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

Branislava M.

And here it is, I did it all. One more educational period with absolutely great, wise and awesome people Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg-Olivier. I am so grateful that I decided to take all 3 of their online courses, I have learned so much. I guess next thing to do is doing it in person. So, hopefully, next stop Teacher Training. ☺️?

Olivier Deletroz

The way Simon teaches is pure perfection for my injured body, everything that was taught resonated with my knowledge and I am now able to practice without pain, discomfort or loss of motivation. I am chiropodist (podiatrist) with a good background of functional anatomy and biomechanics, and prior to this I was a landscaper and snowboard teacher - nice jobs but not so healthy for the joints and the back. After a few years of very regular yoga practice I was finding my lower back, wrists and shoulders were actually worse, as the well meaning teachers that I had were only showing the final stages of postures and pushing my body too far.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

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.

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.

Yoga Therapy

Nicoline Breedt

Such a great course! Very informative and engaging. I love the way how Simon invites students to participate whenever he explains something in order to put his words into action. It was truly a joyful learning experience. Simon offers effective delivery methods for each problem or case study and teaches all therapists and teachers to remain humble and positive. I am overall satisfied with the course and would highly recommend it!

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.

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!

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.

Asana 84 Postures

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.

Michal Ginter

Thanks for a fantastic course, Simon! I've been learning a tremendous amount from you. After some 6 years of Ashtanga vinyasa, I listened to a couple of interviews with you, and your approach resonated with me. My teacher introduced me to your fundamentals. I bought the videos of the fundamentals series a year ago, and have been practicing them on alternating weeks with Ashtanga Vinyasa 1st and 2nd series. I felt comfortable that I understood the basic principles but found some of the detailed instructions a bit too fast to follow or remember to do on my own. I feel that the Asana Biomechanics 84 postures course anchored the Fundamental Series in a broader context, and gave me a better understanding of the nuances of Yoga Synergy. I will go over the downloaded videos a few more times over the next few months, and then see which of your other courses might be a suitable next step. Thanks again!

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!

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.

Marina Bordet

Very complete course ! Simon makes the explanations of the asanas crystal clear, and I understood how important the kidneys area is, stiff in most people, including me, and how important it is to properly work on it. Some asanas are so misunderstood by majority of yoga teachers, I hope that more and more yoga teachers will do this course, to understand the biomechanics of the asanas. Deeply recommended for fitness trainers also, Squats and push-up explanations are gold.

Testimonial Ashtanga

Hector Omar Ruiz Rivera

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

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' .

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!

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.

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.

Testimonials

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.

Simila Laiatici

It is a very complete course with enough material to learn and explore over a few years. One year is just the beginning of understanding. I was already yoga teacher 500 hr but I decided to do YSTT because of the Physiotherapist view, the physio-movement, the modern way to see yoga and the experience level of the teachers. I have personally met Simon once, and I follow almost every Bianca and Simon zoom. Miss that! Both very professional and also very kind yogis in the deep. I found much more than what I was expecting. Thanks

Philippa Kane

"For me, being able to do Bianca's classes on line and also watch Simon’s instruction is one of the best things to have come out of this whole pandemic!”

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.

Milos Kascak

I want to thank you very very much for the AYF Course! This was definitely one the best projects I have ever undertaken! The Advanced Yoga Fundamentals Course together with your Applied Anatomy book provide everyone with the basic applied knowledge of how to use own body in the proper way. Especially thanks to your yoga I managed to get the rush, that had caused me all injuries, under control. Based on my past life I would suggest to implement such course into the basic PT education of pre or early adolescent youth to prevent unnecessary physical complications in the later life. I am especially very positively surprised about how much Hatha Yoga, at least the one you teach, about breathing and focusing on the navel is. Had I known and met this before around 2005, I would have started my spiritual quests with Hatha Yoga.

Kaori.

Simon and Bianca are the true Yoga teachers who have a really good understanding about traditional yoga philosophy, as well as a unique understanding about the human body in today’s world - a body that often struggles with traditional physical yoga practice/postures. Synergy is really like a safe bridge between the great traditional yoga and modern bodies. The teachers are really open/free spirits and loving being. Their methods are based on scientific evidence so they wont just tell you to "Feel the connection to the universe" or "Open your heart center" which i used to hear from lots of other teachers and never could believe what they said. I would strongly highly recommend you to learn from them!

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

Hector Omar Ruiz Rivera

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

Rachy Van W.

Yoga Synergy teacher training with Simon was more than life changing, but life forming. Everyone who is passionate about movement, yoga and living with freedom in the mind and soul would love this intensive training. I sure did.

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!!!

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!

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.

Sarah W.

I’ve just started back practicing yoga after a long absence and I feel very motivated now that I’ve found Yoga Synergy. The two instructors I’ve had so far (Joss and Catherine) are both very experienced yogis giving clear and sound instruction. I feel like I’m in good hands. The room and facilities are clean, bright and airy and location extremely convenient. After all these years, I’m looking forward to practicing regularly again.

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.

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!

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.

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

Sairam Devalla

This Breathing course is very knowledgeable, experienceable & detailed. This is Gem of all breathing courses, I got deep knowledge with this course, Thank u Guruji.

Irene D.

The best yoga studio I ever attended - high quality teachers and challenging classes

Marina Bordet

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

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.

Lucy M.

I love Yoga Synergy hands down the best! most of the teachers are beautiful instructors with a beautiful energy.The all round positive effects of these yoga classes for me last days afterwards. My last class, attended after a long absence forced by life situations, with Piotr on Friday evening, re affirmed my love and need for this type of yoga founded on yoga principles, natural, dynamic movements and nerve stretches. Kath Brown is wonderful too!! Simon and Bianca are inspirational!!

Nicoline Breedt

Such a great course! Very informative and engaging. I love the way how Simon invites students to participate whenever he explains something in order to put his words into action. It was truly a joyful learning experience. Simon offers effective delivery methods for each problem or case study and teaches all therapists and teachers to remain humble and positive. I am overall satisfied with the course and would highly recommend it!

Andrea E.

Eriko's Yin class is a precious find amongst so many "high energy, active, need to sweat" classes that are offered everywhere, including Yoga Synergy. The benefits of Yin are very much under rated and misunderstood, so it's great to see there is a Yin workshop finally being offered. Joss's classes are excellent as well. Her clear instructions and engaging energy make the space welcoming as she achieves perfect harmony with her "Om's" !! Sounds crazy I know, but she is one of few teachers who can pull this off with her students.

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.

Natacha Martins

I am enjoying this course so much... Although it was motivated by covid... This online was a blessing because I cannot still go to Italy or Bali to do it because of my young daughter! So... To me it feels like an amazing blessing!

Jennifer Young

Thank you for the thorough teachings on physiology and blood flow. Even with 16 years experience in fitness and yoga, I learned so much. Namaste!

Felicity C.

Smart, thorough, calm, strong, meditative. Everything!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Phillipa Matthews

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

Alberto Guerrieri

The Online TTC is simply amazing. It took me one year to complete and absorb the material. Studying with Bianca and Simon is an incredible opportunity, the experience and knowledge they share through the 3 registered courses (Advanced Yoga Fundamentals, Anatomy&Physiology, 84 Postures) was more than expected from an Online course, but there's much more!! With the live classes you can clarify and deepen the amazing concepts they teach, I've found simply beautiful that you can create a real relationship with both teachers. I've learned a lot from the other students' questions and the sincere and free of judgment interaction it has been created through the year. Simon and Bianca's different approach to practice is like having attended two TTC at the price of one, they both share the same principles but with different interpretations, which leads you to become a super teacher at the end of the course. I feel I've gained so much knowledge that gave me a solid foundation to deal with any kind of body and practitioners of different level of experience. Having found Yoga Synergy and decided to trust Simon and Bianca changed me in a better person, student and yoga teacher. I am forever thankful to these amazing people!! Namaste https://www.instagram.com/AYOGA.IT/

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.

M Taylor

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

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

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

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”

Anna Maria Connelly

“Do it, most intelligent, beautiful, evolutionary style of yoga. Do this teacher training and you will never have to do another.” Anna Maria Conneely (Ireland)

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!

Blenda L.E.

It was meant to be a random yoga class that I picked from the ClassPass app but I left the class so energized & motivated that I have been attending almost every day in the last 3 weeks... The sequence method is really empowering as makes me want to improve & follow the flow in the upcoming classes. It's also really nice to see the different teaching styles applied to the same sequence - loving Joss and Catherine's classes! Highly recommended 

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.

Safaa Serieddine

Well it was another exciting incredible course with Yoga Synergy, it was great how all the component of the course completing each other, how the lectures of Simon made the book very easy to understand, while it not very complicated but not easy to study or understand alone( while I am self learning person). Beside the wonderful supplementary practice videos. After finishing it I feel my brain glowing with these new important information, with this course beside Advanced Yoga Fundamentals course, give me the possibility to trust my home practicing SAFELY, with helping people around me to practice and learn practicing safely in addition to be able to find self treatment and heal far of medicines and doctors for me, my family and friends. Absolutely,I recommended this course not only for yoga practitioners, but for any person care about his health and people around him and I recommend Yoga Synergy particularly for anything in this field. BECAUSE it is very convincing depending on scientific reasonable data. Thank you very much I appreciate all your efforts.

Marina Bordet

Very complete course ! Simon makes the explanations of the asanas crystal clear, and I understood how important the kidneys area is, stiff in most people, including me, and how important it is to properly work on it. Some asanas are so misunderstood by majority of yoga teachers, I hope that more and more yoga teachers will do this course, to understand the biomechanics of the asanas. Deeply recommended for fitness trainers also, Squats and push-up explanations are gold.

Ivan G.

Thank you. I enjoyed the course a lot. It is a wonderful blend of western science and traditional yoga wisdom. I found the concept of bandhas superb, I have never learnt it this way before and it is really important to a safe and efficient practice. The pranayama section is also really good and goes much deeper than usual. The whole material is excellent.

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"

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. 

Julian Boswell

I thoroughly enjoyed completing this course. The online learning made it easy for me to take my time with it. I was able to digest the information at my own pace, explore the different cues on my mat, and apply it to my practice. Human anatomy is a vast and potentially intimidating subject. However, approaching it in a practical way through familiar asana's, allowed for new information to be synthesised more easily. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in Yoga Asana and how to move the body in a safe way.

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.

Ruth Long

This book should really be on every yoga teachers shelf!!

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.

Andrea Olivetti

Simply awesome and highly recommended! The most complete teacher training program with lot of materials and insights about every aspect of yoga practice, from anatomy and physiology to history and philosophy. Bianca and Simon are very wise, empathetic and trustworthy, I feel honored to study with them.

Suzana Rožmanec

Your online course is outstanding! I am happy to go through each chapter several times because so much useful information is given and you are truly a real treasure trove of practical knowledge. Thank you for your work.(Asana Biomechanics 84 Postures)

Mitch O.

Forever grateful for the teaching and experience! ?❤️

Stacey Tipton

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

James M.

I think before synergy my practice had been one based on competing with my body, forcing it into submission. But synergy teaches you to find the subtle practice, allowing you to actually begin hearing and synchronizing with your own body, opening up a whole universe of healing.

Yoshida Hisako

Both Bianca and Simon are truly amazing respectable teachers and role models for me on the mat as well as daily life. And I’m grateful for having this opportunity to learn Yoga Synergy directly from them. I love Yoga Synergy which changed my life so much that I always wanted to enroll in Teacher Training held in Goa and Bali. However, time and family matters had prevented me from taking part in TT. So, when I found out that new Online Teacher Training was to be held last October, I was thrilled to take this opportunity! OTT has been a wonderful opportunity for me to enjoy learning the Yoga Synergy method and prepare to take a step forward to share the wisdom of Yoga Synergy. It was really helpful for me to learn online. Because of this it’s been easier to manage my spare time effectively. I watched the online lesson videos over and over again to deepen my understanding. I asked questions in the online classes as well as sent emails- sometimes with my photos and videos attached. And the answers I received from both Bianca and Simon were always thorough, easy to understand and very helpful for me. I was impressed with the Yoga Synergy method - especially with the fact that it accommodates every student at the same class - whether you’re a beginner or a high level practitioner. I learned that a so called ‘simple’ pose is as important and worthwhile as a so called ‘complex’ pose as long as you create the feeling inside your body and mind. I was convinced that Yoga Synergy method is a safe and gentle way to practice yoga while making you strong and flexible both physically and mentally. I learned from Simon that Spinal Movements are not only the safest ways for ordinary people to get the long-term health benefits of yoga but also have so many layers and benefits for high level practitioners as well. They can even be applied to pranayama (breath control), too. One of the most impressive experiences was a tutorial session with Bianca. Each of us demonstrated a short sequence in a zoom online class and the advice I received from her was really helpful for me. I believe that was the turning point when my mindset changed from just a student who loves Yoga Synergy to a teacher candidate who wants to share the wisdom of Yoga Synergy. Before I knew it, I came to think that I would like to share the teachings of Yoga Synergy when the time comes. Lastly I would like to thank Jennifer who demonstrated with her side towards us so that we could understand the movements easily and Lorenzo and Amalia who played the role of students for us to learn how to adjust the postures of our ‘future’ students !"

Kristin Haigh, Physiotherapist, Bondi Yoga Synergy

I have been a student at Yoga Synergy since the beginning of 2010. I now regularly attend the 6am yoga class in addition to my other training which includes cycling, pilates and weight training. Since starting yoga, I have gained increased muscular and postural core strength. It has also improved my endurance, stamina flexibility and balance – and relieved me of the persistent pain of an injured shoulder and lower back. Yes all of the above!! Plus, I feel significantly more centred and happy, and look forward to each class because I know how good it will make me feel.

Tite Togni

As an athlete this Pranayama course (as well as the same practice during the TT in Goa and Bali) is like strength training for the respiratory system , like getting the breathing system to a good gym and do weight lifting , gradually , sustainable and therefore functional. Also, I adopted it as altitude training before a run race in the Himalayas and the results were better than doing actual altitude adaptation! Real strength is also mobility and this course allows you to train both : strength in slowing down and holding , as well as flexibility, mobility of the diaphragm and the 12 bridges, allowing to move in strength without tensing. Plus it's easy progression to remember and therefore sustainable for daily practice.

Steve

After 18 years of consistent asana practice, with no little or no medical or anatomical background, I now feel like I've been fumbling around in the dark. BUT, when I discovered the online availability of Simon and Bianca's work, every single aspect of my practice found a stronger foundation; the physical (I'm safer), the philosophical (so much more of the mysterious Sanskrit makes sense) and the meditative (I'm calmer and more focussed). It is truly summed up in their own 'mission statement' (Yoga for the modern body). I'd like to extend this review to include all of the download products that I'm enjoying, and not only the therapy course. If you care about not damaging yourself or, if applicable, your students, then you really will not regret investing the time and money into this work. It's also important that we are supported well when necessary, (in the world of I.T.) and to know that you're a real student / customer and not just another sale. On that I would add that every time I've had reason to contact them, they've listened and helped so, these days that's not too far from being at the feet of your guru I guess. Highly recommend this course, it's well structured, clear and very well indexed for future reference. If nothing else, Simon's injury list alone, will help you practice and teach with caution!

Kirsten H.

I cannot wait to do more training with Simon and Yoga Synergy. My body LOVES it ?

David C.

YS Thank you...I am very very new to yoga in the last month and have been so welcomed and supported by your team. Joss, Catherine and Danny so far. They could not have been more helpful and truly patient and compassionate. Thank you so much guys. Cheers David

S. Brockman

The 200hr teacher training was an amazing experience! The course was extremely thorough and the trainers incredibly knowledgeable especially including the extra two online courses (Yoga Fundamentals) and (Applied anatomy and physiology). The flexible delivery for me while running a Gym Business in Western Australia was perfect, (four weekend workshops finishing with a ten day intensive). I would highly recommend training with Simon and Bianca and the Yoga Synergy technique.

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!

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!!

Marina Bordet

Very complete course! Simon makes the explanations of the asanas crystal clear, and I understood how important the kidneys area is, stiff in most people, including me, and how important it is to properly work on it. Some asanas are so misunderstood by majority of yoga teachers, I hope that more and more yoga teachers will do this course, to understand the biomechanics of the asanas. Deeply recommended for fitness trainers also, Squats and push-up explanations are gold.

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!

Brett Walsh (Australia)

This is yoga and a health approach that can take you through the rest of your life.  No gimmicks. Endless learning and understanding.

Jake Graham

Excellent course, easy to follow and very fun. I found this very easy but super benefitting and it gave me a safe accessible way to practice breath work. I look forward to doing more of your courses.

David C.

I have been going to Yoga Synergy Bondi Junction for just over a year and have attended approx 130-140 classes so far. The yoga teachers/yogis are so compassionate, knowledgeable, kind and down to earth. Super grounded human beings. Extremely thorough and work with all levels of yoga from highly advanced to helping people commence their journeys with such care. Could not recommend Yoga Synergy more highly. World class teaching with such soulful compassion.

Louise Carter, Online Anatomy & Physiology Course

Woo Hoo! Thanks for the High Distinction! And thanks for the AAP course. Comparatively new to Yoga I completed the ‘Fundamentals’ course last year and felt that AAP was a natural progression. I really loved the course which I thought was a perfect balance between anatomical and physiological detail and application to Yoga. I appreciated the course structure, particularly the discipline of having to complete weekly tasks while working towards a fuller understanding of how and why. Many thanks also to Online Course Administrator Amelia whose reassuring presence was very supportive.

Sonja de G.

The more I practice your sequences, the more I fall in love with them.

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.

Robyn Silberman

I thoroughly enjoyed learning the importance of moving safely in and out of postures. Watching and practicing the videos has taught me so much about teaching with confidence and care. Thanks to Simon and Bianca for giving so generously of their knowledge and time.

Ivana J.

I’ll be thinking about the course I just completed (Interactive Applied Anatomy) for a long time. Thanks so for keeping your vision strong for so long! For me - a yogi on & off for decades, and aspiring teacher - Yoga Synergy was only centre I wanted to learn about anatomy and physiology to progress my own practice and inspire others with theirs, I’ve just completed the interactive course over 2 weekends and will be drawing on that for a long time. Simon has genuine and rare wisdom from rich experiences and mentorships, supported by wide study and practice as a physio. I value his perspectives and demonstrations to ensure real understanding. He made extensive content accessible, stimulating, memorable and enjoyable. Bianca’s input into the overall YS teaching resources must also be mentioned - as Simon’s long-term professional equal. I thank them both for keeping their vision strong and their commitment to keeping yoga real.

Damien, Online Course Student

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Amelia, Bianca and Simon for all their help and for the opportunity to learn so much about this subject and for making it relevant to what we do. I look forward to the continuous learning and practising . Thanks Again.

Ngaio Richards

Though I am still (proudly) at intermediate level even after all this time I still get so much out of it as though it had been designed for me personally to use during all the ups and downs these years. I remember Simon saying in class many years ago that the Ether Sequence is one which is particularly useful as one ages mostly because of the way it works the legs - don't quote me, it was something along those lines. Perhaps to him at the time it was an off-hand statement but I always remember him saying this and had no idea at the time how right he was! The Ether Sequence seems to glue me back together again in all the right ways & places. I am actually stronger now than I was in my years at Yoga Synergy (more than 20years have passed since) and I hold the Ether Sequence mostly accountable.

Sabina P.

Was a total pleasure to do this course. I bought all the videos and each time I see them I find something new.

Simon M.

I love your work and I feel this course changed my way of looking at the world, hence, the world in my eyes!

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 ???

Eila Buziak

Simon is a wealth of knowledge, he is entertaining too.

Saeko Ginestet

Simon and Bianca, Thank you so very much for your quality program. I feel like I know you since I saw you everyday for the last 7 weeks! I would say that going through the entire course was not easy by any means. You made me reexamine what I thought I knew all over again. Your lectures were clear, kind, and helpful. I so trust your expertise, experiences, and heart-felt devotion to the Way of Yoga. I will definitely return and take more of your fascinating classes you are offering.

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

Alicia Castleman

The content was very similar to the Yoga essentials RMIT course but a great reminder.

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

P Baskind

I've been going along to Synergy for a lot of years. They have devised a disciplined and safe system expressed in a non competitive way. Regardless of your level you will find a reassuring and safe environment to practice and participate. Step one: give it a go.

Dafna .

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

Agnes P.

(Simon) You are one of the most amazing teachers and humans who I met in my life - your teaching rooted in deep knowledge, dedication and experience, scientifically sound, always safe and very respectful and loving with people. Lots of Love from Hungary

Patty L.

I love the Newtown studio. I love what the yoga does for me - Every time Never ever disappointing. Yoga is The most satisfying joyous discipline I know. Thanks

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.

Chiara L.

I've started yoga at Synergy, and I've always loved the way the classes were structured. The teachers were always very attentive to the student and corrected us when needed. I can't wait to come back!❤??

Joanna Kritter

"This training with Bianca and Simon is very comprehensive. I love the Yoga Synergy approach which integrates precision, fluidity and safety of movement. Bianca and Simon are both kind and great teachers, very generous in sharing their art. I really appreciated the live zoom tutorial sessions. Bianca and Simon were always very keen on taking time to answer our questions so it made the training interactive. The course materials (online learning platform, manuals and videos) are very comprehensive, well structured and professional. I am still at the beginning of integrating the Yoga Synergy method of practicing and it gives a whole new dimension to my yoga practice: I love this journey. I am grateful I chose to learn with Bianca and Simon and highly recommend their training" Namaste, Joanna Kritter

Sonia de G

No need to look further, this is the best yoga you'll ever find 

Vidya Venkateswaran

The very best yoga training ever. Don’t think twice about it!! It’s clear, concise, anatomy and physiology based. You get such a grounding foundation to build on.

Timea M.

Thank you, I truly appreciated the training. The more I learn from Simon, the more I realize how complex is his understanding of the physical, physiological and energetic relationships in yoga. He is not only really, really knowledgeable in yoga and functional anatomy, but an exceptional teacher with infinite passion for passing his wisdom on to students. I was afraid its going to be a lot of repetition and I may get bored. But it was just juicy ,intense and really entertaining, I loved all of it. I have never met someone who was always so ready to explain an explain again and again in different ways until students can get a better understanding. I would definitely recommend this training for even advanced yogis who have been teaching for a long time. Simon has the unique capability to shine a new light on most yoga poses with the spinal transitions.

Tony L.

I have practised yoga throughout Sydney, China and Bali in the last three years but I always return to Yoga Synergy. The flow classes are designed to develop the mental calmness and physical flexibility my body needs.

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.

Bronwen Waters

Thanks for putting your classes online at this time.. it's been the best thing about lock down here in NZ. I used to go to your classes when I lived in Sydney, so haven't done Synergy Yoga since 2012 when I was there.. straight into the Water sequence it's like my body hasn't forgotten, and it felt like coming home. Looks like I've started a home practice! Thanks again.

Carol-Anne O’Kane

Yoga Synergy revoluntionized how I view my yoga practice. As someone who regularly encountered physical, emotional and spiritual pain during my yoga journey, I believe these experiences guided me towards facilitators who stress the importance of safety and ease. I found Bianca and Simon's delivery so clearly stated, safety focused and easy to understand. They also made the idea of safety in the practice itself so engaging that I am re-filled with a fresh paradigm to applying the postures to the Beginners Mind. Although the online format can never live up to experiencing this in real life, the online portal had a lot of information in an easy to use format (once you get used to where everything is). So, thank you for re-aligning my entire concept of modern yoga. It feels like the relief after someone has clicked my spine back into place after being disjointed for so long.

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Sairam Devalla

This Breathing course is very knowledgeable, experienceable & detailed. This is Gem of all breathing courses, I got deep knowledge with this course, Thank u Guruji.