8limbs Teacher Training – 13 Months Starts Sept

World-renowned leaders in yoga education Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci are
bringing their teacher training to the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne! Gregor is
the author of a series of yoga textbooks some of which have been translated into
eight different languages. Monica is a doctor of chiropractor and expert in yoga
therapy, rehabilitation and anatomy. Each of them offers almost 40 years of yoga


In this training they dedicate 11 weekends (180 contact hours) of face-to-face training exclusively with them! This ensures that you gain the depth of knowledge to teach and share your love of yoga with confidence.

This transformative experience starts 2nd September 2017 and runs over 13 months. For a full prospectus with more information and dates with please email Monica@8limbs.com  

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Can ANYONE Really Do Ashtanga Yoga?

Yoga Scholar Gregor Maehle says that Ashtanga Yoga really is for everyone, including those with inflexible bodies. Gregor (seen here giving a workshop in Tokyo recently) explains how physical limitations can often lead to a deeper understanding of the practice and ultimately your spiritual self. Book now for Gregor’s workshop at our Centre in September which he is running alongside fellow Ashtanga Scholar Dr Monica Gauci.

Yoga Scholar Gregor Maehle outines why Ashtanga Yoga is for everyone and not just the physically gifted.

Gregor Maehle and partner Dr Monica Gauci will hold part-time Level 1 (200 hour) teacher training at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne over 13 months beginning in September 2017.  


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Space For Rent – Ashtanga Yoga Centre Of Melbourne

Opening Our Space For Rent To Others

Our Shala is one of the biggest in the Southern hemisphere, and we think of it as being a community space as well as a yoga Shala.

We are so lucky to have this space and are making it available to rent so others in our community can use it too.

There is a virtual tour of our Centre on Google so that those viewing it online for the first time can step through it as if in person.

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Why It’s Important To Follow The Mysore Sequence

Ashtanga Master Dani Ceccarelli outlines the importance of following the Mysore sequence which — amongst many other benefits — prepares you for gatekeeper (or gateway) poses like Urdhva Dhanurasana which Dani is pictured dropping into here.

One of the defining features of Ashtanga Yoga is its organisation into series of postures, where practitioners follow set sequences and learn each posture once they have mastered the previous one.

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Finding Time For Yoga With Kids

Ashtangi Dr Dani Ceccarelli with her youngest of three sons, Felix. Dani maintained her yoga practice even while her sons were little but suggests a more flexible approach makes it easier.

Dr Dani Ceccarelli of Magnetic Island Yoga in Queensland shares how she maintained her yoga practice while her children were small, saying a flexible approach can help.

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Extra David Swenson Workshop

An additional workshop by Ashtangi David Swenson is being offered at The Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne next month, as the first workshop is full – book now.

We are very pleased to host long-time Ashtangi David Swenson at our Shala next month.

David’s first workshop is fully booked, but he is offering an extra workshop for those who missed out.

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Free Tickets To Comedy Festival This Week

We are giving away free tickets to Billy Hayes’ show at the Comedy Festival tomorrow and Thursday night, courtesy of Billy himself, who talks about his lifelong relationship with yoga in his show.


Writer of the book ‘Midnight Express’, Billy Hayes recounts the true story of his time in Turkish prisons and his brazen, harrowing escape, at this year’s International Comedy Festival in Melbourne.

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