Continuing Education - Further Develop Your Skills (Refresher & Advanced Techniques)

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Event Details

  • Apr 2, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Timezone: Pacific Time
  • USD $ 140.00

Venue

2439 Birch Street
Palo Alto / Stanford, CA 94306
United States

Name of Facility: Gokhale Method Institute
Parking Info: Nearby parking lots and street parking available.

Event Description

(re)-Learn Primal Posture™

We hope that you have found your Gokhale Method Foundations (GMF) course useful and enjoyable. The experience of our many alumni shows that ongoing practice, as well as learning new and advanced methods, make the experience of the Gokhale Method Foundations (GMF) course even more valuable.

These classes offer refresher training, as well as introduce new and advanced techniques. To ensure the quality of instruction, and to provide personalized attention, they are limited to a maximum of 8 students just like the Foundations Course. Hands-on alumni classes can be taken with any qualified Gokhale Method teacher regardless of who taught your Foundations Course. So if you're traveling to an area with a Gokhale Method qualified teacher, sign up for a class!

Additional Information:

Founder Esther Gokhale teaches this four-hour continuing education workshop. The first half of the workshop takes place from 10:00am to noon. At 12:00pm there is break for lunch during which Esther will be eating at a nearby Chinese Restaurant called Peking Duck (1 block away). Anyone is welcome to join her. The workshop resumes again at 1:00pm and concludes at 3:00pm.


We are located right above Café ProBono; our entrance is located just to the right of their entrance. Founder Esther Gokhale teaches this four-hour continuing education workshop. The first half of the workshop takes place from 10:00am to noon. At 12:00pm there is break for lunch during which Esther will be eating at a nearby Chinese Restaurant called Peking Duck (1 block away). Anyone is welcome to join her. The workshop resumes again at 1:00pm and concludes at 3:00pm.

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 develop the Gokhale Method, a unique, systematic approach to help people find their bodies’ way back to pain-free living.

Gokhale practiced acupuncture and taught posture, dance, and yoga in her Palo Alto wellness center for over twenty years. The Gokhale Method continues to grow as qualified Gokhale Method teachers now teach the method worldwide.

Gokhale's book, 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated into eight languages. In 2010, Gokhale hosted the nationally televised program Back Pain: The Primal Posture Solution (available on DVD).

Gokhale has taught at corporations such as Google, IDEO, Varian Medical Systems, and Facebook Inc. She has also presented at conferences including TEDx(Stanford), Ancestral Health Symposium, Weston Price Foundation Conference, and PrimalCon.  She continues to speak with physician groups including Stanford, PAMF, UCSF and has consulted for the trainers of the SF 49ers and several Stanford sports teams.

In May 2013, The New York Times featured Esther in an article giving her the title, “The Posture Guru of Silicon Valley”.

Esther Gokhale lives on Stanford University campus where she raised three children with her husband Brian White, chairman of the Math Department.

Awards:

1978 Dean’s honor list at Harvard University
2009 Nautilus Gold Award for best Pilates/Tai Qi/Yoga/bodywork book
2009 Foreword Silver Award for best health book
2009 Ippy Bronze Award for best health book

 

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