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Professional Training >> Mentastics

  • September 20, 2019

  • October 25, 2019

  • November 22, 2019

PMTI, Silver Spring, Maryland

Faculty: Roger Tolle

Assisted by: Aleen Seidel and Robbin Phelps

Contact Info:

Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI)


Mentastics® Series

Mindful movement practices for self-care, self-development, and for our work with clients - this is Mentastics.   Dr. Milton Trager coined the term to gather this whole field of practices under one title. Today, aspects of Mentastics interface with many other disciplines.

In this series of classes, each morning focuses on principles of natural movement and how they enhance the sensing of freedom, softness, ease, groundedness, and connection. Afternoons challenge you to deepen your personal practice while connecting more meaningfully with others, both on and off the table.

These classes provide NCBTMB CE credits for bodyworkers and massage therapists and are open to professionals and students in movement education, mindfulness, yoga and wellness training.

Fall 2019 Mentastics Series at PMTI

September 20, 2019 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Gravity and Levity

Explore and Apply Sensory Presence, Feel Suspension, Feel Weight, Find and Facilitate Freedom

October 25, 2019 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fascia and Fluids: Listening To The Liquid Body

Sustain Curiosity, Take out the Slack, Feel for Fluidity, Wash Out the Fascial Sweater

November 22, 2019 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Intake to Integration in Context of Mind/Body Medicine

Listen to the Unconscious, Work with Imagery, Reframe Expectations, Manage Symptoms with Movement Education


Single Day Fee $195

Three Day Series $550

Faculty: Roger Tolle (Assisted by Aleen Seidel and Robbin Phelps)

Low cost housing with local Practitioners may be available by prearrangement.


A unique, neuromuscular approach to re-patterning through movement Trager education principles, Mentastics is also a set of self guided mental and physical exercises that form a passive, individualized component of Trager work sessions, which are used to link the mind and body for optimal performance.

The Trager® Approach is a health enhancing system of movement therapy that consists of dancelike movements intended to evoke sensations of freedom and lightness.

This CE course stands alone and also serves as a requirement for Certification in the Trager® Approach. You’ll deepen your experience of Movement Mentastics through demonstrations and supervised practice. Trager® is a valuable approach for anyone who wants to elevate awareness in themselves and their clients.


  • Learn a system of dance like movements to facilitate greater ease in yourself and your clients.

  • Mentastics have been likened to ancient, formless tai chi and chi gung, according to Master Huang.

  • Increase your awareness.

  • Deepen skills at helping others re-connect to their body.

  • Deepen your capacity to live in presence in work and in life.


While the following beneficial effects have been reported, Trager is not a substitute for traditional medical care:

  • Improved balance and decreased spasticity

  • Dissolution of internalized effects of trauma in the body

  • Greater ease and joy of movement with decrease of pain

  • Deeper feelings of personal integration and peace and decreased anxiety


By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Know, practice and show others a series of dance like movements to facilitate greater ease.

  • Learn to create and discover movements for yourself and others based on Mentastics Principles.

Earlier Event: September 20
Level II
Later Event: September 22
Intro to the Trager® Approach