The practice of yoga brings awareness to the self and awakens the heart and soul of the individual. The more we practice yoga, the more we awaken and are able to realise our incredible human vitality. Practice is the key, and at YogaBellingen we use methods to make the practice safe, responsive, dynamic, meditative and fun so that it is becomes a lifetime practice, enhancing and bringing joy to all aspects of life.

Yoga Bellingen teaches Yoga Synergy style yoga. Yoga Synergy style has been developed over 30 years by experienced yoga practitioners and physiotherapists Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. Amelia Disspain (YogaBellingen founder and owner) studied and practiced with Simon and Bianca for many years and considers YogaSynergy style to be a wonderful and intelligent practice. It incorporates asanas (poses and postures), vinyasa (exercises) and pranayama (breathing control) and meditation. It’s a dynamic, moving meditation, which links specific yoga postures performed in sequence, with specific breathing patterns. This style of yoga is very effective in developing strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, increasing energy and the ability to deal with stress. All postures have a simple and a more challenging version so – whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, and depending on how you feel on the day – you’ll be able to choose the level of difficulty that suits you.


I have been attending Yoga Bellingen classes for over a year and Amelia is the most wonderful and generous of teachers. I really enjoy the Yoga Synergy style of yoga, each class make me feel energised and uplifted and gives me a long lasting sense of wellbeing. I love that we learn a sequence of postures for the whole term and that by the end of that term we are moving together in the sequence like a dance. I look forward to my classes each week they nourish my mind, spirit and body.

Mandy, Yoga Bellingen student

I felt really anxious walking into my first Yoga class (May 2014) I thought I was too old and not bendy enough.   I knew nothing about Yoga.  Luckily for me my first class was with Amelia Disspain.  Amelia is a gifted teacher, warm, patient and incredibly nurturing.  With her as a mentor I am building a strong holistic Yoga practice.  (bonus: I lost 10kgs in the first 6 months).  I will always be grateful that Amelia was my first ‘Guru’. 

Louise, Yoga Bellingen student