I started teaching only a few years ago but ’84 Postures’ made me realize how little I know about the methodology of teaching. This course is a must for anyone who wants to be a good, knowledgeable yoga teacher.
Erin

Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

Megan Grant

I loved the course. Thank you both. It was very thorough and educational without losing the essence of Yoga. I’m trying to get Fitness Australia to recognise your course for CEC’s as I teach in a Gym. I have had same and new participants for years and they love the style of Synergy Yoga. Thank you again. Namaste

Safaa Serieddine

I am really happy and content with taking this course, as it is build on scientific understanding for the body and how it works, and appreciate the full guides and explanation from Simon and Bianca through the lectures. I found the Lectures and Practice videos, beside the downloadable material are one whole unite to understand the course, can`t relay on one and leave the other. One advice to whom follow this course is to follow the tutors instructions, beside pay some efforts on studying the course materials. And for sure I am going to continue the second course but after I take some time to review all this course again. Thank you very much

Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

Penny Caputi

I can not recommend this course highly enough. This course has been a wealth of information. I can now confidently guide my students through their practice, offering modifications for ailments and safely extending them in area’s their body allows. I have learnt how to understand the asana’s on an anatomical & physiological level and am enjoying the journey of embodying the asanas. Through this course I’ve become more confident and relaxed in my role as a teacher of yoga. Which had been a wonderful gift for my students. If your thinking of taking this course, absolutely jump in!!! It’s invaluable. Thank you Simon and Bianca Warm regards Penny

Craig Rawlings

Thanks Bianca and Simon for such a comprehensive and enjoyable course.I definitely have been able to take to the mat what I have learnt! I highly recommend to anyone wanting to enhance their own practice.

Yoga Therapy

Robin Merchant

Thank you so much for the time and effort it took to bring this course online. I found this course insightful, well organized, and enjoyable to watch and follow. There was a tremendous amount of clearly articulated information given. Simon is an exceptional instructor! - Robin M

Stephane R

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.

David Cunningham

I’ve been studying with Simon & Bianca in person and online since 2011. I have done all their online courses and participated in many of their workshops. Before that, I’d been trained as an Ashtanga teacher and suffered several self inflicted injuries. It was only when Yoga Synergies teachings started to sink in that I realized how little I know about the human body, and that yoga can make conditions worse if you apply it unintelligently. Simon is a biologist, physiotherapist and yoga teacher and his knowledge about the human anatomy and physiology, and his insight about how traditional yoga and modern western physiotherapy can be brought together is so unique and profound that I have retrained with him as a Yoga Synergy teacher and I also taught 25 Yoga teachers how to teach with respect and understanding of the Yoga Synergy style. This Yoga Therapy course is one of the most helpful courses I have ever done in Yoga and it informed not only myself but also my students and teacher trainees to a level where I am confident that our teachings will be safe effective and importantly promote a confidence in both the teachers and the students to promote health in addition to managing pain and conditions that present in class. 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.

Diana Figueira

I am really enjoying this and study for the first time with Simon and Bianca hope to do more courses online and after pandemic meet them in person!

Asana 84 Postures

Pippa Matthews

Having completed the YS Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga, this course consolidated my learnings of the bundhas by taking a close look at their application in each posture. I now feel more confident to teach the bundhas more comprehensively in the postures. Thanks once again Simon for your tireless efforts with teaching YS and ensuring it has an international reach. Your passion for yoga, and the YS method continues to inspire me. I feel immensely fortunate and blessed to have been introduced to YS classes in Newtown all those years ago:) !! Namaste, Pippa

Kelly Berzack (South Africa)

As a beginner (only 2 years into practicing) and feel as though practicing yoga has truly changed my life, I am so very happy that I did this online course now. Gave incredible insight into correct posture and asana. I feel like I have a much better understanding and look forward to continually improving while at the same time fully accepting where I am now. I'm sure I will be using the videos regularly to keep being reminded and learn more as I go. Thank you and Namaste

Anastasiia Kostina

This course is totally amazing! Simon have shared a lot of invaluable information regarding to the scope of this course. All lectures are done in professional, structured and convincing form. My expectations about this course are even exceeded! Final demonstration of an asanas in yoga Synergy style reaffirms my belief that Simon is a great Yoga teacher and practitioner.

Kimberly Chu

HI there, i am so grateful that i have done this course.

Ross Klavan

I've got about 30 years of yoga practice with some excellent instructors both live and on-line, but this course (and the really excellent "84 Postures") advances things to an entirely new level. Also, you can adapt it to your own body and expertise and it'll protect you from being injured (and if you got hurt in the past you'll probably learn why). I don't know Simon personally--I actually found his site completely by accident--but he brings an approach that feels like "true yoga" with real concern and none of the nonsense, and it's mixed with a genuine Western knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Great stuff.

Testimonial Ashtanga

Melissa Tattam

Simon is very detailed in his explanations of the postures. Very knowledgeable. Enjoying the course and new poses, learning at my own pace.

Tite Togni

The course is unique in bringing the 2 hatha concepts of ' hard': the ancient traditional yoga philosophy of mind body energy flowing and the modern idea of 'no pain no gain' . The clear progressive practices in the course allows anybody interested in fitness, health and mindfulness to access the traditional vinyasa sequences by giving back the traditional ' natural' base line of movement common to all animals: moving from the core , even before breathing. This allows anyone to take control of one's internal as well as external movements, in a progression towards the most sophisticated yogic practice of moving energy in stillness, that is the gem or the elixir especially in our modern world of tension and stress but also in the sports world, aiming at the 'zone' .

Valerio Capi

A very detailed course and the simplified sequence very useful for taking the first steps in a relaxed way.

Hector Omar Ruiz Rivera

It is the best approach to Ashtanga. So simple, effective and not dogmatic!

Ross Klavan

I've got about 30 years of yoga practice with some excellent instructors both live and on-line, but this course (and the really excellent "84 Postures") advances things to an entirely new level. Also, you can adapt it to your own body and expertise and it'll protect you from being injured (and if you got hurt in the past you'll probably learn why). I don't know Simon personally--I actually found his site completely by accident--but he brings an approach that feels like "true yoga" with real concern and none of the nonsense, and it's mixed with a genuine Western knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Great stuff.

Testimonials

Ana Bem Bizjan

I am extremely grateful to have been able to learn from both of you, I am humbled and in joy whenever I practice with the videos on the website, or just follow the movements or tips you put in the emails and social media. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤ Ana Bem Bizjan

Madeleine Heath

Fabulous course throughly enjoyed it!

Melanie Gallagher BSc(Physiotherapy) Physiotherapist

I would recommend Simon’s course on the Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga to anyone who is serious about their yoga practice. If you want to really understand what is happening in your body from an anatomical and physiological perspective when you are practicing yoga, then this course is vital. I’ve been going to Simon’s classes for over 5 years now and that is not even that long compared to many in the class! What keeps us coming back is the the way we can see our yoga constantly evolving as Simon continues to develop his understanding of the human body and the physiological effects of yoga practice on health and wellbeing. With anatomical explanations and differing emphasis, postures that I have been doing for years suddenly seem completely new. The classes bring the mind-fullness back into yoga practice- rather than a series of postures. Simon’s style allows you to also feel the effects that yoga can have on energy levels, concentration and mental state. Every practice feels different and the effects are different day to day depending on the emphasis of the class. The information I have learnt during Simon’s classes have allowed me to be better in tune with the needs of my body before each practice so i am able to choose for myself what sort of emphasis and energy I should bring to my own practice and have also left me with a better ability to create practice for myself at home that is effective and safe.

Katerina Korsun

The course of Anatomy and Physiology was just tremendously helpful. Over the time of my yoga practice I had many questions and to my surprise and joy I found many answers in the course. I can’t express the happy feeling when a guess suddenly has an explanation and confirmation, and a little hint (and there were plenty) promotes you to a new level. If I had that knowledge before, I would have had less injuries. Thank you, Simon and Bianca, for developing a great course.

Marina Bordet

I really enjoyed that course, practicing it made huge improvement in my back blood flow, and mobility. My students also enjoy it.

Charlotte VB.

Simon is the most knowledgeable teacher I have ever met, he teaches in a way that makes learning easy and fun. I loved the first Teacher Training so much I did another training last year. Simon changed my idea of what yoga is and how to teach it and practice. Since doing Yoga Synergy I have been cured of Raynaud's syndrome after over 20 years of poor peripheral circulation. The most inspiring teacher in the world.

Nat Cut

The online classes presented by Bianca and Simon are fantastic! So lucky to get such top-shelf yoga practice for $30/month. Thank you ???

Vanessa Hearman

I've really loved the online yoga videos that Bianca and Simon have been posting. Four years ago, I moved to Darwin and have never managed to find a yoga studio as safe and welcoming as Yoga Synergy. It's the thing that I miss most about Sydney! I bought all 5 sequences on Vimeo to keep up my practice here in the tropics, but I stopped after a while, as I missed the live classes so much. With these online offerings, I can access Yoga Synergy classes again, even if remotely. The videos are giving me the experience of reconnecting with the awesome folk at Yoga Synergy.
Cheers, keep up the good work, Vannessa

D Diana

I have been going to Yoga Synergy on and off for over 10 years. The studio is a really nice space to practice in. All the teachers deliver to such a high standard, I always come away feeling stronger, more relaxed and connected.

Akiko Ueda

Many of the questions I had have been answered. I can now explore my own practice from new aspects. I was a bit skeptical about yoga before, but this course has blown off the skepticism. I really enjoyed the course, and would like to keep learning yoga. Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga Online Course Student

Oksana Isavnina (Australia)

“If you want a solid investment into education, that is very credible and backed up with years of practice, study and experience, you should choose Yoga Synergy”

Kylie Thayer

I've loved every bit of the course and feel very blessed to have learnt from such amazing teachers. Bianca & Simon gave so much encouragement at all stages. I also very much appreciate all the hard work to make online training possible in these crazy times. Online Teacher Training Info here.

Emily Paterson

Loved the course!

Amie Raz

I really enjoyed studying online. It was the perfect time to dive into a study routine while being in lockdown. I feel like I have gain invaluable knowledge and am going to continue studying and exploring all the other online classes. Thank you for everything that you offer, it really is brilliant.

Judy Damas

I discovered Yoga Synergy and Simon while searching for a cure for sciatica developed from general yoga classes. I was hesitant to use yoga to cure something which yoga had caused, however, once I listened and watched Simon I realised he was different. He actually seemed to know what he was saying. I purchased his beginner DVDs and did them consistently almost daily for years. In the meantime the sciatica disappeared within a few months of practicing this yoga. Needless to say I am now committed to this method and have over a period of 14 years bought and studied and even attended teacher training courses produced and conducted by Yoga Synergy . With all that, it’s easy to become complacent with your knowledge so I hesitated to buy the new Ashtanga Course. But I did and have not regretted it. The detailed instruction and demonstrations have concretised some difficult areas I had within my practice for example, having the model lift her collar bone fully demonstrates the lengthening of both the front and back of the spine. It’s a wonderful resource and one that I will be using often. Thank you again Yoga Synergy and Simon for a real outstanding product!

Catherine T.

I have been practising yoga at Yoga Synergy for about 24 years and I get very disappointed if I have to miss my weekly lesson for some reason. What I love about this school is that they teach yoga properly, that is they teach so that every person, regardless of their size, shape and age can practise in a way that is fulfilling and safe. Simon and Bianca have put a huge amount of thought into developing their particular program and style of yoga and their background in Physiotherapy means they have a very good understanding of people's capabilities and also understand injury. I have had several injuries over the years as well as two pregnancies and have always been able to continue with my practice because I have learnt how to practise safely. Yoga has been my major source of exercise now for many years and through it I have been able to maintain strength and flexibility, allowing me to do a number of other sports and forms of exercise at a reasonably competent level. The teachers all have the same training so there is consistency across the classes and the 9 week sequence program allows you to build up competency in a number of poses which can then be practised outside class on your own. I just love it!!

Safaa Serieddine

Even though this course was titled teacher training course, it is not only for teachers. I recommend this course for any person who would like to improve their health and life and increase the happiness and acceptance level in everyday living. I love learning here with Bianca and Simon together, each of their styles has a unique quality for practicing at different times. While Bianca is a school of discipline, firmness, rules, organisation generosity, and kindness in teaching and practicing, Simon is a philosophy of happiness and health bound to science and simplicity in fluid movement. I love learning and improving my life in a safe way that has it's roots in science.  This scientific base is what made me stick with  learning and practicing with Yoga Synergy since 2019. I have finished my first year and will continue my journey here.

Katherine Peverelle

I completed the 2020-2021 online teacher training course. The entire course took me an entire year to complete. The online courses (yoga fundamentals, yoga anatomy and asana) are worthwhile studying together as they compliment each other well. The material provided is thorough and in depth, and the video presentations are interesting and simple to follow. I think my favorite part of the course was the series of zoom lessons with Bianca and Simon. They are inspiring and welcoming teachers. No doubt the lessons would be far better in the flesh, but if you are unable to travel or leave home then this online course is a great option. The most important thing about the yoga synergy style of yoga is that it is accessible to many people because it encourages safe ways of performing postures. It encourages movements throughout the spine which has been tremendously advantageous in my own yoga practice. My students say they feel the difference in their practice too.

David Cunningham

I’ve been studying with Simon & Bianca in person and online since 2011. I have done all their online courses and participated in many of their workshops. Before that, I’d been trained as an Ashtanga teacher and suffered several self inflicted injuries. It was only when Yoga Synergies teachings started to sink in that I realized how little I know about the human body, and that yoga can make conditions worse if you apply it unintelligently. Simon is a biologist, physiotherapist and yoga teacher and his knowledge about the human anatomy and physiology, and his insight about how traditional yoga and modern western physiotherapy can be brought together is so unique and profound that I have retrained with him as a Yoga Synergy teacher and I also taught 25 Yoga teachers how to teach with respect and understanding of the Yoga Synergy style. This Yoga Therapy course is one of the most helpful courses I have ever done in Yoga and it informed not only myself but also my students and teacher trainees to a level where I am confident that our teachings will be safe effective and importantly promote a confidence in both the teachers and the students to promote health in addition to managing pain and conditions that present in class. 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.

Patricia Smith

I'm, as always, so impressed with Simon's and Bianca's knowledge. But not only that, also the way it is structured and presented to the students. Real learning is happening, fantastic structure to the course, even after being a Yoga teacher since a few years I have learnt so much. I call it safe and intelligent Yoga for the modern body. Love it and can't get enough of Yoga Synergy's courses! Thank you so much!

Valerio Capi

Great Course with a lot of practical classes and clear visually instructions Thank you so much

Molly Reinhart

I am so glad I chose Yoga Synergy to do my Online Teacher Training. There's so much information packed in I felt like doing every class twice. The Synergy Style is exactly what I needed to form the foundation for a safe lifelong practice. I feel equipped to discern what's going to feel good for me both immediately and long-term, as well as being able to pinpoint and verbally guide what looks uncomfortable in students who might not recognise it or just think it's part of yoga. The Spinal Movements Sequence offered here is absolutely incredible. It moves my body in all the right ways and leads me into a beautiful meditative flow. Every time I do it I notice another nuance of how perfectly designed it is. I didn't have the intention of teaching when I signed up, but now that I see what a unique practice I've learned I want everyone to know! The quality of information offered by Simon and Bianca is way beyond worth every penny. My advice to anyone interested is if you're going to put the time in, you ought to be 100% sure you're getting the best instruction. Personally, my body and mind say "this is it".

JENNIFER G

....I’d like to say a few words of gratitude. My time well spent at the Yoga Synergy Teacher Training retreat was one of my top highlights and life changing moments in Australia! This is a new beginning but a profound one. I have been so fortunate to have the honour of being taught by my most respected Yoga Teachers Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss! Yoga Synergy has exceeded my expectations and I feel confident to carry out the knowledge and skills to transfer the beautiful flow of Hatha Yoga on to my future students. Whether I teach at Yoga Synergy soon or take this back to Canada or other parts of the world, I will carry out their legacy forward and share this beautiful art form to all those who want to receive it. Both teachers weighing a balance of tremendous trial and experience, skill and creativity in their own brilliant way and methods have made an enormous impact on my well-being down to the cellular level and far beyond words I can’t even express! I forever am grateful to be where I am today! .... I’ve learned a great deal about who I am, affirmed what I already know, assured of my purpose, realized more of my gifts and talents beyond the cutting edge yoga training that I forever am grateful to have gleaned. Thanks to the two awesome people behind Yoga Synergy for creating something special for others to be inspired by..... My cup is full and I’m ready to pour it out to all of you who want to learn more. Thank you both for making a spectacular difference in my life! Yoga Synergy Teacher Training Australia 2018

Michael McD, Newtown & Bondi Yoga Synergy

It remains my experience that the dedication and care made available to students by the impressive team of Yoga Synergy teachers is second to none. The finely calibrated Yoga Synergy sequences and the variety of class types continue to provie plenty of learning opportunities and an ongoing invitation to explore a more complete understanding of the full meaning of Yoga. For this, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to Simon and Bianca.

Mark Dempsey, Lawyer, Bondi Yoga Synergy

After studying yoga for many years, in mid-2009, I began attending Yoga Synergy in order to take my practice to the next level. The Yoga Synergy style of yoga is strong but graceful, dancelike and exquisite. The applied anatomy and physiology which informs the teaching is brilliant. And the tuition in pranayama and mediation is profound. Through their intelligent and sophisticated teaching, Simon, Bianca and their team open a path to significant physiological, emotional and spiritual development. The experience has exceeded all my hopes and expectations. And, it is really lovely to practice there.

Kelly Berzack (South Africa)

As a beginner (only 2 years into practicing) and feel as though practicing yoga has truly changed my life, I am so very happy that I did this online course now. Gave incredible insight into correct posture and asana. I feel like I have a much better understanding and look forward to continually improving while at the same time fully accepting where I am now. I'm sure I will be using the videos regularly to keep being reminded and learn more as I go. Thank you and Namaste

Helen Rust

A lifetime of knowledge and wisdom is contained in this course.  Although I have completed this course, I know I have many happy years ahead going over the practice sequences and re-watching the lectures. Everything a yoga teacher needs to know is in this course. In particular, Bianca and Simon explain so clearly the 6 components that make up meditation; which of these overlap with relaxation; the 12 gates between the conscious and unconscious minds which enable the practice to cross over from being just physical to psychospiritual; the essential knowledge to understand yoga postures, such as the 9 main joint complexes, how to think about muscles by grouping them by function, and how this makes it easy to understand co-activation of opposing muscle groups (bandha) to keep joints safe. I have used this course as the main source material for my RYT500 diploma, and it has made it so easy to write good essays. Best of all, Bianca and Simon's course enables ordinary people with no special strength or flexibility to practise this beautiful moving meditation. I am a very happy customer.

Colin Bond

I found them useful in the way I’ve studied Ashtanga with such a rigid methodology, your posture has enabled me to relax more, they have open my hip flexors, and it’s given me more tools on how to approach posture

Gülsen Özer

Just did the first welcome class (23/03) with you online. It generated such a beautiful delicious delicate heat in my body - thank you.

Melissa L.

The classes here are always good. Highly recommended, whether experienced or just starting out. Thanks

Anneliese

Good morning Simon and Bianca, I am currently up to week 7 in the online Yoga Therapy course. I feel so grateful to you both for offering me the opportunity to complete this learning. It has been direction changing for me. I am very new to being a yoga teacher and feel so fortunate to be being empowered with this knowledge at such an earlier stage of my Yoga journey. After attending many Yoga classes and feeling confused and often concerned about  poses being offered ( especially in beginners classes ), its similar to a door being opened and finding a whole new wing of a building to explore. The course make so much sense to me, connects with what I feel instinctively, is engaging and has given me so much more in depth knowledge and confidence. Being able to complete online is great for me to fit in with a full family life but I still feel so connected. I love Simons teaching style. Its expert, heart felt, gentle and generous and I often am at the computer having light bulb moments and/or shaking with laughter. I love sitting at the dinner table, sharing what I have learned that day with my family starting with " Simon says" Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity. Sending you many warm wishes

Simon Peverelle

I completed the 2020-2021 online teacher training course. The entire course took me an entire year to complete. The online courses (yoga fundamentals, yoga anatomy and asana) are worthwhile studying together as they compliment each other well. The material provided is thorough and in depth, and the video presentations are interesting and simple to follow. I think my favorite part of the course was the series of zoom lessons with Bianca and Simon. They are inspiring and welcoming teachers. No doubt the lessons would be far better in the flesh, but if you are unable to travel or leave home then this online course is a great option. The most important thing about the yoga synergy style of yoga is that it is accessible to many people because it encourages safe ways of performing postures. It encourages movements throughout the spine which has been tremendously advantageous in my own yoga practice. My students say they feel the difference in their practice too.

Candy W.

Simon's spinal practice is like a beautiful dance party. This practice leaves you feeling energetic, less hungry and all parts of the body revitalized. Such a fresh new concept to the perception of yoga .- this is a must try.

Anastasiia Kostina

I am so excited to attend this course. It’s my second course with YogaSynergy. The first one was Yoga fundamentals. My expectations about this course are fairy exceeded! A lot of new knowledges! I understand now that applied anatomy is not the same thing as a plane anatomy. In addition, the part related with daos yoga and its correlation with an Indian yoga was so interesting and gave me a good impulse to study another ‘firm but calm’ styles (calligraphy yoga in particular). My sincerely thanks to Simon and Bianca!!!

Michaela S.

You know you are in safe hands at Yoga Synergy. Directors Bianca and Simon (yoga teachers and physiotherapists) have developed intelligent sequences designed to nurture the body and avoid injury. The classes are also refreshingly focused on helping you create space and connect with the breath - no lectures about life, long winded stories or airy fairy talk. The studio is also beautiful and well located with accessible parking. Highly recommend!

Beverley Kampel

I got so much out of doing this course. Simon goes into so much detail and his explanations are consistent and logical throughout the course. As I progressed I found a deeper level of understanding with each of the asanas. Simon is extremely thorough and there was always an emphasis practicing safely. I think it is well worth doing for practitioners at all levels. I also think there would be a benefit in re-visiting the course in time as a refresher. The other benefit for me was an understanding now of how many of these cues are applied in the general Yoga Synergy classes.

Alina Cvetkova

I loved this course. I gained so much knowledge about treating people coming to yoga with injuries, and at the same time got a lot of tips on better posture alignment, breathing, movement. Simon Borg is a natural-born teacher, who can explain anything in an accessible way.

Tanya D.

I have been to one class here so far, which was last Friday and absolutely loved it! I will definitely be going back again.

Robert Van K.

Verity's class was excellent, highly intelligent technically, and also a pleasure, felt great afterwards. We'll miss her a lot while she's on maternity leave, hope to see her back again soon!

Shona B.

I got a great deal out of the course. It's a funny thing because Simon starts and ends the course saying 'breathe less, bend less, move slower' and then in between there's these incredible 12 topics packed with SO MUCH knowledge and experience. A great deal of what he demonstrates is well beyond my current physical capacity, so the wisdom for me was not in trying to copy what he was doing, but in finding my own body's version of what he was explaining or demonstrating. It's so easy to go too far. In terms of time, it took me much more than 120 hours. Having said that, I watched each lecture numerous times and deliberately took my time so that I could steadily apply my learning to my practice over time. Probably the key learning for me was developing an anatomical and physiological perspective for what I was already experiencing intuitively in my body. I think this broadens my base for understanding other peoples' bodies better.  And of course, it deepens my awareness of my own practice. I also noticed that with so much new information going through my brain, I was getting a bit cerebral about my practice. For example, I would be thinking about the protraction/depression/rotation of my shoulders rather than just feeling them and my breath and working from there. I guess this is part of the ongoing challenge with my practice - to embrace new knowledge but to always let my practice grow from within. In summary, I would absolutely recommend the course. And I have, to those who have asked me about it. I very much enjoyed Bianca's involvement. Since I have this opportunity, I want to say how much I enjoyed your lecture on the female reproductive system. You bring a different energy and with all respect to Simon (who did an incredible job), I think the course as a whole could be strengthened with more of you on screen. So thank you very much to you all. The course interface was user-friendly and the content itself was a beautiful and deepening complement to the current yoga apprenticeship I am undertaking. With gratitude.

Georgina Eve

"I loved this course! It played a fundamental role in furthering my study as a yoga teacher. Coming from an Iyengar trained background, and as a lead teacher myself, I really appreciated the fine attention to detail. Simon and Bianca are expert teachers who are able to deliver the subject of yoga Anatomy and Physiology in a comprehensive seamless whole. AAP provides amazing support throughout, an easy to navigate online structure and in depth resources. I recommend AAP to all yoga teachers, new and experienced"

Odonata K

Love love love Simon and Biancas teacher training, such a beautiful balance. I will be back for more. Namaste my beautiful mentors.

Moritz Thilo

The information was interesting,

Sheila Annis

Training with Yoga synergy has been the best thing thats happened to my body, mind, soul since I first started practicing yoga many years ago. I have learned how to be kinder to myself, my sore, stiff hips have slowly started to release and open. Indeed I feel a greater sense of well being. So grateful for this practice. Thank you

Hector Omar Ruiz Rivera

It is the best approach to Ashtanga. So simple, effective and not dogmatic!

Leah D.

Pilates @ yoga synergy with Rachel Reed, is outstanding, on a personal note Rachel is the most caring and special lady. As a pilates teacher/instructor, she is the very best, always protecting one's injuries/conditions. She is so dedicated and devoted to ensure you get the strength and rehab that is required. She is a rare Diamond. Bless you.

Hikaru Ikeda

Before doing the Yoga Synergy Online Teacher Training I had attended classes with Yoga Synergy certified teachers (Kanefumi Niimura and Naoto Nakamura) and I was really impressed with their yoga lessons. That experience motivated me to learn from Bianca and Simon. The Yoga Synergy TT course is very deep and very broad.  It was fun learning new, unique ideas and tips based on solid experience and knowledge. These are now part of my yoga practice moving forward. I am glad to have joined online TT course and I look forward to continue learning from Bianca and Simon.

Judy Qin

I just went through all the yoga fundamentals classes. Your course is so brilliant and I am looking forward to continuing to learn from you.

Diana Figueira

I am really enjoying this and study for the first time with Simon and Bianca hope to do more courses online and after pandemic meet them in person!

M Taylor

Beautiful intuitive yoga, lovely supportive teachers, and kind gentle community. Highly recommended

Claudia H.

I went to 3 classes 2 with Bianca and 1 with Mardi. They were all very different but all excellent. Great way of teaching. Very detailed explanations and they check the alignment.I felt so good after. Its not just that they were teaching the asanas, they really live yoga!Great atmosphere!!!

Marina Suarez, Psychotherapist, Newtown Yoga Synergy

In 1998, I was suffering recurrent migraines caused by tension in my neck and upper back. I was managing this with massages but it was a reactive and expensive solution that didn’t address the cause. Then my chiropractor suggested I attend Yoga Synergy. Yoga helped enormously and continues to do so. I don’t get many migraines nowadays but, when I do, nothing but yoga fixes it. I don’t bother taking painkillers, I practice yoga. Of course, I also keep going back because yoga gives me a sense of wellbeing, improves my mood and provides a nurturing space for my body and mind.

Sarah W.

As always, I left Joss’s Vinyasa class this morning walking lighter and taller, breathing easy and with a smile on my face.

Kerry D.

I love that Yoga Synergy yoga practices are designed by physiotherapists. I can feel that every part of my body has had the right workout - a good combination of strength and stretching. My mind and body are at peace after every class. Thanks to all the dedicated and wonderful teachers over the past 17 years, and still going.

kylie Bernoth

I have learnt more in 12 months than I think I have in 20yrs 🙂

Tricia Hughey

I really enjoyed the course! I have been teaching yoga and movement fr 18 years and found so much information I had never heard before. tHe program offered unique and different insights on commonly taught postures. I took about 10 pages of notes LOL I do write on the large side-but still 🙂 MY least favorite part were the longer practices. The moves were way to unfamiliar to move through the flow on your own without someone watching and correcting you visually. It was especially challenging when there was no guided or led instruction, just mouth clicks. I found it much more helpful and rewarding with Simon's cueing. I wish there were a way to refer back to this. My only complaint is that if I wanted to review something, I would have to rent the whole program again. I would definitely try out another of your programs. I was already strolling through the offerings! Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge with the world!

Ana-Maria Constantin

One of the most complete and well explained yoga courses I've attended. I'm so grateful for all the information offered. I learned in one course more than I learned in two teacher training done before. I could not recommend this course well enough.

NOKA 1

I never enjoyed yoga until I attended classes at Yoga Synergy. Now I am a regular every week to Joss's 12.30pm class. I love that the program is designed by physios so is safe for my body. I get a great stretch and am also improving my strength.

Christine C

The best yoga in the country! Professional instructors, online courses, and fit for any yogi - from beginner to advanced...!

Lucas Bigwood

I can't thank you enough for this course. It was way more detailed and thorough than I thought it would be, but it was just perfect for me and what I was after. Simon's approach and knowledge came through in all lectures and the supporting materials were fantastic. I was already a qualified yoga teacher but felt I had a gap in my deep knowledge of anatomy - and this course definitely filled that. I learnt so much more about the body but also the bandhas and co-activations around joint complexes that have helped me immensely already in my own practice. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting expand their knowledge of Yoga, not just anatomy. The information in here covers everything needed to embody a full Yogic lifestyle. Extreme gratitude to Simon and Bianca for offering this, and I can't wait to extend my practice with you in-person one day with a 200 hour teacher training overseas somewhere warm :).. thanks again to you both. Lucas

Patricia Smith

I cannot rate Yoga Synergy and Simon and Bianca highly enough! They teach a style that is accessible and safe for everyone, have a way of teaching and engaging with their students that feels personal and caring, even in the online training courses which are the only ones I have done with Yoga Synergy. I can recommend any of their online courses for new, but also for highly experienced Yoga instructors as their wealth of knowledge is phenomenal. Love those guys and feel very grateful learning from both of them. Thank you Namaste

Prue P.

Love this place. Excellent teaching style and an approach that really meets you where your mind/body is up to each day.

Maggie Rooney

Thank you so much. I feel incredibly grateful to have access to this wisdom. Thank you both so much again for your wonderful integrity and dedication. ? Maggie

Karen Van B

Ever since I was introduced to the yoga synergy method by my teacher, I was keen on taking a ytt with Bianca and Simon but wasn't able to travel and carve out a whole month away from my family. Probably one of the only positive consequences of the pandemic is that Yoga Synergy became an online training. I am enjoying the practices enormously and my body hasn't experienced any pain or discomfort since I started practicing Yoga Synergy on a daily basis. I did become stronger and have more range of motion at the same time. The live calls with Bianca and Simon have been very valuable and the anatomy is so extensive that I feel way more confident in teaching anatomy during my classes than before. I would recommend this training to anyone who is interested in deepening their practice or who wants to understand how you can teach yoga to everyone in a sensible manner.

Safaa Serieddine

I am really happy and content with taking this course, as it is build on scientific understanding for the body and how it works, and appreciate the full guides and explanation from Simon and Bianca through the lectures. I found the Lectures and Practice videos, beside the downloadable material are one whole unite to understand the course, can`t relay on one and leave the other. One advice to whom follow this course is to follow the tutors instructions, beside pay some efforts on studying the course materials. And for sure I am going to continue the second course but after I take some time to review all this course again. Thank you very much

Giorgia Cisorio

I loved this course! Each pose is meticulously explained from foot to head focusing on the use of bandhas, mudras and stretch reflexes. This course provided me with a great understanding of how to practice each pose in a efficient way in order to improve the blood circulation thru my body and consequently improve my strength and flexibility but most importantly my health in a safe and sustainable way. The Asana Biomechanics 84 posture is a great course for everyone who want to enhance their own practice and yoga teachers. Thank you Simon and Bianca for sharing all this valuable knowledge.

Safaa Serieddine

I am really happy and content with taking this course, as it is build on scientific understanding for the body and how it works, and appreciate the full guides and explanation from Simon and Bianca through the lectures. I found the Lectures and Practice videos, beside the downloadable material are one whole unite to understand the course, can't relay on one and leave the other. One advice to whom follow this course is to follow the tutors instructions, beside pay some efforts on studying the course materials. And for sure I am going to continue the second course but after I take some time to review all this course again. Thank you very much

Francis Ong

I trust Simon Borg-Olivier and his method. Simon is a physiotherapist, a very senior (30 years Iyengar,/ Shadow Yoga), and lectures at a leading Sydney university. He teaches a style of yoga that is very accessible to all people and is informed by advanced concepts of physiotherapy practice. Some of the extra course materials have been delivered online in the last few years and this online content is massive, this includes anatomy course and advanced yoga fundamentals. Both these course are enough to learn over a few weeks each. I have obviously done a few of his courses over the years in person and have no doubt the online course will be he best you can do. Check out yoga synergy's sample content to see for yourself.

Suellen Berry

After moving to Melbourne over 8 years ago I have struggled to find a yoga practice here that lives up to my high standards after practising at Yoga Synergy. I was always a fan of Bianca's classes. One of the positives for me to come out of this awful pandemic is that I get to practice in (almost) real time again with the online classes. It's rebooted my practice and feels like "home". I hope that all at Yoga Synergy fare well in this challenging environment and, when we come out the other side, hope that the online classes can continue. Count me in and thank you!

Tilda C.

It was my first time yesterday and I really enjoyed my class. They were so welcoming which I loved...

Bishnu P.

The more I teach the more I realise the value of what I have learned from you both and the teachers at Yoga Synergy.

Stefan Camilleri

"Bianca and Simon are very quickly becoming my most important teachers, even after only having practised with Simon in person briefly. I'm now completing their online courses and haven't felt this good in my practice and body in years, it's such good content I can't recommend it enough. Can't wait for Goa!"

Maike Bartels

Thanks again for this fantastic and literally life-changing course! The Yoga Synergy method is absolutely unique and unparalleled in the vast yoga world. I have been to so many different yoga classes and also attended teacher trainings with other institutions, but before I found Yoga Synergy I'd never had the feeling that I really understood what I'm doing (and why). I'm sure that my journey with Yoga Synergy doesn't end here and I'm looking forward to doing more online training and to hopefully meeting Bianca and Simon in person one day.

Laurel Schut

Thank you so much for putting together such a detailed textbook and series of videos! It should be required training for all yoga instructors. It was a pleasure to learn from you. Well wishes from Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.

Jo Curtis

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!!

K. Gee

Since learning and practicing yoga with Simon and Bianca, I have never found another studio where the yoga taught was as profound, or had such an unintentionally positive impact on my life and health. No other style comes close - it makes me want to return to live in Sydney!

Helena Meirmans

The Spinal Synergy course was wonderful. Thank you for the guidance and deeper understanding on better ways to move the spine in yoga. I have been teaching this to my students as I've been going along and they have found it extremely beneficial. As a yoga teacher of some years I have found that this practice has also enhanced my own yoga practice.

Stacey Tipton

I enjoyed the course. I feel it was built well. (Breathe)

Milica Mazinjanin

This teacher training is unique opportunity to learn from two different approaches both extremely valuable. It changed, so deeply and profoundly, the way I practice, as well as the way I teach. I got answers to long-sought questions and new conversations have started. Definitely most complete education with lots of support from Bianca and Simon throughout whole process. Can't recommend it enough.

Dafna .

Such an amazing training. Completely changed my yoga practice, teaching, and my life.

Vartika Agarwalla

With an experience of 5 years of teaching yoga in India, I can confidently say, the teacher training course with Bianca and Simon is an extensive learning of everything that has even remotely to do with yoga. The online version being extended over a year gives one more than enough time to learn, understand and live the subject. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to study under gurus who are true yogis in this day and age. Thank you for your love and support!

Mike Tetelman

A wonderful course. I learned a lot of important insights about breathing, moving from one's core, blood circulation, optimal pacing for exercise, staying firm and yet relaxed in poses and exercise, alignment and movement of muscles and joints, and more. All explained in a clear, concise, engaging way. Thank you!

Jenny M

Its been many years since I practiced with Bianca & Simon in person but I always think of the things I learnt from Yoga Synergy when practicing in different environments. I’ve recently purchased the ether video - and am finding it immensely satisfying to re-engage with the Synergy style of practice during lockdown. I’m very grateful for the  the years I spent at Newtown studio which laid a very strong foundation for my physical life.

Jenny (Sydney Newtown student)

Ruth Weeks – Educational Designer, Newtown Yoga Synergy

I had been practicing yoga for several years, but – as I was pregnant – I needed to look for a school that taught really safely and responsibly. The fact that Simon and Bianca were both qualified Physiotherapists very much appealed to me. I started going to a pre-natal class at Yoga Synergy and have never looked back! I love the fact that every sequence is different and that the teachers are constantly expanding my understanding of yoga. My daily practice and twice-weekly classes have helped me overcome periods of personal grief, insomnia and illness and become a really important part of my life.

Patricia D

I have thoroughly enjoyed Complete Sequence Set. When the student is ready the teacher appears. I have been practicing Yoga for about 14 years now and I have found some good instruction and not so good instruction. I have an at home practice so the download has been a wonderful addition. With an At- home practice as you know the student can follow the path of least resistance and ignore the hard parts and keep what is easy. Thank you so much. I am sure that I will be ordering again from you for other items. I have already experienced some more body knowledge in a short time of use. The instruction is well thought out and presented in a way that is easy to understand. Thank You Again Patricia Drain Plymouth Massachusetts USA

Thalia Perry

Thank YOU Yoga Synergy for all these wonderful offerings. Now in my 8th month without a salary since the beginning of the corona virus in Europe (other than some classes on line here and there) I must express my gratitude for all that you offer so freely. I am extremely grateful. I love your work! I learn so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and the top of it too!)

Peter Mclaren, Local Businessman, Bondi Yoga Synergy

In 2005, following a roadside discussion with a student on his way to a class, I decided to give Yoga Synergy a try. I have now become a dedicated student following the excellent results that are undoubtedly due to my regular attendance. As a long time sufferer of a prolapsed disc, I am grateful each day that my affliction has finally been brought under control. My thanks go to the Yoga Synergy instructors who ensure I practice with care, perseverance and above all faith. One of the greatest joys is now the equanimity and contentment that my evening Yoga class brings.

Mitch O.

Forever grateful for the teaching and experience! ?❤️

Anine Shama

I learned so much during the yoga fundamental course. It opened up new ways of thinking, practising and understanding of yoga. It was super!

Natacha Martins

Many thanks for everything. This course was really a wish come true! What you do, and how you teach is so flawless that sometimes we can actually believe it's easy!!! This course is not just "an online" course, but a really in depth one! Hope soon we can all do a "live" one. Learned a lot, felt very supported and hope to continue learning from these wonderful teachers! Natacha

Safaa Serieddine

I cannot describe my feeling totally, but completing this course was a joy and jubilant for me, all people close to me could feel that. I enrolled in this course based on my instinct and intuition, and it was a win. I think this course should be recommended to all teachers and households, it is a splendid and joyous course, there are many new things to learn not mentioned before, and a great recap for the anatomy course and deepens the information with more explanation. It enables you not only to practice more safely but even to fix all the pain that may cause by the practice or daily life, as well as helping the people around you. All of the course was interesting and beneficial with Simon, however, I also loved the 12th week with Bianca, it was an important recap summarising the information from the training program that related to the therapy course. I highly recommend this course!

S. Jackson

Considered nurturing Pilates Class. I was fortunate to attend Rachel's class yesterday at Yoga Synergy. The space lends itself to calmness, strength and flow. The class was exceptional Rachel has an incredible knowledge of anatomy and how it relates to our bodies in a functioning world. She focuses our mind and attention to the detail that nurtures us and challenges us at the same time. To develop the strength of mind and body needed to deal with everyday. A beautiful holistic, educational and emotionally uplifting experience.

Maddi Lock

I loved the Anatomy and Physiology online course. My own asana practice improved as each module was completed. I learnt the interaction of the muscle groups, the breathing techniques along with modifications for students with physical concerns for the main asanas. Simon personally answered my questions and provide deeper insight to the course assessment questions via phone calls. Having easy access to such a knowledgeable teacher was brilliant. The online course with Simon and Bianca is an excellent approach if unable to attend in person.

Robyn C

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 a complete novice! The yoga teacher, however ( Amelia) was so professional, compassionate and inclusive. Wish I could attend on a more regular basis. Thank you again Simon. Your efforts are so much appreciated.

Karen Schulte

I've just completed Asana Biomechanics.  I am using this course to keep my Yoga Alliance certification current. Loved every minute of it and learned so much.  The detail and body awareness were truly useful. Thank you, thank you!

Debbie K.

I have been attending classes at Yoga Synergy for the last 15 years and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. The instructors are fantastic and I always leave feeling energised and blissful.

Phillipa Matthews

The course was fabulous, helping me to consolidate further my understanding and application of the bundhas in a wider variety of postures.

Devi Meenan

“If you want to learn a way to free your body, spine, mind and unleash energy, letting it flow through your body, causing a joy while moving, while staying relaxed and while breathing calmly then try Yoga Synergy”

Javi Pardo

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 doing to share this teachings. 

Tian Sheng

Bianca and Simon are great teachers.The synergy style is gentle and very accessible to all bodies.The online training has its advantages of being time flexible and accessible for people all over the world, however it is merely an eye opener and to get the full benefit of the training I think an in person training is still the best option. I have learnt so much from the course and would highly recommend anyone interested in yoga to spend time to learn what Simon and Bianca has to offer.truly grateful for their teachings. My yoga practice will never be the same again - in a good way! I have learnt so much, and am truly grateful for this teacher training because it gave me the tools to not only be able to safely teach others but to improve my own practice. I find the synergy style very intelligent, and not just based on appearance, but on logical and scientific interpretation of traditional teachings. I now incorporate the synergy movements into my own daily practice, and have noticed the difference in my body, as I become warmer, more active, and more connected just by doing simple-looking movements. I learnt simple doesn't mean easy, and simple can be extremely effective, and have the same benefit as complex movements. I also learnt that a pose may look simple, but there is so much going on inside, properly engaging the right muscles and knowing the purpose of the pose is more important than copying the physical form. I realised the value of building a solid foundation, in learning key areas to focus on, and taking these same principles into all postures. The assignments have been very cleverly designed to make sure I dig deeper into the resources to have a better understanding. I really enjoyed doing them! Overall I am so glad I did the course, and learnt more than I expected. I hope I can teach at Yoga Synergy one day and share my love of yoga with others, and spread the knowledge Bianca and Simon have passed onto me through this training.

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Anh Nguyet Le

thanks for detailed course with clear instruction, and the videos are also very clear.