Introductory Programme: Transformational Yoga for Lifestyle Medicine
Our introductory 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training programme opens avenues into the world of lifestyle medicine. By delivering you the highest quality educational resources through state-of-the-art evidence-based science we endeavour to assist you in creating opportunities for adeptly understanding the imperative nature of the mind-body connection as it relates to well-being in and beyond the 21st century.
Lifestyle Medicine is a rapidly growing discipline that incorporates mind-body medicine, by way of yoga and meditation, under its large umbrella, opening opportunities for registered yoga and meditation teachers to assist many toward wellbeing. As such, BIYOME has developed an approach to both our provisional 200 hour Teacher Training and accompanying 150 hour upgrade to full teaching registration that facilitates an appreciation for the biological, psychological, and sociological (biopsychosocial) aspects of yoga as lifestyle medicine.
What You Will Walk Away With
Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills to teach a rich and informative, educated class. You will be able to understand and deliver your teachings with confidence, convey the latest research in the field to students, offer appropriate alignment cues, give touch adjustments, and teach yoga postures aided by the use neurological feedback with props and heightened proprioceptive awareness.
BIYOME’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training allows you to become a provisional yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Australia over a 6 to 12-month time frame. You will then have three years to complete the 150 hour upgrade to Personalised Biomedical Yoga to complete your teaching registration with Yoga Australia.
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 (CPD) of your choice
What You Will Experience
Six face-to-face foundational contact weekends
Throughout the course, there is a foundational face-to-face face component* that incorporates training tailored to your course. These will include 72 hours via six 12-hour weekends offered February – July 2020.
February Intake 2020
February 1st & 2nd, 2020
February 29th & March 1st, 2020
March 28th & 29th, 2020
May 9th & 10th, 2020
June 6th & 7th, 2020
July 4th & 5th, 2020
Foundational Weekend Content
face-to-face content and teachers are subject to change
- WEEKEND ONE
- What is the Stress Response and the HPA Axis?
- Anatomy and Physiology 1: The Application of Anatomy and Physiology in Teaching Yoga in the classroom (General Population)
- What is the Embodied Brain? Cortical Maps & Neuroplasticity
- Classical Yoga Study & Practice: What is Yoga? Including brief history, definitions, and sutra 1.1-1.4
- WEEKEND TWO
- Understanding Pain Maladaptions and Brain Training
- Anatomy and Physiology 2: The Science of Posture and Position including strength, flexibility and the stretch response
- Introduction to Yogic & Ayurvedic Metaphysics
- Applied Metaphysics
- WEEKEND THREE
- Neurophysiological Psychology: The Six Conduits of a Connected Mind 1
- Hatha Yoga Text Study & Practice: including understanding the history of Hatha as it relates to modern science (Hatha Yoga Padaprika Study)
- Neurophysiological Psychology: The Six Conduits of a Connected Mind 2
- Classical Yoga Text Study & Practice: 1.12 Practice and detachment; 1.20 Sraddha; 1.23 Isvara; and 1.31 recognising disturbances
- WEEKEND FOUR
- The Relational Result on Neurobiology including energetic communication (Heart-Math), epigenetics, and Polyvagal Theory
- Anatomy and Physiology 3: Asana Modifications for managing common injuries in the classroom
- Teaching Methodology including cultivating compassionate boundaries, touch adjustment and corrections
- Trauma Informed Practice: An Introduction
- WEEKEND FIVE
- Prânâyâma including understanding Prana the importance of linking the breath to movement in practice
- Sound Therapy including introduction to Sanskrit, pronunciation, and the use of Mantra
- The art of Iyengar Sequencing 1
- The art of Iyengar Sequencing 2
- WEEKEND SIX
- Moving Meditations and the application of the Polyvagal Theory / compassion based therapy
- Teaching with Confidence and the importance of Personal Development
- How to attain Yoga Australia Registration, getting a First Aid Certificate, plus Open Discussion
Leanne Davis (Yoga Australia President, Vinyoga)
Sam German (Kundalini yoga)
Jamie Denham (Iyengar Yoga)
Chanthalah Nathan Tight (Senior Physiotherapist & Senior Yoga Teacher)
Swami Mukti (Satyananda yoga)
>>Find out more about our faculty & staff
The BIYOME Difference
Selection of one (1) speciality intensive training electives for continued professional development from the following 33-hour intensive retreats offered for 2020 course intakes (some course topics yet to be confirmed and may be subject to change):
- CPD01 Meditation and Mind Body Medicine Teacher Training (TBA, January 2021)
- CPD08 Food-Mood Yoga and Meditation Therapy (June 19-22, 2020)
- CPD05 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training: Restorative Yoga Therapy (September 11-14, 2020)
- CPD03 Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training: Compassion based Yoga Therapy (November 6 – November 9, 2020)
- CPD06 Mindfulness for a Meaningful Life (Year-round monthly Fridays 9:30-12:30; 11 classes for 33 hours course)
Detailed information on specialty intensive training electives (CPD’s) available here
**Courses featuring special overseas or interstate guests incur an additional $250 deposit to be paid upfront on CPD booking.
Your 200YTT Training Requirements
- 80% face-to-face attendance
- Completion of 6 foundational weekend retreats
- Completion of one (1) 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 200YTT 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 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 200YTT Investment
Investment to becoming registered with Yoga Australia starting from $3,750*
(1) Deposit payment – $249
(12) Monthly Payments – $312.50
*Upfront payment discount applied
**Certificate of completion / registration is not offered without complete payment.