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Intro to the Trager® Approach

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Course Info:

Helping Ourselves, Helping Others

Date: Sunday, Nov 24, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 5 CE’s

Location: Reiki Center, 1540 W. Fifth Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43212

Workshop Leader: Judy Fasone, RN

Contact Info:

Judy Fasone at 614-284-7167 or

Cost: $95.00

Course Description:

Learn specific, simple movement and touch techniques to help your clients/friends and family relax and rest without giving yourself away.  Learn the cues that you are doing too much.

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Judy Fasone, has been intimately involved with the Trager community for 22 years as Teacher, Tutor and Practitioner.  Her experiences as a Registered Nurse (MSN) in the health care field for the past 30 years include clinical experiences and providing nursing instruction for mental health,  community and holistic nursing approaches, bridging the gap between traditional and alternative care. Judy is a Health and Wellness Nurse Coach and Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified. Judy uses this knowledge in addition to the Trager Principles and Approach to empower her clients and students to focus on healing themselves through movement and touch.  Judy senses the sacredness of ordinary life as a profound feeling of well-being.  A musician and songwriter, Judy's creativity has manifested in the form of 3 volumes of written work.  She brings this creative spark into her workshops and classes and inspires others to free their spirits through movement.


A unique, neuromuscular approach to body and movement re-patterning. 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 prerequisite for LEVEL 1 Trager®. 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.

  • The Movement Mentastics have been likened to ancient, formless tai chi and chi gung, according to Master Huang and the Table Work has been described as exhilarating, deeply relaxing and highly effective for many physical challenges.

  • 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.


Trager® 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 movements called Mentastics which helps integrate the profound changes in the body.


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:

  • Practice Trager principles both within Trager and apply them to other modalities.

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

  • Practice table work based on Trager Principles on several areas of the body.

Earlier Event: November 1
Later Event: November 27
Level III