Foundations Program Graduate
Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist
Location: Dover, New Hampshire
Cathy’s yoga therapy practice aims to provide alternative ways to deal with the stressors of everyday life, whether they be physical, emotional or mental.
“Since I became a yoga therapy student with Breathing Deeply, I have learned so much about the healing power of our own bodies and breath and how much we can improve our own lives and the lives of those around us, utilizing all the different aspects of yoga.
One shift in my teaching is that now, I am more likely to use all the different aspects of yoga instead of just focusing on asana.
On a personal level, since starting the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Program, I have found more ways to help myself with both physical and emotional issues as I explore ways to help others. I find if I “live what I preach/teach” the benefits go both ways!
When I registered for the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Program, I had been considering retiring from public school teaching, which I have since done, after 35 years. I wanted to find another way to make a difference in the lives of others while sharing and enjoying my love of yoga.
I was hesitant to register at first as I did not know much about the program. Having now graduated, I have recommended it to many people because you can do it at your own pace, the information you gain is amazing and useful, and Brandt and Anna have been so helpful and supportive, along with the other students I have met along the way.
There is one case I am particularly proud of. I worked with a young woman with anxiety and lack of self-confidence. I was able to use my knowledge of asana, breathwork, mantras, and meditation to give her tools she could access in real-time when difficult situations, people or emotions presented themselves.
I have only worked with a few people so far. The most rewarding thing I have noticed is that my clients have begun to take ownership and control of their own lives and well being by using tools that have been taught by me!
Now, I get to spend my time finding creative ways to use yoga to improve lives!”
Welcome to episode 2 of the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy and Meditation Podcast! At Breathing Deeply we offer Yoga Therapy Foundations and IAYT Advanced teacher training programs. Inside these programs, we have weekly Q&A sessions with students and Breathing Deeply founder & lead teacher. Brandt Passalacqua. This episode has been taken from a live Q&A […]
Today’s episode is a recording taken directly from a live Q&A session with Breathy Deeply founder, Brant Passalacqua and students of our Yoga therapy foundations program. Brandt covers how a yoga therapy session usually flows, whether you need to specialize as a yoga therapist, the difference between depression and anxiety and how to approach mental […]
Although valuable on their own, combining the concepts of “Discipline and Surrender” can be important for the evolution of our meditation practice. In this episode, meditation teacher Brandt Passalacqua references the Yoga Sutra and the Yoga Spandakarika texts as he explains how discipline, or “the willingness to maintain the perspective we have found through practice,” […]