Certificate in BioMedical Yoga Therapy for Pain Relief

Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Ayurvedic Practices, Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, Pain Management





18 Jul 2020

19 Jul 2020


9:30 am - 4:45 pm


$399 face to face, $249 online

20 hour Higher level Learning Certification


Celia Roberts

Study online - start anytime. 

Find out more or book directly onsite: https://biyome.com.au/retreat-pages/hll04/

This is a captivating weekend experiencing first hand, in the beautiful surrounds of the Upper-Brookfield Sanctuary, what it means to be at one in body and mind in order to rejuvenate. With a combination of evidence-based knowledge and traditional wisdom you will learn processes of Biomedical Yoga Therapy, Meditations, as well as specific processes for pain rehabilitation that focus on the healing capacity of the mind and body.

This 2 day workshop is a professional development program for those wishing to incorporate yoga therapy tools and mindfulness into pain management programs and for interested members of the public.

Chronic pain is a growing concern in Australian society; more and more people are suffering regularly with moderate to intense pain. If you have ever experienced any type of body aches and pains, whether that be from physical fatigue, mental exhaustion, or perhaps you simply feel that your body is not performing in the capacity you would like it too: this is the weekend workshop for you!

Learn how to work with pain and discomfort in your own body and the science of pain rehabilitation to assist others. This weekend will combine evidence-based knowledge with traditional wisdom in combination with Biomedical Yoga Therapy, Meditations, as well as specific processes for Mindfulness CBT pain rehabilitation.

Saturday 18 July
9:30am – 1:00pm
Hosted by Celia Roberts BSc
Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist
Biomedical Yoga Therapy for head, neck, shoulders

In this informative morning of experiential learning, Celia focuses on head, neck, and shoulder pain, and the afternoon session shall focus more specifically on the neuroplasticity of pain. Both morning and afternoon sessions will offer an immersive experience of body-mind medicine and yoga therapy, based on the latest research in pain science combined with the ancient practice and philosophy of yoga.

It has been discovered that when we understand the true nature of pain we are able to focus on re-training our brains neurochemically in a manner that reduces the negative pain feedback loop and has a significant impact as opposed to just tissue repair and pain killers (Lorimer Moseley). We shall be exploring the connection between chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, trauma and depression, looking deeply into the neuroscience of pain and the Embodied Brain.the yoga poses; this in combination with the breathing and relaxation techniques for upper body pain and misalignment, will allow us to learn that the key will not necessarily be tissue repair, rather brain training and understanding the biopsychosocial nature of pain.

Liberation of body and mind comes with deep presence and the ability to attune to your bodily sensations. Learn how to manage emotional and physical pain through yoga therapy and meditation.

If you experience any amount of pain, whether it is mild to chronic, yoga therapy and meditation are therapies that can offer you relief where modern medications may not. In healing pain, the research clearly points to one very good fact: “Movement is king”.

We will be exploring:

A personal bodily focus based in Ayurvedic emotional body work
The neuroscientific basis for why yoga and meditation is an effective treatment
Yoga therapy practices that have been proven to provide pain management and to cultivate holistic well-being
Techniques of internal and external rotations, mobilisation for shoulder joints, triggers of relaxation, as well as resistance work
Body alignment and protection for reduced head, neck, jaw, temples, eye and shoulder pain
Why movement is king in treating pain
Understanding the biopsychosocial nature of pain and brain training for pain relief

Saturday 18 July
1:45pm – 4:45pm
Hosted by Celia Roberts BSc
Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist
Neuroplasticity of Pain & Meditations for Pain Relief

At BIYOME we believe in treating pain as a mechanism of the brain, not just the body; treated first by understanding pain and secondly, by using positive competitive neuroplasticity, mindfulness and CBT.

We shall endeavor to discover the true nature of pain, asking questions such as:

Is pain a symptom of emotional disturbance or fear?
Is pain even real or a construct of mind?
What exactly are pain pathways, and do they exist?
What is the placebo effect?
Utilising these questions to see the true nature of our beliefs and the relevance of cultural context assists many in understanding that if one is raised in a culture where pain is surrounded by shame, there is the potential for pain to take on manifestations beyond its true purpose. And, when we come together to learn and to speak about pain, we begin to experience the fundamental healing effect that lies in the benefits of pain externalisation: making sense of suffering emotionally and intellectually with words, images, art and sound begets breaking the negative cycle of chronic pain. Together we can learn to ‘suffer better’ by learning about the way we feel pain which can and may be affected by social conditions and our perceptions.

So let us come together to meditate and truly understand pain, using the most up to date science and research to understand its phenomenal and fascinating existence in brain, mind and body. Rest assured, there is no such thing a pain receptor or even a pain pathway.

We will be exploring:

Neuroscientific research into pain in the brain (Dr Sylvia Gustin)
How the brain understands and interprets pain
Exploring the “phantoms in our brain” and cortical mapping as first described by neuroscientist, Dr Ramachandran.
Why physical and mental pain cannot be separated and treated as separate symptomatology
How and why meditation works as a therapeutic practice including research into Mindfulness CBT for pain management (Dr Melissa Day)
Biomedical based meditations for brain training and understanding pain (Dr Lorimer Moseley)

Sunday 19 July
9:30am – 1:00pm
Hosted by Chantalah Webster Tight
Senior Physiotherapistand Senior Yoga Teacher
BioMedical Yoga Therapy for Back and Spinal Health

Join Senior Teacher Chantalah Webster Tight for a weekend focused on the healing capacity of the mind and body through understanding the core principles of Yoga Therapy; “breath and spine”.

Complementary therapies for back pain have an abundance of evidence-based literature asserting their effectiveness. Indeed, a recent Victorian article in The Age urged to prescribe yoga and mindfulness to fight back pain, such antidotes are being encouraged more and more world-wide as research uncovers more and more of what tradition has taught for centuries. As such, there is growing awareness of the body-mind connection as it relates to the inflammatory response – this is a vital link when considering treatment for issues such as lower back pain, which is the most common complaint in complementary medicine.

We will be exploring:

Traditional yoga therapy wisdom behind the body-mind-pain connection and how this relates to holistic well-being.
Yoga Therapy for Back pain and Spinal Heath from a Physiotherapy perspective
Processes of poses that assist in back pain management
The advantages of practice, as well as their psychological benefits
Pain as it relates to body alignment
Protective practices for reduced back pain and spinal health
Breathing practice to assist with pain management
Tools and techniques for the release of tension from Myofascial Connective Tissue
Affecting the subtleties of the human constitution to facilitate optimal results in the practice of classical yoga and yoga therapy for the individual.
Moving with the nature of the spine in relation to intelligently placed steps (sequencing a practice)

Sunday 19 July
1:45pm – 4:45pm
Hosted by Hosted by Melissa Day
Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Pain relief

Melissa Day of the University of Queensland will take us through her research work and protocols for pain management using mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

We will be exploring:

Chronic pain - Assessment and management of chronic pain
Pain - Understanding the mechanisms of pain and its relief
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy - Efficacy and mechanisms for chronic pain management
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy - Efficacy and mechanisms for chronic pain management
We welcome you to join four conversant yogic teachers and therapists as they share their adept practice wisdom with you and bring you a weekend dedicated to improving your mental health through the body and the breath.

Find out more or book directly onsite: https://celiaroberts.com.au/yoga-therapy-for-pain-relief/

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