Praise From Breathing Deeply Students


Debbie Simon

"After 10 years (500 + hrs ) of teaching group yoga classes it began to feel stale and rote and my motivation was waning. Despite this, I knew yoga had the potential to continue to change me and the lives of my students.

I had the notion that becoming a yoga therapist might be a way to advance and infuse my teaching with more depth and discernment. As luck would have it I met Brandt. He's a successful Yoga Therapist who runs a New York based hybrid online / in residence yoga therapy school - Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy. I was intrigued and impressed with the format and enrolled.

The Breathing Deeply model and training has helped my personal practice flourish. It has gotten me out of old teaching patterns and given me inspiring and concrete tools.

I now help my clients and students more deeply on their journey, be it physical, energetic, mental or spiritual. I needed a new twist to keep my yoga passions burning. Breathing Deeply was the answer."

Lilia Wills

Lilia Wills

"So pleased and grateful for this first retreat experience. Brandt is a knowledgeable, humble, funny and an approachable teacher and the classmates were interesting and enjoyable!

Even the food was tasty.

This overall experience of this retreat has left me content and grateful that I chose this particular Yoga Therapy course!

Gratitude and bliss."

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Carol Day Young, PhD

"I feel so fortunate to have found Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy training. After enrolling in the Foundations Course, I’ve now started the 871-hour training.

This is the complete package. The online lectures are great, and you can go back as many times as you need. The on-line practices in meditation, pranayama, and chanting have really helped me deepen my practice. The Garrison Institute retreats are a joy with great camaraderie (and delicious food).

I participate weekly in the calls with Brandt. He is so helpful with any questions – big or small – about clients, my own practice, philosophy or homework. The calls and the retreats have helped me be a part of a larger community of interesting and engaged peers.

Most important, Brandt is a supportive and smart mentor of great integrity guiding us on the journey to serve as a Yoga Therapist."

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Shervon Laurice

"As a licensed clinical professional counselor I have helped hundreds of people understand themselves better, develop healthy coping skills and make positive life changes.

Yet too often 'talk therapy' by itself is not enough. For people living with anxiety and the effects of trauma, talking is just the tip of the iceberg. For true balance to be restored, their somatic symptoms must be addressed.

The Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy teacher training has helped me as a mental health professional to take a broader look at my work with clients.

It has given me fresh eyes, no longer only looking through the mental health lens I was originally trained with. I now also incorporate the lens of yoga in the work I do with clients.

This gives me a deeper understanding of what clients are going through. And the movement they might need to advance towards more healthy, balanced lives.

I would encourage other professionals looking to better help people living with the effects of trauma to consider the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy program. "

Maureen Miller

Maureen Miller

"I have been teaching Yoga for almost two decades and leading Yoga Teacher Trainings for 12 years. When I met with Brandt about the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy (BDYT) program I was very impressed with his extensive knowledge base, his experience, and his ease at connecting with someone he never met before. (That may seem unimportant, but in my years of experience with Yoga Teacher Trainers, not everyone has this much-needed personality trait.)

Over the years I researched and contemplated other programs, but none of them resonated - until I met Brandt.

One of the aspects of the program that I think is really important is the variety of ways to learn: the online component, the face-to-face weekends, the monthly community/local sessions, and Brandt’s availability for multiple weekly phone conferences.

There are many ways to absorb the content, which is important because it is helpful to review the material more than once and if there is confusion, or we have questions as we go through the self-paced online material, we can take part of the weekly call to ask Brandt or we can discuss it at our monthly meeting.

Brandt’s years of experience with yoga therapy clients is such an amazing benefit and exactly what I was looking for in a Yoga Therapy program because the real-life examples really connect us to the content/material in a way that makes a difference.

Brandt’s years of vast experience, his education in various holistic modalities, his availability, and let’s not forget his sense of humor - makes the BDYT program the perfect choice for the Yoga Community."

Praise From Our Online & Live Retreats


"Breathing Deeply's Yoga Therapist training has been a catalyst for me to intensely re-evaluate and reconstruct both my practice and the work I do with my group and private yoga clients."


"The online retreat was a great alternative to the live retreat. I was surprised how connected I felt to Brandt and the students who participated given we were not together"

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"Brandt was organized and delivered the weekend in a concise manner that allowed us to simulate the information and put it into practice. It was an amazing workshop! I wish I could have stayed on for the week-long retreat. "


"Healing Through The Body And Breath: A Yoga Therapy Perspective was everything I wanted it to be and more. The program included a hands-on approach peppered with the right amount of meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra. I left wanting more, but more importantly, I was inspired to continue these practices on a more consistent basis! "


"If you are an aspiring yoga therapist that is apprehensive about making the leap because of a hole in your learning around anatomy, this is the retreat for you. This week gave me so much confidence about how to read bodies and a much better understanding of anatomy and it was done in a way that fit my learning style. I felt like I had taken a huge leap forward. Brandt really knows how to make this complex topic simple. I can't recommend this training enough."


"This retreat really put the online lessons into action, allowing for a better understanding of the overall process of working with clients as a yoga therapist."