Primal Gesture and Archetypal Qigong: A Day of Moving Story

October 10, 2024

9:00 am – 5:00 pm


$265 – $320

In this workshop, we will explore the power inherent within Myth and Archetype as a portal into our mutable inner knowing. Softening, Shapeshifting, Tracking we’ll sense into our birthright of our animal body and into the wild fluid terrain of inner power.

Myth and movement are of our most indigenous human expressions and capacities. The timeless and universal mother tongue of archetype and symbol is a language that cuts through and speaks to us at the deepest level- in flashes of insight and bone-knowing, these symbols point us toward true north, wisdom and next steps. They are maps, mirrors and medicine that we need for our birthright of thriving, evolving and creating. This work creates real change, action, agency and forward motion in the right direction.

There is movement to our personal mythology as well as the myths that guide and are unfolding in our lives. There is a mythology to the innate gestures that rise from our tissue, and can be touched in specific archetypal flows of qigong as well as in returning to the biomorhic movement of our fluid primal body. All contain a unique and brilliant holographic intelligence that contain maps to show us where we are, where we have been and where to go next, mirrors within which to see ourselves and understand our states and conditions, and the medicine to nourish and instruct us in regards to what is really the matter and where to go from here.


Liz Koch

Liz Koch is a conceptual artist exploring the deep sensory system and the wild wisdom of core Psoas. An international somatic educator and author with 45 years of experience, she is the creator of Core Awareness™ and the author of The Psoas Book; Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance; Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence; and her upcoming book Birth Savvy. Liz focuses on kinesthetic intelligence and somatic awareness as a means for unfolding our human potential. Stalking Wild Psoas is her passion and Changing the Language of Body is her mission.

Sarah Byrden

Sarah Byrden is a somatic educator, archetypal qigong teacher, and wilderness guide. A two time TEDx presenter, Sarah has dedicated over twenty years to the deep study and apprenticeship of nature-based movement modalities. Teaching from her own life-long journey, she is the founder of The Elemental Self, which offers pathways for remembering our true self, the web in which we belong, and our innate capacity to move and be moved by a source beyond our conditioning.