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.
B Sc, B Chiro (Hons), Yoga Therapist
Monica began her practice of yoga in 1978, closely followed by a dedicated meditation practice. She practiced Hatha Yoga and then Iyengar Yoga for 13 years until she discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 1993. After multiple journeys to Mysuru, India in 1996 she was authorised to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by K. Pattabhi Jois.*
Since the age of 24, Monica has studied many different disciplines of the Healing Arts. In 2008 she graduated with 1st class honours as a Doctor of Chiropractic and received numerous awards for Academic Excellence.
*In the wake of the MeToo movement information surfaced regarding KP Jois’ sexual assault and abuse. Please read Monica’s statement.
Monica is a registered Yoga Therapist with the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists and a full member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is registered at the highest level with both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. Monica has published Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Course Manual for Teachers and is a contributing author to Ashtanga Yoga, Practice and Philosophy and Ashtanga Yoga, The Intermediate Series in the areas of asana, anatomy, injury prevention and therapy.
In 1996 Monica and Gregor co-founded 8 Limbs Yoga School in Perth which they co-directed for 21 years. Monica now teaches workshops and trainings online and worldwide on a range of subjects from yoga therapy to chanting Sanskrit mantras. Together with Gregor, she teaches Immersions in Bali and from their mountain-top studio at their home in the rainforest close to Byron Bay, Australia.
Monica has published a manual for teachers on how to teach Ashtanga Yoga to beginners, an eBook and a music album on Sanskrit mantras. Monica’s breadth of knowledge, her life-long experience as a yogini, her insight, calm manner and playful personality make learning from her easy and enjoyable!
Thank you so much Monica for your impassioned and joyful teachings. I so thoroughly enjoyed your yoga, your teachings, your chanting, your guided meditations. The whole course was very inspiring. When I was teaching this morning I was dipping into my new toolbox and body of knowledge and applying it to my class. It was all very well received and a few light bulbs went on for all of us. It was great to apply and practice on the students… Namaste.
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