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Nourishing Expression: Fluid Psoas, Primal Gestures, Archetypal Qigong on Zoom

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2022 @ 2:30 pm

Fluid Psoas, Primal Gestures, & Archetypal Qigong
Nourishing Expression
a collaboration of energetic force
photo credit Nghang Vu (Pixabay)
NOVEMBER 12 & 13 
10:00 – 2:30 CENTRAL TIME

The confluence of our two bodies of work creates a unique alchemy and synergy. Together they touch, awaken, and nourish a deep longed for place of belonging, returning us to the truth of our fluid form, to the mystery, miracle, and intelligence of our human life.  Weaving a thread back into the web of life you will leave this 2-day workshop with greater coherency, resilience, and a sense of sustenance ~ having touched and played in the field of both origin and possibility.

When perceived through the living matrix of embryology, our Psoas is smart tissue, growing out of a vibrant, intelligent midline ~ the central axis.  A Primal NeuroCore, Psoas is rooting tissue that emerges from the very core of our being and grounds us into the gravitational energies of life on earth. When reframed, healthy psoas is fluid juicy tissue  ~ dynamically expressive and soulfully responsive. 

The expression and exploration of Archetypal Qigong is a somatic participation in medicinal gestures that offer us maps, mirrors and potent energetic medicine. Through the forms we literally move our way into a conversation with the wisdom, resources, and deep memory of the archetypal world of patterns and stories that hold keys to our potential, integration, and creative power. Each form holds a different medicine. What is it to inhabit and cultivate patterns of surrender, protection, courage, hope, trust, eros, deep yin power, and yang beauty?  Archetypal Qigong helps us meet the ever-evolving world by shifting us from mere ideals into a felt-sense inhabitance of life’s vital energies. I

In this workshop, we will be tending specifically to the season and cycle of Autumn and the Metal Element in our bodies and preparing the ground for our passage into Winter and the Water Element,  a time for profound replenishment, incubation and rest. 


Sarah Byrden has been a somatic practitioner, educator and  wilderness guide for over 20 years. She is a two time TEDx presenter,  has dedicated over twenty years to the deep study and apprenticeship of nature-based and movement modalities. Teaching from her own life-long journey, Sarah is the founder of The Elemental Self, which offers pathways for remembering true self, the web in which we belong, and our innate capacity to move and be moved by a source beyond our conditioning.
 Liz Koch is a conceptual artist exploring the deep sensory system and the wild wisdom of core Psoas. An international somatic educator and author with 45 years of experience, she is the creator of Core Awareness and the author of The Psoas Book; Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance; Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence; and her upcoming book Birth Savvy. Liz focuses on kinesthetic intelligence and somatic awareness as a means for developing our human potential. Stalking Wild Psoas is her passion and Changing the Language of Body is her mission.  


November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am
November 13, 2022 @ 2:30 pm
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Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12 - 10:00 am - 2:30pm CENTRAL (Chicago)


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Welcome to Core Awareness™

Liz Koch is an international educator and author who seeks to dissolve the objectification of “body” in order to re-conceptualize human beings as biologically intelligent, self-organizing, and self-healing. Employing biomorphic and embryonic paradigms, Liz redefines psoas as smart, expressive tissue that is both elemental and universal.

Core Awareness fosters core integrity and self-efficacy as creative and expressive human beings.

Here at Core Awareness you’ll discover new ways of understanding the psoas. In addition to the blogs there is an educationally rich sourcing free for the taking. Explore my videos, articles, podcasts, interviews, FAQ’s and community links and let yourself go wild!