LIZ KOCH

Liz Koch – Curriculum Vitae

Liz Koch is the author of The Psoas Book ISBN#095794407 / Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance ISBN: 978-1583945018 /and Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence ISBN# 978-1623173159
Her website is www.coreawareness.com

Liz Koch is a NCBTMB certified therapist and bodyworker in the USA  –  https://www.ncbtmb.org/

BOOKS & CD                  

  • THE PSOAS BOOK – A comprehensive guide to the iliopsoas muscle and its profound influence on the body/mind/emotions. Used as a text by the Washington State Univ. Dance Dept. Self-pub.1981. 2nd.Ed published by Guinea Pig Publications 1997 30th Anniversary Edition 2012
  • CORE AWARENESS: ENHANCING YOGA, PILATES, EXERCISE & DANCE

174 page soft bound book 2003 GPP/Booksurge Second Edition North Atlantic Books/Random House 2012

  • MAIDEN, MOTHER, CRONE: OUR PLEASURE PLAYLIST

Collaboration/contributor to female sexual health. Book 2011 GPP

  • UNRAVELING SCOLIOSIS – Audio Cassette CD 2001 GPP
  • POAS & BACK PAIN – Audio Cassette CD 2009 GPP
  • STALKING WILD PSOAS: EMBODYING YOUR CORE INTELLIGENCE

Dissolves 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. First Edition North Atlantic Books/Random House 2019

PUBLICATIONS

  • MASSAGE & BODYWORK – WILD PSOAS: Eco-Messenger for Thriving – Janaury/February 2019
  • MASSAGE & BODYWORK – Dem Bones – October/November 2007
  • MIDWIFEREY TODAY – Birthing Fear July 2005
  • MASSAGE – The Iliopsoas March/April,2005 co authored with International Trauma Expert David Berceli – Part I Bio-Intelligence
  • MASSAGE – The Iliopsoas May/June 2005 co authored with International Trauma Expert David Berceli – Part 2 Applications
  • MASSAGE & BODYWORK – Trauma Protocol – December/Janaury 2004
  • POSITIVE HEALTH – Centering The Core – June 2004
  • POSITIVE HEALTH – Walking with Your Iliopsoas Muscle – March 2002
  • YOGA JOURNAL – The Psoas Is… May/June 1999 4500 Word/10 photo article
  • YOGA & HEALTH – How to Help Children Develop… – April 2002
  • YOGA & HEALTH – Core Awareness London England Journal – October 1998
  • YOGA JOURNAL – Asana by Donna Farhi quotes & references from The Psoas Book (Farhi attended workshop ’93) Sept/Oct 1994
  • HEALTH CONNECTIONS – Your Back In Gardening August 1996
  • VEGETARIAN TIMES – Back Pain In The Garden 1980
  • THE DOULA MAGAZINE – National Publication, Editor/Publisher/Owner 1984-1991. Sold ’91 An Alternative Magazine for Mothers dist. 10,000.
  • THE DOULA MAGAZINE – The Psoas Muscle During Pregnanc, Birth & Postpartum – 1988

1976 – PRESENT WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

USA WORKSHOP LOCATIONS

  • Pelvic Pain Clinic – San Francisco California
  • Jan Davis MD Rolfer – St. Petersburg Florida
  • Jivamukti Yoga Center – New York City, New York
  • Advanced Yoga Teachers Training – Mt Madonna, California
  • Core Evolution – New York City, New York
  • Mills College Graduate Dance Program – Oakland, California
  • The Moving Center – Boston Massachusetts
  • Spectrum Massage School – Seattle Washington
  • Sarasota School of Massage – Sarasota Florida
  • Vital Living Massage School & Clinic – Ft Wayne Indiana
  • James Howell Dance Studio – San Francisco, California
  • Piedmont Yoga Center – Oakland, California
  • Mecca Fitness Studio – Austin Texas
  • Momentum Pilates Studio – Santa Fe New Mexico
  • Yogaview Studio – Chicago Illinois
  • Yoga Room – East Patchogue New York
  • Ellie Herman Pilate Studio – San Francisco California
  • Niamovement Studio – Atlanta Georgia
  • Pacific Pilates & Yoga Studio – Palm Desert California
  • Studio 41 YOGA – Naples Florida
  • B-Fit Pilates Center – Tampa Florida
  • TONE A Pilates Based Center – Santa Rosa California
  • White Sands Studio – Santa Barbara, California
  • Studio 41 YOGA –Naples Florida
  • Lakeside Yoga Center – Evanston Illinois
  • Shivan’s Yoga Center – Sarasota, Florida
  • International Healing Arts Center – Capitola California
  • Yoga Center of Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, California
  • Cabrillo College Dance Program – Aptos, California
  • Healing Circle Center – Felton, California
  • River North Conference Center- Chicago, Illinois
  • Transitions Learning Center – Chicago, Illinois
  • Eden’s Expressway (Frances Aleninkoff Dance Theatre) – New York, New York
  • Wellness Cooperative – Washington DC
  • Mary Abrams Movement Resource – New York, New York
  • Continuum Movement Studio – Santa Monica California
  • Centre of Somatic Psychology in Biosynthesis Lisbon Portugual

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • London United Kingdom
  • Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Copenhagen Denmark
  • Berlin Germany
  • Geneva Switzerland
  • Olso Norway
  • Rome Italy
  • Edinburgh Scotland
  • Dublin Ireland
  • Sydney Australia
  • Brisbane Australia
  • Melbourne Australia
  • Vancouver Canada
  • Toronto Canada
  • Blue Lagoon Iceland
  • Guadalajara Mexico
  • Glasglow Scotland
  • Lisbon Portugual

COLLABORATIONS

  • The Psoas-Diaphragm Dance with Tom Myers – Anatomy Trains
  • Unraveling Scoliosis & Bones with Emilie Conrad – Continuum Movement
  • Trauma & The Iliopsoas with Dr. David Berceli – International Trauma Expert
  • Psoas & Ortho-Bionomy with Jim Berns – Senior Trainer, Author Ortho-Bionomy
  • Stalking Wild:Womb to World with Anna Verwaal – Perinatal Educator, TedTalk
  • Melt & the Psoas with Sue Hitzmann – creator of MELT METHOD
  • Psoas & Eyes with Dr. Sam Berne – Bahavorial Optamologist
  • Psoas & Women’s Sexual Health with Alice Steurwald – Health Advocate
  • Stalking The Wild Soulful Psoas with Kara Hoppe – Psychologist
  • Core Strength with Deric Stockton – Powerlifer, Elite Trainer
  • Gravity & The Psoas with Carol Agneessens – Rolfer/Biodynamic Educator
  • Pilates & The Dynamic Psoas with Wendy LeBlanc Arbuckle – Pilates Trainer
  • Unraveling Scoliosis with Linda Adams – Acupuncturist
  • Unraveling Scoliosis with Ronnie Oliver – Aston Patterning Teacher

2008 KEYNOTE SPEAKER BOWEN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE London UK

2008 KEYNOTE SPEAKER ORTHO-BIONOMY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE New Mexcio

2004 CONFERENCE PRESENTOR Body Mind Spirit Conference – Santa Clara, California

2003 CO-FACILITATOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING TRAUMA PROTOCAL with International Trauma Recovery Expert David Berceli founder and director of TRAPS (Trauma Recovery Assessment & Prevention Services), Clinical Social Worker (MSW) Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Certified Bioenergetics Therapist (CBT) & Spiritual Director (MS).

1979 – 1982 COURSE INSTRUCTOR – THE PSOAS MUSCLE

  • North American College of Natural Health Sciences – Mill Valley, California
  • Holistic Life University – San Francisco, California
  • California Yoga Center – San Francisco, California
  • Healing Arts Center – San Francisco, California

1979 -1982 STAFF MEMBER/RESIDENT JIN SHIN DO PRACTITIONER

  • San Francisco General Hospital Alternative Therapies Unit Dorothy Waddell M.D.: Director, San Francisco, California

1978 – 1997 CERTIFIED JIN SHIN DO ACUPRESSURE PRACTITIONER

  • Private Practice – retired from full time practice 1997

1973 – 1976 DIRECTOR OF THE FLEXIBLES PROGRAM / SCULPTURE INSTRUCTOR

  • The Boston Museum School of Fine Arts – Boston, Massachusetts Innovative program incorporating dance/movement as sculptural form

1997 – Present EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR – HEALTH LECTURE SERIES

  • Coordinator, lecturer & moderator for Community TV Program and Audio Tape Health Lecture Series

1997 – Present BOOK SIGNINGS – AUTHOR LECTURE

  • Transitions Books – Chicago Illinois
  • Way of Life – Santa Cruz, California
  • Tulu Yoga & Wellness – St Paul Minneapolis

2019 – Present RADIO INTERVIEWS

  • Self Actualization, Thriving & Showing Up with Psychologist Kristy Taylor
  • Psoas, Pleasure & How to Nourish Your Well-being with Dr Michelle Robin
  • Eros, Motherhood & Sexuality with Women’s advocate Kimberly Johnson
  • Psoas: A Chinese Medical Perspective (Part 1 & 2) with Brodie Welch
  • Core Awareness as a Means for Creativity & Self Actualization with Personal Growth Coach Evrim Numanoglu Ozgen
  • Stalking Wild Psoas with Embodiment Podcast host March Walsh
  • Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence with The Magical Mystery Tour Radio host Tonio Epstein
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