Free Gokhale Workshop, Thursday, September 14, 7:00 pm.

Esther Gokhale, author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, an excellent resource on posture and body mechanics, will be in Rochester to lead workshops on September 14 and 15. As she has done in prior years, she has generously offered to lead a free session for our Sangha – this time related specifically to kinhin posture – on Thursday, September 14, at 7:00 pm in the Arnold Park zendo (details below). If you’re interested in participating, please RSVP to Keith (

Note that as a result of this one-hour, in-person posture workshop, the regular 7:00-9:00 pm sitting at Arnold Park is cancelled.

Posture Pillars of Kinhin: A little additional posture awareness can augment our experience of kinhin. Conversely, kinhin is a wonderful context in which to augment our posture. This free 1-hour workshop led by Esther Gokhale will shed insight on posture, gait, and kinhin.

“Esther is the creator of the Gokhale Method®, a breakthrough in back pain relief. After experiencing crippling back pain during her first pregnancy and unsuccessful back surgery, she began her lifelong crusade to vanquish back pain. Inspired by Aplomb® and other anthropological approaches, Gokhale has grounded her work in biophysics and anthropology. Her book 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 10 languages.”