TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) Daylong Workshop: Shake Off Physical and Emotional Pain

TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) Daylong Workshop: Shake Off Physical and Emotional Pain with Maria Alfaro, E-RYT

Sunday, November 17 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 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 tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body. This natural response is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and unconscious body contraction (due to everyday stress and traumatic life experiences), in order to restore the body to wholeness.
The reported benefits of TRE include the healing of symptoms of sciatica and fibromyalgia, the release of deep chronic tension and anxiety, better sleep, an increase in overall energy and stamina, a loosening of unconscious muscle contraction, improved circulation and flexibility, and relief from chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain.
TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli, a bio-energetic therapist and social worker, who used it successfully worldwide 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 40 countries worldwide.
TRE is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The exercises are simple, and they can be modified to accommodate any body’s need. In this daylong workshop, participants will learn about the neurology, anatomy, and physiology of stress and trauma and about the history and origin of TRE and how it helps release stress and contraction from the body. Also, by experiencing the tremor response twice, they will gain a solid foundation for continuing their practice at home.
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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.