Yoga Synergy Workshop (Simon Borg Olivier)


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12 Stirling Rd, Claremont, WA, Australia
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Friday, 11 May 2012 to Sunday, 13 May 2012
$300 - $325
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0427 839 402


yogasynergy workshop (presented by Simon Borg Olivier)

Reflex Body...

Reflex Mind

May 11,12,13 2012

Free lecture & yoga demonstration Friday May 11 6.00pm -7.00 pm

Reflex Body...Reflex Mind

Join Yoga Synergy’s Simon Borg-Olivier for a workshop focusing

on awakening the energy of your spine.

The conscious mind can only focus on a maximum of about 40

things at once, while the unconscious mind can focus on about 40

million things at once. During this weekend you will be shown how

to take advantage of spinal reflexes using the methods of traditional

hatha yoga. Once your practice is directed in this way your mind

starts to behave in a reflex manner and you find yourself doing yoga

as opposed to learning yoga.

Viparita Karani Mudra: Headstand and Shoulderstand workshop

Viparita Karani mudra, which includes inversions such as headstand

and shoulderstand, is highly regarded in hatha yoga mythology for

many valid reasons. In this special session you will be taught the

necessary prerequisites and releasing postures needed before you

can safely do headstand and shoulderstand. These prerequisites

and releasing postures are valuable practices for anyone who wishes

to develop trunk and neck strength as well as increase mobility and

relieve pain in the upper back and neck. Those who can successfully

do these practices will also be taken through some variations of

headstand and shoulderstand.

Workshop Timetable

Friday May 11

• Session 1: 6.00 - 9.00 pm (includes free introductory lecture)

Saturday May 12

• Session 2: 12.30 – 3.30pm

• Session 3: 4.30 – 7.30 pm (Headstand and Shoulderstand workshop)

Sunday May 13

• Session 4: 10.30am – 1.30pm

• Session 5: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Simon Borg-Olivier MSc, BAppSc (Physiotherapy) has been teaching

yoga around the world for over 25 years. Simon is a Co-Director of

Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga

schools. He is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist

and a university lecturer. Together with Bianca Machliss, Simon

developed Yoga Synergy’s Applied Anatomy & Physiology Course of

Hatha Yoga – the only one of its kind – in conjunction with the unique

Yoga Synergy style of yoga.

Yoga Synergy style is traditional hatha yoga with an understanding

from exercise-based physiotherapy. We encourage students to

practice responsively (not automatically) so that each practice fulfi ls

the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual

practitioner, enhancing life force, energy and vitality.


Photo courtesy of Rick Carter


Included for $300 - $325

Cost: 3 Day Workshop $325 or $300 early bird by April 4th 2012

or per session: session 1: $55 or $45 early bird by April 4th 2012

Sessions 2,3,4,5: $80 each or $70 early bird by April 4th (inc. GST)

(Classes are progressive so you may only attend individual classes for session 1 and 2 unless you are very familiar with the Yoga Synergy style)

** special: 10% discount for students who previously attended Simon's workshop last year.

Bookings close April 27th 2012

* please note a cancelation fee of $50 applies after May 1st 2012. No refund for on the day cancelations or no shows