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

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!

Judy Qin

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

Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

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

Dovile Surpyte

This is a very thorough and in-depth course, joining both Western and Eastern sciences. The knowledge and experience of the teachers is nearly unparalleled. Highly recommended for yoga practitioners, especially those that are teaching.

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!

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!

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.

Alina Cvetkova

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

Asana 84 Postures

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!

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.

Maggie Rooney

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

Erin

This ’84 Postures Course’ is essential for everyone who wants to gain insight into the gist of the most common yoga postures. I started my yoga studies with Ashtanga Yoga ten years ago, and kept on practicing for years without any anatomical knowledge. I ended up with a bulging vertebra and with chronic pain in my lower back. But since I came across the teachings of Simon Borg-Olivier and have done all three of his online courses – including ’84 Postures’ – I have had a sort of epiphany and finally I have much more sense and discernment about my body. Plus ’84 Postures’ not only enhances your knowledge about the most frequently taught asanas, but also helps you how to teach other people safely and effectively.

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

Testimonial Ashtanga

Melissa Tattam

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

Tite Togni

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

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.

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!

Hector Omar Ruiz Rivera

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

Testimonials

Vicky Mittermayr

When I first started yoga 2 years ago I suffered from terrible plantars fasciitis because I pronated my feet. Using your “yoga tips” on bringing your heels together slightly when standing ... corrected my foot stance and relieved the foot pain. THANKS! Vicky Mittermayr (Canada)    

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.

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,

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

John Butler

It all started in 2017 for me after watching a video on YouTube with Simon, see link below: https://youtu.be/q0wfA3GYo58 This inspired me at the age 45 to begin my yoga practice, I saw something in Simons movement that I found impressive, from my past as a martial artist I saw some elements that reminded me of this, intertwined with flowing moves I had never seen before, and I saw in Simon the movement and grace that I aspired to be. From my time is martial arts I had naturally formed my own type of flowing moves from the various arts I had studied but I didn’t have the Yoga Asanas, vinyasa and flexibility that was demonstrated in Simons videos. Soon after I began my journey with some online yoga synergy videos, and then more recently decided to take the Yoga Advanced Fundamentals course. It wasn’t long before I realised that yoga is far more than stretching and fancy moves, and realized that I didn’t need be the most flexible person in the world. I could just happy being who I was and be happy with what I have. Even though I still strive for improvement within myself I do not have to compare myself with anyone else. I initially found studying hard but after the first week I gained momentum and started to enjoy every minute, every bit of reading work and every Asana and sequence, I looked forward to studying every day, it was never a chore. I was quite sad when it came to the end, Simon and Bianca are great teachers and explain things really well. The last few weeks of my course were during the start of the world wide Coronavirus epidemic and I found great comfort in the course at this time as it helped me to focus, stay calm and at times to meditate. I would highly recommend you take this course if you want to deepen your understanding of yoga. I look forward to building on what I have learnt so far, progressing and becoming a better version of myself every day. I also would love to meet Simon and Bianca in real life and take part in a class. 5-star rating from me. John Butler.

Dr Sarah Woodgate, Psychiatrist, Bondi Yoga Synergy

I had been experimenting with different yoga schools in Sydney for almost a year, but had yet to find one I really felt connected to. In late 2009, my former hairdresser in Brisbane – who moonlights as a yoga instructor – suggested I try Yoga Synergy. From the beginning, my experience was welcoming and positive. Every teacher displayed a genuine interest in my wellbeing. There was sense of mind-body connectedness. And I felt that my chronic knee injury was taken seriously and not “pushed through”. Regularly attending Yoga Synergy has provided me with a calmer, more meditative space for myself and improved my ability to practice yoga in a mindful way.

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.

Kirsty M.

Simon has without a doubt, an amazing understanding of the body and mind, in all aspects, and has such a beautiful teaching manner. I have taken away with me some invaluable gems of information and advice to apply to my own practice, and to my teaching in the future. It was a very enriching experience for me! I’m so looking forward to attending Simon’s next workshop, I can’t wait! Applied Anatomy and Physiology Interactive Workshop 2019

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.

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.

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.

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

Mitch O.

Forever grateful for the teaching and experience! ?❤️

Irene D.

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

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!

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!

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.

Eric S.

The best authentic yoga I know. Away from the mainstream, Simon teaches his students his beautiful, eventful yoga art. Or should I say, Simon inspires in a very profound way and makes the flow a successful meditation.

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

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.

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.

Francis Ong

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

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.

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 

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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!!!

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!

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. ☺️?

Nicole Mantelli

Thank you so much for the online classes. I started practicing again in the beautiful way I was used to when in Sydney. I have a 13 months old daughter and practicing yoga from Synergy classes is help...

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.

Sadeep Pringh

It has been a very good learning experience with the course and excellent teaching style.

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.

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.

Tite Togni

As a professional athlete and yoga practitioner for more than 30 years, I've experienced how yoga can enhance an athlete’s life, but I struggled to find yoga practices that would boost my energy instead of depleting it. It was only after I had found Simon and Yoga Synergy that I realized yoga can make conditions worse if you practice it in an unsafe and unintelligently manner, which was BKS Iyengar' s major concern too. After training with Mr Iyengar, I had found Yoga Synergy, the missing link between traditional yoga and the needs of the modern human body. 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 all over the world. There was a cascade of positive results manifesting in all aspects of my life: in my health, relationships and even in my professional life. Go to a class, a teacher training, or do an online course with Simon, and you will realize what the sages have been saying about yoga as Kaivalya: freedom in presence. (Tite Togni, professional athlete, founder of YogaXRunners, Italy)

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Kimberly Chu

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

Patricia Smith

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

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!

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.

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

Nga Tran

"I did two teacher training courses with Simon and Bianca in 2015 and 2017, followed by a 10 day intensive Yoga therapy workshop in Sydney. These training courses both in person and online are one of the best training I've done which have shaped my personal practice and teaching today. Simon and Bianca's knowledge, support, and generosity are profound and I couldn't recommend Yoga Synergy enough to anyone who wants to become a yoga teacher or to deepen their teaching and practice."

Diana R.

I love these classes . For a long time I have been looking for a class for a range of ages and abilities and found it at Yoga Synergy.

Tatjana

The Yoga Synergy Teacher Training in Bali has been a really inspiring experience in many ways for me. Bianca and Simon are wonderful teachers with deep knowledge. I appreciate their passion for sharing all they have learnt over the years on their own way with their students. The mixture of learning with the online courses and having the contact time in Bali were fantastic for me. The online courses gave me the opportunity to learn the material in different ways (reading, seeing, listening and getting active) and to learn in my own time. What I like most about the training is, that it is suitable for different levels. The best benefit for me as a yoga beginner was to reflect my own moving behaviours. Instead of using force and trying to press my body into positions, I have learnt to move in a gentle, loving and relaxing way, with the result of building up more strength and flexibility I ever did before. Having this in mind also helped me to accept my own limitations, getting back to feel free in my movements and to feel connected within my body again. Also the beautiful Yoga-students from all over the world, helping each other in their process of learning and growing, made this training very special. I can't wait to learn more from Bianca and Simon! Thank you! Tatjana

Kelly Berzack (South Africa)

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

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)

Katherine Peverelle

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

Calina P.

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

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.

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.

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”

Lauren F.

He’s (Simon Borg-Olivier) one of the last true teachers. He’s a gift to us, and I feel scared about the state of yoga without him.

Oksana I.

Simon has an art of giving, from his heart, mind, and soul. I have been researching the internet, magazines, and books for years in my quest to find the guru who would have the deep theoretical knowledge paired with intelligence practice, complemented by passion, dedication and such an authentic gift as a teacher, as Simon Borg-Olivier, and I can truly connect to. From our first contact, I immediately knew Simon was that guru. His ability to constantly evolve and take his students to higher, purer and more intelligent levels of practice is amazing.

Prue P.

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

Stefan Camilleri

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Beatriz Maizel

"It is so important to my health to have this practice in my life"

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.

J Fishman

I've been going to Yoga Synergy in Bondi and Newtown for many many years and I still love it. Every teacher is highly trained and follows a particular class structure so I trust that my body will be moving in a safe and effective way.

P. Choi

I completed my Yoga Synergy teacher training in 2016. The Yoga Synergy method is progressive, intelligent and transformational; the course curriculum (online and face-to-face) is thorough and relevant and the teachings from Bianca and Simon are accessible and positive. I love the Yoga Synergy method as a student and as a teacher. Thank you Yoga Synergy.

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

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

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!❤??

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.

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!

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.

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!

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

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

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

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' .

Maddi Lock

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

Melissa Hurt

Bianca and Simon give comprehensive lessons on their unique approaches to the study and practice of Yoga Synergy-style yoga. It is fabulous to learn about their approaches and their pedagogical methodology! I love them both dearly!

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.

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.

Jess Ossington

I choose to complete my 200hr yoga teacher training with Yoga Synergy because they teach a safe, effective practice that is rooted in yogic tradition and guided by the knowledge of modern physiotherapy. The teacher training course is incredibly comprehensive in terms of both practical skills and theory. Completing the training in Goa, India with Simon Borg-Olivier was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life thus far. Simon truly is a master, and to learn from him is a joy and a privilege. I'm so grateful to Bianca and Simon for developing a practice that has had such a positive impact on my health, and I'm excited to share this knowledge as a yoga instructor.

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.

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 . 🙂

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!

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!

Josephine C.

Yoga Synergy, in the care and mgmt of Simon and Bianca, offers absolute world class wonderful yoga instruction. It is not your average studio, the directors train their hand selected teachers over years and the quality and care shows. Be warned though.. if you go to them first you will never be satisfied in other studios because these guys are truly the best. Yoga Synergy directors understand the Western body as well as the Eastern yogic traditions. If you look at the BIOs of the head instructors of other studios in Sydney most have trained under the direction of Yoga Synergy directors. Try them.. you will be delighted.

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.

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.

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.

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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.