Esther Gokhale—a mother of three, a wife, a CEO, and a teacher—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.
Gokhale’s 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 the technique worldwide. Gokhale’s award-winning book, 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, has sold over 150,000 copies and has been translated into 10 languages.
What delights Gokhale most is helping people come into their own natural power. Gokhale has been a speaker and teacher for corporations such as Google, IDEO, and Varian Medical Systems, as well as at various conferences including TEDxStanford, Ancestral Health Symposium, Weston Price Foundation Conference, and PrimalCon. Her method has been featured in many publications including The New York Times in May 2013, where she was referred to as “The Posture Guru of Silicon Valley.”