Yoga Synergy Workshop with Simon Borg-Olivier
In this safe and accessible practice, Simon will show you how to move actively and fluidly from your core while initially allowing your body breathe for you, and later developing breath-control. You will be shown special types of core stabilisation for the whole body that can stabilise and nourish your joints and muscles, prevent and heal injuries, and relieve physical pain. This practice allows you develop fitness and internal health by using spinal movements and graded diaphragmatic breathing into an abdomen firmed through posture. Techniques taught in this workshop also help improve the digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, elimination of waste and stored toxins, and the health of the reproductive system.
During this workshop, Simon will show you how to work systematically with your practice by teaching four fundamental principles of traditional yoga that are 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 a physical, energetic and emotional level.
Each of the four sessions includes detailed instruction on posture, movement and breathing, followed by a flowing and meditative visually-instructed led practice to music (no verbal instructions). You will develop a practical understanding of how to use yoga to maintain and enhance health and longevity, as well as to help you recover more rapidly from musculoskeletal problems and medical conditions. This course can help you be a better teacher for yourself if you practice yoga, and can also help you teach other people.
Simon Borg-Olivier is a Co-Director, with Bianca Machliss BScBAppSc (Physiotherapy) of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. The Yoga Synergy style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga. Simon has been teaching since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. Simon has been regularly invited to teach at special workshops and conferences interstate and overseas since 1990.
Simon and Bianca run international Yoga Synergy Teacher Training Courses both internationally (yearly in Goa, India) and also in their home town of Sydney Australia. For more information please check-out www.yogasynergy.com
Simon Borg-Olivier will offer this workshop on July 8, and 9, 2017
at AIRYOGA, Fabrikstrasse 10 in 8005 Zurich.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 8:00am to 10:00am: Moving your spine for core strength and internal health
In this session, Simon will show you how to use your spine to create core stability via core mobility. This knowledge can not only improve your flexibility and strength, but can also help you improve your circulation, energy levels and the health of your internal organs.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm: Physical power, internal energy, enhanced immunity
In this session, Simon will show you how to use your legs and arms to effectively in order to develop the strength, flexibility and fitness needed to lead a healthy, active life. This understanding can also help you to improve the function of your neck and lower back, as well as the health of your digestive system, immune system and reproductive system.
Sunday, February 9, 2017 from 8:30am to 10:30am: Breathing for enhanced circulation and stress-reduction
In this session, Simon will show you how to effectively use your breath in conjunction with posture and movement in order to develop your vitality and help to improve your longevity. The techniques taught in this class can also improve levels of happiness, mobility, relaxation, as well as increasing the circulation of energy and information through the body. This understanding can also help you reduce stress, regulate your body temperature, improve your energy levels, and reduce your dependence on food and sleep.
Sunday, February 9, 2017 from 2:00pm to 5:00 pm: Blissful meditation from movement to stillness
In this final session, Simon will consolidate the information from the previous sessions and lead you through a dynamic to static meditative practice that can create a very focused mental state that can be then progressed to a blissful 'mindless' yet conscious state called the 'empty mind'. Many of these techniques employed draw on a practical understanding of the nervous system, and the use of reflexes. You will be shown tools that can help to the achieve stillness in breath and mind both during static postures and active movements, which harmonises with the true essence of yoga.
The workshop is suitable for students of all levels. Some experience of body work is recommended.
The sessions are half visually instructed led practice and half interactive theory and practice. Please note that each session builds on the information and practice of the previous session. Please do not attend the 4th session (Sunday afternoon) unless you have attended at least two of the other sessions.
Simon teaches in English.
The costs are:
Fr. 290.- for the entire workshop (4 sessions)
Fr. 90.- per afternoon session (3 hours each)
Fr. 80.- per morning session (2 hours each).
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
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