Testimonials

Testimonials

Maya is very kind and calm--she immediately made me feel at ease. I was initially skeptical that I could change my walking gait or that it would make a difference but with Maya's guidance, I found that I could indeed change it and that it felt great. I am amazed at how tall and strong I feel when I glidewalk.
- Jackie Naclerio, Homemaker, Menlo Park, CA

"My 84-year-old mother-in-law who has severe osteoporosis with multiple vertebral fractures and even sternal fracture was already sitting and standing straighter after one visit to Esther. I wholeheartedly endorse Esther Gokhale’s program."

- Deirdre Stegman, M.D., Internal Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, CA
I love this natural way of being in the world. The fact that I can improve my health with every step is very compelling. Keep up the teaching and spread the word. Everyone should be pain free!
- Cristi Bishop, Portland, Oregon

"I found it very helpful to review the principles and techniques in a refresher workshop. It deepened my understanding, and allowed me to refine my practice of healthy posture and movement."

- Beth Gerber, Creative Director, Catchword

"I have not stopped receiving comments regarding my new posture, how tall I look and the new confidence I have assumed. In addition, my persistent leg pain has practically disappeared. GMF was

- Kayla Neumeyer, Palo Alto, CA

"The patients I have referred to Esther have, without exception, found her work to be life changing. I have employed her concepts and techniques in my practice and have countless patients that have benefited from her work."

- Salwan AbiEzzi, M.D., Palo Alto Medical Foundation, CA

"I am 85 years old and was pleasantly surprised to learn from the Gokhale Method that back pain is not inevitable. I now do my household chores without any pain at all, got rid of my knee pain and walk faster."

-  Gertrude Bock, Palo Alto, CA 

"I highly recommend GMF for teens. My teens learned how to integrate correct posture into their daily life. They unlearned the myths and wrong messages. The instructor teaches in a visual way that makes the teens talk about it and even correct the parents. She focuses on the core exercises that teens can remember. My three teens had a great time."

- Ursula Oesterle, Vice-President of Innovation, Swisscom
Trudy Bock, activist, Palo Alto, CA,

"The patients I have referred to Esther have, without exception, found her work to be life changing. I have employed her concepts and techniques in my practice and have countless patients that have benefited from her work."

- Salwan AbiEzzi, M.D., Palo Alto Medical Foundation, CA

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"8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back is a pleasure to read and a godsend to use. The lessons are easily accessible to anyone with an hour to spare. The account of why people in modern industrial society experience chronic lower-back pain is fascinating in its own right. The photographs of people sitting, standing, and lifting in a pre-industrial world are marvelously instructive and a joy to behold. While the principles of good posture are disarmingly simple, Esther Gokhale includes a wealth of pertinent detail to guide users through the eight lessons.

- David Riggs, OBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Department of English, Stanford, CA

"While working on a book, I developed a version of repetitive stress syndrome that made my hands and forearms virtually useless. After a matter of weeks of acupuncture, acupressure and practice in posture, I recovered full use of my hands and forearms."

- Gretchen C. Daily Professor, Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA

Thanks to the Gokhale Method, I was able to endure a 4000 km/2500 mile drive through the US and Canada with my husband. Previously I could not sit in the car for longer than 10 minutes without my sciatica acting up. Now I can sit for hours with little to no pain. I thought I would never travel again!

- Gerri Hynes, Ontario, Canada

"I no longer suffer pain and discomfort when at home, at work or traveling. No more fidgeting when the seatbelt sign is on for a long time; no more compression during turbulence. What a difference it makes – I now arrive rejuvenated and a little taller at my destination. Just remember not to leave it on the plane or in the rental car unless you want to make a fellow traveler’s day."

- Barbara Beasley, Organizational Change, McKesson Corporation

I am delighted to see that the Gokhale Method is available in 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back. My own sciatica started to fade away after the first stretchsitting lesson and eventually went away completely during the course.

- Pru Breitrose

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“I highly, highly recommend the EG Wellness Center for acupuncture. This was my first experience with acupuncture, and not only did it successfully address my wrist pain, but the entire treatment was physically and mentally beneficial. It was a completely positive experience – soothing, healing and energizing.”

- Catherine Bump, San Mateo, CA

"Studying this method has enabled me to avoid what would have been my fifth foot surgery. I can now walk again without pain. It has given me a new lease on life."

- Honor Rautmann, business owner, Sun River, OR

"As a retired elderly physician, I've been impressed by her superb knowledge of her field."

- Milton Lozoff, M.D.

"I felt the benefits from day one. I rarely have back pain now, and I feel more healthy and energetic overall. I am very pleased to testify to the positive effects of this work."

- John Hamilton, Geologist (USGS) and Musician, Menlo Park, CA

"Logically based, compelling, and expertly delivered….I would like to see this approach become a part of standard care. Early access to this kind of intervention could have saved me a lot of pain and grief."

- Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D. , Bing Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation, Stanford University, CA

"8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back is a pleasure to read and a godsend to use. The lessons are easily accessible to anyone with an hour to spare. The account of why people in modern industrial society experience chronic lower-back pain is fascinating in its own right. The photographs of people sitting, standing, and lifting in a pre-industrial world are marvelously instructive and a joy to behold. While the principles of good posture are disarmingly simple, Esther Gokhale includes a wealth of pertinent detail to guide users through the eight lessons.

- David Riggs, OBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Department of English, Stanford, CA

I used to have a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders. Since doing the posture work, I can't remember the last time I've had any discomfort at all.

- Kathy Uros, Vice-President Charles Schwab & Co., San Francisco, CA

I also used to contract headaches that clearly were related to poor posture, particularly staring at a computer screen.  The training I received from Esther has greatly reduced the frequency of my headaches.

- Charles R. Bacon,  Senior Research Geologist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

"I am 85 years old and was pleasantly surprised to learn from the Gokhale Method that back pain is not inevitable. I now do my household chores without any pain at all, got rid of my knee pain and walk faster."

-  Gertrude Bock, Palo Alto, CA 

"While working on a book, I developed a version of repetitive stress syndrome that made my hands and forearms virtually useless. After a matter of weeks of acupuncture, acupressure and practice in posture, I recovered full use of my hands and forearms."

- Gretchen C. Daily Professor, Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA

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