Yoga and TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises®)
with Maria Alfaro

Sunday, November 1st 1:00pm-3:30pm
$45 pre-pay/$50 at the door


TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) is a simple, gentle and profound technique that facilities 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 systems 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.

Some of the reported benefit of TRE are: healing of symptoms of sciatica and fibromyalgia, release of deep chronic tension and anxiety, better sleep, increase of overall energy and stamina, shake loose of of unconscious muscle contraction, improved circulation and flexibility, relief from chronic lower back, neck and shoulder pain.

TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli, a bionergetic 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 40 different countries.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. A short and gentle yoga practice 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 is a native Italian living in Santa Cruz, California. She has 26 years yoga experience and extensive training in Iyengar, Ashtanga and Forrest Yoga. She has been teaching Yoga since 1997. Maria was trained in TRE™ by its founder, Dr. David Berceli, in 2004 and she has been teaching his method ever since. She traveled twice to South Africa with Dr. Berceli and she assisted him in numerous TRE™ Level I and Level II trainings both there and in the US. She teaches TRE™ trainings and introductory classes in the US and internationally, creating a supportive and compassionate environment which makes people feel safe. Maria’s full bio