Foundations Program Graduate
Advanced Program Student
Yoga Therapist & Yoga Teacher
Since enrolling in the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Program, I have had a consistent morning yoga philosophy study and a mantra prayer to balance my dosha. And teaching yoga classes & privates has more intention and purpose.
When I enrolled, I had a consistent private yoga business but I felt like I could be using more mental health tools/skills than I was for my clients and myself. A goal of mine was to become a Yoga Therapist and the Breathing Deeply online option made it accessible. Other programs I was looking into did not have the online option in 2020 when I started.
That said, learning about matching koshas and doshas has been a major shift for me. For my dosha that meant healing through yoga philosophy and mantra practice. This has become a consistent practice for two years, as long as I have been in the course.
And now with my teaching, my client’s posture and concentration have improved. I have more tools to meet their aging bodies and minds. I should add that most of my clients started out with me in their 50’s and 60’s and are now in their 70’s and 80’s. It’s remarkable to see clients in their 80’s improve posture and concentration!
The most valuable part of the program has been learning to work on areas that the client is interested in working on and not going into areas that they are not asking to go into. I learned to leave out the word, “should” and it helps me to stay humble, detached from the outcome, and connected to Self when working with clients.
I desired to learn a reverent way to work with clients and I feel that through the Breathing Deeply training, I have learned how to meet clients where they are and not assume to know where I think they “should” be working.
To anyone thinking about training as a yoga therapist, know that this course will teach you how to become a healer if you get yourself out of the way and allow the Breathing Deeply practices to inform your work!
I haven’t even really told many of my yoga clients that I have become certified as a Yoga Therapist. Surprisingly they are asking for help mentally and emotionally rather than our typical physical practice. Their inner worlds have expanded and they share this with me.
One client example I have who rarely did more than a physical yoga practice, through yoga nidra, opened up an inner world where she receives guidance and follows it. We do yoga nidra twice a week for 15 minutes each and a physical yoga practice for 45 minutes twice a week (both in the same 60-minute session). It took her 6 months of working this way for the major shift in her inner world to occur.
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