Simon Borg-Olivier Workshop // 19th - 21st June
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We have exciting news!!
The world renowned yoga teacher, physiotherapist Simon Borg-Olivier is heading to Adelaide Yoga Flow for a general public workshop weekend in June.
This will be an amazing opportunity to learn from the teachers’ teacher.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday 19th June - Sunday 21st June @ Adelaide Yoga Flow
Yoga Synergy Workshop: “Systematically Developing Your Yoga Practice”
During this weekend 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.
Session 1 // Friday 19th June // 6.30pm - 9.30pm
‘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.
Session 2 // Saturday 20th June // 12pm - 3pm
‘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.
Session 3 // Saturday 20th June // 4pm - 7pm
‘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.
Session 4 // Sunday 21st June // 9am - 12pm
‘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.
Session 5 // Sunday 21st June // 1pm - 4pm
‘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 Yoga Synergy:
Our aim at Yoga Synergy is to teach the ancient art of yoga in a safe, fun and intelligent way. We teach students to practice responsively (not automatically) so that each practice fulfils the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual practitioner, enhancing life force, energy and vitality.
Our 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.
Our style of yoga is very effective in developing strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, increasing energy and the ability to deal with stress. All postures have a simple and a more challenging version so – whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, and depending on how you feel on the day – you’ll be able to choose the level of difficulty that suits you.
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