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Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga Online Course

$AUD 587.00$AUD 647.00

Enhance your yoga practice and/or become a better yoga teacher with Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg-Olivier’s ‘Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga’ online course. The course is essential for yoga practitioners who have embraced yoga as a life-long practice. Bianca and Simon’s combined expertise ensures students don’t adopt an incorrect practice that could potentially lead to injury. The course provides students and teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to get the most out of their (or their students’) yoga practice.

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)

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

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‘Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga’ is a practical course, taught in a similar fashion to a yoga workshop. It provides yoga teachers and students with the knowledge and skills to understand how the body works while it practises the asanas (poses and postures), vinyasas (dynamic exercises that combine movement with breath) and pranayamas (breath-control exercises) of hatha yoga.


Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

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.

I got a great deal out of the course. It’s a funny thing because Simon starts and ends the course saying ‘breathe less, bend less, move slower’ and then in between there’s these incredible 12 topics packed with SO MUCH knowledge and experience. A great deal of what he demonstrates is well beyond my current physical capacity, so the wisdom for me was not in trying to copy what he was doing, but in finding my own body’s version of what he was explaining or demonstrating. It’s so easy to go too far.

In terms of time, it took me much more than 120 hours. Having said that, I watched each lecture numerous times and deliberately took my time so that I could steadily apply my learning to my practice over time.

Probably the key learning for me was developing an anatomical and physiological perspective for what I was already experiencing intuitively in my body. I think this broadens my base for understanding other peoples’ bodies better.  And of course, it deepens my awareness of my own practice.

I also noticed that with so much new information going through my brain, I was getting a bit cerebral about my practice. For example, I would be thinking about the protraction/depression/rotation of my shoulders rather than just feeling them and my breath and working from there. I guess this is part of the ongoing challenge with my practice – to embrace new knowledge but to always let my practice grow from within.

In summary, I would absolutely recommend the course. And I have, to those who have asked me about it.

I very much enjoyed Bianca’s involvement. Since I have this opportunity, I want to say how much I enjoyed your lecture on the female reproductive system. You bring a different energy and with all respect to Simon (who did an incredible job), I think the course as a whole could be strengthened with more of you on screen.

So thank you very much to you all. The course interface was user-friendly and the content itself was a beautiful and deepening complement to the current yoga apprenticeship I am undertaking.

With gratitude.
Shona B.

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.
    Read more about Simon

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Course Access

Study over 12 Weeks (3 months), Study over 26 Weeks (6 months)

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3 reviews for Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga Online Course

  1. 5 out of 5

    I think it is extremely important to have a knowledge of anatomy specially in yoga, both for one’s own asana practice and also teaching. But for most of us, to learn anatomy on one’s own is difficult.
    I am nowhere near Australia and I hesitated for a long time before registering for this Anatomy and physiology course as I have tried other on-line courses that were far too general. I am so glad I did decide to enrol, each topic is very well explained in accessible way being neither too general nor too technical. It is so informative and it has really improved my approach not only to the asana practice but to my understanding of my body. I further think is very valuable to have the book (that is included in the fee) to deepen the knowledge.
    I really recommend this course.

  2. 5 out of 5

    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.

  3. 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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