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Working with PSOAS: Hands-on Techniques for Massage & Bodyworkers ~ Sonoma CA

August 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

$185.00 – $200.00

Working with PSOAS: Hands-on Techniques for Massage & Bodyworkers

5-hr Workshop Sonoma, CA

 Tuesday August 13


Shaped by personal, social, and global flows of information, the psoas responds to not only stress signals but also impulses that stir our hearts and resonate deep within our bones.
By having respect and support for our biological intelligence, the psoas emerges
as a messenger that reveals deeply moving stories about compromise and sourcing as well as depletion and nourishment.

Massage & Bodywork Magazine (2019) The Psoas  by Liz Koch

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Bio-mechanical methods, which include direct palpation and manipulative techniques traditionally taught in most massage schools and bodywork programs do not provide the iliopsoas muscle complex with the respect crucial for gaining and recovering dynamic function. As an instinctually reflexive and emotionally expressive tissue, PSOAS, with all its intricate interdependent relationships, neurological and chemical expression of trauma  requires an insightful approach for resolving “core”  tension patterns. This 5 hour hands on workshop covers the basics of supporting healthy Psoas without further exacerbating cathartic or engaging in manipulative overwhelm. Whether working with clients on a table or the floor you will learn and practice the essentials for integrating a bio-intelligent approach to PSOAS.

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

This is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for 5 hour(s) of continuing education credit (CEU). For more information on the NCBTMB, please visit their website.


Psoas is a not the problem  ~  it is the messenger  ~  hear its message 


Regina Gregor graduated from massage school in 1989 and has been a certified massage therapist for 35 years. A Psoas savvy practitioner, Regina completed the 30 hr Core Awareness Application course for Professionals. As a movements educator she is both an Essentrics Instructor, and an Advanced Level 5 MELT Instructor.


After working consistently for 35 years, from chiropractor’s offices to backstage at concerts, I am happy to say I still loving giving massage. To bear witness to my clients finding rest and relaxation through massage is a gift, and I consider myself lucky to be a part of this process. 

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Liz Koch is an international teacher and author with 45 years of experience, focusing on kinesthetic intelligence andsomatic awareness for developing human potential. The creator of Core Awareness™, Liz is dedicated to educating both laypersons and professionals about the core psoas. She is the author of The Psoas Book, Unraveling Scoliosis CD, The Psoas & Back Pain CD, Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise and Dance, and Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence. Koch is an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider.


August 13
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$185.00 – $200.00
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Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476 United States
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Workshop Cost:
$185 EARLY BIRD / $200 Regular after August 9
Workshop Dates & Times
Tuesday August 13, 2024 9:00 - 3:30 - 1 hour lunch break


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Hands-on Techniques 2024
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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!