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 Continuing Education Points With Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia
Highly Acclaimed


AUD $587 – $644

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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 practiced and studied yoga for over half a century.

This thirteen week online course will ground you in the fundamentals of yoga. You will have access to the course material for 16 weeks.

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.

The online Advanced Yoga Fundamentals course contains recorded video lectures and written information.

  • This course is a minimum 24 hours online and worth 24 Continuing Education Points (CEP) credited with Yoga Alliance, 12 CEP 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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  • Weekly Topics with video lectures
  • Track your progress
  • Ebook Download
  • Course Manual
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Supplementary Practice Videos
  • Access to teachers for support
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 16 Weeks access with option to download lectures

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What others say

Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

Deep and thorough knowledge of all disciplines relevant to yoga, decades of practice at a very high level and an incredible generosity towards students of all levels. No calculation, political correctness or other superficiality here; this is the essence of yoga taught with joy and with an open heart. Highest respect and gratitude.

Thorough and interesting. I enjoyed the lectures very much and will take a lot of the information into my practice and classes. Thank you very much YogaSynergy!!

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.


Select the Downloadable Video option when purchasing and keep the video material forever.
Download the lectures and practice sequences to watch after your course finishes.


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.

  • Certification

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

  • Earn CEP

    This course is minimum 24 hours online, 24 CEP with Yoga Alliance, 12 CEP with Yoga Australia

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


Study Time?

Q. “I would like to do the first online module but 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 students find they need to set aside around 10 hours per week if they do a topic a week.
Each topic you need to answer a few questions on the material in your self study guide and there are two multiple choice exams.

Which Course?

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.

CEP Points?

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.

How our Pricing Works

We offer discounts to those who study a second and third Teacher Training Course with us.
This is our recommended progression of study, but of course you can choose whatever order you like:

1st Course

Full Price

AUD $587-$644

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

12 week course + exams and revision

Total access period 16 weeks
Option to downloadable all videos

2nd Course

25% Off

AUD $440-$483

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

12 week course + exams and revision

Total access period 16 weeks

Option to downloadable all videos

3rd Course

$200 Off

AUD $387-$444

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

Total access period 16 weeks

Option to downloadable all videos


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Study at your own pace over 16 weeks

“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

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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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