About Dylan

Dylan Mariah is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Reiki Teacher, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Certified Health Coach, and Fitness and Zumba ® Instructor.

Dylan’s office is located at Tobey Village Office Park, 20 Office Park Way in Pittsford, New York 14534.

To schedule an appointment, email Dylan at [email protected]
or call (585) 200-4646.

Transformational Counseling

Dylan has been a licensed mental health counselor in New York state since 2006 and was previously licensed in the state of New Mexico.

Dylan has provided client-centered counseling for individuals, couples, and groups since earning her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College in 1983. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings, including Outpatient Mental Health Centers, Inpatient Behavioral Health and Chemical Dependency Units, Day and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs, and her Private Practice.

She has served as clinical coordinator for outpatient mental health and family development programs, provided staff education and development, and taught in college-level psychology classes as a guest lecturer. She has provided workshops and seminars for a variety of venues on stress reduction, healthy eating, addictions, healing body image, and spiritual development since 1983 and has been a regular presenter for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence for many years. Dylan was also a regular presenter at the Desert High Conference in Socorro, New Mexico.

Natural Healing

Dylan is an experienced holistic health practitioner who has offered a synthesis of different energy-balancing techniques since the early 1980s when she first studied Polarity Therapy and Therapeutic Touch. She completed additional natural healing and massage therapy training at the Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine and Heartwood Institute and practiced as a licensed massage therapist in New Mexico until 2001.

She became a Usui Reiki Master in 1994 and has since completed additional Reiki trainings from different traditions with William Rand, Frans Steine, Arjava Frank Petter, and Hyakuten Inamoto. Her natural healing sessions incorporate these approaches to Reiki, with guided meditation, aromatherapy, sound healing, polarity therapy, and therapeutic touch.

Dylan received training in Cymatherapy utilizing the AMI 750 acoustic massager from Mandara Cromwell, the originator of the method.

Yoga and Meditation

Dylan has been practicing yoga since 1983 and has been teaching yoga since 2006.

Dylan has completed numerous Yoga Teacher Trainings and Workshops, including the 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, the 200-hour and 300-hour Open Sky Yoga Teacher Trainings, Judith Lasater’s Level One Restorative Yoga Teacher training, and several fitness-style Yoga Teacher Trainings. She has also attended Anusara and Baptiste Immersions and the Level One Baptiste Yoga training.

Dylan began her studies with senior Kripalu teachers in the early 1980s, including Megha Nancy Buttenheim, Todd Norian, and Brahmanand Don Stapleton. Since that time, she has taken workshops and classes with Snatam Kaur, Baron Baptiste, Gregor Singleton, Dharma Mittra, David Swenson, Ellen Saltonstall, Judith Lasater, and Suzie Hurley and continues to study to further her own practice.

Dylan carries the designations of E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher – 500 hours) and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance.

Health Education

Dylan earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on Nursing from St John Fisher College in 2003 and has also completed the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute’s Certification as a Health Coach as well as the Nutrition Coach Certification with NASM. She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Health Coach with many years of experience and study in nursing, health, and wellness.

Beginning in 1973, Dylan served as a Volunteer Health Counselor at Community Health Centers in California and Massachusetts. She also offered numerous health education workshops for the Desert High Health Conference from 1992-1996.

As a nurse, she has worked in rehabilitation, general medicine, geriatric, and psychiatric settings and has offered health screenings and education for private and business clients since 2003.

Fitness and Zumba® Instructor

Dylan has been a Fitness Instructor since 1987 and was a Master Trainer for Fitour® for several years. Since her initial certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America as a Group Exercise Instructor, she has completed trainings with the Aquatic Exercise Association, Silver Sneakers®, the Arthritis Foundation, IMX Pilates, Silver and Fit®, Zumba® and the YMCA.

She is a licensed Zumba instructor and continues to teach a variety of Fitness and Zumba class formats at local community centers and fitness facilities in the Rochester, New York, area. You can watch her online Zumba Gold and Senior Fitness videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC11ImajA98i2uH_-7A_H6Zg/videos