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Simon Borg-Olivier

Anatomy & Physiology | MSc BAppSc | Physiotherapist | Author | Director: Yoga Synergy
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Simon was first introduced to yoga at age six learning breath retentions from his father, then the main bandhas from Basil Brown (an Olympic athlete). At age 17, a Tibetan Lama introduced Simon to the philosophy of yoga.

In 1980, Simon started the physical practice of hatha yoga eventually learning with BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and TKV Desikachar. Simon commenced teaching in 1982. Simon met his main teacher Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete) in 1985.Then in 1988, Simon met physiotherapist yoga teacher Bianca Machliss. Together Simon and Bianca have developed the unique Yoga Synergy system. Synergy-style yoga is intelligently designed in accordance with the principles of applied anatomy and physiology, but it can also be very dynamic and fluid. Since 1995 Simon has been teaching courses in the Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga throughout the world. Simon is co-author of ‘Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga’, which is the main textbook for a course he developed and lectures in at RMIT University (Melbourne).