Trager Level 1 Training with Roger Tolle


Burlington / Bellingham, WA
October 22-24th, 29-31st, 2021
Bellingham/Burlington, WA

What is Trager®?

Trager® is a unique approach to somatic movement therapy and bodywork developed by Milton Trager, MD who became aware of the basic principles at the age of 18 and spent over 50 years refining his work. In its full expression, Trager® has become known as a highly effective neuro-fascial approach to bodywork with applications in rehabilitation, movement re-patterning and psychophysical integration. The tablework, involving deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with gentle traction and compression, feeds the brain’s natural neuroplasticity and induces dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom, and flexibility. Sessions also include simple somatic movement interventions called Mentastics®. These support on-going self-care, enhance the benefits of Trager Sessions and teach clients how to integrate the principles of the work into their daily life.


Course description and objectives:

This is both a stand-alone six-day course and the first step in Professional Certification in the Trager® Approach. It is designed for students in the fields of massage therapy, physical therapy, body-centered psychotherapy, fitness training, yoga, and other somatic practices who want to offer Trager®as a primary modality in their practice. Both Mentastics® & Table-work are taught through demonstrations and supervised practice, and you’ll come away with a full session protocol to integrate into your current bodywork practice.

The class will teach effective applications for pain and injury, as well as the relief from symptoms of sustained social, emotional and psychological stress. It will also highlight ways of working with manual therapy and body sensation to address the effects of internalized trauma, both recent and long past.

Trager® is a valuable approach for anyone who wants to elevate awareness in themselves and their clients.

Tuition $1,050.00 includes Trager manual, Trager handbook, movement and table course work, and two years USTA Membership
$345.00 deposit required. Additional $325 payment can be made at the workshop or with three monthly payments of $325.
48 CEU’s NCBTMB approved

Meet your instructor:

Roger Tolle has 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, and study of somatic movement practices including Continuum, Aston Patterning, Body Mind Centering, Gyrotonics, and more.

Joseph Rodin will be present as an assistant.  

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