Therapeutic Yoga & Meditation: Chronic Pain, Yoga Nidra, Mind-Body Medicine & Compassion based Yoga Therapy
Welcome to BIYOME’s Integrative Yoga Stream! This 200hr training is conducted in 4 x 4-day weekend yoga intensives (Friday to Monday) where you will explore the neuroplastic brain, the biome and genome. You will experientially engage your mind and body in the link between stress and chronic pain, the value of relationships on our health, food-mood connection and how trauma and PTSD affect our neurobiology and brain over our lifetimes. As a 200hr Integrative Yoga Teacher, you will be able to deliver practical yoga and meditation methods for assisting your students, clients or patients.
Teachers completing this course will become coherent in the current science and research, being able to impart these teachings in the Allied Health Professions and fields of Mind-Body Medicine. The faculty and teaching staff on this particular course are highly trained Professors and Doctors of Psychology, Senior Lecturers and Researchers, Senior Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists. For this reason, we name the course Integrative Yoga Teacher Training: Science, Medicine, Psychology.
Training is conducted in a retreat setting, a 24-acre sanctuary, designed to restore, rejuvenate, and regenerate body and mind.
Students who wish to go beyond provisional 200hr membership with the respective associations may wish to either explore:
BIYOME’s full 350hr training program’s that gain Level 1 FULL Registration with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance:
350RYTT Personalised BioMedical Yoga Specialising in Restorative Yoga & Meditation
350YTT Personalised BioMedical Yoga
BIYOME’s two options for adding 150hr upgrade on to the 200hrs in a time frame that suits you.
Personalised Biomedical Yoga
* The BIYOME 200IYTT is quite unique and is designed for those who are seeking meditative and therapeutic asana training and more restorative movement-based therapy. As such, you are offered the choice of specialty intensive electives rather than attending our standard six foundational 2-day weekends. This course is designed for those who are seeking therapeutic asana training and gentle movement-based therapy. While this course includes theoretical content focused on basic yogic principles, the face-to-face content is specific to the electives you choose – meaning, this specialty has more limited movement training than our 200YTT Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine training.
For those seeking comprehensive yoga training incorporating in-depth face-to-face asana with physical strength and flexibility training, BIYOME highly recommends our 350YTT Personalised BioMedical Yoga training. For more information please enquire or compare course outlines in detail.
Yoga Australia 200IYTT Member
Yoga Alliance 200IYTT Member
Commencing November 2021.
* Live Streamed options available.
What You Will Walk Away With
Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills to teach a rich and informative, educated, evidenced informed class. You will be able to understand and deliver your teachings with confidence, convey the latest research in the allied health field to students, offer appropriate teaching cues, and teach therapeutic yoga postures aided by the use of neurological feedback with props and heightened proprioceptive awareness.
BIYOME’s Yoga Teacher Training courses also create a unique avenue to becoming a yoga teacher registered with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance.
Upon graduation, certification with BIYOME avails the opportunity to register with either Association providing you with a globally recognised membership. Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance provide a standard of training recognition for teachers to practice with insurance all over the world. While Yoga Australia is highly regarded in Australia and the UK, Yoga Alliance may be your registration choice should you wish to teach in the USA.
BIYOME’s Yoga Teacher Training courses also create a unique avenue to upgrade to becoming a yoga and meditation teacher registered with Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance, and Meditation Australia, as additional training. Ask us more!
What You Will Learn
- Introduction to Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine
- Understanding Disconnection: Suffering, Stress, & the Maladapted Mind
- Our innate ability to change
- The Path to Wellness: The Philosophy Behind Practice
- The Ethical Philosophy of Practice
- Understanding the Body-Mind Connection: Anatomy, Physiology & Neurobiology
- Theory of Teaching-Technique
- The Altruistic Teaching Methodology: The Science of Compassion and Connection
- Mindfulness: The Science of Attention and Attunement
- Asana: The Science of Posture and Position
- Pranayama: The Science of Respiration and Regulation
- Meditation: The Science of Concentration and Clarity
- Sound Therapy: The Science of Vocabulary and Vibration
- Specialty Intensive Training (4 CPD’s):
- Meditation & Yoga Therapy for Pain Management – Neuroscience of Pain
- Meditation & Mind-Body Medicine Teacher Training
- Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
- Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training: Compassion based Yoga Therapy
What You Will Experience
Four face-to-face specialty intensive training electives
Throughout the course, there is an essential face-to-face component that incorporates training tailored to your course. This includes hours via four 33-hour weekends offered year-round (details below – The BIYOME Difference).
PLUS Foundational Content Provided Online
Yoga Practice Sequences
Yoga Asana Manual
Daily Practice Journal
Complete access to all Provided Literature
Complete access to all Audio and Visual Lectures
BIYOME Terminology Dictionary
Additionally, throughout this course, foundational training in Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine, Meditation as Lifestyle Medicine, and Biomedically Informed Yoga for the Individual is provided online. This includes:
- Understanding the Yogic Tradition of Disconnection: Suffering, Stress, and the Maladapted Mind
- The Yogic Tradition of Suffering
- The Buddhist Tradition of Suffering
- Stress: Tradition in the West
- Our Innate Yogic Ability to Change
- Our Innate Yogic Ability to Change: Tradition in the East
- Our Innate Meditative Ability to Change: Tradition in the East
- Our Innate Ability to Change: Tradition in the West
- The Yogic Path to Wellness
- The Yogic Path to Wellness: Tradition in the East
- The Meditative Path to Wellness: Tradition in the East
- The Path to Wellness: Tradition in the West
- The Ethical Philosophy of Yoga Practice
- The Virtues of Teaching Yoga
- The Virtues of Teaching Meditation
- Understanding the Yogic Mind-Body Connection: Tradition in the East
- The Fundamental Nature of Reality
- The Constituents of the Enlightened Body
- Sharira, Kosha, Vayus, Nâdî, and Chakra
- Understanding the Mind-Body Connection: Tradition in the West
- The Fundamental Nature of Reality
- The Constituents of Human Anatomy: Biology & Physiology, Neurophysiological Psychology, The Embodied Brain, The Vagal (Vagus) Nerve, The Heart-Brain Connection, Heart Rate Variability, Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis, Psychoneuroimmunology, & The Gut-Brain Axis, Sociology, Energetic Communication, Epigenetics, & The Polyvagal Theory
Dr. James Kirby (Lecturer in Clinical Psychology UQ School of Psychology)
Dr. Lisa McLean (BA. Hons. Psych., PhD) MAPS Psychologist
Dr. Cassandra Shields PhD (Clinical Psychology), BPsych (Hons), MAPS
Dr. Stan Steindl Adjunct Associate Professor, a clinical psychologist and co-director of the Compassionate Mind Research Group at School of Psychology
>>Find out more about our faculty & staff
The BIYOME Difference
Trauma Informed Yoga & Meditation: Chronic Pain, Yoga Nidra, Mind-Body Medicine
CPD09 Meditation & Yoga Therapy for Pain Management – Neuroscience of Pain (November 12-15, 2021)
CPD01 Meditation & Mind-Body Medicine Teacher Training (January 2-5, 2022)
CPD02 Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (April 15-18, 2022)
CPD03 Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training: Compassion based Yoga Therapy (May 20-23, 2022)
Your 200IYTT Training Requirements
- 80% face-to-face attendance
- Completion of 4 x 4 day (Friday-Monday) weekend yoga intensives
- Completion of four (4) Specialty Intensive Training Modules (CPD) and associated multiple-choice questions
- The submission of the multiple-choice questions at the end of each lesson within the online 200IYTT content
- To undertake 30 additional class hours with a registered yoga teacher
- Required Books
- Recommended Books
- Required Props
We highly recommend at least 12 months regular practice; however, we take all cases individually – please complete an application form and we will contact you directly to discuss.
- Kaminoff, L., & Matthews, A. (2012). Yoga anatomy. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
- Feuerstein, G. (2008). The yoga tradition: Its history, literature, philosophy, and practice (3rd ed.). Chino Valley, AR: Hohm Press.
- Siegel, D. J. (2012). Pocket guide to interpersonal neurobiology: An integrative handbook of the mind. New York: W.W. Norton.
- Carrera, J. (2006). Inside the yoga sutras: A comprehensive sourcebook for the study and practice of Patanjali’s Yoga sutras. Buckingham, VA: Integral Yoga Publications.
Please note that there are also required and/or recommended texts for each intensive elective undertaken.
- Bachman, N. (2005). The language of yoga: Complete A to Y guide to āsana names, Sanskrit terms, and chants. Boulder, CO: Sounds True.
- Iyengar, B. K. (2014). Yoga: The path to holistic health. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley.
- Desikachar, T. K. (1999). The heart of yoga: Developing a personal practice. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International.
- Robin, M. (2009). A handbook for Yogasana teachers: The incorporation of neuroscience, physiology, and anatomy into the practice. Tucson, AZ: Wheatmark.
Props attain a 15% discount when purchased from Yoga King Products.
- 1 yoga mat
- 1 yoga strap
- 1 bolster
- 2 blocks
- 2 blankets
- 1 Iyengar yoga chair (specific design to be purchased from EMP Industrial)
- zafu (meditation cushion)
- zabuton (meditation cushion base)
Please note that there are also required props/variances in prop requirements for different specialty intensive electives (CPD’s).
Your 200IYTT Investment
Investment to becoming registered with Yoga Australia starting from $4,108*
(1) Deposit payment – $249
(12) Monthly Payments – $353.25
Face-to-Face or Livestreamed options available.
*Upfront payment discount applied
**Certificate of completion / registration is not offered without complete payment.