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Trager® Level 1 & Certification Training with Roger Tolle – Boulder, CO

June 2 - June 4

Trager® Level 1
June 2-4th and 9-11th. 9am-6pm
Boulder, CO

This stand alone course is also the first step of Certification in the Trager Approach. It’s designed for students in the fields of massage therapy, physical therapy, body-centered psychotherapy, fitness training, yoga, and other somatic practices. Both Mentastics® (mindful movement) & Table-work are taught through demonstrations and supervised practice. You’ll come away with a full body protocol to integrate into your current bodywork or movement practice and a foundation for  subsequent training. These six days, which can be taken as a stand alone course, provide the first step for those wanting to develop Trager as a primary modality in their practice.

The class will teach effective applications for pain and injury, as well as relief from symptoms of sustained social, emotional and psychological stress. It will also highlight ways of working with manual therapy and body sensation to address the effects of internalized trauma, both recent and long past. Trager® is a valuable approach for anyone who wants to elevate awareness in themselves and their clients.

Trager® is a unique approach to bodywork and somatic movement therapy developed by Dr. Milton Trager, MD who became aware of the basic principles at the age of 18 and spent over 50 years refining his work. In its full expression, Trager has become known as a highly effective neuro-fascial approach to bodywork with applications in rehabilitation, movement re-patterning, and psychophysical integration.

The tablework, involving deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with gentle traction and compression, feeds the brain’s natural neuroplasticity and induces dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom, and flexibility. Sessions also include individualized, mindful, somatic movement explorations called Mentastics®

Course Objectives. You’ll learn:

  • Fully body protocol to integrate into your practice
  • Tools for deepening somatic movement exploration
  • Learn to work pain-free and increase your own body ease
  • Greater therapeutic presence and resonance
  • Elevate Biotensegral and neurofascial reslience
  • Impact fluid, joint, muscular and organ systems more effectively

Trager® Certification Option: An experiential, in depth training program designed for students to build Trager® as a primary modality in their practice, and to deepen levels of personal, professional, and spiritual integration. Guided table-work and movement practices, supervision, tutorials, and supported practice days allow students to integrate Trager® into their current manual therapy and movement work while developing a successful Trager® practice. Certification offers marketing credentials, an optional referral listing on the US Trager® Association website, and access to further resources through the association.

Benefits of Trager Certification

            • Expand your career longevity and satisfaction.
            • Facilitate deep levels of peace, healing, and pain-free living in yourself and your clients.
            • Creatively address chronic pain, the effects of trauma, movement disorders, and more.
            • Expand your clientele by broadening your approach.

Milton Trager, MD, who became aware of the basic principles at the age of 18, spent over 50 years refining this unique approach to somatic movement therapy and bodywork. He achieved high levels of success with effects of Parkinson’s, MS, Post Polio Syndrome, Back Pain, Migraine’s, and Chronic Pain, while helping patients reconnect to their inherent sense of ageless, ease and joy of movement.

Instructor: Roger Tolle RSMT, CTP, 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. His deep engagement with somatic movement practices includes Continuum, Body Mind Centering, Gyrotonics, and Yoga. 

Assistant: Joseph Rodin MA, LMHC, LMT, CTP, is a Trager Tutor and Supervised Practice Leader. A licensed psychotherapist, bodyworker and former yoga instructor, he’s been in private practice since 1993 and works mostly with Headache and TMJ, Chronic Pain, trauma, anxiety and those wishing to feel more ease in their bodies.


Schedule for Ongoing Certification Option
Registration for Level 1 below.

Day Dates Class Title Hours
Fri-Su June 2-4th Level 1a 24
Fri-Su June 9-11th Level 1b 24
Fri-Su Sept 15-17 Dancing from Within 24
tbd tbd Supervision Day 2 8
F-Su Nov 10-12 and 17-19th Level 2 48
tbd tbd Supervision Day 3 8
Fri-Su March 1-3 & 8-10 Level 3 48
tbd tbd Supervision Day 4 8
1st Wed Sept 11th Supervision Day 5 8

*Monthly 1.5 hour Zoom Reviews and Individual Tutorial dates TBD.

Payment Details
Level 1: $1,245
Includes six-day, Level 1 Course. Integration days and tutorials not included.


Trager 1 Payment Options


June 2
June 4
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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations before three weeks are refundable less $50, after three weeks they are transferable for future classes.
Continuing Education Credit:
48-245 ce's
What to Bring:
pillow, sheet, bolster
What to wear:
Loose clothing


Boulder Residential Retreat Setting
Boulder, CO 80305 United States + Google Map