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Free Workshop - Reducing Back Pain
with The Gokhale Method

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Event Details

  • Saturday, Aug 8, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Free of charge
  • Seats available: Open

Venue

Name of Facility: Internationales Kinder- und Jugendballett Bonn
Bachstraße 28
Bonn, NW 53115
Germany

Parking Info: Die Ballet-Schule liegt zentrumsnah im Bonner Musikerviertel in einer Stadtvilla des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts. Vom Bonner Hauptbahnhof sind die Räumlichkeiten zu Fuß in ca. 5 Minuten erreichbar. Die Schule ist durch die wenige Meter entfernte Bushaltestelle „Bachstraße“ an das Nahverkehrsnetz angeschlossen.

Event Description

(re)-Learn Primal Posture™

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the why and the how of the Gokhale Method. Every workshop is different, in order to best address the attendees’ needs. Workshops often begin by showing you how to stretchsit. This is a way of sitting that puts your back in gentle traction, easing compression in your spine and stretching out tight or spasmed back muscles.

Other techniques taught in this workshop will begin to help you:

  • Reduce or eliminate back, neck, muscle and joint pain
  • Prevent muscle and joint degeneration and injury
  • Increase your energy, stamina, and flexibility
  • Reduce stress and improve your appearance


Effects are often immediate and last a lifetime.



“Several months ago, when I first heard about the Gokhale Method from a friend who is an occupational therapist, I considered taking one of the free classes to get a better idea of what it entailed. However, I kept putting it off thinking that I should wait until my back felt better. After all, how was I going to sit for an hour and a half in a classroom when I couldn’t even sit 10 minutes in my own home due to severe sciatica pain? Finally I decided to attend one of the free classes thinking that I would just stand in the back of the room if the pain became too intolerable. The instructor started us out by teaching the stretchsitting technique which, to my great surprise, was very comfortable for my back and leg. Imagine my amazement when I realized that I had sat pain-free for 45 minutes! Now I am taking the course learning new positions for walking, lying, standing, bending, and more. The entire Method has been a true revelation, and I shall be using it for the rest of my life to promote good back health. I only wish I hadn't waited so long to take that free class!”

        - Jeri Bessat


“Having lived 12+ years with chronic lower back pain, I regained hope for finding a cure through attending a Gokhale Method free webinar.”

       - Aaron Nitzki

Your Teacher

Julie Johnson
[email protected]
+49 (0)174 820 2437

Seit 1995 lebt die gebürtige Britin Julie Johnson in Deutschland. In Großbritannien hat sie zunächst Germanistik studiert und ihr Studium dann mit einen Master in Japanese Studies abgeschlossen. 2016 suchte sie nach einer Lösung für ihre Rückenschmerzen. Das intensive Fitnesstraining, das sie als Bewältigungsstrategie machte, verwandelte sich aber nach und nach zur Quelle fürchterlicher Rückenschmerzen und war Ursache von Taubheit in Armen und Beinen. Schlussendlich musste sie die Sportstunden, die sie so liebte, aufgeben. 

Ihre Yogalehrerin brachte sie auf eine andere Spur, als sie eines Tages sagte: „Wenn ihr die im Yoga geübte Achtsamkeit in Haltung und Bewegung nicht in den Alltag übertragt, erwartet Ihr sehr viel von Eurer Yoga-Stunde, wenn Ihr denkt, sie heile alle Schmerzen.“ Weitergehende Recherchen zum Thema Körperhaltung brachte Julie auf Esther Gokhales Buch Nie wieder Rückenschmerzen. Kurz nachdem sie begonnen hatte, die Gokhale Methode aus dem Buch zu lernen, machten sich erste Verbesserungen bemerkbar. Julie verstand, dass ihre Haltungs- und Bewegungsmuster die Schmerzen verursachten. Die Veränderung ihrer Haltung war also der Schlüssel, wieder aktiv zu werden. Nach dem Grundlagenkurs verschwanden Julies Rückenschmerzen vollständig. Im Sommer 2019 flog Julie nach Palo Alto, um sich bei Esther Gokhale als Lehrerin ausbilden zu lassen.

Sie liebt es zu unterrichten und hat große Freude daran, das Wissen über die Gokhale-Methode zu teilen und andere auf dem Weg zu begleiten, sich in ihrem Körper wieder wohlzufühlen. Julie unterrichtet auf Deutsch und Englisch und ist nach Absprache gerne bereit, Kurse in anderen Städten zu geben.

Julie genießt eine erfolgreiche, internationale Karriere bei einem mittelständischen Unternehmen. Sie  ist glücklich verheiratet und Mutter von erwachsenen Zwillingen. In ihrer Freizeit macht sie QiGong, wandert gerne und macht im Fitnessstudio wieder intensiv Sport - die Übungen weiß sie inzwischen anzupassen. Außerdem spielt sie Klavier und singt in einem Chor.

 

Born and educated in the UK, Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in German Studies and a Master’s degree in Japanese Studies. She has lived in Germany since 1995. 

Julie came across the Gokhale Method in 2016 when looking for a solution to her long-standing back pain. The intense fitness routine she had developed to cope with her history of back problems gradually changed from being helpful to causing excruciating pain accompanied by numbness in her arms and legs. Thus she was forced to give up the classes she had loved.

Her yoga teacher led her to look in a different direction when she commented one day: “You expect a lot from yoga class if you think it will cure all your aches and pains without integrating mindfulness into your everyday movement and posture.” 

Subsequent research on posture led Julie to Esther Gokhale‘s 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back book with which first improvements set in. Julie understood that her past posture and movement patterns were causing her pain; changing her posture became the key to becoming active again. After taking the Foundations Course Julie's back pain disappeared. 

Julie then flew to Palo Alto for teacher training with Esther. She loves teaching and finds it incredibly rewarding to share the Gokhale Method knowledge and help students on their path to feeling comfortable in their own bodies. Julie teaches classes in English or German and is happy to travel to teach.

Julie also enjoys a successful career working in international business. She is mother to now-adult twins and happily married. Apart from QiGong classes and hiking, she is now able to train again at the gym because she knows how to adapt exercises to keep pain-free. She relaxes by playing piano and choral singing.


What others are saying

Benefits of learning the Gokhale Method:

  • Reduce/eliminate many kinds of musculoskeletal pain
  • Prevention of joint/disc degeneration
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Improve circulation and breathing
  • Look and feel more confident
  • Weight loss and reduce appearance of belly fat
  • Increase energy, stamina, and flexibility
  • Increase height (up to 1" or 2.54cm)
  • Increase productivity

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