8 Limbs, Chintamani Yoga, Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci.
8 LIMBS & CHINTAMANI YOGA
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.
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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We are going beyond the basic structure and function of our sacroiliac (SI) joints to a deeper exploration of the ligaments and muscles that provide the important passive and active stabilisation of this joint.
Gregor's aim is to objectively describe how drugs influence each respective chakra, including their potential usefulness versus spiritual setbacks and dangers. He will also give a complete map of transformative states and show how they have powered the evolution of life and society so far.
Studying the qualities of joints, connective tissues and muscles give you a holistic understanding of the effects of asana on the body.
Due to strong interest we are offering a rerun of our popular Pranayama module. This time in Italy.
A 6-day Meditation, Sutra and Asana event with Gregor and Monica
This event kick starts our Mexican teacher training but can also be done just by itself...
Our mission is to equip our teachers with the skills, understanding and knowledge that they can experience the transformative power of yoga. We are committed to giving you an authentic experience with the highest quality of teaching, in a supportive, nurturing environment.
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.