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

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DATe

06 Jul 2019

15 Nov 2020

Duration

2 Years

COST

From $7,499

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Upfront payment discounts; payment plans available

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

Yoga Australia Approved training course

Complete Integrative Lifestyle Medicine training programme
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Qualification

Full Yoga Australia Member (Registered Level 2 Teacher)
Full Meditation Association of Australia Member
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2019 - 2020 Intake

Face-to face: Commencing July 2019 with the upgrade beginning July 2020
Face-to face: Commencing February 2020
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Summary
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 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

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.
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Prerequisites
For 500 hours upgrade courses (if not combining with a 350hr course), a 350hr 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.
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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
o The Altruistic Teaching Methodology: The Science of Compassion and Connection
o Mindfulness: The Science of Attention and Attunement
o Asana: The Science of Posture and Position
o Pranayama: The Science of Respiration and Regulation
o Meditation: The Science of Concentration and Clarity
o 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 Technique
• Specialty Intensive Training (CPD) of your choice
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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 72 hours via six 12-hour weekends offered July – December 2019 and 60 hours via four 15-hour weekends offered July – December 2020.

July Intake 2019 February Intake 2020
July 6th & 7th, 2019 February 1st & 2nd, 2020
August 17th & 18th, 2019 February 29th & March 1st, 2020
September 28th & 29th, 2019 March 28th & 29th, 2020
October 26th & 27th, 2019 May 9th & 10th, 2020
November 23rd & 24th, 2019 June 6th & 7th, 2020
December 7th & 8th, 2019 July 4th & 5th, 2020
August 1st & 2nd, 2020 August 1st & 2nd, 2020
August 29th & 30th, 2020 August 29th & 30th, 2020
October 10th & 11th, 2020 October 10th & 11th, 2020
November 14th & 15th, 2020 November 14th & 15th, 2020

Foundational content will include
face-to-face content and teachers are subject to change
• Our Innate Ability to Change & The Path to Wellness: The Philosophy Behind Practice
o Hatha Yoga Pradipika
o The Sutras of Patanjali What is yoga? Understanding the ancient philosophy
o The Yoga of relationships: Philosophical ethics of teaching relationships
o Qualities of teacher & student, exploring student - teacher relationship, 8 limbs of yoga
• Understanding the Body-Mind Connection: Anatomy, Physiology & Neurobiology
o Understanding the relaxation response & reducing inflammation
o Application of Anatomy and Physiology in teaching yoga
o Embodied Energetic Anatomy
o Yoga for developing gut instinct, understanding the gut brain axis and mental health
o Heart Brain Connection & Compassionate body-brain
o The Karmic Fete in our Genes (understanding epigenetics)
o Yoga for Ageing and Longevity –telomeres, facial yoga, antiaging, micro expressions that change the brain
• Âsana: The Science of Posture and Position
o Understanding the stretch response, and the science of flexibility and strength
o Use of props in asana for neural feedback
o Asana Modifications for managing common injuries
o The subtle art and science of touch adjustment, mirroring and transference in yoga
o Sequencing a yoga class and understanding the flow of prana through movement
• Prânâyâma: The Science of Respiration and Regulation
o The foundations of breathwork
• Mindfulness: The Science of Attention and Attunement
o Mindfulness is neuroplasticity in action, Brain & Body Rehabilitation through yoga and meditation
o Mindfulness, ACT and Sand Play (A)
• Sound Therapy: The Science of Vocabulary and Vibration
o Introduction to Sanskrit, Sound & Mantra Therapy
o Building energetic vitality, vocals and teaching with confidence
• The Altruistic Teaching Methodology: The Science of Compassion and Connection
o Integrative Practice & Technique
• Personalised BioMedical Yoga: Working with the Individual
o Anatomy Trains: myofascial meridians Working with the individual Biomechanically & Energetically
o Observation, Modification and Sequencing for the individual in yoga practice
o Understanding Psychoneuroimmunology and endocrinology
o Yoga Psychology for Mental Health
• Understanding Trauma & Abnormal Psychology in Yoga & Meditation
o Understanding heart rate variability and vagal tone – individualised techniques for healing trauma & PTSD
o Understanding brain in trauma and in meditation and personalising practice for patients
o Clinical Yoga therapy for Mental health, Stress, Addictions, Sleep Hygiene
• Yoga for Pregnancy
• Yoga Physiotherapy
o Yoga tools for the lower limb, knees and back
o Yoga tools for the upper body, head, neck and shoulders
• Psychology of Flow in Yoga
o Flow Psychology in yoga and mindfulness-based education
• A BioMedical perspective of Inversions
o Sequencing, science and practice of Inversions (gentle to strong)

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)
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The BIYOME Difference: What you will additionally experience
Selection of five (5) speciality intensive training elective for continued professional development. This includes the following five (5) 33-hour intensive retreat offered for 2019 - 2020 course intakes (some course topics yet to be confirmed and may be subject to change):
**Courses featuring special overseas or interstate guests incur an additional $250 deposit to be paid upfront on CPD booking.

• CPD3 Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training (July 19-22, 2019)
• CPD4 Trauma Informed Teacher Training (August 30 - September 2, 2019)
• CPD1 Meditation and Mind Body Medicine Teacher Training (January 2-5, 2020)
• CPD2 Yoga Nidra Teacher Training specialising in iRest with Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota** (April 10-13, 2020)
• CPD7 Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training with Dr Shanti Kaur Khalsa** (May 29-June 1, 2020)
• CPD8 Food-Mood Yoga and Meditation Therapy (June 19-22, 2020)
• CPD5 Restorative yoga teacher training: Restorative Yoga Therapy (September 11-14, 2020)
• CPD9 Yoga Therapy for addictions – 12 steps with Nikki Myers** (November 6-9, 2020)
• CPD10 Compassion Focussed Yoga Therapy and Meditation Teacher Training with Dr James Kirby (December 4-7, 2020)
• CPD6 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
**Courses featuring special overseas or interstate guests incur an additional $250 deposit to be paid upfront on CPD booking
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What you need to undertake to complete your training requirements with BIYOME
• Completion of five (5) Specialty Intensive Training Modules (CPD) and the submission of the associated multiple-choice questions
• The submission of the multiple-choice questions at the end of each lesson within the online 500YTT content
• Proof of having taught ten Yoga (10) classes
• Proof of having taught three Meditation (3) classes
• Daily Meditation Practice sheet - 3 months
• 80% face-to-face attendance
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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
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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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Required & Optional Props
Props attain a 15% discount when purchased from Yoga King Products
Required
• 1 yoga mat
• 1 yoga strap
• 1 bolster
• 2 blocks
• 2 blankets
• 1 Iyengar yoga chair (specific design to be purchased from EMP Industrial)
Optional
• zafu (meditation cushion)
• zabuton (meditation cushion base)

Please note that there are also required props / variances in prop requirements for different specialty intensive electives

Website: http://www.biyome.com.au

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