Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci.
Events, Bookshop, Blog & Teacher Directory.
Welcome to 8 Limbs sister site, Chintamani Yoga. Here you can browse our educational events and trainings, buy our textbooks, discover our huge blog library and search our Teacher’s Directory.
Chintamani means ‘transcendental jewel of consciousness’. It is the Indian name for the philosopher’s stone, which transforms our base nature by activating our highest potential. It provides the elixir of life symbolizing divine perfection, ecstasy, truth, beauty, love and spiritual freedom. Directly translated chintamani means ‘thought jewel’, indicating that the jewel is the mind. The mind will deliver to you what you think into it. If your mind is what Patanjali, the ancient author of the Yoga Sutra, calls sattvic, then your life will be truthful and expressing wisdom. Or as the Bhagavad Gita says, Yo yac chraddhah sa eva sah, “that what a man thinks with great conviction that verily he becomes (Gita 17.3)”.
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Our mission is to equip our teachers with the skills, understanding and knowledge that they can experience the transformative power of yoga. We are committed to giving you an authentic experience with the highest quality of teaching, in a supportive, nurturing environment.
Workshops and events with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci are held worldwide. They include modules of our teacher training which are open to any students wishing to learn more and deepen their understanding on a particular subject. All levels are welcome.
Gregor and Monica each began their yoga journeys in 1978. They met in India in 1995 both there in the pursuit of studying yoga. Together they created 8 Limbs, directed a yoga studio for 21 years, have published six textbooks on yoga and more recently their blog site, Chintamani Yoga.
They live remotely, on a mountain, surrounded by ancient rainforest and overlooking the Pacific ocean. Individually and together they offer workshops and teacher trainings from their home and all over the world.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
We currently teach workshops and teacher trainings in Australia, Bali, Japan and across Europe and South America. We offer 200 to 500-hour registered trainings. Your invitations are welcome.
Gregor’s five textbooks cover all the limbs of yoga and more. They have sold more than 85,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into eight foreign languages. Monica has authored a manual on how to make Ashtanga Yoga safe and accessible to beginner students.
Once in a lifetime an opportunity comes along where you can learn from the very best teachers in their profession. Monica and Gregor are those teachers… – spreading these wonderful teachings and inspiring people all over the world to not only grow but also be teachers themselves and to help other people as they commence their journey also. Quite a legacy!