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Aurelia Vaicekauskas

Contact Information:
[email protected]
Teaching Languages:
Chicago, IL
Westchester, IL
  • Maggie Maestre
    When I was halfway through my Gokhale Method Foundation Course, my husband had an episode of bad back pain. Instead of reaching for the medication I guided him as Aurelia taught me into a stretchlying position and in the morning his back pain was gone!Read more
  • Marius Stalionis, student athlete, Macomb, Illinois
    I had a severe back pain that used to especially interfere with my workouts. Since Aurelia taught me how to stretchlie on my back, I did it every night before falling asleep and now, 3 weeks later I am completely pain free and back to my full workouts with no problem.Read more
  • Maggie Kuhlmann, Chicago, Illinois
    As a weekly air traveler who has tried cortisone shots, massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy, I had almost come to accept my constant back pain. Thankfully, I learned about Aurelia and the Gokhale Method last Fall. After taking the Gokhale Foundation Course with Aurelia, my pain has almost...Read more
  • Raymond M.
    I suffered from chronic back and neck pain. After working with Aurelia learning the basics of the Gokhale method, I had much less pain in my back and neck. Just learning how to walk using the Gokhale method had made a huge difference in my pain levels. I hope that others find Gokhale useful as well.Read more
  • Jodeanne Pfeiffer
    I just finished my foundation courses with Aurelia Vaicekauskas. After seeing all the helpful videos with Esther and her high standards, I was especially pleased with Aurelia and her equally impressive high standards. She was always available, encouraging, professional, punctual and able to help...Read more
  • Chris Kopeika
    Aurelia, you and your amazing teaching abilities and the Gokhale Method are changing my life! Less pain, more graceful form, movement. I am so grateful.Read more
  • Julia Koschinsky
    THANK YOU!!!! I loved your class. You made me look at things differently, which is one of the greatest gifts to receive. I really appreciate your kindness, precision, passion and compassion, and depth of knowledge.Read more
  • Paul Bernin "It's nice, very nice..."
  • Nancy Sullivan, "I cannot say enough about how much I love this course"
  • Carol Johnston: "It's very easy to incorporate in to your everyday life!"
  • Kathleen Morris,Danbury, NC- Age 72- Retired Registered Nurse
    I have had low back pain for many years which resulted in 2 back surgeries. The final diagnosis was “failed back surgery” in 2016. In seeking relief for the pain, I have had epidural injections, physical therapy,...Read more
  • Michelle Kim; Consulting; Chicago
    I am very glad I attended the Gokhale Method Foundations Course taught by Aurelia. Aurelia is a knowledgeable, detail-oriented, thorough, and approachable teacher with expansive training that made the course a significant value-add. She would present a Gokhale Method concept and then suggest...Read more
  • Leigh Levine "It's made a huge difference!"
  • Mary Ann "I found an amazing teacher!"
  • Joanna Broussard
    This is an awesome program. I had strained my hip flexor in early 2022, which created multiple back and hip problems. I'm very flexible and am in good shape from years of dance, yoga, competitive riding, and SuperSlow. I had never experienced such incredible pain as I did with this hip flexor...Read more
  • D'Ann Whitehead; Colorado, US
    I have been aware of the Gokhale method for 10+ years and found Esther’s book and videos very helpful for my occasional back discomfort. However, I didn’t fully embrace her approach until this year, when I experienced persistent pain in my right hip and back. I was thrilled to discover...Read more
  • Kathleen Rice ; Chicago, US
    I am so grateful that I finally decided to sign up for Gokhale Method Foundations classes with Aurelia! Reading 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back was helpful, but Aurelia is such a dedicated and knowledgeable teacher that I was able to really understand and implement the postures. My back, foot, and leg...Read more
  • Sonia Lal
    It was lovely to do the GM Foundations Course with Aurelia. She is very perceptive and sensitive, and many of my pain points in the back have been resolved for over a year now. Thank you!Read more
  • Veronica T; Chicago Illinois
    Because of my constant muscle tension an Osteopath doctor recommended me the Gokhale Method, I searched and found Aurelia to be my nearest teacher. I took the class and have learned a lot about my posture. I am now much more aware of how my body is positioned either while seating, driving, etc. I...Read more
  • Victor
    I had a great experience attending the Gokhale Method Foundations Course. As a young adult suffering from chronic lower back pain and a herniated disc, I had already tried chiropractic care and physical therapy. But what I was looking for was something that could help me better understand and use...Read more
  • NM; Retired; Austin, TX
    Before working with Aurelia, I was in almost constant pain from my neck and upper back. I have acquired kyphosis. After working with Aurelia in the Gokhale Elements course I’ve felt a dramatic decrease in pain and an increase in energy and strength. She made the changes I needed to do easy to...Read more
  • N A, Chicago
    Taking the GM Foundations course with Aurelia took me from waking up daily in excruciating back pain to 75% of my days pain-free and now knowing how to relieve my back pain the remaining 25% of the days. This course makes me hopeful about my future as I age, and I really appreciate all of Aurelia...Read more
  • Sarah Miller
    One of the main reasons I became interested in the Esther Gokhale Methodology was to work on straightening my poor posture due to heredity and compounded by decades at the computer. My height was shrinking and I didn’t want to end up like my Mom, who said it hurt too much to sit up straighter...Read more


Aurelia Vaicekauskas is a practicing massage therapist and Ortho-Bionomy® Associate in Chicago and Westchester, IL. Her search for ways to help clients maintain health and retain the benefits of therapeutic bodywork led her to the Gokhale Method. Logical, simple, and effective, the Gokhale Method deeply resonates with Aurelia’s belief in the importance of creating and supporting a harmonious and safe environment in one’s body so that new injuries are avoided and the old injuries can heal.

Aurelia, who was born in Lithuania, studied painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago (BFA). She has always been drawn to exploring the inner workings of the human body, including its wisdom and ability to heal. These interests led her to massage therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, and the Gokhale Method. She is thrilled at how the Gokhale Method can flow into any activity and support order and balance inside and out. She loves experiencing this ease in her everyday life and wishes to share it with others.


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Chicago, IL

Free Workshops
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Free Workshop - Chicago - IL - Aug 11 Sunday, August 11, 2024, 11:30am Open
Foundations Courses in 2024
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Open Spots
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Westchester, IL

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Free Workshop - Westchester - IL - Jun 18 Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 10:45am Open

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