A Committed Family of Yoga Professionals
BIYOME has a diverse and respected faculty of Senior yoga & meditation teachers & allied health professionals. We believe in bringing to you the highest quality educators in their respective fields. Our teachers are amongst some of Australia’s finest Senior teachers. They are sought after, dedicated and passionate teachers with years of experience in delivering high quality teacher training programs.
Our latest faculty contributors include University professors, engaged for their outstanding contributions in their chosen field of study in Integrative Lifestyle Medicine.
BIYOME is run by a close and small team of managers and administrators who are always happy to assist you with your every need with the hope of furthering your education and success.
Our Yoga & Meditation Teachers
Our highly comitted and passionate teachers and trainers work together with Celia in order to provide you with the highest standard of yoga and meditation training and education. Find out more about our faculty members below.
Senior Physiotherapist & Senior Yoga Teacher
Tam has been a qualified and registered physiotherapist since 1994 and obtained She obtained her yoga teaching qualification with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) in the United Kingdom. Tam is a current senior level 3 member of Yoga Australia (YA) and has completed a Diploma of Yoga Therapy with Yoga Therapy Australia. She has extensive experience in treating a variety of problems ranging from acute injury to long term persisting pain and as such immensely valued her yoga therapy training was with Dr NC (N Chandrasekaran), a medical doctor and yoga therapist with in excess of 25 years of practice. Tam’s training and now her teaching illustrates the integrative and complementary nature of yoga and western biomedicine.
Viniyoga, Yoga Australia President, Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist
Leanne undertook teacher training in 1988 with Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta academy in India and commenced her second teacher training in the tradition of Krishnamacharya in 1996. Leanne is honoured to have the opportunity to serve, along with the wonderful team of Committee members and office staff, as President of Yoga Australia. She has great enthusiasm for contributing to the profession of yoga teaching and helping to foster the practice and understanding of yoga in our community. She has a special interest in preserving the authenticity of yoga from its cultural and textual roots whilst embracing the evolution of yoga into contemporary Australia.
Swami Muktibodhananda started her yoga journey in 1972. She later studied under the direct guidance of Paramahansa Swami Satyananda for 10 years in India. During this time she authored and had published ‘Swara Yoga, the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing’ and Commentaries on ‘Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Light on Hatha Yoga’. Swami Mukti is a Yogacharya, master of yoga, and enjoys teaching the ancient yoga practices to a modern day audience.
Chanthalah Nathan Tight
Senior Physiotherapist & Senior Yoga Teacher
Chanthalah believes that we are made to move. She is a Physiotherapist and Yoga teacher and since completing her training from the University of Queensland she has gained experience assessing, treating, educating and rehabilitating a variety of conditions across different populations. Chanthalah is passionate about optimizing the health and wellbeing through the integrative practice of yoga and physiotherapy.
Samantha Lindsay-German is a powerful, engaging teacher with an enormous healing capacity. Sam’s energy is palpable ~ you can feel her powerful presence. She is an incredibly emotionally intelligent woman, who has completed Kundalini, Vinyasa, Restorative and Pilates training. Sam has also completed an extensive study in Women’s Teachings called The Mothers Journey; Kundalini level 2 Conscious Communications; Massage and Reiki; holistic counselling; as well as Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Trauma Release. Samantha is a teacher who imparts both austerity and kindness in equal measure. Her manner of teaching is emotionally uplifting to all.
Registered Relax & Renew Instructor & Senior Yoga Teacher
Marian Cavanagh is a Level 3 Yoga Australia registered yoga teacher with a wide range of training. Marian is a registered Relax and Renew Trainer, certified by Judith Lasater and is passionate about sharing this nurturing, healing practice. She specialises in long, deep, quietly held poses. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, and restorative yoga for over 6 years, with hundreds of hours of restorative teaching practice. Her workshops emphasise internal rest with a focus on long-hold, quietly held spaces, and she adores sharing this much needed style of practice.
Dr. Sue Jackson
Flow & iRest Specialist
Dr Sue Jackson is a practising psychologist, with a specialisation in sport and exercise psychology. Recognised internationally as an expert in flow state research in performance, Sue has co-authored the foundational book, Flow in Sports: The Keys to Optimal Experiences and Performances’ with flow founder, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. As well as having a PhD in psychology, Sue has trained in yoga and meditation teaching, and enjoys practice of both.
Licenced TCTSY Specialist, Social Worker
Edwina is a Brisbane based Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, trauma-sensitive yoga facilitator, trainer, counsellor, and social worker. Edwina’s framework is trauma informed and draws on values of social justice and human rights. Edwina believes that connection to the body and breath through yoga can provide useful tools for people who have experienced trauma and can ultimately be a part of their pathway to healing. Edwina completed her initial 350 hour Level 1 yoga teacher training with the renowned Kate Pell and Dan Alder and a subsequent 300 hour certification in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) through the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Jamie first discovered yoga in 1989 in Norwich, England, while studying at the Norwich School of Art and became driven to look deeper into the art of yoga, travelling to India to meet many great teachers of varied traditions. Some 30 years later Jamie is now a dedicated teacher committed to upholding the excellence and purity of Iyengar Yoga, one of the world’s most widely practiced forms of yoga.
Social Worker & Mental Health Specialist
Clare’s practice strongly focuses on her training as a Mindfulness and ACT therapist. I am a social worker/counsellor and ACT therapist and have provided support and counselling to children, young people and adults since 1995. My practice is based on a strong evidence base which supports people to live the life they choose, determining their life direction to find a more rewarding, fulfilling and enriched life.
I have provided training and supervision to other professionals in the areas of children’s trauma, attachment and sexual violence and abuse, and developing strategies for working with clients with a trauma history. I have attended many trainings and workshops such as Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma focused therapy, Narrative therapy, Expressive therapies, Play therapies, Mindfulness and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Viniyoga, Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist
Craig completed his 3 year Post Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy with Yoga Therapy Australia, training under the expert guidance of Dr N Chandrasekaran and has been teaching yoga for nearly 20 years. Having travelled to India many times, staying for extended periods of study and practice with experienced yogis, Craig is adept in a multiplicity of areas and enjoys encouraging students to dive deeper in to the practice of yoga. Craig is a registered senior Teacher and Yoga Therapist with Yoga Australia.
Dr. James Kirby
Lecturer in Clinical Psychology UQ School of Psychology
James is a Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist. He graduated with his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland in 2013. His focus of research is on compassion. He has a broad research interests in compassion. James also holds an Visiting Fellowship at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and is an Honorary Member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation UK.