Laurie Schaeffer

Foundations Program Graduate
Advanced Program Student
C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, RN, HWNC-BC
Kenai, AK

Since I began with Breathing Deeply, the experience of my practice continues to deepen. I feel I have a “home” and community with Breathing Deeply, which is essential for continued evolution.

Despite a diverse background, I felt my knowledge and experience base lacked cohesiveness and mentoring to my personal standards. I was searching for a school with a cohesive program and mentor I could have a lifelong relationship to continue my evolution. I chose Breathing Deeply during the intake because of the connection established by Brandt and the offering that I would be mentored even after completing the programs.

The program has changed me personally through the experience and modeling of the compassionate and authentic expertise and has allowed me to soften and accept myself. I now find more ease in my personal life despite the challenges that present. I now recover significantly quicker from events that life brings.

Professionally with clients, I now have increased awareness, a wholeness, a softness, and self-acceptance around where they are in life, which decreases their suffering. This comes about as the client engages in the shift of mindsets and lifestyle as they move towards their goals.

Brandt’s teaching, mentoring, and Q&As to talk about real-life cases and our own personal practices have been incredibly valuable. It is priceless!

When I enrolled, I was hopeful to receive a foundation for serving as a Yoga Therapist. BDYT training has surpassed my expectations. I have and continue to receive more than I could have imagined! It has been a privilege to observe a yoga therapy client’s chronic pain and lifestyle shift so they now can enjoy their life with more ease and freedom. I am currently in the practicum and look forward to continuing to serve in community.

To anyone considering joining our amazing school, this program and community are priceless! If you are willing to show up, little by little it all comes together to more than you can imagine.

Info Session

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