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


Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Synergy
ONLINE COURSES FOR 24/7 ACCESS
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ZOOM LECTURES & 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 Zoom lectures

Testimonials Online Teacher Training

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.


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

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”

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.

Lauren F.

He’s (Simon Borg-Olivier) one of the last true teachers. He’s a gift to us, and I feel scared about the state of yoga without him.

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

Tatjana

The Yoga Synergy Teacher Training in Bali has been a really inspiring experience in many ways for me. Bianca and Simon are wonderful teachers with deep knowledge. I appreciate their passion for sharing all they have learnt over the years on their own way with their students. The mixture of learning with the online courses and having the contact time in Bali were fantastic for me. The online courses gave me the opportunity to learn the material in different ways (reading, seeing, listening and getting active) and to learn in my own time. What I like most about the training is, that it is suitable for different levels. The best benefit for me as a yoga beginner was to reflect my own moving behaviours. Instead of using force and trying to press my body into positions, I have learnt to move in a gentle, loving and relaxing way, with the result of building up more strength and flexibility I ever did before. Having this in mind also helped me to accept my own limitations, getting back to feel free in my movements and to feel connected within my body again. Also the beautiful Yoga-students from all over the world, helping each other in their process of learning and growing, made this training very special. I can't wait to learn more from Bianca and Simon! Thank you! Tatjana

Kaori.

Simon and Bianca are the true Yoga teachers who have a really good understanding about traditional yoga philosophy, as well as a unique understanding about the human body in today’s world - a body that often struggles with traditional physical yoga practice/postures. Synergy is really like a safe bridge between the great traditional yoga and modern bodies. The teachers are really open/free spirits and loving being. Their methods are based on scientific evidence so they wont just tell you to "Feel the connection to the universe" or "Open your heart center" which i used to hear from lots of other teachers and never could believe what they said. I would strongly highly recommend you to learn from them!

Jess Ossington

I choose to complete my 200hr yoga teacher training with Yoga Synergy because they teach a safe, effective practice that is rooted in yogic tradition and guided by the knowledge of modern physiotherapy. The teacher training course is incredibly comprehensive in terms of both practical skills and theory. Completing the training in Goa, India with Simon Borg-Olivier was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life thus far. Simon truly is a master, and to learn from him is a joy and a privilege. I'm so grateful to Bianca and Simon for developing a practice that has had such a positive impact on my health, and I'm excited to share this knowledge as a yoga instructor.

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)

Safaa Serieddine

Even though this course was titled teacher training course, it is not only for teachers. I recommend this course for any person who would like to improve their health and life and increase the happiness and acceptance level in everyday living. I love learning here with Bianca and Simon together, each of their styles has a unique quality for practicing at different times. While Bianca is a school of discipline, firmness, rules, organisation generosity, and kindness in teaching and practicing, Simon is a philosophy of happiness and health bound to science and simplicity in fluid movement. I love learning and improving my life in a safe way that has it's roots in science.  This scientific base is what made me stick with  learning and practicing with Yoga Synergy since 2019. I have finished my first year and will continue my journey here.

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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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