Note: We have added various Live Webinar Wellness and Professional support classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. See our Schedule page for details.  We have decided to only offer online classes for the rest of 2020. We are gradually converting more classes over to webinars. Check back frequently to see our updates!!

Tree of Life Center offers wellness classes and professional level trainings and NCBTMB continuing education classes in Polarity Therapy and Somatic Energy Healing.  All classes are taught from a whole brain, experiential, 'embodiment' approach.


Since 1999, Tree of Life Center has offered classes based on Dr. Randolf Stone's synthesis of 'Life Healing' principles to align and support physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wholeness. Located in the Triangle area of North Carolina, outside of Hillsborough, NC, our highly experiential trainings take place in a natural setting so that the elemental world outside can be easily woven into our teachings. 

We offer a variety of classes:

  • Wellness Education classes to the general public such as Gentle Energy Yoga, T'ai Chi & Chi Gong & Meditation.

  • NCBTMB Continuing Education CE Classes for Massage & Bodywork Therapists to earn CE's for renewing their state license.

  • Three comprehensive levels of Polarity Therapy Education defined by the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) that leads to a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP).

  • Helping Professional- Therapist classes & support for grounding, self-care, and embodiment skills during the pandemic.

Tree of Life Center is an American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) approved educational training program led by Janice Marie Durand, a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP), Registered Polarity Educator (RPE), ABMP Certified Somatic Therapist and North Carolina Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist.

Tree of Life Center  offers the three comprehensive educational levels as put forward by the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA)

  • Associate in Polarity Principles (APP) - 155 hrs.; 

  • Registered in Polarity Principles (RPP) - 675 hrs.;

  • Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP) - 125 hrs.of supervision & advanced trainings)   Students are eligible to sit for the BCPP exam after completing all 3 education levels to become a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP). 


Students taking our classes include members of the general public interested in their own personal growth; professionals such as massage therapists, nurses, social workers and psychotherapists who want to integrate this healing approach into their already existing profession; individuals who want to train to become a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner who are not currently licensed in another healing discipline.  

“This is truly the most productive, fruitful learning program I have ever been a part of. The staff’s teaching, caring and sensitivity has helped me to realize my abilities. I have unearthed skills I had no idea were mine. I now know how to go inside for the answer.” - MD

NCBTMB Continuing Education

Provider #312991-00

919-563-4454 -

© 2019 by Tree of Life Center  located outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina

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