The Posture-Dance Connection

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

Omega members enjoy reduced rates on workshops and campus purchases while supporting Omega's work in the world.

member

$355

regular

$395

This workshop has been cancelled.

Workshop

The Posture-Dance Connection

Gokhale Method Posture Principles in Joyful Motion

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$355

regular

$395

This workshop has been cancelled.

Learn to restore your natural posture through dance with developer of the Gokhale Method, Esther Gokhale.

Dance is an unusually rich avenue for improving strength, flexibility, circulation, posture, mood, and connection. The Gokhale Method is an efficient and effective way to reach a new level of wellness in your body.

Join Esther Gokhale (GO-clay), whose lifelong crusade to vanquish back pain began after she experienced crippling back pain during her first pregnancy and her own unsuccessful back surgery, and learn to apply these principles for yourself.

Throughout this workshop, you explore Gokhale Method posture principles as you learn Brazilian, Latin American, and African dance moves. Discover the interwoven intellectual, visual, kinesthetic, and aesthetic cues of the Gokhale Method, which is based on historical, anthropological, and medical research on populations who have virtually no musculoskeletal pain. Connect to the wisdom of your body and find your way into your own natural power as you dance your way through the Gokhale Method.

People of all ages, abilities, and genders are welcome; no previous dance experience is required.

Gokhale is independently offering continuing education credits; see details at gokhalemethod.com.

Faculty recommends that you read the following book in preparation for the course:

  • 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot by Esther Gokhale with Susan Adams (editor)

Additionally, Faculty asks that you view the Gokhale Method blog.

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Program Tuition

member

$355

regular

$395

This workshop has been cancelled.

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.

A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).

Commute

2 nights commuter fee
$110.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25


Gokhale is independently offering continuing education credits; see details at gokhalemethod.com.