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Tampa families like to bend it as much as anyone else, but options abound and it’s hard to know who does bendy best. Get centered at any one of these local lotus-loving studios and let the stress slough off on the mat.

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Prices: $15 single classes/10 percent off for seniors and students
Hours: daily, click here to view schedule
Must be 14 years old or older to attend classes

Yoga is not only for yourself, but your kids as well. The Lotus Room offers a variety of yoga packages including structured lessons for children and convenient adult classes for every skill level. In addition to the classes, the studio offers seminars designed to expand your yoga knowledge and deepen the relaxing experience.

Prices: $13 classes/$25 one week unlimited for new students
Hours: daily, click here to view schedule

Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation Studio is worth checking out if you have ever wanted to try yoga but were not sure where to start. From mommy and me and prenatal classes to beginner and stress relief classes, this studio has a class for everyone. Bella Prana’s 13 instructors offer 23 weekly classes plus special workshops and private instruction. 

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Prices: $17 single classes/packages available
Hours: daily, click here to view schedule

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Yogani Studios offers classes throughout the week, ranging from restorative yoga to lunch hour yoga. In addition to traditional yoga classes, Yogani teaches a variety of family-oriented classes including prenatal yoga, mommy and baby, and crawler to toddler. Consult the Yogani Web site for more information on prices and class schedules. Yogani also offers workshops, bodywork, and personal training.

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Prices: $15 single classes/$12 single classes for seniors and students/$15 parent/tot/$50 four-week session
Hours: daily, click here to view schedule

The TreeHouse Yoga Center provides a variety of yoga classes in a studio surrounded by trees. Large group, small group, and private classes are available. TreeHouse Yoga makes scholarships and work study appointments available to those who cannot afford instruction.

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Prices: $15 single classes/$10 per class with 10-pack purchase
Hours: daily, click here to view schedule

Jai Dee offers yoga classes and Swedish, neuromuscular, and Thai yoga massage. Private instruction is also available. Jai Dee is building a corporate yoga program with details forthcoming on its Web site. Jai Dee provides a 30-minute wellness consultation prior to the start of a new yoga instruction program. Class schedules and other information on yoga instruction and massage are available on Jai Dee’s Web site.

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Peggy Macdonald-Demosthenous, Ph.D. is a native Floridian who also writes about Disney World for Her work can be found at

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