Celia Roberts

Anatomy, Classical Yoga, Hatha, Kundalini Yoga, Postnatal, Restorative, Therapeutic, Yoga for Managing Depression, koshas, General, Children/Kids, Flowing, Kriya, Mum's and Bubs, Private Yoga Classes, Seniors, Yogic physiology, prenatal, yoga sutras, Advanced, Classical, General, Kundalini, Pilates, Relaxation, Teacher Training, Yoga for Managing Anxiety, iyengar influenced, therapeutic, Ayur, Corporate, Hatha Gentle, Meditation, Pregnancy, Retreats, Viniyoga, Yoga for Managing Stress, mindfulness meditation, yoga nidra, Ayurveda, Fertility, Iyengar, Meditation, Private, Schools, Workshops, Yoga for women, pranyama, yoga psychology, yoga history

Registered Senior Teacher


Registered Senior Teacher

Registered Yoga Therapist


Celia Roberts BSc

Senior Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Clinical Yoga Therapist

Ayurvedic Medical & Complementary Health Practitioner.

Celia Roberts BSc

Celia has experienced first-hand all the benefits yoga and complementary health can have in one’s life, and she has seen them transform many of her student’s lives.

Committed to education and innovation in Lifestyle Medicine, she has taken part in complementary health education for the better part of the last two decades.

Through her journey as a Yoga Teacher, Celia has travelled and taught world-wide, having established international health communities in Japan and previously founded yoga by donation programs in both Japan and Australia – “Tsukuba Community Yoga” and “Grass Roots Yoga”.

Celia Roberts is a Senior yoga teacher and therapist with Yoga Australia and Meditation Australia, and among other qualifications, she has a Bio-Medical Science degree and Advanced Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine.

Celia established the Brookfield Retreat - a beautiful yoga and treatment centre in the middle of the most beautiful natural surroundings. Celia offers continuous training and the professional development of Yoga Teachers, offering Day Retreats and short courses that count towards their continuing professional development (CPD) points.

Most recently, Celia has founded the brand new Biomedical Institute of Yoga and Meditation, BIYOME.

BIYOME offers you the ultimate connection between the Western Medical Model and the Ancient Science of Yoga: enriching programs that foster teachers of integrative lifestyle medicine, job ready for a future in allied health.

The teaching we offer you aims to assist you in cultivating a deeply interconnected experience of mind, body and heart.  All of our courses are tailored to deliver to you pioneering evidenced-based medicine, side by side with transcendental experience. We introduce you to and inspire you in the science and practice of yoga teacher training, meditation teacher training, also known as: BioMedical Yoga, Meditation & Lifestyle Medicine.

"My education and experience combined has brought me to a place where, above all else, I believe in offering the highest quality yogic education.  This is done through continually revisiting and reinvestigating research, resources, values, and touchstone delivery of teaching in the field of yoga, meditation, and mind-body medicine. I am inspired by truth, trust, connection, education, mindful living and people from all walks of life.  Moreover, I take passion and pride in the ongoing development of our innovative, evidence-based yoga and mediation teacher training programme that, I am excited to announce, will be running through our new organisation: The BioMedical Institute of Yoga and Meditation, BIYOME (pronounced Bi-yo-me)." - Celia Roberts

Furthermore, Celia is a regular presenter on ABC Radio and liaises with government, councils and higher educational institutions to promote the work of yoga teachers across our Nation. Celia Roberts has achieved great results in the corporate sector for over two decades with a strong focus on Corporate Yoga, and Mindfulness education in the workplace. Celia is an engaging public speaker and well received conference presenter.

Celia has worked for corporate clients such as ABC Radio, Australian Federal Police, Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), University of Queensland, Lifeline, Human Genetics Conference, Yoga Australia Conference and more.

Celia has previously worked as a volunteer for the national governing body of yoga in Australia, Yoga Australia in two leadership roles; the Queensland State Co-ordinator and Chair of The Yoga Australia Conference 2016. Celia has also been instrumental in the innovative field of yoga therapy within Australia, being a valued member of the AAYT committee 2014-15.

Celia’s teachings explore the deeper dimensions of yoga and exquisitely touch upon her own two pillars of faith; Breath and Compassion.

To her, these things stand like stone.

“Kindness in another’s trouble and courage in one’s own”


  • Yoga Australia
  • Australian Integrative Medicine Institute
  • Meditation Australia




Celia Roberts

3374 3012
166 Pacey Road , Upper Brookfield, QLD, 4069

yimi - Yoga and Integrative Medicine Institute

166 Pacey Rd , Upper Brookfield, QLD, 4069

Biomedical Institute of Yoga and Meditation, BIYOME

3374 3012
166 Pacey Road , Upper Brookfield, QLD, 4069

""Yoga is the projection of friendliness, compassion, gladness and equanimity towards all things""

Yoga Sutras

what people are saying about Celia Roberts

Ana Carnerero, 350YTT

Thank you, Celia, for understanding suffering, for creating a safe environment where you have shared your knowledge and wisdom. much love

Rebecca Tuma, 350YTT

I feel truly blessed to be able to complete my training in a beautiful studio surrounded by nature with beautiful people and extremely generous teachers passing on their knowledge. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sharon Wood, OL110MTT

I have always been interested in meditation and mindfulness and I searched for a course that made me feel like I was really understanding the concepts and meaning behind it all. BIYOME gave me this and so much more. I have truly moved into a space of deep connection and gratefulness for what Celia and her team have created. I feel like I am learning something new each time I connect. thank you.

Francoise Baudet, 200YTT

I have known Celia for a long time and knew her particular course would be exceptional, in-depth and supportive. Yoga Teacher Training has given me an enormous amount of understanding about the human body, mind and heart. I loved Celia's thorough biomedical approach and how she incorporates both eastern and western philosophies. I also loved how she brought into other yoga teachers who shared their style and passions.

Julie Gibbs

Hi Celia, Just wanted to say thank you for the knowledge and inspiration you shared yesterday at the retreat. I enjoyed it immensely and did such a lovely practice and meditation last night which was really enhanced by the retreat earlier in the day. I have been feeling fantastic today and I am teaching a class this afternoon and will be doing my own meditation this evening. So looking forward to it.


This year I took up more regular meditation practice in preparation for surgery. I am sure this practice contributed significantly to my healing and recovery. I am much more aware of my body, feel the energy moving throughout my body and sense an openness and peacefulness which is hard to describe, but is pleasant, very comfortable. Meditation has also helped me to find acceptance, particularly self-acceptance, which is giving me a greater sense of well-being and more frequent calmness. This is assisting me to speak and act with less emotional attachment while being present to the moment which is improving my relationships with others and actually achieving better outcomes.

Anne Duggan

I have loved the course and the resources and feel as though there is a lifetime of learning in the materials... Often when I read a piece, I would think, "I must come back to that". I'm sure this must be the case for many of your students. Being from interstate and therefore not able to do the course in person, the high quality and accessibility of the work produced by the Institute has been invaluable and a real boost during our extensive COVID lockdowns... my heartfelt thanks to Celia and the team at BIYOME for the high quality of the work you do.

Anna Ryan, OLUP350YTT

BIYOME was originally recommended to me by a dear yoga friend for my 200hr YTT in 2019. Celia's amazing life-style medicine based insights, the beautiful surroundings, the diverse group of students, the non pressure environment and the clever use of props in Asana really cemented my choice. Personally, the time spent in yoga teacher training through BIYOME has educated me to harness the power of breath to calm down my mind, movement, actions, words, sense of hurry, racing heart rate & anxiety. Overall making me far more aware of the energy I bring into the room and the flow on effect it has.

Simone Bernardi, 350YTT

BIYOME has been a wonderful learning experience not only in Yoga Teacher Training but on a deep personal level as well, which has given me an increased understanding of my own mind and body. Intially I didn't enjoy meditation but have really come to embrace it and have felt the benefits on a daily basis and I look forward to sharing the gifts of yoga and meditation to my own students. Celia is a vibrant, postive person with a wonderful sense of humour and brings this into her teachings which make the classes really enjoyable, along with her wealth of scientific proven theory and practical knowledge, which creates a well rounded learning platform and I would highly recommend BIYOME to anyone wanting to enrich their lives in the teachings of Yoga, Meditation and Yogic Wisdom.

Lisa Gregory, 350YTT

I was drawn to the depth the course offered by bringing together the philosophy of yoga with the science of healing. I expected to develop a better understanding of yoga as a way of being and living and a healing modality. I came away with a deep respect and reverence for yoga and developed a love and appreciation of yoga that I can now share with others to inspire their healing journeys. It has reaffirmed and reignited my passion for holistic approaches to healing and transformation. I am grateful for the grounded, compassionate and inspiring approach of Celia and her team.

Beau Stegert, UP350YTT

The depth of knowledge and magic that Celia holds. Her teachings are like a magnet for those looking for something more and seeking ways to amalgamate the ancient teachings of yoga for people with more science minded brains. I didn't envisage my journey moving so deeply toward helping people and it continues to show me more and more that it is my path to serve others. I intend to use this knowledge to heal and liberate people from patterns and ailments that may be holding them from finding equilibrium in their lives. This training has given me new ways to relate to myself, new perceptions of the inner and outer workings of my existence and a stronger confidence in my practice and teaching with the foundations of evidence based practice creating fertile grounds for new growth in myself and my students.

Lydia Davis, OL200YTT

I was so drawn to the biomedical focus of this course. I love that it incorporates all the traditional aspects of yogic philosophy and blends them with the Western perspective and most recent research. I feel rooted in tradition, whilst simultaneously anchored in the science. The content in BIYOME is interesting enough to provide motivation whilst completing self-paced and online learning. As a Chiropractor, spinal health & mobility is rooted in my wellness perspective and imperative for optimal nervous system function. BIYOME has provided me a broader outlook on life itself. The notion of life as a fractal coalescing community of energy has transformed my relationship with the world. I now see that everything matters, whilst nothing matters. Life itself is philosophy and BIYOME has only enhanced this perspective. I am confident in my abilities and my 'self' in navigating the constant forces of the energetic world.

Lien Stas, OL350YTT

I love the blend of eastern philosophy and wisdom with the exciting and recent mind-body medicine - it has truly changed my life in so many ways! A huge thank you to the entire Biyome team and to Celia in particular!! Much love, Lien

Alison O'Malley, OL350YTT

I have always wanted to study yoga but was unable to stay in one place long enough to complete a full course. BIYOME gave me the opportunity to study from anywhere in the world. I started online and then moved to livestream from Japan. I was able to complete everything and had excellent support and guidance along the way. I was so impressed by the content and the overall feel of the course and the teachers. I placed my trust in the course and the advice provided by Celia and the team, and I

Kate Jones, 200YTT

It was BIYOME's evidence-based approach that stood out amongst all the yoga noise. The last 12 months have been very transformational for me. I did suspect I would undergo a transformation in my physical and pranayama practice and hoped to gain confidence. What I did not see coming was the transformation of my heart. My time with BIYOME was truly a gift, a gift I will carry with me for many lifetimes. I know that I will look back on my time at BIYOME and think that

Jo Hoban, 200YTT & UP350YTT

Having completed the 200 hr foundation course, I wanted to take the opportunity to complete the further 150 hrs to achieve the Level 1 teacher training course within the required timeframe. I was drawn to the 150 hrs to deepen my early knowledge and put it into practice within a teaching framework, learning about sequencing, client/instructor relationships, yoga therapy approaches and science, etc. I did take on this latter 150 hrs of the Level 1 with a newfound aim to gain teaching strategies and inspiration to guide others with their practice, whereas the first 200 hrs was more about my own personal growth. Yoga teacher training has given me a holistic framework for living my life, a lens through which to consider all my experiences, and tools to enhance my energy levels and flow while reducing my suffering. Yoga is both a philosophy and a movement practice and an ongoing conscious process toward a peaceful state of integration. I'm very grateful for the learnings and hope to continue my studies in due course! Thank you to Celia and her excellent team!

Vicky van der Walt, 200KYTT

This course has helped me know and understand what I thought and felt. It has given me science and studies to back what were mere feelings and intuitions. It has given me practices and teachings to deepen my own spiritual being, as well as confidence in compassionately sharing, communicating and teaching others to become harmonious within themselves, their relationships and the world surrounding them. It has opened up a deep desire within me to continue learning and educating myself about the secrets of the body and soul so I can spread the teachings and a little bit of light to make this beautiful world a little bit brighter. Infinite Gratitude to you, Celia. Words can not describe the depth of appreciation I feel towards you and the wonderful school you have created. Hari Om

Vivian van Denzel, 200YTT & UP350YTT

After completing the 200H YTT with Biyome, I decided to continue to do the full 350H YTT as the courses that Celia provides are very educative, full of interesting information in a wide area related to yoga. There's extensive information on both Western Science as well as Eastern Philosophy and forming a connection between the two. I hope to share my knowledge with my community when I start teaching, just as I am now already sharing this with my friends and family if they are interested by providing information I have learned or integrating this into my teachings.

Nusch Herman, 350YTT

There were a number of factors that drew me to undertaking my training with Biyome - the depth of information outlined in the course materials from both a scientific and yogic/spiritual perspective, Celia's extensive experience, the quality of other teachers involved in the program and the physical location of the studio - the first time I visited to discuss the course I knew that this was where I wanted to do my yoga teacher training. The course has been life changing for me - my physical and mental wellbeing is strong and I have gained the knowledge and confidence to teach a range of yoga styles. In addition to what I have learned from the course I have made close friends with some wonderful like-minded women. Training with Biyome and teaching yoga and meditation has radically changed me from the core of my being walking this path has made me calmer, happier and more centred thus enabling me to extend compassion and care to my students, friends and family and people I encounter as I go through my day.

Lesley Motherwell, 200YTT

I love the idea of Lifestyle Medicine. I have always loved yoga and knew that I would one day teach it. I always knew that I would 1 day study it and love it. My journey with Biyome was different in that it was rich and fulfilling and a perfect blend of historical and modern science based knowledge about yoga and meditation. The environment at the Biyome studio is outstanding and so conducive to learning in this area. The Biyome course has inspired me to integrate yoga and meditation regularly into my own practice and to work with others on an individual, group and community level. Overall, my teacher training at Biyome has provided me with a great breadth and depth of knowledge around yoga and meditation. The course offers a great blend of both the historical and modern day science based benefits of yoga and meditation and how accessible this can be to all of us. I have changed through my acquisition of more knowledge, my ability to transfer this into my workplace with clients and through my connection with other kind and like minded souls. I would like to extend a massive thank-you to Celia and all the guest teachers at BIYOME. I look forward to continuing my studies with you all in the future.

Kellie Senn, OL350RYTT

It was your values and how we can use Yoga as a Lifestyle medicine. I really value the scientific research that you teach in this course. I was looking for a yoga course that specifically taught about mental health and how this practice can support someone in everyday life and alongside any health practitioners they may be working with. My goal is for this practice to work hand in hand with mental health practitioners. I knew this course would be so beneficial for me to gain an indepth understanding of how stress and how we can use Yoga and meditation to heal. What has changed for me and that I am aware of is the healing this course is giving me. My body has been in survival mode for the last 2 years. Through this course, I have changed my yoga sequencing, I focus on pranayama and restorative asana, and I am really feeling the difference in not only my mental and emotional well-being, but physically my body is able to move again.

Taylor Lloyd, OLUP350YTT

I was drawn to this course for the balance of the traditional and modern science that is imbued in Yoga and for the fact that I could do it online and merge it with my lifestyle. I was an open book when beginning this course, as a teacher really just starting, I found the course to be an integral part of my journey, through the many articles, books and videos I found it to be an immensely in-depth learning adventure. Through this training, I have established a true beginners mind that I will continue to develop and share as I welcome others to the practices in a compassionate and safe environment. Over the two years, I have changed in every way, I have become more humbled, more disciplined in my studies that will continue to stay with my as an integral part of my yoga practice, I have gained confidence in my teachings and an eagerness in opening space to all and being able to offer very precise and direct practices to individuals that is backed not only by the tradition science in yoga but as well as the western science. Thank you BIYOME for being a refuge for deep learning.

Melissa Stevens, OLUP350YTT

BIYOME was recommended to me, and I was particularly attracted to the "lifestyle as medicine" concept and east meets west philosophy. I have thoroughly enjoyed teacher training with BIYOME, I have loved the content, the relevance of the content, and the science to back up so much of the teachings. It has given me confidence in my ability as a yoga teacher and has helped me to look more closely at myself. I am learning to look at all people more compassionately and trying to encourage those around me to do the same.

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