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Professional Training >> Mentastics

Oct 25, 2020

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

Faculty: Cindy Popp-Hager

Contact Info:

Linda MacConnell, Class Organizer


Cost: $150


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: October 23
Level II (2nd Half)
Later Event: January 22
Anatomy (Back of Body)