About Yoga Synergy
Our aim at Yoga Synergy
By embarking on the path of yoga, one enters a journey to open the heart and clear the mind, to discover our true being, which is the ultimate reality – the transcendental self, the atma or the divine.
We are essentially the same humanity as 5000 years ago, so the insights that were discovered then, in the name of yoga are still valid today. Yoga as the union of body mind and spirit leads one to freedom, compassion and harmony.
Our aim at Yoga Synergy is to teach the ancient art of yoga in a safe, fun and intelligent way. We teach students to practice responsively (not automatically) so that each practice fulfils the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual practitioner, enhancing life force, energy and vitality.
What we do
At Yoga Synergy, you will learn yoga that’s based on a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology, modern medical science and traditional Hatha yoga.
The style of Hatha yoga taught at Yoga Synergy is derived from the work of Professor T. Krishnamacharya. Sri Krishnamacharya was teacher to three of the most influential yoga masters alive today – Sri B.K.S. Iyengar (author of Light on Yoga); Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (who developed Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) and, Sri T.K.V. Desikachar (author of The Heart of Yoga).
Our unique style has been developed over 30 years by experienced yoga practitioners and physiotherapists Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. It incorporates asanas (poses and postures), vinyasa (exercises) and pranayama (breathing control) and meditation. It’s a dynamic, moving meditation, which links specific yoga postures performed in sequence, with specific breathing patterns. Our style of yoga is very effective in developing strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, increasing energy and the ability to deal with stress. All postures have a simple and a more challenging version so – whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, and depending on how you feel on the day – you’ll be able to choose the level of difficulty that suits you.
Throughout the year, Yoga Synergy runs workshops, courses and retreats. Simon Borg-Olivier regularly teaches in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Byron Bay and Adelaide, as well as internationally in places such as Ubud (Bali), Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Malaysia, Europe and America. Yoga Synergy regularly contributes to Australian Yoga Life Magazine and the Australian Yoga Journal.