ETHER Sequence starts

Our Ether sequence starts this week in class. If you’r’e feeling a bit sluggish after winter and wanting to refresh for spring and summer.….it’s time to join us for the Ether sequence in class. Our intention is to maintain a sense of balance and calm, to unify and energize the body mind and spirit, allowing our being to smoothly transition to …

Watch the Elements AIR Sequence here

Our Air sequence started this week in class. See the slideshow of sequence poses below. The Yoga Synergy sequences were named in honour of the pancha mahabhuta (5 Great Elements) of Hinduism and Ayurveda that are believed to make up all of creation, including the human body – which, upon death, dissolves into these five elements of nature, thereby balancing the cycle …

Time to change? Start your Yoga teacher training?

Are you ready to take the next step as a yogi? We have been training yoga teachers for over 30 years, and have watched our students go on to enhance their yoga practices, develop wonderful teaching careers, and create beautiful yoga schools. We believe, doing a yoga teacher training program, even if you never teach anyone except yourself, is one …

Air Sequence Starts

At both Bondi and Newtown, our Air Sequence  will be starting on Monday August 6th. Come along and shift the stale energy of winter, and feel a lightness to your being. We also have a few timetable changes – please come along and try the new classes below. Eriko is excited to share her new Yin training with everyone, and Catherine …

Three Steps to Meditative Bliss

Simple Pathways Find any comfortable posture. Systematically expand and lengthen your body in all directions while staying totally relaxed and comfortable. Focus on doing this for a count of six. Systematically relax your body while staying comfortably expanded and lengthened in all directions. Focus on doing this for a count of six. This technique done appropriately can help you rid …

Do you really understand CO2? Part 2

In this video (part 2) Simon talks about the benefits of holding your breath out. Here he demonstrates holding his breath completely out and practicing nauli (rectus abdominis isolation) and lauliki (abdominal churning using rectus abdominis as well as the oblique muscles) while expanding the chest as if inhaling to the chest but not actually inhaling. This practice, which is …

Do you really understand CO2? Part 1

One of Simon’s most popular videos on YouTube Although there are many benefits to learning how to use all the muscles of breathing, and to learn to breathe in many ways, in over breathing (hyperventilation) can have significant physiological disadvantages while breathing in a relaxed and natural way and approaching under-breathing (mild hypoventilation) has the most physiological benefits. In this …

The Benefits of Doing a Simple Abdominal Massage

Some of you have been asking me how I get into this one-armed bound lotus balance. I love teaching this posture as it has many great effects including massaging the internal organs as well as 5 effects on the nervous system I describe below. I teach this at most of my workshops but most people can’t do it of course, …

Fire Starts! All about our Vinyasa Classes

Everyone is welcome in our Vinyasa classes, from complete beginner to advanced students – the Yoga Synergy method caters for everyone. The Vinyasa class is our Level 1 class and the best one to start with for your first Yoga Synergy class. In the Yoga Synergy method, each posture is taught with simple through to complex versions, enabling you to …

SIMON’S TOP 22 FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

In my experience, here is what I suggest people should work work towards in achieving optimal health. Of course some of these things may seem odd to some people but this is a summary that is written with most people in mind and of course there are always special exceptions for certain people. As always, any changes in lifestyle (especially …