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. 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.

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.

  • WHAT each pose entails including internal actions usually undetected visually
  • WHERE to focus activity in the body to reach the desired outcome of the pose
  • WHEN a pose is best performed in the sequence/when the body is ready for more challenge
  • WHY the pose affects movement of energy and information in the body’s deep pathways
  • HOW the body can achieve the greatest benefit from each pose through tips and mindsets

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

I’ve been practicing yoga for almost 20 years and teaching the past 10 but discovering Simon and Bianca style it’s been really refreshing and inspiring. I m really connected now with the synergy method, in my practice and also in my teachings, and I would love to go deepest in this journey. Thank you very much for all the work you re… continue reading

Not really a discussion thread, but just feel I must express my gratitude to Simon for so generously sharing his knowledge. I am loving the course and finding the information so helpful with my own practice. I did attend a Yoga Synergy class when i was in Sydney recently. Even tho I have been practising yoga for over 20 year I felt like… continue reading continue reading

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

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


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.

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Study at your own pace over 16 weeks


Discounts for Further Study

We offer discounts to those who study more Essential Online Courses 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 & 4th Course

25% Off

$290.25 - $365.25

Continue your studies with Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing. or Asana Biomechanics – 84 Postures

Total access period 16 weeks

Option to downloadable all videos

“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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