Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

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'Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga' is a must-do online yoga teacher training program for anyone who wants to become a yoga teacher and/or deepen their yoga practice. Between them, Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg-Olivier have practised and studied yoga for over half a century. They are the founders and directors of one of Sydney’s pioneer yoga schools, Yoga Synergy, which took its first tentative steps in the mid-1980s, long before yoga hit its stride as one of the most popular forms of exercise practised in the West today.

The course is 120 hours online and worth 60 CEP points credited with Yoga Australia. Choose whether you study the course over three or six months (Select below)

Please Note: 'Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching yoga' is part of Yoga Synergy’s 200h yoga teacher training course, along with Yoga Synergy’s ‘Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga’ online course.

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Online Yoga Teacher Training

Bianca and Simon’s combined expertise – as yoga teachers and physiotherapists – led to the development of the university course, Body, Breath and Movement, at RMIT in Melbourne. That course forms the basis of ‘Essentials for teaching Yoga’. The online yoga teacher training course blends modern science with traditional hatha yoga, with a focus on the practical application of anatomy and physiology to enhance your yoga practice. Topics covered include:

  • History and philosophy of yoga
  • Applied anatomy and physiology of yoga
  • How to safely and effectively practise physical yoga
  • Practice session on how to lengthen nerves
  • Practice session on how to best move with the spine
  • Practice session on one-legged poses
  • Practice session on spinal twists
  • Practice session on inverted postures
  • Practice session on breath-control exercises
  • Practice session on meditation and relaxation

We are now offering this online yoga teacher training program as a 12 week (3 month) or 26 week (6 month) online course.

Further Course Information Please visit our Course Information page for more details and weekly topic overviews.


Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

I too want to extend my gratitude to Simon, Bianca and yourself for this course. I have garnered so much understanding of yoga, life, living. It underscores the importance of knowledge, the effort needed to attain it, and how at the end of the day, it’s irreplaceable as It brings yoga to another level. I am also grateful I have invested in the DVDs and the textbook for the course as I will be able to continue learning and cementing the important theories presented.

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.

About the Teachers

  • Bianca is the co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy and has over 27 years experience teaching yoga, managing a studio and creating a community. Bianca and Simon’s shared passion for yoga has led to the creation of Yoga Synergy daily yoga classes, workshops, teacher training courses and international events.
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  • Simon is the co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy and has over 33 years experience teaching yoga, inspiring people all around the world. Bianca and Simon’s shared passion for yoga has led to the creation of Yoga Synergy daily yoga classes, workshops, teacher training courses and international events.
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5 reviews for Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

  1. 5 out of 5

    I love this style of yoga, blending Eastern traditional yoga with western science. Allowing our modern bodies the opportunity to discover union but in a safe way. The Fundamentals course is amazing, I feel so confident and energized as a teacher knowing I can truly help my students. After 30 years of practicing yoga and 15 years of teaching, my wrists were getting very sore from all the downward dogs I was doing. After one week of practicing them with a mani bandha (co-contraction around my wrist) I became painfree! Many of my students are commenting on how old injuries are resolving after practicing this way. Since you actively move into all of your poses in a relaxed way you don't even feel like you are working, and yet you become stronger and more flexible and most importantly you can feel energy moving throughout your body. I believe like Simon and Bianca have so much knowledge and know that I am only scratching the surface. I also throughly enjoyed the Applied Anatomy and Physiology course and am looking forward to continuing my education with them. Their courses offers more then you can imagine and are a must if you want to practice yoga in a safe way with non traditional bodies.

  2. 5 out of 5

    What drew me to this course was the sound knowledge of yoga principles and physiotherapy aspect as it relates to western bodies. My own practice has definitely been invigorated on a physical and spiritual level. I will definitely be exploring the other online courses offered.

  3. 5 out of 5

    This course dramatically changed my 20 year old practice. I find that by applying the principles taught in this class, I am floating through, versus "powering through" challenging vinyasa sequences. If you want to truly discover what it feels like to embody stira and suka, take this course. The sequence is taught so that it can be easily applied to students of all levels, with a strong emphasis on injury prevention, which is sorely needed in the yoga world today. Can't recommend this course enough.

  4. 5 out of 5

    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.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Enjoyed the course immensely. For me personally, taking the Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga course prior to this one worked better, and I definitely recommend them both and in that order. Then you come to your YTT totally prepared and fly through it, cementing the knowledge and reinforcing the skills. Personally I would not qualify anyone to be yoga teacher without them passing both courses and passing with at least 85% if not 100%.
    No one can teach unless they understand what really is going on in someone body. These two fundamental courses are a must.

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