200hr Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine / OR choose 200hr Restorative Yoga Stream

Introductory Programme: Transformational Yoga for Lifestyle Medicine

The BioMedical Institute of Yoga & Meditation

The BioMedical Institute of Yoga & Meditation



01 Feb 2019

01 Feb 2020


Six Months


From $1,999

Upfront Payment Discounts; Payment Plans Available.

200YTT Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine

Introductory Programme: Transformational Yoga for Lifestyle Medicine


Yoga Australia provisional member

2019 Intake

February 2019 / July 2019


Our introductory 200hr 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 centaury.

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 200hr Teacher Training and accompanying 150hr 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 200hr 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 150hr upgrade to Personalised Biomedical Yoga to complete your teaching registration with Yoga Australia.

What you will experience

1) Six face-to-face contact weekends

Throughout the course there is a primary face-to-face face component that incorporates training tailored to your course.  These will include 72 hours via six 12-hour weekends offered in 2019:

·      February 2nd & 3rd / July 6th & 7th

·      March 2nd & 3rd / August 17th & 18th

·      March 30th & 31st / September 28th & 29th

·      April 13th & 14th / October 26th & 27th

·      May 4th & 5th / November 23rd & 24th

·      June 8th & 9th/ December 7th & 8th

Taught by:

Celia Roberts (Head Senior Teacher, BSc)

Leanne Davis (Yoga Australia President, Vinyoga)

Sam German (Kundalini yoga)

Craig Smith (Viniyoga)

Jamie Denham (Iyengar Yoga)

Chanthalah Nathan Tight (Senior Physiotherapist & Senior Yoga Teacher)

Tam James (Senior Physiotherapist & Senior Yoga Teacher)

Clare Sillence (Social Worker & Mental Health Specialist)

Swami Mukti (Satyananda yoga)

The BIYOME Difference: What you will additionally experience

2) Selection of one speciality intensive training elective

This includes the choice of one 33-hour intensive retreat offered in 2019 on:

·      50CPD3 Trauma Informed Yoga Practice (July 19th – 22nd 2019)


·      50CPD 5 Restorative Yoga Therapy (December 13th – 16th 2019)

(detailed information on retreats available)

3) Selection of one higher level learning retreat

This includes the choice of one 13-hour weekend retreat offered throughout the year or the option to attend 8 weekday yoga therapy classes instead.

(detailed information on retreats available)

Required books

1.     Kaminoff, L., & Matthews, A. (2012). Yoga anatomy. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

2.     Feuerstein, G. (2008). The yoga tradition: Its history, literature, philosophy, and practice (3rd ed.). Chino Valley, AR: Hohm Press.

3.     Siegel, D. J. (2012). Pocket guide to interpersonal neurobiology: An integrative handbook of the mind. New York: W.W. Norton.

4.     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

Recommended books

1.     Bachman, N. (2005). The language of yoga: Complete A to Y guide to āsana names, Sanskrit terms, and chants. Boulder, CO: Sounds True.

2.     Iyengar, B. K. (2014). Yoga: The path to holistic health. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley.

3.     Desikachar, T. K. (1999). The heart of yoga: Developing a personal practice. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International.

4.     Robin, M. (2009). A handbook for Yogasana teachers: The incorporation of neuroscience, physiology, and anatomy into the practice. Tucson, AZ: Wheatmark.

Learn more about our Restorative Specialty: 

200RYTT Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine Specialising in Restorative Yoga and Meditation by enquiring HERE

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