Joe Taft

Foundations Program Graduate
Advanced Program Student
C-IAYT Candidate
Yoga Therapist & Yoga Teacher
Asheville, NC

Since beginning the program, I have learned a lot about organizing my skills in a way I can help people more easily. I am much more clear on what I can help people with and what I can not help with.

What prompted me to apply to Breathing Deeply was when the Yoga Alliance started asking that people not use the word “yoga therapy” under their certification standards. I had been using the language Yoga Therapy for many years and wanted to continue to do so and feel morally correct about it. This is what began my research into becoming a yoga therapist.

Since training with Breathing Deeply, I am now just more organized when working with clients, and because of what I have learned in this course I am more interested in working with people on a mental health level compared to bio-mechanically.

I was worried when I first enrolled but once I met Brandt I let all that go because he is so easy to be around and very knowledgeable. The Q&As with him have been the most valuable piece of my training.

When I began, I was already seeing clients privately but now I have more confidence when working with clients, especially in areas of mental health, like anxiety. I also feel more supported when working with clients because I have such a pool of resources through Breathing Deeply that I did not have before. The biggest shift for me is that I use a different model for how to help people now. I am now beginning my practicum.

I would say to a potential Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy student “be open to the long view because the course gets better over time.”

Info Session

Brandt talks about common questions applicants have about the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Program. Tune in to get the full program details.