Experiencing the benefits of Yoga and Lifestyle Medicine both personally and professionally, Celia Roberts has seen many yoga teacher training students transformed in their own practice and commitment to health and well-being. As such, Celia has dedicated herself over the past two decades to enhancing compassionate education and innovation within the health and wellness industry.
Beginning her journey by setting up international health communities, Celia gained immense knowledge and understanding of many cultures and the ability to build compassionate rapport with all those she works with. Moreover, Celia began to recognise the need to focus on therapies that brought together complete understanding of the body and mind. As such, Celia Roberts begun her teacher training journey in her own home with 20 students and not long after she initiated teaching a second group in Toowoomba. Celia’s journey continued as the co-founder of YIMI – the Yoga and Integrative Medicine Institute, promoting health and wellbeing as the Head Senior Teacher and Supervising Mentor for the institute. In the last decade, Celia has personally trained and mentored hundreds of students over the globe.
Throughout her journey as a yoga teacher and therapist, Celia Roberts has travelled and taught world-wide, been a regular presenter on ABC Radio, liaised with government, councils and higher educational institutions to promote the work of yoga teachers across our Nation. Celia is an engaging public speaker and well received conference presenter and has achieved great results in the business sector for over two decades with a strong focus on Corporate Yoga and Mindfulness education.
Celia has worked for industry leaders such as ABC Radio, Australian Federal Police, Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), University of Queensland, Lifeline, Human Genetics Conference, and the Yoga Australia Conference to name a few. Over the years Celia has also worked as a volunteer in leadership roles for the national governing body of yoga in Australia, Yoga Australia; these include the Queensland State Co-ordinator and Chair of The Yoga Australia Conference 2016. Celia has also been instrumental in the innovative field of yoga therapy within Australia, being a valued member of the AAYT committee 2014-15. Additionally, Celia has founded yoga by donation programs in Japan and Australia – Tsukuba Community Yoga and Grass Roots Yoga respectively.
With a passion for compassionate focused therapy, and as a registered senior yoga teacher and registered yoga therapist Celia Roberts has personally trained and privately mentored inspired, informed, and impassioned yoga and meditation teachers over the better part of a decade. Moreover, with qualifications in Biomedical Science, meditation, Ayurveda, nutrition and dietetics, psychosomatic medicine, counselling, and integrative medicine, and with her love and dedication for yoga teacher training, Celia Roberts opened the Upper Brookfield Retreat Centre in 2014. In the middle of the most beautiful and natural surrounds, this yoga teacher training and treatment centre now facilitates a new concept in yoga teacher training, heavily grounded in evidence-based research. Now known as the founder of BIYOME – The BioMedical Institute of Yoga and Meditation – Celia provides registered qualifications in all levels (Provisional to 1000hr Therapy) of Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), Meditation Teacher Training (MTT), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Higher-Level Learning Certificates in BioMedical Yoga Therapy (HLL) for both yoga teachers and meditation teachers. With accredited online yoga and meditation training offered world-wide BIYOME has turned global and has students training online across the World.
BIYOME offers the ultimate in world recognised training – including a foundation of adept understanding of the connection between the western medical model of health and the ancient sciences of yoga. The BioMedical Institute of Yoga and Meditation truly provides enriching programs that fosters teachers of integrative lifestyle medicine. Delivering students well over 1000hrs of BioMedical Yoga Teacher training, BioMedical Yoga Therapy Training, and BioMedical Meditation Teacher Training all of BIYOME’s courses are tailored to deliver state-of-the-art science side by side with the transcendental experience of all that yoga and meditation have to offer.
As a Senior Yoga Teacher, Celia is endorsed by: