Los Angeles, CA – TRE® Certification Training

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Date(s) - June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm




Event Notes


Module  1

Friday, June 26, 2020: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, June 27, 2020: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, June 28, 2020: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Module 2

Friday, October 23, 2020: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, October 24, 2020: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, October 25, 2020: 10:00am – 6:00pm



Cost, cancelation policy and CE

Module 1 : $575 if paid in full by 4/15/2020, $625 after that date. Module 1 is open to the public and it can be attended for personal healing.

Module 2: $575 if paid in full by 8/15/2020, $625 after that date – Module 2 is not open to the public, it is only for trainees who are enrolled in the Certification Program.

You can get a full refund (minus $50 administrative fee) up to two weeks before the training. If you cancel less than two weeks before the training you fee will be transferred to the next available training taught by Maria.

Both workshops are very experiential and provide 18 CEUs each to massage therapists and body workers nationally and to LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs in California, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Acupuncturists in California get CEUs as well.

Module 1 is open to the public and it can be taken as a personal healing exploration.




Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

    *   Identify the three key guidelines about how to practice TRE safely and effectively.

  • Identify the three most commonly experienced benefits of TRE tremoring.
  • Identify the main concepts of the Polyvagal Theory (by Dr. Stephen Porges) and how it relates to the TRE process.
  • Identify the three ways to self-regulate one’s own tremoring experience so that one’s physical sensations and emotions remain manageable and comfortable and they feel safe.
  • Identify the physical and psycho-emotional precautions facilitating TRE.

Module 2 is only open to people who are enrolled in the TRE certification program to become TRE providers. 


Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the 3 key points that therapists must always remember to say when guiding someone else through the TRE process.
  • Identify the four steps for guiding someone else through the TRE process and tremoring experience that ensure that you, as a facilitator, act in the most ethical manner possible.
  • Use no-touch and hands-on interventions, to facilitate the tremors to circulate more freely in the body and to increase or decrease the tremors as needed.
  • Identify the three key points therapists must notice while guiding a small group of people through TRE exercising and tremoring.
  • Describe how guiding a group in TRE differs from guiding just one person.
  • Identify 3 places where the client (or the group) can be on the Polyvagal graph while practicing TRE (as shown at the training and in your manual).
  • Describe strategies to bring the client (or the group) back to a place of homeostasis and social engagement when necessary.
  • Describe the function of fascia and myofascia in the human body and how it is relevant to the TRE process.

Disabled attendees:

Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities, pursuant to the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) and related state and local laws. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Ellen in advance, at ellen@redbeardbodywork.com. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. The TRE Exercises can be modified to accommodate people’s injuries and physical limitation. Their aim is to reduce, not increase, tension and pain in the body. Do not hesitate to contact Ellen in advance if you have any concerns.


Maria Alfaro, senior TRE® Certification Trainer and Neurogenic Yoga™ Certification Trainer, started training with Dr. Berceli, the founder of TRE, in 2004 and she assisted him in numerous trainings in the US, South Africa and Brazil. Over the past 14 years, Maria has facilitated TRE for thousands of people in the US, Europe, Canada, Indonesia and the Middle East. Since 2011 she facilitated hundreds of public workshops and over 100 Certification Trainings worldwide, attended by all kind of health professionals including psychotherapists, massage therapists, nurses and acupuncturists. Maria creates a supportive and compassionate learning environment which makes people feel safe and she is known for her sense of humor.

Alex Greene is a TRE® Certification Trainer and Provider based in Madison, WI where he runs a full-time practice specializing in TRE, Structural Integration bodywork, and Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy.  Alex also works with individuals around the world providing online TRE instruction and support through his online platform TRECoachOnline.  Alex has worked with TRE Founder Dr. David Berceli to expand on the integration of TRE with associated bodywork techniques.  Additionally, as an ordained Zen Priest and meditation instructor, Alex leads retreats exploring the connection of TRE to sitting meditation practices.  Locally, Alex is a Founding Member of the new Three Worlds Healing Center based in Pasadena – a Zen retreat center offering integrated healing services and meditation instruction.