YIS organizes yoga retreats with success since 2007. It is an international yoga community that gives high value to the connection of body, mind, and spirit.
Yoga Retreats (3)
Michelle has been fascinated by the mind body spirit connection since an early age, but it was not until age 30 that she first encountered the practice of yoga. After experiencing on and off depression and anxiety throughout her teen and young adult years, she finally stumbled upon the Buddha’s teachings through attending her first ever Silent Meditation (Vipassana) retreat at a monastery in Thailand in 2005. This deeply transformational experience led her to begin a yoga practice, which started with Hatha yoga, then moved into Vinyasa Flow and other styles before settling with Ashtanga yoga.
Simon was introduced to yoga in 1966 and have been a Yoga Teacher since 1982. He became a massage therapist in 1984, a Yoga Therapist in 1986. He has also been a registered Physiotherapist (physical therapist) (graduated from Sydney University) since 1996. For the last twenty-five years, Simon has run workshops and courses internationally on the applied anatomy and physiology of yoga, the therapeutic applications of posture, movement, and breathing and yoga therapy.
Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss, both advanced yoga practitioners, experienced teachers and physiotherapists, have spent 30 years developing a scientifically based method for practicing yoga and for yoga teacher training called the ‘Yoga Synergy Method’. This method offers a yoga practice that is accessible to all, easy to understand and to teach. At the same time it is a challenging practice that develops strength, flexibility, fitness, internal health and a meditative flow.