Meditation Training Course

Meditation Program

Welcome! The Breathing Deeply Meditation Program is an online meditation community for yoga seekers. To integrate ourselves and move towards a permanently evolved state, we work with a blend of yoga and tantric techniques both at home, online, and in live interactive Q&A’s. Yoga seekers with any experience level or from any tradition who want to expand and evolve their meditation practice in the yoga context are welcome. 

The Breathing Deeply Meditation Program is offered in two parts: A Personal Meditation Practice Course which can be taken as a stand-alone or continue with the Meditation Mentor Certification which will give you the ability to form community and serve as a guide to others.

Join our community today.

Next Global sangha talk will be on January 15, 2020

About Your Teacher: Brandt Passalacqua​

Yoga Therapist and seeker, Brandt has been practicing and teaching since 2001. His teacher shared with him both yoga and tantric meditations as well as text study from various traditions. Brandt’s main path, as given to him by his teacher, was to fuse the teachings he was tasked to study into one coherent path. His knowledge has helped thousands move past suffering and towards their fullest potential and straightforward, jovial teaching style makes complicated concepts and practices accessible and practical.

Brandt Passalacqua is the creator and founder of Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy and Meditation School. He has been enjoying yoga and the healing arts since 2001 after overcoming obesity and life-threatening autoimmune illness. His personal journey serves as an inspiration to countless others and informs his compassionate, humorous, and down-to-earth teaching style.

Brandt has maintained a private practice since 2002 integrating yoga therapy in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Structural Yoga Therapy, Medical Massage, a variety of meditation lineages, and plain-old common sense to help people realize their goals. He works with individuals suffering from a wide variety of disease including obesity, eating disorders, acute and chronic physical complaints, trauma, chronic and mental conditions. He also serves as a meditation teacher with an emphasis on finding the most efficient practice/s for an individual’s evolution.

For more info, read “How I Got Here” by Brandt.

Learn More About The Meditation Program

Are you interested in learning more about the program? Get the details about the Meditation Program, including our Meditation Mentor Certification.

You can make enormous strides in your own evolution in a relatively short period of time. The teachings are presented clearly and directly and are not shrouded in mysterious language. If you have been seeking authentic teachings for personal transformation you may have found a home. In this 6-month course, you will move through 3 levels of meditation. The intention is not that each level will be mastered in 6 month’s time, but rather provide students with complete knowledge and comfort with the purpose and technique of each practice taught. Of course, you are always welcome to move at a slower pace.

We offer instruction and support for individuals working with all levels of practice. Not all levels must be mastered to live a happy content life. Practices are, however, offered in levels to move us towards complete evolution.

  • Level 1—Grounding and tranquility
  • Level 2—Deeper awareness and pranic activation
  • Level 3—Samadhi and surrender

The method explored has many different techniques divided into 3 general sections or “levels”. Grounding and Tranquility orient us to the space of consciousness. We prep our system and bring it into alignment with nature. From here we move into Deeper Awareness and Pranic Activation. Here we do practices that actively change our awareness of consciousness as it appears in our bodies. Finally, we move into practices for Samadhi and Surrender where we allow ourselves to merge with nature and achieve a greater sense of connection. Meditations are continually worked with as a deeper understanding infuses what each practice brings.

The Breathing Deeply Meditation Program is offered in an online format. Meditation instructions are pre-recorded lessons that are easily and permanently accessible to all members of the program. In addition, there is a weekly Q&A session with Brandt (to be expanded as needed) and a dedicated forum for questions and interaction with other students in the community. All of these live Q&A sessions are recorded and put into our library of topics. Future plans also include monthly online gatherings and the addition of mentoring from graduates of the Meditation Mentor Certification. There are accompanying live retreats both remote (online) and in New York—the first residential retreat is scheduled on November 1-4, 2019 and is open for registration here.

On our live Q&A calls, we will examine the textual context for our practice. Yoga Sutras, Bhakti Sutras, Yoga Vasistha, Yoga Spandakarika, and Vijnana Bhairava Tantra are examples of source texts used. The meditation practices reflect these treasures and use a wide variety of techniques to bring us into full awareness.

This meditation course is designed for householders. It is expected that you may have family, work, and/or other life responsibilities. The practices offered do not take huge amounts of time. Consistency, however, is extremely important. You can expect to be meditating for 20-40 minutes 1 or 2 times per day. In addition, time for live interactive Q&A calls and self-reflection is highly recommended. It is also suggested to do at least one retreat per year. Community practice is important for our personal and collective evolution.

Once you have completed the Breathing Deeply Meditation Program you are eligible for the Meditation Mentor Certification. The purpose of becoming a mentor is to be able to spread the practices to a wider audience and help guide students in their own evolution. Transparent, ethical mentors are invaluable in the progress of a mediation student. As a school, we seek to make useful meditation mentoring more accessible so that individuals and communities all over the globe may all benefit from these practices. 

Mentor Certification trainees (MCT) are provided prerecorded lesson material and coursework. They work on their own sadhna while opening up to different experiences of others. MCT’s meet weekly with Brandt for Q&A’s about course material and personal practice. They also serve as mentors within the Breathing Deeply Mediation Program student community. In this way, MCT’s gain valuable experience working with others while being personally mentored by Brandt.

Towards completion of the Breathing Deeply Meditation Mentor Certification, graduates are prepared to mentor others on their personal evolutionary path. They may start a Breathing Deeply Meditation Sangha their own community.


Meditation Program = $900
Mentor Certification = $2,000
Meditation Program + Mentor Certification =  $2,495

Meditation Program + Mentor Certification Payment Plan Option: $1,000 down $169/month 10 months ($2,690 Total)

*Special pricing for BDYT students available.

All programs come up with unlimited access to the course material, live Q&A’s with Brandt, and access to Breathing Deeply Meditation Community. Students are encouraged to remain involved in the community even after certification should they choose this offering.

There’s more to come. The Breathing Deeply Meditation Program begins Fall of 2019 with teacher training to begin Spring 2020. Our first launch call will be on October 2, 2019.

Breathing Deeply Meditation Retreat

Join our community today. Next Global sangha talk will be on January 15, 2020