Sequencing, stretching safely, and keeping it simple as yoga therapists

Welcome to episode 5 of The Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy and meditation podcast.

This episode has been taken from a live Q&A session with Brandt and his yoga therapy students.

One of the biggest challenges that new yoga teachers and therapists face is how to properly sequence warm-ups and classes that are safe, effective, and tailored to their students’ needs.

In this episode, Brandt helps demystify these questions for his yoga therapy students.

Brandt covers how to sequence different aspects and styles of practice, guiding students to stretch safely, whether or not teachers should always follow prescribed rules and formats and also the importance of keeping it simple as a yoga therapist.


00:35 – How important is it to format a yoga therapy sequence with moving, breathing, strengthening & stretching in a prescribed order?

02:18 – Should yin-style stretches come before standing and vinyasa-style sequences as a rule? 

05:32 – Keeping yoga therapy practices & warm-ups simple

08:07 – How can I guide clients to do static stretches safely & effectively?

11:20 – Should we do joint warm-ups in a prescribed order?

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Breathing Deeply is a Yoga Therapy and Meditation School, founded by lead teacher Brand Passalacqua in 2014. We hold online and in-person Yoga Therapy Foundations and IAYT accredited Advanced Programs and retreats along with Meditation Programs, mentor certifications and holistic weight loss with Being At Peace with Food.

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