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Cologne Workshop with Monica Gauci

Ginger Up Köln
21 – 22 May, 2022

Cologne –

Caring for Your Sacroiliac Joints

& Healing Disc Injuries

with Monica Gauci

Course Details

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May, 2022
In-Person workshop
Ginger Up
Cologne, Germany

Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday: *9.30am – 4.30pm
*Sunday will commence with a led class of the first half of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series.

If you have any of the below items please bring them with you:

A foam roller
A soft ~9cm diameter ball
Two tennis balls & a long sock
Two yoga blocks
A yoga belt

Course Overview


 In this workshop Monica goes 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.

We examine the types of SI joint dysfunction and what compromises SI joint integrity. You will learn how to practically assess SI joint problems and differentiate them from other sources of low-back and pelvic pain.

We will explore and practice important adaptations to seemingly benign yoga postures and hands on adjustments to protect and preserve SI joint stability.

We will also cover specific therapy for SI joint pain as well as practical tips on how to avoid injury.

A digital copy of the PowerPoint slides is provided. The anatomical images and functional knowledge provide a deep understanding of the biomechanics of these joints. The strong practical component will show you how to care for these important joints both on and off your yoga mat.


Many people suffer from old disc injuries. However, the disc itself will have healed within 3-18 months, depending on the severity of the injury. When back pain lingers for years, or keeps re-occurring, it is because the muscles surrounding the joint have been traumatised and become dysfunctional. To truly heal from a disc injury and remain pain free, it is imperative to re-educate these muscles that they can once again provide their important function of stability, mobility and strength.

In this workshop we explore how to read the signs and symptoms of discogenic back pain, the nature of our intervertebral discs, the types of disc disruptions and how they happen, how discs heal, when surgery is required and otherwise, how to make a complete recovery from a disc injury.


  • Mantra and chanting are integrated into each Workshop appropriate to the topic.
  • As there is an anatomical/theory base to each Workshop, PowerPoint presentations are used as a visual supplement to aid students to better understand and integrate the information presented.
  • Digital copies of the mantras and Powerpoint presentation are supplied.
  • There is a strong practical component to each Workshop, which makes the material relevant and applicable.
  • These workshops are interactive and questions are encouraged to make the material pertinent to those in attendance.
  • A certificate of completion is offered for yoga association continuing education points.

O M G What a fabulous workshop, so chock full of information, I love it! I’ve been doing a lot of things correctly in yoga and some things incorrectly and I have, more than once, been injured by heavy handed adjusters. Your energy is super sweet and loving and your knowledge is sheer brilliance! Thank you again for all of the invaluable information!
Janet, USA


May 21, 2022
May 22, 2022
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Ginger Up Ashtanga Yoga & Zen
Seyengasse 3a im Hinterhaus
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0221 16 86 33 90
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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


Any questions? Please ask us.