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Course Info:

Professional Training >> Level I

March 27-29, 2020 (1st Half) and April 24-26, 2020 (2nd Half)

Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, 333 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester MA 01604

Faculty: Cindy Popp-Hager

Contact Info:

Linda MacConnell, Class Organizer


Cost: $990

Prerequisites for Level 1:

Before your Level I Training, choose one of these 3 ways to become introduced to Trager :

  • Two Trager sessions from a currently active Trager Practitioner

  • At least one Trager session and an Introductory Workshop

  • At least one Trager session and 6 hours of Mentastics and/or Trager for Daily Life Classes


A unique, neuromuscular approach to body and movement re-patterning.

This stand alone CE course also serves as a first step towards Certification in the Trager® Approach. You’ll experience and explore both Table-work and Movement Mentastics through demonstrations and supervised practice. Trager® is a valuable approach for anyone who wants to elevate awareness in themselves and their clients.


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.


  • Achieve better results with less strain.

  • Effect changes in Fascia, Joints, and fluids.

  • Go from muscle release to muscle re-patterning.

  • Facilitate Central Nervous System Re-Integration.

  • Develop Greater Compassion, Mindfulness and Presence.


The following beneficial effects have been reported, however 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:

  • Demonstrate refined palpation skills within a whole body sequence

  • Work with greater ease, effectiveness, and mindful attention with Trager and other related modalities.

  • Demonstrate use of Trager Principles in movement and table work to significant effect for most areas of the body.

  • Effect deep relaxation and central nervous system regulation in the receiver.

Earlier Event: March 27
Level I (1st Half)
Later Event: May 15
Anatomy (Front of Body)