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

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.

Erin Armendariz

Yoga Synergy’s Advanced Yoga Fundamentals effectively presents the who, what, where, when, why and how of Yoga. Through reading the course material, participating in the lectures, and putting it all into practice I have learned: WHO can safely perform a pose (with modifications, precautions, and contraindications) WHAT each pose entails including internal actions usually undetected visually WHERE to focus activity in the body to reach the desired outcome of the pose WHEN a pose is best performed in the sequence/when the body is ready for more challenge WHY the pose affects movement of energy and information in the body’s deep pathways HOW the body can achieve the greatest benefit from each pose through tips and mindsets Advanced Yoga Fundamentals empowered me to experience the life-giving results physical yoga offers, including energy and wellness from various forms of physical movement. My body benefited from the course and is better prepared to share what I received.


Yoga Therapy

Branislava M.

And here it is, I did it all. One more educational period with absolutely great, wise and awesome people Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg-Olivier. I am so grateful that I decided to take all 3 of their online courses, I have learned so much. I guess next thing to do is doing it in person. So, hopefully, next stop Teacher Training. ☺️?

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.

Diana Figueira

I am really enjoying this and study for the first time with Simon and Bianca hope to do more courses online and after pandemic meet them in person!

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.


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

Georgina Eve

"I loved this course! It played a fundamental role in furthering my study as a yoga teacher. Coming from an Iyengar trained background, and as a lead teacher myself, I really appreciated the fine attention to detail. Simon and Bianca are expert teachers who are able to deliver the subject of yoga Anatomy and Physiology in a comprehensive seamless whole. AAP provides amazing support throughout, an easy to navigate online structure and in depth resources. I recommend AAP to all yoga teachers, new and experienced"

Ana Bem Bizjan

I am extremely grateful to have been able to learn from both of you, I am humbled and in joy whenever I practice with the videos on the website, or just follow the movements or tips you put in the emails and social media. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤ Ana Bem Bizjan


Asana 84 Postures

Pin Lun – Guo

I am very grateful to Simon Borg-Olivier for his teaching. This course has benefited me a lot. It has deepened my use of anatomy, BANDHA and movements, and allowed me to practice in a safer and more efficient way.

Michal Ginter

Thanks for a fantastic course, Simon! I've been learning a tremendous amount from you. After some 6 years of Ashtanga vinyasa, I listened to a couple of interviews with you, and your approach resonated with me. My teacher introduced me to your fundamentals. I bought the videos of the fundamentals series a year ago, and have been practicing them on alternating weeks with Ashtanga Vinyasa 1st and 2nd series. I felt comfortable that I understood the basic principles but found some of the detailed instructions a bit too fast to follow or remember to do on my own. I feel that the Asana Biomechanics 84 postures course anchored the Fundamental Series in a broader context, and gave me a better understanding of the nuances of Yoga Synergy. I will go over the downloaded videos a few more times over the next few months, and then see which of your other courses might be a suitable next step. Thanks again!

Giorgia Cisorio

I loved this course! Each pose is meticulously explained from foot to head focusing on the use of bandhas, mudras and stretch reflexes. This course provided me with a great understanding of how to practice each pose in a efficient way in order to improve the blood circulation thru my body and consequently improve my strength and flexibility but most importantly my health in a safe and sustainable way. The Asana Biomechanics 84 posture is a great course for everyone who want to enhance their own practice and yoga teachers. Thank you Simon and Bianca for sharing all this valuable knowledge.

Mireia Osborne

I've done a couple of workshops with you (Simon) in Doha and Barcelona. Got my 500hrs TT and a few years of practice and volumes of workshops behind me. This is perhaps the most useful workshop I've ever done. It is functional and appropriate at any level and the Bandha work throughout the course is invaluable; as much for teaching as for my own practice. It has given me new enthusiasm and light in my practice. Thank you and stay safe.

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


Boost your Energy Testimonials

Moritz Thilo

The information was interesting,

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

Melissa L.

The classes here are always good. Highly recommended, whether experienced or just starting out. Thanks



Yoga Videos

Beatriz Maizel

"It is so important to my health to have this practice in my life"

Teacher Training

Alberto Guerrieri

The Online TTC is simply amazing. It took me one year to complete and absorb the material. Studying with Bianca and Simon is an incredible opportunity, the experience and knowledge they share through the 3 registered courses (Advanced Yoga Fundamentals, Anatomy&Physiology, 84 Postures) was more than expected from an Online course, but there's much more!! With the live classes you can clarify and deepen the amazing concepts they teach, I've found simply beautiful that you can create a real relationship with both teachers. I've learned a lot from the other students' questions and the sincere and free of judgment interaction it has been created through the year. Simon and Bianca's different approach to practice is like having attended two TTC at the price of one, they both share the same principles but with different interpretations, which leads you to become a super teacher at the end of the course. I feel I've gained so much knowledge that gave me a solid foundation to deal with any kind of body and practitioners of different level of experience. Having found Yoga Synergy and decided to trust Simon and Bianca changed me in a better person, student and yoga teacher. I am forever thankful to these amazing people!! Namaste https://www.instagram.com/AYOGA.IT/

Kylie Thayer

I've loved every bit of the course and feel very blessed to have learnt from such amazing teachers. Bianca & Simon gave so much encouragement at all stages. I also very much appreciate all the hard work to make online training possible in these crazy times. Online Teacher Training Info here.

Oksana Isavnina (Australia)

“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”