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 their Online Yoga Teacher Training for in-depth education and practical training in the Yoga Synergy method.
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.

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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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 Zoom lectures

Testimonials Online Teacher Training

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


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

Dafna .

Such an amazing training. Completely changed my yoga practice, teaching, and my life.

Lidia Pavlovich

I am a lucky and a happy person, because I have found this fabulous Synergy yoga school. The interesting thing is that I wanted to learn from Bianca and Simon many years ago, but I had no opportunity, as I live very far from Australia. The pandemic is a bad thing but it changed the communication around the world. So now it is possible to study on the Internet. The online teacher training course is my choice. From the beginning I was very interested in the Synergy Method, but when I started my course I found it absolutely perfect. The style of teaching I like to copy. The atmosphere is so encouraging. I feel like a part of community. And I thank my teachers very very much. Bianca helps me even with my difficulties with the translation from English. I admire their work for organization and making the stuff. The Internet resources, the schedule of online live conferences are very nice. The amount of knowledge is so huge and it is a pleasure for those who likes to learn. The method by itself is unique, the best I’ve tried. And the researches that Bianca and Simon made are great. Thank you for sharing your great experience! I highly recommend Synergy yoga teacher training course.

JENNIFER G

....I’d like to say a few words of gratitude. My time well spent at the Yoga Synergy Teacher Training retreat was one of my top highlights and life changing moments in Australia! This is a new beginning but a profound one. I have been so fortunate to have the honour of being taught by my most respected Yoga Teachers Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss! Yoga Synergy has exceeded my expectations and I feel confident to carry out the knowledge and skills to transfer the beautiful flow of Hatha Yoga on to my future students. Whether I teach at Yoga Synergy soon or take this back to Canada or other parts of the world, I will carry out their legacy forward and share this beautiful art form to all those who want to receive it. Both teachers weighing a balance of tremendous trial and experience, skill and creativity in their own brilliant way and methods have made an enormous impact on my well-being down to the cellular level and far beyond words I can’t even express! I forever am grateful to be where I am today! .... I’ve learned a great deal about who I am, affirmed what I already know, assured of my purpose, realized more of my gifts and talents beyond the cutting edge yoga training that I forever am grateful to have gleaned. Thanks to the two awesome people behind Yoga Synergy for creating something special for others to be inspired by..... My cup is full and I’m ready to pour it out to all of you who want to learn more. Thank you both for making a spectacular difference in my life! Yoga Synergy Teacher Training Australia 2018

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

Nga Tran

"I did two teacher training courses with Simon and Bianca in 2015 and 2017, followed by a 10 day intensive Yoga therapy workshop in Sydney. These training courses both in person and online are one of the best training I've done which have shaped my personal practice and teaching today. Simon and Bianca's knowledge, support, and generosity are profound and I couldn't recommend Yoga Synergy enough to anyone who wants to become a yoga teacher or to deepen their teaching and practice."

S. Brockman

The 200hr teacher training was an amazing experience! The course was extremely thorough and the trainers incredibly knowledgeable especially including the extra two online courses (Yoga Fundamentals) and (Applied anatomy and physiology). The flexible delivery for me while running a Gym Business in Western Australia was perfect, (four weekend workshops finishing with a ten day intensive). I would highly recommend training with Simon and Bianca and the Yoga Synergy technique.

Simon Peverelle

I completed the 2020-2021 online teacher training course. The entire course took me an entire year to complete. The online courses (yoga fundamentals, yoga anatomy and asana) are worthwhile studying together as they compliment each other well. The material provided is thorough and in depth, and the video presentations are interesting and simple to follow. I think my favorite part of the course was the series of zoom lessons with Bianca and Simon. They are inspiring and welcoming teachers. No doubt the lessons would be far better in the flesh, but if you are unable to travel or leave home then this online course is a great option. The most important thing about the yoga synergy style of yoga is that it is accessible to many people because it encourages safe ways of performing postures. It encourages movements throughout the spine which has been tremendously advantageous in my own yoga practice. My students say they feel the difference in their practice too.

Milica Mazinjanin

This teacher training is unique opportunity to learn from two different approaches both extremely valuable. It changed, so deeply and profoundly, the way I practice, as well as the way I teach. I got answers to long-sought questions and new conversations have started. Definitely most complete education with lots of support from Bianca and Simon throughout whole process. Can't recommend it enough.

Molly Reinhart

I am so glad I chose Yoga Synergy to do my Online Teacher Training. There's so much information packed in I felt like doing every class twice. The Synergy Style is exactly what I needed to form the foundation for a safe lifelong practice. I feel equipped to discern what's going to feel good for me both immediately and long-term, as well as being able to pinpoint and verbally guide what looks uncomfortable in students who might not recognise it or just think it's part of yoga. The Spinal Movements Sequence offered here is absolutely incredible. It moves my body in all the right ways and leads me into a beautiful meditative flow. Every time I do it I notice another nuance of how perfectly designed it is. I didn't have the intention of teaching when I signed up, but now that I see what a unique practice I've learned I want everyone to know! The quality of information offered by Simon and Bianca is way beyond worth every penny. My advice to anyone interested is if you're going to put the time in, you ought to be 100% sure you're getting the best instruction. Personally, my body and mind say "this is it".

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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, then we are encouraging students to take the first step and start studying  the online course Advanced Yoga Fundamentals

    The course is the online part of our Teacher Training 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.

    Once live trainings resume, 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 - when this becomes available.

    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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