Breathe…..yoga in, breathe out.
Very few things have been continuously practiced for over 5000 years with continued success. Yoga proves that mind, body, and spirit are healthier with good practices. Group classes wouldn’t be constantly full if it wasn’t as popular as it is, and there is no shortage of experiences at USF and Tampa, in general. The USF student Rec Center offers group yoga classes. There is something for everyone so check out the Rec Center schedule for classes and times.
Power Yoga: This class involves short bursts of cardio and muscle conditioning along with Vinyasa style. It is great for strength training and you will sweat!
Sport Yoga: If you want to improve things like strength, balance, and flexibility, then this class will be great. Different poses help with stretching, breathing, and relaxation.
Vinyasa Yoga: This class involves different postures in different orders to help you to master the moves. Depending on the class level and mood, the instructors can change the movements to fit the class’s needs.
USF also offers many fun events throughout the year. They have done Yoga Under the Stars and Glow & Flow Yoga which are popular. Different fun events are planned around exam time as well to offer relaxation and “centering” during studying. The USF Botanical Gardens holds yoga on Fridays at 3 pm as well.
The WELL Fitness Center is located at the USF Health campus and serves USF students with lots to offer. This is new and offers new equipment, group classes, and full-service locker rooms with showers. If you want to go off campus for a class, here are some options not far away.
The New Tampa YMCA offers many different classes for different levels. If you already belong to a YMCA, then you can transfer your home center to the one in New Tampa.
Namaste Yoga Studio is in Lutz on State Road 54. They offer group and private classes as well as goat yoga!
Sun Yoga Tampa offers many classes at different levels. They are in Lutz on Geraci Road. They even have classes for kids and offer various events throughout the year.
Make sure you check Groupon as you may find special pricing on other studios or even the recommended ones.