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.”