Monica Gauci

Yoga Teacher Training, Workshops, Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Patanjali's 8 Limbed Yoga

Registered Senior Teacher


Registered Senior Teacher


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.* Monica continues her studies in anatomy and movement as well as manual, movement, yoga and mantra therapies. Her education as a Rehabilitative Chiropractor inspires her teaching and application of movement principles that support and promote a healthy body, regardless of the style of asana practised.

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.

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‘ which is a step-by-step guide on how to teach Ashtanga Yoga safely and effectively to beginners (www.lulu.com). She is also a contributing author to Ashtanga Yoga, Practice and Philosophy and Ashtanga Yoga, The Intermediate Series in the areas of asana, anatomy, injury prevention and rehabilitation.

In 1996 Monica co-founded 8 Limbs Yoga School in Perth with her husband Gregor Maehle, which they co-managed for almost 20 years. Now they train yoga teachers world-wide and from their home studio in the hinterland of Byron Bay Hinterland.

Monica has written numerous blogs and created a series of therapeutic short videos (http://www.chintamaniyoga.com/blog/). She is available for workshops on a variety of topics as well as one-on-one Yoga Therapy consultations, private Yoga tuition and Rehabilitative Chiropractic consultations.

Monica’s breadth of knowledge, her insight, her calm manner and playful personality make learning from her easy and enjoyable!

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

Chintamani Yoga

8 Limbs Ashtanga Yoga

220 Carr Place, Leederville, WA, 6007

"Even after all this time the sun does not say to the earth, you owe me. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole world!"


what people are saying about Monica Gauci


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 tool box 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 . . . I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future. All the very best and Namaste. (Know Your Miracle - Applied Yoga Anatomy)



I just wanted to express the amazing amount of gratitude I have for you in helping to address my shoulder injury. I am actually shocked how quickly I have been recovering in comparison to the first time I had the same injury.


Monica and Gregor,


I just wanted to thank you both for being such incredible teachers. I am so grateful for this time. You taught in such a genuine and giving way and because of this I am leaving with the confidence that I am on the right path. You have given me the tools and knowledge to make the changes I want to make. I now have the direction and the grounding to continue learning for the rest of my life. So thank you for being so generous. I hope that I can continue to learn from you both. Lots of love

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