About Synergy Yoga and Pilates, based in Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia ? A unique and personalised service that is inclusive friendly and welcoming. Monique has owned and managed Synergy Yoga and Pilates since August 2012. Known for her dedication to supporting education and ongoing learning and development in community, Monique continues to host inspiring and transformational teacher trainers from all over the globe in Adelaide.
A professional business, with a community and corporate focus that ensures safety and attention to people’s individual health and wellness needs. Synergy Yoga & Pilates places importance on INDIVIDUAL HEALTH NEEDS and well being for all bodies and all ages.
SYNERGY YOGA & PILATES is a way of life connecting MIND BODY HEALTH, Education, Retreats, Workshops and Wellness. We specialise in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Ayurveda, One on One personal training, Corporate Yoga/Pilates and Wellbeing programs and have offered Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and coaching since 2012. Contact us for your next retreat or Corporate Workshop and classes. Monique teaches a range of movement classes for community as well as private classes, assisting in rehabilitation and recovery. She also teaches regularly online as an International Mindfulness Teacher at Insight Timer and at Wellness Coach Meditation.Live
Monique Leverington – Founder & Director of Synergy Yoga & Pilates, International and National Teacher Training host
Training and Education
Founder and Director Monique Leverington is qualified and certified by Yoga Alliance International (Australia) 500 ERYT and Yoga Australia Level 2 in Yoga and Pilates. Monique has to date completed 1400 hours of teacher training since 2011. Completed teacher training courses in 400 Hour Yoga & Pilates Teacher Training, 200 hr MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction), 285 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Vinyasa Flow Immersion Training, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and Consultation with Yoga Trinity, Rainbow Kids Yoga and Family yoga teacher training, Pre/Post natal yoga training with Bliss Babies.
Monique has also trained with and dedicates her joy of yoga to her incredible teachers: Leslie Kaminoff (NYC) (author of Yoga Anatomy), Mel McLaughlin (The Yin Space) Maty Ezraty formally from Yoga Works (NYC), Jo Phee from Yinspiration, Sarah Powers from Insight Yoga (NYC), Heather Agnew from Yoga Trinity (AUS), Malcom Huxter (Clinical psychologist and Buddhist Meditation teacher), Bodhin (Phillip) Woodward from Mindfulness Academy Spain.
MBSR Teacher and Trainer
Monique is qualified as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher from the Mindful Academy of Spain (Solterreno) in TRR1 and TTR2 completing 200 hours http://mbsr.website/qualification. Monique is one of the few qualified and internationally endorsed teachers in Adelaide to be able to facilitate the course developed originally by Jon Kabat Zinn and his team – The 8 week MBSR training that is now facilitated worldwide and is keeping in line with Gold Standards of University of Massachusetts and Medicine (UMASS), Bangor University (UK). This course is offered in many settings worldwide, including medical, psychological, schools, universities, corporate settings, prisons and other healthcare settings.
Monique’s background and other qualifications include Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences and CBT counselling, Post Graduate Degree in Adult Education and teaching at TAFE SA, Diploma’s in Youth Work, Addictions, Mental Health, Community Services and Welfare and Workplace Teacher Training and Assessment.
Monique has worked in the Community Services Industry for many years in Adelaide and was also employed as a Lecturer at TAFE SA in Community Health and Welfare Services. Having practiced Yoga/Pilates for a number of years Monique became inspired to learn and become an instructor as she saw the amazing benefits she gained herself from Yoga/Pilates. Monique facilitates Introductory courses in Mindfulness as well as the MBSR 8 week program. Mindfulness has been researched and proven to be an effective tool for dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety and depression.
Events and hosting
Monique is continually inspired by her students and her teachers and has loved the way yoga makes her feel both physically and mentally. A passion for sharing this holistic and ancient philosophy and practice with others so that they may also discover the same benefits offered by daily movement and mindfulness. Monique credits her Yoga and Pilates practice to feeling fit, strong and balanced (body and mind). Monique therefore loves to host continuing education opportunities in Adelaide. Hosting International and National Yoga and Mindfulness teachers each year since 2013. Teachers and guests include:
International Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher
Monique also has the pleasure of teaching for the new and exciting APP – Meditation.Live and also on the popular Insight Timer as an International Mindfulness and Meditation teacher. Teaching live zoom rooms as well as audio and on demand meditations that are available for anyone to join worldwide.