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#59 – Keen on Yoga Podcast with Liz Koch

Keen on Yoga Podcast

Liz is an international teacher and author with 43 years of experience working with and specializing in the psoas. Educating both laypersons and professionals around the world, Liz is recognized by colleagues in the movement, wellness, and fitness professions as an authority on the “core muscle” of the human body. Stalking Wild Psoas is her passion and changing the language of body is her mission. Liz Koch is the creator of Core Awareness,™ a somatic approach to deepening the experience of the human core. Beginning with the core muscle, the psoas, Core Awareness™ focuses attention on sensation as a means for maturing and developing the proprioceptive nervous system, which is responsible for skeletal alignment, balance, and orientation. Liz is the author of The Psoas Book; Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance; Unraveling Scoliosis CD; The Psoas & Back Pain CD; and she is a contributing author to Maiden, Mother, Crone: Our Pleasure Playlist and Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence. Her writing has been featured in Yoga Journal, Positive Health, Massage & Bodywork, Massage Magazine, Yoga & Health International, Midwifery Today, Vegetarian Times, and The Doula as well as numerous small health and wellness publications. Liz Koch is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. The psoas is considered such an unknown muscle yet so important and powerful. Liz first discovered the psoas while attending a human potential class in Boston over 45 years ago. At that particular moment, the teacher, Robert Cooley, was fascinated with the psoas muscle. Having previously been a dancer, he was exploring how injuries and a lack of movement might be tracked back to the midline or core issues expressed in the iliopsoas complex. Between Liz’s in-depth inquiry and Bob’s encouragement, she eventually shifted my career from being a conceptual artist and sculpture instructor at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts to the healing arts profession. While working with her psoas, Liz discovered that she had released years of back pain and emotional distress which awoke within her a deep sense of pleasure. She became passionate that people should know what an extraordinary role the psoas plays in recovering health and gaining a sense of wholeness. When she moved to California in the 1970s, her personal explorations of the psoas catapulted her into her current profession. She began by teaching courses on the psoas muscle for local community colleges, dance departments, and massage school programs. Her vocation not only evolved throughout the years but also expanded into wider spheres of influence which included being a keynote speaker at two international conferences as well as teaching both national and international workshops and retreats. What began as a personal journey has continued as the psoas is no ordinary tissue, but a profound segway into the rich interior and exterior world of awareness.

1hr 21mins

6 Aug 2021

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Liz Koch ~ Stalking Wild Psoas

Darien Gold’s ALL THINGS PILATES

Liz Koch is the creator of Core Awareness, an educational website dedicated to understanding the psoas through enhanced somatic awareness. She’s had 45 years of experience and her unique approach to movement has garnered a large following both nationally and internationally. She’s authored a number books that focus on kinesthetic intelligence and somatic awareness for developing our human potential. According to Liz, the psoas is much more than our deepest spinal muscle. She says that this bio-intelligent tissue expresses one’s integrity on every level and may be perceived as the guardian of the Hara, commonly referred to as the moving center. Liz is ever evolving and as a conceptual artist she explores the deep sensory system and the wild wisdom of the psoas. Stalking Wild Psoas is her passion and Changing the Language of Body is her mission. For more information about Liz Koch: https://coreawareness.com

42mins

28 Jul 2021

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11-24-2020 Hour 4: Chris Arps and Liz Koch

The Marc Cox Morning Show

Mike talks to Chris Arps and Liz Koch.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30mins

24 Nov 2020

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#6 Core Awareness - Liz Koch

Pregnancy & Bodywork Podcast

Join us for an enlivening conversation on the psoas during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum!Liz Koch is an international educator, author, and creator of CoreAwarenessTM focusing on awareness for developing human potential. With 43 years experience specializing in the psoas, Liz is recognized in the somatic, bodywork, and fitness professions as an authority on 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 Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence (North Atlantic Books 2019)More information on Liz Koch and her work: www.coreawareness.com

1hr 8mins

11 Sep 2020

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EP92: Liz Koch on ReWilding Psoas, Making Birth and Trusting Your Animal Power

Sex Birth Trauma with Kimberly Ann Johnson

What She Shares: Why psoas is a central part of birth Shifting from concept to physical movement in your tissues Psoas as innate expression Being coherent with nature Beginning your journey home to yourself What You’ll Hear: Consciously maintaining our agency throughout the birth continuum Separating cultural conditioning from our animal-ness Trusting the animal body’s knowledge of birth Unlocking your physical organism How ancestral trauma appears in different bodies Learning to shape shift to prepare for birth Why a supple, hydrated, expressive psoas is important for knowing oneself Trusting your own power Understanding the power dynamics between insurance companies, OBs, and birthing women Why your birthing experience affects your rite of passage into motherhood Examining appeasement and fawning responses Why it can feel so exhausting to try to maintain coherence with our animal bodies The difficulty of actively defending ourselves during birth The difference between controlling ourselves and expressing ourselves Finding your biological intelligence in your core The nervous systems as expression Why investing in your birth experience is a radical and loving act Making birth choices that support the earth and the human species How your birth experience affects your infant’s nervous system How a sedentary lifestyle impacts a developing fetus Separating consciousness from the nervous system Psoas as "muscle of the soul" Landing into your bones and embracing the fetal curl

1hr 5mins

1 Apr 2020

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Exploring Life through the Expression of the Body with Liz Koch

Speak From the Body

Liz Koch (pronounced Cook) is a somatic educator and creator of ‘Core Awareness’. Her work is relevant to anyone interested in yoga, dance, pilates, birth, recovering from back pain and living a more embodied and creative life.  In this episode, we talked about: - The disembodied language and education of the body - What is embodiment?  - Paying attention to the intelligence of the system you have within you - Our animal body/ being - Why children need to move - Exploring life through the expression of the body - What happens when mammals don’t play - Play and the Parasympathetic Nervous System - Your Body is not an object. You are this transmission of life. - Decolonising and deconstructing the compartmentalisation. - Landing and locating- blossoming as a human being - The psoas as the centre of your being - A living systems model - The psoas as a messenger of safety - Feeling and expression - Movement is the medicine - The capacity to survive and thrive is through movement - No-one has to teach you biological movement, it’s yours - Micro-movements - The fluidity of the system dries up through lack of movement - Movement is always there, in the tissues, and organs.  - The sensory system is about pleasure - All life is fluid-based - The ankle joint and its importance for the psoas as a transitional joint - The psoas in birth and motherhood - Play and survival - Why ‘go go go’ is a sympathetic response where healing doesn’t take place - How to nourish yourself back into being - Language of earth in the language of the body Quotes: “We are here, but we have no sense of being here” “Play is life” “Movement is the medicine” “The spine isn’t a column, it’s a living river” More about the psoas https://coreawareness.com/about/psoas/ Liz Koch’s new book, Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence: https://amzn.com/1623173159 First book (now in its 30th edition!) The Psoas Book: https://amzn.com/0615647995  For more resources, workshops and distance learning, go to www.coreawareness.com Let’s connect! Here’s where you can find me: https://instagram.com/avnitouch https://twitter.com/avnitouch https://www.facebook.com/avnitouch

54mins

21 Jul 2019

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170. Stalking Psoas - with Liz Koch

The Embodiment Podcast

Psoas queen Liz Koch joins us to discuss the “muscle of the soul”. We talk body as process, language of the body, cannibalism, anatomy vs embryology, fight-flight, car seats, birth, sex, modern disconnection and more. https://coreawareness.com

55mins

24 May 2019

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Staying Orgasmic and Lush, Well into Your Seventies (or the 45 Year Love Affair with the Psoas) with Liz Koch

honey talks podcast with katya nova (nurturingnovas)

Liz Koch is an international educator, author with almost 45 years of experience specializing in the primal psoas. Among her most celebrated books are Mother, Maiden, Crone: Our Pleasure Playlist and her latest book Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence. Precious wisdom about full body orgasms, why there are no ‘spinal column,’ ‘vaginal wall,’ or ‘pelvic floor;’ the magic of constructive rest, why you can’t poke the caterpillar, why and how to get our tail and tongue to ‘talk to each other,’ how to hydrate our connective tissue to stay lush and orgasmic, a special message for pregnant women, and our men. And so. much. more. $25 off Liz Koch's course (mention Honey Talks): https://coreawareness.com/events/remote-psoas-course-summer-2019/ Discussed in this episode: - what core integrity has to do with sexual expression, full body orgasm (and relating to all life) - what & where is our psoas? - landing in our bones to connect to Mother Earth - juicy core of our being, about showing up as “you” - on having a full body orgasm - on orgasmic communion with yourself / your partner - altered states in birth? - why you can’t poke the caterpillar - how to hydrate the psoas (and why it’s so important) - how and why we should be hydrating our connective tissue - why there are no ‘spinal column,’ ‘vaginal wall,’ or ‘pelvic floor’ - getting our tail and tongue to ‘talk to each other’ - what is a ‘frigid’ woman? - what is kinaesthetic awareness? - on helping our children trust themselves - body as object vs body as expression - the magic of constructive rest - what is the fetal curl? - why we have to become resilient, not ‘strong’ - message to pregnant women! - how to stay orgasmic and lush into your seventies - how women show stress differently than men - what are men seeking in sexual union? - the psoas in men Mentioned in this episode: - “Women Who Run With the Wolves” - Ana Verwaal: Womb to World http://www.fromwombtoworld.com/ - Emily Conrad: Continuum - video: “Hydrating Movements for Spinal Midline and Psoas - Using a Deflated Ball   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_hBN01iEBU - Deric Stockton: Fluid Movement HONEYTALKSPODCAST.COM FREE MASTERCLASS with Katya & Lacey FKNHONEY.COM connect with Liz:  https://coreawareness.com/

1hr 7mins

25 Apr 2019

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Staying Orgasmic and Lush, Well into Your Seventies (or the 45 Year Love Affair with the Psoas) with Liz Koch

honey talks podcast with katya nova (nurturingnovas)

Liz Koch is an international educator, author with almost 45 years of experience specializing in the primal psoas. Among her most celebrated books are Mother, Maiden, Crone: Our Pleasure Playlist and her latest book Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence. Precious wisdom about full body orgasms, why there are no ‘spinal column,’ ‘vaginal wall,’ or ‘pelvic floor;’ the magic of constructive rest, why you can’t poke the caterpillar, why and how to get our tail and tongue to ‘talk to each other,’ how to hydrate our connective tissue to stay lush and orgasmic, a special message for pregnant women, and our men. And so. much. more. $25 off Liz Koch's course (mention Honey Talks): https://coreawareness.com/events/remote-psoas-course-summer-2019/ Discussed in this episode: - what core integrity has to do with sexual expression, full body orgasm (and relating to all life) - what & where is our psoas? - landing in our bones to connect to Mother Earth - juicy core of our being, about showing up as “you” - on having a full body orgasm - on orgasmic communion with yourself / your partner - altered states in birth? - why you can’t poke the caterpillar - how to hydrate the psoas (and why it’s so important) - how and why we should be hydrating our connective tissue - why there are no ‘spinal column,’ ‘vaginal wall,’ or ‘pelvic floor’ - getting our tail and tongue to ‘talk to each other’ - what is a ‘frigid’ woman? - what is kinaesthetic awareness? - on helping our children trust themselves - body as object vs body as expression - the magic of constructive rest - what is the fetal curl? - why we have to become resilient, not ‘strong’ - message to pregnant women! - how to stay orgasmic and lush into your seventies - how women show stress differently than men - what are men seeking in sexual union? - the psoas in men Mentioned in this episode: - “Women Who Run With the Wolves” - Ana Verwaal: Womb to World http://www.fromwombtoworld.com/ - Emily Conrad: Continuum - video: “Hydrating Movements for Spinal Midline and Psoas - Using a Deflated Ball   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_hBN01iEBU - Deric Stockton: Fluid Movement HONEYTALKSPODCAST.COM FREE MASTERCLASS with Katya & Lacey FKNHONEY.COM connect with Liz:  https://coreawareness.com/

1hr 7mins

25 Apr 2019

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Finding Your Niche and Creating an Online Business with Liz Koch

Two Knowbodies Talking

In this episode I sat down with Liz Koch, PT, DPT, Owner of Blue Ridge BioMechanics in Asheville, NC and Founder of The Ride Life, an online business dedicated to helping women who mountain bike stay healthy and riding pain free. In this episode we dive into Liz's story of going from over-worked new grad to making the leap into owning her own cash-based private practice. She shares her journey of finding a niche and then sticking with it...which has led her to a thriving cash practice and allowed her freedom to pursue building an online business, The Ride Life. Liz is the admin of the Facebook Group, Mountain Biking Ladies and posts new content frequently on www.theridelife.com

31mins

8 Mar 2019

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