TRE Introductory Workshop: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises

TRE Introductory Workshop: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises with Maria Alfaro, E-RYT

Saturday, June 8 • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

TRE is a simple, gentle, and profound technique that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises mildly tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body. This natural response, called neurogenic tremors, is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and unconscious body contraction caused by everyday stress and traumatic life experiences, in order to restore the body to wholeness.
TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli, a bio-energetic therapist and social worker, who used it successfully worldwide in working with soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and survivors of war, natural disasters, and other traumatic circumstances to help alleviate the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress. TRE is taught in more than 60 countries worldwide. Most people describe this experience as pleasant and report many improvements in their physical and emotional state.
This workshop not only allows participants to experience the tremor response but also gives them a foundation for understanding how it works and how to integrate it into their lives.
Reported benefits include
  • decrease in anxiety
  • release of chronic tension
  • discharge of emotional and physical trauma
  • increase in energy and flexibility
  • improvement in sleep and mood
  • relief from aches, pains, and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica

This workshop is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. A short and gentle Yoga practice, designed to engage the body, relax the mind, and get participants out of their heads, will precede the teaching of the TRE exercises. The Yoga part of the class is simple, and the exercises can be modified to accommodate any body’s need.

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Maria Alfaro, a native Italian and resident of California, is a senior TRE® and Neurogenic Yoga™ certification trainer. She has 30 years of Yoga experience and a background in Chinese martial arts and massage. Maria has been training with Dr. Berceli since 2004 and teaching his work during that time. Over the past 15 years she has taught TRE to thousands of people in the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, and the Middle East. She has assisted Dr. Berceli in numerous trainings in the United States, South Africa, Brazil, and Japan and led hundreds of public workshops and more than 100 certification trainings worldwide. Maria is also one of two creators of Neurogenic Yoga™, the sister method of TRE. She creates a supportive environment that makes people feel safe as she leads her classes with compassion and a sense of humor.