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Pop-up Course - Houston - TX - Nov 10, 2019, 9:30 AM

Event Details

  • Nov 10, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • USD $ 495.00
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  • Seats available: Open


Name of Facility: Institute for Spirituality and Health
8100 Greenbriar Dr., Suite 300
Houston, TX 77054
United States

Facility Details: Free, gated lot parking is available for participants of this event. The facility is fully accessible.

Parking Info: There is a large, gated parking lot that course participants are welcome to use, free of charge. The entrance to this gated lot is accessible from La Concha Lane.

Event Description

(re)-Learn Primal Posture™
The Pop-up Course is a relatively new Gokhale Method offering that is earning high praise from participants. It includes 6 hours of group instruction, a one-hour discussion over lunch, and a private 30-minute online follow-up session for each participant. All participants use our newly developed SpineTracker™ wearable to get a real-time read of the shape of their spines while learning improved ways of sitting, standing, bending, lifting, walking, and exercising. Each participant receives a pdf copy of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, a live-streamed copy of our DVD Back Pain: The Primal Posture™ Solution, and a Stretchsit® cushion. The Pop-up Course is taught by two qualified Gokhale Method teachers and is limited to 20 participants to allow for plenty of hands-on coaching.

"The one-day Gokhale workshop that I attended in the spring of 2018 is perhaps the single most positive contribution to my health and well-being that I've made this year. Perhaps the greatest gift to myself has been the realization that I don't have to be in pain!"

-Dolores F. Kincaid, Registrar, Cantor Arts Center

"I took a full one-day Gokhale Method class at Stanford and was very pleased with it. I started using my new knowledge right away and got quick relief from back soreness I had. I highly recommend this class to everyone, whether or not you currently have a back problem."

-Olga Raykina, Computing Info Systems Analyst at Stanford University

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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 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 150,000 copies and has been translated into ten 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, professor in the Math Department.


1978 Dean’s honor list at Harvard University
2008 Foreword Silver Award for best health book
2009 Nautilus Gold Award for best Pilates/Tai Qi/Yoga/bodywork book
2009 Ippy Bronze Award for best health book


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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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