Achieve body-mind unity with Simon Borg-Olivier, through his multidisciplinary approach and his physiotherapy-enhanced take on 84 key yoga postures that are commonly taught and practised in most modern yoga classes, fitness classes, and as many gymnastics, martial arts and dance classes. These practices result in strength, flexibility, fitness, internal health, well-being and longevity.
SIMON EXPLAINS WHAT HE IS DOING IN THIS COURSE
(Which was filmed in front of a live audience over a 24-hour set of sessions over 3 days)
Anatomical precision for each of the 84 main postures & their many variations
Physiological precision - Guiding principles for an efficient practice on a physiological level (eg. internal organs, immune system, hormones etc.) to enhance health, wellness & longevity
Knowledge of opposing muscle co-activation (bandhas) – to protect your joints & control the flow of energy in your body
Body alignment tailored for individual needs and overall safety in each posture
Detailed instructions on how to work with each main joint complex (ankles, knees, hips, waist/lower back, chest/upper back, neck, shoulders, elbows & wrists) to enhance strength, flexibility & fitness
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR
This course is excellent for practitioners from beginners to advanced levels of any activities involving posture, movement & breathing in modern yoga, fitness, gymnastics, martial arts, and dance who want to practice and/or teach their art more safely and effectively.
WHAT YOU GET IN THE COURSE
50 sessions (total duration: 20 hours)
Unlimited access to the online streaming video sessions
Comprehensive notes for each video on the course
- the purpose of yoga
- practice guidelines
- the applied anatomy & physiology of yoga
- 18 bandhas (co-activations of opposing muscles around each joint complex)
- basic postures involving bending forward
- standing postures
- abdominal postures
- postures involving bending backwards
- postures with forward bending & backward bending components
- salute to the sun postures & movements
- floor postures
- inversions, preparations & effective neck releasing postures
- seated finishing postures
- seated meditation & supine relaxation
- led-practice session of simple postures
- demonstration of advanced postures
Here is some video material from the course
SIMON GIVES A 30-minute voice-EXPLAINING the inner workings of the body during his simple (beginner) to Complex (advanced) postural demonstration
Simon offers crucial tips for doing a backward flipover movment
SIMon EXPLAINING the essence of Vinyasa
Twisting FROM YOUR Core FOR Strength & Flexibility
This ’84 Postures Course’ is essential for everyone who wants to gain insight into the gist of the most common yoga postures. I started my yoga studies with Ashtanga Yoga ten years ago, and kept on practicing for years without any anatomical knowledge. I ended up with a bulging vertebra and with chronic pain in my lower back. But since I came across the teachings of Simon Borg-Olivier and have done all three of his online courses – including ’84 Postures’ – I have had a sort of epiphany and finally I have much more sense and discernment about my body. Plus ’84 Postures’ not only enhances your knowledge about the most frequently taught asanas, but also helps you how to teach other people safely and effectively.- Erin, 34, Manchester, hobby yoga teacher and dedicated student
I started teaching only a few years ago but ’84 Postures’ made me realize how little I know about the methodology of teaching. This course is a must for anyone who wants to be a good, knowledgeable yoga teacher.- Melissa, 37, Brisbane, osteopath
What is great about Simon Borg-Olivier and how he teaches is that he is always clear and precise about what to do in a posture to suit most practitioners’ needs without making them do anything that can potentially be dangerous. But he is also clear and precise when it comes to tailoring asanas to your own individual needs. ’84 Postures’ will first make your head reel with the barrage of instructions, but when the knowledge sinks in you can become so much more confident both in your own practice and when you teach others.- Donald, 43, Adelaide, hatha yoga teacher
The ’84 Postures Course’ has made my practice so much more capable: it feels like all my yoga studies before were just some fumbling around in funny postures whose essence I didn’t have the slightest clue of. Simon always encourages you to listen to your body’s real needs, and be sensible about pushing your limits. Not many teachers can make you practice yoga in a way which challenges you, but keeps you in the safe lane as well.- Eddy, 35, Perth, ashtanga teacher
Doing yoga without any anatomical knowledge of your body and the right instructions in postures is a sure way to get injured. ’84 Postures’ gives you all the knowledge and information about postures you need to do safe and effective practice. And while Simon is a treasure trove of knowledge, he also shares it with such enthusiasm and entertainment that it makes the absorption and digestion of the deluge of information he pours over you much easier.- Zoltan, 28, Budapest, yoga student
I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for offering your knowledge online. I started a one year YTT in November which is basically reduced to studying home alone. I took the little money I had left and bought your '84 Postures' online training... and I am blown away by the information. Thank you for helping me on my way to become a yoga teacher and understand my body better. I will honor your teaching to the best of my abilities and hope there will be an opportunity to meet you in person someday. Have a very nice day.- Patrick Kiefer
I got so much out of doing this course. Simon goes into so much detail and his explanations are consistent and logical throughout the course. As I progressed I found a deeper level of understanding with each of the asanas. Simon is extremely thorough and there was always an emphasis practicing safely. I think it is well worth doing for practitioners at all levels. I also think there would be a benefit in re-visiting the course in time as a refresher. The other benefit for me was an understanding now of how many of these cues are applied in the general Yoga Synergy classes.- Beverley Kampel
I loved this course. I gained so much knowledge about treating people coming to yoga with injuries, and at the same time got a lot of tips on better posture alignment, breathing, movement. Simon Borg-Olivier is a natural-born teacher, who can explain anything in an accessible way.- Alina Cvetkova
Simon Borg-Olivier, MScBAppSc (Physiotherapy) APAM c-IAYT, has been practising traditional forms of posture, movement, breathing, and mental control for 50 years. He has been teaching for 38 years and has been a registered physiotherapist for 23 years.
Simon also works as a research scientist and a University lecturer. He has been regularly invited to teach about lifestyle, posture, movement, breathing and meditation at conferences, festivals and intensive teacher training courses internationally since 1990.
He is also co-director of YogaSynergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools, which has a style based on a deep understanding of modern medical science and traditional forms of exercise and therapy from all over the world.
Simon has studied with great traditional masters from Tibet, Japan, India and China. Along with his business partner and fellow physiotherapist, Bianca Machliss, Simon has co-authored many books and scientific articles including ‘Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga’, which is the textbook for two undergraduate and postgraduate courses they teach at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Currently, Simon conducts intensive training courses in India, Bali, Europe and Australia. He also teaches many online courses on the applications of posture, movement and breathing and mental control, for fitness, internal health, wellbeing and longevity.
Whether a novice, advanced practitioner or long-time teacher, you will benefit greatly from this online course. Among others, you will learn:
Thanks and Acknowledgements from Simon Borg-Olivier
Thanks to brilliant teachers Lance and Susan Schuler, who kindly hosted me to teach and film this program at their wonderful INSPYA studio. Special thanks to Claire Priestly, who is also an amazing teacher in her own right, for her excellent assistance, her really clear demonstrations of posture, movement and breathing in this video program, and for allowing me to adjust her in postures. Also much appreciation and acknowledgment to Martin Selecki for his brilliant filming and video editing.