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Stalking Wild Psoas: Womb To World with Anna Verwaal on Zoom

November 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - November 19, 2023 @ 2:30 pm


The Journey that Shapes Our Life

November 16-19

Join Liz Koch and Anna Verwaal for this most extraordinary process oriented workshop
combining research, personal exploration and movement



More than four decades of findings in the field of pre-and-perinatal psychology has shown that the moment of conception, the time in our mothers’ womb, and how we are born are foundational experiences that affect us for the rest of our lives. Our health, belief system, fears, and ability to form healthy relationships are profoundly shaped by early non-verbal, emotional, and somatic imprints created during this primal period.

This online workshop is for anyone seeking to explore and understand how conception, prenatal experience, and birth-related imprints might still play out in their day-to-day life.

Anna and Liz work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive container of information, personal experiences, and nourishment in order to create a space to explore preverbal memories without experiencing cathartic reenactments.

Each day will include a specially prepared audio-visual presentation, a guided movement exploration, and a break-out room sharing session and/or creative processing session through artwork. Anna will help participants recognize their own early imprints and how they may be related to their conception, prenatal period, or birth experience. Using micro-movement and sound-breath techniques, Liz will help participants access fluid movement to dissolve, integrate, and awaken.

Group Size: 20

A creative collaboration: 

International Pre & Perinatal Educator Anna Verwaal, combines the latest findings in the field of pre and perinatal psychology with her decades of preconception to post-natal counseling and professional work experience in all areas of maternal-child health. Anna weaves her extensive personal and professional experience, with her stunning photography and storytelling to help you understand the long-term effects of your own conception, time in your mother’s womb, birth experience and early postnatal experience in order to discover how these experiences might still be affecting you physically, emotionally, and relationally. If your conception was unplanned, your birth induced, or you were born with a tight umbilical cord around your neck or spent time in an incubator, you might feel more like you are surviving than thriving. But this does not have to be the way forward. Experience how becoming conscious of your earliest imprints can improve the relationship with yourself, with loved ones, and how it can help support your human potential and creative expression throughout life.

International Author & Somatic Educator Liz Koch focuses on integrating your somatic expressions and experiences as you witness Verwaal’s photographs of the interventions and life experiences that babies have lived through and begin remembering your own birth story.  Liz brings her 45 years as a somatic educator to encourage integration and innovation. Using subtle primal movements you’ll begin to dissolve personal dynamics of conception, womb memory, and birth impressions held and expressed within cellular memory without eliciting cathartic reactions. Holding a container of nourishment our prenatal imprints, which may be playing out in a variety of expressions are able to find resolution. You will discover how insistent patterns reveal your life assumptions, strategies, and desires. Using micro-movement and sound-breath you’ll access fluid movements to dissolve, integrate, and awaken. Revitalizing the very core of your being to restore and nourish our full capacity for becoming dynamic, creative, heartfelt beings.


Anna Verwaal, RN, CLE is a maternal-child health nurse, conscious conception & birth consultant, primal period educator, midwife & doula instructor, UCLA certified lactation educator and birth photographer from the Netherlands.  After a 25-year nursing career in various countries in obstetric, pediatric, neonatal hospital care, and home-health settings, working with families and babies as an educator/consultant Anna started her own private birth consulting practice. Anna is the presenter of a TEDx Talk by the same name, travels internationally giving lectures to groups and conventions, as well as offering workshops to professionals and laypeople about the long-term effects of the conception/prenatal/birth experience, the hormonal physiology of childbirth, breastfeeding, bonding, and the deeply psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of giving birth. Anna is a long-term member of APPPAH, the Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology & Health.

Liz KochLiz Koch  is an international educator, author, and creator of CoreAwareness™ focusing on awareness as key for developing human potential and awakening consciousness. With 45 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 the 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 new book  Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence (2019 North Atlantic Books)



CANCELLATION POLICY:  FINAL – Please read my complete cancellation policy available online before registering.  Online Courses may not be cancelled once you have received access to the course.

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.


November 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am
November 19, 2023 @ 2:30 pm
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Workshop Cost:
$425 NO RECORDINGS. Your participation is important. Please be prepared to show up on time and on screen.
Workshop Dates & Times
This is a 4 day workshop - First day is Thursday November 16 - through Sunday November 19 -Each day we meet from 10:00 - 2:30 CHICAGO/CENTRAL CDT time/ 1700 - 2130 AMSTERDAM/CEST. There are NO RECORDINGS available - You must attend with screen and participate.


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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!