Esther Gokhale's portrait
Esther Gokhale
Gokhale Method
Palo Alto, CA

About Esther Gokhale

Esther Gokhale (Go-­clay) has been involved in integrative therapies all her life. An early interest in healing led her to study biochemistry at Harvard and Princeton and, later, 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.

Her studies at the Aplomb Institute in Paris and years of research in Brazil, India, Portugal and elsewhere led her to develop the Gokhale Method®, a unique, systematic approach to help people restore their natural posture. The Gokhale Method continues to grow as qualified Gokhale Method teachers now teach her method worldwide. Esther's award winning book, 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back, has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated into 8 languages. In 2010, Gokhale hosted the nationally televised program Back Pain: The Primal Posture Solution (available on DVD).

Gokhale has been a speaker/teacher at corporations such as Google, IDEO, and Varian Medical Systems and conferences including TEDx(Stanford), Ancestral Health Symposium, Western Price Foundation Conference, and PrimalCon. She also speaks with medical physician groups including Stanford, UCSF, and sports teams such as the trainers of the SF 49ers and several Stanford teams. Her method has been featured in many publications including The New York Times in May 2013 where she was given the title, “The Posture Guru of Silicon Valley”.

More information and free online resources can be found at

Recent blog posts from Esther Gokhale

February 24, 2016

4 Principles for Pain-Free Workdays

Four principles from Esther Gokhale about how to have pain-free workdays. Pictures help illustrate how to improve your posture.

More from Ms. Gokhale's blog "Posture Pointers by Esther Gohkale"

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