Dean Pohlman is an E-RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and has been featured in Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Men’s Health, The Chicago Sun, New York Magazine, and many more major media outlets. Learn more about Dean and his signature style of yoga below!
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Body By Yoga is smart fitness. Some workouts break your body down, leave you aching and in pain. Body By Yoga workouts give you energy, make you feel great when you’re finished, and make you stronger in the process.
Whether you use our programs as a supplement to your training regime or as a stand-alone workout system, you’ll be able to strengthen muscles that conventional exercises often neglect, increase your mobility, protect your joints, and turn your body into a well-oiled, efficient machine that can withstand whatever exercises your throw at it next.
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Instant access to 15 structured programs so that you can eliminate the guess work out of which workout to do next.
Over 50+ individual workouts so that you always have a class for your specific goal, mood, and schedule means you’ll never waste time on a class you don’t need again.
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Expert straight to the point, anatomy driven instruction so that you never wonder if you’re doing a pose correctly or why you’re doing it in the first place!
Modifications for the inflexible so that everyone can do yoga poses safely and without the risk of injury, even if you can’t touch your toes.
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Introducing yoga the
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Yoga for functional fitness.
Body By Yoga focuses on the physical benefits of yoga to help you move better, feel better, and perform better. Our anatomy-based, technique-driven classes are created for functional strength, mobility, weight loss, rest day recovery, injury rehabilitation, pain relief, and more!
Created for the inflexible.
Every class provides modifications for inflexible beginners. Great for those who are brand new to fitness as well as anyone who works out and has tight muscles.
Straight To The Point Instruction.
Instead of phrases like “melt your heart,” or “root yourself to the earth,” we’ll share specific tips like which muscles to engage, where you should (and shouldn’t) be feeling each exercise, and anatomical benefits of every pose. You’ll never wonder if you’re doing a pose correctly, or why you’re doing it in the first place.
Targeted Routines For Every Goal
Instead of a one size fits all approach to yoga, we have different classes for specific goals. Need yoga for back pain? Check. Looking for a short morning workout? Check. Yoga for running? For weight loss? For recovering in between workouts? Yep, we have those too. Select the yoga class that matches your goals and level of fitness.
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Our unique style of yoga.
We’ve created a unique style of yoga called Slow Burn Power Yoga. Typical yoga classes use fast moving flows to add a “cardio” element to yoga. With less time for cues in between poses, most yoga classes tend to focus almost exclusively on the breath, which is great for stress relief and improving breathing, but has little application to proper muscle engagement. Instead, we recognize that most of our students can get better cardio from walking, running, and sports.
That’s why our classes move a little slower and emphasize proper technique above all else in order to give you the time to open up your muscles, find the right modifications and adjustments, and work deeper into challenging poses.
The result is a low impact bodyweight training program that is going to push you. If you weren’t sure you could sweat from yoga then you better think again!
Part workout, part physical therapy session, and part educational experience, we’ll teach you the type of yoga that will help improve your performance, make you stronger, and help prevent injury. Here’s what else you can expect.
Energy and Focus For The Entire Day
Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention
Reduce Pains and Aches, Relieve Stiffness
Stronger Spine and Back Strength
Tone and Lengthen Muscles
Improve Performance in Sports
A Better Morning Habit
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Thousands of positive reviews
We’ve already helped thousands of men and women. In fact, several of our programs are part of Amazon’s Best Selling Yoga Programs. Check out some of the reviews to see if our classes are right for you.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMER SAY ABOUT US
I am newer to yoga and bought this program hoping for something appropriate for my level that would help facilitate growth and improvement and I got it! I absolutely love the yoga programs. I have already noticed an increase in strength and flexibility, and the yoga stretch/relax I do every night and it has seriously helped me to decrease anxiety and fall asleep faster. I wasn’t sure if yoga was for me or if I would be able to do it, but this program has made me absolutely fall in love with yoga. Dean is awesome as a host and instructor, and I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone interested in getting into yoga, especially if they are a man.
Good detailed instructions good easy to follow
I've had this DVD for 3 months now and turn it on about 3-4 times a week and not board of it yet! I primarily follow the sweat and stretch yoga. The sweat does as described and have a wipe down rag close by. The stretch is perfect after a lifting session. There's no music in the background so you can play your own and still hear the instructions. The trainer is in depth, bit not overly talkative like Tony Horton. Only complaint is he goes a touch bit fast on some of the moves, but pause it and take as long as you want. Definitely recommend for someone getting into yoga, or someone wanting an excellent option for cool down or cardio alternative
Wonderful introduction into yoga. Definitely not intimidating . Instructor was pleasant, instructions clear. Enjoyable workout
It has been many, many years since I did yoga. Beginning to realize I need to regain some flexibility as I age and yoga is the first thing that came to my mind. Unhappy with apps and streaming, I purchased this based on reviews. I really appreciate the approach used, particularly the tips on correct and safe posture vs running rapidly rhrough a flow without regard to understanding. And I Iike that I can repeat a session as often as needed without concern that it will disappear from the streaming service.
I have done yoga from time to time. I had a friend remind me what I already knew. Back pain is usually a result of some other ailment in your body. It's true. After doing yoga for the last three weeks my back pain is dramatically better. This DVD will get you to stretch out your legs, hips, and other parts of your body. In doing so my pain is almost gone. I know, too good to be true. But it really helps. Each series is less than 30 minutes making it easy to accomplish in the morning. Buy this, it will make your life better.
Not a bad workout! Hard to do, but worth it
I am a retired military veteran who has been through a lot. I was at my wit's end because I have been having mobility issues. I felt like the world was taking things from me and I was not getting anything from it. Now, I am hooked. Thank you very much for being in the right time and place to help a fellow guy grab back the reins of his life. Much appreciate it for sure!
Doing yoga usually makes me want to hurt the person that is making me do yoga. It is just really was not my thing. I came to this program after an short run of an antibiotic destroyed my body leaving me with weakness and tendon issues. Yoga was recommended by someone who had gone through the same issues from the same drug. I really like this program and he gives really good clear instructions. I’ve tried Yoga many times of the years (hating it every time) and this guy makes it enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone at any fitness level to help solve pain issues or just get stronger and feel better. Note: if you are using it to combat any health issues, like I am, recommend checking with doctor first. I had to go slow to get to where I am now.
Great yoga DVD
Dean's teaching style is perfect... his narrative helps me learn easily and with confidence. After listening many times, I find myself anticipating what he's going to say, so that I'm integration the instruction. The pace is good. The expectations are slightly challenging but reasonable. I always feel better after finishing a workout with Dean.
This just arrived yesterday, so I haven't been through the whole DVD yet, but I'm really impressed with the thorough explanation of poses and modifications if needed. He emphasized that no previous experience is needed and no level of flexibility is needed to begin. I'm looking forward to gaining flexibility and strength.
I am terrible at yoga and have tried 4 DVDs with no success. I am just not flexible. This program is awesome. 4 different classes that I can say I finally can do yoga
Bought this as a gift and the recipient really enjoys it.
I have purchased other yogo DVD's in the past and they sit untouched in the drawer. But this I use all the time, especially for stress. Dean has an easy approach to help you get in to yoga positions. If you have never taken a yoga class I highly recommend. I have purchased his other two DVD's he has, Yoga Fix, a five day 20 minute work out and Yoga Strong. Better than any yoga classes I have ever taken.
It's 2021 and I was challenged to do 100 days of this program. I am overweight about 135lbs from my body type and have no flexibility. I can't touch the bottom of my knee caps. I am doing the Yoga Sharpen for 10 days to work on fundamentals. I currently cannot complete the program without stopping. I have no core. AND I can tell you that just by completing these fundamentals steps I feel really good about where this is headed. If you are overweight I highly suggest following along on a tablet or phone until you understand the poses - as I cannot keep my eyes on what he's doing and have my head facing the floor. You will need a Yoga Block - a cheap addition to this great platform. I have never done Yoga before and even made fun of it - just from a few days in I can see I was a complete @$$ about it. It's truly a hard workout.
Have been a supporter and member of MFY and can’t recommend Dean and his products enough. Value added for anyone wanting to build mass and enhance flexibility. A thrice a week routine for me.
I'm a Silver Back Gorilla, throw more weights on the pile kind of guy. I PROMISE you, that this Yoga thing is for real lol. You build a different kind of strength. I've only been doing it for 2 weeks now on the days that I don't lift and I feel great when I do it. I also feel ashamed by how tight I actually am. I recommend this to any muscle guys out there.
Great video. Started yoga with this video at age 68 after injuring right leg. Initially, I did not like it, but figured I would stick with it for a month. Glad I did. Did yoga sharpen a few times to get basics right. Now do yoga stretch and yoga strength daily. Has helped my back and knees, plus overall strength. Don't think I had any core muscles before starting these workouts. Now I can do balancing exercises. Notice a little improvement daily. Building up core muscles has taken stress off my knees and back. My posture is better and I am able to easily do household and yard chores. Including using a 3 gallon backpack sprayer without pain. Instructor's pointers started to make more sense after my muscles got some conditioning. I need to continue to use video to make sure I hold postures long enough and don't try to rush through exercises. A little bit daily works for me for my physical and mental well-being.
I'm 47 and out of shape. I just did the 20 minutes beginners work out and already feel so much better. I can't wait to progress. Step by step instructions and helpful hints. This is an amazing product
This series of yoga workouts is great for beginners, but moves a little faster than some of the beginning yoga videos do. It works well for younger beginners or as the next step when you've been doing the very easy workouts for a few weeks and are ready to progress.
I bought this DVD for a yoga class for senior women. We rely on DVDs only for instruction. After many years of using the same DVD, this one has been a much-needed change. We are learning more of the finer points of body alignment and form.
Great beginners workout with good direction
I really like this so far! I’ve always had trouble with my knees during lunges. Dean gave excellent advice and used a block during the foundations section that I’ve been able to carry over into circuit training! I like that the advice will help prevent further strain and injury. Thank you! Well worth the price of purchasing this DVD.
I've been using Yoga Boost for about three weeks now, and I'm loving it. This is a big deal, because although I'm a lifelong fitness guy, the one physical practice I've NEVER loved is yoga, though I've tried several times before. I've always come away feeling frustrated and unsuccessful. Body by Yoga has changed all that for me. The workouts are definitely challenging, but I enjoy them immensely, and feel great both during and after the classes. I'm starting to really improve, and feeling incredible changes in the way I stand and move throughout the day. Superior workouts, superior instruction.
Hi I purchased my DVD's back in January I have been procrastinating here it is June and I'm just starting
This is great. I'm 59 and overweight and haven't exercised. This tape is helping me so much! I a week weeks trying my best i really see and feel a difference. A must buy.
I'm enjoying the DVD. Dean is an amazing yoga instructor. He helps build strength and flexibility in beginner yoga interests.
I love the DVD. I am feeling a difference in flexibility. I did order the yoga blocks to my routine. Don't see an attachment on my email. Thank you.
My wife and I have been using Yoga Fix with Dean Polhman for four weeks and have jsut added Yoga Boostto our daily program. We are both 76 years old and are feeling the benefits of using Dean's program. We would strongly recommend both for your exercise program. Dean modifies his yoga instruction to suit beginners and more mature people like ourselves and his Yoga Boost contains enough advanced yoga exercises to satisfy the more advanced.
Stretching relax and to release stress amazing video 👍👍to good
I do yoga at the studio every now and then, so I thought this beginner DVD was the right spot for me. It definitely is for pure beginners. Anyone who hasn't done yoga at all before would benefit from this. He shows your proper form and get you into poses anyone can work on. I should have purchased something a little more advanced. Even a few classes a year was enough to surpass this dvd. I think what would have made this 5 stars is if at least one of the 4 classes was a little more advanced.
My 61 yr old boyfriend and I are getting stronger and more flexible. He has never tried yoga and this DVD is easy to start and engaging enough to continue.
I am 77 years old and have been taking yoga classes for over 30 years. Since the virus and social distancing, I decided to try a couple of dvds so that I could see and listen to someone. Best move that I have made. Dean is probably the best instructor I have worked with. His demonstrations are excellent making sure the body is in proper form. It certainly improved the way I am doing postures. Thank you.
Needed a low impact, but a powerful workout as I recovered from a shoulder injury and these workouts did the trick! The coach explains the exercises in an easy to follow way.
I bought this disc to replace a begining Yoga disc I'd worn out. I will be a perennial novice at Yoga, I started late in life. I was attracted to the series of discs and the opportunity to advance. I am still doing the first disc, because it has toned me. It's a perfect mix of poses, Dean does a magnificent job of explaining them, in 22 minutes I'm refreshed and I've worked some muscles. I like to mix up my fitness routine, and I work full time so I enjoy the efficiency and results of the first disc. I absolutely plan to move on to the others. However, I'm not one to rush into things.
I've used the Yoga Basics and Stretching 3-4 times now. These are really good stretches for the hip flexors and other muscles. I'm not a flexible person and always dealing with tight muscles so I'm hoping this helps in the long run. So far I am pleased with my purchase. I hope someday as I get better at Yoga I can move up to the harder workouts included in the video.
I liked it
I started doing yoga because I have problems with my feet, and as I've gotten older, more injuries everywhere. Yoga has really helped me to build strength, balance and flexibility. I especially enjoy Dean because he explains well and gives you choices for the level of difficultly that is right for you. I like that he does not make it a "spiritual" or meditative experience - just about exercise and overall wellness.
The whole point, for me, of doing yoga is relaxation and stretching to lessen the pain in my feet and legs. I can not stand the breathy voice yoga instructors that say insanely irritating things like "happy face". These videos are done in a normal calm voice with very clear instruction. Great dvds. Can't wait to try out the free bonus videos. I will certainly be looking for more stuff from them later on.
The yoga is fine, the instruction is fine. But ladies, if you were hoping to see some hot male chesty action while yoga-ing, you’ll be disappointed (as I was). He’s shirtless on the case photo, but he keeps his shirt on throughout all the exercises. 🤷♀️
I’ve been always wanting to start yoga. I thought this program might be good, but I realize there’s no closed captions. I’m deaf and trying to understand what the man saying in the video.
I appreciated that this was geared toward men and beginners. It is a difficult workout that will get your heart rate up.
This has been a life saver. Was to the point of working, doing hospital rounds and then home to sleep. Know I look forward to de-stressing, and feeling more at piece after work and doing yoga. This is truly for me as it is easy to do modified exercise. I have even started to recommend this to my patients. Please buy this and you will see the world in a whole new way!!
I love this . I expected to be totally intimidated but I read the reviews and thought I’m going for it . I didn’t have blocks so I bought some. Start slow and do it correctly and you will love it . I suppose I would be classed as a senior senior but as I hate labels ....
It is the first time that I have done Yoga, Dean is a very good instructor, he tells you exactly which muscles you are working or stretching. As an athlete it has helped allot, I don't have the stiffness and soreness the day after anymore. I can highly recommend all his DVD's because I have them all, If you do the sessions you will have a happy result! Thank you Dean!
I like that this DVD has four 25ish minute workouts. Last year I committed to doing yoga once a week. This year I’m committing to 15 minutes or more a day. I bought this DVD to add some variety in my workout and was nicely surprised that the workouts are almost the amount of time I’m wanting to do and do add variety. I’m starting to feel a lil more energy and a lil less pain ache. I’m a stylist so my upper back gets to hurting some days.
My daughter loves Yoga and although I have never done yoga I thought I would buy this dvd and work out with her to try this out. I must say the first experience with this DVD was fantastic. usually when I work out I look at the time hoping to be done fast and dread working out for 30 minutes. It was 25 minutes into it and poof we were done. I was a bit disappointed!!. I wanted more!!!! I was thrilled that I found something that I can actually enjoy. it says you should workout 3 days a week. I actually told my daughter I will be working out every day. I will continue to order other DVD's as soon as I get used to this one. "its for beginners". so I look forward to getting in the best shape of my life.
Great collection of yoga options!
I really enjoy this yoga program. It's a great beginner's yoga program, which is exactly what I needed.