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teacher profile:  simon borg-olivier

Simon Borg-Olivier, MSc, BAppSc (Physiotherapy), APAM c-IAYT, is a well-known figure in the field of yoga and physical therapy. He has studied and taught traditional posture, movement, breathing and meditation, with great masters from Tibet, Japan, India, and China for more than 40 years.


Simon is particularly recognized for his deep understanding of the application of anatomical, physiological, and nutritional principles to yoga practice. He co-founded Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s oldest yoga schools that integrates traditional yoga for the modern body and aims to enhance physical health while fostering spiritual growth.


His approach to yoga is highly informed by his academic background in biomedical science and his own physical practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New South Wales, with majors in human biology, and a Master of Health Science in Physiotherapy. His teachings often focus on safe and effective yoga practices that are designed to improve posture, flexibility, strength, and overall wellbeing.


Simon Borg-Olivier is also known for his participation in international yoga conferences, workshops, and teacher training programs, where he shares his knowledge on integrating modern scientific understanding with traditional yoga philosophy and techniques. His work emphasizes the importance of breath control, spinal movements, and the intelligent use of muscle co-activation to achieve internal strength and stability.


Moreover, Borg-Olivier is an advocate for practicing yoga in a way that is sustainable and beneficial over a lifetime, often drawing on his extensive experience in martial arts, swimming, and dance to inform his teaching methods. His approach is holistic, taking into consideration the body, mind, and spirit, and aims to help individuals achieve balance and harmony in their lives.


His contributions to the field of yoga and physical therapy have made him a respected and influential figure among yoga practitioners and instructors worldwide.

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yoga synergy retreat

11 - 18 October 2024

Join Simon for an immersive 7 night retreat at DRYFT Camp

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