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
Expert Instructors
Gain CEP Points
Highly Acclaimed
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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.

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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.

Weekly Topics You Will Cover

Topic 1: The history and philosophy of yoga
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

Topic 6: Physical yoga practice: Standing sequence part C

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.

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.

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    Highly Qualified teachers

    The course is explained simply and practically by experienced yoga teachers and physiotherapists, Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss.

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    Certification

    Study at your own pace. Receive a certificate of successful completion

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    Earn CEP

    This course is 120 hours online and worth 60 Continuing Education Points (CEP) credited with Yoga Australia.

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Study over 13 weeks ( 3 months) or 26 weeks ( 6 months)

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What others say

Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

I too want to extend my gratitude to Simon, Bianca and yourself for this course. I have garnered so much understanding of yoga, life, living. It underscores the importance of knowledge, the effort needed to attain it, and how at the end of the day, it’s irreplaceable as It brings yoga to another level. I am also grateful I have invested in the DVDs and the textbook for the course as I will be able to continue learning and cementing the important theories presented.

I loved the course!
The fundamental course provides a level of understanding of the philosophy of yoga, am important concept to understand as a teacher.
The content is clearly set out, easy to follow and comprehend. Each module is set out clearly, with reading, videos and the assignments to complete. The assignments are essential to understanding the concepts developed in the module. Simon always answered any question that I had if I struggled to understand a topic as part of the studies and course requirements.
The course helped deepen my own yoga practice.

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

 

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

Do you have minor ailments or chronic pain? Have you tried traditional western medication and different systems of exercise, but your pain persists? 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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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.

“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
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION POINTS (CEP)

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

About our other Online Courses


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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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.
    Read more about Bianca
  • 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.
    Read more about Simon

Thank You and Namaste
Simon and Bianca