The Gokhale Method® aims to make back pain rare. That’s a tall order, considering back pain is the #1 cause of global disability and affects 85% of the US population in their lifetime. But for graduates of the program, who stacksit, stretchlie, glidewalk, and hip-hinge throughout the day, this anthropologically- and historically-based posture method has been the answer to even long-standing back pain. Famed folk musician and activist Joan Baez recently credited the Gokhale Method with enabling her to tour internationally at age 78 without the back or neck problems that affected her previously. 

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(link is external) 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. 



  • Occurred Friday, October 18th, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Napa Valley Yoga Center

1115 Jordan Lane
Napa, 94559

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