Finding time to relax and unwind is diﬃcult enough, but ﬁnding a place for it? Forget it. Luckily, many businesses in South Tampa oﬀer classes that designate a time and space for just that. Meditation and yoga sessions in gyms and studios provide a chance for students to improve their strength and balance and relieve stress. Though some poses may be a bit of a stretch, anyone — from beginners to yogis — can ﬁnd the perfect session.
Curtis Hixon Park
Every Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m., yoga instructors from Yoga Downtown Tampa hold a weekly “Yoga in the Park” session. People of all experience levels are invited to fill the terraces of the waterfront park. These sessions have been occurring since 2010 and are free to the public.
600 N Ashley Drive | (813) 591-0667 | yogadowntowntampa.com
Every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.,the community is invited to join yoga instructors from the Portico in “Tuesdays at The Portico.” The session is free, and no prior experience is necessary. They ask that all that are interested arrive 10 minutes early because the number of mats and equipment is limited.
The Portico also offers mediation sessions in their chapel at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5 p.m. Sundays. This silent meditation is open to people from all spiritual backgrounds.
1001 N Florida Ave | (813) 222-2299 | theportico.org
Kodawari offers yoga classes at different experience levels to cater to the needs of every client. They also offer heated classes, classes designed for pregnant women and private sessions.
3965 S Henderson Blvd., Suite C | (813) 773-4017 | kodawariyoga.com
Body Aligned Pilates and Wellness
Located in Hyde Park, this studio focuses on pilates, but also offers yoga to provide the whole package of body and mind wellness. They also work to fulfill the needs of each client and offer private sessions.
825 W Platt St. | (813) 253-3161 | bodyalignedtampa.com
Urban Zen Body Work
This studio offers over 90 classes a week and special massages. What stands out about Urban Zen Body Work is its Thai-Yoga Fusion sessions, a mixture of massage techniques and Thai and yoga stretches. The studio also has private yoga sessions that focus not only on yoga but also breathing and meditation.
1112 W Platt St. | (813) 777-3772 | urbanzenbodywork.com
The Step Beyond
The Step Beyond fuses meditation, hypnosis and yoga into a holistic approach to improving clients’ health. According to their website, they use these different techniques to access the subconscious, a large determinant in actions, thoughts and perceptions.
815 S Rome Ave | (813) 748-1778 | thestepbeyond.com
Gardens of Yoga
Gardens of Yoga offers small classes in their yoga studios that are surrounded by an acre of gardens. They also offer meditation courses in the gardens to provide a safe and beautiful environment for inward journeys.
2906 West Price Ave | (813) 831-1598 | gardensofyoga.com
This studio offers heated and reduced heat classes tailored to all levels. Their classes focus on strengthening muscles and improving balance and mental health. Camp Tampa also boasts naturally-lit, environmentally-friendly studios perfect for channeling your inner yogi.
3012 W Palmira Ave | (813) 999-1900 | camptampa.com
Crunch – South Tampa
Re-rack your weights and step into Crunch’s Yoga Body Sculpt classes. These 60-minute Vinyasa flow classes focus on strengthening glutes, thighs and core muscles.
4055 S Dale Mabry Hwy | (813) 284-7777 | crunch.com
Bryan Glazer Family JCC – Mind and Body Studio
Ever wanted to do yoga under the stars? Well, you’re in luck. Bryan Glazer Family JCC offers an hour of yoga the fourth Friday of every month at 7 p.m. All levels are welcome to participate in this outdoor yoga session.
522 N Howard Ave | (813) 575-5900 | bryanglazerfamilyjcc.com
Distance Zero Yoga
Distance Zero yoga session are not for everyone. According to their website, their yoga is tailored to the “war-like,” those that think like a fighter in the face of hardship. Their sessions focus on reducing inner conflict and developing the control to deal with challenges.
3311 S Dale Mabry Hwy | (984) 377-4203 | distancezeroyoga.com
Joe Chillura Courthouse Square – Be Dope Do Yoga
This is a free community yoga class every Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon. Join yoga instructors for a new vibe every week.
600 E. Kennedy Blvd | facebook.com/bedopedoyoga