Reiki Sessions and Trainings
I truly enjoyed and really appreciated your very practical as well as intuitive approach to the [Reiki I & II] trainings. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I can't imagine having experienced this with anyone else. Dylan, your particular gift for sensing energy and what is needed in the moment is truly special and powerful and I know that I received a tremendous amount of healing. I also gained a tremendous amount of knowledge through your feedback, encouragement and wisdom.
I feel such a tremendous difference in my energy level, my purpose and resolve. My path seems so clear to me now. I most appreciate your ability to help me feel the energy flowing into and through me....
...after teaching me the second symbol, I was energized and I felt the fog of dullness and fatigue that has been a pall over me for so long lift. I have been much more energetic and clear-headed since. I've slept better and feel so much clearer about decisions and purpose.
....thank you for your compassion, care and concern over me, my family, my home and studio to go that extra way to making this the best experience possible for me.
Lu French, Reiki Two Practitioner, Yoga Instructor and Yoga studio owner
Breathing Room Yoga, Manchester, Vermont
I am so grateful I met Dylan. She has developed a unique healing style using reiki and essential oils. This truly original approach combined with her exceptional gift for tuning in to the needs of her clients made me feel whole again.
Alla Shadunsky, Reiki Practitioner & Yoga Student
Rochester, New York
Dylan is an amazingly gifted healer and teacher. I am so blessed that our paths have crossed and that I can benefit from her many gifts.
Evelyn Spruill, Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner
Rochester, New York
The Reiki training I received from Dylan instilled in me the techniques and sacredness of this powerful energy. She is well informed & our sessions were centered, peaceful and well directed. I highly recommend learning Reiki from this dedicated woman.
Kathy Farrak, Usui Reiki Master
Dylan, you are a gift from Heaven. Your style of teaching is so very open it is hard not to tune into yourself. I found the hands-on learning environment, the atmosphere of acceptance and healing, the practicing, all very helpful.
Colleen Runner, Level Two Reiki Practitioner
In the Reiki training, Dylan was very present to all of us and our needs, was very accessible in giving and receiving our comments and making everything okay. I am very pleased with all the information and handouts we have been given. I enjoyed the whole experience.
Sandy Schwab, Level Two Reiki Practitioner
I found it helpful in the Reiki training to reconnect with the openness of Reiki and I appreciated the support from everyone. I had some much needed impressions and have received good material to work with. Thank you!
Marty Runner, Level Two Reiki Practitioner
The Reiki trainings were excellent! My meditations were very profound and I received several important messages. I love Dylans style of teaching, her meditations and instruction. Her ability to tune in and her intuition is amazing! I also love the personal experiences Dylan shares along with her handouts. The format style was excellent and the content was great! The week-end was fabulous; a very joyful weekend of learning and growing! Dylan, thanks for your wonderful style and genuine caring, you emit a lot of love and genuine care for your students!!
Kristina Turachak, Level Two Reiki Practitioner
Dylan, thank you for such a great Reiki One training. You are extremely intuitive and very good at what you do. I can feel that the Reiki is very powerful and look forward to taking the level two training.
Hilary Barr, Level One Reiki Practitioner
Rochester, New York
I am very thankful to have found Dylan and her Reiki trainings. The possibilities with Reiki are infinite, and I find myself using it every day. It truly is a blessing in my life! The classes were informative, unique, and a special experience for each and every student of Dylan's. I highly recommend Reiki to everybody, and Dylan is truly a gifted teacher.
Maighan Frey, Level Two Reiki Practitioner
Fairport, New York
Dylan's knowledge, skill, presence, and effectiveness are extraordinary. It seems quite clear that Dylan is gifted as an energy healer and has worked to develop that gift from many different perspectives.
HM, Reiki Practitioner, Participant, Enhanced Reiki Practice Class.
Receiving the (Reiki) attunement was an all-encompassing & positive experience, peaceful and empowering. I enjoyed everything about the training. I have trust in Dylans abilities; her presence alone is calming and positive.
Jill Buckman, Level Two Reiki Practitioner
I appreciated that individual needs were understood and addressed. I found it helpful when other participants shared and I appreciated Dylans positive, calm presence. She created a very supportive atmosphere.
Debbie Sharlo, Reiki One
I enjoyed all of (this training) and I found the immediate attention to the needs we shared to be most helpful. I found the course material so interesting and I loved the format. I found out positive and healing things about myself. I cannot say enough about the instructor's positive, fun and healing presence.
Lorna Lei Mullins, Reiki One training
My Reiki session with Dylan was nothing short of amazing; I felt deeply relaxed and that night slept soundly for the first time in years. Not only that, my pain was gone!
Aileen Levinson, Fairport, New York
I always feel so much better after my joint Reiki sessions with Dylan and Dave. On several occasions I have been in a lot of pain when I went for my session and been much more comfortable, or completely pain-free afterwards. I have also learned a lot from them both and gained a greater sense of calm, spiritual connection and self assurance. As a team, Dylan and Dave work very well together and are compassionate, supportive, sensitive and always willing to go out of their way to help.
I have also attended workshops and trainings that Dave and Dylan have offered and have been impressed. Dave is kind, gentle and endlessly patient with teaching the inexperienced dowser! Dylan is so well organized, attentive to everyone's comfort and needs and is a great presenter. They are truly a wonderful resource and I highly recommend their work.
Lisa A., Rochester, New York
I really enjoyed the Sound Healing Workshop with Dylan. It was not only an opportunity to learn about the benefits of Sound Healing, it was an experience. Dylan's informal, yet professional manner in which she delivers information helped me to feel relaxed and comfortable. She was able to integrate her broad knowledge of holistic health and wellness into our workshop in a way that was easy to understand and process. I look forward to her upcoming workshops and trainings.
Debbie Smith, Victor, New York
Chair (Yes, You Can!) Yoga is a wonderful program for older adults and/or people with physical limitations. All of the exercises can be done from a sitting position (or from a standing position), which makes it so nice for those of us who are unable to get down on the floor.
I didn't know anything about Yoga when I first started, but I knew I needed something that would get me moving without impacting my own physical limitations. With this type of Yoga you learn a modified version of the Yoga positions, but what's important to me is how you learn to listen to your body and become aware of what it's telling you. You learn so much about correct breathing and posture along with the proper movements, and stretch muscles you probably never knew you had! Along with that, Dylan, our instructor, becomes familiar with each of our individual situations and will modify our exercises accordingly.
A wonderful benefit of this class is the serenity you attain by the end of each class. Your body feels comfortable and your mind is clear and calm. I would recommend it for anyone.
Chair Yoga class participant, winter 2010 and spring 2011
I've recently begun to take Yoga classes more consistently than in the past. I find the classes taught by Dylan to be wonderful. She solicits requests from participants, shapes the class in response to those needs, and is very willing to give individual guidance and feedback. Her upbeat temperament and calming voice add much to the experience. There is no sense of a rote or routine recitation of poses, rather a response to the feelings of the class in the moment.
Lissa Werner, Yoga class participant.
Ive been a senior citizen for a long time. As the years pass I need to change my exercise routines to accommodate my changing body. Determined to seek a yoga class, I tried several at the JCC.
It took me longer than the others to follow directions, so I was always a step behind. And I could get down for a pose, but had difficulty getting up, and the thin mats did not cushion my body without discomfort. I was discouraged.
Then I found Yes You Can Yoga! Enrolling in this class has far exceeded my expectations! Yes, I can follow the instructions with ease. Yes, the pace gives my body time to assimilate the poses without discomfort. Yes, I feel the mind-body peace that yoga promises and leave the class feeling young at heart.
Dylan Mariah orchestrates this class so that each of us is able to do the poses to our own ability. By giving alternate ways of doing each pose, we can pick the one that we can do. And each success builds a bridge to other successes.
The experience is greater than the sum of these words....
Rita Barton, Chair yoga participant, 2010 & 2011
Dylan is an excellent teacher. Her classes are relaxing, revitalizing, and tuned just right for the ability and needs of the students.
Jen Greenwald, Gentle yoga student.
The tone dylan sets for each class, integrating her expertise with students needs, strikes just the right balance. She is encouraging, adjusting poses as necessary, while at the same time allowing participants to explore their own poses.
Margaret Berliant, Yoga Student
The first exercise I began doing was a water aerobic class with Dylan. Then I learned to swim, started taking yoga with Dylan and began using the equipment at the gym. That was years ago and I now do regular exercise, swimming, elliptical, weights and still take Yoga Classes with Dylan.
She continues to be an inspiration to me and helps me believe I can always do better.
Susan Roberts-Grew, Fitness and yoga class participant
Dylan's classes are a perfect balance between challenging her students yet inviting them to find peace in every pose. Her engagement as a teacher is so deep, that one's practice becomes focused, calm and rejuvenating. You leave her class both revitalized yet relaxed.
Sylvia Rose, Rochester, NY
Dear Dylan! It's great to have the ability to tell you about my attitude towards your lessons and the visible results of it . Every time, when the class ends, I feel much younger. Monotonous thoughts disappear, my joints don't disturb me and I'm ready to walk and walk (usually I have to overcome some pain while walking). It would be wonderful, if these brilliant lessons could be two times a week. It is my dream. I don't know if it is possibly. But may I have a dream?
Yelena Zaslavskaya, Chair Yoga Class Participant, Rochester, NY
Yoga has been helpful to me in becoming more in touch with my body. The increased body consciousness has somehow had a calming effect. This is very important to me as I carry a lot of tension in my body. There are times in class that I feel totally integrated -- both mind and body -- into my body. Nice.
For me, the success of any class depends on the instructor. Actually, I checked out a few different yoga classes before joining this class, and I decided to join based on Dylan. Her tone, her attitude, her actual words -- all are informing and make sense to me. And I appreciate her humor.
Joan Edelstein, Chair Yoga Class participant, Rochester, NY
For many years, forced by multiple health problems, I have been looking for a way to improve my health and well-being. Once I even had a chance to try yoga. That was yoga on a mat and at my senior age that was not a success at all.
But I felt totally different as I met Dylan at the chair yoga class. Encouraged by clearly explained, gentle chair exercises, and her calming voice I thought: 'Yes, I can do yoga. This is the teacher I need.'
After every yoga class I feel fresh, stronger, flexible and relaxed. The chair yoga class with Dylan is an excellent opportunity for the elderly and people with restricted mobility.
Klara Shadunskaya, Chair Yoga class participant, Rochester, NY
My first experience with Yoga was unsuccessful. Due to my age I couldn't do it on the floor. I tried to find something suitable for myself. For a while I have used the Yoga for the rest of us with Peggy Cappy on DVD. Last year at JCC I ran into an ad Yes You Can Yoga, which sounded very promising to me. And when I met Dylan, her teaching exceeded all my expectations.
The class helps me to improve my flexibility, gives me a feeling of revitalization and relaxation. And what is very important, Dylan is always focusing her attention on everybodys abilities and needs. Chair yoga with Dylan is an excellent choice for the rest of us.
Sofia Ravin, chair yoga class participant, Rochester, NY
Pilates and Yoga Classes
I have been going to (Dylan's) pilates and yoga classes for a couple of years now. I've had shoulder and back surgery and thanks to the yoga classes I have been able to get back to normal. Dylan is a wonderful, caring teacher. When you go to her classes you feel welcome and not intimidated.
Carmen Santiago, Power Pilates and Mixed level Yoga Class Participant
It has been my privilege to have been taught by Dylan Mariah who typifies an excellent senior fitness instructor. Dylan is a friendly instructor whom I and my classmates respect: she is dedicated to help us get the most out of our classes. Dylan conveys to us the proper form plus variations to accommodate chronic health impediments. She does all this in a fun way, keeping everyone feeling like a member of a close group. She is very safety conscious and encourages each person to make good decisions about their workout. Dylan's years of experience teaching senior fitness provides her with an amazing repertoire of moves and she challenges us while keeping us smiling. She has innovative approaches to keeping us engaged and motivated and class camaraderie is high in her classes. In short, I highly recommend Dylan to anyone who wants a professional to keep them active and strong.
Our instructor for more than four years, Dylan, has inspired us to work harder than we "Thought we would" every single time!
Then after the cool down, she sends us off refreshed and ready to go. Thank you, Dylan.
Ally Kier, Silver Sneakers student
To submit a testimonial about your experience in Dylan's classes, workshops, trainings or sessions, call 585-200-4646 or email her at email@example.com.