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

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.

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.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

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

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.

Yoga Therapy

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!

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!

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. ☺️?

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

Asana 84 Postures

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)

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

Pin Lun – Guo

I am very grateful to Simon Borg-Olivier for his teaching. This course has benefited me a lot. It has deepened my use of anatomy, BANDHA and movements, and allowed me to practice in a safer and more efficient way.

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!

Kimberly Chu

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

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.

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!

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' .

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

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

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!

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.

Carelene De Jager – Online Course Student

I was a little nervous in the beginning , hoping it would all all make sense to me 🙂 But I have found this course to be so informative and interesting and I love the lay out and order of each topic and how everything truly comes together and makes total sense to me . 🙂

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

Gavin B.

Rachel’s stretch class was excellent. While it was tough her verbal guidance was very clear & she took the time to correct each individual when necessary. She also continuously repeated to only go as far as your body will comfortably go thus avoiding injury. Thank you Rachel.

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.

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.

Phillipa Matthews

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

Anh Nguyet Le

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

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.

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!!

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.

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

J O’Rourke

After years of yoga practice in various styles and various cities across the world, I'm so grateful to have found Yoga Synergy and their unique blend of movement styles. All the teachers here are true yogis with vast experience.

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!

kylie Bernoth

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

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.

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.

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!

Prue P.

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

Madeleine Heath

Fabulous course throughly enjoyed it!

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!

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

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

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 !"

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!

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!

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.

Dr John Wilkinson, Senior Virologist, St Vincent’s, Newtown Yoga Synergy

In 1996, I kept passing the Newtown studio, picking up flyers and then returning to the comfort of my couch. Eventually I made it through the door looking for a change of mind, body and lifestyle. I found all these things at Yoga Synergy and I am very grateful. Yoga Synergy is driven by Bianca’s and Simon's passion, enthusiasm, experience and professionalism. It serves a brand of yoga that is grounded in physiology and anatomy, without the new age frills and distractions. As a scientist aiming to keep an open mind, I have found yoga has stretched it further and in directions that benefit my daily life. My advice is to open that door.

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/

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.

Gina Gutschmidt

Thanks so much for the work you do. I benefit tremendously from your teachings and find them unique in the realm of movement and yoga. My life has changed much for the better by applying what I learn from you. And I am looking forward to see what happens if I learn even more.
Appreciation is send your ways. BIG time 🙂

Marina Bordet

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

Erin

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.

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. ☺️?

Jinan Ette

I don’t know what I’d do without my classes with Bianca. That woman is an absolute star I don’t know what her secret sauce is, but please never stop x

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!!!

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.

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.

Moritz Thilo

The information was interesting,

Grahame S.

It’s always great to do a class at Bondi Junction.The atmosphere and instruction is terrific.

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!

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.

Kathryn

I had a new teacher today covering for Kath at Newtown called Catherine. I just wanted to say how much  I enjoyed her class. She has a lovely confident energy and has such clear instructions with so much intent. Kath is one of my favourites but Catherine said she is quite new to synergy so I thought giving her an appraisal would be useful. Send her to Newtown more often please 🙂

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)

Pia Trickett

This teacher training has been absolutely fantastic. Beyond the wealth of knowledge, which I feel honoured to have had access to, both Bianca and Simon have been truly wonderful supports and communicators. The zoom sessions have been a joy to go through and I hang off every word! It has, however, been a little bit isolating feeling like I’m ‘falling behind’ because of the number of hours I have not been able to find in a week to complete the zoom sessions, however, I do not think this is a fault of the course! That one is on me, I would never suggest that less material is better. Another slightly isolating component is that, because I am more of a timid person, I haven’t taken the initiative to either speak up during a zoom session nor email in any questions. I don’t feel like I am missing out on any valuable material because of this, however, it has left me with a slight sense of disconnection. Not inherently a problem considering that I signed up knowing it would all be online, but potentially could be rectified by having a session or two where group participation is required? Whether that be a video intro session/group Q&A where everyone is expected to share? Maybe this is the plan for the future tutorial layout I’m not sure. I just wonder whether if participation had been more formally structured would I have felt a bit more accountability and also connection? In saying this, I also recognise that I could have sent in questions and spoken up at anytime. Bianca and Simon have been nothing but open and approachable. So maybe a part of me has liked having the option of anonymity. I’m not sure. What I do know is that for the more shy students maybe a slightly obligatory push to speak up could be of some value? Otherwise this course, and especially the zoom sessions have been bloody fantastic, wowowowow. My life has changed because of the knowledge I’ve gained. I feel energy and love during my practice! AND I’ve realised that I’m more than just limbs, I have a spine! 😮 Mind blowing the fact that never before during a yoga practice had I even thought about bringing attention to this part of my body. I cannot express my gratitude enough. Bianca, Simon and all those connected to the teachings you have shared, thank you. You have guided me towards experiencing joy, lightness and strength. Thank you thank you thank you. Namaste

Candy W.

If you want to learn to be a yoga teacher - Yoga Synergy is the only place to learn. The online courses supplied relevant information alongside the comprehensive practice videos, which included two levels of poses for those new to yoga and the more advanced. Yoga Synergy is suitable for all ages - energetic enough for the younger body while gentle enough for the older bodies. I had completed a 200 hour yoga training earlier, the result of this training made me feel very insignificant from very ego driven teachers, with no practical training supplied. Complete waste of money and time. My concern is now to learn the poses enough to make Bianca and Simon proud of their Yoga synergy styles when I teach. I would not teach any other style.

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.

Lidia Pavlovich

I am a lucky and a happy person, because I have found this fabulous Synergy yoga school. The interesting thing is that I wanted to learn from Bianca and Simon many years ago, but I had no opportunity, as I live very far from Australia. The pandemic is a bad thing but it changed the communication around the world. So now it is possible to study on the Internet. The online teacher training course is my choice. From the beginning I was very interested in the Synergy Method, but when I started my course I found it absolutely perfect. The style of teaching I like to copy. The atmosphere is so encouraging. I feel like a part of community. And I thank my teachers very very much. Bianca helps me even with my difficulties with the translation from English. I admire their work for organization and making the stuff. The Internet resources, the schedule of online live conferences are very nice. The amount of knowledge is so huge and it is a pleasure for those who likes to learn. The method by itself is unique, the best I’ve tried. And the researches that Bianca and Simon made are great. Thank you for sharing your great experience! I highly recommend Synergy yoga teacher training course.

Sheila Annis

Studying yoga with Bianca and Simon is such an enriching experience. Their vast knowledge is woven with generous loving kindness, so one feels held in a web of support to move forward with teaching and self practice.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Kirsten H.

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

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.

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

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.

Raphaël Semeteys

Very interesting course which gave me the opportunity to get interested in physiology by applying it to Hatha Yoga. I took the course to know more about the bandhas and this knowledge already changed my own practise. I also understood why Pranayama means breath less air and more Prana. Ans I discovered nerves/meridians tensioning. So many new insights! I am now interested in following the Online Teacher Training and can't wait for it to start. Thanks a million and best regards,

Monika Lenkefi

I still remember the first Yoga Synergy class I walked into in 2006. I had been practicing yoga for 5 years by then, so I had some experience and learnt from a few very skilled, excellent teachers. However, my first class with Simon had a definite WOW factor which lasts even today after 13 years of guru-shisja relationship. He never ceases to amuse me with his one of -a-kind teaching style, his warm, approachable, humble personality. I’m forever indebted to him for sharing his knowledge and wisdom with me. He is the most authentic teacher I have ever met. His wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm, creativity, sensibility, and sense of humour is unprecedented. Once you’ve had the chance to experience Simon, there is no other place to go. Grateful forever. THANK YOU. (Monika Lenkefi, yoga teacher and director of Izisz Yoga Studio, Hungary)

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!

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.

Mireia Osborne

I've done a couple of workshops with you (Simon) in Doha and Barcelona. Got my 500hrs TT and a few years of practice and volumes of workshops behind me. This is perhaps the most useful workshop I've ever done. It is functional and appropriate at any level and the Bandha work throughout the course is invaluable; as much for teaching as for my own practice. It has given me new enthusiasm and light in my practice. Thank you and stay safe.

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' .

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.

Safaa Sarieddine

In the beginning I should thank Simon and Yoga Synergy team for launching this glorious course in perfect timing with Coronavirus Crisis and thanking Bianca for her precious advice and recommendations. This is my third course with Yoga Synergy, as always it was a magnificent surprise, it reinforced and deepened all the knowledge from last courses beside add jubilant flavor for your yoga practice. I would like to recommend this course not only for individual people but for families and kids, especially nowadays with this new lifestyle after the worldwide crisis. This course will purify your body and spirt, will give you satisfaction and happiness, beside experience of excitement in your place without outside move. This course was a great new lifestyle with especially with early morning rise routine, it was a significant leap of transformation in my spirit and body. I wish I can spread Yoga Synergy's courses world-wide because of their marvellous benefits to gain flexibility, strength and healthy (body and mind) in safe way. Wish all the goodness and prosperity for Bianca, Simon and Yogasynergy team. Safaa Sarieddine

Judy Damas

I had been practicing using the Yoga Synergy Method for about 10 years before deciding to attend a teacher training course. I had also done all the Yoga Synergy courses and a number of workshops. The teacher training course was intensive and educational, it combined old Synergy with its focus on asanas with ever evolving Synergy's focus on spinal movements. The depth and knowledge of yoga by these physiotherapist/yoga masters is unmatched. I learned so much that I attended another teacher training the following year. In fact, I have decided to routinely return to training and I recommend to anyone looking for an integrative, deeper understanding of yoga.

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!

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.

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 

Maddi Lock

I loved the course! The fundamental course provides a level of understanding of the philosophy of yoga, am important concept to understand as a teacher. The content is clearly set out, easy to follow and comprehend. Each module is set out clearly, with reading, videos and the assignments to complete. The assignments are essential to understanding the concepts developed in the module. Simon always answered any question that I had if I struggled to understand a topic as part of the studies and course requirements. The course helped deepen my own yoga practice.

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!!!

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

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.

Kate B.

I have been going to the class in Bondi Junction on and off for over ten years. Whenever I think of trying somewhere else I can’t bring myself to! Bianca and Simon’s philosophy and the Yoga Synergy style are the best suited to our crazy world and Western bodies. I know I can trust the teachers there regardless of who is teaching. Always welcoming and suitable for everyone.

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.

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.

Rafaga B.

Thank you for doing what you do Simon, your video "the most important yoga" changed my life and started me in a new path on life. I just wanted to let you know that what you are doing is reaching people. Thank you, Namaste.

Eila Buziak

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

Calina P.

I love the Saturday morning pregnancy yoga class. Awesome class if you want to feel calm and revitalised.

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.

Marc C.

"Truly enjoyed the workshop Simon took us on an intimate journey re-connecting with our spine through movement” Synergy Fundamentals Principles and Standing Sequence Workshop with Simon Borg-Olivier

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 ???

Stacey Tipton

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

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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.