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
Is this Course for You?
Deepen your knowledge with our continuous education 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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from the Yoga Therapy: Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing Online Course
28 mins - Exercises for lower back pain
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
Hi I'm Simon Borg Olivier and this is Bianca Machliss, Co-directors of Yoga Synergy and Yoga teachers for over 35 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)
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
All course materials are fully downloadable to keep and you will have 12 months access to the online course.
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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. Read more about Bianca
- 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. Read more about Simon
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.
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