Online Course for Yoga Teachers & Students
Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing
make the yoga you teach safer and more effective
Deepen your knowledge of how to manage injuries and health conditions
help your students to feel safe in your classes
increase your student retention rate
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Is this Course for You?
Deepen your knowledge about how yoga can help heal injuries and health conditions, and how to apply the principles of yoga therapy to help yourself and your students.
“It was only when Simon’s teachings started to sink in that I realised how little I knew about the human body, and that yoga can make conditions worse if you apply it unintelligently.”David Cunningham (The Yoga Shala, Ocean Fitness, Galway Ireland)
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Watch Simon’s Introductory Lecture
Weekly Topics You Will Cover
WEEK 1: Introduction; and Principles of Therapy (1)
Video 1: Important Stages of Therapy – Overview
Video 2: Important Stages of Therapy – Pre-treatment assessment
Video 3: Important Stages of Therapy – Physical observation
Video 4: General principles of therapy
Video 5: Basic Anatomy
Video 6: Stretch and reciprocal reflex in practice
Video 7: Ten ways to enhance blood flow through the body
Video 8: Nerve-tensioning movements in practice
Video 9: Anatomy of the lower limb
Video 10: Four muscle states around a joint complex
WEEK 2: Musculoskeletal problems of the Upper Limbs, Upper Back and Neck
Video 11: Anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist and hand
Video 12: Yoga therapy for the shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist and neck 01
Video 13: Yoga therapy for the shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist and neck 02
Video 14: Yoga therapy for the shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist and neck 3.
Video 15: Exercises for the Shoulder, elbow, wrist & neck
Video 16: How to create shoulder stability
WEEK 3: Musculoskeletal problems of the Upper Limbs, Upper Back and Neck; & Introduction to the Lower Trunk and LImbs
Video 17: How to do push-ups safely and effectively
Video 18: How to train the joint complexes of the arm in different positions
Video 19: Exercises for Upper Back Pain
Video 20: Exercises for a torn rotator cuff
Video 21: Basic Anatomy of the lower limb 1.
Video 22: Basic Anatomy of the lower limb 2.
Video 23: General exercises for strength & flexibility around the hip, knee & ankle, and their effect on the lower back
WEEK 4: Musculoskeletal problems of the Lower Limbs Pelvic Girdle and Lower Back (1)
Video 24: Specific exercises for strength & flexibility around the hip, knee & ankle, and their effect on the lower back – ankle problems
Video 25: General exercises for knee problems
Video 26: A progression of exercises for knee problems
Video 27: Yoga Therapy for Hamstring Problems
Video 28: How to relieve and prevent lower back pain
Video 29: Exercises to lengthen the psoas muscle
WEEK 5: Musculoskeletal problems of the Lower Limbs Pelvic Girdle and Lower Back (2)
Video 30: Case study – Inner thigh and knee pain
Video 31: Case study – How breathing can affect healing
Video 32: Case Study – Inner knee and inner thigh problems
Video 33: Case study – Managing chronic ankle, knee and hip injuries 1
Video 34: Case study – Managing chronic ankle, knee and hip injuries 2
Video 35: Case study – Managing chronic ankle, knee and hip injuries 3.
Video 36: Case Study – Lower back problems and referred pain across the buttocks
WEEK 6: Principles of Therapy (2); Introduction to the Spine and Body Systems
Video 37: Important stages of yoga therapy – Revision 1.
Video 38: Important stages of yoga therapy – Revision 2.
Video 39: Important stages of yoga therapy – Revision 3.
Video 40: Important stages of yoga therapy – Revision 4.
Video 41: Yoga therapy for spinal, cardiovascular system and nervous system problems
Video 42: How to bend the spine backward and forward
Video 43: Sideways movements of the spine
WEEK 7: Therapy for the Spine (1)
Video 44: Combining spinal movements
Video 45: Using spinal movements to move the shoulders & chakra-opening exercises
Video 46: Case study – Yoga therapy for lower back pain 1.
Video 47: Case study – Yoga therapy for lower back pain 2.
Video 48: Case study – How to use reciprocal relaxation
Video 49: Case Study –Yoga therapy for upper back pain 1.
Video 50: Case Study –Yoga therapy for upper back pain 2.
WEEK 8: Therapy for the Spine (2)
Video 51: Case Study – Yoga therapy for herniated discs and lower back pain
Video 52: Breathing techniques for spinal problems
Video 53: Case Study – Sacroiliac joint discomfort
Video 54: Yoga therapy exercises to mobilise the spine 1.
Video 55: Yoga therapy exercises to mobilise the spine 2.
Video 56: Guidelines and principles for practicing the spinal movement sequence
Video 57: Spinal movement sequence combined with leg movements 1.
Video 58: Spinal movement sequence combined with leg movements 2.
WEEK 9: Therapy for the Spine Body Systems
Video 59: Case Study – Spondylolisthesis & degeneration of the discs & vertebrae of L4/L5 & L5/S1 1.
Video 60: Case Study – Spondylolisthesis & degeneration of the discs & vertebrae of L4/L5 & L5/S1 2.
Video 61: Case Study – Scoliosis 1.
Video 62: Case Study – Scoliosis 2.
Video 63: Case study – Lower back pain and disc protrusion 1.
Video 64: Case study – Lower back pain and disc protrusion 2.
Video 65: Case study – Lower back pain and disc protrusion 3.
Video 66: Case study – Endometriosis and abdominal pain 1.
Video 67: Case study – Endometriosis and abdominal pain 2.
WEEK 10: Therapy for the Body Systems (1)
Video 68: Case study – Lower back and sacroiliac joint pain 1.
Video 69: Case study – Lower back and sacroiliac joint pain 2.
Video 70: Case study – Lower back and sacroiliac joint pain 3.
Video 71: Abdominal breathing
Video 72: Spinal movements with abdominal breathing & the stages of Pranayama
Video 73: Bandhas and breathing
Video 74: How to do complex pranayama and train the muscles of breathing
Video 75: How to enhance circulation
WEEK 11: Therapy for the Body Systems (2)
Video 76: Spinal movement sequence with breathing 1.
Video 77: Spinal movement sequence with breathing 2.
Video 78: Case study – Recovery from ischeamic stroke 1.
Video 79: Case study – Recovery from ischeamic stroke 2.
Video 80: Case study – Recovery from ischeamic stroke 3.
Video 81: Case study –Treating the stomach region and the kidneys 1.
Video 82: Case study –Treating the stomach region and the kidneys 2.
Video 83: Case study –Treating the stomach region and the kidneys 3.
Video 84: Moving Energy
WEEK 12: Therapy for the Body Systems (3)
Video 85: Case study – Yoga therapy for pregnancy 1.
Video 86: Case study – Yoga therapy for pregnancy 2.
Video 87: How to modify postures
Video 88: General principles of managing lower back pain
Video 89: General principles of managing knee problems
Video 90: Managing muscular skeletal problems and medical conditions in a yoga, or exercise class 1.
Video 91: Managing muscular skeletal problems and medical conditions in a yoga, or exercise class 2.
Video 92: Question Time
WEEK 13: EXAM
Why study with us?
Yoga Synergy offers the most comprehensive Yoga Education and Training in Australia. We provide the support and flexibility you need to learn.
Established in 1984, Yoga Synergy is one of Sydney’s largest and most respected yoga schools. We teach thousands of students in our local schools in Sydney , through our Teacher Trainings (Australia and India) and Online students from all over the world.
For more information about us please visit our About Us pages.
Not just in body and mind – study anywhere, anytime. All of our courses are accessible 24/7 on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet.
Connect with other students and share your insights. We encourage students to engage with our vibrant community via our Facebook group.
Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss are experienced yoga practitioners and physiotherapists and have been training teachers for over 20 years.
We offer personalised support. Our excellent support team is here to help you get the most out of your studies. Contact us whenever you have a question.
Highly Qualified & Experienced teachers
The course is explained simply and practically by experienced yoga teachers and physiotherapists, Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss.
Study at your own pace. Receive a certificate of successful completion. Please note this course does not qualify you to be a “Yoga Therapist” however it can contribute to Continuing education for Yoga Teachers
What others say
What Others are Saying
It is important to me to keep learning even after years of teaching Yoga. This course has stimulated by curiosity and helped me to be more useful to my students. Mr. Lange
How our Pricing Works
Basically we offer discounts to those who study a second and third course with us. All our courses can be studied over 12 weeks (3 months) This is our recommended progression of study, but of course you can choose whatever order you like:
We highly recommend you start with ‘Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for Teaching Yoga’
12 week (3 month) course $587
We recommend studying Applied Anatomy and Physiology (AP) of Yoga as your second course.
12 week (3 month) course approx. $440
Complete the trio with Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing.
12 week (3 month) course $387
“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”David Cunningham, The Yoga Shala, Ocean Fitness, Galway Ireland
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More About the Teachers
- Bianca Machliss BSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy and has over 27 years experience teaching yoga, managing a studio and creating a community. She is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and ACHPER graduate.
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- Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy. Simon has been teaching yoga since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and a university lecturer. He teaches classes and workshops in Australia and around the world.
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About our other Online Courses
Fundamentals: ‘Essentials for teaching Yoga’
Blending the science of physiotherapy and traditional yoga, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of yoga postures and pranayama which will deepen both your yoga practice and your teaching.
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New to Yoga Synergy?
At Yoga Synergy, we welcome every body who wants to learn about the ancient art and practice of yoga, whether you’re a novice or have practiced yoga daily for years. It’s our aim to provide everyone who walks through our doors with an inspired space in which to practice and learn. The Yoga Synergy method is accessible for every body, to help enrich your life and meet the demands of the modern day in a more present, heart-centred and vibrant way.
Our experienced team of teachers will gently guide you through detailed instruction and adjustment based on a sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and traditional hatha yoga. (See About Yoga Synergy for more information about the Yoga Synergy method.)
Before long you will start to notice the benefits that a regular yoga practice can bring: deeper self-awareness, enhanced physical vitality, emotional stability and mental clarity, the fundamental aim of yoga to bring union to body, mind and spirit.
Yoga Teachers Training Courses
Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss have been training teachers for over 20 years. Join their Yoga Teacher Training for an in-depth, practical training in the Yoga Synergy method, which integrates traditional yoga for the modern body. The Yoga Synergy method can be applied to all styles of yoga. Our Yoga Teacher Training courses offer in-depth training in Techniques of Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology, Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle, Group Practicum and Presentation Skills. Courses are currently offered in Sydney & Byron Bay, Australia and Goa, India.