An Initial Consultation is a good place to begin your posture journey, especially if you have a complex history of musculoskeletal or health problems. You will receive a comprehensive evaluation of your current posture and how it relates to problems you may be having, a projection of what structural changes are possible, and some key ideas and practices to help you improve your structure immediately and long-term.
Learning the Gokhale Method via a Private One-on-One Foundations Course allows for more flexibility in scheduling, permits your teacher to focus on you for the entire time, and allows for more privacy. Learn the basics of Primal Posture™ and how to apply this knowledge in situations particular to your life. The one-on-one course accommodates people with mild to severe levels of pain, as well as people seeking to improve well-being.
A Follow-up Consultation is for Gokhale Method Foundations class alumni members who would like to revisit some topics in a personalized setting. You will again receive a comprehensive evaluation of your current posture and how it relates to problems you may be having, a projection of what structural changes are possible as you practice, and some information on where to focus your efforts to help you improve your structure immediately and long-term.
Rachel spent a great deal of time skiing and ski racing while growing up between Tasmania, Australia and Colorado, USA. In her teenage years, Rachel’s mother trained to become a Feldenkrais practitioner. Attending many Feldenkrais classes led Rachel to enjoy a playful attitude toward movement and body awareness. Over the years, Rachel has taught a variety of outdoor activities (skiing, whitewater rafting, and sea kayaking), before settling and raising a family in Wellington, New Zealand.
Rachel endured five years of back pain in her forties which led her to discover how difficult it can be to successfully treat back pain. She was surprised to learn that doctors think of back pain as “normal” these days. Finding the Gokhale Method has been transformational: it has given Rachel clarity in knowing how to sit, stand, and move in ways that help the body rather than hurt it. She was surprised there were no Gokhale Method teachers in New Zealand, and was inspired to train as a teacher to help more people move out of pain and change their lives.