Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss

Start your 200hr Online Training

with Bianca Machliss & Simon Borg Olivier


As qualified Physiotherapists and highly skilled and trained Yogis, Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg Olivier have been training teachers for over 30 years.

If you are considering Yoga Teacher Training as a way to share your unique passion for  the teachings of yoga, a path to personal transformation, a way to take your practice to the next level and improve your own health and physical flexibility, Welcome to Yoga Synergy training. You are in safe hands.

We offer a fully accredited, proven program you can leverage to immediately be able to run a class that already works! Join the Online Yoga Teacher Training for in-depth education and practical training in the Yoga Synergy method - all from the comfort of your own home.

The Yoga Synergy method can be applied to all styles of yoga AND integrates traditional yoga for the modern body. Our Yoga Teacher Training courses offer in-depth training in Techniques of Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology, Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle, Group Practicum and Presentation Skills.

Once you sign up, you have 6 months access to all materials, to complete your course. We have 3 payment methods:

  • Up front (cheapest) AUD$1997 (~ USD$1344, €1207)
  • 4 instalments (AUD$525  x 4) = AUD$2100 (~ USD$1413, €1269)
  • 6 instalments (AUD$400 x 6) = AUD$2400 (~USD$1615, €1451)

Should you require more time to complete your studies once your initial 6 months access has expired,  you can purchase an extra 6 months access for AUD$197 (~ USD$133, €119)

After doing this training you can also then come along to a live training or retreat and convert your Yoga Synergy 200h certificate into a Yoga Synergy 300h certificate. A cost-effective and time-efficient way of achieving your goals.

Learn how to share your unique passion for the teachings and benefits of Yoga with your own students.

Use our proven teaching program to run classes that work!

    • Learn a scientifically based method for practicing Yoga and for Yoga teacher training called the ‘Yoga Synergy Method’. Certified with Yoga Alliance International
    • Develop a virtual community and form invaluable relationships with fellow students from all round the world
    • Enjoy the flexibility of a structure that allows you to work at your own pace in the comfort of your own environment - finish as quick as you like or take the year to complete
    • Comprehensive Yoga Education, access to most of the material forever, and 6 month access to online courses, zoom lectures & tutorials

    • Flexible Payment Options - Pay up front (most cost effective) or, over 4 or 6 months

"I am enjoying this course so much… Although it was motivated by covid… This online course was a blessing because I cannot still go to Italy or Bali to do it because of my young daughter!" Natacha Martins

ONLINE TEACHING

200 HOURS TRAINING


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TEACHER TRAINING LECTURES & MONTHLY ZOOM TUTORIALS
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ONLINE HUB FOR RESOURCES & PRACTICES

Start your Yoga teaching journey with 3 of our highly acclaimed online courses.

As soon as you enrol in the Teacher Training you gain access to:

  1. Advanced Yoga Fundamentals
  2. Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga
  3. Asana - Biomechanics of 84 Postures

ALSO INCLUDED:
6 months unlimited access to our Online Classes Platform for your daily practice sessions.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Join both highly experienced Yoga Teachers and qualified Physiotherapists Bianca and Simon for:

  • Zoom tutorials every month alternating with Bianca & Simon, as well as access to all previously recorded tutorials.
  • 102 hours of recorded Teacher Training Lectures

Testimonials Online Teacher Training

Patricia Smith

I cannot rate Yoga Synergy and Simon and Bianca highly enough! They teach a style that is accessible and safe for everyone, have a way of teaching and engaging with their students that feels personal and caring, even in the online training courses which are the only ones I have done with Yoga Synergy. I can recommend any of their online courses for new, but also for highly experienced Yoga instructors as their wealth of knowledge is phenomenal. Love those guys and feel very grateful learning from both of them. Thank you Namaste


Course resources, videos, text books all in one place.
Your Teacher Trainee Online Hub includes:

  • Yoga Synergy Teacher Training manual
  • 5 Elements video series
  • Spinal Movements video
  • Beginner Basics video
  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology Ebook Text book
  • Yoga Fundamentals online course downloadable set
  • Anatomy & Physiology online course downloadable set
  • ASANA: Biomechanics of 84 postures online course downloadable set
  • 8 week Teaching Program over 3 different levels downloadable for you to use when you start teaching.

 

Simon Olivier speaks in depth about the Yoga Synergy Online Teacher Training (20 min talk)

 

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY


Teacher Training

Tite Togni

As a professional athlete and yoga practitioner for more than 30 years, I've experienced how yoga can enhance an athlete’s life, but I struggled to find yoga practices that would boost my energy instead of depleting it. It was only after I had found Simon and Yoga Synergy that I realized yoga can make conditions worse if you practice it in an unsafe and unintelligently manner, which was BKS Iyengar' s major concern too. After training with Mr Iyengar, I had found Yoga Synergy, the missing link between traditional yoga and the needs of the modern human body. 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 all over the world. There was a cascade of positive results manifesting in all aspects of my life: in my health, relationships and even in my professional life. Go to a class, a teacher training, or do an online course with Simon, and you will realize what the sages have been saying about yoga as Kaivalya: freedom in presence. (Tite Togni, professional athlete, founder of YogaXRunners, Italy)

Bishnu P.

The more I teach the more I realise the value of what I have learned from you both and the teachers at Yoga Synergy.

Simila Laiatici

It is a very complete course with enough material to learn and explore over a few years. One year is just the beginning of understanding. I was already yoga teacher 500 hr but I decided to do YSTT because of the Physiotherapist view, the physio-movement, the modern way to see yoga and the experience level of the teachers. I have personally met Simon once, and I follow almost every Bianca and Simon zoom. Miss that! Both very professional and also very kind yogis in the deep. I found much more than what I was expecting. Thanks

About the Teachers


  • Bianca Machliss BSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy and has over 27 years experience teaching yoga, managing a studio and creating a community. She is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and ACHPER graduate.


    Read more about Bianca

  • Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy. Simon has been teaching yoga since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, research scientist and a university lecturer. He teaches classes and workshops in Australia and around the world.


    Read more about Simon

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Teacher Training

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.

Natacha Martins

Many thanks for everything. This course was really a wish come true! What you do, and how you teach is so flawless that sometimes we can actually believe it's easy!!! This course is not just "an online" course, but a really in depth one! Hope soon we can all do a "live" one. Learned a lot, felt very supported and hope to continue learning from these wonderful teachers! Natacha

Pia Trickett

This teacher training has been absolutely fantastic. Beyond the wealth of knowledge, which I feel honoured to have had access to, both Bianca and Simon have been truly wonderful supports and communicators. The zoom sessions have been a joy to go through and I hang off every word! It has, however, been a little bit isolating feeling like I’m ‘falling behind’ because of the number of hours I have not been able to find in a week to complete the zoom sessions, however, I do not think this is a fault of the course! That one is on me, I would never suggest that less material is better. Another slightly isolating component is that, because I am more of a timid person, I haven’t taken the initiative to either speak up during a zoom session nor email in any questions. I don’t feel like I am missing out on any valuable material because of this, however, it has left me with a slight sense of disconnection. Not inherently a problem considering that I signed up knowing it would all be online, but potentially could be rectified by having a session or two where group participation is required? Whether that be a video intro session/group Q&A where everyone is expected to share? Maybe this is the plan for the future tutorial layout I’m not sure. I just wonder whether if participation had been more formally structured would I have felt a bit more accountability and also connection? In saying this, I also recognise that I could have sent in questions and spoken up at anytime. Bianca and Simon have been nothing but open and approachable. So maybe a part of me has liked having the option of anonymity. I’m not sure. What I do know is that for the more shy students maybe a slightly obligatory push to speak up could be of some value? Otherwise this course, and especially the zoom sessions have been bloody fantastic, wowowowow. My life has changed because of the knowledge I’ve gained. I feel energy and love during my practice! AND I’ve realised that I’m more than just limbs, I have a spine! 😮 Mind blowing the fact that never before during a yoga practice had I even thought about bringing attention to this part of my body. I cannot express my gratitude enough. Bianca, Simon and all those connected to the teachings you have shared, thank you. You have guided me towards experiencing joy, lightness and strength. Thank you thank you thank you. Namaste

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”

Carol-Anne O’Kane

Yoga Synergy revoluntionized how I view my yoga practice. As someone who regularly encountered physical, emotional and spiritual pain during my yoga journey, I believe these experiences guided me towards facilitators who stress the importance of safety and ease. I found Bianca and Simon's delivery so clearly stated, safety focused and easy to understand. They also made the idea of safety in the practice itself so engaging that I am re-filled with a fresh paradigm to applying the postures to the Beginners Mind. Although the online format can never live up to experiencing this in real life, the online portal had a lot of information in an easy to use format (once you get used to where everything is). So, thank you for re-aligning my entire concept of modern yoga. It feels like the relief after someone has clicked my spine back into place after being disjointed for so long.

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Our Philosophy

Yoga Synergy is a comprehensive method for practicing and teaching traditional yoga for the modern body. The practice of yoga brings awareness to the self and awakens the heart and soul of the individual. The more we practice yoga, the more we awaken and are able to guide others in this process of realizing our incredible human vitality. Practice is the key, and at Yoga Synergy we use methods to make the practice safe, responsive, dynamic, meditative and fun so that it is becomes a lifetime practice, enhancing and bringing joy to all aspects of life.

The Yoga Synergy Method

Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg Olivier, both advanced yoga practitioners, experienced teachers and physiotherapists, have spent 30 years developing a scientifically based method for practicing Yoga and for Yoga teacher training called the ‘Yoga Synergy Method’. This method offers a yoga practice that is accessible to all, easy to understand and to teach. At the same time it is a challenging practice that develops strength, flexibility, fitness, internal health and a meditative flow.

The Yoga Synergy method will:

  • increase flexibility without painful stretching
  • build strength without stressful muscle tension
  • increase circulation without increasing heart rate
  • bring more oxygen to your cells without breathing more than normal
  • bring intelligence to your cells without needing to have to think

After more than a decade of learning directly from yoga masters such as Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sri T.V.K. Desikarchar in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Simon and Bianca returned to Sydney University to complete degrees in Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) in 1993, to learn more about the human body for the benefit of their yoga practice and teaching. Their deep understanding of anatomy and physiology of yoga is applied in the Yoga Synergy Yoga teacher training method. This practical method aims to prevent and assist in recovery of, the many musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions that occur as a result of modern yoga and exercise practice.


    STEP ONE


    If you're interested in a live Teacher Training sometime in the future, or even just not quite ready to enrol in the full online Teacher Training, then we encouraging students to take the first step and start studying  the online course Advanced Yoga Fundamentals

    The course is always part of our Teacher Trainings and accounts for 20 hours non-contact in the 200h training.

    Start today, complete your 20 hours online, and whatever amount (AUD$) you've paid, will be deducted from your future training cost.

    If you have done our 200h Online Training you will be eligible to join our 300h Live Training, or convert your 200h training with us into a 300h training by attending an additional live 100h in either Italy, Bali or India.

    Course Information

      Our Philosophy

      Yoga Synergy is a comprehensive method for practicing and teaching traditional yoga for the modern body. The practice of yoga brings awareness to the self and awakens the heart and soul of the individual. The more we practice yoga, the more we awaken and are able to guide others in this process of realizing our incredible human vitality. Practice is the key, and at Yoga Synergy we use methods to make the practice safe, responsive, dynamic, meditative and fun so that it is becomes a lifetime practice, enhancing and bringing joy to all aspects of life.

      The Yoga Synergy Method

      Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss, both advanced yoga practitioners, experienced teachers and physiotherapists, have spent 30 years developing a scientifically based method for practicing Yoga and for Yoga teacher training called the ‘Yoga Synergy Method’. This method offers a yoga practice that is accessible to all, easy to understand and to teach. At the same time it is a challenging practice that develops strength, flexibility, fitness, internal health and a meditative flow.

      The Yoga Synergy method will:

      • increase flexibility without painful stretching
      • build strength without stressful muscle tension
      • increase circulation without increasing heart rate
      • bring more oxygen to your cells without breathing more than normal
      • bring intelligence to your cells without needing to have to think

      After more than a decade of learning directly from yoga masters such as Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sri T.V.K. Desikarchar in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Simon and Bianca returned to Sydney University to complete degrees in Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) in 1993, to learn more about the human body for the benefit of their yoga practice and teaching. Their deep understanding of anatomy and physiology of yoga is applied in the Yoga Synergy Yoga teacher training method. This practical method aims to prevent and assist in recovery of, the many musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions that occur as a result of modern yoga and exercise practice.

      WE SUPPORT OUR CERTIFIED TEACHERS

      Once you are qualified, Yoga Synergy offers ongoing support, promotion and further training for your teaching career.
      Yoga Synergy Teachers Worldwide
      • Marketing Support

        Teachers will be promoted on the Yoga Synergy teacher directory as an authorized (certified) teacher of the Yoga Synergy style with links to their own websites and Facebook pages. We will regularly spotlight our Teachers on the website.

      • Earn Affiliate Revenue via Referrals

        You will be invited to partake in the affiliate marketing program for our online courses. Generous commissions paid.

      • Host Workshops

        Be invited to host workshops led by Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss at their studios

      See the current Teachers Directory here.

      • NOT QUITE READY FOR YOUR 200HR?

        If you are not ready to start your Teacher Training you can start our online courses first.

        We offer three comprehensive online courses as part of our Teacher Training program.

        Whatever you pay towards your online course will be credited towards your 200 hr training fees when the time comes.

        Start today by watching a FREE LECTURE from any of our courses.

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