Trager Introductory Workshop for Bodyworkers

12 CE Hours
Friday, April 6, 2012  12 noon – 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 7, 2012  9:30 am – 4:30 pm
12 CE hours – $225
Early registration special is $225
After March 30, 2012 price is $245

Instructor:  Nancy Toner Weinberger

The two-day Trager Introductory Workshop for Bodyworkers introduces participants to the Trager Approach, and invites them to begin to incorporate the principles that are the foundation of this work into their current practice.

There are two aspects of The Trager Approach; one in which the client is passive and the other in which the client is active.  The passive aspect is called tablework, and the active aspect is called Mentastics.  Movements are never forced so that there is no induced pain or discomfort to the client.  This quality of effortless movement is present in all aspects of the work.

In the two-day Trager Introductory Workshop for Bodyworkers we will place emphasis on the manner in which a Trager Practitioner work.s  You will learn to incorporate pauses in your work, use Mentastics and weight-sensing with clients to assess the client’s holding patterns, develop a non-intrusive full-contact touch, use your weight to reduce body stress while working, use rocking, and work in a deeper state of presence.  On the second afternoon we will do a trade in which you will have an opportunity to practice incorporating Trager principles into your standard bodywork session.

This class is for professional therapists or advanced massage school students.  Wear or bring loose or stretchy clothing (no jeans).  Each student should bring a set of sheets, cream or lotion if that is what ou customarily use, and pillows or props for comfort if desired.

The Trager Approach is taught worldwide.  Visit the Trager International websie at

About the Instructor

Nancy Toner Weinberger, BS, LMBT, has been a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker for more than 35 years and a certified Trager Practioner since 1985.  She has studied with Milton Trager, founder of the Trager Approach and has been a certified Trager Introductory Workshop Leader since 1992.  She has presented workshops for the Trager International Conference, American Massage Therapy Associational national and regional conferences, universities, public agencies and massage schools.  She is also a Trager Tutor.  She is nationally certified as a continuing education provider for massage therapists and bodyworkers.

Certification:  This workshop is approved to meet one of the prerequisite requirements to enter into the Trager Practitioner Certification Training Track.  12 NCBTMB approved CE hours are awarded to all who complete the course.  All participants who pre-enroll will receive certificates of completion on the last day of class, provided they attend 100% of the class.

We are a fully furnished massage school facility and provide Oakworks massage tables, class tables, and computer/projector for overhead presentations.

Just bring pen and paper.

NCBTMB Continuing Education Approved Provider #450558-07


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