Working with Weight Loss, Obesity and Eating Disorders as a Yoga Therapist

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Welcome to episode 31 of The Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy and Meditation podcast.

​​In today’s episode, Breathing Deeply teacher, Joe Simek, sits down with our co-founder Brandt Passalacqua to tap into his expertise around weight loss, obesity and eating disorders.

Brandt has seen many people change their lives through weight loss after working with him. Taking people on a weight loss journey helps them to live happier and more productive lives. 

Discover Brandt’s journey to becoming a yoga therapist who specializes in weight loss and creating Being at Peace with Food. Being at Peace with Food is a specialized yoga therapy training for weight loss.

The work we do with weight loss is different from a conventional weight loss program which is purely focused on weight loss. Our goal is to have people become more present, regulated and aware of their situation. This therefore, empowers them to make the right choices for themselves.

This episode covers the following questions:

  • Who is a good candidate for the work we teach inside Being at Peace with Food?
  • What should we consider when looking to take on clients with severe obesity?
  • What should we consider before taking on a client who is suffering from an eating disorder?

Brandt covers what is within the scope of our practice as yoga therapists and what kind of client is a good candidate to work with.

He also goes over in-depth what instances a yoga therapist can safely take on a client who is suffering from an eating disorder such as bulimia and anorexia. 

Discover the most important things you need to know about these conditions and in what cases you are in a position to really help them with the tools of yoga!

This clip has been taken directly from our program, Being at Peace with Food! 

Being At Peace with Food is a specialized yoga therapy training that takes a holistic approach to weight loss rooted in yoga.

If you are a yoga teacher or therapist, mental health professional, integrative medicine practitioner, or work with clients in health and wellness, this training is for you!

Our next class starts on May 17th, 2022.

For more information and to apply click here!

Om Shanti

Breathing Deeply · Working With Weight Loss, Obesity And Eating Disorders As A Yoga Therapist

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, including online meditation teacher training and certification and holistic weight loss with Being At Peace with Food.

Breathing Deeply is made up of an active and thriving community of yogis, caregivers, therapists, teachers, medical professionals, parents & children with the same intention—to serve others, lessen suffering, and co-create a new paradigm in wellness.

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Info Session

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