Rather than reducing stress via social lubricants or other illicit substances, practicing yoga is a much healthier (and less expensive) alternative. Broward and Palm Beach counties are home to a lengthy list of yoga studios, and here are ten of the best.
10. Yoga One
613 N. 21st Ave., Hollywood. Call 954-929-9642, or visit Yoga1.net
This community-minded studio is known for its class themes — a topic of focus or intention each teacher addresses when the class kicks off. Students dig the introspective nature of these "themes," as well as the unique teaching styles of each instructor (check out Dr. Steve's classes if you like to laugh). From restorative to gentle to aligned power — Yoga One has options for everyone.
9. Kate Yoga
4761 N .Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-545-5582, or visit KateYogaStudio.com.
This boutique spot is all about welcoming, positive energy. Regulars call it "addictive," and are all about the inviting atmosphere and personal attention. Classes range from hot power flow to restorative yoga to non-heated power hour, and all levels are encouraged. The studio also offers teacher training, and hosts workshops on totally interesting topics like yoga anatomy and chakra journey, among others.
8. The Yoga Joint
6131 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-916-7253, or visit TheYogaJoint.com.
If you like heat (you live in South Florida, how could you not?), this is your spot. This upscale studio has three locales: two in
7. Anuttara Yoga Shala
620 SE 10th St., Deerfield Beach. Call 954-596-8676, or visit AnuttaraYoga.com.
True to its traditions, yoga isn't just a physical activity — it's a spiritual one, too. And that's a big part of the practice at Anuttara, where classes are about more than just headstands and flat abs. This chill,
6. Yoga Fox
1405 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. Call 561-703-1236, or visit YogaFox.com
This uber-popular spot (named after founder Keith Fox) offers classes in two locales — at the famous Colony Hotel in downtown Delray, and at the Buddha Lounge studio (including an outdoor Ganesha Garden space). There are sessions set to music, teacher