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Tree of Life Center offers wellness classes, 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.

A Special Note: For Fall 2021, we will have Live classes in 2 spacious outdoor Pavilions in beautiful locations outside of Chapel Hill & Hillsborough, NC. 

We will start our LIVE year-long Somatic Energy Healing Polarity Therapy Training

in March of 2022.  Details and an application will be available soon!

See our Schedule page for details.  Check back frequently to see our updates!!

We will offer a few online Live Webinar classes in the winter of 2022.


Since 1999, Tree of Life Center has offered comprehensive training programs and 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, North Carolina, our diverse and 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 & trainings:

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

  • Somatic Energy Healing programs incorporating the various Polarity Therapy training levels within it.

  • APTA approved Associate in Polarity Principles (APP) Educational Level Training- 155 hrs.; 

  • APTA approved Registered in Polarity Principles (RPP) Educational Level Training- 675 hrs.;

  • 125 hrs. of Clinical Supervision & Advanced Classes toward Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP) requirements  -  Students are eligible to sit for the BCPP exam to become a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner after completing APP & RPP Educational Levels and completing 125 hours of Clinical Supervision/Advanced Classes in accordance with NCAA. 

  • Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP) CEU's in accordance with NCAA

  • NCBTMB Continuing Education CE Classes for Massage & Bodywork Therapists for State License renewal.        


Tree of Life Center is an American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) approved training program and a recognized school with the International Polarity Education Alliance (IPEA).


Founder, Director, and lead training facilitator,  Janice Marie Durand is a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP), and IPEA Polarity Therapy Professional (PTP), APTA Registered Polarity Educator (RPE), ABMP Certified Somatic Therapist, and North Carolina Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist. 

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


International Polarity Education Alliance member & school


APTA Approved School

BCPP accreditation thru NCCA