I've been wanting to do a teacher trainer course for years, for personal development and really going deeper into my own practice. I decided to register for the 350hr course with BIYOME because it emphasised yoga as medicine and the biomedical approach. After the second contact weekend I felt so inspired by the teachers and the content, that I ended up extending my training into the 500hr. Celia beautifully weaves evidence backed science through the physical and theoretical elements of Yoga and Meditation. I personally have had so much growth from the experiential practices and being exposed to different yogic practices and philosophies that I haven't explored before. Celia offers plenty of optional readings and materials to really get in deep with the theories and practices that are being offered in the training.
Thank you so much, I really enjoyed weekend retreat and four day course at your school. I keep studying because I like to share my experience and knowledge to my students and clients but I always get some realisations and learn something important to my personal life from your course. Your course helps my life and my career and I think that your training is the best in Brisbane. It’s not only the contents and quality of the course but also teachers and people are down to earth and so wonderful. I feel sad to leave but I would definitely go back to weekend retreat when I find time. Thank you so much for all your support and hope to see you both again soon.
What a fabulous intensive training and an introduction to BIYOME. I wanted to express my Gratitude to you for holding space this weekend and all of the knowledge shared, a beautiful studio, and establishing a grounded place for relationships to grow. As well as extending this to Lianne, Edwina and Claire for their teachings and thoughtful time. I am looking forward to the upcoming months in Trauma Informed Meditations and Restorative practices.
When I enrolled for the 200hr teacher training, I thought it would be another way of viewing the human body and movement. Well, I was wrong. What I discovered is a new world to be explored. What Celia has offered, is a generous way of viewing the lessons of the great Yogis. Combining her wealth of knowledge and experience with evidence based studies, has given a strong foundation and platform to step into a yoga teacher role. Never does Celia state this is the “only” way and with offering guidelines without strict rules, gives the opportunity of true integration of knowledge. I feel extremely fortunate to have met Celia and all my fellow students on this journey. Every single person has offered gifts of understanding, a different perspective of seeing, listening and actioning the lessons we have joined together to experience.
Celia, Thank you for an amazing weekend of immense knowledge. I am in total amazement at the professional education received / required by yoga teachers. Your teaching skills is a credit to you. Thank you for all this added information sent in this email. Greatly appreciated.
I just wanted to thank you for the last 4 days workshop on Trauma informed Meditation Teacher Training. I appreciated all the teachings, the professionalism with which you offer us the teachings, the fresh and gentle way of teaching with such a pedagogic approach. As a "retired" teacher myself, I can enjoy every minute of it, especially in a field I have discovered late in life, but never the less, enjoyable !
The theoretical out take has been immense. It has secured a firm belief of the constant need for ongoing learning – I will be referring to the course material received regularly to refresh. On a personal level, it has created an appreciation for being open and receptive and going with the flow – not necessarily needing an end goal or definitive agenda.
Yoga and meditation teacher training at BIYOME has given me so much personally in the way of feeling much more grounded, calm and at ease. The physical techniques I have learnt, along with the scientific and philosophical knowledge I have gained have provided me to an incredibly useful framework for mind-body medicine practices by the way of yoga and meditation. I am excited to continue to deepen this framework and use it to create helpful compassionate based practices I can share with my community. During my time at BIYOME I have witnessed a change in my outlook of life. It has been a wonderfully profound experience and something I will take with me for the rest of my life. I am incredibly grateful for this experience and I am looking forward to continuing to expand my knowledge and deepening my awareness within this field.
I was drawn to this particular course because of the melding of eastern and western knowledge for a thorough understanding of the biopsychosocial elements of yoga. I believed that I would gain greater knowledge in yogic philosophy and asana practice, as well as greater understanding of how this has been shown to assist biomedically from a western perspective, but I did not foresee my own personal journey to understanding myself better and how I have opened up to knew ideas that have allowed me to grow spiritually and psychologically. I now understand the importance of not separating asana practice as an physical exercise from the mind-body connection. I also understand the importance of breath work and how this relates to both the body and the mind. I hope to pass this knowledge on to others and to bring a more holistic approach to the yoga experience as a teacher. I feel myself more whole and I look forward to continuing what I see to be a life-long journey of discovery.
"They say that the right things come to you in life when you are really ready for them. I concur. Having investigated and researched yoga teacher training facilities around Brisbane for a while now, I am so delighted that I have ended up doing my training with Celia at BIYOME. I have found the place that is right for me, right now. Celia connects us with teachers and leaders in their fields who bring their own wealth of knowledge, life experience and passion for their particular subject to present to the students in an intelligent, joyful and meaningful way. Celia's own background is extensive and she incorporates and shares her vast knowledge in a flowing practical experience which makes for superior learning outcomes. The course content is widely drawn and allows the student to gain an understanding of each topic from both the Eastern (philosophical/traditional) aspect and the Western (bio-medically/scientifically supported) aspect. The opportunity to delve as deeply as the student wishes is fully supported and encouraged with seemingly limitless resources made available. Whether the student chooses to do this training with the prospect of working in the relevant fields or simply to deepen their own practice of yoga and meditation, there can be no doubt that the experience will be life-enhancing. And did I mention...this is all conducted at Celia's glorious hill-top studio surrounded by nature and the constant sound of bird-song and the wind sighing in the trees. There can't be a better location to immerse one-self in the practice of such enriching and life-affirming learning. I am certainly in the right place."
Yoga Teacher Training with BIYOME has provided clarity and started to etch out a tunnel to begin to understand how to learn this information and brought out what personally interests me and how to explore these avenues. I think i am able to be much more logical and think critically (and most importantly FOR MYSELF) about this information which I see as a huge outcome; I really started to notice over the final few weekends. And finally, confidence! even if just a little more. Basically, the lenses I use to see the information but also the world in general have been shaped quite significantly.
“I doubt there is a course out there that can ‘gift’ you as this does. Your teachers are incredible people. I have made some beautiful friendships and shall treasure this whole experience, as they don’t come around that often. Amazing people.”
"I knew when I attended the open day at Upper Brookfield that this was the teacher training for me... and I wasn't disappointed. Celia Roberts is a beautiful person and really knows her 'stuff'. Thank you to all of the teachers for sharing their knowledge and viewpoints. My attendance at the 350 hour teacher training has been a life changing experience. My life is all the more richer for participating. The Upper Brookfield venue is awesome. The depth of knowledge and passion displayed by all of the teachers is second to none. The variety of yoga styles taught gives each participant the opportunity to decide what resonates and what doesn't. The subject matter was comprehensive. The group energy was amazing. I've had the time of my life and have enjoyed every moment. Thank you and Namaste."
"This course has been so life changing and truly inspiring. It was filled with knowledge of the philosophy of Yoga, the asana practices and the anatomy. It even included the western insights and the traditions of Yoga, which I loved!"
"Thank you for the beautiful mediation course. You provided me with the information, motivation and the tools I needed to engrave mediation into my life. I don’t come from a medical background but found the integration from both the traditional methods with the modern day science finding very helpful to make it so very relevant for today. Beautiful teachers in a beautiful surrounding, I would highly recommend it to everyone."
"I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the meditation module. It was amazing to share time and space with teachers who are so passionate and knowledgeable about their fields. I really enjoyed the course material - delving into the sutras a little deeper, and the western science side of mindfulness meditation. An amazing course - I will be back for more!"
"I have enjoyed my learning through [this course] immensely. The amount of information and knowledge that all teachers have shared has been greatly appreciated. The required readings, class discussions and resources referred to have opened my mind to soooo much knowledge. Have loved it and am sure will continue to do so in the future. Separate to that, the support provided has been excellent. Thank YOU!"
“Dearest Celia, Thank you so much for hosting me over the weekend. What you’ve created is very inspiring and I’m heading home feeling refreshed and refueled after being in such a peaceful environment and with passionate and knowledgeable teachers.”
“Since starting Meditation with Celia, I feel more relaxed, balanced and in control of my thoughts on a daily basis. I never knew it was possible to achieve this state of mind. Having recently gone through a traumatic event, meditation has allowed me to deal with the problem, and ‘sort my head out’. I love going to Celias Meditation ½ day retreats especially, its such a warm, and pleasant environment, and I always feel happier, and peaceful when I leave. Thank You Celia.”
“I have so much gratitude for Celia guiding us deeper into the practice, and the impact it has had on me as an individual has actually given me the motivation to explore teaching. I feel a real humbling at how universal Yoga practice can be, Celia has attracted so many diverse students. From so many professional backgrounds and different motivations for how they'll each apply the knowledge. I feel perfectly placed to have a solid foundational understanding of Yoga History, Yoga Practice and understanding what the potential for Yoga and meditation as a lifestyle medicine. I'm only three months in and I can't want to see where the rest of this training will take me."
"Thank you, Celia! It was beautiful! A lovely reawakening and reminder for me... just what I needed."
"Hi Celia, Just wanted to say thank you for the knowledge and inspiration you shared yesterday at the retreat. I enjoyed it immensely and did such a lovely practice and meditation last night which was really enhanced by the retreat earlier in the day. I have been feeling fantastic today and I am teaching a class this afternoon and will be doing my own meditation this evening. So looking forward to it!"
"My experience of yoga with Celia has been great...not only is she an amazing teacher she intuitively knows what’s needed on an individual level as well as for the group she is working with. Her knowledge & education of the different chakras & how they relate to different parts of the body is an added bonus for me! "
“I embarked on my teacher training a little daunted about studying online, not sure what to expect. Celia and her team put me at ease and provided all the materials I needed. They were always there to help and offer advice when I needed it. The space online learning provided me was so valuable enabling me to deepen my practice and understanding at my own pace. Yoga for me is a practice of going in, connecting with your mind, body, breath and spirit so taking this journey with my teacher Celia felt only natural. Now I am upgrading my yoga hours as well as starting the meditation course all the way from England and I am so excited and grateful.”