INFORMATION ABOUT MY  LIVE IN PERSON TRAINING,  PRIVATE TRAINING (LIVE & ONLINE) &  ONLINE TRAINING, PLUS  PRACTICE LINKS:
(1) LIVE (IN-PERSON) TRAINING:
I run live workshops, courses & retreats (sign up for my free newsletter at www.simonborgolivier.com if you want to be informed).
SIMON WORKSHOPS & RETREATS 2022-2023
My workshops & retreats generally include static to dynamic meditative practices of posture, movement & breath work, including Qigong (chi-gung) and Yoga. They also contain elements of dance, non-contact martial arts, and exercise-based physiotherapy. The general format is as follows:
Morning sessions are usually about 3 hours long. They often begin with some breathwork with sound and chanting, leading to seated meditation practice. Next are joint movements originating from your body's core. Then I usually teach a spinal movement practice followed by some seated breathwork. The morning session usually concludes by integrating these practices into a fluid dynamic meditative session. These practices enhance energy and blood circulation while staying completely relaxed and supporting immune health.
Afternoon sessions are usually about 3 hours long. In these sessions, I use the energetic aspects of the morning practice to develop a yoga posture, movement, and breathing practice. This is along the lines of the YogaSynergy system we developed in coordination with our understanding as exercise-based physiotherapists over the last 30 years. These practices build strength, flexibility and fitness while maintaining the energy and inner peace of the meditative state, akin to the elite athlete's zone or flow state.
Each part of the teaching is initially taught with verbal instructions and then repeated as a visually-guided meditative practice to music.
What: Simon Borg-Olivier 7-Day Retreat in our Geodesic Dome
When: 18 - 24 February 2023
9 am to 4 pm Saturday 18 to Friday 24 February (approx one hour break in the middle of the day - Please bring your own food and drink)
Where: Byron Bay Shire, Australia
NB we only have an outdoor pit toilet, and our Geodesic Dome can get quite warm in summer
Approx AUD $1350 for 7 days training (for training only)
or AUD $200 per day (for training only)
Part attendance only possible for the first few days unless you have come to my training previously
Please contact me here or directly via Phone, Text or WhatsApp on +61417041179
What: Simon Borg-Olivier Intensive Teacher Training
When: 10 - 27 June 2023
Where: Salento, Italy
What: Simon Borg-Olivier teaching the last half of the Amara Valley Synergy Intensive Training Course
When: 1 - 22 August 2023
Where: Amara Valley, Barcelona, Spain
What: Simon Borg-Olivier Intensive Teacher Training (200 hours)
When: 1-28 February 2024
Where: Goa, India
Detailed information coming soon
Please contact me directly via Phone, Text or WhatsApp on +61417041179
(2) PRIVATE TRAINING:
I offer private consultations either live or online, and I am happy to treat people with musculoskeletal problems, medical conditions, and disorders of the mind, such as depression and stress. I also work with diet and lifestyle. My rates are $200 per hour, negotiable depending on training frequency and needs.
(3) ONLINE TRAINING:
For those of you who are not able to come to classes, I also have several online courses which are available at my website www.simonborgolivier.com where I mainly teach simple practices for health, happiness and longevity, and my website with my co-director, exercise-based physiotherapist business partner, Bianca Machliss, at www.yogasynergy.com, where I teach traditional yoga with an understanding from exercise based physiotherapy.
On our, websites we have lots of online courses, including the following:
(3A) MY ONLINE COURSES AT WWW.SIMONBORGOLIVIER.COM :
‘12 Ways To Enhance Circulation’ Online Course:
In this course, you can learn how to enhance your circulation like a pro-athlete, without raising your heart rate and putting stress on your joints.
‘Beginner Breath-control’ Online Course:
This is an accessible set of practices that can be done by anyone who would like to learn how to breathe less than normal (less than one breath per minute) to calm the mind, reduce cravings, and enhance longevity.
‘Intermediate to Advanced Breath-control’ Online Course:
This course is for intermediate and advanced practitioners who would like to learn how to practice advanced breathing techniques such as the Valsalva Manoeuvre and the Müller Manoeuvre.
‘84 Postures for Strength Flexibility & Fitness’ Online Course:
In this course, you can learn Simon’s multidisciplinary approach and physiotherapy-enhanced take on 84 key yoga postures that are commonly taught and practised in most modern yoga classes, fitness classes, as well as in martial arts and dance classes.
‘5-Dimensional Flow’ Full Online Course:
This comprehensive training program for your mind, body and soul teaches you how to move your body using fluid meditative movement from your core (which can move in 5 dimensions). This course is the basis for all physical forms. It is a precursor to martial arts, gymnastics, dance, modern yoga and chi gong. It can help you get strong, flexible and fit stress-free, and raise your energy levels while regulating your emotional and mental states.
‘Knee Therapy’ Online Course:
This course teaches simple posture and movement to strengthen and stabilise your knees, improve knee function, and reduce chronic pain.
‘Joint Synergy Program’ Online Course:
In this course, you will learn a five-stage movement system for each joint complex, and you will learn how to initiate every movement from your core to enhance the strength, flexibility and functional ability of your joints while developing a fluid meditative practice that gives you energy and internal organ health without stress.
5-Dimensional Flow Moving Meditation Class
In this 1-hour long video, Simon will teach you a simple moving meditation practice based on a spinal movement sequence that mobilizes your core, spine and trunk in 5-dimensions. This practice will not only relieve your back pain but will make you focus and energised without increasing your heart rate, putting you into flight and fight mode and depleting your immune system. This practice is: sustainable, enjoyable, energising, while it is also calming if it is done in an effortless way relaxing way.
(3B) MY ONLINE COURSES AT WWW.YOGASYNERGY.COM :
‘Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga’ Online Course:
In this course, I go through the primary series of this traditional posture movement and breathing system. There are detailed lectures on each of the postures, movements and breath control practices in the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Sequence. There are also practice sessions in this course.
‘Yoga Therapy’ Online Course:
This thirteen-week online course will ground you in the principles and practice of basic physical (physio) therapy and yoga therapy. The course addresses many of the most common physical problems and physiological conditions of body systems such as the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, renal and reproductive systems.
‘Spinal Synergy’ Online Course:
This course teaches a movement system that teaches dynamic meditation and fluid movements for strength and flexibility. It will also teach you how to mobilise your core and spine while aligning these movements with breathing as well. These spinal sequences will make you stronger and fitter without making you over-tense. At the same time, they will also enhance your flexibility without putting you into passive stretching postures that can be dangerous. This course teaches a movement system that strengthens and energises the body while calming the nervous system.
‘Advanced Yoga Fundamentals’ Online Course:
This is a must-do course for anyone who wants to become a yoga teacher and/or deepen their yoga practice. After an introduction to yoga history and theory, you will be expertly guided through foundational sequences. You will learn what each pose entails, including internal actions usually undetected visually; when a pose is best performed in the sequence/when the body is ready for more challenge; and how the body can achieve the most significant benefit from each pose.
‘Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga’ Online Course:
This course provides yoga teachers and students with essential, basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the skills necessary to understand the fundamental workings of the body while practising asanas (static postures), vinyasas (dynamic exercises) and pranayamas (breathing exercises) of Hatha yoga. You will also learn how to safely increase strength and flexibility whilst minimising the risks of injury due to unsafe practice. It contains recorded video lectures and written information, and you will have access to the course material for 16 weeks with the option to download the lectures.
Yoga Synergy 200-Hour Online Teacher Training Course:
This course contains hundreds of hours of online training (much more than just 200 hours!), including access to some of the courses mentioned above. Plus, the regular lectures are recorded live on zoom twice a month by both Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. This premier course is the culmination of 80 years of teaching experience from two highly qualified yoga teachers and physiotherapists.
(4) LINKS TO PRACTICES FOR YOU HAVE:
Here are some links to some of my Practices and other information you may like to try perhaps:
- 4-min verbally-instructed version of my Spinal Synergy (simple spinal movements) practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fCEw7yl2xQ&t=15s
- 20-min version of slightly more difficult spinal movements. It is a visually instructed practice with no verbal instructions to music: https://youtu.be/Uvu-1gHBwoQ
- 7-min explanation and demonstration of my 5-Dimensional Flow that you can practice if you wish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVfTSE3uDhc&t=7s -
- 30-min class entitled "Joint Synergy" (simple, accessible joint movements for joint health, improving energy and fluid meditation): https://youtu.be/5WuKCcXJRgk
- 40-min breath-control class, I guide you verbally, then I guide you visually through a series of controlled breaths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxlhcTu4lq0&t=2265s
- My PowerPoint presentation with notes explaining the principles behind the practice I am doing and the reasons why, after 40 years of teaching, I teach what I teach in the way I teach: https://ln5.sync.com/dl/9950e7f10/rab4z85c-e9sfdamk-jqzviq9z-kfjxgpxz
- 12 meditative movement practices for internal health and trauma relief (my masterclass I offered for Australian flood relief) https://youtu.be/Ulxuq0juO2A