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Elevate Yoga Expands Innovative Hot Flow Classes: Practicing yoga in a warm environment encourages the muscles to become more elastic.

Elevate Yoga Studio in Cortlandt Manor

Elevate Yoga Studio, the only heated vinyasa studio in the Cortlandt-Yorkown area, continues to expand its menu of classes with innovative offerings such as YogaStrong, Hot Hip Hop Flow and Hot Powerful Flow, in addition to traditional flow yoga.

YogaStrong is a creative and challenging class developed by the studio’s owner, Cara Sax. “YogaStrong combines sun salutations and asana with lights weights to add to the intensity of the practice,” she says. “Squats, push-ups and other power moves will also be added to the class to get you fit and flexible in the least amount of time.”

Hot Hip Hop Flow is a once-a-month special class set to music that will make you “sweat your bliss,” Sax says. Hot Powerful Flow is a faster-paced class “for those who want to work hard and sweat.”

The temperature in all classes is between 80 and 86 degrees. Practicing yoga in a warm environment encourages the muscles to become more elastic, Sax says.

As a mother of four, small business owner and women’s retreat leader, Sax says she understands the hectic pace at which most women live, and how this pace can negatively affect the body. As yoga has been shown to reduce stress and improve health naturally, Sax encourages her clients to treat their yoga classes as they would any other important appointment, by booking them in advance.

Elevate Yoga is located at 3535 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor, in the Massi-Machado Strength and Conditioning Center. For more info, visit or email [email protected].