Vocational Enrichment Programme: Biomedically Informed Yoga for the Individual
This program is designed to be completed over a 12 to 18-month time frame, giving you the basics in 200 hour Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine program plus 150 hour upgrade to personalised Biomedical yoga. Upon completion of this program, you will become a professionally recognised teacher through Yoga Australia. You will acquire the skills to integrate yoga and meditation into your daily life and the lives of others. This course will provide an accurate understanding of the science and deep experience of the transcendental state of yoga.
BIYOME’s 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training programme will enable you an adept understanding of the holistic being which aims to embed the capacity for you to tailor a practice to suit the individual needs of your clientele. You will gain a level of knowledge that assists you in the capacity to conceptualise the body deeply – offering your students a diverse and personalised experience of the practice, as opposed to just delivering a class.
Yoga Australia Full 350YTT Member
Yoga Alliance 350RYT Member
What You Will Walk Away With
Upon completion of this 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will have the skills to teach a rich and informative, highly educated session to a wide variety of individuals with a range of different therapeutic needs. Our courses provide you with vast and rich information in order for you to understand and deliver your teachings with confidence, convey the latest biomedical research in the field to students, offer appropriate alignment cues, give touch adjustments, and teach yoga postures aided by props designed to assist with neurological feedback. With intention and discipline, you will become confident in developing heightened proprioceptive awareness in your students and give them a suitable level of control over breath, mind and body.
As a BIYOME teacher you will be able to cultivate the experience of meditation through yoga asana, harness the psychological state of flow in your classroom and offer your students the ultimate transcendental experience, described for millennia through the science of yoga.
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 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training specifically allows you to become a a Level 1 Yoga Teacher and able to obtain insurance to teach yoga worldwide. You will then qualify to upgrade further with post graduate specialities.
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
- Introduction to Personalised BioMedical Yoga
- Adept Understanding of Disconnection: Suffering, Stress, & the Maladapted Mind
- Adept Understanding of the Body-Mind Connection
- Adept Wisdom in Theory of Teaching-Technique
- Âsana Principles
- Working with The Vagal (Vagus) Nerve
- Working with The Heart-Brain Connection
- Working with HeartRate Variability
- Working with Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis
- Working with Psychoneuroimmunology
- Working with Gut-Brain Axis
- Specialty Intensive Training (CPD) of your choice
What You Will Experience
Ten 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 120 hours via ten 12-hour weekends offered July 2021 – July 2022.
Should you wish to begin in 2022 please feel free to contact us.
July Intake 2021
July 31 & August 1, 2021
September 11 & 12, 2021
October 9 & 10, 2021
November 6 & 7, 2021
Dates in 2022 TBA
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
- WEEKEND SEVEN
- Understanding the individual: How stress and suffering presents itself / Symptomatology
- The Vyûha Model: Hetu, Hayam, Hânam, & Hânopâyah 1
- Iyengar yoga – tools for the Lower Body
- Flow Psychology in yoga
- WEEKEND EIGHT
- Adept Theory of Teaching-Technique: Working with the Vagal Nerve & the HPA axis
- The Vyûha Model: Hetu, Hayam, Hânam, & Hânopâyah 2
- Iyengar yoga – tools for the Upper Body
- Attachment-aware yoga for children & Yoga for integrating teen brain
- WEEKEND NINE
- Adept Theory of Teaching-Technique: Working with the Heart-Brain Connection & Heart Rate Variability
- Yoga for Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Care
- Understanding pain from acute injury to persistent injuries
- The importance of Savasana and Yoga Nidra Practice in the class room environment
- WEEKEND TEN
- Adept Theory of Teaching-Technique: Working with Psychoneuroimmunology &
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Classic Poses of Restorative Yoga for the class room environment
Leanne Davis (Yoga Australia President, Vinyoga)
Samantha Lindsay-German (Kundalini yoga)
Jamie Denham (Iyengar Yoga)
Clare Sillence (Social Worker & Mental Health Specialist)
Swami Mukti (Satyananda yoga)
Marian Cavanagh (Registered Relax & Renew Instructor & Senior Yoga Teacher)
Edwina Kempe (Licensed TCTSY Specialist, Social Worker)
Dr. Sue Jackson (Flow & iRest Specialist)
Dr. James Kirby (Lecturer in Clinical Psychology UQ School of Psychology)
Dr. Maud Achard (Dietitian)
Alicia Carter (PhD and Masters of Health Psychology Candidate, UQ)
>>Find out more about our faculty & staff
The BIYOME Difference
Selection of two (2) speciality intensive training electives for continued professional development (with a limit of only one meditation option) from the following 33-hour intensive retreats 2021 – 2022 (some course dates/teachers/topics yet to be confirmed and may be subject to change).
CPD04 Trauma Informed Meditation Teacher Training: Meditation Therapy for Brain, Biome & Genome (May 21-24, 2021)
CPD08 Food-Mood Yoga and Meditation Therapy (June 18-21, 2021)
CPD07 Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training with Samantha Lindsay-German (August 20-23, 2021)
CPD09 Meditation & Yoga Therapy for Pain Management – Neuroscience of Pain (November 11-15, 2021)
CPD06 Mindfulness for a Meaningful Life (Year-round monthly Fridays 9:30-12:30; 11 classes for 33 hours course)
CPD01 Meditation and 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)
CPD05 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training: Restorative Yoga Therapy (June 17-20, 2022)
CPD10 Compassion Focussed Yoga Therapy and Meditation Teacher Training with Dr James Kirby (November 11-14, 2022)
CPD06 Mindfulness for a Meaningful Life (Year-round monthly Fridays 9:30-12:30; 11 classes for 33 hours course)
CPD07 Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training with Dr Shanti Kaur Khalsa** (May, 2022)
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 350YTT Training Requirements
- 80% face-to-face attendance
- Completion of 10 foundational weekend retreats
- Completion of two (2) 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 350YTT content
- To undertake 50 additional class hours with a registered yoga teacher
- Required Books
- Recommended Books
- Required Props
We highly recommend at least 12 months of regular practice; however, we take all cases individually – please complete an application form and we will contact you directly to discuss.
For 350 hour UPGRADE (if not combining with the 200YTT course), a 200 hour yoga teacher training programme must be completed or being completed.
- 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.
- Lasater, J. (2009). Yogabody: Anatomy, kinesiology, and asana. Berkeley, CA: Rodmell Press.
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.
- Easwaran, E. (2007). The Bhagavad Gita. Berkeley, CA: Nilgiri Press.
- Myers, T. (2017). Anatomy trains : myofascial meridians for manual and movement therapists. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier Health Sciences.
- Feuerstein, G. (2014). The psychology of yoga: Integrating Eastern and Western approaches for understanding the mind. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.
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
Your 350YTT Investment
Investment to becoming a registered with Yoga Australia starting from $6,288*
(1) Deposit payment – $249
(18) Monthly Payments – $352.17
Face-to-Face or Livestreamed options available.
*Upfront payment discount applied
**Certificate of completion / registration is not offered without complete payment.