“When I applied for the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy program, I was working one-on-one far more than teaching classes and I was moving forward professionally, building a committed client base. I was also moving from Georgia to Upstate New York permanently.
Since starting the program I have left all previous clients and professional connections. I took a month off teaching to reconnect with myself. I have created a stronger “off the mat” practice, implementing it into daily life.
There were several things that appealed to me about Breathing Deeply over other Yoga Therapy programs; the self-paced curriculum, accessibility to Brandt and the modern language style presentation of “ancient” healing modalities. Brandt’s presentation of the material makes it so understandable and digestible. He is an extremely gifted teacher because he takes knowledge and experience and teams it with his candid sense of humor. His disarming nature makes him relatable and he connects with each of his students.
To anyone considering the BDYT program I would say that aside from the professional training, this course will deepen your yogic practice with yourself. You will learn to love, understand and heal yourself if you choose.”
Joni Newfrock, Yoga Teacher
The thing that appealed to me right away about Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy was, well, two things.
The first was the online component. It’s super convenient to be able to do the teachings online. At a time that was convenient for me. At the time, I was working full-time and so that was a really appealing part of that program.
And then, watching the videos of Brandt. I got a sense of who he is as a teacher. He is sattvic, so super balanced. He practices and you can tell that he does his work. But he’s also able to condense really complicated, ancient teachings into a very accessible way for everybody.
As the teachings and as the months and as the retreats progressed I got to see that he was able to bring together people of all ages, of all walks of life, to do this teaching and it’s become a beautiful sangha.
I encourage you to look into this program. You know, I‘m a Nurse Practitioner by background and I can see myself using this work with people of any condition and I just look forward to continuing on with the program.
Jeannine McSorley, Nurse Practitioner
“I have been taking the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Program for a little over a year now. I wasn’t sure what to expect with an online course and how it would work with my work and family schedule, but I have been very impressed. I am extremely happy with how each lesson is a manageable amount of time and material covered, making it easy to fit into a busy day, while actually retaining the information no matter how complex it is.
Brandt is a wonderful teacher. He has a great way of breaking down difficult material and making it accessible and easy to understand. This course has not only made me more confident when helping my students be safe and take care of their bodies, but it has deepened my own practice, as well.
The retreats have been a really special time to connect with Brandt and other students in the course, relax, and get hands-on experience working with others. I could not be happier with this training and I would recommend it to anyone looking to be a more confident and competent yoga teacher, wanting to pursue a yoga therapy education, and a desire to deepen and enliven their personal practice.”
Danielle Tait, Yoga Teacher & Photographer
“I am so thrilled I made the decision to do my Yoga Therapy training with Breathing Deeply. Right from the beginning, communication with Brandt and Anna was friendly and straightforward.
I find it so useful to have the lessons on video because I can pause to write notes and review whenever I want. Brandt is very available and approachable, so he never feels far away if I have questions or need clarification, and with many different avenues for communication (Q&A sessions three times a week, the forum, and email).
Brandt’s approach is accessible, well informed, and down-to-earth. He has a clear understanding of the field, and of people. He is passionate about helping people grow and willing to rock the boat when necessary, but always with respect and compassion.
I’m so grateful that I will have him and the rest of the Breathing Deeply community available as a resource when I begin my practice. I know I will graduate feeling well prepared!”
“I feel so fortunate to have found Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy training. After enrolling in the Foundations Course, I’ve now started the 871-hour training.
This is the complete package. The online lectures are great, and you can go back as many times as you need. The on-line practices in meditation, pranayama, and chanting have really helped me deepen my practice. The Garrison Institute retreats are a joy with great camaraderie (and delicious food).
I participate weekly in the calls with Brandt. He is so helpful with any questions – big or small – about clients, my own practice, philosophy or homework. The calls and the retreats have helped me be a part of a larger community of interesting and engaged peers.
Most important, Brandt is a supportive and smart mentor of great integrity guiding us on the journey to serve as a Yoga Therapist.”
Carol Day Young, PhD
A yoga teacher friend who was taking this yoga therapy training recommended the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy program to me. Because of my busy and irregular schedule I liked the independent study, online format. I had been teaching group classes for about five years and wanted to expand my skills into teaching private clients. In a year and a half, I have finished the lectures and attended two retreats. I also join in the weekly mentoring sessions. The community of students is very supportive and Brandt is very available. As part of the coursework, I am now working privately with some clients. I am using my yoga therapy knowledge, practicing my new skills, and getting mentored along the way.
Kathy Page, Yoga Therapist & Yoga Teacher
I am learning so much and really enjoying the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy course. In our group of students, I am one of the least experienced, but find the information both a challenge and also accessible, which feels well balanced and encouraging! I’m grateful for Brandt’s depth of knowledge, gentle guidance, and a very non-intimidating environment. It has been inspiring!
Carly Lynn, Yoga Teacher & Kindergarten Teacher
I highly recommend the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Foundations Course for two reasons. One, it gives you a realistic and applicable skill set when working privately with clients, and two, it’s a comprehensive training that gives you personal facility with all aspects of yoga. You’ll be able to help balance your clients, as well as yourself. Brandt’s approachable personality and deep knowledge of yoga are refreshing and the online curriculum and retreat learning gives you flexibility in completing the course. As a yoga studio owner and father of two, I needed that! This training is a must for anyone who wants to make a living teaching yoga.
Joe Simek, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher & Studio Owner/Director
I’ve been working with a client for three weeks with a yoga therapy sequence to help with his knock knees and bulging disc at L5. It is very similar to the sequence that I’ve turned in for the lesson 16 assignment. This client has been very dedicated, working the sequence 4 to 5 times a week.
Today when we met, he was so happy! His knees are starting to shift, his hips are opening and his sleep and mood have greatly improved. He is so thankful for my yoga therapy training. This client was told to prepare for back surgery!
So, thank you, guys! You are greatly improving the health and wellness of so many! I’m so glad that I am apart of Breathing Deeply!
Tiffany Johnson, Yoga Teacher
“This retreat really put the online lessons into action, allowing for a better understanding of the overall process of working with clients as a yoga therapist.”
Joyce Cooney, Yoga Teacher & Psychotherapist
If you are an aspiring yoga therapist that is apprehensive about making the leap because of a hole in your learning around anatomy, this is the retreat for you. This week gave me so much confidence about how to read bodies and a much better understanding of anatomy and it was done in a way that fit my learning style. I felt like I had taken a huge leap forward. Brandt really knows how to make this complex topic simple. I can’t recommend this training enough.
Debbie Simon, Yoga Therapist & Yoga Teacher
Healing Through The Body And Breath: A Yoga Therapy Perspective was everything I wanted it to be and more. The program included a hands-on approach peppered with the right amount of meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra. I left wanting more, but more importantly, I was inspired to continue these practices on a more consistent basis!
Lisa Alexander, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher & Studio Owner/Director
Brandt was organized and delivered the weekend in a concise manner that allowed us to simulate the information and put it into practice. It was an amazing workshop! I wish I could have stayed on for the week-long retreat.
Gray Carr Griffin, Yoga Teacher
The online retreat was a great alternative to the live retreat. I was surprised how connected I felt to Brandt and the students who participated given we were not together.
Kelly Weaver, Yoga Teacher
Breathing Deeply’s Yoga Therapist training has been a catalyst for me to intensely re-evaluate and reconstruct both my practice and the work I do with my group and private yoga clients.
Alexis Ridge-Simek, Yoga Teacher & Studio Owner/Director
“I have been teaching Yoga for almost two decades and leading Yoga Teacher Trainings for 12 years. When I met with Brandt about the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy (BDYT) program I was very impressed with his extensive knowledge base, his experience, and his ease at connecting with someone he never met before. (That may seem unimportant, but in my years of experience with Yoga Teacher Trainers, not everyone has this much-needed personality trait.)
Over the years I researched and contemplated other programs, but none of them resonated – until I met Brandt.
One of the aspects of the program that I think is really important is the variety of ways to learn: the online component, the face-to-face weekends, the monthly community/local sessions, and Brandt’s availability for multiple weekly phone conferences.
There are many ways to absorb the content, which is important because it is helpful to review the material more than once and if there is confusion, or we have questions as we go through the self-paced online material, we can take part of the weekly call to ask Brandt or we can discuss it at our monthly meeting.
Brandt’s years of experience with yoga therapy clients is such an amazing benefit and exactly what I was looking for in a Yoga Therapy program because the real-life examples really connect us to the content/material in a way that makes a difference.
Brandt’s years of vast experience, his education in various holistic modalities, his availability, and let’s not forget his sense of humor – makes the BDYT program the perfect choice for the Yoga Community.”
Maureen Miller, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Coach & Studio Owner/Director
“As a licensed clinical professional counselor I have helped hundreds of people understand themselves better, develop healthy coping skills and make positive life changes.
Yet too often ‘talk therapy’ by itself is not enough. For people living with anxiety and the effects of trauma, talking is just the tip of the iceberg. For true balance to be restored, their somatic symptoms must be addressed.
The Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy teacher training has helped me as a mental health professional to take a broader look at my work with clients.
It has given me fresh eyes, no longer only looking through the mental health lens I was originally trained with. I now also incorporate the lens of yoga in the work I do with clients.
This gives me a deeper understanding of what clients are going through. And the movement they might need to advance towards more healthy, balanced lives.
I would encourage other professionals looking to better help people living with the effects of trauma to consider the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy program. “
Shervon Laurice, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
So pleased and grateful for this first retreat experience. Brandt is a knowledgeable, humble, funny and an approachable teacher and the classmates were interesting and enjoyable!
Even the food was tasty.
This overall experience of this retreat has left me content and grateful that I chose this particular Yoga Therapy course! Gratitude and bliss.
Lilia Wills, Yoga Teacher & TESOL Teacher