Joseph Rodin

Joseph Rodin, assistant, supervised practice leader, and tutor trainee, began practicing massage in 1991 and has taught Trager® Introductory courses and other post-graduate continuing education courses over the past decade throughout the Northwest and beyond.

Finding the Cause of Low Back Pain

Course Details Register Today Instructor When low back pain persists with treatment, we look to expanded assessment and treatment strategies including structural and neurologic patterns arising from joints, viscera and … Read more

Upper Body Sources of Low Back Pain

Non-traumatic, chronic back pain often is often caused by issues upstream to the low back. When clients have chronic low back pain, finding and treating contributing structures from the upper body can be the key to effect full resolution.

Head, Neck and Jaw

These workshops are designed for bodyworkers of all kinds: yoga teachers and students, pilates and movement instructors and students, and any one interested in understanding more about the body.

Deane Juhan

Deane Juhan is the author of Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork and Touched by the Goddess: the Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Powers of Bodywork. He has been a professional bodyworker for 38 years, including 18 years as a member of the Esalen Massage Crew and 24 years as a student of Dr. Milton Trager and an instructor for The Trager Institute. He has taught anatomy and physiology for bodyworkers of all kinds in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, and is an NCBTMB approved provider. For more information about Deane and his work, visit

Can You Fix My TMJ

When trauma (both physical and mental) occurs, our bodies and minds wall off the effects, so we can continue to function. While this has survival value initially, over time it impales our innate sense of wholeness. These effects can include nervous system hyper-vigilance, rigid somatic patterning and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, in becoming present in their bodies and learning to reunite with their experience of wholeness.

Roger Tolle

Roger Tolle, who will be teaching Level 3, has been a Trager Practitioner since 1985 and teaches Trager Courses extensively throughout the US and Europe. His background includes a B.A. in Theater and Movement, fifteen years as a professional dancer, extensive study with Dr. Milton Trager, and study of somatic movement practices including Continuum, Aston Patterning, Body Mind Centering, Gyrotonics, and more.

Michael Lear

Michael Lear, who will be teaching Level 2, is an internationally-recognized Senior Trager® Practitioner, Tutor & Instructor, and Ashtanga Yoga Instructor with a client base spanning five continents. He was recognized with a cover article in 2007 Massage Therapy Journal for his work introducing Trager® to physical therapists in post-tsunami Sri Lanka.

Trager Certification

Trager® certification is a powerful pathway to deeper levels of personal, professional and spiritual integration through deep immersion and proficiency in Trager® Approach.