Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered Teacher Training provides you with international recognition as a yoga teacher.
This transformative experience starts its third and final intake beginning in April 2018 and running until May 2019.
8limbs Level 1 (200 hours) Teacher Training
Sat 14 April 2018 – Sat 30 Mar 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Become a Level 1 internationally-certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance or add on one of 8limbs’ other flexible training options for Yoga Australia registration.
8limbs 200-hour Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training is an internationally-accredited training with Yoga Alliance. It runs over 13 months in Melbourne, Victoria at Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne.
8limbs offers the highest international standards of 90% face-to-face contact hours. This means your training hours are in a dedicated teacher-training environment and not general yoga classes or unsupervised teaching hours. Additionally, these hours are exclusively taught by world renowned leaders in yoga education, Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci.
8 Limbs teaches an anatomically-precise form of classical Vinyasa Yoga based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, K. Pattabhi Jois and B.N.S Iyengar, integrated into the context of Patanjali’s eight-limbed yoga (Ashtanga Yoga).
8limbs welcomes students from all yoga traditions. They equip you with the skills to safely and competently teach a variety of different asana styles. The training will enable you to share your love of yoga with joy, confidence and a deep understanding of its entirety.
About Gregor Maehle
Gregor Maehle began his yogic practices almost 40 years ago. In the mid-1980s he commenced annual travels to India, where he studied with various yogic and tantric masters, traditional Indian sadhus and ascetics. He spent fourteen months in Mysore, and in 1997 was authorised to teach Ashtanga Yoga by K. Pattabhi Jois. Since then he has branched out into researching the anatomical alignment of postures and the higher limbs of yoga. He gained his anatomical knowledge through a Health Practitioner degree and has also studied history, philosophy and comparative religion at various universities.
In India Gregor also received eight months of mostly one-on-one instruction in scripture and the higher limbs of Yoga through B.N.S. Iyengar, a student of T. Krishnamacharya, and he studied Sanskrit under Professor Narayanachar and Dr Chandrasekhar. He lived for several years as a recluse, studying Sanskrit and yogic scripture and practising yogic techniques. Together with his wife, Monica, in 1996 he founded 8 Limbs in Perth, Australia.
Gregor’s internationally acclaimed textbook series consisting of Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Ashtanga Yoga: The Intermediate Series, Pranayama: The Breath of Yoga, Yoga Meditation: Through Mantra, Chakras and Kundalini to Spiritual Freedom and Samadhi The Great Freedom – have sold more than 75,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into seven foreign languages. Further volumes are in progress. He has been invited to many countries to teach and has contributed to and been interviewed by numerous yoga magazines.
Today he teaches an anatomically sophisticated interpretation of traditional vinyasa yoga, integrated into the practice of the higher limbs in the spirit of Patanjali and T. Krishnamacharya. His zany sense of humour, his manifold personal experiences, and his vast and deep knowledge of scripture, Indian philosophies and yogic techniques combine to make his teachings applicable, relevant and easily accessible to all his students. Apart from offering teacher trainings and immersions in Perth, Australia and Bali, Indonesia, Gregor also teaches an annual retreat in Byron Bay and frequent shorter workshops in various locations.
About Dr Monica Gauci
B.Sc, B.Chiro (hons), yoga therapist
Monica has studied and practiced Yoga for 38 years. She is dedicated Yogi, a compulsive Educator, a registered Yoga Therapist and a rehabilitative Doctor of Chiropractic!
Monica is registered at the highest level with both Yoga Alliance (ERYT 500) and Yoga Australia (Level 3 Membership).
Since the age of 24 years, Monica has studied many disciplines of the Healing Arts, including Reiki, Australian Bush Flower Essences, Applied Kinesiology, Lomi Lomi massage and emotional release techniques. In 2008 Monica graduated with 1st class honour as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Additionally, she received numerous awards for Academic Excellence.
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. Together they co-direct and trains yoga teachers in Perth in Bali. She loves to write blogs (http://www.chintamaniyoga.com/blog/) on helping people to heal themselves. She is available for workshops on a variety of topics as well as one-on-one Yoga Therapy consultations and private Yoga tuition.
Monica’s breadth of knowledge, her insight, her calm manner and playful personality make learning from her easy and enjoyable!