Transformative Yoga
Dylan Mariah

Yoga for Women in Midlife

A unique opportunity to experience the best of traditional yoga with a contemporary, personal growth-oriented approach. Flowing movement and held yoga poses improve stamina, strength, mental focus, alignment, and flexibility. Breathing, meditation, readings, and sacred sound deepen your experience.

Make a deeper sense of the feelings and aspirations that come in our 40’s, 50’s & 60’s in a supportive community, finding peace, renewal, and acceptance.

Day and Time: Fridays, 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
Location: Bushnell's Basin, NY
Cost: From $12-15/class (depending on use of prepaid class card)

“Yes, You Can” Chair Yoga

A yoga class for everyone. Regardless of age, level of activity and physical ability, you will benefit from and love this class. Improve your health, find peace of mind and improve your musculoskeletal fitness through this supported yoga practice. Participants may stay seated for the duration of class, or choose options standing next to or supported by the chair. Your yoga practice will include meditation, mindful movement, yoga poses, and breathing.

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: JCC Rochester
Cost: There is a nominal fee for this class
Registration: call the JCC to register at 585-461-2000

Mixed Level Yoga Class

Blending the best of traditional yoga with Kripalu heart and spirit. A unique opportunity to experience the best of traditional yoga with a contemporary, personal growth-oriented approach. You will experience yoga poses and joint mobilization movements to warm up, strengthen, lengthen and heal the body. Flowing movement or holding asanas in stillness facilitates increased stamina, focus, improved alignment and relaxation. Breathing, meditation, and inspirational readings further deepen your experience.

Day and Time: Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
Location: JCC Rochester
Cost: JCC members only

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About Your Instructor:

Dylan Mariah, RN, LMHC, MA, BS, CYT, RMT, is a Certified 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Instructor with over 20 years of experience in facilitating workshops, meditation, and stress management classes, and personal growth experiences. In addition to her Kripalu training, she has practiced and studied Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Anusara yogas, and has studied with master teachers including Baron Baptiste, Don Stapleton, Gregor Stapleton, Dharma Mittra, and David Swenson. She has many years of experience working with seniors and differently-abled adults, and has additional training in Senior Fitness and Senior Chair Exercise, as well as experience as a rehabilitation nurse.

Testimonials about Dylan's Yoga Classes:

"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

“Dylan is an excellent teacher. Her classes are relaxing, revitalizing, and tuned just right for the ability and needs of the students.” Jen Greenwald

"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

“‘Yes, You Can!’ Chair 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.... 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

"Yes You Can Yoga ... 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

“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

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Registration/Contact/Information: Contact Dylan for more information at or 585-200-4646