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Advanced Glidewalking

  • Online Alumni Group Course

    Advanced Glidewalking

  • Time:
    8:00 AM - November 16th, 2023 9:00 AM
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  • Language: English
  • Location: Online
  • Category: Online Alumni Group Course
  • Seats available: Open
  • Advanced Glidewalking USD $ 385.00
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  • Lesson 1:
    October 12, 2023
    starting at 8:00 AM
  • Lesson 2:
    October 19, 2023
    starting at 8:00 AM
  • Lesson 3:
    October 26, 2023
    starting at 8:00 AM
  • Lesson 4:
    November 2, 2023
    starting at 8:00 AM
  • Lesson 5:
    November 9, 2023
    starting at 8:00 AM
  • Lesson 6:
    November 16, 2023
    starting at 8:00 AM

About this workshop

Bipedal gait is one of the defining characteristics of what it is to be human. For millennia we have hunted, gathered, cavorted, and crossed continents on two legs. And yet, in the last century or so, we’ve managed to walk our way into a tangle of pain and dysfunction that does not do our species proud.

The introductory courses of the Gokhale Method (Foundations, Pop-up, and Elements) train students in improved gait but cannot do justice to all the intricacies and multitude of moving parts involved in transporting our bodies from one place to another.

In this Advanced Glidewalking course we revisit the basics of healthy, natural walking, encouraging the glutes to play their part, the posterior chain of muscles in the feet and legs to power us forward, and the swing phase of every step to deeply relax and reset our system. In this course, we rely heavily on musical metaphors and selected tracks of music to cue our muscles (“sonification”), and cue our natural rhythm. We also glean wisdom from biomechanically-astute fellow humans, past and present, in how to do the quintessential human thing of walking. We will deep dive into the complex cascade of events that constitutes human locomotion, considering the major muscles' contributions to the whole, each phase of a stride, and the cadence of our movements.

Lesson 1 - Stability of torso
Lesson 2 - Glutes
Lesson 3 - Feet
Lesson 4 - Relaxation phase of gait
Lesson 5 - Emotion and gait
Lesson 6 - Review: Different priorities related to how much attention is available or which body parts need extra help

Join us for a fun and educational adventure in revisiting and refining glidewalking.

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  • Your Teacher

    Esther Gokhale, L.Ac.

    Esther Gokhale (GO-clay) has been involved in integrative therapies all her life. As a young girl growing up in India, she helped her mother, a nurse, treat abandoned babies waiting to be adopted. This early interest in healing led her to study biochemistry at Harvard and Princeton and, later, acupuncture at the San Francisco School of Oriental Medicine.

    After experiencing crippling back pain during her first pregnancy and unsuccessful back surgery, Gokhale began her lifelong crusade to vanquish back pain. Her studies at the Aplomb® Institute in Paris and years of research in Brazil, India, Portugal and elsewhere led her to...Read more

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    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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