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Professional Training >> Level I

February 12-14, 2020 and February 16-18, 2020

Body Mind Learn Center, 616 N. North Court, Suite 250b, Palatine IL 60067

Faculty: Roger Hughes, LMT, CTP

Contact Info:

Roger Hughes, LMT, CTP


Prior to attending this training, all participants should have either attended an Introductory Trager® Workshop and received a Trager  session, or received two Trager  sessions, or received permission from the instructor.


$1,045 (includes student membership fee to the United States Trager Association)

$300 registration deposit required (to secure your space) by January 8, 2020

$745 balance is due on first day of training – Feb. 12. 2020

$50 discount if full tuition is paid by January 8, 2020

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Roger Hughes is a Trager® Practitioner and Instructor and teaches in the Professional Certification Program for the United States Trager Association. He is a 1995 graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. Roger has studied Trager with Deane Juhan, Roger Tolle and Gail Stewart and many other inspiring teachers. In 2018-19 Roger taught in the Professional Trager Program as a visiting instructor at the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Silver Spring MD. He has taught Trager Workshops throughout the Midwest since 2005. Roger’s voice, sense of humor and lightness creates a safe and engaging space for learning!   Visit Roger at

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: January 26
Intro to the Trager® Approach
Later Event: February 21