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From Womb To World: An Interview with Anna Verwaal

Published by Liz Koch on August 30, 2014 in Podcasts | No Comments

Working along side perinatologists, obstetricians, and indigenous midwives, Anna Verwaal RN, CLE has attended hundreds of high-risk hospital deliveries and natural births at home. Her research on the long-term effects of conception, nine months in the womb, and birth experience have evolved into an educational and healing perspective regarding the journey that shapes our lives. From Womb to World is a conversation between USA born Liz Koch and Dutch born Anna Verwaal concerning the assumptions, imprints, and traumas reflected in the cellular matrix of human beings that are expressed in the core tissue of the Psoas.

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Embryology & The Fluid Core: An Interview with Michael Shea

Published by Liz Koch on May 22, 2014 in Podcasts | 5 Comments

Dr. Michael Shea PhD is an international educator and author in the field of somatic psychology, myofascial release, and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. He is currently an adjunct faculty teacher in human embryology within the pre and perinatal psychology doctoral program at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute of California. Liz Koch and Dr. Shea discuss embryology as a symbol for healing, wisdom, and wholeness. Using the story of the developing embryo helps us understand the fluid core and the dynamic juicy psoas by shifting the cultural paradigm of body as object to body as a living bio-intelligent process.

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An Inspiring Journey To Self: An Interview with Alice Steuerwald

Published by Liz Koch on August 30, 2013 in Podcasts | 2 Comments

Alice’s journey to find health is an inspiring story for everyone. Born into a mixed ethnic military family in the middle of Kansas, Alice grew up just around the corner from a brothel. Raped at age 17 and strung out on heroin her journey to reclaim her body and soul and in so doing create a healthy life has shaped her ability to be a powerful teacher, healer, and an inspirational health advocate for women and men. Read More…

Connective Tissue & The Juicy Psoas: An Interview with Sue Hitzmann

Published by Liz Koch on January 5, 2013 in Podcasts | 5 Comments

Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, is a nationally recognized neuro-fascial manual therapist and teacher whose studies and explorations have culminated in the creation of the M.E.L.T. Method® (MELT). A revolutionary approach to pain-free fitness and longevity, Melt Method is a self help technique for working with the connective tissue. Because the Psoas is deeply embedded in the sympathetic neuro-core, hydrating connective tissue is an important key for resolving Psoas inflammation, pain, and tension. Read More…

Gaining Strength & Power: An Interview with Deric Stockton

Published by Liz Koch on September 21, 2012 in Blog, Podcasts | 1 Comment

Elite power lifter, Deric Stockton, discusses powerful strategies for developing true core strength and the dynamic approach he used to become super strong. Capable of squat lifting over 804 pounds, Stockton utilizes a supple, dynamic psoas and neurological proprioception as a means for developing not only strength and power, but also a healthy, resilient core.

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Hip Socket Surgery & Recovery: An Interview with John Crites

Published by Liz Koch on February 24, 2012 in Blog, Podcasts | 2 Comments

Personal trainer and post-secondary injury rehab specialist John Crites (Core Strength RX Gym in Scotts Valley, CA), has extensive experience with hip socket surgery, pre-rehab preparation, and post rehab recovery.  Born with congenital hip dislocation John has experienced five major joint surgeries and one minor surgery. A power lifter, he currently squats nearly 300 lbs. with a bodyweight of 175lb. at the young age of 63. Pre-rehab and post-rehab is his specialty and he offers practical suggestions for a quick and full recovery for doing what ever it is one loves to do. Read More…

Tom Myers & Liz Koch: A Psoas Conversation Part II

Published by Liz Koch on June 12, 2011 in Podcasts | 2 Comments

Tom Myers author of Anatomy Trains and Liz Koch author of The Psoas Book continue their discussion of the core Psoas. Tom Myers is an integrative manual therapist who conducts professional training programs. Liz Koch is a somatic movement educator focused on the vital role of the Psoas in functional movement, human expression, and trauma protocol. In Part Two Tom and Liz continue their dialogue clarifying reasons for exploring the Psoas, defining manipulation of the Psoas, and developing integrative styles of working with awareness that enhance human potential. Read More…

Trauma & The Psoas Connection: An Interview with David Berceli

Published by Liz Koch on March 26, 2011 in Podcasts | 10 Comments

David Berceli, Ph.D. an international expert in the area of trauma intervention and conflict resolution, defines trauma, provides steps to recovery, and explains why your psoas is part of trauma resolution. For over 30 years Dr. Berceli has lived and worked throughout the world, including Israel/Palestine, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, and Lebanon, providing trauma relief workshops and designing recovery programs for international organizations. He discusses his international perspective on trauma, enlightening the biological capacity for our species to respond and recover. Read More…

The Dynamic Female Pelvis: An Interview with Christine Kent

Published by Liz Koch on January 17, 2011 in Podcasts | 13 Comments

Christine Kent RN author of Saving the Whole Woman, Natural Alternatives to Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence offers the definitive book on non-surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Liz Koch and Christine Kent discuss the healthy dynamic female pelvis, faulty pelvic female anatomy, and the causes, mis-management, and prevention of pelvic dysfunctions. Read More…

Tom Myers & Liz Koch: A Psoas Conversation Part I

Published by Liz Koch on December 10, 2010 in Podcasts | 13 Comments

Tom Myers author of Anatomy Trains and Liz Koch author of The Psoas Book air their professional perspectives on working with the Psoas. Both Tom & Liz have extensive personal and professional experience working with the Psoas. Having trained with Ida Rolf in the 70’s, Tom Myers comes to this discussion with an extensive hands-on approach, while somatic educator Liz Koch brings her 30 years of somatic explorations as validation for avoiding direct palpation of the core muscle. Read More…

Bio-Mechanics & The Human Core: An Interview with Katy Bowman

Published by Liz Koch on September 4, 2010 in Podcasts | 11 Comments

Liz Koch interviews Bio-mechanical scientist Katy Bowman on questions about the center of gravity, proprioception, ground force reaction, and the potential for regenerating core health. Interfacing the bio-mechanical paradigm with the bio-intelligent perspective, this provocative discussion clarifies that no matter what the point of reference might be, a healthy Psoas is synonymous with a healthy Core.
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The Inspiration Behind Core Awareness: An Interview With Liz Koch

Published by Liz Koch on July 14, 2010 in Podcasts | No Comments

Movement Educator Cass Phelps interviews Liz Koch, creator of Core Awareness, about how her work with the Psoas Muscle developed over the past 30 years. This interview sheds light into a unique approach for a healthy responsive core, while offering inspiration for awakening your somatic awareness.

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The Creative Process: A Conversation with Liz Koch & Artist Majio

Published by Liz Koch on March 17, 2010 in Podcasts | 1 Comment

Majio is a mixed media artist and the director of Anavami Center, which seeks health through expressive arts, metaphor, and dream work. Over a cup of tea, Liz Koch and Majio delve into the rich territory within the physical core: primordial creativity meets the very personal Psoas. The discussion includes how awakening core awareness enhances both integrity and optimal health by consciously engaging in a process of flourishing.

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Becoming Aware of Core: A Psoas & Breath Exploration

Published by Liz Koch on September 28, 2009 in Podcasts | 2 Comments

Cass Phelps (BioTune creator) and Liz Koch connect the power of psoas, breath, sound, trauma resolution with play. Join Cass as he leads (in real time) listeners through a 20 minute breathing, sensing, psoas/diaphragm exploration. Experience the power of awareness for resolving anxiety and tension, while nourishing a healthy core. Read More…

New Frontiers For Health: An Interview with Emilie Conrad

Published by Liz Koch on July 24, 2009 in Podcasts | 2 Comments

Somatic Pioneer, Emilie Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement and author of Life On Land published by North Atlantic Press, redefines body and human potential while exploring bio-intelligent fluid systems for health and vitality. Her visionary perspective is fresh and timely; inspiring creative new ways of thinking and innovating new ways of being, as life as we know it, radically changes. What is the body for and how can we best optimize our potential? Discover how primary fluid movement is an essential source of nourishment and renewal, which helps us access our deepest core wisdom. Read More…

Core Strength: An Interview with Powerlifter Deric Stockton

Published by Liz Koch on April 20, 2009 in Podcasts | 7 Comments

Liz Koch discusses the psoas muscle and Core Awareness™ principles with Deric Stockton, owner of Core Strength RX Private Gym in Scotts Valley, CA and the creator of  a system for developing a powerful core. We discuss overuse, misuse and abuse of the psoas, the importance of spine-based movement, and how to maximize the psoas muscles action potential. A powerlifter, and strength coach/personal trainer, Deric offers a unique somatic perspective of the core muscle, affirming the importance of skeletal positioning, fluidity and proprioception for a healthy powerful core. Read More…

The Heart of Desire: Jami Sieber’s Cello Music

Published by Liz Koch on December 10, 2008 in Podcasts | 4 Comments

Jami Sieber’s cello music evokes a vibration for opening the heart of desire and awakening the hardened psoas. Provocative and inspirational, Jami blends voice and haunting melody to both capture the imagination and open universal emotional channels of longing, celebration and harmony. Liz Koch and Jami converse about the origins of her music, her musical collaboration with elephants and what it might reveal about our future direction as human beings. Read More…

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: An Interview with Esther Gokhale

Published by Liz Koch on September 10, 2008 in Podcasts | 2 Comments

Esther Gokhale author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Remember When It Didn’t Hurt, Pendo Press 2008 and Liz Koch discuss the importance of sitting, bending and feet in this fascinating look at everyday ways to resolve chronic back pain, discover a supple dynamic psoas muscle, and regain overall ease of movement. Read More…

The Power of Sound: An Interview with Cass Phelps

Published by Liz Koch on June 18, 2008 in Podcasts | No Comments

Discover the power of sound for healing your psoas in my first podcast episode. Cass Phelps is a Continuum teacher and creator of Bio-Tune. Cass and I taught an experimental play workshop Primal Instincts in 2006 that focused on Biognosis “knowledge from life”, gathering knowledge directly from the wilderness within our being. With over 50 years of scientific and clinical research and 12 personal years of study Cass Phelps created Sound Frequency Healing as a resource to help sustain and tune in more deeply to a state of pure awareness he refers to as Whole Minds Intelligence or Simply Oneness. Read More…