Trager Therapy Level 2 - Kientalerhof

Trager Therapy Level 2


02. Nov. 2023 - 10:00 Uhr -
05. Nov. 2023 - 15:00 Uhr


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Lightness in work

To jump high, you need strength. It is strenuous. Landing softly means asking yourself questions like these: What is softer, gentler... and what could be softer, gentler than this? What is easier... and easier still than this? This process is the basis of Mentastics. Dr. Milton Trager

What is lightness? To work lightly is to know what lightness is. How do we know what lightness is? We can simply ask … What is lightness? Asking a question is very different from knowing exactly what to do! So by asking the question, we come to a place of curiosity. With curiosity, anything is possible! We start to feel instead of just touching. We will spend our days together exploring the differences between feeling and touching.

Learning content Level 2

  • differentiated body awareness and training of self-awareness
  • theoretical background, observation and own experiences of movement and posture patterns
  • Mentastics and the possibilities to change habits with it
  • interview and communication process during the session
  • gtuided exchange of experiences for expanded repertoire of hand postures with directions of movement in each body region Supine and prone position
  • fascia network/biotensegrity and the connections for connections in the body ('taking out the slack' understanding)
  • the principle of the questioning posture
  • giving and accepting feeling feedback with practice partner
  • theory and sharing of Reflex Response principles
  • the principle of recall (bringing back pleasant body sensations)
  • Mentastics for oneself and for clients and the concept of being with oneself during treatment
  • communication, what Trager is and how we can describe it
  • ethics in the therapeutic setting
  • discussion of the in-depth work

The participants

  • are aware of when they are in a state of hook up
  • learn to recognise that throughout life we acquire physiologically appropriate but also restrictive movement and postural patterns/habits
  • understand that changing habits is a learning process
  • know the communication process during the session
  • know the extended repertoire of hand postures with directions of movement in each body region supine and prone position
  • can feel the three dimensional fascia network and ist dynamics in the body at rest and in movement (biotensegrity)
  • understand that they can communicate with the autonomic nervous system using basic skills (curiosity, open questions, asking for softness etc.)
  • begin to give and receive feedback with practice partner (learning to describe perceptions)
  • have knowledge of the meaning of recall (re-evoking unpleasant (bodily) sensations)
  • know the concept and intentions of Reflex Response
  • deepen their understanding of the basic principles of Mentastics and learn to apply them for themselves and for clients
  • develop a comprehensive perception of their counterpart
  • can explain in their own words what Trager is and give examples of ist application
  • know the basics of ethics in the therapeutic setting


25 hours of training, EMR/ASCA compliant.

Course times

Thu, 10 - 12.30 / 15 - 18.30 h
Fri, 9 - 12.30 / 15 - 18.30 h
Sat, 9 - 12.30 / 15 - 18.30 h
Sun, 9 - 12.30 / 13.30 – 15 h

Bring along

Comfortable clothes, slippers if necessary.

More informations

Video about Trager Therapy

Course lecturer

Course teacher

Tekeal RILEY

(CAN/CH) began her journey with Trager in 1991. She is a Trager Practitioner and Tutor in Bern and currently an Instructor Trainee. Her work draws from a wide range of experience in contemporary dance, yoga and somatic movement. Tekeal comes from Canada and is a dual citizen.

Course costs

CHF 760 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax)

CHF 685 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax). The early bird price is only applicable for a down payment of 20% 14 days after registration and payment of the remaining costs up to 60 days before the seminar begins. Please note sections 8, 20 and 21 of the terms and conditions.

Prices per person for full board and lodging for 3 nightsCHF
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet678.00
2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet528.00
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room with shower/toilet528.00
1-bed-room with shower/toilet498.00
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor468.00
2-bed-room with shower/toilet423.00
2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor393.00
3-bed-room with shower/toilet408.00
3-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor348.00
4-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor318.00

Personal advice

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Elsa Sousa

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