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2017 Workshop Schedule at a Glance

Published by Liz Koch on November 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Albuquerque NM ~ January 28 & 29 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

Ojo Caliente NM ~ January 29-Feb 5 (30-Hr Application Course)

Portland OR ~ February 24-26 (Psoas During Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum)

Portland OR ~ March 4 & 5 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

Victoria BC  CANADA ~ March 8 & 9 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

Salt Spring BC CANADA ~  March 10-12 (Stalking The Wild Psoas)

Petaluma CA ~ March 31-April 2 (Supporting Healthy Psoas: Ortho-Bionomy for Massage Therapists – co-taught with Jim Bernes) UNCONFIRMED DATE

Madison WI ~ April 8 & 9 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

New York NY ~ May 3 & 4 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

New York NY ~ May 5 -6 (Core Strength co-taught with Powerlifter Deric Stockton)

Walpole ME ~ July 8-9 (Anatomy Trains Summer Program: Co-teacher Tom Myers)

London ENGLAND ~ July 12 & 13 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

York ENGLAND ~ July 14-16 (Psoas During Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum)

Edinburgh SCOTLAND ~ July 18 & 19 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

Berlin GERMANY ~ July 21 & 22 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

Berlin GERMANY ~ July 23-25 (Stalking The Wild Psoas In Motion co-taught with Tango/Contact Dancer Adriana Pegorer)

Santa Cruz CA ~ August 18-20 (Stalking The Wild: Primal Painting co-taught with Majio)

Nashville TN ~ September 16 & 17  (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

Langeland, DENMARK ~ September 28-Oct 2 (Advanced Course for Professional & Retreat)

Copenhagen DENMARK ~ October 3-5 (Psoas During Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum)

Geneva SWITZERLAND ~ October 7 & 8 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

Oslo NORWAY ~ October 10 & 11 (12-Hr Psoas Workshop)

Oslo NORWAY ~ October 12-14 ((Stalking The Wild: Womb to World co-taught with Anna Verwaal)

Blue Lagoon ICELAND ~ November 5-12 (30-Hr Application Course)

Castricum NETHERLAND ~ November 17-19 (Stalking The Wild: Womb to World co-taught with Anna Verwaal)

2016 Fall Private Psoas Sessions ~ New York

Published by Liz Koch on October 23, 2016 in Blog, Workshops & Retreats | No Comments

November 29, 30 and December 1 I am offering Private Psoas Sessions in my Manhattan Studio.  Join me for this opportunity to focus on your psoas.

Email me via my contact page to reserve your date and time.  90 minutes session $265.00

Sustaining a Healthy Psoas in a Material World

Published by Liz Koch on September 8, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

A farmer recently attended my 12-Hr Psoas Workshop here in the Midwest with the intention of maintaining her physical capacity to continue to work. The principles and concepts I presented for regenerating a healthy Psoas aligned perfectly with this farmer’s bio-dynamic farming practices.

In day-to-day practice the goal is to create a farm system that is minimally dependent on imported materials, and instead meets its needs from the living dynamics of the farm itself.  It is the biodiversity of the farm, organized so that the waste of one part of the farm becomes the energy for another, that results in an increase in the farm’s capacity for self-renewal and ultimately makes the farm sustainable.

http://www.demeter-usa.org/learn-more/biodynamic-principles-practices.asp

Where do we begin?
Changing paradigms is paramount to thriving on every level of existence. As biological organisms our being-bodies are part of a larger regenerative system that requires regenerative rather than degenerative practices.  First recognize our relationship to all living systems. By consciously participating and contributing to over all sustainability within our own system ~ not only other beings but also the dynamic living systems thrive. There was recently a profound video about how introducing wolves back into a system changed the course and health of the rivers.  The interconnected sense-ability is not a thought form it is a reality…to be felt sensed.

How to sustain within our present cultural myth of destruction?
To paraphrase somatic pioneer Emilie Conrad  ~ under the cultural and historical story, the slime is still moving. We are living biological beings, made of dirt, water, air, and fire. Sensing the elements, and the forces that stir us far beyond our flesh and deep within our bones is how we re-member. We have never been or are we ever separate from the rhythms of the earth and spiraling vortexes of the cosmos.

Core sustainability includes

  • Changing the story
  • Exploring diversity
  • Sensory re-awakening
  • Playing in the wild

Landing, Coherency, and the Bio-Intelligent Psoas

Published by Liz Koch on August 10, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

As messenger of the mid-line, the supple, dynamic Psoas speaks of our arrival here on earth. Inspired by galaxies, shaped by oceanic currents, made from soil, we are creatures of vastness that emerge within and travel through a women’s body to land upon the earth. We are both star beings and oceanic earth organisms. This arrival, what I call landing, informs our ability to flourish during this lifetime.

“In their birth memories, “babies” now grown up describe what they experienced during labor, how they were treated by nurses and doctors, and what their parents said and did…what we find in birth memories is consistent with what is found in modern research; the newborn brain, nervous system, and physical senses are active and coordinated…the infant mind is alert, perceptive, exploring… busy incorporating each new experience.”
The Mind of Your Newborn Baby ~ David Chamberlain

I have come to understand that by turning towards the core messenger with an open attention and a curious ear we can gain an understanding of what is being called for from the center of our being. Landing (or what is commonly called embodiment) is essential for sensate experience of  coherency. The Psoas is not a problem that needs solving; rather it is a bio-intelligent messenger informing us of a deep level of in-coherency within our system. This core tissue is addressing our inability to locate in time and space. Once we land, we locate. Once we locate, we organize. Once we coordinate, we experience coherency. The ability to be coherent human beings is synonymous with our ability to fully awaken to each moment in time and space.

Tango with Your Psoas ~ join Liz & Adriana Pegorer in London

Published by Liz Koch on May 9, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Dancing a Tango with  Your Psoas & The Latissimus Dorsi

A Unique Dance Partnering with Liz Koch & Adriana Pegorer

The Psoas and the Lats negotiates and express our deepest desires and expresses our freedom of movement. out into the world.   As we attune to their intrinsic buoyant nature we access the soft yielding, open longing and inspired resilience of our human nature. We’ll begin by exploring Psoas and Lat movement within ourselves and than partner to join Lat to Lat , Psoas to Psoas in a dance of collaboration.

TUESDAY EVENING JULY 19th -  3-Hr Class in  London UK

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