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Your Path to Becoming a Yoga Therapist

Breathing Deeply’s online yoga therapy program is uniquely designed to ensure that each student receives their education at their own pace. Set your own schedule around work and family commitments while receiving personal mentorship from a practicing yoga therapist with over 20 years of experience.

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Join the certified yoga therapists trained through Breathing Deeply.

Why Choose Breathing Deeply

Learn directly from Founder Brandt Passalacqua

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Master our proven therapy methods with real-world applications

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Flexible pacing with lifetime access and mentorship

“I am now able to treat the whole person, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.”

Help Others Heal with Yoga Therapy​

The goal of the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Program is to train confident yoga therapists able to work with any condition in a focused way with full integrity. Yoga Therapy can be applied to these conditions & many more:

Anxiety & Depression



Autoimmune Diseases

Chronic Pain

Rehab & Healing

Spiritual Connection


Foundations of Yoga Therapy

Complete the Foundations of Yoga Therapy Program in one year – or more, depending on your personal timeline.

The Foundations Program consists of:

  • 50 pre-recorded lectures
  • Digestible coursework
  • Condition-specific assignments and online social network
  • Live Q&As with head teacher and Breathing Deeply founder, Brandt Passalacqua
  • 3 virtual/online day-long retreats
  • Hands-on experience with other students
Next Cohort Starts September 17!

What You’ll Learn

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How to Work with Physical Conditions

Including back pain, shoulder injuries, sciatica, pelvic floor dysfunction, and plantar fasciitis.

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How to Work with Mental Health Conditions

Including addiction, depression, anxiety, and PTSD/trauma.

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How to Work with Chronic Conditions

Including chronic pain and autoimmune diseases.

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Core Principles of Yoga Therapy

Including philosophy, history, theory, and Sadhana.

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Starting Your Own Yoga Therapy Practice & Working with Health Professionals

Including scope of practice, integration with other healthcare modalities, therapy entrepreneurship, and being a clinical yoga therapist.

Advanced Program

If it’s right for you, smoothly matriculate into our IAYT Accredited Advanced Program at any time as your future unfolds.

With 2 levels of certification, Breathing Deeply ensures that graduates are effective in using our essential frameworks and techniques to help clients obtain and maintain health on every level and be confident on the front lines of a healthcare paradigm shift.

Meet Your Team

Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy is influenced by various teachers while staying true to the koshic/doshic model that yoga therapist Mukunda Stiles passed on to founder & lead teacher Brandt Passalacqua.

Our comprehensive, one-year online Yoga Therapy program has been refined over 10+ years.

Brandt Passalacqua

Brandt Passalacqua
Cofounder, Director, Lead Teacher

Anna Passalacqua

Anna Passalacqua
Cofounder, Director, Teacher

Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander
Foundations Program Teaching Assistant

Ann Biese

Ann Biese
Pediatric Yoga Therapist

Meena Ananth

Meena Ananth
Guest Teacher

Melissa Russell

Melissa Russell
Foundations Program Teaching Assistant

Apply Now & Save $350 on Tuition!

Ready to Start Your Journey to Becoming a Yoga Therapist?

Get started for just $500 down.

Ask about our payment plan!

Foundations Program Tuition

$3,359 $2,995

Tuition includes:
  • Online Course
  • Live Q&A’s
  • Lifetime Mentorship at No Extra Cost

3 Virtual Retreats

$350 each

Retreats include:
  • Live Training
  • Specialized Topics
  • 100% Remote Access

Foundations Final Exams


Total Cost: $4,295

What Graduates Say About Breathing Deeply

“To any motivated yoga therapy student considering this program, know that the flexible, self-paced nature of this program and the tremendous support available at every step of the way make it entirely achievable. Anna, Joe, Lisa, and Brandt are all incredibly valuable resources!”

“It really was quite easy to balance it all, including the retreats which were vital for me. They forced me to take the time to dive deeply into the practices and gave me the opportunity to engage with our supportive yoga therapy community.”

“Breathing Deeply stood out for the flexibility of the online component which meant I would be able to get started immediately and affordably.”

“Through the structured frameworks offered by Breathing Deeply, I am now equipped to tailor practices to each client’s unique journey. This approach places a strong emphasis on active listening and a deep understanding of their challenges, enabling me to offer targeted support and to pivot when things aren’t working.”

Frequently Asked Questions

As you consider joining us for our September 17 class, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Here is some digestible information based on our FAQs, which we hope will help your decision-making.

Our Foundations of yoga therapy is comprehensive yet economical and flexible. Set your own training schedule around work and family commitments.

Both our Foundations and Advanced C-IAYT Yoga Therapy trainings provide a personalized learning experience that is entirely centered around your needs, your progress, and your success.

We focus on each student from a yoga therapy perspective, meaning your learning experience will be unique to you.

Understand how to apply your knowledge in a therapeutic setting with techniques that have all been successfully used to help real people get well.

Graduate ready to work as a yoga therapist going straight into client work in private practice or as an adjunct to your existing modality.

Learn anatomy, philosophy, and theory from a practicing yoga therapist with 20+ years of experience. 

Pay for your training as you go by taking advantage of our payment plan.

Begin Your Journey

Deepen your passions for yoga & healing through yoga therapy.