Simon was first introduced to yoga at age six learning breath retentions
from his father, then the main bandhas from Basil Brown (an Olympic
athlete). At age 17, a Tibetan Lama introduced Simon to the philosophy of
yoga. In 1980, Simon started the physical practice of hatha yoga eventually
learning with BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabahi Jois and TKV Desikachar. Simon
commenced teaching in 1982.
Simon met his main teacher Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete) in 1985. Then
in 1988, Simon met physiotherapist yoga teacher Bianca Machliss. Together
Simon and Bianca have developed the unique Yoga Synergy system.
Synergy-style yoga is intelligently designed in accordance with the
principles of applied anatomy and physiology, but it can also be very
dynamic and fluid. Since 1995 Simon has been teaching courses in the Applied
Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga throughout the world. Simon is co-author of
OApplied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga, which is the main text book for a
course he developed and lectures in at RMIT University (Melbourne). To see video clips from Simon, visit our Podcast and Video page.