What are people saying about training with Dean? Below is a sampling of the success stories that people have had with their Man Flow Yoga training.
I’ve been training with Dean on a weekly basis since November 2013. As a yoga teacher with many years experience of teaching, I decided to do a few sessions with Dean after watching some of the Man Flow Yoga videos. My objective was to push myself physically by injecting something different into my own practice and to support my strength training. It’s been over a year now, and I’m still doing weekly remote sessions from Ireland with Dean. He pushes me physically and his verbal adjustments and observations are spot on. Dean is very passionate about what he does and this is clearly conveyed through his teaching. His attention to detail is impressive and he always pinpoints where I need to focus more on in order to work deeper in a pose. Training through Google Hangouts has worked out very well and its almost as if we are training in the same room. I always enjoy the sessions and the feeling of being pumped afterwards. The sessions have also helped with my weight training as I’m lifting heavier, and the two really support each other. It’s been a real privilege to train with Dean and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Paul Bracken, Dublin, Ireland
"I have been thoroughly impressed by Dean's ability to teach via video link. He can spot the slightest imbalance even in 2D. It seems like he is in the room with you, despite being across the Atlantic!
Dean suggests corrections in easy-to-grasp language. It is central to how enjoyable the sessions are. He spots when you're not quite comfortable and then you can chat about it. The student gets an input, too: it's a conversation about yoga and your body, rather than a lecture about his.
That rapport also helps you push further and longer with Dean's help. There's no hiding at the back of class, but you feel encouraged rather than intimidated. I look forward to my sessions, and try my best to practice in between so I can build on the work we do together.”
James Bruce, Birmingham, UK
I have been working with Dean via webcam since September, and jump into the once a week online private group sessions. I can honestly say that I have not felt like I missed out on attending physical yoga classes. I have learned so much with my private and group sessions about yoga, correct way to get into poses, and breathing.
He is not afraid of calling me out when I’m being a little “lazy” with some of my poses. Which I absolutely appreciate, the dude sees EVERYTHING! Since training with Dean, I’ve gotten stronger, more flexible and mobile. In group training, I still feel like I’m getting enough instruction and attention needed to learn and get better.
There have been a few times where I wrecked my body for various reasons such as too much weight training, hurting my shoulders, or being just plain sore. He provides the training that I need for that day, whether it’s recovery or something much, much harder. I have noticed that some of the poses have gotten more complex with each session. Probably because I’ve been getting better and stronger. "
I have learned SO MUCH since I started training with Dean. From yoga to nutrition and recovery, he covers pretty much everything I need to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Henry Banh, Yuma, Arizona
This form of Yoga, based on a program designed for the natural male physique not only cured my back problems but has strengthened my entire body and made me much more flexible. I absolutely recommend this program Dean has developed at Man Flow Yoga!
Joseph Natale, Santa Barbara, California
Since I’ve started working with Dean in November 2013, I’ve lost over 50 pounds. More important than lost pounds and inches, are the things that I am learning about myself, and my ability to do things I never thought I could (YOGA for one).
Here is what I like about working with Dean and Man Flow Yoga…
1. I have learned that Yoga is not just for chicks! It is a very challenging and successful workout. If you don’t believe me, just take one session with Dean and you will find out it ain’t for the faint of heart…and it does get results.
2. Dean can help you push past what you thought were your limits while at the same time being encouraging and inspirational. There have been times when I thought I could not do one more pose or hold for one more breath and he helps me find the ability and strength to do it. And on the other hand there have been times when I thought I was doing crappy and getting nowhere, and out of the clear blue he stops and points out the progress and success I didn’t even know I had achieved. AND somehow he knows exactly which one you need (a kick in the ass, or a word of encouragement) exactly when you need it.
3. Dean is not only a yoga practitioner deluxe, he is also very well versed in knowing the human body and knowing how to make it work right. He has taught me little changes to make in posture so that a pose works correctly (like “tuck your tailbone” or “squeeze your legs toward each other” and many others).
Also, recently when I overdid it and injured my lower back…Dean took it very seriously and immediately changed up our sessions to focus on healing moves and postures, so that within 10 days he had me back to health and ready to move on.
Let me just say…I am definitely a work in progress and it is thanks to my affiliation with Man Flow Yoga, that I can put the word “progress” in that statement. Dean has helped me get on track with health and fitness goals that were only in my head prior to working with him…and now they are becoming reality. I admit I have a ways to go…but now, thanks to working with Dean…I am on the way!
Tom Couture, Lubbock, Texas
After I did my first Man flow yoga class I was hooked and it quickly became part of my competitive rowing routine. Without ever rowing before Dean was able to put together a workout that not only challenges rowers, but also hits out much needed target areas. After every class or video I do, I am quickly reminded how important yoga is to my weekly workouts.
Ari Reinfeld, Chicago, Illinois
In 3 weeks of remote training with Dean, I've learned more than I did when I was taking private lessons from a yoga instructor for over a year.
Fred Duncan, Indianapolis, Indiana
I started training yoga with Man Flow Yoga's videos several times a week about 6 months ago. I started noticing that I had more flexibility with in the first few weeks. I was not new to yoga but have really found that no one teaches the way that Dean does. He is very clear and precise in his explanation of the poses and explains the benefits as well. I liked his direction so well, I started training with him via online about 2 months ago , and the remote training has helped me to really focus on my form and maximizing the benefits of each pose.
David Fritsch, Atlanta, Georgia
I started attending Dean's yoga classes earlier this year and immediately noticed the difference. I am a competitive rower and train 6 days a week. At age 39, my body needs more maintenance and recovery time to prevent injuries. I also spend five days a week sitting at a desk for eight hours a day, so doing a dynamic exercise like Man Flow Yoga is essential to maintain my flexibility. Rowing is a full body exercise, and I need a stretch routine that addresses every muscle group. Man Flow Yoga is tailored perfectly to my needs. As an athlete, I was less interested in the spiritual side of yoga and more interested in the movements and poses, particularly how they stretch and strengthen every muscle group in my body. The best part of Man Flow Yoga is that it's not just a stretch routine; it's a workout routine of its own. I can tell Dean has put a ton of thought into each routine, how each pose transitions into the next and how they build upon one another. I always feel better at the end of workouts compared to the beginning, but I feel GREAT at the end of Man Flow workouts.
Benjamin Stewart III, Austin, Texas