Yoga Synergy Workshop with Simon Borg-Olivier


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1/89 Petra St, East Fremantle, WA, Australia
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Friday, 6 Feb 2015 to Sunday, 8 Feb 2015
0427 839 402




Venue: Off The Wall Yoga (1/89 Petra St, East Fremantle)

Cost: Full weekend (5 sessions): $375 or $350 early bird by December 12th 2014

Individual sessions: ($85 or $75 early bird by December 12th 2014)

payment can be made via on line bank transfer to: 

Joanne Camponovo

BSB: 306-066

#: 2325703

**please note a 50% cancellation policy applies 2 weeks prior to the workshop. Refunds are forfeited if less than 2 weeks notice is given.

Contact Jo Camponovo:

ph: 0427839402

“Systematically Developing Your Yoga Practice”

During this workshop Simon will show you how to systematically work with your practice by teaching four fundamental principles of traditional yoga that are totally in line with modern concepts of strength and conditioning, and the science of exercise-based physiology and physiotherapy. These principles can help you develop a yoga practice that will enhance your health and well-being on physical, energetic and emotional levels.

Each of the five sessions in this course includes 1-2 hours of detailed instruction on posture, movement and breathing by physiotherapist and yoga teacher Simon Borg-Olivier, followed by a flowing and meditative visually-instructed lead practice to music (no verbal instructions). 

You will develop a personal practical understanding of how use yoga to maintain and enhance health and longevity as well as to help you to recover more rapidly from musculoskeletal problems and medical conditions. This course can help you to be a better teacher for yourself if you practice yoga, and can also help you in the teaching of other people.

Friday night: 

Session 1: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

‘Active Movements From Your Core: How to get into a Posture’

People often think of ‘core’ work in yoga as the hardening of the abdomen, whereas in fact it is more to do with the ability to move from your core. In this session Simon will teach you how to enter a posture using your own internal energy. The methods taught here are the foundations 

of a sound traditional yoga practice, real internal martial arts as well as modern exercise physiology that can give you core strength with total freedom in your body. 

Saturday morning:

Session 2: 12.00pm - 3.00pm

‘Resistance Training From Your Core: Trying to Leave a Posture’

Resistance training has been shown to be one of the most important types of exercise for enhancing health and longevity. However, when practiced incorrectly, as is often the case, it can cause physical damage or physiological stress. In this session Simon will show you how to get the benefits of resistance training in static postures (asanas) and dynamic exercises (vinyasas) with no risk of injury.

Saturday afternoon:

Session 3: 3.30pm - 6.30pm

‘Spinal breathing: Circulating Prana with movement’

Most people know that breathing is important in yoga, but many have developed faulty breathing habits that tend to block the movements of the spine and inhibit internal organ 

function. Trunk muscles and spinal movements can direct your breath, but once you understand how to move actively from your core, it is possible for your conscious breathing to control your yoga. In this session Simon will teach you how to move your trunk so as to control your breath, and then show you how to progress to moving your breath so as to control your spine and physiology.

Sunday morning: 

Session 4: 9.00am - 12.00pm

‘Moving Energy in Stillness: What to do During a Posture’

It is relatively easy to generate and move energy in your body if you are moving but most people have difficulty in generating and/or moving energy while the body is still. In this session Simon while help you explore the yogic science of mudra in which you can both generate energy and circulate it while in static postures. The techniques shown here can give tremendous benefits to your muscles, joints and bones as well as your internal organs.

Sunday afternoon: 

Session 5: 1.00pm - 4.00pm

‘Integration: Meditation in Movement to Silence’

In this final session of the workshop all four principles elucidated over the previous four sessions and the techniques used to achieve will be brought together in a complete practice. This practice can be like an extended meditation that begins with smooth movements, continues with postures held for short periods and then culminates in a longer seated and still meditation. You will learn how to develop flexibility without painful stretching, increase strength without strain or stress, and improve circulation without needed to make your heart race. 

About Simon:

Simon Borg-Olivier MScBAppSc(Physiotherapy) has been teaching for 30 years throughout the world. Simon is a Lecturer at RMIT University, an advanced yoga practitioner, a physiotherapist, director of YogaSynergy and co-author of 'Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga'. 

YogaSynergy is traditional Eastern Yoga that has been specifically developed and adapted for the modern Western body by exercise-based physiotherapists and yoga teachers Simon Borg-Olivier MScBAppSc(Physiotherapy) and Bianca Machliss BScBAppSc(Physiotherapy).

YogaSynergy is a unique synthesis of ancient yogic wisdom with modern medical science. It is also an intelligent synergy of the teachings that Simon and Bianca have gratefully received over the last 30 years from Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete), Master Zhen Hua Yang, Sri B.K.S Iyengar, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sri T.V.K. Desikachar. The classes provide a safe and effective way to generate and circulate internal energy and at the same time they help to develop strength, mobility, fitness. They also promote the health of your internal organs. The main type of practice is smooth, flowing and dance-like with a 

meditative approach.