This one-of-a-kind training program packs the entire Trager® training process, which usually takes 2-3 years, into three 3-month modules with lots of support and mentorship. Over the course of the modules, participants in the program will meet monthly, and get together for occasional practice days, to learn, practice, and ultimately apply for certification as Trager Practitioners. The course provides a total of 210 hours of Continuing Education (CEUs). It is not necessary to be a massage therapist to enroll in this course!

The Trager® Approach: 

Movement Therapy and Mind Body Integration, developed by Milton Trager, MD, reminds us of what is possible – lightness, freedom, and ease. The approach uses Movement and Touch to converse with unconscious patterns and facilitate a relaxed and enlivened mental attitude, body structure, movement and posture. Working with both playfulness and respect, you will learn to improve use of your own body and mind to better support your bodywork practice. 

The course will introduce a wide variety of manual movement facilitation skills, starting from the simple and easy, moving into the robust and the subtle. You will learn specific protocols for practice – supine, prone, side-lying, standing, walking, sitting, and applications for common client issues. Ethical and effective professional relationships are of utmost importance, and will be discussed and taught in tandem with the techniques.


Program prerequisites:

  1. One day introductory workshop and receive a professional Trager session

  2. OR receive at least two professional Trager® sessions

Module 1 Begins September 20, 2019

Coursework Includes:

  • Three class days per month (Friday-Sunday)

  • One (optional) practice day per month

  • Video viewing, short clips for weekly review

  • Short writing assignments

  • 30 Logged practice sessions (each module)

  • 10 sessions received, 2 of which must be from Trager practitioners (each module)

  • 3 Individual Tutorials for support and review (each module)

  • 2 Recommending Tutorials at completion of all 3 modules
    to apply to the United States Trager® Association for
    Certification as Trager® Practitioner

Expectations of time and resources:

  • Thirty classroom days over 3 modules (3 months each)

  • Approximately nine additional hours per week to study,
    write assignments, and to give and receive practice sessions

  • 2 hour tutorial, approximately once a month

Costs (Module 1 ONLY):

  • Application Fee: $100.00 (paid separately)

  • Basic Program cost:

    • $1,307 if paid by July 26, 2019 (special discount for currently enrolled PMTI students only)

    • $1,425 if paid by August 20, 2019

    • $1,575 if paid by September 10, 2019

  • USTA Student Membership (includes handbook): $140

  • Additional costs for 3 tutorials and 2 professional sessions:
    approximately $500 paid directly to Practitioners,
    (some students may need more)

Payment plan:

3 monthly payments of $656.25, starting Sept. 10, 2019
(includes 5% simple interest for 3 months)

Required Books:

  • Moving Medicine ($20)

  • Mentastics: Movement as a Way to Agelessness ($20)

  • Question of Ease ($15)

  • Trager® Handbook (included in program cost

For further information about the program, contact:

Roger Tolle 

434-227-6934 |


Fall 2019

All classes Friday - Sunday

10:00am - 6:00pm


September 20-22

Mentastics: Gravity & Levity

Trager® Level I, Part A

October 25-27

Mentastics: Fascia and Fluids

Trager® Level I, Part B

November 22-24

Mentastics: Intake to Integration

Trager® Level I, Part C

Scheduled Practice Days



Sundays, 10am - 6pm

October 6

November 3

December 8

Trager® and The Dancing Cloud logo are registered service marks of Trager International.

The Trager® Training Program at PMTI


Taught by Roger Tolle & Laura Lynn Giubardo

Assisted by Aleen Seidel and Robbin Phelps

8380 Colesville Road, Suite 600 • Silver Spring, MD 20910    (202) 686-7046
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