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Foundations Course - Six Lessons on The Gokhale Method

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    Foundations Course - Six Lessons on The Gokhale Method

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  • Starting Mar 8, 2024
  • Time:
    5:30 PM - March 10th, 2024 12:30 PM
  • Language: English
  • Location: Carol Daubney, Riehenstrasse 64, Basel
  • Category: Foundation Courses
  • More events in this city: Basel
  • Seats available: 1
  • EUR (€) 490.00  (Six 90-minute lessons)
  • Lesson 1:
    March 8, 2024
    starting at 5:30 PM
  • Lesson 2:
    March 8, 2024
    starting at 7:30 PM
  • Lesson 3:
    March 9, 2024
    starting at 1:30 PM
  • Lesson 4:
    March 9, 2024
    starting at 3:30 PM
  • Lesson 5:
    March 10, 2024
    starting at 9:00 AM
  • Lesson 6:
    March 10, 2024
    starting at 11:00 AM


Name of Facility: Inspire Coaching GmbH
Carol Daubney, Riehenstrasse 64
Basel, BS 4058

Facility Details: This course will be held in English. Julie's mother tongue is English but she has lived in Germany for half her life and so can help German speakers out with any words they might not be familiar with. The office is near the Messeplatz, so very central.

Parking Info: There are various multi-story car parks in Central Basel, the closest being Parkhaus Messe Basel.

About this workshop

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.

Required text: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back.

“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

Please bring a mat, at least 2-3 pillows, one of them preferably 80 x 80 cm, and a towel or blanket. Loose, comfortable clothing is important - no jeans please! For the before and after photos tight-fitting clothes are an advantage, black is not seen so well on the photos. Food and drink: Please bring what you need for yourself

Your Teacher

Julie Johnson
[email protected]
+49 (0)174 820 2437

Seit 1995 lebt die gebürtige Britin Julie Johnson in Deutschland. In Großbritannien hat sie zunächst Germanistik studiert und ihr Studium dann mit einen Master in Japanese Studies abgeschlossen. 2016 suchte sie nach einer Lösung für ihre Rückenschmerzen. Das intensive Fitnesstraining, das sie als Bewältigungsstrategie machte, verwandelte sich aber nach und nach zur Quelle fürchterlicher Rückenschmerzen und war Ursache von Taubheit in Armen und Beinen. Schlussendlich musste sie die Sportstunden, die sie so liebte, aufgeben. 

Ihre Yogalehrerin brachte sie auf eine andere Spur, als sie eines Tages sagte: „Wenn ihr die im Yoga geübte Achtsamkeit in Haltung und Bewegung nicht in den Alltag übertragt, erwartet Ihr sehr viel von Eurer Yoga-Stunde, wenn Ihr denkt, sie heile alle Schmerzen.“ Weitergehende Recherchen zum Thema Körperhaltung brachte Julie auf Esther Gokhales Buch Nie wieder Rückenschmerzen. Kurz nachdem sie begonnen hatte, die Gokhale Methode aus dem Buch zu lernen, machten sich erste Verbesserungen bemerkbar. Julie verstand, dass ihre Haltungs- und Bewegungsmuster die Schmerzen verursachten. Die Veränderung ihrer Haltung war also der Schlüssel, wieder aktiv zu werden. Nach dem Grundlagenkurs verschwanden Julies Rückenschmerzen vollständig. Im Sommer 2019 flog Julie nach Palo Alto, um sich bei Esther Gokhale als Lehrerin ausbilden zu lassen.

Sie liebt es zu unterrichten und hat große Freude daran, das Wissen über die Gokhale-Methode zu teilen und andere auf dem Weg zu begleiten, sich in ihrem Körper wieder wohlzufühlen. Julie unterrichtet auf Deutsch und Englisch und ist nach Absprache gerne bereit, Kurse in anderen Städten zu geben.

Julie genießt eine erfolgreiche, internationale Karriere bei einem mittelständischen Unternehmen. Sie  ist glücklich verheiratet und Mutter von erwachsenen Zwillingen. In ihrer Freizeit macht sie QiGong, wandert gerne und macht im Fitnessstudio wieder intensiv Sport - die Übungen weiß sie inzwischen anzupassen. Außerdem spielt sie Klavier und singt in einem Chor.


Born and educated in the UK, Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in German Studies and a Master’s degree in Japanese Studies. She has lived in Germany since 1995. 

Julie came across the Gokhale Method in 2016 when looking for a solution to her long-standing back pain. The intense fitness routine she had developed to cope with her history of back problems gradually changed from being helpful to causing excruciating pain accompanied by numbness in her arms and legs. Thus she was forced to give up the classes she had loved.

Her yoga teacher led her to look in a different direction when she commented one day: “You expect a lot from yoga class if you think it will cure all your aches and pains without integrating mindfulness into your everyday movement and posture.” 

Subsequent research on posture led Julie to Esther Gokhale‘s 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back book with which first improvements set in. Julie understood that her past posture and movement patterns were causing her pain; changing her posture became the key to becoming active again. After taking the Foundations Course Julie's back pain disappeared. 

Julie then flew to Palo Alto for teacher training with Esther. She loves teaching and finds it incredibly rewarding to share the Gokhale Method knowledge and help students on their path to feeling comfortable in their own bodies. Julie teaches classes in English or German and is happy to travel to teach.

Julie also enjoys a successful career working in international business. She is mother to now-adult twins and happily married. Apart from QiGong classes and hiking, she is now able to train again at the gym because she knows how to adapt exercises to keep pain-free. She relaxes by playing piano and choral singing.

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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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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