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Online Teacher Training now approved by Yoga Alliance

Due to changed rules during this COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga Alliance have  allowed our online Teacher Training courses to be certified. We have adapted our highly acclaimed 200 hr Teacher Training program for the current circumstances. Join us for your ONLINE 200h Training. More information here. ONLINE COURSES FOR 24/7 ACCESS Start ...
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Mobilise your spine with the Salute to the moon sequence

Salute to the moon with Simon Borg-Olivier The ‘Salute-to-the-moon Sequence’ (Candra namaskara vinyâsa) is a very effective exercise to build arm strength while mobilising the spine and releasing your psoas muscle. *** Instructions and notes on how to execute the ‘Salute-to-the-moon Sequence’ (Candra namaskara vinyâsa): • Stand in the ‘Mountain ...
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Air Sequence Starts 3rd August in Newtown

Join us for Air sequence – starting on in Newtown on Monday 3 August. The sequence will go for 9 weeks (teachers, times and booking link below). Students and teachers are loving our return to the original Synergy course format. The energy and focus with the one consistent group is ...
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3 linked postures to improve strength and flexibility

3 linked postures to improve strength and flexibility of your arms, legs and core that are great at relieving back and knee pain and giving great energy. In this sequence you can see me rolling my spine and trunk in a way that strengthens my core and regulates my breath ...
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8 Spinal Movements for Energy

Move actively from your core for health, happiness and longevity. Health – means the functional well-being of your muscles and bones – strength, flexibility and fitness – as well as state of your internal organs – energy, vitality, immunity and the ability to regenerate. Happiness – means your ability to ...
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Breathing Techniques for Abdominal Self Massage with Simon Borg-Olivier

The many benefits of abdominal self-massage, going for walk or maybe even doing mayurasana: The ability to relax the abdomen and especially the sides of the abdomen reflects a very healthy regular practice of abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing. Diaphragmatic breathing directly stimulates the immune system. One of the best places ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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