Liz Koch


I am an international teacher & author with 30 years experience working with and specializing in the iliopsoas muscle. Educating both lay and professionals around the world, I am is recognized by colleagues in the movement, wellness and fitness professions as an authority on the core muscle of the human body.

My work is featured in Yoga Journal, Positive Health, Massage & Bodywork, Vegetarian Time, Yoga & Health, Midwifery Today, and Massage Magazine as well as numerous small health & wellness publications. I am a health correspondent for the Santa Cruz Sentinel Newspaper and enjoy writing about the Psoas in particular and wholistic health in general. 

I've authored The Psoas BookCore Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance,Unraveling Scoliosis CD and the creator of Core Awareness™, a somatic approach to deepening the experience of the human core. Beginning with the core muscle, the iliopsoas, Core Awareness™ focuses attention on sensation as a means of maturing and developing the proprioceptive nervous system (responsible for skeletal alignment, balance and orientation).

I am recognized by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), as an approved continuing education provider and I am a member of the International Movement Educators Association (IMA).