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Boonville, CA
A therapeutic bodyworker, yogini, sportswoman, and lifelong student of human anatomy, Abeja graduated from William and Mary's premed program with honors. Incorporating The Gokhale Method into her life, her yoga and her bodywork practice has transformed Abeja's own posture and helped bring great improvement to her clients who had not progressed for years with traditional approaches.

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Boonville, CA
707-621-3822

 

Boulder, CO
After moving to the USA from Spain and while attending college, Alejandro developed chronic and debilitating back pain. After many years searching for a solution, he found the Gokhale Method, which offered him immediate relief. So delighted and overjoyed with the results, he decided to become a teacher to help others free themselves from chronic back pain as well.

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Boulder, CO
616-264-1192

Moraga, CA
Amy combines her nursing skills with the Gokhale Method allows her to touch people and improve health. As a nurse, Amy appreciates the accuracy of the anatomy, physiology, and multi-modal approach to posture, pain relief, and fitness. Her background includes a BSN in nursing and a JD in law. She is licensed in California as a registered nurse and an attorney.

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Moraga, CA
510-432-4268

Chicago, IL
Aurelia Vaicekauskas is a practicing massage therapist and Ortho-Bionomy® Associate in Chicago. Her search for ways to help clients maintain good health and retain the benefits of therapeutic work led her to the Gokhale Method. Logical, simple, and effective, the Gokhale Method deeply resonates with Aurelia’s belief in the importance of creating and supporting a harmonious and safe environment in one’s body so that new injuries are avoided and old injuries can heal.

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Chicago, IL
773-599-0751

Madison, WI
Cecily Frederick is an experienced yoga teacher and practitioner who began teaching therapeutic yoga in 2002 in Madison, WI. After struggling for several years with her own low back pain, Cecily was deeply inspired by the Gokhale Method. “Whether you’re looking to resolve or prevent future back pain- I recommend everyone take this course,” she says.

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Madison, WI
608-239-5334

Portland, OR
Charlene spent 12 years as a professional dancer and became a certified yoga instructor in 2001. Her extensive experience within the disciplines of ballet and yoga has informed her expertise as a Gokhale Method instructor. A prolific teacher, Charlene has taught the Gokhale Method Foundations course to hundreds of students.

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Portland, OR
San Francisco, CA

Lovingston, VA
As a physical therapist, Cheri immediately recognized the value of the Gokhale Method linking the postures of traditional cultures she observed during her travels to the needs in her own practice. Without hesitation, she became one of the first qualified Gokhale Method teachers and has been sharing this work ever since.

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Lovingston Physical Therapy,
8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy,
Lovingston, VA 22949 
434-987-1188

Bloomingdale, IL
Chris was fascinated with Esther Gokhale’s explanation for the reasons so many in the developed world have chronic structural pain. Working for a large natural products manufacturer, Chris observed that many of the company’s own employees were in pain. As a former competitive swim coach, aerobics instructor and teacher, Chris was excited to learn these techniques and implement them in her own life.

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Bloomingdale, IL
847-571-6900

Oakville, ON
Cindy is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and has always been interested in understanding the fundamentals of human movement. Cindy was drawn to the Gokhale Method as it focuses on the root cause of back pain: poor posture. As a former Phys-Ed teacher and corporate trainer, Cindy has always enjoyed helping others learn, grow and make positive changes in their lives.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
289-218-5252

Bristol, BST
Teaching therapeutic yoga and bodywork for over two decades, Clare recognized the wisdom, logic and economy of the Gokhale Method® immediately. Clare has taught and celebrated this transformative approach for over 7 years at her Bristol studio. She loves seeing her students' increased confidence and the benefits they experience from this approach.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
+44 07982 231317

 

New York, NY
As an acupuncturist and a Bowen Therapist, Cynthia has been committed to offering her patients a pain free, efficient path to wellness. She herself has scoliosis and has had pain issues on and off for most of her adult life. After learning The Gokhale Method, becoming a teacher was the logical next step so that she could pass on this wonderful work that had helped her so much.

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New York, NY
212-877-5611

Santa Cruz, CA
Deb Voisin has been passionate about aligned and healthy movement for over 30 years. She has studied, taught, and performed various movement forms including West African Dance, Martial Arts, Contact Improv, Afro-Haitian Dance, Body-Mind Centering, Improv Theater, and several different forms of Yoga. She also has 20 years of experience in the technology industry making products, services, and instructions easier for millions of people to use and understand.

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Santa Cruz, CA
831-332-7683

New York, NY
Deepa is a dance teacher and performer, focused on Middle Eastern dance and Kathak, a North Indian classical form. As someone intrigued by the intricate movement patterns involved in dance, she is grateful to have found the simplicity and comfort that The Gokhale Method allows for her body.

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New York, NY
917-524-9623

Santa Cruz, CA
Diana Moll has been a licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist since 1999. Her search for ways to assist the body in being a pleasant place to live brought her to the Gokhale Method. She was immediately enchanted; form, function and esthetics combined to produce healing and enhanced health

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Santa Cruz, CA
831-428-4329

Hannover, NI
Since childhood Dina was a physically active person with a strong background in dance, yoga and fitness. Nevertheless, she experienced recurring episodes of back and foot pain. In her early twenties she received inlays and was told to “work out more”. When this didn’t help she was basically told that there was nothing to be done about it and that she would have to live with it. A pretty bleak outlook, especially for someone so young…

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Hannover, Germany
0049-1575-9622182

Madison, WI
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.

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Madison, WI
608-244-2446

Palo Alto / Stanford, CA

Esther Gokhale (Go-clay) studied biochemistry at Harvard and Princeton and 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.

Buxheim, BY
Esther Pohl hörte das erste Mal von der Gokhale Methode, nachdem ihre seit Jahren andauernden Rückenschmerzen sich durch einen Bandscheibenvorfall nach der Geburt ihres Kindes verstärkt hatten. Von der Schulmedizin alleine gelassen, entwickelte sie großen Ehrgeiz, an ihrer Körperhaltung zu arbeiten und bekam schnell ein völlig neues Körpergefühl.

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Ingolstadt, Germany
+49 176-22345383

 

San Rafael, CA
Faye Alexandrakis has always been fascinated and inspired by the complexity of the human body. Faye feels privileged to empower her students to transform their lives and take charge of their own health in the unique and innovative, yet simple, manner of the Gokhale Method.

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Santa Rosa, CA
San Rafael, CA
707-889-7007

Chicago, IL
Janine discovered the Gokhale Method after experiencing extreme back pain in 2009 with the birth of her first child. The methods presented in the course were logical, empowering, and most importantly, effective for her. Today she is pain-free and focused on increasing her strength and staying active with her young children.

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Chicago, IL
312-285-0208

San Francisco, CA
Janine has long been passionate about healthy movement, anatomy, and structure from teaching Pilates, practicing yoga, running, and open-water rowing. With a sense of humor, persistence, and patience, Janine guides her students to cultivate healthy posture by exploring how to transform poor habits into new and better ones. She teaches in San Francisco and Marin and other areas upon request.

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San Francisco, CA
415-786-9294

Bradley Stoke, BST
John is an experienced yoga teacher and practitioner, with a scientific background in psychology and IT. After 20 years of chronic, seemingly intractable back pain, he discovered the Gokhale Method and travelled to India to observe the Primal Posture of local, working people – the founding principle of the method

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Within the UK: 
0772 40 96 247
International: 
+44 772 40 96 247

Madrid, M
Josefina has always been motivated to maintain a healthy body to go with her sports and outdoor activities. Her passion for sports motivated her to study physical therapy and to help other people practice their sport and daily activities without injuries or pain. Josefina finds the Gokhale Method to be an excellent tool to address the root cause of most pain, thus facilitating a pain-free life.

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Madrid, Spain
    +34659120132
Santiago, Chile
   +56993269560

Gainesville, FL
Kathleen Marie believes in natural healing methods that tap into the core of an issue. Her lifelong interest in health and wellness led her to be an LPN in her youth. Perhaps because of her Native American heritage, the primal underpinnings of the Gokhale Method resonated strongly with Kathleen.

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Corvallis, OR
Gainesville, FL
Travels to various locations in Florida (winter months) and in Oregon (summer months)
541-602-3272

Richmond, VA
Kathy is a fitness professional teaching group classes and one-on-one clients. For over 16 years she has specialized in senior adults, balance and posture. Kathy’s love of teaching fitness began while living in Europe and seeing first-hand the difference that good health and well-being makes in quality of life. To be the best instructor she can be, Kathy has spent years studying the body, movement, posture and biomechanics.

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Richmond, VA
504-508-1360

Everett, WA
Kerri practices massage therapy with a focus on healing injuries and alleviating chronic pain. Although her clients experience relief, she has always felt that postural improvement was key to addressing the root of their problems. It wasn't until she found the Gokhale Method that she truly understood primal posture. After applying it in her own life, Kerri feels better than she did in her 20's and expects to significantly prolong her massage career.

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Everett, WA
425-344-1603

 

Toronto, ON
Lang Maria Liu is a martial artist, dancer and healer. She has been teaching Brazilian capoeira for over fifteen years and is a passionate advocate of this community-based, transformative art form.

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Toronto, ON, Canada
647-710-6104

Daufuskie Island, SC
Laura Winholt has lived her passion as a student and teacher of healthy living practices throughout her life. Constantly exploring new avenues to improve her health, Laura discovered the Gokhale Method when she developed discomfort in her lower back, hips, and legs while backpacking sections of the Appalachian Trail.

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Daufuskie Island, SC
Hilton Head Island, SC
843-683-2531

Hockessin, DE
Lauren Heydt lives in Delaware, where she earned a Master’s degree in Education. At a young age she began an active life studying dance and was fortunate to extensively pursue various types of dance along the East coast. She is well disciplined in ballet and believes this has contributed to her beautiful posture and her strong regard for the importance of body alignment.

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Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania
302-690-1175

Sutton, QC
For many years, Linda proudly worked as a technician for Québec’s main natural gas distributor. Like many of her colleagues, she developed back pain as time went by. Searching for resources on the internet, she discovered Esther Gokhale’s work and was lucky enough to take the Foundations Course a few weeks later, the only time Esther ever taught in Québec! Since then, she has been able to prevent wear and tear that she previously thought was associated with aging.

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Longueuil, Montérégie and Eastern townships
450-538-0765

Vero Beach, FL
Linda has been a massage therapist and wellness instructor for 25 years. She discovered the Gokhale Method through a recommendation from her doctor in hopes of relieving persistent back pain - with stunning results.

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West Hartford, CT
Vero Beach, FL
860-670-7683

Atlanta, GA
Lori has been teaching and empowering people in the wellness industry for 20+ years; as a fitness trainer/coach, a BLS Instructor for the American Heart Association and a teacher for The Gokhale Method. Seeing students experience life changing effects by learning The Gokhale Method is the most rewarding aspect of being a teacher.

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Atlanta, GA
Virginia Beach, VA
North / South Carolina
404-849-6104

Lake Lanier, GA
Marie became interested in good posture through her long-time practice of Chinese martial arts. She was pleased to find and experience this explanation of good posture that is so well-suited to our culture and yet incorporates the same ancient wisdom of meditation practitioners worldwide.

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Lake Lanier, GA
Cumming, GA
678-644-3950

Maya White, MD, is the oldest child of Esther Gokhale. She has been exposed to informal posture training for much of her life. She earned a Biomechanical engineering degree at Stanford University in 2008. After serving as the head Gokhale Method teacher at the Palo Alto Center for a year, Maya studied medicine at Duke Medical School and epidemiology at Stanford.
Meenakshi, based out of Singapore, has a background in IT and software development, but she developed a passion for exploring everyday human movements and the workings of the musculoskeletal system because of her own experience with back pain.

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Singapore
+6592320468

San Diego, CA
After discovering the gentle Gokhale Method techniques, Michael Spatuzzi immediately saw their potent benefits for persons of all ages and activities. He currently works as a Clinical Supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine while maintaining a private practice in Del Mar, California.

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San Diego, CA
858-538-0397

Binalong Bay, TAS
Michelle Ball has always sought ways to maintain her own health and wellbeing through athletic endeavours and movement. The Gokhale Method offers a practical way to help people restore their mobility and natural alignment while doing everyday tasks. This is what led Michelle to train with Esther Gokhale in California.

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Tasmania, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
61428223271

Palo Alto / Stanford, CA

Monisha White’s passion in wellness began with athletics and nutrition. As Esther Gokhale’s youngest daughter, she is fortunate to have grown up with her posture intact and with a deep knowledge of the Gokhale Method philosophy and techniques. Her understanding of posture and body mechanics has contributed to her athletic endeavors and maintaining a happy, healthy body.

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Palo Alto, CA
Berkeley, CA
650-549-4282

Newport Beach, CA
Nam Lee earned her Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine at South Baylo University in Anaheim, CA. Since then, she has continually furthered her knowledge of Oriental Medicine and related studies through post-graduate work at prestigious higher-learning institutions and health care seminars throughout the country. She finished her Ph.D in Oriental Medicine at American Liberty University in Fullerton, CA.

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Newport Beach, CA
213-820-3641

Boston, MA
As an avid yoga enthusiast, Patricia began teaching yoga classes with a strong emphasis on healthy posture and spinal health. In an on-going quest to find a technique that was manageable for all her yoga students, she discovered the Gokhale Method, which is a fine balance of anatomy, movement and primal posture.

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Boston, The Bahamas,
Canada, and the EU
617-983-9184

Boston, MA
Quigley discovered the Gokhale Method to be a wonderful tool that restores the physical strength and structural grace we are born to possess. The new-found sense of freedom that comes from being without pain, and the confidence that comes from knowing how to use the body properly to prevent further pain, are of inestimable value.

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Boston, MA
617-869-6337

Wallingford, PA
Roberta trained as a physician at New York University School of Medicine. She came to the Gokhale Method through her love of dancing Argentine Tango and her desire to find answers for the musculoskeletal pain sufferers in her own family. Roberta was struck by the sound anatomical principles behind the method, and the empowerment of teaching students to heal their own bodies.

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Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
610-283-8602

Sacramento, CA
Robyn Penwell, M.S. teaches Fitness & Wellness classes in the Kinesiology departments at Sacramento State University and American River College in Sacramento, California. Her proficiencies include Tennis, Yoga, Core Training, Stretching, Conditioning, Fitness and Weight Control, and several other fitness and sport courses.

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Sacramento, CA
916-812-2607

Ljubljana, LJU
Sabina Blumauer lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is a professional biologist, swing and blues dance instructor, choreographer and performer who loves sharing her knowledge about movement. After attending the Gokhale Method Foundations course she knew that she wanted to share this profound knowledge with the world.

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Slovenia
0038631880220

Mumbai, MM
Sangeeta was on a quest for long-term relief from her debilitating back pain, which she suffered for nearly 16 years. She took a Foundation course with Esther Gokhale in the United States in 2012, which transformed her. It helped her get back to an active life and enhanced sense of well being.

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Mumbai, India
+919619597130

Parksville, BC
Sheelagh has had a life-long interest in posture and gravitated toward history and anthropology at the University of Victoria where she completed her BA in History. After a year travelling, she returned to Canada to complete the 3,000 hour Massage Therapy Programme in Victoria, BC.

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Parksville, Canada
British Columbia, Canada
250-954-7013

Missoula, MT
Tamara is an occupational therapist who specializes in work with individuals who have motor disabilities, in the area of wheelchair seating/mobility and 24-hour posture management.

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Missoula, MT
406-370-3689

Canberra, ACT

Tegan Kahn's mother broke several vertebrae, her pelvis and sternum in a car crash in the 1980s. She was in a coma for three days, and expected to be in pain for the rest of her life. One hour into the Gokhale Method Foundations course, she said "this is the longest I've sat without pain in 30 years".

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Canberra, Australia
Within Australia:
   0438 489 648
International:
  +61438489648

Cambridge, MA
Tiffany Mann is a licensed massage therapist, with additional training in CranioSacral Therapy.  She specializes in working with cancer patients. She is a life-long athlete and former elite-level mountain bike racer who competed in endurance events.  During her racing career, she developed lumbar strain due to a tucked pelvis.

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Cambridge and Boston, MA
617-785-0162