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Level 1 - Review (Mentastics, Chop Building & More) -Michael Lear
May 26, 2020 011:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Hi Folks!  Welcome to my TRAGER student review page.

Below are some videos of the LEVEL 1 Flow as demonstrated in a couple of my classes and the recent ZOOM calls May 4-19, 2020.  Also included are the ZOOM Level 2 Reviews.  It's important to note that the flow through is in context of the group dynamic - and reflects the teaching to only that group.  Each group has its own dynamics and requires different approaches, language and context.  Some of the explanations, demonstration may be specif to the group at the time and do not necessarily represent the breadth of all possible approaches to explaining the work.  It may differ from how it was presented to you.  Please allow this to be okay and add this information to your mix; your knowledge base.  Enjoy.  Please also feel free to send me questions @ michael@pangea-yoga.com

The videos in the 2019 Burlington Level 1 class are set up in playlists and should play one after another -  they were filmed in short pieces based on the body part being addressed.

Also, should you wish to view the LEVEL 1 ZOOM Reivews, please click here.

ZOOM SESSIONS TRAGER LEVEL 1 May 4-19, 2020

ZOOM Level 1 May 4th Supine

ZOOM Level 1 May 11th Prone

ZOOM Chat May 19th 2020

TRAGER LEVEL 1 SUMMARY DOCUMENT FROM 2007 - SRI LANKA

I came across this file not long ago and wanted to share it.  When I taught my classes for Sri Lankan/Indian Physical Therapists, they asked for a powerpoint-like summary the day before the class - so I typed this up the night before - it's incomplete but, each time I share the work it comes out differently - there may be something here for you... Please note - this file been converted from 2007 Pages back to MS Word back to Pages over 13 years so the formatting is varied - Please feel free to contact me with questions.

TRAGER LEVEL 1 BURLINGTON, VT AUGUST 2019 - FULL BODY DEMOS • PLUS

TRAGER LEVEL 1 BURLINGTON, VT OCTOBER 2018 - FULL BODY DEMO

Trager Level 1 Demo - Part 1:

Please remember that, this demo is performed on a body with a fresh and severe trauma and subsequent fresh surgery. For that reason I did not move "move client closer" to me during the session and, you'll see me leaning in a bit to accommodate my work.     You can always ask your client to move closer so that you are comfortable.  This will translate into you doing better work.  The overall amplitude of the movements were also kept below his possible threshold of movement potential.  In some cases, more volume could have been achieved, however, my attention was split between demo-in, speaking and keeping him comfortable.

TRAGER LEVEL 1 FLOW DOCUMENT

An updated version of what you received in class. This may differ slightly from the video flow. Allow that to be okay. Typically the foot work is done before the framing of the knee and rocking of the leg and thigh shimmers.

TRAGER LEVEL 1 SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

ANATOMY OF CONSCIOUSNESS LECTURE

This is a presentation that I give at the beginning of my Yoga Anatomy classes.  The anatomy begins with the field of energy the instructor creates in the room as the energetic template to which the students may align.   Similar to a practitioner getting into hook-up to become an equanimous presence of peace and ease and sharing that feeling state with their client.  PLEASE NOTE: THE AUDIO IS NOT GOOD AND HEADPHONES MAY BE NECESSARY.

I'll be delving more into explaining TRAGER in terms of epigentics, neuroplasticity, mindfulness, trauma-informed yoga, non-violent communication, emergence theory and more in the coming months.  Stay tuned.  Feel free to reach out to me with questions:  Michael@pangea-yoga.com

 

ANATOMY OF CONSCIOUSNESS LECTURE

GENERAL INFO FROM MY MAIN TRAGER PAGE

The Trager® Approach

Developed over 70 years ago by Dr. Milton Trager for the treatment of polio and sciatica, The Trager® Approach remains an innovative approach to movement education and self-care, which facilitates lasting neuro-muscular change.

The Trager® Approach utilizes gentle touch and rhythmic movements to cultivate a state of deep relaxation to release muscle holding patterns residing in the unconscious mind that often manifest as functional limitation, or pain. Self-Care movement exercises are provided so clients may develop their own session "recall" capacity to elicit similar relaxation responses experienced during their session.

Clients often report:

  • Increased mobility, vitality, clarity, capacity to relax and sense of overall peace.
  • Improved sports performance without injury, quickened recover from surgery or injury,
  • Relief from stress, sciatica, chronic back-neck pain, headaches, and TMJ pain.
  • Relief from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
  • Improved neuro-muscular function in those with Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy and MS
  • Relief and or recovery from Ankylosing Spondylitis and Post-Stroke Paralysis
  • A great adjunct to Ashtanga Yoga for integrating musculo-skeletal changes

 

Conditions successfully addressed in my practice over the past 25 years:

Common Stress related neck and back pain
Sciatica
Herniated disc pain
Femoral nerve entrapment
Temporal mandibular joint pain
Migraine headaches
Sports injuries
Frozen shoulders
Scoliosis
Fibromyalgia
PTSD related pain and muscular restriction
Sexual Abuse TraumaNeuromuscular / Auto-immune Conditions:
Parkinson’s Disease
Post Stroke Paralysis
Multiple Sclerosis
Cerebral Palsy
Clonus
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Schleroderma

Additional information on my previous relief work in Sri Lanka, please click here.

 

TRAGER Introductory Workshops and Professional Training NCBTMC.   CEUs Available


The Essence of The Trager ® Approach - An Introduction for Somatic Professionals

“Movement as a Way to Agelessness,” Milton Trager, MD

Whether you are a Massage Therapist, Rolfer®, Physical or Occupational Therapist, Chiropractor, Nurse, or Yoga Instructor, learning how to incorporate the principles of The Trager® Approach and Mentastics® into your work will enhance your treatment efficacy, minimize burnout and, repetitive strain injuries, and have yboth ou and your client feeling great afterwards.

Utilizing gentle touch and movement, The Trager® Approach remains one of the most innovative and effective forms of integrative movement education and bodywork that facilitates lasting release of muscle holding patterns that manifest as pain and functional limitation.  More than a treatment,  a Trager® session is a lesson for the nervous system, as well as an introduction to  The Trager® Approach,  a way of moving effortlessly through life.

Through lecture, demonstration and practice you'll learn:

  • Mentastics® Self-Care Movement exercises to keep you comfortable while you work and which you can teach to your clients so that they may elicit similar muscular changes on their own.
  • How inquiry and a meditative presence transform touch into a language.
  • How to use touch and movement to dialogue with the nervous system to initiate lasting neuromuscular change.
  • The fundamental principles of the Trager®. Approach at the heart of its efficacy.
  • Through a mini-session protocol, we explore how to adapt those principles to your present style of work.This workshop contains vital information for anyone wishing to further understand the connection between mind and body, touch as a language, and in the words of Dr. Milton Trager, "Movement as a Way to Agelessness." This workshop will also follow a format similar to Michael's work in Sri Lanka, which was profiled in AMTA "Massage Therapy Journal" Winter 2007 Quarterly.

     

    Discussions on Energetic Healing, The Morphogenic Field/The Living Matrix, Healing Intention, Research by the Institute of Heart Math, Raw, "Living Food" Nutrition, Biophotonic Energy, Sacred Geometry and World Health Organization assessments on Musculoskeletal Conditions and Chronic Disability may also find there way into the workshop or post-workshop activities.Ideal for somatic practitioners, massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, yoga instructors

CONTACT MICHAEL FOR DETAILS: 

Phone +1.484.542.0249 or Email michael@pangea-yoga.com

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