A COLLABORATION with author and psoas virtuoso, LIZ KOCH

Friday evening – Sunday evening

This 2.5-day, process-oriented workshop will be a confluence of Liz Koch’s groundbreaking work and understanding of the Wild Psoas and Sarah Byrden’s transmission of MogaDao Depth Sexology work. It will nourish the bio-intelligence of the psoas, lend deep healing to psoas issues, awaken your core integrity and integrate this most core structure of the body into a more global embodiment of sexual vitality, archetype and integrity. Not to be missed for bodyworkers, movers and inhabitants of the soma.

We begin with an invitation to all human beings to awaken into a different consciousness from the one society has provided us. We evoke a different experience of existing under the cultural and historical terrain that has been going on since the beginning of time. This biological awareness changes our sense of being, shifting our focus, helps us to emerge from the isolation of separation and subsequently dissolves our insistence on being a thing called a body integrating our participation in the larger biological processes of life. When we allow ourselves the opportunity to simply explore, evoke, and call forth innate movement we discover for ourselves a deep inner knowing that elicits profound conductivity, vital meaning, and delicious playfulness.

Our venue for the weekend. Elk Meadow Sanctuary.

Sarah will bring to our explorations MogaDao Depth Sexology ~ a practice tradition and culture of sexual reclamation and integrity. It’s teachings and practices hold sexuality in its rightful place of primordial power.

Sexual energy is acknowledged as the fundamental energy of every aspect of our lives, responsible for physical health and vitality, creativity and generosity, trust in the essential goodness of being and our ability to live a life that is aligned with purpose. Our sexual energy, in a Daoist view, holds the code, quite literally, for our destiny. Through Archetypal Qigong practices, the re-mythologizing of our sex understanding, and the powerful integration of the most core somatic structures of sex and the psoas. We embark on a journey of healing, embodiment and our responsibility to the power and source of our sexual energy and body. This workshop is the creative confluence of these two bodies of work, with the express purpose of reconnecting with our originality, wisdom and essence in body, energy and soul.

Check out Liz’s latest book, Stalking Wild Psoas.
NCBTMB continuing education credits may be available.


Liz Koch

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, FAQs and community links and let yourself go wild!

Sarah Byrden

Sarah Byrden is a two-time TEDx presenter, A dynamic educator, speaker and advocate known for her domain-changing work in sexuality education. She has been a leader in the fields of experiential education, international cross-cultural development, and body-based healing since 2000 and has worked with thousands of students in the US, Indonesia and the Himalayas. Sarah is a Santa Fe-based MogaDao QiGong and Depth Sexology Teacher and holds over 2500 hours of formal training in western and non-western body-based healing modalities. Her most recent project, THE BODY OF SEX is a radical paradigm-shifting approach to sex education and empowerment on college campuses. She is the founder of THE ELEMENTAL SELF.