The US Trager Association

Training Faculty


photo-gwencrowel  Gwen Crowell/Core Instructor

Gwen Crowell was introduced to the work of Dr. Milton Trager when she went to massage school in Berkeley. She worked with Dr. Trager from 1978 until his passing in 1997. Attracted by the joyful movement and ease of the work, Gwen was delighted to share The Trager®Approach first with clients and then with students beginning in 1985 when she was one of his instructors.

Gwen was a pioneer in bringing Trager to Washington and has maintained a private practice since 1979. She enjoys listening and attending to people. Through Trager, Gwen assists others in sustaining a positive and productive internal awareness, leading to kinder, gentle relationships with themselves and others. As a teacher, she effectively guides students, helping them to anchor moments of understanding and to recognize and celebrate their competencies. She is the designer of this Trager Program and a core faculty member at Discoverypoint. Gwen has also been a guest lecturer at Bastyr University and teaches Trager certification classes throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. She enjoys participating in the creative process of Trager and witnessing clients and students transform through the power of touch.



photo-cindypopp-hager  Cindy Popp-Hager/Core Instructor

Cindy has an M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University.  She is a co-founder of the Sterling Healing Arts Center, a collaborative of complementary health specialists, where she has an active practice with individuals and groups.  She teaches Level 1, Level 2 and Mentastics® trainings as well as Movement and Anatomy of the Trager Approach (TRAGER Anatomy).  She co-developed and taught a Level V with Piermario on "Treasures of the Belly," and is available to teach that solo.



photo-katerose-bio  Kate Rose/Core Instructor


Kate Rose has been practicing healing and teaching for over 35 years. She began her studies and explorations with organic medicinal herbs and flower essences in 1972. Her discovery that she could heal herself gently and naturally has been the basis and foundation of all her study, work and practice. She became a Trager Practitioner in 1987 and had the great good fortune to work with Dr. Trager, who taught her the principles of effortlessness, softness, listening and more, changing her life, her mind and her body forever. She became a Trager Instructor in 2001 and has traveled the world teaching the Trager Approach for the last 14 years. 


Kate has taught The Trager Approach in Italy, France, The Netherlands, Scotland, England, Israel, Egypt and throughout the United States. She trained as a classical ballerina for over 25 years, plays piano, by ear mostly, guitar and dulcimer, gardens & loves animals, especially her new dog Sophie. Kate lived in Italy and France for almost 12 years, & speaks Italian and not as much French. She is a universal citizen, and has learned to make her home where her feet are, and bring her heart along. She was born a full empath and has spent over 45 years learning to use this gift with great skill, deep compassion and humor with no judgment; only an open receptivity to understand. Her ability and willingness to join with someone and feel their pain to help create their healing, is unconditional and remarkable. 


She returned to the U.S. from the South of France in May of 2012 and she and Sophie are living in an 1890's farmhouse in the Catskill Mountains of New York, surrounded by 100,000 protected acres of the Catskill Forest Preserve. She offers Residential Trainings in this beautiful and healing place and looks forward to creating her medicinal herb and flower essence gardens.


scholl-bill-headshot-websitebio  Bill Scholl/Elective Teacher

Bill began his Trager journey 35 years ago.  He studied with Milton Trager for 16 years, and has been teaching the Trager® Approach since 1986.  His approach to teaching creates a space that is engaging, safe and playful.  He lives in Zurich, Switzerland with his wife and best friend, Gabriela.



 photo-roger-tolle-instructor-bio   Roger Tolle/Core Instructor

Through 15 years as a professional modern dancer and extensive study with Dr. Milton Trager and other pioneers in the field of movement education, Mr. Tolle has developed a thorough working knowledge of function in motion and the interconnected influences of mind and body. He currently teaches the TRAGER® Certification Training Program and various experiential workshops around the world. He has produced a series of review videos for Trager Students, and two shorter videos about the work which may be seen on his website,


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