A certified 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Dylans yoga classes and private consultations offer a unique blend of approaches enhanced by years of personal spiritual work and meditation. Her classes are infused with a deep understanding of the dynamics of positive change and the spiritual foundation of yoga within a unique, user-friendly approach. All of her classes are a creative blend of the best of Kripalu, vinyasa flow and hatha styles of yoga and are geared specifically to the needs of participants.
Dylan has completed numerous Yoga Teacher Workshops and trainings, including the 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Levels 1-3 of the Yogafit Teacher Training & the Primary and Advanced Fitour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Dylan has studied with senior Kripalu teachers since the early 1980s including Self-Awakening Yoga with Don Stapleton. She has taken workshops and classes with Baron Baptiste, Gregor Singleton, Dharma Mittra and David Swenson and continues her studies of hatha and anusara yoga by attending classes at local yoga studios.
About Dylan's Yoga Classes
Dylan offers mixed level, beginning, gentle/restorative and specialty yoga classes. Each class offers unique opportunity to experience the best of traditional yoga with a contemporary, personal growth-oriented approach. You will experience yoga poses to warm up, strengthen, lengthen and heal the body. Flowing movement or holding stretches in stillness will facilitate increased stamina, focus, improved alignment and relaxation. Breathing techniques, meditation, inspirational readings, bandhas, mudras, sacred sound & creative movement will further deepen your experience.
About Dylan Mariahs Chair Yoga Classes
Dylan offers specialty Chair Yoga Classes designed to promote healing, emotional and spiritual upliftment and fitness for people of all abilities.
Each class offers options for seated or standing with chair support and includes warm-up with spinal and other joint mobility movements , strength and flexibility exercises, opportunities to increase balance, lung capacity, mental clarity and calm, circulation, coordination and relaxation. Exercises and yoga poses are used which enhance functional fitness and balance and education is given about how to move correctly, engaging the correct musculature to enhance movement efficiency.
Drawing from traditional yoga, senior and rehabilitation fitness and motivational enhancement techniques, participants are supported in finding the correct experience to meet their unique needs.
Regardless of your age, level of health, physical activity or ability, you will derive great benefit from participating in this class. Because we practice yoga with the optional support of a chair, participants are able to experience all of the benefits of yoga without the need to get up and down from the floor.
To contact Dylan, call 585-200-4646 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testimonials About Dylan's Yoga Classes
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.
Carol Gwara, 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, Rochester, NY
I love Dylan's mixed level yoga classes which I attend twice a week. Dylan is a wonderful teacher and I am especially fond of her guided meditations. The class helps me unwind and forget my problems of the day.
Alla Shadunsky, yoga class participant, Rochester, NY
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