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Moline Whitson, Director
2108 NE 41st Ave
Portland, OR 97212


Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise

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TRE® is a self-help method for releasing deep tension held in the muscles and tissue due to trauma and/or daily tension and stress. Developed by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, this set of seven simple exercises was developed to elicit the human organism’s natural ability for recovering from trauma and preventing the build up of stress—the tremor mechanism. Anyone can learn TRE®, the exercises are simple and can be modified to suit all fitness levels and body types. In 3 classes students will learn the TRE® protocol and how to regulate their experiences with the tremor reflex for optimal benefits. TRE® is unlike anything you’ve probably experienced before. Results include: better sleep, more resiliency, improved mood and reduction in stress/anxiety. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pen, journal and water bottle. Class size is limited, so register early. Class not appropriate for pregnant women. For further info on TRE® go to or
What people are saying about TRE®:

“I found TRE® to be deceptively simple to learn while yielding some really powerful results. I feel much more “in my body,” less physically tense or agitated after doing TRE. Shaking makes me laugh, leaves me calm, and gives me a good night’s sleep. I can’t recommend it more highly.” Nancy Henry

“I have been using TRE as a cornerstone self-care technique for 18 months. It is so easy to do and, for me, so profound in releasing long-standing physical pain issues, daily muscle tension, and emotional distress. I feel very fortunate to have it available to me as a tool.” S.D. Biofeedback and mental health therapist for 30 years, now retired.

“I love having TRE® in my “body toolbox.” It is so easy, and helps keep my back and hips much more comfortable.” Holly B NE Portland

In-person Introductory TRE 3 class workshop in-person at Harmony Yoga
Wednesdays April 12, 19, and 26, 2023, 6:30-8:15 PM. Or Tuesdays May 2, 9, and 16, 2023, 3:15-5:00 PM. Classes 2 and 3 end 15 minutes earlier.
Sliding scale of $50-80 covers all 3 classes. Proof of vaccination is required (including booster shot). To register contact Moline Whitson at or call (971)331-2673.

Private TRE sessions available on a sliding scale basis: $45-75 per session and I like to work with people at least twice, preferably 3 times to ensure they have a good understanding of the process and how to regulate their experience. See contact info below to schedule or consult.

In-person Yoga Shake—for people who have learned TRE—Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 3:30-4:30PM. Pre-registration required. Send a check or venmo to @molinewhitson to reserve a spot. Suggested donation: $15. Checks can be made out to Harmony Yoga and mailed to 4919 NE 36th Ave Portland, OR 97211. or call (971)331-2673 for more info and registration.