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A Yoga Synergy Online Course
Advanced Yoga Fundamentals
Blending the science of physiotherapy and traditional yoga.
deepen both your yoga practice and your teaching
gain an in-depth knowledge of yoga postures and pranayama
Gain Continuing Education Points With Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia
Q. I live in the USA. Can I get CEP (Continuing Education Points) with Yoga Alliance?
A. Yes you certainly can. Each course will count for 24 Non-Contact CEP.
Q. "I would like to do the first online module but I don't know whether to do the 3 month or the six month version.
My concern is about the workload clashing with my "day job". Is the 3 month way very intense"?
How many assignments are there? What do they involve?
A. Most studnets find they need to set aside around 10 hours per week if they do a topic a week, which is the 3 month version.
Each topic you need to answer a few questions on the material in your class discussion forum and there are two multiple choice exams
Q. "I am a yoga teacher of around 5 years and have been teaching regularly over this period and also have a daily Ashtanga practice. Which course is best for me"?
A. We do find all teachers, even those with many years experience benefit greatly and learn a lot from the Advanced Yoga Fundamentals course. Bianca and Simons approach to Asana is very different and incredibly intelligent and can be used in all styles of Yoga. Most people also find they get a lot more out of the Applied Anatomy course once they have a deeper understanding of the YogaSynergy method.
Weekly Topics You Will Cover
Session 1.1: The purpose of yoga
Session 1.2: The history of yoga
Session 1.3: The philosophy of yoga
Topic 2: Basic applied anatomy and physiology of yoga
Session 2.1: Bones, joints and muscles
Session 2.2: Regulation and control of the body
Session 2.3: Circulation and breathing
Session 2.4: What you need to know in order to safely and effectively execute a physical yoga exercise
Topic 3: Physical yoga practice: introductory and finishing sequences
Session 3.1: The nerve-lengthening sequence
Session 3.2: the pure spinal movement sequence
Session 3.3: The salute-to-the-sun sequence
Session 3.4: The salute-to-the-moon sequence
Session 3.5: The seated finishing floor sequence
Topic 4: Physical yoga practice: Standing sequence part A
Session 4.1: The triangle sequence
Session 4.2: The side-spine lengthening sequence
Topic 5: Physical yoga practice: Standing sequence part B
Session 5.1: The elephant sequence
Session 5.2: The standing one-sided forward-bending sequence
Session 6.1: The one-legged standing sequence
Session 6.2: The warrior sequence
Topic 7: Physical yoga practice: Floor sequence part A
Session 7.1: The east-west spinal-lengthening sequence
Session 7.2: The head-to-knee sequence
Session 7.3: The seated spinal twist sequence
Topic 8: Physical yoga practice: Floor sequence part B
Session 8.1: The cobblers sequence
Session 8.2 The cow sequence
Topic 9: Physical yoga practice: Floor sequence part C
Session 9.1: The prone backward-bending sequence
Session 9.2: The supine backward-bending sequence
Session 9.3: The supine knees-to-chest spinal-releasing sequence
Topic 10: Physical yoga practice: Inverted sequence
Session 10.1: The inverted postures
Session 10.2: The shoulder-stand sequence
Topic 11: Breath control
Session 11.1: Factors that can affect breathing
Session 11.2: Simple to complex breath control exercises
Topic 12: Meditation and relaxation
Session 12.1: Concentration and meditation
Session 12.2: Supine relaxation
Topic 13: Exam
Session 13.1: Course revision
Session 13.2: End of course multiple choice exam
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Why study with us?
Yoga Synergy offers the most comprehensive Yoga Education and Training in Australia. We provide the support and flexibility you need to learn.
Not just in body and mind – study anywhere, anytime. All of our courses are accessible 24/7 on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet.
Connect with other students and share your progress. Each course offers a vibrant community to engage with.
Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss are experienced yoga practitioners and physiotherapists and have been training teachers for over 20 years.
Our excellent support team is here to help you get the most out of your studies. Contact us whenever you have a question.
Highly Qualified teachers
The course is explained simply and practically by experienced yoga teachers and physiotherapists, Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss.
Study at your own pace. Receive a certificate of successful completion
This course is minimum 24 hours online, 24 CEP with Yoga Alliance, 12 CEP with Yoga Australia
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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:
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
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
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
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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.
About our other Online Courses
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
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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More 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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