Workshops & Events

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



Joseph RodinIntroduction to Trager® 
Saturday, August 22nd, 9 am-6 pm               
The Metta Center, Bellingham, WA 98229
Instructor: Joseph Rodin, MA, LMHC, LMT, CTP

8 NCBTMB approved CEU’s 

What is Trager®? Trager is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning. 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. The client is also shown simple exercises called mentastics which help integrate the profound changes in the body.

Sessions include individualized, mindful, somatic movement practices called Mentastics®. These support on-going well being, enhance the benefits of Trager Sessions and teach clients how to integrate the principles into their daily life

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 as an approach, but also beautifully complements and deepens other styles of massage as well. 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 serves as a prerequisite for the Trager® Level 1 Training leading towards certification as a Trager Practitioner.

Along with gaining mastery and deepening personal growth, Trager® certification bestows a tangible credential in Neuromuscular Therapy and Movement Education and, with permission, the US Trager® Association will list practitioners on its website.


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Bellingham Trager® Certification Series
September 2021-July 2022
Level 1 —six days—Sept 17-19 and 24-26 
Level 2 —six days—February 18-20 and 25-27
Level 3 —six days—June 17-19 and 24-26 
7  integration/supervision days and four 1.5-2 hour tutorials
The Metta Center, Bellingham, WA,    NCBTMB approved

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.

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
Patterning, 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 Rodin, assistant, and supervised practice leader, 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. 


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