 4 Freedom" class at the gardens. They even hold corporate events for companies in the area. Even if your company is not one to participate, we can all agree there is not much better after a stressful work day than a relaxing yoga session. Come clear your mind at Yoga Loft!
All of these studios and many others in the area are incredible spaces to get in shape mentally, physically, and spiritually. As a yogi myself, I know everyone has their own personal preference in practice, which changes day to day. These studios are each very different spaces which offer whatever it may be that you're looking for. If money is a concern, many of these studios offer free community classes or pay what you can classes for the community.
Yoga really is a life-changing practice and it's worth fitting into our wallets and busy schedules. I promise if you visit any of these amazing Tampa yoga studios and give it a try, you will feel like a real warrior, so come down-dog with us at any time. You won't regret it!
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