Online Course for Yoga Teachers & Students

Yoga Therapy:

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

Highlights

  • 90 Video lectures covering all aspects of Yoga Therapy
  • Expert instruction from qualified physiotherapists and experienced yoga teachers
  • ’Must do’ course for anyone who wants to practice or teach safe and effective yoga.
  • 60 Continuing Education Points (CEP) credited with Yoga Australia
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.

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Is this Course for You?

  • Would you like to learn how to use yoga to assist in healing ailments and managing conditions?
  • Are you interested in how traditional yoga, modern exercise and physiotherapy can be brought together?
  • Are you experiencing persistent problems and not finding ways to alleviate them?
  • Would you like to learn more about how your body works?
  • Do you have chronic pain?
“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)

What others say

Yoga Therapy

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!

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… continue reading continue reading


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About the course

You will have access to the online course for 16 weeks in total. Including:

  • 12 weeks of Video Lectures
  • Downloadable course slides and notes
  • Final exam
  • Three weeks extra time for review

You will learn to make the yoga you teach safer and more effective.

Why study Yoga Therapy?

Many people practice exercises way beyond their understanding and physical capability, which is why it is so easy to get injured. If you’re a yoga teacher and would like to deal with your students’ ailments and conditions safely and effectively, first you have to understand the anatomy and physiology of your own body. Once you have understood how to manage your own ailments and injuries, it’s then much easier to start giving advice to other people.


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AUD $487

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What does this course aim to provide?

The intention of the course is to make yoga practitioners and teachers safer and more knowledgeable in relation to the human body however, at the completion of the course you are not qualified to practice as a “Yoga Therapist”.

We highly recommend that all yoga teachers and practitioners refer to qualified health and medical professionals for diagnosis of any conditions before applying any of the principles outlined in this course.

Yoga Synergy takes no responsibility for the individual’s interpretation of the material taught.

 

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

The study of Yoga Therapy …

fosters a greater feeling of safety and personal attention in your classes

Over the last 30 years, students have shared with us many reasons why they chose not to return to Yoga after their first class experience. This course has been designed with that in mind.

You will learn how to help your students:

  • Feel safe in the class
  • Feel that their conditions are being considered and/or noticed
  • Approach the class so they don’t overdo it or feel too sore afterwards to return
  • Feel assured that you have a thorough understanding of their body and their personal limitations
  • Please note this course does not qualify you to be a “Yoga Therapist”

Yoga Synergy Bianca Machliss Simon Borg-Olivier

About Us

Hi I’m Simon Borg Olivier and this is Bianca Machliss, Co-directors of Yoga Synergy and Yoga teachers for over 30 years.
I’ve been treating people’s injuries and conditions as a registered physiotherapist for 30 years and practicing yoga for 45 years.

I have the experience and know-how to bring modern physiotherapy and traditional yoga together to help you with the conditions that have continued to plague you.

And I can also teach you how to help your clients and students with their conditions.

Myself and Bianca Machliss have developed this unique course. After an introduction to the principles of diagnosis and therapy, you will be expertly guided through simple approaches and therapeutic sequences of posture, movement and breathing that can help to improve physical problems and energetic conditions of the body.

Throughout the course you will also see me assess and treat many real life cases with yoga therapy.

Bianca and I are both qualified, exercise-based physio (physical) therapists who are also experienced and advanced yoga practitioners and teachers.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Simon

Simon Borg-Olivier MScBAppSc(Physiotherapy)APAM and
Bianca Machliss BScBAppSc(Physiotherapy)

Become a more knowledgeable practitioner and teacher
who can help themselves and other people heal

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Become a safer, more skilled Yoga teacher

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  • Highly Qualified & Experienced teachers

    The course is explained simply and practically by experienced yoga teachers and physiotherapists, Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss.

  • Certification

    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

Yoga Therapy

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… continue reading

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!

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

Yoga Therapy

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.

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!

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“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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    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.

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    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.

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    How our Pricing Works

    We offer discounts to those who study more Essential Online Courses with us.
    This is our recommended progression of study, but of course you can choose whatever order you like:

    1st Course

    Full Price

    AUD $587-$644  

    We highly recommend you start with ‘Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for Teaching Yoga’

    12 week course + exams and revision

    Total access period 16 weeks
    Option to downloadable all videos

    2nd Course

    25% Off

    AUD $440-$483  

    We recommend studying Applied Anatomy and Physiology (AP) of Yoga as your second course.

    12 week course + exams and revision

    Total access period 16 weeks

    Option to downloadable all videos

    3rd & 4th Course

    25% Off

    $290.25 - $365.25 

    Continue your studies with Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing. or Asana Biomechanics – 84 Postures

    Total access period 16 weeks

    Option to downloadable all videos

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    Thank You and Namaste
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