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RE-WILDING Psoas: WILD ~ A Collaboration with Kimberly Ann Johnson Encinitas CA
June 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Although culture defines the “wild” as untamable, feral, out of control, riotous, ridiculous, rash, stupid, impractical, and tempestuous, it is by welcoming the wild that we avoid living a domesticated, indifferent, and unenthusiastic life.
Enfolding somatic awareness and biomorphic movement into our life changes not only the course of our health but the creative expression of our soul.
Re-wilding psoas is not a sacrifice or a fix for a dilemma; rather, it is a way with which to participate – to consciously join in, to belong… to play.
Creating fertile territory for re-wilding psoas requires dissolving, decomposing, and recycling what is stagnant in order to once again let our hearts lead us into dynamic, fresh impulses of play. In contrast to cathartic discharge, flailing dissonance, or dismissive amnesia, re-wilding is a surge that can dynamically change the course of our life. No longer controlling core behavior ~ re-wilding psoas becomes an expression of renewal.
Joining me for a ONE DAY (for only women) Adventure is Wild Woman ~ Activate Your Inner Jaguar ~ creator Kimberly Ann Johnson
I want to explore the return to our original blueprint through breath, movement, and invitations for expression and unwinding. Wild is free, uninhibited, true to pure nervous system impulse, smoothing skips in the record, uncovering original impulses. Exploring reach, halted movement, completion, connection, co-regulation all seem like ways in to wild. watch her Jaguar video https://vimeo.com/314157513
LISTEN TO Kimberly’s interview with Liz Koch #EP50 her Magamama.com podcast https://www.magamama.com/podcasts
This workshop is based on my new book Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence
“Liz Koch opens the reader to a brilliant phenomenological panorama of the human body as a shaping, a process, a Gestaltung—as the expression of our soul, intelligence, and consciousness.”
—Jaap van der Wal,MD PhD, embryologist, anatomist and (recovering) morphologist
Liz Koch, author of Core Awareness andThe Psoas Book, seeks to dissolve the objectification of “body” in order to reconceptualize human beings as biologically intelligent, self-organizing, and self-healing. Specifically addressing educators and therapists, she delves into the conceptual framework of core by decolonizing the popular mechanistic thinking of psoas as muscle, inviting the reader on a journey toward reengaging with life’s creative processes. The book illuminates the limitations of the predominant paradigm of body and actively explores psoas as a vital, intelligent messenger that links us to an expansive network of profound possibilities. Employing biomorphic and embryonic paradigms, Koch redefines psoas as smart, expressive tissue that is both elemental and universal. Named after the her popular exploratory workshops of the same name, Stalking Wild Psoas encourages all readers to nourish integrity and claim self-efficacy as creative and expressive individuals.