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.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

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.

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.

david cunningham

Advanced Yoga Fundamentals: Essentials for teaching Yoga

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Amelia, Bianca and Simon for all their help and for the opportunity to learn so much about this subject and for making it relevant to what we do. I look forward to the continuous learning and practising .

Thanks Again.

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.

david cunningham

Yoga Synergy Classes

Not really a discussion thread, but just feel I must express my gratitude to Simon for so generously sharing his knowledge. I am loving the course and finding the information so helpful with my own practice. I did attend a Yoga Synergy class when i was in Sydney recently. Even tho I have been practising yoga for over 20 year I felt like a complete novice! The yoga teacher, however ( Amelia) was so professional, compassionate and inclusive. Wish I could attend on a more regular basis.

Thank you again Simon. Your efforts are so much appreciated.

I practiced with Yoga Synergy at Bondi in 2005 and since then have been living in QLD. I’ve mostly been exercising in a gym environment, drifiting from the wisdom of the practice that I treasured. Then I revisited the Yoga Synergy DVD Air Beginner. It was a deeply MOVING experience and I felt as if a better part of myself was awoken. I want to express my GRATITUDE to both Simon and Bianca for the highest standoard of Yoga they offer. I strongly believe that you have made the world a better place, helping individuals become more open, balanced and “inwardly calm”. My fiance claims I had my best parenting moment the other day as I was able to converse with our daughter after her first day of school….but I put it down to Yoga Synergy, so thank you, thank you, thank you both.

After studying yoga for many years, in mid-2009, I began attending Yoga Synergy in order to take my practice to the next level. The Yoga Synergy style of yoga is strong but graceful, dancelike and exquisite. The applied anatomy and physiology which informs the teaching is brilliant. And the tuition in pranayama and mediation is profound. Through their intelligent and sophisticated teaching, Simon, Bianca and their team open a path to significant physiological, emotional and spiritual development. The experience has exceeded all my hopes and expectations. And, it is really lovely to practice there.

In 1996, I kept passing the Newtown studio, picking up flyers and then returning to the comfort of my couch. Eventually I made it through the door looking for a change of mind, body and lifestyle. I found all these things at Yoga Synergy and I am very grateful. Yoga Synergy is driven by Bianca’s and Simon’s passion, enthusiasm, experience and professionalism. It serves a brand of yoga that is grounded in physiology and anatomy, without the new age frills and distractions. As a scientist aiming to keep an open mind, I have found yoga has stretched it further and in directions that benefit my daily life. My advice is to open that door.

I have been a student at Yoga Synergy since the beginning of 2010. I now regularly attend the 6am yoga class in addition to my other training which includes cycling, pilates and weight training. Since starting yoga, I have gained increased muscular and postural core strength. It has also improved my endurance, stamina flexibility and balance – and relieved me of the persistent pain of an injured shoulder and lower back. Yes all of the above!! Plus, I feel significantly more centred and happy, and look forward to each class because I know how good it will make me feel.


Teacher Training Testimonials

This is yoga and a health approach that can take you through the rest of your life.  No gimmicks. Endless learning and understanding.

“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”

“If you were to invest your money somewhere then go and do a Yoga Synergy course with Simon Sir. Your investment will grow several times “

“Do it, most intelligent, beautiful, evolutionary style of yoga. Do this teacher training and you will never have to do another.” Anna Maria Conneely (Ireland)

“If you want a solid investment into education, that is very credible and backed up with years of practice, study and experience, you should choose Yoga Synergy”