Advanced Diploma in BioMedical Yoga, Meditation, & Lifestyle Medicine

Complete Integrative Lifestyle Medicine training programme

The BioMedical Institute of Yoga & Meditation

The BioMedical Institute of Yoga & Meditation



01 Feb 2019

30 Nov 2020


2 Years


From $7,499

Upfront payment discounts; payment plans available

500YTT Advanced Diploma in BioMedical Yoga, Meditation, & Lifestyle Medicine

Complete Integrative Lifestyle Medicine training programme


Full Yoga Australia Member (Registered Level 2 Teacher)

Full Meditation Association of Australia Member

2019 Intake

February 2019


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 12 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 500hr 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.

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 qualifications:

·      Yoga and Meditation as Transformational Lifestyle Medicine

·      Personalised BioMedical Yoga

·      Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

·      Trauma Informed Yoga & Meditation Training

·      Yoga Nidra 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

Moreover, 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 experience

1) Ten 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 120 hours via ten 12-hour weekends offered in 2019:

·      February 2nd & 3rd

·      March 2nd & 3rd

·      March 30th & 31st

·      April 13th & 14th

·      May 4th & 5th

·      June 8th & 9th

·      August 3rd & 4th

·      September 14th & 15th

·      October 12th & 13th

·      November 9th & 10th

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)

Dr. Sue Jackson (Flow & iRest Specialist)

The BIYOME Difference: What you will additionally experience

2) Selection of four speciality intensive training electives

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

·      110CPD1 Meditation as Lifestyle Medicine (January 2nd – 5th)

·      110CPD2 Yoga Nidra Therapy & Neuroscience (April 19th – 22nd 2019)

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

·      110CPD4 Trauma Informed Meditation Practice (August 30th – September 2nd)

·      50CPD5 Restorative Yoga Therapy (December 13th – 16th)

·      110CPD6 Mindfulness for a Meaningful Life (January – December)

(detailed information on retreats available)

3) Selection of seven higher level learning retreats

This includes the choice of seven 13-hour weekend retreat offered throughout the year or the option to attend 56 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.

5.     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

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.

5.     Easwaran, E. (2007). The Bhagavad Gita. Berkeley, CA: Nilgiri Press.

6.     Myers, T. (2017). Anatomy trains : myofascial meridians for manual and movement therapists. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier Health Sciences.

7.     Feuerstein, G. (2014). The psychology of yoga: Integrating Eastern and Western approaches for understanding the mind. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.

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