This coming Summer from July 10th – 14th I am ELATED to announce some priceless workshops from a great teacher, Simon Borg Olivier. Simon is from Sydney, Australia and has Maltese origins.
Simon’s bio speaks for itself….
Simon Borg-Olivier is a director of YogaSynergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. Simon has been teaching since 1982 and is a registered physiotherapist, University lecturer and keynote speaker at international conferences.
Simon was introduced to yoga at age six, learning breath retentions from his father and the main bandhas (internal locks) from Basil Brown, an Olympic athlete. At age 17, Simon studied with a Tibetan Lama who introduced him to tantric yoga. In 1980, Simon began the postures of hatha yoga and eventually learned with BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and TKV Desikachar.
Simon met his main teacher Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete) in 1985 and studied with him for almost two decades. To this day, Zhander remains an inspiration and mentor to Simon.
Simon studied and taught at Sydney University over a 20 year period. He completed a Bachelor of Science in human biology, a Master of Science in molecular biology and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. In 1988, Simon met physiotherapist and yoga teacher Bianca Machliss. Over the last 20 years, Simon and Bianca have developed the unique YogaSynergy system.
Simon has contributed chapters to several technical books including ‘An Introduction to Complementary Medicine’ (2005), edited by Terry Robson and ‘Integrative Medicine Perspectives’ (2007), edited by Professor Marc Cohen. He regularly contributes to ‘Australian Yoga Life Magazine’, ‘Well Being Magazine’, ‘Australian Natural Health Magazine’, Art of Healing Magazine’ and several Russian Yoga Journals.
Simon is regularly invited to speak on radio and has had numerous television appearances. He has also been invited to be a guest speaker at numerous conventions and conferences across a range of industries, including yoga and Ayurveda, pilates, fitness and physiotherapy.
Simon is a highly sought after yoga teacher trainer and is an invited lecturer on many major training courses both in Australia and internationally. He specialises in the Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga. He has trained teachers at the YTAA, IYTA, Sydney Yoga Centre, Yoga Arts, InspyaYoga, ‘Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training’ (Bali), Yoga Jaya (Japan) and others.
Simon is the main lecturer of the ‘Integrative Applied Eastern Anatomy and Physiology’ course that is part of two internationally recognised degrees – the Bachelor of Wellness and the Master of Wellness, RMIT.
Simon teaches about 10 classes a week and gives private consultations. He teaches special workshops and conferences 20 to 30 times a year. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Vitoria, and their children, Amaliah and Eric
Simon will be offering a whole week of workshops which will help you deepen your current practice. This is such a TREAT!!!
Each workshop will run for 3hrs.
These workshops are ideal for teachers and/or those of you seeking to deepen your knowledge & practice.
The workshops will be hosted at The Palms, a secluded peaceful setting which is walled in like a mini medina, surroundings include lovely gardens and tennis courts. It is located in Ta Giorni, Malta, which is close to St Julians.
Click here for the google map to The Palms.
There is plenty of space on the grounds outdoors for us to host these workshops under the blue sky and warm sun. We also have an indoor space available, this will work weather permitting.
The workshop week will run from Tuesday July 10- Saturday July 14th (both days inclusive)
Workshop times: 7.30am – 10.30am (beat the heat)
Each workshop will be in succession. It is ideal to be able to come to all of them but if this is not possible feel free to choose which workshop(s) are most important to you.
**PLEASE NOTE it is mandatory that you have attended at least 1 workshop in the week to be able to attend the final workshop on Saturday July 14th.
Workshop 1/Tuesday July 10th
Selecting the Spine
*developing energy and flexibility with core strength
*learning how to make your life a graceful dance and rid yourself of back pain
Workshop /Wednesday July 11th
* Get Leggy
*developing external power and internal health
*how to make your life easy and pain free
Workshop 3/Thursday July 12th
* Arms Abound
*developing internal power with strong heart and lungs
*learning to make your life fun and practical
Workshop 4/Friday July 13th
* Boundless Breath
*moving energy and information through your body
*how to comfortably breathe less, sleep less and choose to eat less
Workshop 5/Saturday July 14th
* Master Mind
*developing dynamic meditation and static meditation
*learn how to control your emotions
EARLY BIRD BOOKING until 15th of May 2012
Single workshop: €55
5 x Workshops – WEEK €260
REGULAR FEE: 16th May – July 10th 2012
Single workshop: €65
5 x Workshops – WEEK €285
The Kempinski Hotel Gozo offers Special Discounts Deals
Superior country view double room at Eur 135 per night including taxes, breakfast
Deluxe pool view single room at Eur 135 per night including taxes, breakfast
Deluxe pool view double room at Eur 160 per night including taxes, breakfast
All above rates with payment upon check-out and 48 hours cancellation
policy prior to booked arrival date.
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Well done michelle! What a great opportunity! Simon is my cousin so I am biased but he is truely amazing. I have done over 6 of courses in Sydney and most recently his teaching course in Ireland last year! There were 45 of us and EVERY single student loved the course and couldn’t believe how much they learned. They physically held his arm and wouldn’t let him go! Sydney is blessed to have him on a regular basis! If you like yoga or love yoga His teachings will take you to another level. Don’t miss the experience to train with Simon. Don’t procrastinate.. Book and begin to look forward to it. Lots of love from London and coming to Gozo!!! Karina
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