Foundations Program Graduate
Advanced Program Student
Location: Doylestown, PA
Website: Dragonfly Yoga Therapy
Joe is a yoga studio co-owner and yoga therapist, bringing yoga therapy to the community.
“When I applied for the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy program I was teaching yoga full-time, but looking for a way to deepen my own practice and expand my ability to work one-on-one with my students.
I chose Breathing Deeply over other programs for a couple of reasons. For one, I really liked the format of the program. It was both affordable and accessible. Having a full schedule already, I was a little reluctant to apply because I wasn’t sure I would have the free time to complete the course. The flexible format and self-paced learning made it possible. The other appeal was Brandt. He is one of the most down-to-earth yoga teachers I have ever met.
Since enrolling in the BDYT program, I feel I am hands down, better able to serve my private yoga clientele. I now have the confidence and ability to muscle test my students, to pinpoint physical imbalances and to thoroughly assess mental imbalances. In addition to having more private clients, I’ve also started a Yoga Therapy clinic – the first in my area! Now, local elementary schools hire me to do yoga therapy with emotional support students on a weekly basis.
My Yoga Therapy training has taken me from being an average teacher to someone people seek out for help.”
Most of us western yoga teachers have a similar path that looks something like this: We realize we are suffering (from an illness, anxiety, watching family age poorly, etc.) We find yoga and it helps us We want to share this amazing helpful thing called yoga with others We see our local studio has a […]
Yoga therapy is a relatively new method of healing born out of an ancient tradition. Yoga has been around for over 1,000 years. The idea of using yoga in a therapeutic context has been credited to Tirumalai Krishnamacharya who died in 1981 at the age of 100. We can think of yoga therapy the same […]
Listen in as Brandt discusses how a Yoga Therapist might work with a client who has already been to physical therapy, as well as some of the different approaches between the two therapies.