About APTA

Mission: APTA is dedicated to advancing the Art & Science of Polarity Therapy while serving our members with integrity. Our purpose is to enhance health and wellness and promote innovative healthcare through education by way of our training centers and practitioners.


APTA FAQs

Do I have to be a member of APTA to practice Polarity Therapy?

APTA has developed Standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics for Polarity Therapy. While you do not have to be a member of APTA in order to practice Polarity Therapy, joining APTA provides a level of assurance that you have met an education standard established by professional practitioners and educators. Membership also shows your support of the profession as APTA advocates for polarity therapists in the marketplace and legislative arenas.
We encourage you consider joining us as we promote the Polarity Therapy profession and serve our members. We offer Student Membership for those who are currently enrolled in an Approved Training program. For those who have graduated from an Associate Polarity Practitioner or Registered Polarity Practitioner program, we offer membership at the APP and RPP designation levels. Our Registered Polarity Educator designation is for those who have furthered their studies in order to teach polarity therapy. Our General Member category is for those who support Polarity Therapy but are not practitioners. Visit our Membership Information section for links to applications.
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APTA Board of Directors 2014-2015

 

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Board Members

 

Mary Jo Hoven

President (Job Description)

Mary Jo Hoven, RPP, RPE, BCPP

Mary Jo is an  RPP RPE, Special Education Teacher, Body Practitioner.

Mary Jo shared the following in her Vision Statement: One of my Polarity Teacher’s has advocated for APTA by stating “We are APTA”. I am finding great truth in this statement as I encourage all of us to become more active in our association as we work together to strengthen and support the good of the whole.

She has worked in the field of Special Education since 1979, teaching since 1986.  Ongoing student of Polarity since 1989.   Currently, a practitioner and educator of Polarity Therapy, Botanical Medicine, and Sound. (www.wolfwalkwildcrafts.com)

Lisa Nemzo

Vice President (Job Description)

Lisa Nemzo RPP, PWE,CST, MT

Healing Arts Practitioner since 1985 specializing in Somatic Trauma Release from a physio/emotional nature, Lisa works with couples communication skills, reflective listening, conflict resolution. She is very active as a professional songwriter, producer, and musician and mentor to young budding artists and hopes to bring creativity and freshness to the process of making Polarity successful so that thousands can reap its benefits. Polarity is a healing art that ignites transformation, and allows healing and an opportunity for the client to shift into wholeness.Our practitioners need to share similar reverence in relationship to their work. APTA needs to provide a foundation, resources and benefits along with clear guidelines of ethics to keep the integrity of the art of Polarity Healing intact, alive and coherent.

Daniel Lengerich

Treasurer (Job Description)

Daniel Lengerich APP, LMT

Daniel has been in healthcare administration for over 25 years and held positions in finance and accounting, operations, marketing, regulations and compliance, personnel and human resources, training, auditing and programming. He has been a Polarity Practitioner since 2004 and a Massage Therapist since 1998. His vision is to see Polarity Therapy expand as a modality of healing and be complementary with other healing arts. As APTA is embraced and expands he would like to be an integral part of the process, especially as it relates to integrating with contemporary medicine as a healing modality.

Cynthia Pierro

Secretary (Job Description)

Cynthia Pierro RPP, RPE, LMT

Since 1986, Cynthia has had a full-time private practice in holistic health that has served thousands of people, since inception, achieving high-level wellness. It is her intention to engage the membership and Board to be as free of judgment as possible observing from the Neutral center our human imbalances,encouraging and supporting our selves and others to receive a Polarity Therapy session or whatever approach is required to activate our highest self. As a bridge builder and community networker, she intends to support connecting communication with Polarity folks who feel disenfranchised for a variety of reasons.

juliechapman

Board Member

Julie Chapman

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nancyrisley

Board Member

Nancy Risley, RPP, RPE, BCPP

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Mary Jo Ruggieri

Board Member

Mary Jo Ruggieri RPP, RPE, BCPP

Mary Jo has thirty years experience in education, administration, and business. During this time, she has managed and developed several university programs in athletics, women’s studies, sports science, medical school and complementary alternative medicine. Her experience includes organizing, marketing, planning and implementing programs in independent small businesses as well as administrative, clinical and private practice experience in complementary therapies and integrative healthcare. Mary Jo is a tenure professor, private consultant, national/international speaker. Her vision for APTA is to create a polarity world. She will help APTA facilitate, empower, and support/develop polarity schools and or educational centers that work with polarity to evolve and become prosperous.

 

APTA Contacts


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APTA Approved Training Programs

APTA Approved Training Locations - USA
APTA Approved Training Locations - International

 

What is an Approved Training?

Approved Trainings are designed in accordance with the APTA Standards for Practice and Education, which defines compentencies for practice as an Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP) or a Registered Polarity Practitioner (RPP).

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ARIZONA

SW Institute of Healing Arts
APP, RPP & RPE Level Training
Gary Strauss, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Tempe 85281 888-504-9106
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www.swiha.edu

ARKANSAS

Center for Wellbeing
APP Level Training
Chandana Becker, PhD, RPP, RPE, MTI, SEP
Fayetteville 72702 479-442-2026
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CALIFORNIA

Heartwood Institute
APP Level Training
Bruce Burger, MA, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Garberville 95442 707-923-3387
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www.weare1.us

Life Energy Institute
APP, RPP & RPE Level Training
Gary Strauss, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Topanga 90290 310-455-7873
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www.polarityhealingarts.com

Polarity Therapy Center
RPP Level Training
Hanna Hammerli, RPP, LMT, RPE
Bonny Doon 95060  808-572-1104
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www.yabasit.com

COLORADO

Colorado School of Energy Studies
APP Level Training
John Chitty RPP, RCST, RPE, BCPP
Boulder 80304 303-443-9847
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www.energyschool.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Somatic Energy Therapies
APP & RPP Level Training
Johnny Henderson, PhD, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Washington 20009 304-745-7384
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GEORGIA

Atlanta Polarity Center
APP Level Training
Eleanora Lipton, RPP, RPE
Atlanta 30305 404-231-9481
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www.atlantapolaritycenter.com

ILLINOIS

Earthwise Therapy Polarity Programs
APP,  RPP & RPE Level Training
Damon Fazio, ND, RPP, RPE, BCPP, LMT
Naperville 87110 505-918-3922
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MAINE

Spa Tech Institute
(A Polarity Realization Institute Program)
RPP Level Training
Nancy Risley, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Westbrook 04092800-262-8530
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www.spatech.edu

MASSACHUSETTS

Polarity Energy Balancing
APP Level Training
Marjori Bernstein, RPP
Newton Centre 02459617-244-5227


Spa Tech Institute
(A Polarity Realization Institute Program)
RPP Level Training
Nancy Risley, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Ipswich 09138800-262-8530
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www.spatech.edu

Spa Tech Institute
(A Polarity Realization Institute Program)
RPP Level Training
Nancy Risley, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Plymouth 02360800-262-8530
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www.spatech.edu

Spa Tech Institute
(A Polarity Realization Institute Program)
RPP Level Training
Nancy Risley, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Westboro 01581 800-262-8530
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www.spatech.edu

MICHIGAN

Polarity Center, LLC
APP and RPP Level Training
Karen Kerns, RPP, BCPP, RCST, RPE
Ann Arbor 48103 313-647-0038
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www.polaritycenter.com

MONTANA

Dancing Bear Center
APP Level Training
Lynne Kogut, RPP, RPE, BCPP, LMT, BCST

Kalispell, MT 59901406-270-8129

http://www.dancingbearcenter.com

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NEW MEXICO

The Ayurveda Polarity & Yoga Therapy Institute
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Centered Works
APP Level Training
Shanna Marsh-Martinez, RPP, RPE, BCPP, CMA
Santa Fe 87505 505-231-1220
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Earthwise Therapy Polarity Programs
APP,  RPP & RPE Level Training
Damon Fazio, ND, RPP, RPE, BCPP, LMT
Administrator: Tamara Vaughn, RPP, RPE, BCPP, LMT, RMTI
Albuquerque 87122 505-306-3326
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New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts
RPP Level Training
Shanna Marsh-Martinez, RPP, RPE, BCPP,CMA
Santa Fe 875001 505-982-6271
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www.nmhealingarts.org

NEW YORK

Currents Polarity Therapy Program
APP Level Training
Judith O’Neill, LMT, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Fayetteville 13066 315-729-1090
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Life Energy Institute
RPP Level Training
Gary Strauss, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Manhattan310-455-7873
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Life Energy Institute
@ the NY Open Center
APP Level Training
Gary Strauss, RPP, RPE, BCPP
New York 10016310-455-7873
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Polarity Center of Syracuse
APP Level Training
Naomi Kenealy, RPP, RPE, LMT
Tully 13159315-317-6850
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Soma-Psyche Institute
APP and RPP Level Training
Ellen Krueger, RPP, RPE, BCPP, MS, MHC, MFT, LMT
New York 10011 212-691-6482
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Wellness Institute
RPP Level Training
Roger Gilchrist, RPP, RPE,BCPP,  MA, RCST
Brooklyn 11231 718-797-2282
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www.WellnessInstitute.net


The Yoga and Polarity Center
RPP and RPE Level Training
Heather Principe, RPP,  RPE, BCPP, BSed
Malverne 11565 516-662-7878
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www.yogapolarity.com


NORTH CAROLINA

Carolina Polarity Institute of Energetic Studies
RPP Level Training
Mary Jo Ruggieri, PhD, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Co-Director & Owner Renee Weidel
Summerfield 27358336-643-9355
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www.carolinapolarity.com


OHIO

Institute of Holistic Health Careers
APP & RPP Level Training
Mary Jo Ruggieri, PhD, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Columbus 43201614-299-9438
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www.holistichealthcareers.com


Polarity Healthcare
APP Level Training
Randall Gibson, M.Ed, LMT, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Akron 44333 330-701-8780
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OREGON

Polarity Center of Salem
APP Level Training
Ann Watters, RPP, RPE, BCPP, LMT
Salem 97301503-581-6512
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SOUTH CAROLINA

Vibrational Resonance
APP Level Training
Elizabeth Ferrara, RPP, RPE, BCPP, ERYT
Columbia 29073  917-288-6162
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VIRGINIA

Somatic Energy Therapies of Alexandria
APP Level Training
Marsheen Helgeson, RPP, RPE
Alexandria 22311703-379-8633
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Polarity Barn
APP Level Training
Beth Goldstein, RPP, RP, BCPPE
Charlottesville 22903 540-456-7009
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www.polaritybarn.com


WASHINGTON

Integrity Energetics
APP Level Training
Kathryn Bromley, RPP, RPE,BCPP; MS,LMP
Seattle 98155206-417-9842
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WEST VIRGINIA

Somatic Energy Therapies

RPP Level Training

Dr. Johnny Henderson, PhD, RPP, RPE, BCPP, NCMT
Beckley Springs, WV 25411304-745-7384
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www.setherapies.com


WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Polarity Center of Energetic Awareness
APP Level Training
Carrie R. Massey, RPP, RPE, BCPP, BA, LMT
Racine, WI 53403 262-634-0257
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www.wisconsinpolarity.com


International Locations

AUSTRALIA

 

Wellness Institute
RPP Level Training
Roger Gilchrist, RPE, MA, RCST
Brooklyn, NY USA 718-797-2282
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www.WellnessInstitute.net


CANADA

Ontario
Swan Polarity School
APP Level Training
Lilli Swanson, RPP, RPE, BCPP, RCST
Peterborough 705-745-2738
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Realizing Your Potential
RPP Level Training
Sher Smith, RN, RPP, RCST, RPE, BCPP
Richmond Hill 905-751-1076
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www.realizingyourpotential.ca


HOLLAND

Wellness Institute
RPP Level Training
Roger Gilchrist, RPE, MA, RCST
Brooklyn, NY USA 718-797-2282
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www.WellnessInstitute.net


JAPAN

Polarity Therapy School of Japan
APP Level Training
Kyoko Hayashi, RPP, RPE
Kobe, Hyogo 078-855-8680
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www.teoc.jp


MEXICO

Lumadomo
APP Level Training
Helen Stump, BA, RPP, RPE
Cuernavaca, Morelos, CP 001-52-777-312-62-22
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www.lumadomo.com


SWITZERLAND

Ecole de Polarity Suisse Romande
APP Level Training
Zorka Grigorov, RPP, RPE, BCPP
Esclarmonde 39
Av. Soret
Geneve 1203 SWITZERLAND
022-782-09-02

 

 

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Legislative Position Statement of the
American Polarity Therapy Association

Download APTA's Legislative Position Statement

The American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) supports legislative changes or developments promoting transformative influences in healthcare and in wellness education.

When regulation is required or elected by Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) professions, the APTA promotes the use of creative approaches allowing for protection of the public, while not unnecessarily restricting the growth of existing practices, or the creation of new wellness potentials.

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Schedule a Polarity Therapy Speaker

Interested in learning more about Polarity Therapy? APTA has a list of speakers who have experience on presenting Polarity Therapy in relation to a wide variety of topics and to many different audiences. Please contact the APTA office at 336-574-1121 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    if you are interested in arranging to have a speaker for your event.

 

International Associations

 

APTA is a member of the

International Federation of Polarity Therapy Organizations.


IFPTO Press Release, October 20, 2010

 

Japan

http://www.teoc.jp/polarity/

 

Canada

http://polaritytherapy.ca

 

Spain

www.terapiadepolaridad.org.es

 

Switzerland

www.polarityverband.ch

 

Austria

www.polarity-austria.at

 

Germany

www.polarity-verband.de

 

  United Kingdom

www.polarity.tk

 

France

www.aftp.fr

 






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What others are saying

 

"I have studied and experienced a wide variety of somatic therapies and believe everyone can benefit from Polarity Therapy."

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. Founding President, American Holistic Medical Association President, Holos University Graduate Seminary www.normshealy.net

 

"I have studied, practiced and received Polarity for over 15 years. Polarity  Therapy is a central healing resource in my life. It allows a person the opportunity to realign with the true self and to restore health and balance. It allows the person the space to love himself or herself. The Polarity Therapy community itself is unique. I am constantly amazed by the curiosity, intelligence, integrity and non-judgmentalness within the community. Polarity Therapists and those attracted to Polarity are uniquely maverick individuals. We are truth-seekers."

 

Anita Lee Sloan, M.D., RPP University of New Mexico Fellow, Division of Endocrinology Fellow, General Clinical Research Center