Jefton SungkarSee Jefton’s Classes
Jefton completed his 200 hr teacher training course with Yoga Synergy which includes the Yoga Synergy Anatomy and Physiology course and Yoga Synergy Yoga Therapy course. He is now apprenticing with Bianca in the studio's and starting to teach the Yoga Synergy method.
“Yoga teaches me to be calm, quiet and present. I find it an amazing way of re-charging my energy and it’s great to be able to share this love of yoga through teaching.”
I became interested in yoga whilst traveling in Colombia with a good friend. We were doing a trek in the jungle when we met a couple from Sydney who were also trekking in our group. They lived in Bondi at the time, he was a musician and she was a yoga teacher, and they each impacted me in their own ways with the music and yoga. I had been meaning to try a yoga class for a while but never got around to it. So when I got back to Sydney and started taking yoga classes with her, I found exactly what I was looking for. For a number of years I had been exploring different eastern traditions and meditation practices, but it wasn’t until I did my first yoga class that I felt like I had found something profound. Something I knew was going to be part of the rest of my life.
Like many others, I originally wanted to do a teacher training simply for my own practice, but as my yoga journey progressed and the deeper I dig into its rich history and philosophy, I can’t help but feel the urge to share it. As I read and learn about the masters of the past, and the teachings they have imparted, I feel a great sense of inspiration of being part of a beautiful tradition. For me, to be a good yoga teacher means to be a good yoga student. This is a lifelong undertaking.
I love the Yoga Synergy method for how thoughtfully the sequences have been put together. How the postures link and just how the body feels at the end of a practice. The decades of experience between Bianca and Simon, their knowledge from Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Desikachar, combined with their knowledge of modern physiotherapy and the modern lifestyle is an incredible combination. It simply isn’t the same anymore when I do any other style of practice. I consider it a gift — what I have so far learnt from them and continue still to learn from them.
I started my professional career after having graduated from design school, and Swinburne University. I got into the design and branding world as a young designer with much zeal and enthusiasm. This initial energy was not sustainable in a corporate environment where I felt that the work was soul-less and draining my creative energy. After 10 years in the industry, I now still do freelance work, using my skills and experience to work on clients with a higher purpose for good. I also enjoy creating art, playing music, traveling, and adventurous outdoor activities. One in particular is bouldering which is a type of rock-climbing, where you climb low heights but technically challenging routes. I find that it works in a beautiful synergy with yoga.