Trager Level 1 Vancouver 2021

Trager Level 1 
June 12-14th and June 19th-21st 2021
BodyMechanics School  
Vancouver, WA

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Greater Ease, Better Results

TRAGER® is a highly developed form of bodywork and somatic education utilizing waves of vectored compressions and elongations that simultaneously reorganize fascia and joints while serenading the nervous system. Work with greater ease, better results, and less risk of repetitive strain. Reduce your clients pain while teaching them to experience themselves as healthy and whole.

In this 6 Day immersive training you’ll: 

  • Be energized by a gentle, effective, functional and structural life changing approach
  • Be effective without fatigue, strain or pain
  • Deeply access the autonomic nervous system as well as fascia, muscles and joints
  • Work from a profound meditative state 
  • Deepen palpation skills and sensitivity through cultivation of ease and presence
  • Collaborate and “Be With” your clients as they trust their inner process
  • Empower your clients to apply effective self-care tools to sustain results
  • Offer clients the safety and freedom of optionally receiving Trager fully clothed.
    • Holding a safe environment for expanded somatic awareness
    • Facilitating a process of deep, individualized somatic inquiry 
    • Refining procpioceptive equilibrium through exploration of  waves, rhythm, and weight
    • Neural integration through relaxed, paced somatic input

Dr. Milton Trager MD, legend in the field of bodywork, pioneered application of mindfulness and neuroplasticity to bodywork and movement education through his skillful ‘somatic dialogue’ approach and his realization that long-lasting change anchors when patients feel and are taught to return to this deep feeling state through conscious practices.


    • Facilitate lasting change through a deeply mindful, clinically potent, and accessible approach.Maximize transformative learning and changing of habitual patterns and function through somatic priming of neuroplasticity.
    • Offer a full session, addressing specific concerns and whole body integration, without fatigue, strain or risk of repetitive strain injury, using TRAGER® tools.
    • Utilize mindful movements for self-awareness and self-development, monitoring and regulating the rhythm of our nervous system to be more peaceful, alert and productive.

The TRAGER® Level 1 training is designed for healthcare, educational and artistic professionals as well as those seeking personal growth and development. Level 1 is the first of three main trainings in the Professional Certification Program. Trager both stands alone and beautifully compliments and enhances other modalities. The training is suitable for everyone who wants to work with mindful touch and felt movement and who are interested in an easier, profound and more playful way of working and living.


A. LEVEL I is a six-day training, designed over two 3-day weekends (Sat-Mon). You can take this class as an immersion in the principles and easily apply your learning to your professional and personal life.

You may be so excited by this new way of being that you would like to deepen your skills further. The Certification Program is expressly designed for students who want to develop The TRAGER Approach as a primary modality in their somatic practice. This path includes two more main trainings, with fieldwork and supervision to deepen your new mindset and skill set. Being certified also allows you to market yourself with a tangible credential and use protected service marks. With your permission, you will be listed on the USTA website as part of its referral network. Read more about the certification process at

We meet  on Saturday-Monday, June  12th – 14th & 19th – 21st, 2021 from 9 AM – 6 PM with rejuvenating pauses and a 90 min. break for lunch. Local restaurants are available. You can also bring your own food, with access to a refrigerator. More details will be sent upon registration.

$995.00 payment plans available. $50 discount available for one time payment. Tuition includes two year membership in US Trager Association with access to Members-only videos and recorded classes, online workshops, interviews, articles, research, and monthly Trager Talk newsletters with up-to-date classes.  2021’s featured line up includes eleven online classes, including Group Tutorial Forums and Clinical Applications of Trager, valued at $385.00. 

CE CREDITS: A combined total of 48 CEU’S NCBTMB Approved*

Tuition $995.00 includes Trager manual, Trager® handbook, movement and table course work, and two years USTA Membership
$345.00 deposit required. Second payment of $325 due May 31st, final payment of $325 due June 10th.
48 NCBTMB approved CEU’s

Meet your instructors:

Kathryn Hansman-Spice, MS, LMT  brings to The Trager® Approach a depth of experience in the fields of massage therapy, mindfulness, trauma, and brain science. Her practice and teaching is inspired by the power of compassionate touch, presence, and body awareness to rewire our brains for greater wellness and resilience. Trager® has captured her heart because of its philosophy of deep respect, gentleness, and inquiry.  She is awed by the Trager® invitation to embody ease, flexibility, and mindfulness as a way of life! In her teaching, she integrates recent developments in neuroscience and trauma therapy which affirm the power of safety, focused attention, fascination and novelty to turn on the brain’s neuroplasticity, or ability to change.

Fawn Christianson developed her mastery through a discipline of meditation and 14-year apprentice with Dr. Trager.  She served a private practice for 28 years in Silicon Valley.  Immersed in advanced training’s, she would apply integrative healing modalities with her clients. Each client would gain their own trust with their “healer within” as a trainer, she became known as the Coach for the Coaches. Her program, Power and Grace Coaching empowers growth mindset into mastery levels of right action and healing.

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