Simon Borg-Olivier


Simon Borg-Olivier returns to Cape Town after a very inspiring, invigorating and thought-provoking visit in 2014.  He will be hosting a series of  7 Masterclasses centered around the 7 YogaSynergy sequences, followed by 5 weekend workshops. In the workshops  you will develop a 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.

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1 – 7 June, 2015  |  ReUnion Yoga & Meditation Studio  |  Booking Essential

 Masterclass Information   |   Workshop Information

Book your spot as soon as possible, as Simon returns to Cape Town after a very inspiring, invigorating and thought-provoking series of masterclasses and workshops in 2014.  Simon [MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy)] is a Co-Director of YogaSynergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. Simon has been teaching since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer.

Do not miss the opportunity to attend the masterclasses and workshops.  And book early to avoid disappointment. Read more about Simon here: bio sbo

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Single class: ZAR 390.00  | 4 class pack: ZAR 1,460 | 7 class pack: ZAR 2,450

This unique style has been developed over 30 years by experienced yoga practitioners and physiotherapists Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. It incorporates asanas (poses and postures), vinyasa (exercises) and pranayama (breathing control) and meditation. It’s a dynamic, moving meditation, which links specific yoga postures performed in sequence, with specific breathing patterns. The YogaSynergy System can be adapted to any system of physical exercise, but it is most easily and effectively applied in the five specific sequences designed and refined by Simon and Bianca over a 10 year period. These specifically designed sequences are named after the elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.

Morning Master Class 06.00-08.30 Evening Master Class 18.00-20.30
Monday 1 June Yoga Synergy Spinal Movement Seqeunce Yoga Synergy Earth Sequence
Tuesday 2 June Yoga Synergy Water Sequence Yoga Synergy Fire Sequence
Wednesday 3 June Yoga Synergy Air Sequence Yoga Synergy Ether Sequence
Thursday 4 June Yoga Synergy Spinal Breathing Movement


5 – 7 June, 2015 | ReUnion Yoga and Meditation Studio

Single Workshop: ZAR 490.00 | Full weekend: ZAR 2,200

During these five workshops, 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 5 June | Session 1 – 17.30 – 20.30 pm 

 ‘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 6 June |  Session 2 – 09.00 – 12.00 pm

‘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 6 June | Session 3 – 13.00 – 16.00 

‘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 7  June |  Session 4 – 09.00 – 12.00 pm

‘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 7 June | Session 5 – 13.00 – 16.00

‘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.

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