Testimonials

Danielle Tait

“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.”

Carol Day Young, PhD

“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.”

Kathy Page

A yoga teacher friend who was taking this yoga therapy training recommended BDYT 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.

Carly

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!

Joe Simek

“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.”

Tiffany

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!

With Gratitude,

Tiffany

Joyce

“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.”

Debbie

“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.”

Lisa

“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! “

Gray

“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. “

Kelly

“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”

Alexis

“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.”

Maureen Miller

“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.”

Shervon Laurice

“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. 

Lilia Wills

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.