Scott talks to Simon Borg Olivier on his 50 years as a teacher and practitioner of yoga. Simon Borg Olivier is a maverick and someone who has, over decades, done his own research into how yoga works for him.
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Scott and Simon have an incredibly expansive conversation on SImon’s 50 year exploration into yoga and movement and his search for the ‘real’ yoga. Simon shares incredible stories of his time spent with some of the leading teachers of modern postural yoga and shares how he has formulated his unique approach to yoga teaching and practice.
About Simon Borg Olivier
Simon Borg-Olivier has been studying traditional forms of posture, movement and breathing for over 50 years. He has worked as a research-based scientist, exercise-based physiotherapist and a university lecturer. He has over 33 years experience teaching yoga, inspiring people all around the world. He co-founded Yoga Synergy in 1984 with Bianca Machliss, leading daily yoga classes, workshops, teacher training courses and international events.
His passion for his work has brought him to understand the interconnectedness of the world around us, and the belief that we can make the world a better place by acknowledging and enhancing the connections within us and around us. The purpose of a yoga practise for Simon is to ‘lovingly encourage the circulation of energy and consciousness’ in the body, so that we can be in greater harmony with everything around us.
Simon also has a new online Ashtanga Yoga course. You can access it here.
Simon has also offered our listeners 30% off another of his courses. The 84 Postures of Strength, Flexibility and Fitness Course is one of his most highly regarded online offerings. If you’d like to purchase use this link to get the discount.
‘To me Simon Borg-Olivier is a teacher’s teacher. A modern day icon and maverick in the yoga world. He is a visionary and has never rested on his laurels, always learning… This conversation get’s behind how he has become the yogi we know and love. An essential listen for all modern day yoga practitioners who are on a quest for real yoga….’
Scott Johnson – September 2020
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