Dr Monica Gauci – Core Essentials


4-5 August 2018
Saturday 4 August: pm
Sunday 5 August: pm


TBA inclusive GST


Dr Monica Gauci

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Core Essentials

There are many misconceptions about our core, what it is and what is required for physical health, stability and strength. Babies perform moves that suggest core strength without having yet developed any strength! In order to have the stability that prevents injury and enables us to build strength, we need a responsive core than enables us to 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 asana.

  • Rediscover what is needed to have the stable, responsive core you had as an infant!
  • Understand the important differences between your intrinsic and external core.
  • Discover the engine that drives your intrinsic core and the secret to stability and strength.
  • Lean specific exercises that both diagnose and revitalise both your inner and outer cores.
  • Explore the extrinsic core and how we can most effectively build strength where it matters most.
  • Practice moving from your core and integrating your limbs from this centre in
  • your yoga practice.


About Monica Gauci

b sc, b chiro (hons), yoga therapist  

Monica has studied and practiced Yoga for 39 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!