What is the Gokhale Method?
The Gokhale Method uses healthy posture and movement to help you restore your structural integrity and regain a pain-free life. It addresses the root cause of most muscle and joint pain, because you have a right to a pain-free back, neck, hips, knees, feet…
We are marvelously designed animals. We have inherent grace and strength, like every other creature on the planet. Our bodies strive to heal themselves, and if we respect our natural design, we can function well for close to a century.
Most pain can be attributed to how we hold ourselves and how we move. Since we aren’t born with a user’s manual, we rely on our culture to guide us. About a century ago, our culture took a wrong turn.
As a result, in the United States:
- 90% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives.
- This year, 50% of working Americans will experience back pain.
- Back pain is now the leading cause of disability in people under 45 years old.
- By age 15, more than 60% of all adolescents have experienced back and/or neck pain.
We have lost sight of what constitutes healthy posture; in fact, many popular guidelines for “good posture” are just plain wrong. However, we can re-learn what we once knew:
- Our ancestors knew how to move without pain.
- Babies know how to move without pain.
- Some cultures still know how to move without pain.
This method educates you in a way that your culture does not, so that you can live a fully-functional, pain-free life.
AZC is very pleased to be hosting Esther Gokhale, who will be in Austin offering 3 different events:
Friday, October 25th from 6:30pm - 7:15pm CST
*Free* Online Introductory Workshop
Monday, November 11th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
*Free* In-Person Mini-Workshop at the Austin Zen Center.
Donations to the center will be graciously received.
Tuesday, November 12th from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Fresh from the Houston Zen Center (where Abbot Gaelyn Godwin has been a huge fan!), Esther Gokhale will be teaching a day-long Pop-up Course consisting of 7 hours of instruction, including a 1-hour lunch discussion. This kinesthetic, hands-on offering covers the essentials of the Gokhale Method and includes the use of proprietary SpineTracker™ wearable tech. Esther will be assisted by her daughter Monisha White, also a Gokhale Method teacher, to ensure an excellent student:teacher ratio. Participants also receive their own Stretchsit® Cushion, a PDF of Esther’s book 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, a streaming copy of the Gokhale Method DVD Back Pain: The Primal Posture™ Solution, and a 30-minute private online follow-up session with a qualified Gokhale Method teacher.
Program Fees: $495
**Please note that space is limited to 20.**