TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises): Online Intro Workshop

TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises): Online Intro Workshop with Maria Alfaro, E-RYT

Sunday, December 12 • 11:00 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 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 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 over 60 countries worldwide.

Reported benefits include:

  • decreasing anxiety
  • releasing chronic tension
  • discharging emotional and physical trauma
  • increasing energy and flexibility
  • improving sleep and mood
  • decreasing of aches, pains and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica
This workshop is suitable for all ages and fitness levels as the exercises can be modified to accommodate any body’s need.
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Maria Alfaro is a native Italian living in Santa Cruz, California. She has over 30 years Yoga experience and a background in Chinese martial arts and massage. As a senior TRE® Trainer, since 2004, she taught thousands of people in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She assisted Dr. Berceli, TRE’s founder, in numerous trainings in the United States, South Africa, Brazil, and Japan and led hundreds of public workshops and over a hundred certification trainings worldwide. Maria is also the co-creator of Neurogenic Yoga™, the sister method of TRE. She facilitates workshops and trainings globally and creates a supportive environment that makes people feel safe as she leads her classes with compassion and a sense of humor.