Trauma and Tension Release Exercises (TRE) class

Published in Drop-in Yoga Studio Classes

  • Wednesdays
  • 8:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £20 or £15 concession
    cancellation fee is £5 rather than the £20 quoted in our standard booking text.
This is a drop in class which can be attended as a one-off or on a regular basis or occasional basis.
The exercises can be learned in a single class, but practitioners often report benefit from shaking with others.
Trauma and Tension Release Exercises (TRE) is premised on a biological understanding of how the body holds difficult experience, and how this holding restricts health and happiness. A simple set of stretching exercises are designed to fatigue muscular holding to the point where involuntary shaking or tremoring occurs, which is the body’s way of releasing excess adrenal charge and finding a state of balance in the autonomic nervous system. This self-regulation mechanism can often be seen in animals, but is something that we socialised apes have learned to resist.   

 

The class will include some discussion of the background to the method and how it works, and a chance to share any needs or expectations. Then we will go through the simple exercises and shake, and finally have a chance to feedback our experience. There is a big emphasis on creating safety and teaching the skill of self-regulation in the class, so that you can learn to trust and pace your release process.VilasWLBC

TRE can be a useful adjunct to meditation, as it helps us to become more comfortably present to our embodied experience, the basis for establishing mindfulness. At the same time it feeds large amounts of contents rich inner body experience into the central nervous system, promoting plasticity, vitality and a sense of wholeness.

For more information, go here: http://trecollege.com/about-tre/

What to bring? We have a ready supply of blankets, bolsters and blankets, so all you need to bring is loose clothing and per
haps a water bottle.

Vilasamani and occasional assistants

Booking

Full payment is required to make your booking. Please make sure you have read all the details on this page, and understand any specific commitments required before booking. Payments are non transferable but can be refunded up to 5 working days before the course starts (minus £20 cancellation fee). In the event of the course being cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

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Please either click on the ‘Book Online’ button above, or write a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre and send with your booking request to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.