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

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

Yoshida Hisako

Both Bianca and Simon are truly amazing respectable teachers and role models for me on the mat as well as daily life. And I’m grateful for having this opportunity to learn Yoga Synergy directly from them. I love Yoga Synergy which changed my life so much that I always wanted to enroll in Teacher Training held in Goa and Bali. However, time and family matters had prevented me from taking part in TT. So, when I found out that new Online Teacher Training was to be held last October, I was thrilled to take this opportunity! OTT has been a wonderful opportunity for me to enjoy learning the Yoga Synergy method and prepare to take a step forward to share the wisdom of Yoga Synergy. It was really helpful for me to learn online. Because of this it’s been easier to manage my spare time effectively. I watched the online lesson videos over and over again to deepen my understanding. I asked questions in the online classes as well as sent emails- sometimes with my photos and videos attached. And the answers I received from both Bianca and Simon were always thorough, easy to understand and very helpful for me. I was impressed with the Yoga Synergy method - especially with the fact that it accommodates every student at the same class - whether you’re a beginner or a high level practitioner. I learned that a so called ‘simple’ pose is as important and worthwhile as a so called ‘complex’ pose as long as you create the feeling inside your body and mind. I was convinced that Yoga Synergy method is a safe and gentle way to practice yoga while making you strong and flexible both physically and mentally. I learned from Simon that Spinal Movements are not only the safest ways for ordinary people to get the long-term health benefits of yoga but also have so many layers and benefits for high level practitioners as well. They can even be applied to pranayama (breath control), too. One of the most impressive experiences was a tutorial session with Bianca. Each of us demonstrated a short sequence in a zoom online class and the advice I received from her was really helpful for me. I believe that was the turning point when my mindset changed from just a student who loves Yoga Synergy to a teacher candidate who wants to share the wisdom of Yoga Synergy. Before I knew it, I came to think that I would like to share the teachings of Yoga Synergy when the time comes. Lastly I would like to thank Jennifer who demonstrated with her side towards us so that we could understand the movements easily and Lorenzo and Amalia who played the role of students for us to learn how to adjust the postures of our ‘future’ students !"

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)

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.

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

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)

Kylie Thayer

If you want to become a yoga teacher, or even just wish to enhance your practice and improve the safety element of it, then I highly recommend taking the opportunity to grab this learning experience with both hands. I am still in the process of completing the online course components, but completed the live Zoom class component with Bianca and Simon earlier this year. We were taught what I think is a fairly traditional style of yoga teaching but with the modern aspects that come with many years of training, teaching and study (both are qualified physiotherapists), bringing the Western science aspect into it. Most of the students doing the Zoom classes with me were actually already teaching yoga but were there to unlearn the not so safe parts and replace them with much safer options. Each week there were stories of the difference it had been making to their teaching, with much positive feedback from their students. I have never taught a class so it was very interesting listening to the difference it was making to the practice of well established yoga teachers. Bianca and Simon are just lovely, extremely approachable, quick to assist in any way necessary, and brilliant at breaking things down into smaller steps. They are extremely generous with their knowledge, experience and time. The class was made up of a global mix of students and as such they also tried to accomodate the many time zones (a ridiculously difficult undertaking I suspect). The one positive thing to come out of this whole COVID thing has been the ability to undertake this training from home, rather than take a month out of my life to travel and train. I am truly grateful.

James M.

I think before synergy my practice had been one based on competing with my body, forcing it into submission. But synergy teaches you to find the subtle practice, allowing you to actually begin hearing and synchronizing with your own body, opening up a whole universe of healing.

Kyriaki Kyriakidou

I have wanted to join this YSTT since 2016 but time and cost issues were holding me back. In the meantime I completed the online YSA&P and started tuning in my teaching style to the YS one. Once I saw the online YSTT, I immediately enrolled and I am more than happy to have completed this unique for today's westernised standards method of hatha yoga. I already feel my body more relaxed even while executing sophisticated asanas or vinyasas. Contentment is more proximate to me now both in class and in life. Bianca & Simon are super stars in the sense of welcoming everyone and sharing their love and light indescriminately. Last but not least, I also want to thank Jennifer for her tireless & seemingly effortless assistance in Simon's classes. I have already changed my teaching style to 100% YS method and my students love it, too, despite the fact that teaching new stuff to new people online is not the easiest thing in the world. I feel that YS is the yoga method of the future times when himsa will have faded out so that our normal state will be that of ahimsa.

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.

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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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