A Yoga Synergy Online Course
Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga
Enhance your yoga practice, improve your yoga teaching.
A must-do course for anyone interested in yoga!
Learn to avoid injury in your practice or that of your students
Become proficient in your knowledge of the anatomy of the body
Understand the effects of exercise on all the systems of the body
Expert Instructors – Highly Acclaimed
Gain Continuing Education Points
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40 mins – Introduction to the functional anatomy and physiology
of the nervous system
Weekly Topics You Will Cover
Introduction to the applied anatomy and physiology of yoga
Topic 1.1: The purpose of yoga
Topic 1.2: Introduction to functional musculoskeletal anatomy
Includes how to simplify 250 joints of the body to 9 joint complexes and how to simplify 650 muscles to 20 muscle group pairs.
Topic 1.3: Introduction to the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
Includes how to use your nerves to develop length, strength and relaxation in your muscles without stress, strain or pain.
Topic 1.4: Stretching, strengthening and relaxation and the relationship between them
Includes how to create 18 bandhas throughout the body that can stabilise your joints and move energy and information. through your body
Week 2: Applied functional anatomy of the upper limb (A)
Topic 2.1: Applied functional anatomy of the shoulder joint complex (Amsa Bandha)
Includes how to use your shoulder during yoga and exercise to develop core strength as well as nourish your trunk, neck, heart and lungs.
Week 3: Applied functional anatomy of the upper limb (B)
Topic 3.1: Applied functional anatomy of the elbow joint complex (Kurpara Bandha)
Includes how to control and strengthen your your elbows during yoga and exercise and use them to stabilise and strengthen your wrists and shoulders.
Topic 3.2: Applied functional anatomy of the wrist joint complex (Mani Bandha)
Includes how to strengthen your arms during yoga and exercise and use them to manipulate your spine.
Week 4: Applied functional anatomy of the lower limb (A)
Topic 4.1: Applied functional anatomy of the hip joint complex (Kati Bandha)
Includes how to use your hips during yoga and exercise to develop core strength as well as nourish your trunk, digestive organs and reproductive system.
When you enrol in the Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga Online Course you will be able to download your copy of our Text book straight away.Or, purchase the hard cover version at a special price discounted for students.
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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 a minimum 24 hours online and worth 24 Continuing Education Points (CEP) credited 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
One topic per week including Video lectures and practice sequences
We recommend studying Applied Anatomy and Physiology (AP) of Yoga as your second course.
12 week (3 month) course approx. $440
Complete the trio with Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing.
12 week (3 month) course $387
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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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About our Other Online Courses
Fundamentals: ‘Essentials for teaching Yoga’
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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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.
Find out More or Enrol now
Thank You and Namaste
Simon and Bianca
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.