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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Begin your journey to help others heal!
Become a yoga instructor with our online yoga teacher training (CYT).

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Overview

The 200 hour (CYT) Teacher Training includes:

  • Radically Balanced Yogi: a 6 week personal practice course offering insight into yoga therapy’s core principles and what you want to know for your own practice

  • Basics in Asana & Breath: what every yoga teacher wants to know about core principles of asana & breath (pranayama)

  • 5 Home Study Modules with coursework

  • 6 Live (monthly) Seminars led by our 200 hour lead teacher, Joe Simek

Why Choose Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

  • Coursework is self-paced to accommodate your schedule, with 24/7 online access
  • We offer flexible payment plans so you can pay as you go
  • Our training is designed by yoga therapists, giving it a uniquely therapeutic approach to teaching yoga
  • Students are taught and mentored by Joe Simek, an experienced yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist, and Brandt Passalacqua, the founder of Breathing Deeply
  • Our 200 hour yoga teacher training transitions seamlessly into our Foundations Program for those who want to become yoga therapists
  • We foster an active forum for all students and a place to get questions answered while being in community

Online Yoga Teacher Training Coursework and Modules

Radically Balanced Yogi

This powerful 6-week personal practice course offers insight into yoga therapy’s core principles and what you want to know for your own practice. It is divided into sections by week, spending the first day of the week with lectures and lesson materials. The other days offer questions for introspection to help you absorb the material with a contemplation journal. This course was designed by Brandt Passalacqua, headteacher, and founder of the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy School.

Asana & Breath Course

The Breathing Deeply Basics Module will provide lessons to develop skills to teach yoga. The primary goal of this module is to give students basic sequencing and languaging skills for yoga asana and pranayama. Through video lectures on how to instruct basic poses with clear languaging and a one-on-one tutorial, basic teaching skills are learned.

The Five Modules

These five modules, offered over the course of six months, are made up of clear and efficient lesson videos, including home study with practices and coursework. Modules include topics ranging from yoga texts to anatomy to the history, ethics, and business of yoga. These online modules are accessible 24/7 and offer a comprehensive package for learning.

Breathing Deeply's Therapeutic Approach to Yoga Teacher Certification

Our unique certification program is designed specifically for students who want to approach yoga teaching from a therapeutic perspective. If your intention is to help relieve the suffering of others, regardless of age, gender, condition, health history, or physical and mental ability, then taking a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification created and led by Yoga Therapists is an important piece of your yoga education. This is where your purpose merges with our school.

You will learn the basics of poses, anatomy, breathwork, and the history of yoga, like you would in many 200 hour teacher trainings. However, we will peel back the layers, and dig deep into the constructs that Yoga Therapists use every day: therapeutic movement, Doshas (Ayurveda), yogic philosophy, chanting, meditation, and more.

Upon completion, you’ll be certified (CYT) to teach yoga in a class setting, with these unique skills and an awareness that certain audiences may need a modified approach to classic yoga poses and practices.

Yoga Teacher Training Program

Want to Become a Yoga Therapist?
Save Money with Our 200 HR YTT and Foundations Program Combined Package

If you want to become a Yoga Therapist, but do not have a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification yet, this course will do just that! It is also offered as a prerequisite for our Yoga Therapy Foundations Program Certification.

After completion of both programs you will be fully prepared to become a Yoga Therapist with two separate certifications — a 200-hour teacher training certification (CYT) and a yoga therapy certification. You will also have the prerequisites to matriculate into the Breathing Deeply Advanced Yoga Therapy Program and earn the highest standard of yoga therapy certifications, C-IAYT.

The Breathing Deeply 200 hour online yoga teacher training can be taken as a standalone course or as a package with our Foundations Yoga Therapy Program (with a savings of $500 off the cost of tuition)!

Meet Your Teacher, Joe Simek

As an experienced yoga teacher, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, and long-time yoga studio owner, Joe Simek is a perfect fit to lead the Breathing Deeply 200 HR Yoga Teacher/Therapist Training.

Joe started his yogic journey in 2003 and helped open Dragonfly Yoga Studio in Doylestown, PA in 2005, which he still runs with his wife. Joe currently has a thriving yoga therapy practice at Dragonfly, where he also teaches group classes and workshops.

He is a graduate of the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Foundation and Advanced programs. In early 2017, he became a Teaching Assistant for the Foundations Program. In 2016, he also studied with Brandt to become a certified Peaceful Weight Loss facilitator. That same year, he completed a 500 HR Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with yoga teacher and author Rolf Gates.

Meet Your Teacher, Brandt Passalacqua

Brandt Passalacqua is the creator of Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy and Meditation. He has been enjoying Yoga and the healing arts since 2001 after overcoming obesity and a 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 taught yoga and maintained a yoga therapy private practice since 2002 where he integrates 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 diseases including obesity, eating disorders, acute and chronic physical complaints, trauma, and other 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.

Brandt shares what he knows through training programs in Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy, Peaceful Weight Loss™ through Yoga, and the Breathing Deeply Meditation Sangha. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, Anna (Breathing Deeply Director) and their two children.

Meet Your Teacher, Joe Simek

As an experienced yoga teacher, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, and long-time yoga studio owner, Joe Simek is a perfect fit to lead the Breathing Deeply 200 HR Yoga Teacher/Therapist Training.

Joe started his yogic journey in 2003 and helped open Dragonfly Yoga Studio in Doylestown, PA in 2005, which he still runs with his wife. Joe currently has a thriving yoga therapy practice at Dragonfly, where he also teaches group classes and workshops.

He is a graduate of the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Foundation and Advanced programs. In early 2017, he became a Teaching Assistant for the Foundations Program. In 2016, he also studied with Brandt to become a certified Peaceful Weight Loss facilitator. That same year, he completed a 500 HR Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with yoga teacher and author Rolf Gates.

Live Seminars

On one Saturday each month from 1 – 4 p.m. ET, there will be Live Online Sessions via Zoom. These classes will be led by Joe Simek, Breathing Deeply’s 200 HR lead teacher and Foundations Program Teaching Assistant. You are required to attend a minimum of 5 of the 6 live sessions allowing one to be missed and watched later.

Each session will include:

  • Orientation Community Build
  • Yoga/Asana Class
  • Pranayama/Chanting/Meditation Class
  • Philosophy Lecture
  • Book Discussion
  • Outside Classes Discussion
  • General Q&A
 

Tuition

The Breathing Deeply 200-Hour Teacher Training options include:

  • Pay in Full: $1,995
  • Payment Plan: 4 monthly payments of $550 = $2,200 Total

The Breathing Deeply 200-Hour Teacher Training and Foundations Program tuition is also offered as a package. There are two payment options. 

  • Pay in Full: $1,500 (200 HR TT) + $2,595 (Online Foundations)  = 4,095 Total
  • Payment Plan: $1,000 deposit then $184/month/20 months = $4,680 Total

Next 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Live Session Dates:

December 10
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 15
May 13
June 10