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Foundations Course - Six Lessons on The Gokhale Method

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Event Details

  • Lesson 1:
    Saturday
    May 15, 2021
    starting at 2:00 PM
  • Lesson 2:
    Saturday
    May 22, 2021
    starting at 2:00 PM
  • Lesson 3:
    Saturday
    May 29, 2021
    starting at 2:00 PM
  • Lesson 4:
    Saturday
    June 5, 2021
    starting at 1:00 PM
  • Lesson 5:
    Saturday
    June 12, 2021
    starting at 2:00 PM
  • Lesson 6:
    Saturday
    June 19, 2021
    starting at 2:00 PM
  • USD $ 450.00  (Six 90-minute lessons)
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Venue

Name of Facility: Healing Arts Center
2702 International Lane, Suite 208
Madison, WI 53704
United States

Facility Details: Note from Doreen: We are doing everything we can to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus at our office. When you arrive in the parking lot (directions below), please stay in your car and text or call me at 608-244-2446. Please wear a mask. We do have some if you forget. I will meet you at the top of the ramp that goes to the second floor entrance door and take your temperature as well as ask you screening questions related to Covid-19. If all is well, I'll escort you into the office. If you have any suspicious symptoms or know that you've been recently exposed to someone with Covid-19 or who has suspicious symptoms, please do not come. I'll be happy to arrange a class at a different date for you. Our building is at 2702 International Lane, near the airport. As you head toward the airport on International Lane, our driveway is the second left after the traffic light at the intersection with Anderson. Drive to the far end of the parking lot near the ramp that you'll see connecting the parking lot to the 2nd floor door. If you don't see me outside, please call or text me at 608-244-2446.

Parking Info: There is plenty of parking at the location.

Event Description

(re)-Learn Primal Posture™

The Foundations Course is a core offering of the Gokhale Method. In six 90-minute lessons, you can change your habits efficiently and profoundly through a combination of verbal explanation, visual materials, and gentle hands-on guidance from a qualified Gokhale Method teacher. All qualified Gokhale Method teachers are personally trained by Esther Gokhale.

  • Reduce or eliminate many kinds of musculoskeletal pain
  • Prevent joint degeneration
  • Increase energy, stamina, and flexibility
  • Improve your circulation and breathing
  • Reduce stress
  • Look and feel more confident


Effects are often immediate and last a lifetime.

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“In six sessions I felt transformed. The approach is stunningly simple and confers immediate results. I wholeheartedly endorse this program.”

        - Deirdre Stegman, M.D. Internal Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation


“Every year tens of thousands of patients undergo major back surgery without any benefit. By using the novel techniques of the Gokhale Method, many of these patients can avoid such needless and expensive medical procedures and quickly return to a pain-free life.”

        - John R. Adler, Neurosurgeon, Stanford University Medical Clinic, Stanford, CA


"Although stunningly simple, the Gokhale Method™ turns much of conventional wisdom about pain and posture on its head. Each session of the course gave immediate results and I now look forward to many years of a healthy neck and back."

        - Joan Baez, folk singer and activist, Woodside, CA

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Your Teacher

Doreen Giles
[email protected]
608-244-2446

Since 1996, Doreen has been an acupuncturist and NeuroModulation practitioner, helping people improve their health and quality of life. The Gokhale Method immediately captivated her.  "It's such a simple, practical way to help us feel at home again in our bodies," she says. "Instead of ignoring the body until it starts to hurt, now we can relearn our natural posture and stay active for years to come, preventing pain and injury."

Doreen provides a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere in her classes, fitting the lessons to the students’ needs.  By learning to use healthy posture in everything they do, students can enjoy lifelong benefits.

A part of the Madison community for over 30 years, Doreen is an avid student of the healing arts, dance and yoga, as well as a member of the local Threshold Choir chapter.


If the posted dates don't work for your schedule, or if you would prefer private instruction, please click below to initiate a request for private instruction with them. Your teacher can help with follow up appointments as well, get in touch with them.

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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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