teacher focus: Simon Borg-Olivier

Simon Borg-Olivier is an advanced teacher and therapist with over 50 years’ experience. His teachings are a unique synthesis of ancient yogic wisdom with modern medical science. We’re excited to be welcoming him to for a weekend of five YogaSynergy workshops from 8th – 10th June at triyoga Shoreditch. We caught up with him ahead of his visit…

Simon, if you could be remembered for one thing what would it be?

Merging Eastern wisdom with modern Western science.

What top three things are on your bucket list?

See my kids grow up, keep learning yoga and keep sharing yoga.

What’s your favourite quote?

Happiness is something you choose.

What do you think your future self will remember about you now?

How little I knew then and how much I have learned now.

What one book would you recommend reading?

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Who would you most want to be on a desert island with?

My children.

What is the secret to a happy and fulfilled life?

Enjoy your life, look after your body and help other people enjoy their lives.

What life-altering things should every human ideally get to experience at least once in their lives?

Altered mental states.

How do you define consciousness?

Consciousness is the creative life essence in every living cell.

To what extent do you shape your own destiny and how much is down to fate?

I believe we are like sailing ships and we can either go with the wind, which is like your fate, or you can choose where you steer your ship (and your destiny).

Join Simon Borg-Olivier from 8th – 10th June. To find out more and view his schedule, please click here.

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