Workshops & Events

Workshops taught by Joseph Rodin, MA, LMP, CTP, NCBTMB accredited provider #681, unless otherwise specified.

September

Bellingham Trager® Certification Series
September 2021-July 2022
Level 1 —Sept 17-19 and 24-26 
Level 2 —February 18-20 and 25-27
Level 3 —June 17-19 and 24-26 

The Metta Center, Bellingham   NCBTMB approved
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Trager® Level 1 (first module) 
September 17-19th and 24-26th, 2021 
48 NCBTMB Approved ceu’s

Instructor: Roger Tolle. Assisted by Joe Rodin.  
Bellingham, WA

Trager® has become known as a highly effective neuro-fascial approach to bodywork and somatic movement therapy 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 individualized, mindful, somatic movement explorations called Mentastics®. 

Trager® Level 1, which can also be a stand alone workshop, is the first step of our Bellingham Trager® Certification Series, designed for students to experience a deeper level of personal, professional, and spiritual integration while developing Trager® Approach as a primary modality in their practice. You’ll come away with an initial protocol to integrate into your current bodywork practice and a foundation for development and certification in the Trager® Approach.

The Bellingham Trager® Certification series is an in-depth, ten month training, providing the skills and support necessary to integrate highly proficient Trager® work into your successful practice, to expand the number of presentations in which you can be effective, and to deepen levels of personal, professional and spiritual integration in yourself and your clients.
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Milton Trager, MD, who became aware of the basic principles at the age of 18, spent over 50 years refining this unique approach to somatic movement therapy and bodywork, achieving high levels of success with effects of Parkinson’s, MS, Post Polio Syndrome, Back Pain, Migraine’s, and Chronic Pain, while helping patients reconnect to their inherent sense of ageless, ease and joy of movement.

Meet your instructors:

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, and study of somatic movement practices including Continuum, Aston mPatterning, Body Mind Centering, Gyrotonics, and more.

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. He was recognized with a cover article in 2007 Massage Therapy Journal for his work introducing Trager® to physical therapists in post-tsunami Sri Lanka.

Joseph RodinJoseph Rodin, assistant, supervised practice leader, and tutor trainee, began practicing massage in 1991 and has taught Trager® Introductory courses and other post-graduate continuing education courses over the past decade throughout the Northwest and beyond. 

Click for more information and registration 

 

 

 

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October

Transforming Chronic Pain
Introduction to Trager® Approach
October 16th, Walla Walla, WA
October 17th, Kennewick, WA           
9am-6pm, 8 NCBTMB approved CE hours

What is Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain results from exhausting the body’s adaptive capacity through, injury, trauma, or long term, maladaptive load. This results in psychologic and neurologic changes contributing to chronic pain experience. This course teaches techniques to reset the brain, nervous system, and body towards a state of health and regulation.

What is Trager®? Trager is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning that is trauma informed, facially focused, and autonomic regulating. The tablework consists of deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with compression and gentle traction. This feeds into the nervous system resulting in dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom, and flexibility. 

Milton Trager, MD, who became aware of the basic principles at the age of 18, spent over 50 years refining this unique approach to somatic movement therapy and bodywork.

Trager® stands alone and beautifully complements other styles of massage. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn the temporary release of tension into an ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns. This Introductory Workshop also serves as a prerequisite for the Trager® Level 1 Training leading towards certification as a Trager Practitioner.

Joseph Rodin

Instructor: Joseph Rodin, MA, CMHC, LMT, CTP
began practicing massage in 1991 and has taught workshops over the past decade in Trager, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Intraoral Massage throughout the Northwest and beyond. 

Cost of the course is: $170 and includes, book, manual and certificate. 

Click here for more information and registration

 

  

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Treating the Source of Headache Pain
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Sacred Roots Massage School, Missoula, MT
9am-6pm, 8 NCBTMB approved CE hours

See Below for Sunday, October 31st, Missoula Class (Discount $50 when signing up for both classes).

Headaches refer to a broad range of pain experienced in the head, face and skull. They derive from any combination of various structures including nerves, sutures, sinuses, arteries,
muscles, and the functional and structural abnormalities. Sources can be both local and remote from the site of pain.

MMF_SF (1)The key to treating headaches is combining the client’s symptom profile with incisive history taking and prolific palpatory assessment. We can then differentiate among the many sources and types of headache and base our treatments accordingly.

In this workshop we’ll differentiate between facial, sutural, TMJ, neurologic, structural and vestibular causes that result in migraine, tension, sinus, cluster and other headaches. We’ll learn both their presentation and targeted methods of treatment.

Joseph Rodin

Instructor: Joseph Rodin, MA, CMHC, LMT, CTP
began practicing massage in 1991 and has taught workshops over the past decade in Trager, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Intraoral Massage throughout the Northwest and beyond.


Cost of the course is: $170 and includes book, manual and certificate.
Take both Missoula Classes together for $290, a $50 savings.

Click here for more course information and registration for one or both Missoula classes.

 

 

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Transforming Chronic Pain
Introduction to Trager® Approach
Sunday, October 31st, 2021
Sacred Roots Massage School, Missoula, MT
9am-6pm, 8 NCBTMB approved CE hours

Discount $50 when signing up for both Missoula classes.

What is Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain results from exhausting the body’s adaptive capacity through, injury, trauma, or long term, maladaptive load. This results in psychologic and neurologic changes contributing to chronic pain experience. This course teaches techniques to reset the brain, nervous system, and body towards a state of health and regulation.

What is Trager®? Trager is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning that is trauma informed, facially focused, and autonomic regulating. The tablework consists of deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with compression and gentle traction. This feeds into the nervous system resulting in dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom, and flexibility. 

Milton Trager, MD, who became aware of the basic principles at the age of 18, spent over 50 years refining this unique approach to somatic movement therapy and bodywork.

Trager® stands alone and beautifully complements other styles of massage. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn the temporary release of tension into an ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns. This Introductory Workshop also serves as a prerequisite for the Trager® Level 1 Training leading towards certification as a Trager Practitioner.

Joseph Rodin

Instructor: Joseph Rodin, MA, CMHC, LMT, CTP
began practicing massage in 1991 and has taught workshops over the past decade in Trager, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Intraoral Massage throughout the Northwest and beyond. 

Cost of the course is: $170 and includes, book, manual and certificate. 
Missoula students can bundle with Headache course to save $50, total.

Click here for more information and registration for one or both Missoula classes.

 

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