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Polarity Therapy level-1

Somatic Energy Healing Training


with Tree of Life Center

facilitated by Janice Marie Durand

We are an APTA

American Polarity Therapy Association approved training program


This Professional 225 hour training will take place LIVE in an outdoor pavilion 2 - 2 1/2 days per month.  (Fri.- Sat. & occasionally 1/2 day on Sun.) There will be an online ZOOM class 2-3 hrs. per month to be determined by the group.


We will have a variety of Covid-safe protocols in place due to the close-up nature of our table work

" Energy is the real substance behind the appearance of matter & form."

- Dr. Randolf Stone, Founder of Polarity Therapy

2024 Training Dates

* half days

March 15-16; April 19, 20,*21; May 17, 18,*19;
June 14,15,*16; July 12-13; August 16-17;
September 20, 21,*22; October 18,19,*2  
~2-2.5 days of LIVE in-person classes per month, Fri. Sat & occasional half day on Sunday. 
~2-3 hours/month online thru Zoom to be determined by our group.
Location~ Efland/Hillsborough, NC  ~Our training will take place outdoors undercover in a beautiful natural environment most of the time.~

Facilitated by Janice Marie Durand BCPP, RPE, NC LMBT, & ABMP Certified Somatic Therapist; Nationally Certified Continuing Education Provider with NCBTMB # 3129991-00

Training Costs:

Total Cost:  $3,600

Deposit of $350 due with application.

Payment plans are available.

Tuition paid in full by March 1st will be discounted by $50. Otherwise, see our available Payment Plans Here. 

See application for forms of payment that we accept. Early registration is encouraged. This course will be open to 6-8 students. 

"Be an artist and an architect of your own house, your temple, your body and your mind." 

-Dr. Randolf Stone, Founder of Polarity Therapy


“For forty years I searched for a principle in the healing arts which would include all forms of therapy and act as a common denominator, an intelligent answer, to all the numerous contradictory theories and claims existing today." -Dr. Randolph Stone


Prerequisites:  Intro to Polarity Therapy -1 & Intro to the Chakras & Elements -2

with Tree of Life Center to make sure we are all a good fit for one another.

Included in the tuition:

  • Tree of Life Center’s #350 page Course Manual

  •  168 Live hours of On-Site & On-Line training

  • 21 days 19 days of Live on-site training  - total of 125 147 classroom hours  (7 hrs. for full training days and 5 hrs for half day trainings. )                                     

  • 7 7 /8 meetings for 2 2.5 hours per month Live on Zoom - (21 17.5 or 20 classroom hours total spread out over the program.)

  • 15-20 Hours of pre-recorded Tree of Life Center Theory & experiential video to supplement class topics. 

  • 3 hours of Phone guidance & feedback one on one with the instructor

  • 2 hours of Peer guidance & feedb

  • Student Membership in the two professional Polarity Therapy organizations.                                                          American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) student membership for one year and a lifetime membership in the International Polarity Education Alliance (IPEA)                                                                                          

Additional expenses not included in tuition:

  • Receiving 5-7 Professional Polarity Therapy sessions for yourself       

  • Books- a list will be provided:

  • Access to Bodywork Table & a suitable space to practice out-of-class tablework sessions.

“The Life Breath has an ebb and flow like

the tides of nature."  -Dr. Randolph Stone


When students fulfill all the completed program requirements, they will receive an official TLC transcript to apply with the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) as an Associate in Polarity Principles (APP) level as well as Energy Principles Practitioner (EPP) Certificate with the International Polarity Education Alliance (IPEA). Academic hours in this training exceed the APTA's APP level of 155 hrs. All extra hours will be applied toward the Registered in Polarity Practitioner RPP educational level which we divide into 2 separate segments for a total of 520 hours with 440 classroom hours.

The American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) is our National Organization that sets the Standards for Education, Practice, and Teaching of this holistic modality. The International Polarity Education Alliance (IPEA) is another membership organization that provides many Polarity Therapy resources to its members.  Students enrolling in this program receive APTA Membership free for one year and lifetime membership to the IPEA.   Note: Each State has different statutes regarding rights to touch and practice as a profession. Students residing in North Carolina who do not have a NC License to touch as a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist LMBT are required to be active members of APTA, our national organization, and earn their BCPP in order to be exempt from the NC Massage and Bodywork statutes set forth in the Rules and Guidelines at this time.

"As long as these elements or energies flow into and through                   each other, and support each other in function, all is well." 

         -Dr. Randolph Stone



What our students say...

“The beauty of the work – the sacredness, the depth, the balance, the pure joy – comes to life in Janice Marie, and is clearly evident in the environment she creates and in the fullness of her teaching.” - MQ


“I felt support, freedom to explore & learn, make ‘mistakes’ and excel.” – JG

“Integrating the Polarity Process in my massage practice has enabled me to provide valuable and meaningful alternatives to my clients.” – DC

"Janice Marie embodies the divine feminine as a teacher and as a practitioner. Her style is fluid, yet grounded, and solidly backed by her many years of experience as a dedicated Polarity Therapy practitioner.  She creates a beautiful, powerful, and safe learning environment at the Tree of Life Center. As a student in her 9-month program, my study of theory, principles, and technique was exponentially deepened by way of direct personal experience and the opportunities I was offered to track and name these moments of transformation.” – CP


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