Foundations Program Graduate
Location: Watertown, NY
Laurie Schaeffer is a nurse, a yoga practitioner, a wife, a mother and a grandmother who is on a journey to wholeness through the integration of Yoga Therapy.
“When I applied to the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy program, I was searching for an avenue to work towards becoming a yoga therapist at a pace that would not only align with my life circumstances at that time, but in the long term as well.
The decision to pursue my studies with Breathing Deeply over other Yoga Therapy Programs was directly related to Brandt. I was struck by his presence during an initial conversation. He is ever mindful of the long-term considerations of his students. He is not one to simply go through the motions when he teaches, his integrity in the learning experience is clear. I was also glad I had the option to attend retreats remotely. At one retreat, I was for a time after Brandt’s guidance on pranayama where I had a broken arm. I am so grateful to feel part of a community from afar. I have been able to integrate key things from the retreats that have impacted my life in a profound way.
Anyone considering the BDYT program should know that Brandt embodies the tradition in presence, spirit, and wisdom. He shares the practices in such an accessible manner that before you know it the “aha” is there.”
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,” […]