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DSCN1199Exciting Changes at 8 Limbs!

We are very happy to announce some exciting changes at 8 Limbs! As you know 8 Limbs has branched out 🙂 since we moved to live in the forest in Northern NSW. We now run Teacher Trainings on our land, in Bali, Melbourne and Perth as well as a Byron Bay retreat and workshops all over Australia, in New Zealand, Japan and Europe. Now it is time for us to close our chapter as studio owners to focus on our role as educators.

Over the last 18 years 8 Limbs studio space has grown sacred from the sharing of practice and love with you all. This is imbued in its very walls. On 1st September Jason Lacey and team will give the space a total renovation and it will newly open as ‘The Yoga Clinic’ under the leadership of our long-standing teacher, Martine McDougall.

We are overjoyed that the studio will continue as a yoga school and especially in the vein of one our passions, Yoga Therapy. Martine is a dedicated yogi and trained Psychotherapist and Trauma Yoga facilitator. As well as offering therapy based workshops and classes, the Yoga Clinic will continue to offer classes with our dedicated teachers: Carmela Lacey, Sylvia Andrews, Christa Boles and Ramona Miranda. And Gregor and I will continue to teach our trainings and workshops at The Yoga Clinic! For updates and more check out their beautiful website:

With every sunset the sun continues to shine. The legacy of 8 Limbs’ 22 years of teachings will always continue to shine its light through you, our many dedicated teachers and students. For this we sincerely thank you.

With love and gratitude…

Hari OM

Monica and Gregor



At 8 Limbs we teach 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).

In classical Vinyasa Yoga set series of postures are woven together using flowing movements to create one sequence. It is the sequencing of yoga postures that is called vinyasa. Each movement is synchronized with the breath to become a meditation in movement – like a sacred dance. In this classical system, the postures are designed in a specific order to realign and detoxify the body and to purify the energy channels. Focussing on the breath the mind becomes calm. An internal stillness develops within this exercise of dynamic movement. The result is vibrant health, a clear mind and deep relaxation.

Patanjali, the author of the ancient Yoga Sutra, coined the term Ashtanga Yoga as referring to his eight-limbed yoga. It is a system of increasingly more subtle yogic techniques that uses asana (posture) as its foundation. Once students have tasted the benefits of asana practice we offer the possibility to study these higher yogic practices such as kriya, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation within a workshop setting. The result of these techniques is spiritual liberation and inner freedom.

Yoga is a Life Science. From this practice of turning inward comes growth, insight and an understanding of our true self, of life and of ourselves within this greater existence of life. Like a lotus flower we have the opportunity to blossom from our depth, to openly and feely express our greatest potential and deepest beauty.