Polarity Therapy Classes

Polarity Therapy Classes

Who Are Polarity Therapy Classes For?

Polarity is for anyone who is interested in furthering their own inner growth or strengthening their physical health. Those who are curious about how energy affects the physical can benefit from Polarity, as can those interested in spiritual development and making better decisions and life choices.

Polarity classes are also helpful for those with a desire to help friends and family, as well as for connecting with animals, working with children with learning differences and for end of life care. Polarity is highly adaptable, and these are just a few examples of how it can be used to help others.

Practitioners, such as massage therapists and bodyworkers, can benefit by adding another modality to their skill set. Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals interested in a more holistic approach can also benefit from Polarity classes.

 

Course Descriptions

Introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses progressively teach the writings, charts and techniques developed by Dr. Stone. Each program includes formal class meetings with lectures, group discussions, demonstrations and student experiential participation.

Skills of active listening, holding therapeutic safe space, being aware of boundaries, and following the innate intelligence of the human energy system are skills that are developed and foundational in our trainings.

Individual supervision with the instructor provides mentorship, feedback and support on how skills are developing and on personal process issues that may arise as a result of being in the program.

Our courses are based on the educational standards set forth by the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA), the national governing body. The Polarity Center is an approved training center for Polarity Therapy.

 

Introductory Classes

Introduction to Polarity Therapy I

Acquaints the participant with basic structure of Polarity Theory and takes them through the general session that Dr. Stone developed. The ideas of reflex zones of the body are introduced and a Fire element balance is demonstrated.

This class is usually done in a two-day format but can be modified for your needs.

This class is currently part of the elective curriculum of several massage schools in Michigan: The School of Orthopedic Massage and Bodywork, Lakewood Massage School and Irene’s Myomassology School.

One-on-one supervisions are not part of this class.

Introduction to Polarity Therapy II

Further acquaints the participant with the basic structure of Polarity Theory with regard to Polarity Anatomy and basic elements and principles. The five elements are introduced and students explore their energetic pattern as chakras and their interaction with each of the elements.

This class is usually done in a two-day format but can be modified for your needs.

This class is currently part of the elective curriculum of several massage schools in Michigan: The School of Orthopedic Massage and Bodywork, Lakewood Massage School and Irene’s Myomassology School.

One-on-one supervisions are not part of this class.

 

Associate Polarity Practioner Training

The Level 1 course is essentially Polarity 101. Since Polarity is learned by practice, those who complete Level I are able to apply Polarity techniques to others. Whether or not to continue after that is up to the student. Levels 2, 3 and 4 are deepened study and practice of the material introduced in Level 1.

Professional practitioners often complete classes through Levels 3 or 4 and become credentialed. After finishing Levels 1, 2 and 3 the student is eligible to apply for Associate Polarity Practitioner credentials (APP) with APTA. After finishing Level 4, the student is qualified to apply for Registered Polarity Practioner (RPP) credentials with APTA. Anyone who is an APTA member and certified RPP is certified to teach Polarity classes.  

Levels 1, 2 and 3, if taken in immediate sequence take about 18 months. The entire RPP course takes up to 2 years and requires outside practice in addition to class time.

Level I

Basic Polarity systems, energy anatomy, energy balancing techniques, exercise, diet and introduction to developing therapeutic presence are studied.

This course meets bi-weekly for eight classes. Each class is four hours in length.

One hour supervisions with the instructor are scheduled between each class and are included in the tuition.

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Level II

Studies emphasize energy balance theory, theory of healing, deepening of the 5 Element Theory, theory of energy and body structure, energy and the nervous system, and therapeutic presence skills.

This course meets one weekend per month for four months. Courses begin in September.

Two, one-hour supervisions with the instructor are scheduled between each class and are included in the tuition.

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Level III

Reinforces expertise by providing a deeper understanding of theory, expanded practice of exercise, facilitation skills and dietary principles. The relationship of Polarity to other energy systems is explored. Integration is supported to encourage creativity and individualized approaches to using the work.

This course meets one weekend per month for four months. Courses typically begin in March.

Two, one-hour supervisions with the instructor are scheduled between each class and are included in the tuition.

At the end of this course the student is eligible to apply for the Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP) status through APTA.

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Registered Polarity Practioner Training

Level IV

This course includes topics of orthodox anatomy and physiology as related to Polarity Therapy. Palpation skills are deepened.

Understanding and skill in working with personal presence and stillness in the therapeutic relationship is emphasized. Students gain more confidence and ability in facilitating positive change with clients.

This course meets one weekend per month for 16 months. Courses begin in September.

At the end of this course the student is eligible to apply for the Registered Polarity Practitioner (RPP) status through APTA.

 

Annual Polarity Conference

Every year, usually in the spring, the Polarity Center holds a 3-5 day conference led by noted Polarity Practitioners from all around the world. Click here for conference information.