Cara Sax, owner of Elevate Yoga Studios, Creates Options for Yogis
Despite the challenges of current restrictions, Cara Sax, owner of Elevate Yoga Studios, is making yoga more broadly available by offering virtual yoga and meditation classes, in-person private or small-group classes in the Westchester area, and a virtual 200-hour yoga teacher training in November with renowned teacher Lila Lolling.
Sax says offering classes online at this time has allowed her to keep her local community connected, as well as reach out to students outside the area in a more personal way.
“There is a big difference [for students] between practicing an asana class by watching a pre-taped video and actually being a student in a live virtual class with a teacher who can see them as they practice,” she says. “You can’t adjust people with your hands, so the adjusting is done with your words.”
Elevate Yoga Studio’s location in Cortlandt Manor has permanently closed, but Sax says she’s excited to reopen in a new space when conditions are safe. Her 200-hour yoga teacher training launches online in November on weekends and Wednesdays. Other weekly classes include her Virtual Flow on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays. Vipassana guided meditation with certified teacher McKenzie Kear is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Elevate’s in-person All Level Flow class, held on Fridays in Briarcliff, requires advance registration.