About Synergy Yoga and Pilates, based in Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia ? Synergy first opened its studio doors at Brighton August 2012. The studio is now temporarily closed as of May 27th 2019 till next June 2020, however we will continue to offer world class workshops and teacher training to our community. Monique is available via Zoom Room classes for meditation and mindfulness programs and movement classes. Get in touch with Monique to find out more here EMAIL MONIQUE
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, Thai Yoga Massage and Corporate Yoga/Pilates and Wellbeing programs. 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 Meditation.Live
PLEASE NOTE OUR STUDIO IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AS OF MAY 27th till JUNE 2020 – We are still hosting Yoga teacher training and workshops. Please see our home page for all our upcoming events. In the meantime you can visit Monique at Meditation.Live as she travels for the next 12 months overseas with her family.
To Learn more about our world class teacher training and courses you can view/book classes and events
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.
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 wishes to continue to expand her knowledge and studies in these area’s hoping to provide an overall holistic approach to her teacher training. Monique loves to bring community together for the benefit of overall health, wellness and fitness, she has also co produced with Skye Lockwood an Adelaide based festival known as THE SANCTUARY YOGA AND MUSIC FESTIVAL.
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).
International Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher for Meditation.Live
Monique also has the pleasure of teaching for the new and exciting APP – Meditation.Live 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.