"Health is not merely of the body. It is the expression of the body, mind and soul when they
are in rhythm with the one life." -Dr. Randolph Stone
Dancing Bear Center offers small adult education classes for those who are
interested in personal growth and development or seeking a career change into Energy Healing.
Some classes and workshops are designed to explore a subject through basic introductions.
Other offerings are in a series of classes which go deeper with time.
We offer a foundational level of education towards an Associate in Polarity Principles
which is awarded through the American Polarity Therapy Association.
Our Associate in Polarity Principles (APP) program is 185 hours broken down into 150 hours of classroom time,
30 hours of out of class practice, and an additional 5 hours of receiving sessions outside the classroom
from a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner.
The APP program content includes Orthodox and Energetic Anatomy, Principles and Theory of
Polarity Therapy and Energy Medicine, Energetic Evaluation and Energetic Bodywork Protocols,
Energetic Communication skills, Practitioner skills of engagement with the Energy systems,
Polarity stretching exercises, Polarity nutritional awareness, self-care and energy hygiene, and
Business Ethics for the Energy Practitioner.
Our APP group meets one weekend per month for 3 day modules over an 8 month period.
Each day includes lectures, demonstrations, and bodywork exchanges.
Some classes are dedicated to polarity nutrition and polarity yoga.
As we move along in the program clinical practicums are included.
Homework assignments and review questions are used to assure the students understanding
of the material and the ability to apply that knowledge in clinical practice.
There is an application form to fill out and you can call or email us to begin that process.
Please call us or email us for further information on any of our programs including tuition fees.
OTHER OFFERINGS AVAILABLE
DANCING BEAR CENTER
TWO DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS:
-Introduction to “Polarity Principles”
Polarity Therapy is a comprehensive healing modality that has its roots in the Ayurvedic science of health & wellness. This workshop
offers the participants an opportunity to begin exploring this dynamic approach to health and healing. You will learn basic hands on balancing techniques, specific movements & exercise, elemental food awareness, and self awareness techniques you can use for yourself and your clients. This workshop gives you a basic overview of what the entire 185 hour Associate Polarity Practitioner program encompasses at Dancing Bear Center.
-Nervous System Balancing
Manage stress and bring balance and restored energy back to the nervous system. This class offers energetic techniques, energetic movement and exercises along with basic nervous system anatomy from an energy model of Health.
We will explore our spine which is the "tree of life" along with its relationships through different energy maps and techniques. The spine is the central channel of our nervous system and when it is balanced we experience "Heaven meeting Earth."
ONE DAY CLASSES
-Energy Yoga & Self Care from a Polarity perspective
This is a fun and explorative full day workshop of Polarity Yoga movements and Polarity self care techniques. This class will help you learn basic tools to stay in balance and to keep your energies moving and flowing. We briefly look at polarity principles through the 4 pillars of care.
CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ONGOING LEARNING
FOR THE LOVE OF OILS- "the art of blending, blending for health"
This is a series of classes devoted to each system of the body and learning to blend your own oils to bring balance and
harmony to these body systems. We will be looking at oils for the nervous system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, integumentary system and oils for spiritual practices and enhancing our level of consciousness to a place of calm and peace.
SHAMANIC JOURNEYING: "the path of connection"
This is a beginners offering into the realms of the unseen for assistance and a deeper understanding of your place in the universe.
Journeying is about connecting to your deeper and older wise self and finding allies or helper spirits that often take on archetypal figures and patterns. These helper spirits often have personal messages that are significant to that individuals journey through life. The helper spirits can also be sign posts for specific directions that one can choose on their life path. We meet once per month and as we grow together in our journey experience we go deeper into healing not only ourselves but also our planet.
STONE AND CRYSTAL HEALING: "the mandala of life"
This is a fun and color filled journey through the chakra system and an out picturing of the self through the stone energies. We create a mandala of the self with the beauty of the stones and then apply that wisdom to our own energy systems by the laying on of stones upon the body. This offers deep healing to our soul and our whole being. This class meets 7 times as we journey through our energy system.
THE PATH OF THE SHAMAN- "walking in beauty"
(offered to a committed group willing to take the plunge into self awareness and all it's processes)
This class will be taught by Ginger Lee, Shaman Healer and Ceremonialist. Lynne Kogut (Dancing Bear Center) will be assisting. They are both initiated Kuraq Akulleqs (4th Level Priests, Wisdomkeepers) in the Inca Tradition of the Andes and work with both the right (Ordinary World) and left (World of Magic & Transformation) side of the Peruvian Mesa. Ginger lives in Salida, Colorado where she has an active Shamanic Practice (personal and phone sessions), conducts Ceremony and teaches. For more information about Ginger and the work that she does visit our website at: www.SacredWaysCO.com. Lynne lives in Florence, OR. She also teaches workshops on Essential Oils and Polarity Therapy. More information is available at: www.dancingbearcenter.com.
Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice known to man and dates back 30-40,000 years. Indigenous tribes all over the world had someone in their community who could contact and work with the unseen world, by altering their state of consciousness, and work with compassionate and helping spirits to help individuals or the tribe, as well as themselves. The practice of Shamanism is a living viable method to mend our fragmented spirits, obtain consistent and reliable answers and guidance, and live our lives in a conscious and powerful way.
During the course of this program you will experience many rites of passage. The emphasis being on your own personal experience. You will work with your own luminous energy body and begin the process of knowing yourself and learning to live consciously. You will begin to shed your past and your programming, connect with your Helping Spirits and Guides, experience Shamanic Journeying, participate in ceremony and ritual, learn Shamanic Breathwork and learn methods to work with your own energy and to assist others. You will also begin the process of assembling your own healing mesa (sacred medicine bundle).
Munay - Ki Initiations:
Over the course of these 5 weekend classes, you will also be gifted with the nine great rites of passage and initiation of the medicine way. They include the Healer’s Rites, Bands of Power, Seer’s Rites, Earth Keeper’s Rites, Wisdom Keeper’s Rites, Harmony Rites, Day Keeper’s Rites, Rites of Time to Come and Spirit Rites. The Munay - Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. You will also receive the traditional shamanic initiations of Pampa Mesayok (Caretaker of the Earth), and Alto Mesayok (High Mountain Rites). Contact Lynne Ann Kogut for information and registration at: