What others say

At Yoga Synergy, we’ll help to develop your strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and resilience to stress. Each practice you do will promote good internal health, physical grace, positive energy and peace of mind. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our current students say about us. We have limited this page to jut a few, please refresh the page to read more testimonials.

Our Online Courses

Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

John Butler

It all started in 2017 for me after watching a video on YouTube with Simon, see link below: https://youtu.be/q0wfA3GYo58 This inspired me at the age 45 to begin my yoga practice, I saw something in Simons movement that I found impressive, from my past as a martial artist I saw some elements that reminded me of this, intertwined with flowing moves I had never seen before, and I saw in Simon the movement and grace that I aspired to be. From my time is martial arts I had naturally formed my own type of flowing moves from the various arts I had studied but I didn’t have the Yoga Asanas, vinyasa and flexibility that was demonstrated in Simons videos. Soon after I began my journey with some online yoga synergy videos, and then more recently decided to take the Yoga Advanced Fundamentals course. It wasn’t long before I realised that yoga is far more than stretching and fancy moves, and realized that I didn’t need be the most flexible person in the world. I could just happy being who I was and be happy with what I have. Even though I still strive for improvement within myself I do not have to compare myself with anyone else. I initially found studying hard but after the first week I gained momentum and started to enjoy every minute, every bit of reading work and every Asana and sequence, I looked forward to studying every day, it was never a chore. I was quite sad when it came to the end, Simon and Bianca are great teachers and explain things really well. The last few weeks of my course were during the start of the world wide Coronavirus epidemic and I found great comfort in the course at this time as it helped me to focus, stay calm and at times to meditate. I would highly recommend you take this course if you want to deepen your understanding of yoga. I look forward to building on what I have learnt so far, progressing and becoming a better version of myself every day. I also would love to meet Simon and Bianca in real life and take part in a class. 5-star rating from me. John Butler.

Maddi Lock

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.


Yoga Therapy

Stephane R

Deep and thorough knowledge of all disciplines relevant to yoga, decades of practice at a very high level and an incredible generosity towards students of all levels. No calculation, political correctness or other superficiality here; this is the essence of yoga taught with joy and with an open heart. Highest respect and gratitude.

Anneliese

Good morning Simon and Bianca, I am currently up to week 7 in the online Yoga Therapy course. I feel so grateful to you both for offering me the opportunity to complete this learning. It has been direction changing for me. I am very new to being a yoga teacher and feel so fortunate to be being empowered with this knowledge at such an earlier stage of my Yoga journey. After attending many Yoga classes and feeling confused and often concerned about  poses being offered ( especially in beginners classes ), its similar to a door being opened and finding a whole new wing of a building to explore. The course make so much sense to me, connects with what I feel instinctively, is engaging and has given me so much more in depth knowledge and confidence. Being able to complete online is great for me to fit in with a full family life but I still feel so connected. I love Simons teaching style. Its expert, heart felt, gentle and generous and I often am at the computer having light bulb moments and/or shaking with laughter. I love sitting at the dinner table, sharing what I have learned that day with my family starting with " Simon says" Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity. Sending you many warm wishes

David Cunningham

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.

Alina Cvetkova

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.


Testimonial Breathe

Vitor W Rosenfeld

I had no difficulty to follow the sequence I was able to follow all the intervals I had more difficulty in the last retention. Well now, what I have to do ? Maintain each fase 15 seconds each one ? Try to increase the intervals ?

Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

Olivier Deletroz

The way Simon teaches is pure perfection for my injured body, everything that was taught resonated with my knowledge and I am now able to practice without pain, discomfort or loss of motivation. I am chiropodist (podiatrist) with a good background of functional anatomy and biomechanics, and prior to this I was a landscaper and snowboard teacher - nice jobs but not so healthy for the joints and the back. After a few years of very regular yoga practice I was finding my lower back, wrists and shoulders were actually worse, as the well meaning teachers that I had were only showing the final stages of postures and pushing my body too far.

Ivana J.

I’ll be thinking about the course I just completed (Interactive Applied Anatomy) for a long time. Thanks so for keeping your vision strong for so long! For me - a yogi on & off for decades, and aspiring teacher - Yoga Synergy was only centre I wanted to learn about anatomy and physiology to progress my own practice and inspire others with theirs, I’ve just completed the interactive course over 2 weekends and will be drawing on that for a long time. Simon has genuine and rare wisdom from rich experiences and mentorships, supported by wide study and practice as a physio. I value his perspectives and demonstrations to ensure real understanding. He made extensive content accessible, stimulating, memorable and enjoyable. Bianca’s input into the overall YS teaching resources must also be mentioned - as Simon’s long-term professional equal. I thank them both for keeping their vision strong and their commitment to keeping yoga real.


Asana 84 Postures

Pippa Matthews

Having completed the YS Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga, this course consolidated my learnings of the bundhas by taking a close look at their application in each posture. I now feel more confident to teach the bundhas more comprehensively in the postures. Thanks once again Simon for your tireless efforts with teaching YS and ensuring it has an international reach. Your passion for yoga, and the YS method continues to inspire me. I feel immensely fortunate and blessed to have been introduced to YS classes in Newtown all those years ago:) !! Namaste, Pippa

Karen Schulte

I've just completed Asana Biomechanics.  I am using this course to keep my Yoga Alliance certification current. Loved every minute of it and learned so much.  The detail and body awareness were truly useful. Thank you, thank you!

Erin

This ’84 Postures Course’ is essential for everyone who wants to gain insight into the gist of the most common yoga postures. I started my yoga studies with Ashtanga Yoga ten years ago, and kept on practicing for years without any anatomical knowledge. I ended up with a bulging vertebra and with chronic pain in my lower back. But since I came across the teachings of Simon Borg-Olivier and have done all three of his online courses – including ’84 Postures’ – I have had a sort of epiphany and finally I have much more sense and discernment about my body. Plus ’84 Postures’ not only enhances your knowledge about the most frequently taught asanas, but also helps you how to teach other people safely and effectively.

Marina Bordet

Very complete course ! Simon makes the explanations of the asanas crystal clear, and I understood how important the kidneys area is, stiff in most people, including me, and how important it is to properly work on it. Some asanas are so misunderstood by majority of yoga teachers, I hope that more and more yoga teachers will do this course, to understand the biomechanics of the asanas. Deeply recommended for fitness trainers also, Squats and push-up explanations are gold.

Tricia Hughey

I really enjoyed the course! I have been teaching yoga and movement fr 18 years and found so much information I had never heard before. tHe program offered unique and different insights on commonly taught postures. I took about 10 pages of notes LOL I do write on the large side-but still 🙂 MY least favorite part were the longer practices. The moves were way to unfamiliar to move through the flow on your own without someone watching and correcting you visually. It was especially challenging when there was no guided or led instruction, just mouth clicks. I found it much more helpful and rewarding with Simon's cueing. I wish there were a way to refer back to this. My only complaint is that if I wanted to review something, I would have to rent the whole program again. I would definitely try out another of your programs. I was already strolling through the offerings! Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge with the world!


Boost your Energy Testimonials

John Isaacs

It was very informative and enlightening.

Jennifer Young

Thank you for the thorough teachings on physiology and blood flow. Even with 16 years experience in fitness and yoga, I learned so much. Namaste!

What Others Say

Tanya D.

I have been to one class here so far, which was last Friday and absolutely loved it! I will definitely be going back again.



Yoga Videos

Patricia D

I have thoroughly enjoyed Complete Sequence Set. When the student is ready the teacher appears. I have been practicing Yoga for about 14 years now and I have found some good instruction and not so good instruction. I have an at home practice so the download has been a wonderful addition. With an At- home practice as you know the student can follow the path of least resistance and ignore the hard parts and keep what is easy. Thank you so much. I am sure that I will be ordering again from you for other items. I have already experienced some more body knowledge in a short time of use. The instruction is well thought out and presented in a way that is easy to understand. Thank You Again Patricia Drain Plymouth Massachusetts USA

Teacher Training

Karen Van B

Ever since I was introduced to the yoga synergy method by my teacher, I was keen on taking a ytt with Bianca and Simon but wasn't able to travel and carve out a whole month away from my family. Probably one of the only positive consequences of the pandemic is that Yoga Synergy became an online training. I am enjoying the practices enormously and my body hasn't experienced any pain or discomfort since I started practicing Yoga Synergy on a daily basis. I did become stronger and have more range of motion at the same time. The live calls with Bianca and Simon have been very valuable and the anatomy is so extensive that I feel way more confident in teaching anatomy during my classes than before. I would recommend this training to anyone who is interested in deepening their practice or who wants to understand how you can teach yoga to everyone in a sensible manner.

Devi Meenan

“If you want to learn a way to free your body, spine, mind and unleash energy, letting it flow through your body, causing a joy while moving, while staying relaxed and while breathing calmly then try Yoga Synergy”

Eric S.

The best authentic yoga I know. Away from the mainstream, Simon teaches his students his beautiful, eventful yoga art. Or should I say, Simon inspires in a very profound way and makes the flow a successful meditation.