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

Saturday, July 29 • 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, E-RYT, is a TRE® and Neurogenic Yoga™ certification trainer. She is a native Italian living in Santa Cruz, California. She has 30 years of Yoga experience and a background in Chinese martial arts and massage. Since 2004 Maria has taught TRE to thousands of people in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and she assisted Dr. Berceli in numerous trainings in the United States, South Africa, and Brazil. She is also one of two lead instructors for Neurogenic Yoga™, a sister technique of TRE. Maria facilitates workshops and trainings globally while maintaining a private practice in Santa Cruz.