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Free Workshop - Reducing Back Pain
with The Gokhale Method

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Event Details

  • Saturday, Jul 11, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Free of charge
  • Seats available: Open

Venue

Name of Facility: Femke Koene's L.I.F.E. Movement Studio @ Lido
85 Victoria St, Wellington
Wellington, WGN 6011
New Zealand

Parking Info: Some parking is available on Wakefield St, or other options are the Lombard parking building at 28 Bond St or Wilson parking at 40 Bond St.

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

Rachel Margaret
[email protected]
+64 27 678 7033

Rachel spent a great deal of time skiing and ski racing while growing up between Tasmania, Australia and Colorado, USA. In her teenage years, Rachel’s  mother trained to become a Feldenkrais practitioner. Attending many Feldenkrais classes led Rachel to enjoy a playful attitude toward movement and body awareness. Over the years, Rachel has taught a variety of outdoor activities (skiing, whitewater rafting, and sea kayaking), before settling and raising a family in Wellington, New Zealand.

Rachel endured five years of back pain in her forties which led her to discover how difficult it can be to successfully treat back pain. She was surprised to learn that doctors think of back pain as “normal” these days. Finding the Gokhale Method has been transformational: it has given Rachel clarity in knowing how to sit, stand, and move in ways that help the body rather than hurt it. She was surprised there were no Gokhale Method teachers in New Zealand, and was inspired to train as a teacher to help more people move out of pain and change their lives.


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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