Online Courses


Yoga Synergy’s online courses are designed to cater to the global yoga community interested in the pursuit of knowledge. These three courses are a fantastic opportunity to learn from acclaimed experienced teachers and physiotherapists, Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss, from anywhere in the world. If you’re interested in joining the Yoga Synergy teacher training, these courses are part of the training and if you’re already teaching, they can count towards Continuing Education Points (CEP) with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. Read on to see which course suits you best and deepen your yoga practice and knowledge today. Study your first course with us and get discounts on further courses.

Advanced Yoga
Fundamentals: ‘Essentials for teaching Yoga’

Course One

Blending the science of physiotherapy and traditional yoga, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of yoga postures and pranayama which will deepen both your yoga practice and your teaching.
 
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Course Two

This is a ‘must do’ foundational course for anyone wanting to practice or teach safe and effective yoga. This course uniquely applies the knowledge of medical anatomy and physiology to the practice of yoga.

 
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Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing

Course Three

This thirteen week online course will ground you in the principles and practice of basic physical (physio) therapy and yoga therapy and how to prevent and approach many of the most common injuries.
 
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“I insist that all teachers at our studios have completed the Yoga Synergy online courses and actively encourage anyone with a strong interest in Yoga to take this course”David Cunningham, The Yoga Shala, Ocean Fitness, Galway Ireland

How our Pricing Works

Basically we offer discounts to those who study a second and third course with us. All our courses can be done over 12 weeks (3 months) or 26 weeks (6 months) period, price adjusted accordingly. This is our recommended progression of study, but of course you can choose whatever order you like:

Course 1

Your first online course is full price 

We highly recommend you start with ‘Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for Teaching Yoga’

 

12 week (3 month) course $587
26 week (6 month) course $647

 

Course 2

25% off Your Second Course 

We recommend studying Applied Anatomy and Physiology (AP) of Yoga as your second course.

 

12 week (3 month) course approx. $440
26 week (6 month) course approx. $485
 

Course 3

$200 off Your Third Course 

Complete the trio with Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing.

 

12 week (3 month) course and 26 week (6 month) course both $387

 

 
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION POINTS (CEP)

    • Yoga Alliance (20 CEP per course) more info
    • Yoga Australia (60 CEP per course) more info

Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

This is a must-do course for anyone who wants to become a yoga teacher and/or deepen their yoga practice.

Between them, Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg-Olivier have practised and studied yoga for over half a century.

This thirteen week online course will ground you in the fundamentals of yoga. After an introduction to yoga history and theory you will be expertly guided through foundational sequences in a way which will positively change your yoga practice.

Highlights
  • 120 hours online & 60 Continuing Education Points (CEP) credited with Yoga Australia
  • Expert instruction from qualified physiotherapists and experienced yoga teachers, Simon Borg-Olivier & Bianca Machliss
  • Based on the award winning RMIT university course.

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Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

’Must do’ course for anyone who wants to practice or teach safe and effective yoga. Enhance your yoga practice, improve your yoga teaching

The course provides yoga teachers and students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the basic workings of the body while practicing asanas (static postures), vinyasas (dynamic exercises) and pranayamas (breathing exercises) of Hatha yoga.

Learn how to safely increase strength and flexibility whilst minimising the risks of injury due to unsafe practice.

Highlights

  • 120 hours online & 60 Continuing Education Points (CEP) credited with Yoga Australia
  • Expert instruction from qualified physiotherapists and experienced yoga teachers, Simon Borg-Olivier & Bianca Machliss
  • The first course of it’s kind to integrate Western anatomical knowledge with traditional Hatha Yoga

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Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing

Highlights

Would you like to learn more about how your body works?
Would you like to learn how to use yoga to assist in healing ailments and managing conditions?
Are you interested in how traditional yoga, modern exercise and physiotherapy can be brought together?
Do you have chronic pain?
Are you experiencing persistent problems and not finding ways to alleviate them?
This 13 week online course will ground you in the principles and practice of basic physical (physio) therapy and yoga therapy.

Learn simple approaches and therapeutic sequences of posture, movement and breathing that can help to improve physical problems and energetic conditions of the body. Yoga Therapy addresses many of the most common physical problems and physiological conditions of body systems such as the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, renal and reproductive systems.

  • 120 hours online & 60 Continuing Education Points (CEP) credited with Yoga Australia
  • Expert instruction from qualified physiotherapists and experienced yoga teachers, Simon Borg-Olivier & Bianca Machliss
  • Learn the principles and practice of basic physical therapy and yoga therapy

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All courses include


Yoga Synergy offers the most comprehensive Yoga Education and Training in Australia. We provide the support and flexibility you need to learn.

Flexibility

Not just in body and mind – study anywhere, anytime. All of our courses are accessible 24/7 on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet.

Community

Connect with other students and share your progress. Each course offers a vibrant community to engage with.

Experience

Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss are experienced yoga practitioners and physiotherapists and have been training teachers for over 20 years.

Support

Our excellent support team is here to help you get the most out of your studies. Contact us whenever you have a question.


About the Teachers


  • Bianca Machliss BSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy and has over 27 years experience teaching yoga, managing a studio and creating a community. She is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and ACHPER graduate.
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  • Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy. Simon has been teaching yoga since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and a university lecturer. He teaches classes and workshops in Australia and around the world.
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New to Yoga Synergy?

At Yoga Synergy, we welcome every body who wants to learn about the ancient art and practice of yoga, whether you’re a novice or have practiced yoga daily for years. It’s our aim to provide everyone who walks through our doors with an inspired space in which to practice and learn. The Yoga Synergy method is accessible for every body, to help enrich your life and meet the demands of the modern day in a more present, heart-centred and vibrant way.

Our experienced team of teachers will gently guide you through detailed instruction and adjustment based on a sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and traditional hatha yoga. (See About Yoga Synergy for more information about the Yoga Synergy method.)

Before long you will start to notice the benefits that a regular yoga practice can bring: deeper self-awareness, enhanced physical vitality, emotional stability and mental clarity, the fundamental aim of yoga to bring union to body, mind and spirit.

Download our App!

Download the Yoga Synergy app to your mobile device to view timetables, book classes and manage your account on the go!

Yoga Teachers Training Courses


Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss have been training teachers for over 20 years. Join their Yoga Teacher Training for an in-depth, practical training in the Yoga Synergy method, which integrates traditional yoga for the modern body. The Yoga Synergy method can be applied to all styles of yoga. Our Yoga Teacher Training courses offer in-depth training in Techniques of Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology, Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle, Group Practicum and Presentation Skills. Courses are currently offered in Sydney & Byron Bay, Australia and Goa, India.

Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Synergy
Goa, India
Level 1 (200 hr) Yoga Teacher Training
Level 2 (300 hr) Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to teach Yoga Synergy style in beautiful Goa, India. Our teacher training centre in Anjuna, Goa is surrounded by lush gardens and situated within a peaceful coconut grove surrounded by endless paddy fields, with a gorgeous swimming pool and just 5 min taxi or 30 min walk to the nearest beach. Stay in spacious tented eco-chic lodges and fuel your studies with delightful gourmet vegetarian Indian food with a twist, inspired by ancient vedic principles and modern permaculture ideas.

November 2016 Goa Course InformationMarch 2017 Level 2 Goa Course Information

Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Synergy
Sydney & Byron Bay, Australia
Level 1 (200 hr) Yoga Teacher Training

This Yoga Synergy Teacher Training course in Sydney Australia is designed to be a flexible, modular training that you may start in May, August or October 2016 and complete Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga Course and Yoga Therapy Course in 2016 or 2017.


2016 Sydney Course Information