Complete Integrative Lifestyle Medicine training programme
This program is life changing.
Expect these educational years to be up there with some of the best years of your life! Transformative, educational, enriching and all about an absolute lifestyle change for the better. This is a complete Yoga, Meditation & Integrative Lifestyle Medicine qualification.
Designed to be completed over a 18 to 24 month time frame, this course is intended, and with your dedication, will give you the best training options for you future, and for your own personal lifestyle. The BIYOME 500 hour complete integrative Lifestyle Medicine training programme delivers immersive “present moment awareness” education transforming personal and collective consciousness. This training provides quality experiences that allow you to become truly mindful: in your work & livelihood; within your relationships; within your body & mind; this creating a life of deep sensate experience bringing resilience, meaning, joy, compassion, and hope.
Through this course, by cultivating internal change you will cultivate the beginnings of compassionate change within the lives of many.
Yoga Australia Full Member
Yoga Alliance 500RYT Member
Meditation Association of Australia Member
What You Will Walk Away With
Upon completion of this, your teaching skills will be second to none. You will walk away a changed person able to listen intentionally, compassionately, and with deep presence and resonance. You will know how to read and interpret pulse, breath, face and gait, motor skills, demeanour, as well as nervous system imbalance and requirements for restoration and meditation. You will be able to provide your clients with skills for great and lasting change through all of the following certifications:
- Yoga and Meditation as Transformational Lifestyle Medicine
- Personalised BioMedical Yoga
- Trauma Informed Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training
- Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
- Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
- Mindfulness for a Meaningful Life
- The Neuroscience behind all practices
- The Physiology, Psychology, and Philosophies behind all practices
- Plus, an integrated sense of your own wellbeing as a practitioner
BIYOME’s Yoga Teacher Training courses also create a unique avenue to becoming a yoga and Meditation teacher registered with Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance, and Meditation Australia.
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.
This course qualifies you as a Level 2 Yoga Teacher and able to obtain insurance to teach yoga worldwide. You will also qualify to register with the Meditation Association of Australia as well as apply for membership consideration with the Australasian Association of Lifestyle Medicine.
What You Will Learn
- Introduction to Yoga and Meditation 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 February 2022 – November 2022.
Should you wish to begin in 2021 please feel free to contact us.
February Intake 2022
February 12 & 13, 2022
March 12 & 13, 2022
April 9 & 10, 2022
May 7 & 8, 2022
June 4 & 5, 2022
July 16 & 17, 2022
August 27 & 28, 2022
September 10 & 11, 2022
October 8 & 9, 2022
November 5 & 6, 2022
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 an 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 classroom environment
- WEEKEND TEN
- Adept Theory of Teaching-Technique: Working with Psychoneuroimmunology &
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Classic Poses of Restorative Yoga for the classroom 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 five (5) speciality intensive training electives for continued professional development from the following (with a limit of only one meditation option) from the following 33-hour intensive retreats 2022 – 2023 (some course dates/teachers/topics yet to be confirmed and may be subject to change).
CPD01 Meditation as Lifestyle Medicine: Mind-Body Therapy (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)
CPD07 Therapeutic Application of Kundalini Yoga with Samantha Lindsay-German (August 19-22, 2022)
CPD10 Compassion Focussed Yoga Therapy and Meditation Teacher Training with Dr James Kirby (November 18-21, 2022)
CPD17 Yoga Therapy Foundations with Leanne Davis (December 2-5, 2022)
CPD06 Mindfulness for a Meaningful Life (Year-round monthly Fridays 9:30-12:30; 11 classes for 33 hours course)
CPD01 Meditation as Lifestyle Medicine: Mind-Body Therapy (January 2-5, 2023)
CPD04 Trauma Informed Meditation Teacher Training: Meditation Therapy for Brain, Biome & Genome (May 19-22, 2023)
CPD07 Therapeutic Application of Kundalini Yoga with Samantha Lindsay-German (August 18-21, 2023)
CPD08 Food-Mood Yoga and Meditation Therapy (June 16-19, 2023)
CPD09 Meditation & Yoga Therapy for Pain Management – Neuroscience of Pain (November 17-20, 2023)
CPD11 The Yoga of Relationships – Relational Yoga and Meditation Therapy (March 24-27, 2023)
CPD16 Music Yoga Therapy and Sound Meditation (July 28-31, 2023)
CPD17 Yoga Therapy Foundations with Leanne Davis (December 1-4, 2023)
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) is available here
**Courses featuring special overseas or interstate guests incur an additional $250 deposit to be paid upfront on CPD booking.
Your 500YTT Training Requirements
- 80% face-to-face attendance
- Completion of 10 foundational weekend retreats
- Completion of five (5) 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 500YTT content
- To undertake 70 additional class hours with a registered yoga teacher
- Proof of having taught three Meditation (3) classes
- Daily Meditation Practice sheet – 3 months
- Required Books
- Recommended Books
- Required Props
For 500 hour upgrade courses (if not combining with a 350 hour course), a 350 hour yoga teacher training course must be completed or being completed.
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.
- 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 500YTT Investment
Investment to becoming registered with Yoga Australia AND the Meditation Association of Australia starting from $8,288*
(1) Deposit payment – $249
(23) Monthly Payments – $364.74
*Upfront payment discount applied
**Certificate of completion / registration is not offered without complete payment.
Contact one of our expert mentors for a prospectus or to discuss the options that best suit your financial needs and lifestyle.