8 Limbs, Chintamani Yoga, Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci.


Gregor and Monica began their yoga journeys separately in 1978. At that time they both studied and practised Iyengar Yoga, which established their solid foundation of physical alignment within asana practice. They met in 1995, each on their first trip to India to study Ashtanga Yoga. They were both authorised by K Pattabhi Jois* in 1996-7. In 1999 they left the Jois community to dedicate their learning and teaching to restore Ashtanga Yoga to its original tradition of a holistic eight-limbed yoga practise.

8 Limbs was born as a Yoga School in Perth in 1996, which Monica and Gregor co-directed for 21 years. In 2012 they moved interstate to live remotely, on a mountain, surrounded by ancient rainforest and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Here they created their Chintamani Yoga blog site as a way to share their teachings globally. Their approach is founded on Patanjali Yoga and that of the yoga pioneer, T. Krishnamacharya. The asana component of their teaching accommodates the capability and needs of the individual student.

Individually, Gregor and Monica teach workshops and training world-wide. Together, they teach their Immersions in Bali and from their mountain-top studio close to Byron Bay, Australia.

*In the wake of the MeToo movement information surfaced regarding KP Jois’ sexual assault and abuse. Please read Gregor’s statement and Monica’s statement.


Gregor is the international author of five textbooks covering all eight limbs of yoga. He is a mystic and a profuse blog writer covering topics on yoga and beyond. He travels the globe educating with passion, humour, insight and wisdom.


B Sc, B Chiro (Hons), Yoga Therapist.

Monica is a dedicated Yogi, a compulsive Educator, a registered Yoga Therapist and a lover of the Divine. She has dedicated her adult life to studying yoga and the healing arts. Her joy is to teach, share and inspire love.


Workshops and events with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci are held worldwide. They include modules of our teacher training which are open to any students wishing to learn more and deepen their understanding on a particular subject. All levels are welcome.

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Online Teacher Training 200 hours – with Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci

October 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023

Online 200-hour Teacher Training with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci.


Online Teacher Training 300-hr Level 2 & 3 with Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci

October 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023

Online 300-hour Level 2 & 3 Teacher Training with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci.


MANTRA Chanting with Monica Gauci

December 5, 2022 - December 9, 2022

All mantras are praise or prayers. They teach us to connect with the Divine within us.


Melbourne Workshop with Monica Gauci

January 28, 2023 - January 29, 2023

A holistic look at the structure, function and energetic effects of the common thread in all yoga asanas and techniques – our spine!


Frankfurt Workshop with Gregor Maehle

May 19, 2023 - May 21, 2023

3-day Workshop with Gregor in Frankfurt including Mysore, Pranayama, Kriya and Yoga Sutra


European Yoga Teacher Training – 200hour Level 1

May 22, 2023 - September 14, 2024

Train with Gregor and Monica in Europe ...



May 22, 2023 - May 28, 2023

Teaching as a Skilful Act of Giving.


Costa Brava/ Spain Workshop with Gregor Maehle

May 23, 2023 - May 25, 2023

3-day Workshop with Gregor featuring lead and Mysore-Asana, Sutra, Pranayama and Divine Purpose


Zagreb workshop with Gregor Maehle

May 27, 2023 - May 28, 2023

Weekend Workshop in Zagreb with Asana, Yoga Sutra, Mudras and Tantric Meditation.


Poznan, Poland Workshop with Gregor Maehle

June 3, 2023 - June 4, 2023

Gregor's first workshop in Poland. A weekend of Mysore, Technical Inquiry into Asana, Sutra and Tantric Meditation


Frankfurt ‘Healing Adjustments’ with Monica Gauci

June 6, 2023 - June 8, 2023

Touch is the only sense we cannot live without! Touch communicates, educates and heals. Learn to use this vital tool with confidence.


Bali Immersion – Level 1 – 200hrs- 2023

June 11, 2023 - July 1, 2023

A 200 hour / 20-day Yoga Teacher Training Immersion with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci...


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There are few in this world who can share such deep insights that yoga brings. It is clear to me that the information I require at my stage needs a particular level of experiential wisdom, mystical knowledge and a deep and profound understanding of light, love and essence. I’m not speaking lightly about this, I have met and practiced with amazing teachers, studied and healed under wise masters… Your beauty, love, knowledge and wisdom coupled with Gregor’s obvious progression and enlightenment of ancient wisdom is most certainly a beacon of brilliance. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU… for keeping it real.

– Sydoni. Byron Bay, Australia


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