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๐Ÿ•’ 54 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2021/06/02

A relaxing fundamentals and flow sequence starting supine with gentle breathing.


Some theory & practice of moving from the core
intro with reflexes and visuals, Relaxing practice with prฤnฤyฤmฤ

๐Ÿ•’ 67 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/06/26

4 min intro to breath
6 min humming breath
11 min movement from the core
38 min trataka – eye movement from core
43 min nauli & uddiyana bandha & simha mudra
50 min fingers
54 min sun salutions core theory seated
56 min sun salutions core theory supine
60 min sun salutions core theory standing
65 min nerve tensions to close


๐Ÿ•’ 58 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/12/16

Intro to term asana : meaning “seat” + Explanation of how to address seated posture principles in all the practice

3:50 Beginning lubricating shoulder joints and self lymph massage 8 mins eye & neck exercises

14 mins standing postures begin and include some handstand options and late sun salutations


Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email

๐Ÿ•’ 43 minutes practice time

(with music) Recorded: 2020/04/02

Hip movements & spinal flow techniques with an opening 6 minute affirmation meditation. At the end, responses to some questions from a student about strengthening and mobilising the back. I detail an exercise you can use to isolate the gluteus muscles when training the posterior chain.

๐Ÿ•’ 21 minutes practice time

Shortened version of above sequence

CONTINUOUS FLOWING MOVEMENTS MAKE A STATE OF MEDITATIVE & HYPNOTIC, SELF MASSAGE


Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email

๐Ÿ•’ 44 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/04/16

Beginner level on how to stretch the spine and stabilise with the shoulders forming Amsa Bandha. How to prevent energy loss through shoulders.

Including 3 minute guided WHO AM I meditation
Shiva arms (open chain)
Side plank push ups (closed chain)

๐Ÿ•’ 23 minutes practice time

Shortened version of above sequence

Focus on shoulder movements and stabilisation essentials for weight bearing on hands


๐Ÿ•’ 63 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/04/01

Slow focussed technique class on moving the core first – light hearted

  • 2 minute intro on subtle awareness & moving less in meditation

  • 7 minute meditation

  • 5 minutes shoulder movements releasing expectation and surrender

SLOW PACED TECHNIQUE CLASS ON MOVING THE CORE & PELVIS FIRST


Voice Over Audio

Be mindful in this practice not to PINCH OR shorten the LOW back but keep it long especially when sending the hips forwards.

 

๐Ÿ•’ 37 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2019/10/31

Beginner level on how to stretch the spine and stabilise with the shoulders and hips. This is a suggested sequence for beginners with the reminder not to force anything. No momentum or forcing with gravity should be attempted. Listen to your own body and only move in a range which feels effortless, ignoring the extent of the demonstration beyond your current flexibility. There is one forearm balance which is not advised for beginners. Instead if you choose not to rest you can do the exercise offered before the inversion.

Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email

 

FEATURED ADVANCED POSTURES – MAYURASANA – ALTERNATIVEs OFFERED

Yoga Synergy Classic – Earth

Guided Hatha Vinyasa sequence designed for the Summer season

By Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss

๐Ÿ•’ 44 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/08/07

Classic Earth sequence for beginners and those looking to have options for an intermediate challenge.

The sequence moves swiftly and is less about stretch but more so about changing the body position regularly, smoothly and actively. Much like the ever changing nature of a landscape the postures are rooted in transition and a constantly changing environment.

Total beginners can practice this video with an emphasis on gentle movements, but only follow what you can without any strain or stress.

Intermediate practitioners with a few years experience can enjoy this practice as a low intensity flow.

Please consult an experienced yoga teacher with any questions and for the most effective benefit do not to use momentum or pulling legs with the arms to get into position.

A gentle quick headstand prep practice is offered but not demonstrated. There are a number of poses and movements which are offered but not demonstrated. These are suggested for the benefit of experienced students who are familiar already with the style.

Those with less than approximately 3 years practice should not at all attempt to lift the feet in headstand practice, the bone density of the neck hasnโ€™t yet been adequately trained for.

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Yoga Synergy Classic – Water

Guided Hatha Vinyasa sequence designed for the Autumn season

By Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss

!! NEW ๐Ÿ•’ 55 minutes practice time (beginning practice at 13mins)

Recorded: 2021/09/14 with music

Introduction with slides to the Synergy Classic Water Sequence

091421 WATER HD BEG_INT Seq Vid intro Uyjai breathing with PremKwa Music Click Practice (without words demo)

Including approaches to EkaHastaMayurasana (one handed balance)


GOOD SEQUENCE FOR STRENGTHENING GLUTES

๐Ÿ•’ 73 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/09/17 with music

A beginning intro (2 minutes) straight to the standing hip rotation exercises which lead straight into practice.

This video is unedited and directly from the recording by request.

Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email


๐Ÿ•’ 63 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/01/10

Opening 8 minute meditation.

Options for inversions for EXPERIENCED students. Options given.

Never jump into an inversion especially headstand. There are other sequences which teach headstand this is just provided with options.

Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email

 

beginner/intermediate options focussed on working within comfortable range of motion


๐Ÿ•’ 68 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/17/11

Follow the simple options and take it easy as a beginner to this practice.
Often the day after practice will reveal muscular imbalances so approach cautiously particularly in the extended back bend sequence to this video. Don’t force the body or over rely on gravity whilst moving and in poses.

This is a practice which lengthens the front of the hips and can relieve ow back pain if practiced correctly. There should be no pinching feeling in the low back or else slowly lift the head out of the posture.
This is an accessible, energising practice

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Yoga Synergy Classic – Fire

Guided Hatha Vinyasa of sequence designed for the Winter season

by Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss

๐Ÿ•’ 63 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2021/09/01

A longer 7 minute intro to the fire sequence with 2 common things to watch out for when practicing which bring you out of a meditative state.

1 being wobbly (chance to be nonreactive and choose easier versions)

2 jerking the head (sign of excessive fight / flight)

This sequence is heating and helps to regulate excessive sympathetic activation for the practitioner.

Poses and approach are gone over with a quick scan of the video stills from Simon and Bianca’s demos.

Jump to 7:20 to get straight into the 63 minutes practice.


๐Ÿ•’ 55 minutes practice time

(with music) Recorded: 2021/04/02

Chakras! Gentle somatic flow

7 minutes seated meditation to begin

55 minute movement practice including extended shavasana (lying resting at the end)

Video is unedited

Yoga Synergy Classic – Air

Guided Hatha Vinyasa of sequence designed for the Spring season

by Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss

๐Ÿ•’ 62 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/04/02

8 minutes intro: modifying poses thereby open practice for all levels

5 minute meditation and vinyasa practice of 62 minutes

Please be cautious & donโ€™t attempt to move into positions demoed if it doesn’t feel totally comfortable in the body. Stretch less for best results. Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice & if in any doubt check with me via email

HanumanASANA, Toe-Stand, Handstand, GALVASANA, MEDITATION AFFIRMATION ON LIGHT JOY & PEACE


๐Ÿ•’ 72 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/04/08

72 minutes feet focussed practice beginning with brief foot massage

some guidance and instruction for 10 minutes then less eventually demonstrating without words

A challenging practice, with experienced students in mind. You can follow as a beginner but only as far as is comfortably accessible. Do not force the body into positions, be patient.

Bakasana +Handstand +Pincha(forearm stand) Options +Headstand +Uplutihi +Janu Pigeon +Pistol Squats Floor + Marichyasana x3 +Lolasana +Hanumanasana(splits) +Frog +Simhamudra +Samokonasana +EkaPadaJanusirsasana


๐Ÿ•’ 65 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/04/13

Beginner level, with some tricky balance options. Use toe tip instead of lifting leg if you feel unsteady. Santoลกa = Contentment theme with 5 minute meditation to begin.

Cause no discomfort in your practice, stretch less for best results. Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email

L-SITS, CLOUD HIPS, ONE HANDED PEACOCK, ACTIVE MOVEMENTS WITH HIP MOBILITY FOCUS

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Yoga Synergy Classic – Ether

Guided Hatha Vinyasa of sequence designed for the Late Spring/Early Summer season

by Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss


๐Ÿ•’ 76 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/05/21

Attention on releasing the jaw and neck Philosophy of subtle awareness with sanskrit translation interpretation of Chris Hareesh Wallis

Cause no discomfort in your practice, stretch less for best results. Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email

CAUTION: in this video headstand (51 mins in) is offered but not advised to anyone that hasn’t learnt supervised from an experienced teacher. Instead work on handstand and or rest on the back with the legs elevated. Do not jump or use momentum in any yoga practice


๐Ÿ•’ 73 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/05/05

Intermediate level, expect to practice easily if you have experienced a few years practice of a vinyasa style with no withstanding problems. Skipping side angle poses Eagle FLOW focus.

Pincha, Janusirsasana, Bow, Bhimies, Short Savasana

 

Cause no discomfort in your practice, stretch less for best results. Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email


๐Ÿ•’ 60 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/05/05

Warms ups for releasing tight calves. Breaking down some key plank techniques and scapula rolls where the arms are still in a kneeling plank and the body lifts and lowers in a circular motion. Twisted Utkatasana Transition, Handstand press (or practice pressing in forward fold) Vira Marichyasana, Shalabhasana twists & Bhimies. Short Savasana. *Handstand optional, Beginners be cautious.

Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email


๐Ÿ•’ 63 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/05/01

Throat lock intro Jalandhara Bandha – Deep neck flexor for neck flexed reading/mobile device counter pose
4 minute meditation Parshva Bhujangasana (ITB opener)

Headstand options – Please do not jump into headstand, work with the options provided and do not attempt to lift the feet without having been observed and approved to by an experienced and qualified teacher


๐Ÿ•’ 71 minutes practice time

Recorded: 2020/04/25

2 minute intro talk on sound and sense withdrawal interpreted as stretching less. There is a portion of the sequence in the middle with clicking sounds in place of words. This features as a teaching method in Synergy. There are hand gestures at this time to interpret visually. If you would like explanations of any please contact me directly. The emphasis towards experiencing wordless intuitive following.

Ensure youโ€™re fit to practice if in any doubt check with me via email

FEATURED Advanced POSturES – EKA HASTA MAYURASANA x2 & Mayurasana – Alternatives offered


On watching these videos I warrant that:

  • I am fit and healthy to practice yoga and if this changes will communicate with Stefan any concerns about physical/physiological/psychological condition if and as and when any arise.

  • I have consulted with a trained medical professional if unsure about my capacity to practice yoga.

  • I will practice to the extent where I feel able to access completely relaxed natural breathing (unless directly instructed otherwise) in every exercise and feel no physical discomfort.

  • I will move slowly & actively without momentum (ie jumping into poses unless directly instructed).

  • I will restrain from throwing or pulling limbs beyond their unassisted range of motion or forcing them with body weight.

  • I am responsible for ensuring my own safety by avoiding anything that feels unstable or imbalanced during practice.

  • The body is extremely complex and repetitive strain may occur if technique around one of the major joints is practiced insufficiently. I will learn to discern differences between muscular work & joint/tendon/ligament support. I will build understanding by feeling joints are not sore during or after practice (muscular soreness is not ideal also however repairs much quicker). A clearer view is, if the discomfort builds progressively and takes longer than a few days to pass, itโ€™s likely joint related. If I am in any doubts I will immediately cease the element of practice that triggers discomfort and contact Stefan.

yogastef

INSPIRED BY ENERGY AND THE PHYSIOLOGY OF BLISS



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