Yoga Therapy for Hip Problems

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50181155 The link above is an article from the BBC that is reporting a high incidence of hip injuries in many yoga practitioners and teachers. Our Synergy Teacher and Journalist in the UK, Eva Kincsei has written the following after reading this article … “Simply contorting your body into fancy postures does not give you yoga. Especially, if your yoga …

Secrets of the ‘Downward Facing Dog’

This short video is part of a class I am about to upload to our Synergy class membership site. Bianca Machliss and I are regularly uploading both instructional and flow-through classes – Please see our Online class pass for details. I received the following QUESTION: “I am confused about how to do ‘Downward-facing dog posture’. In Ashtanga Vinyasa we are …

Join Bianca for a Yoga Practice 31 minutes

 Hi everyone, Hope you’re doing well under these extra-ordinary circumstances! We encourage you to keep up your practice, your Pranayama and meditation during these challenging times. I hope you find the practice below helpful. I recorded this in my living room. Please excuse my dog barking sometimes! We’ve just launched a new offering that may be of interest. Simon …

Don’t just self isolate…self educate!

Wow, what times we’re living in!! Worldwide, we’re all affected by this unprecedented situation, it’s frightening and leaving us all with so much uncertainty…… First and foremost, we sincerely hope that our Yoga Synergy community, family and friends are all safe and looking after each other. If you’re stuck at home in isolation, we encourage you to use this time …

Can you inhale 1 minute then exhale for 1 minute?

“It is only if you can somehow reduce your resting minute ventilation to less that one full breath per minute (or ideally one full breath every two or more minutes) that the benefits of this type of practice really begin to show up.” Simon Borg-Olivier. My regular morning breath-control sequence for the last few years is to very slowly breathe …

Join us at Elixr…

We’re loving our new home over at Elixr, Bondi Junction. If you haven’t had a free trial yet, come and visit! Get more information here about Elixr’s special membership deal for Yoga Synergy students. Here’s Bianca doing the Synergy Chandra Namaskar, perfect for times of stress!

Simon in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Join Simon at a series of workshops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in March. Find out more Workshop Schedule 2nd March, Monday 11.30-14.30 ‘Active Movements From Your Core: How to get into a Posture’ Bodytree Studio, Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi People often think of ‘core’ work in yoga as the hardening of the abdomen, whereas in fact it is more …

Bondi studio moving next door

END OF LEASE CLOSURE OF BONDI JUNCTION STUDIO. WE’RE MOVING TO ELIXR NEXT DOOR! When one door closes another opens…. As we close the doors to our gorgeous Bondi Junction studio on Thursday 27th February, we start the very next day –  Friday 10am at Elixr Health Club next door! Elixr is a beautiful, well respected outstanding health club, which …

Yoga in the Modern World

Yoga in the modern world with Simon Borg-Olivier from Yoga Synergy on Vimeo.  For me, true ‘Yoga’, is a way of recognising we are all connected as one, within ourselves, and between each other. Yoga reflects and resonates with a way of feeling content with how we are, with where we are, and with who we are, throughout our lives, …

Recommended Reading

We highly recommend our students read from the collection of Iyengar. B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all’, which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon. Tree of Yoga, BKS Iyengar …