Senior Trager® Instructors, Somatic and Manual Therapists, Roger Tolle and Michael Lear,  Assisted by Joe Rodin.

                                        Roger Tolle

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Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSME/T)

Certified Trager Practitioner and Instructor (CTP)

Roger Tolle who will be teaching Levels 1 and 3has been a Trager Practitioner since 1985 and teaches Trager Courses extensively throughout the US and Europe. His background includes a B.A. in Theater and Movement, fifteen years as a professional dancer, extensive study with Dr. Milton Trager, Has also participated in extensive studies with Dr. Milton Trager, along with other pioneers in the field of somatic movement education. With Significant training in Continuum, Aston Patterning, Body-Mind Centering, Gyrotonics, Kundalini, and Ashtanga Yoga, Insight meditation, and more.



Roger Tolle teaches one of a kind training program that packs the entire Trager® training process, which usually takes 2-3 years, into three 4-month modules with lots of support and mentorship, Which will challenge you to deepen your personal practice while connecting more meaningfully with others, both on and off the table.

Roger Tolle’s work has been an inspiration to the massage and movement therapy community for over a decade. Besides teaching for Trager international in English and German, he also consults with massage schools, and individual bodyworkers on movement issues, gives presentations on bodywork and somatic movement education at various conferences, as well as offers private and group training to enhance mind, spirit, and integrating body.

Michael Lear

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and Certified Trager Practitioner and Instructor.

Michael Lear who will be teaching level 2, is an internationally recognized Senior Trager® Practitioner, Tutor & Instructor, and Ashtanga Yoga Instructor with a client base spanning five continents and including a few Academy, Emmy, and Grammy Award winners. He was recognized with a cover article in the 2007 Massage Therapy Journal for his work introducing Trager® to physical therapists in post-tsunami Sri Lanka. Michael has also been featured in the huffington post, travel leisure and many more publications.



Michael has practice Ashtanga-based asana since 1992 and began formal Ashtanga in 1999 – and began teaching at his own studio Easton Yoga after having 10 years of hands-on experience in a clinical setting .   

He has studied Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during his New York visits as well as with many of Ashtanga’s foremost instructors. Holding a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Certification, he teaches Yoga Anatomy for Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification courses and conducts workshops internationally.   

Michael’s teaching style is simple, traditional and asks each student to extend
compassion to themselves and to maintain a healthy curiosity of selfpotential, on and off the mat. His goal is to support his students in developing trust in their own practice as a source of personal insight and growth.

There is no greater joy in life than living fully with purpose, vitality and joy.  Drawing from over 30 yrs. experience in empowering mind-body healing practices, I’ll guide you to achieve personal mastery, optimal health and enduring well-being.

-Michael Lear