Wild Discernment: Women + Power

A Moving Media/Bookclub
with Kimberly Ann Johnson and Liz Koch
Fall 2021 edition

Patriarchy has taken different shapes and forms.

Yet, as women, our animal bodies still hold the stories of how we have and continue to reckon with a top-down, power-over dynamic.

How might we free ourselves from default patterns in our nervous system that are ancestral, cultural, familial, and very personal?

Join us on a three-month intergenerational exploration using stories as soulful archetypes in order to maul over and metabolize our strategies with the intent of innovating how best we, as women, might meet power at this moment with core integrity. 

Each three-hour gathering will focus on a movie, documentary, or novel as a starting point for tracking our sensory system through somatic movements, journaling, small group conversations, and large group reflections.

A Moving Media Bookclub Details:

  • Date & Time Thursdays, October 14, November 11, December 16th at 10 am pst | 1 pm est
    • October 14 at 10 am pst : Athlete A

    • November 11 at 10 am pst: Bombshell

    • December 16 at 10 am pst: Promising Young Woman
 
  • 3- months / 3-hour session
  • $120 registration
  • 40 – 45 women maximum
  • LIVE experience only/ **no recordings**
Although this class is open to all women, we want to acknowledge that as two white women we have chosen three particular films that are hetero-normative and represent the reckoning of mostly white females in the overculture, with little or no representation of women of color. We recognize that the socialization, conditioning, and reaction from the overculture differs racially and culturally for women within the United States and the across the world.
            

IMPORTANT: Due to the nature of our focus of the Media/Bookclub, we will be covering difficult and emotional subjects. We request that you only join if you have a firm foundation in somatic explorations, preferring women who have studied with one or both of us. Participants need to know they have the confidence, physical centering, and psychic anchoring to hold themselves in time and space with a clear sense of containment and experience in grounding. This course is not a good fit for those who may be currently feeling destabilized, traumatized, struggling to heal, or in need of re-establishing a baseline nervous system and coherency. We may be going deep in this course, not only conceptually but truly into the lived wilderness of our psyche and soma. with this in mind please be aware that listening to others speak to their deeply personal responses can be difficult. If you find yourself becoming upset, please be sure to have a support person or therapist to talk to between monthly meetings.

Liz Koch

YOUR TEACHERS

Liz Koch

Liz Koch  is an international educator, author, mother, crone, and creator of CoreAwareness™ focusing on awareness as key for developing human potential and awakening consciousness. With 45 years teaching experience, Liz is recognized in the somatic, bodywork, and fitness professions as an authority on the core tissue called Psoas.  Both nationally and internationally published, her works include The Psoas Book, Unraveling Scoliosis CD, Core Awareness; Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance, Psoas & Back Pain CD, Mother, Maiden, Crone: Our Pleasure Playlist, and her latest book Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence.

YOUR TEACHERS

Kimberly Ann Johnson

Author, Sexological Bodyworker, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a somatic sex educator, trauma guide, postpartum advocate and single mom. She helps women heal from birth injuries, gynecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. She is the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester and Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for Good. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast.