The Inner Core: The Psoas-Diaphragm Dance


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  • July 7 – 9, 2017
  • Walpole, ME, USA
  • This course is intended for Courses with Tom Myers.
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Presented by Tom Myers and Liz Koch.

Awaken a different core inside yourself with this dynamic collaboration between two somatic explorers. Liz and Tom – from their very different perspectives – concentrate your attention on your inner core – the ‘cobra’ of the vital (juicy) psoas-diaphragm complex. After years of ‘core stabilization’ for the transversus abdominis and pelvic floor, come further inside to the fluid dance of the psoas and diaphragm through the spine and hips, allowing the outer core to ‘unstabilize’ in order to reach the inner centrality of being.

Liz offers an approach of body sensing and movement to reach the psoas-diaphragm balance, while Tom has pioneered gentle but powerful touch to awaken and align these inner structures. In this dialogue, we will explore both paths, since they both have value, coming together to empower the spinal engine, energize the kidneys, and spend time deeply exploring the two most emotional muscles in the body. Get more working awareness in the place where your moving self and your organic self meet – the front of the spine.

This course will combine guided movement self-exploration with gentle bodywork, in the context of dialogue between two contrasting approaches that lead to the same summit: core aliveness, a being that matches your doing, a dynamic hara, and the skills to elicit the same awareness in others – with your hands, your words, and your touch cuing.

Liz Koch is an international somatic educator, and creator of Core Awareness™ focusing on awareness as a tool for developing our human potential. With 40 years experience working with and specializing in the psoas Liz is a nationally and internationally published writer and the author of The Psoas Book, Core Awareness; Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance, Unraveling Scoliosis CD, Psoas & Back Pain CD and a contributing writer to Mother, Maiden, Crone: Our Pleasure Playlist. Liz Koch is approved by the USA National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), as a continuing education provider.

DatesJul 7 – 9, 2017
LocationWalpole, ME, USA
VenueKinesis Classroom
Address180 Clark's Cove RD, Walpole, ME, 04573
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Teacher(s)Tom Myers, Liz Koch
Tuition$650/$600 before June 15th
Credits Earned21 CEs NCBTMB / PMA
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations prior to 2 months before class – full refund less $100 admin fee; for cancellations up to 6 weeks prior – 50% refund less $100 fee; Cancellation less than 30 days prior – non-refundable
ContactBecky or Liza at (888) 546-3747

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