Mindful Yoga With Mariah

Mindful Yoga With Mariah

5.0 (4)
2 hires on Lessons.com
4 years in business

About this pro

I stand out from other instructors due to my experience with all levels and ages of stduents. I am also intuitive in the way that I guide my students through yoga and other techniques I offer. My passion in Breathwork and meditation is a highlight to all of my classes and enhances my students lives on and off of their yoga mat 

What I enjoy most is seeing the way students feel and look after a class with me. I feel rewarded when I know that what I have shared and offered us really improving their mindset in an emotional, mental, and even physical way. 

As an avid traveler, I enjoy hosting adventure and wellness retreats to help students dive deeper into their yoga practice. 

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Boulder, CO 80302
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Sarah

    Really wonderful. One of the best classes I've ever attended. Awakening yet gentle.

  • Dryjanski Ray

    Lovely

  • Dryjanski Ray

    Excellent class flow, good knowledge of poses, didn’t talk too much peaceful very good hands on

  • Kelsey

    Mariah was a really great yoga instructor. She was always very supportive and motivating. She was really focused on fitness and health and taught me a lot! A lot of what I know about yoga today comes from private lessons with her.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start by going over what experience students have had in the past physically. This can be anything from past injuries or surgeries, fitness classes, gym or weight training experience, or any other physical activity. From here I can better understand what they are looking to achieve through their yoga practice. I also like to share my journey of why I started and how yoga has changed they way I perceive myself and this world. Finally, we talk about the pace they’d like, the style of yoga that interests them the most, what the purpose of their practice will be for and to see how that aligns with my teachings. I also like to set goals with my students and check in on progress over time as we continue to work together.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

200 hour yoga teacher training with both Vinyasa and Ashtanga and Dance instructors in Charlottesville, Virginia. 2018. From this training I had alot of experience working with more fluid movements, breath work, chanting, mantras, mudras, and all incorporations of Yoga principles.

Trauma Informed Yoga Training March 2020. This training came at impeccable timing. For 18 hours in one weekend we learned, practiced, and developed a better understanding of what trauma is, where it lives in the body, how we process it through movement, and how we can better hold safe spaces for our students as instructors.

Matter of Balance training Fall 2019: Teaching seniors to feel confident and strong and not be afraid of falling. How to prevent or avoid injury from falling. Led exercises and chair yoga classes to improve flexibility, balance, and strength. From here I had the opportunity to lead 3 separate 8 week programs to lead seniors of the Nepali community through breath work, meditation, and chair yoga. We had fun, we laughed, and I was challenged even by my 98 year old student. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My prices in the studio setting are usually $15-$20 per class, depending on the studio themselves. For private/ at home lessons, there is scaled pricing $75-$120 per hour.


How did you get started teaching?

I started practicing yoga in 2012 at different yoga studios across my hometown in Virginia. Within a year or two I knew I wanted to teach to share with other students what positive benefits yoga can have on the mind and body. Once I graduated college, I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training. The teachings were based on vinyasa and asthanga practices while incorporating dance and natural body rhythms. 

My first student after graduating was prenatal who was 32 weeks along. Here I developed my skills as a gentle yoga teacher and positive imagery meditation. My student reported that the final weeks and her birth were much more relaxing and easy than she had expected.

After, I moved to Colorado and have taught children’s yoga classes, senior chair yoga and strength classes, and have led virtual yoga classes focused on slow mindful movement.

I currently lead group classes at in a studio in Aurora where I lead Vinyasa, VinyasaYin, and meditation classes 3-5 times per week.


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners, advanced yoga students, prenatal, children, seniors, physically handicapped, recovering from injury, overweight.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In 2019 I completed a senior chair yoga program as well as a kids class program. I was delighted to be helping my younger students find a fun way to exercise and explore how to self soothe, and to bring joy and some laughter to my older students. By the end of each program my students exclaimed they felt more confident in their body's strength and felt more balanced and flexible. I was told many times that my voice is soothing and was asked if we could be guided through my meditations instead of actually moving and doing Asana/ postures.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Listen to your intuition about a teacher and recognize their intentions and their style of teaching before commiting to a class. Practicing with a teacher who can relate to or understand your level of experience and needs from yoga or any fitness class will be beneficial to you in the end


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What kind of practice do I want to develop? 

What attracts me to yoga or flexibilty based training?

Do I want a more spiritual or physical practice? Or both?