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Spiraling Into the Wild: Integrating Psoas & Polyvagal-Informed Continuum & Dance Therapies – Advanced Collaboration with Amber Gray

April 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - May 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

$630.00 – $725.00

A Stalking Wild Psoas Workshop 

 Spiraling Into the Wild

Integrating Primal Core Psoas & Polyvagal-Informed Continuum & Dance Therapies

Advanced Professional Collaboration

with Dr Amber Gray Ph.D
Delve deeper into the entangled dynamics of somatic psychology, movement therapy,
and core integrity
within an embodied dynamic nervous system and coherent primal core

This Advanced Professional Course is a unique opportunity available only by invitation (to apply see below). We will be hand-selecting a small group of professionals to delve deeper into the intersectionality of somatic movement and Core Awareness within an embodied dynamic nervous system and primal core psoas. Over the span of 23 years Amber has, through her immersion into the Polyvagal Theory 
and her work with survivors of human rights abuses globally, developed an Integrative Body of Dance and Movement work specifically integrating the polyvagal theory so that it can be applied in direct somatic work with clients. Together Amber and I will  explore her integrative work and with the primal core expressions of psoas.

PRE-REQUISITE: This is an advanced collaboration course for PROFESSIONALS and is only for those already with a firm foundation in somatic explorations. Participants  need to know they have the confidence, physical centering, and psychic anchoring to hold them in time and space.  A clear sense of containment and a fluent practice in grounding is required. This course is not a fit for those who may be currently feeling destabilized, traumatized, struggling to heal, or in need of reestablishing basic nervous system or life coherency. We will be going deep in this course, not only conceptually but truly into the live wilderness of psyche and soma.  You must have attended Liz Koch’s 12-Hr Basic and Advanced Core Awareness Course and/or the Professional Application Course and/or studied and trained extensively with Amber Gray. Please reach out to Liz or Amber to discuss whether this course is the right one for you.  

TO BE INVITED TO ATTEND: You will need to email Liz Koch via www.coreawareness.com contact page. Please include what workshops (and year) you completed the BASIC, Advanced, and/or Application Course or training specific to Amber Gray, your professional expertise, and a bit about your interest in attending this advanced course. We reserve the right to invite who we believe will gain the most, add to, and collaborate with our intentions for this weekend. 

SIZE: limited to 12 persons

STUDIO LOCATION: This 3-day workshop will take place at a private Studio in the countryside approximately 20 minutes outside of the university town of Lawrence. The studio is located on many acres of woods.  Lawrence is easily accessible via the Kansas City Airport (MCI) where you can catch a transporter to downtown Lawrence.  There is a historic hotel right in the heart of downtown, air b&b’s, and rooms to rent in walking distance to downtown Lawrence,  plus an array of restaurants accessible by walking down main street (Massachusetts Ave). There may also be few sleeping accommodations available at the Studio location as well as transportation each day provided from Lawrence to the Studio. 

CEU: NM counseling CE and ADTA CE
Liz Koch is a certified provider for NCBTMB

NCBTMBNational Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Approved

This is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for 18 hours of continuing education credit (CEU). For more information on the NCBTMB, please visit their website.

Photo Credit: Kevin Bergen/unsplash



Amber Gray Ph.D, LPCC, BC-DMT. moves from a diverse landscape of experience. As a dancer, 30 years studying and teaching Haitian sacred dance and her initiation as a Sevito led her to Continuum. She was mentored by Emilie Conrad, who authorized her to teach Continuum in 2006. As a human rights and somatic psychotherapist, she works with survivors of war and political violence in the U.S and is an international consultant, advising many programs worldwide on trauma-informed staff care and wellness programming. She is an award winning dance movement therapist, an animal rights activist, and lover of all things wild. Amber is recognized as a pioneer in soma-movement therapies for trauma. She originated Polyvagal-informed dance/movement therapies through 23 years and ongoing immersion in Polyvagal Theory. She has authored and co-authored, with Dr. Porges, several peer-reviewed chapters on this work. A true global citizen, Amber offers a Continuum mentoring program for students in Australia, Haiti, and Santa Fe.


Liz Koch  is an international educator, author, and the creator of CoreAwareness™ focusing on awareness as key for developing human potential and awakening consciousness. With 43 years experience specializing in the human core, Liz is recognized in the somatic, bodywork, and fitness professions as an authority on the core tissue called Psoas.  Both nationally and internationally published, her works include The Psoas Book, Unraveling Scoliosis CD, Core Awareness; Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance, Psoas & Back Pain CD, Mother, Maiden, Crone: Our Pleasure Playlist and her newest book  Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence published in 2019 by North Atlantic Books.


April 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
May 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
$630.00 – $725.00
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Private address
Lawrence, KS (access via Kansas City MO international airport) United States


Workshop Cost:
$630 EARLY BIRD through April 20th/ $725 Regular
Workshop Dates & Times
April 29 - May 1, 2022 - Friday - Sunday - Begins Friday April 29 at 12:00 noon and ends 3:00 pm on Sunday May 1. Please plan to do as little commuting as possible by staying local and leaving the weekend open and available for integrating your experience.


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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!