Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc

Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australias oldest and most respected yoga schools. The Yoga Synergy style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga. Since 2007, Simon has been developing his yoga practice and understanding by studying with Master Zhen Hua Yang. During the past 20 years, as well as running a successful yoga school, Simon has continued to both study and teach at the University of Sydney. As well as teaching both group and individual classes through Yoga Synergy, Simon also teaches regularly at workshops and conferences both nationally and internationally. Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology (1980)

Oki Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (1984)

Shiatsu Massage Certificate (1985)

Master of Science in Molecular Biology (1986)

Chinese Massage Certificate (1987)

Iyengar Teacher Training Certificate (1991)

Registered Physiotherapist (Bachelor of Applied Science) (1996)

Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification ERT500 (2010)


Early on, Simon and Bianca realized the importance of understanding the human body. Not only did they both return to university to become fully qualified physiotherapists, but together they developed Yoga Synergys Applied Anatomy & Physiology Course of Hatha Yoga the only one of its kind in conjunction with the unique Yoga Synergy style of yoga. This course is pivotal to the training of each Yoga Synergy teacher and is also attended by Yoga Synergy students, and yoga teachers and teachers-in-training from all styles of yoga. As well as teaching at RMIT, Simon has also taught Yoga Synergys Anatomy & Physiology content at numerous yoga teacher training courses including: International Yoga Teachers Association (1990, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006), Sydney Yoga Centre Teacher Training (1995, 1996), Yoga Arts Teacher Training (Byron Bay, 2000, 2001), InspyaYoga Teacher Training (Byron Bay, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia (2007, 2008, 2009), Yoga Zone Teacher Training (Kuala Lumpur, 2007), Ysynergy Teacher Training (Kuala Lumpur, 2008, 2009, 2010), Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training (Bali, 2008, 2009, 2010) and Yoga Jaya Teacher Training (Tokyo and Osaka, 2008, 2009, 2010). Simon has also shared his knowledge of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga with some of Australias premier dance companies including the Sydney Dance Company, Darc Swan and Bangarra Dance Company.

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