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Amsterdam Workshop with Monica Gauci

The Breathing Space Amsterdam
7 – 8 September 2024

Our Essential Core

A Holistic Study of Our Physical & Spiritual Core for Inner & Outer Connection & Stability 

Course Details

7 – 8 September 2024
Weekend Workshop

The Breathing Space
50 Van Kinsbergenstraat
NH, 1057 PS

Course Overview


with Dr Monica Gauci (Chiropractor, Yoga Therapist).

Times: Saturday, Sunday, 10:30-13:00 & 14:30-17:30

There are many misconceptions about our core, what it is and what is required for holistic health, stability and strength.

Babies perform movements that suggest core strength without having yet developed their muscles! In order to have the stability that prevents injury and that enables us to build strength, we need a responsive core that we can adapt to the ever-changing environment of the various movements we continuously perform.

This work builds a solid foundation for beginners, is therapeutic for those with injuries and is essential for those wanting to advance their practice to more challenging and complex āsana.

¨     Rediscover what is needed to have the stable, responsive core you had as an infant!

¨     Learn about the 3 diaphragms and how to maximise their efficiency.

¨     Understand the important differences between your intrinsic and extrinsic, expanded core.

¨     Discover the engine that drives your intrinsic core and the secret to stability and building strength.

¨     Learn specific exercises to assess and revitalise both our inner and expanded, functional core.

¨     Explore the extrinsic core and how to most effectively build strength where it matters most.

¨     Discover your core wisdom, how to move from the inside out and integrate your limbs into your centre.



¨ Mantra and chanting are integrated into each Workshop appropriate to the topic being taught.

¨   Where there is an anatomical/theory base to the Workshop, PowerPoint presentations are used as a visual supplement to aid students to better understand and integrate the information presented.

¨   A digital manual with the mantras and PowerPoint presentation are supplied.

¨   There is a strong practical component to each Workshop, which makes the material relevant and applicable.

¨   A pilates ball is included in the materials of this workshop provided by The Breathing Space.

¨   These workshops are interactive and questions are encouraged to make the material pertinent to those in attendance.

¨   This workshop contributes to yoga association continuing education (CE) points.

‘Our Essential Core’ by Dr Monica Gauci is a very thorough exploration of functional breathing, core theory and anatomy. 
Anything offered by Monica is always layered with spirituality, chanting, wisdom, educational and practical guidance of how to mobilise and strengthen very specific aspects of our anatomy, in this case, the core. 
Even if you’re not a yoga student or teacher, this course will enable you to understand how your body functions and how to effectively and safely mobilise and strengthen your core. 
Big thumbs up from me… thank you so much Monica, anytime spent with you (even if online) is gold to the quality of my life.
Adriana, Australia

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September 7, 2024
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The Breathing Space
50 Van Kinsbergenstraat,
Amsterdam,NH1057 PSNetherlands
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Monica is a life-long yogi. She has over 40 years experience of yoga study and practice!



Your teachings were an anchor and catalyst in guiding me … and allowing me to settle confidently and deeply in a place I feel like I had been wanting to go for a long time.
– Katharina. Vienna, Austria


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