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 Board Certified Polarity Practitioner program, we offer membership at the APP and BCPP 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.
Read more...
 

APTA Board of Directors 2014-2015

 

Please direct all email inquiries to officers and Board Directors at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Board Members

 

Lisa Nemzo

President (Job Description)

Lisa Nemzo BCPP, PWE, CST, MT

 

Lisa has been a Healing Arts Practitioner since 1985 specializing in Somatic Trauma Release from a physio/emotional nature. Lisa works with couples on communication skills, reflective listening and conflict resolution. She is very active as a professional songwriter, producer, and musician and mentor to young budding artists. She will bring creativity, freshness and an experienced voice to the APTA Board of Directors. Lisa's extensive experience working with groups in building consenus will be an asset to the APTA Board of Directors as we move into the future.

 

 

juliechapman

Vice President (Job Description)

Julie Chapman BA, BCPP, HHA,CWC

 

Julie has extensive board and business experience. She has been on numerous non-profit boards in leadership positions and successfully guided these organizations. Julie owned and operated BounceU, a franchise, for 10 years. While there she gained valuable skills in all aspects of business and management. Julie has also owned and operated 2 Polarity practices. She currently practices privately and teaches at her school, Crolina Polarity Institute of Energetic Studies in Greensboro. Julie brings a wealth and breadth of experience to APTA.

 

 

nancyrisley

Secretary (Job Description)

Nancy Risley, BCPP, RPE, BCPP

 

Nancy brings to the APTA board many years of business experience along with a history of Polarity and understanding of APTA. She owns, operates and teaches at her school, Spa Tech Institute with locations in Westboro, Plymouth and Ipswich Massachusetts. Nancy was on the original Certification Governing Board and has extensive experience in managing the details associated with gaining certification. Nancy's expertise, history and business accumen will be invaluable to the APTA Board of Directors.

 

 

Mary Jo Ruggieri

Treasurer

Mary Jo Ruggieri BCPP, 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.

 

 

Bo Jansen

Board Member
Bo Jansen, BCPP, CMT, MFA

 

Bo brings an eclectic background to his service on the board. He has had a successful Polarity Therapy practice for over 10 years; he's a Certified Massage Therapist and is currently in training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Franklyn Sills. In addition to healing work, Bo is also a professional actor with an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater. He works as the Associate Director of a non-profit company that uses theater as a tool for health education; he has led workshops around the country, and served as artist-in-residency in programs and schools. Bo also worked in the high tech industry for several years in Marketing & Sales. He loves Polarity Therapy and looks forward to helping APTA to expand as an organization while anchoring into the healing principles of the work itself.

 

 

JohnnyPhoto3

Board Member
Johnny Henderson, Ph.D., BCPP, RPE, CWC

 

Johnny is a seeker and constant student of energy and conscious development. After leaving corporate training and education he began his career in the healing arts. Polarity Therapy discovered him while he was working on his PhD in Energy Therapies. His life commitment and avocation is to facilitate through education and self empowerment, a higher awareness of physical presence, consciousness awakening and the spiritual path.

As a teacher/educator and full-time practitioner of Polarity Therapy he also incorporates Sound Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Color Therapy, AstroHealth, and Medical Aromatherapy into his private practice and training workshops. He has maintained an approved program in Polarity Therapy training since the mid-90's. Johnny has served APTA in many capacities including Conference Coordinator, Board of Directors, Education Committees, and the inception committee up to the Certification Governing Board (CGB) for APTA's Board Certification.

Basically, he believes the world would be a perfect place if everyone knew and practiced the Principles of Polarity Therapy. "Polarity Principles and Elemental awareness needs to be taught to a child as soon as they are ready to learn about life!" What a wonderful world that would be.

 

 

APTA Contacts


Awards



Director of Education & Course Approval

Nancy Lehto
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Education

Cynthia Atha
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

E-Store

APTA offices
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ethics

Nadine Feighan
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Finance

Daniel Lengerich
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Finance Chair Job Description

Historians

Damon Fazio
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
John Chitty
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

International Issues

Mary Jo Ruggieri
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Legislative Coordinator

Carrie Massey

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marketing & Branding

Fran Kerg
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Membership Recruitment & Retention

APTA office
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Newsletter

Fran Kerg
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nominations

APTA office
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Research

Christina Ross
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Dr. Leslie Korn
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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).

Read more...
 

 

ARIZONA

SW Institute of Healing Arts
APP, BCPP & RPE Level Training
Gary Strauss RPE, BCPP
Tempe 85281 888-504-9106
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.swiha.edu

ARKANSAS

Center for Wellbeing
APP Level Training
Chandana Becker, PhD, RPE, MTI, SEP, BCPP Candidate
Fayetteville 72702 479-442-2026
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CALIFORNIA

Heartwood Institute
APP Level Training
Bruce Burger, MA, RPE, BCPP
Garberville 95442 707-923-3387
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.weare1.us

Life Energy Institute
APP, BCPP & RPE Level Training
Gary Strauss RPE, BCPP
Topanga 90290 310-455-7873
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.polarityhealingarts.com

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

COLORADO

Colorado School of Energy Studies
APP Level Training
John Chitty  RCST, RPE, BCPP
Boulder 80304 303-443-9847
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.energyschool.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Somatic Energy Therapies
APP & BCPP Level Training
Johnny Henderson, PhD,  RPE, BCPP
Washington 20009 304-258-9751
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


ILLINOIS

Earthwise Therapy Polarity Programs
APP,  BCPP & RPE Level Training
Damon Fazio ND, RPE, BCPP, LMT
Naperville 87110 505-918-3922
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MAINE

Spa Tech Institute
(A Polarity Realization Institute Program)
BCPP Level Training
Nancy Risley, RPE, BCPP
Westbrook 04092 800-262-8530
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.spatech.edu

MASSACHUSETTS

Polarity Energy Balancing
APP Level Training
Marjori Bernstein, RPE, BCPP Candidate
Newton Centre 02459 617-244-5227


Spa Tech Institute
(A Polarity Realization Institute Program)
BCPP Level Training
Nancy Risley RPE, BCPP
Ipswich 09138 800-262-8530
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.spatech.edu

Spa Tech Institute
(A Polarity Realization Institute Program)
BCPP Level Training
Nancy Risley RPE, BCPP
Plymouth 02360 800-262-8530
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.spatech.edu

Spa Tech Institute
(A Polarity Realization Institute Program)
BCPP Level Training
Nancy Risley RPE, BCPP
Westboro 01581 800-262-8530
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.spatech.edu

MICHIGAN

Polarity Center, LLC
APP and BCPP Level Training
Karen Kerns BCPP, BCST, RPE
Ann Arbor 48103 313-647-0038
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.polaritycenter.com

MONTANA

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

Kalispell, MT 59901 406-270-8129

http://www.dancingbearcenter.com

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


NEW MEXICO

The Ayurveda Polarity & Yoga Therapy Institute
Amadea Morningstar BCPP, RPE
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Centered Works
APP Level Training
Shanna Marsh-Martinez  RPE, BCPP, CMA
Santa Fe 87505 505-231-1220
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Earthwise Therapy Polarity Programs
APP, BCPP & RPE Level Training
Damon Fazio, ND, RPE, BCPP, LMT
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts
BCPP Level Training
Shanna Marsh-Martinez RPE, BCPP,CMA
Santa Fe 875001 505-982-6271
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.nmhealingarts.org

NEW YORK

Currents Polarity Therapy Program
APP Level Training
Judith O’Neill, LMT, RPE, BCPP
Fayetteville 13066 315-729-1090
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Life Energy Institute
BCPP Level Training
Gary Strauss RPE, BCPP
Manhattan 310-455-7873
www.polarityhealingarts.com.
Life Energy Institute
@ the NY Open Center
APP Level Training
Gary Strauss RPE, BCPP
New York 10016 310-455-7873
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Polarity Center of Syracuse
APP Level Training
Naomi Kenealy BCPP, RPE, LMT
Tully 13159 315-317-6850
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Soma-Psyche Institute
APP and BCPP Level Training
Ellen Krueger RPE, BCPP, MS, MHC, MFT, LMT
New York 10011 212-691-6482
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Wellness Institute
BCPP Level Training
Roger Gilchrist RPE, BCPP, MA, RCST
Brooklyn 11231 718-797-2282
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.WellnessInstitute.net


The Yoga and Polarity Center
BCPP and RPE Level Training
Heather Principe RPE, BCPP, BSed
Malverne 11565 516-662-7878
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.yogapolarity.com


NORTH CAROLINA

Carolina Polarity Institute of Energetic Studies
APP Level Training
Julie Chapman BA, BCPP, RPE
Greensboro 27410 336-202-0227
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.carolinapolarity.com


OHIO

Great Lakes School of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences
APP,  BCPP, RPE Level Training
Mary Jo Ruggieri, PhD, RPE, BCPP
Columbus 43201614-299-9438
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.holistichealthcareers.com


Polarity Healthcare
APP Level Training
Randall Gibson, M.Ed, LMT,  RPE, BCPP
Akron 44333 330-701-8780
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.polarityhealthcare.com


OREGON

Polarity Center of Salem
APP Level Training
Ann Watters RPE, BCPP, LMT
Salem 97301 503-581-6512
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SOUTH CAROLINA

Vibrational Resonance
APP Level Training
Elizabeth Ferrara RPE, BCPP, ERYT
Columbia 29073  917-288-6162
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

VIRGINIA

Somatic Energy Therapies of Alexandria
APP Level Training
Marsheen Helgeson BCPP Candidate,  RPE
Alexandria 22311 703-379-8633
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


WASHINGTON

Integrity Energetics
APP Level Training
Kathryn Bromley RPE, BCPP, MS, LMP
Seattle 98155 206-417-9842
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


WEST VIRGINIA

Somatic Energy Therapies

BCPP Level Training

Dr. Johnny Henderson PhD,  RPE, BCPP, NCMT
Beckley Springs, WV 25411 304-258-9751
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.setherapies.com


WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Polarity Center of Energetic Awareness
APP Level Training
Carrie R. Massey,  RPE, BCPP, BA, LMT
Racine, WI 53403 262-634-0257
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.wisconsinpolarity.com


International Locations

AUSTRALIA

 

Wellness Institute
BCPP Level Training
Roger Gilchrist, RPE, MA, RCST, BCPP
Brooklyn, NY USA 718-797-2282
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.WellnessInstitute.net


CANADA

Ontario
Swan Polarity School
APP Level Training
Lilli Swanson, RPE, BCPP, RCST
Peterborough 705-745-2738
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Realizing Your Potential
BCPP Level Training
Sher Smith, RN, RCST, RPE, BCPP
Richmond Hill 905-751-1076
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.realizingyourpotential.ca


HOLLAND

Wellness Institute
BCPP Level Training
Roger Gilchrist BCPP, RPE, MA, RCST
Brooklyn, NY USA 718-797-2282
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.WellnessInstitute.net


JAPAN

Polarity Therapy School of Japan
APP Level Training
Kyoko Hayashi RPE, BCPP
Kobe, Hyogo 078-855-8680
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.teoc.jp


MEXICO

Lumadomo
APP Level Training
Helen Stump, BA, RPE, BCPP Candidate
Cuernavaca, Morelos, CP 001-52-777-312-62-22
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.lumadomo.com


SWITZERLAND

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

 

 

We respect your privacy!

Our commitment to privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Read more...
 

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.

Read more...
 

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.

 






apta-reduced

American Polarity Therapy Association

122 N. Elm Street, Suite 504
Greensboro, NC  27401
P (336) 574-1121
F (336) 574-1151
aptaoffices@polaritytherapy.org

 Office hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays (1:00 - 5:00 PM EST)

findaprac

 

trainings

 

join

 

intptorgs

 

ncgoydusjlg  Visit us on Facebook.

 

 

digitaldrstonebutton

 

Adobe Reader Icon

Many documents on this site require Adobe Reader.

 Get it now.


 

APTA Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty

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