Actualize Your Compassionate Nature

It is a blessing to be called to a life of compassionate service in the natural healing arts.

To be an instrument of a caring universe.

To consciously accelerate one's evolution through a life of dedicated service.

To take personal responsibility for the healing of humanity.

To live in integrity with one's most cherished beliefs of the sacredness and unity of life.


Unitive Consciousness, Transpersonal Psychology, Polarity Therapy


Study with Bruce Burger, MA, Author of
Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness
Founder,  Heartwood Institute
Board Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, BCPP







2021 Workshop Schedule





Zoom with Bruce!


Bruce Burger
Bruce's Passion Is The Expression Of
The Realization Of The Divinity and Unity of All Life

Transformational Therapy!

Bruce has evolved a unique approach to Energy Medicine. Even if you have earned APP, RPP, or BCPP certification you will receive profound benefits from the depth of insight and effectiveness of the techniques offered in this hands-on Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing training.


Bruce's talks and approach rooted in a constant focus on Unitive Consciousness will excite your passion for Energy Medicine, inspire your practice and invite you to personally enjoy a higher level of vitality, lucidity, well-being and Self-realization.



Energy Medicine APP Foundation Training


Begins April 29, 2021 - 15 weeks  Thursdays 9:30-5:30 Pacific Time
(or replayed at your convenience).


Week 1 to 8 ... We will meet once weekly on Thursdays from 9:30-12:30 and 2:00 to 5:30.
We will spend two weeks on each of 4 energy balancing sessions (total 8 weeks).

   

  • 9:30- 10:30 Mantra Yoga
    • 10:45- 11:30 Energy Medicine Principles & Techniques
    • 11:30-12:30 Energy Balancing Demonstration
    • 2:00-3:00   Energy Balancing Hands On Lead Through
    • 3:30-4:30   Energy Balancing Hands On Lead Through
    • 4:45-5:30  Check-In Questions

Modular Class Replay of Principles and Lead Throughs available at your convenience

Week 9-  Polarity Cleansing Diet,  8 mornings 9:00-11:30


Energy Exercise classes, twice weekly live 9:30am to 10:15 on Wednesday and Fridays

(or replayed at your convenience). Safe, Simple, Easy Stretching Postures for Bodily Ease and Vitality.


Week 10-15 ...  6 Thursdays classes in Somatic Emotional Clearing.( 9:30-12:30 and 2:00 to 5:30)

                        Learn to Safely & Gently Clear Stress, Shock, and Trauma.

                        Learn to Rescue The Inner Child, Re-negotiate elements of the Subconscious

                        Experience that its safe to be fully present, fully alive in the body!



Energy Medicine: APP Foundation Training    15 weeks  April 29 - August 5, 2021

8 weeks  …  52 hours in class Zoom.  
    9:30 Mantra Yoga, 10:45 Energy Balancing Principles, Questions, 11:30 Demonstration of Energy Balancing Session,.
   2:00-5pm Lead-through repeated twice: Students give and receive session, 5:00 Check-in, questions, feedback. Class ends at 5:30  
  
Students are required to practice each weeks session twice outside of class following the video lead-through or class handouts.
   Approximately 1 hour homework is required before classes to prepare for the class...
or replayed at your convenience.

            Week 1 & 2  Sattvic Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing Session
                •  Balances the nervous system to promote healing Soul Communion and serenity.
                Week 3 & 4  Rajasic Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing Session
                •   Enhances vitality.
                Week 5 & 6   Ultrasonic Core Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing Session
                • Releases tension and trauma in the sympathetic nervous system activates parasympathetic NS for lasting inner peace and deep relaxation.
                Week 7 & 8     Pelvic Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing Session
                • Clears blocked energy and emotional armoring



Week 9  ... Polarity Health Building Cleansing Diet: 8 days.  Zooms, 9am- 11:30:

                        Energy Exercises, Liver-Flush Preparation, Cleansing Tea & Check-in Support Circle and questions.

Weeks 10-15:      Somatic Emotional Clearing    
            9:30 Mantra Yoga, 10:30 Somatic Principles, 11:00 Demonstration of Somatic Session, 12:00 Questions, Discussion.
            2:00-5pm Lead-through repeated twice: Students give and receive session, 5:00 Check-in, questions, feedback. 

            2 practice sessions outside of class required weekly + 1 hour pre-class homework weekly


Throughout the 15 weeks we will  also meet two mornings weekly for Zoom Energy Exercise classes.  9:30-10:15


Total hours 177
Tuition $1008.  for 2 individuals


If you need a scholarship...Let me know what you can afford...I am not in this for the money... bruce@weare1.us

Pay Tuition


15 weeks beginning April 29, 2021
Registration is only available with a partner or a pod who make an equal commitment to attend classes, do the homework and exchange sessions.

Students will receive study guides, full access to lead through videos and videos of classes for review.

Students may take classes live to participate in Q&A's or at their convenience.


Students who complete the above requirements, answer a take-home review, and do the required outside sessions will earn a certificate of achievement. Students who complete the above may choose to join the American Polarity Therapy Association, Pay fees and apply for an APP (Associate Polarity Practitioner) certificate and or Join the International Polarity Education Alliance Pay fees, and apply to receive an EPP (Energy Principles Practitioner) certificate.


Training earns 65 NCBTMB CEH

If you need tuition aid or a scholarship to attend... email,  bruce@weare1.us and indicate what you can afford to pay.

Questions? email bruce@weare1.us,  phone (707) 923-3387  WhatsApp 7072238049



Namaste Friends:
Good question... Hanna who asks what do I mean by “modular" classes?
Modular  may be defined as…"a number of distinct but interrelated units which comprise a larger whole”

I will be using a combination of live and recorded classes.

Each Thursday for 15 weeks, beginning April 29th.

Module 1 Mantra Yoga: 9:30-10:30 Mantra Yoga…Live Class will be recorded & you can replay it when convenient.
Module 2 Energy Medicine Principles & Practices: 10:45-11:30, Live Class will be recorded & you can replay it when convenient.
Module 3 Energy Medicine Session Demonstration: 11:45-12:45,  Live Class will be recorded & you can replay it when convenient.
Module 4 Energy Medicine Demonstration Replay/Lead-Through 2:00-3:00 Recording of previous session demonstration which can be played at your convenience before next class.
Module 5 Energy Medicine Demonstration Replay/Lead-Through 3:20-4:20 Recording of session demonstration which can be played at your convenience before next class.
Module 6 Live Check In and Questions 4:30-5:00… Check-In & Questions will be recorded & can be replayed at your convenience.
Class will end between 5 & 5:30

Modules 1, 2, 3 & 6 are available on line at any time for your viewing.
Wednesday & Friday Mornings I will be offering a 30 minute Energy Exercise class which may be live or prerecorded.

The Polarity Diet week.
Day 1 Introduction, Orientation How to make Cleansing Tea & Liver Flush.
Day 2 to day 8,     9:00am  Liver Flush,  Check In, Tea
                             10:00-11 Mantra Yoga
                        Class Ends at 11am

Since this is my first time offering this program on line, there may be some changes to the above schedule.


You will be required to give and receive each of the weekly energy balancing sessions...
and then to give at least one more, hopefully two...of the weeks energy balancing sessions before the next weeks class.

I hope this clarifies things...Please don't hesitate to contact me with your questions…




Energy Medicine Certificate







Canceled

2021

Residential

Energy Medicine

Somatic Psychology

Professional Training

At

Heartwood 

 July 9th - July 23rd 2021

Goddess Willing...!!!





Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary


Heartwood's Wonderful Strawbale Temple

Heartwood's Divine Straw-bale Temple


"There is no one history of Heartwood...
Virtually everyone who has been to Heartwood has their story to tell...
A deep inner journey of transformation...
A journey of safety, healing, and self-actualization...
A story of birthing right livelihood through a career in massage, yoga...
 and the natural healing arts… of self-actualization through loving service."




Huge Pool

Heartwood is blessed with a majestic immersion in the foothills of the Yollo Bolly mountains







Lodge

Heartwood's Log Cabin Lodge & River-Rock Dining Patio

Canceled
Energy As Medicine 
Personal Growth & Career Training Retreat

Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary

July 9-23, 2021

Our Energy As Medicine training is unique in the healing arts for our constant intention to address the Source...the animating intelligence of Life.

We work with the body as a vibratory field and the person, holistically to clear blocked energy and entrain with Nature.

You will learn profoundly effective energy balancing protocols and principles that will heal and transform your life and the lives of your clients!

SCHEDULE
  •  Foundation Training: 4 days
  •   Sattvic Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing Session:
  •  Balances the nervous system to promote healing Soul Communion.
  •  Rajasic Polarity Therapy  Energy Balancing Session: Enhances vitality.

    • Personal Day...

  • Intermediate Training: 4 days 
  • Core Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing Session: 
  • Releases tension and trauma in the sympathetic nervous system. 
  • Pelvic Polarity Therapy   Energy Balancing Session: 
  • Releases blocked energy and emotional armoring.

    •  Personal Day
  •  Somatic Emotional Clearing: 4 days 
  •   Learn to clear emotional armoring, stress and trauma from the cellular memory of the body.
  •  Understand how to prevent re-traumatization
  •  Integrating Somatics and bodywork
  • Learn to Rescue The  Inner Child                           

  • Orientation is 7-8 pm Friday July 9th .
  • Program ends at noon (July 23).

  • Sauna

    Redwood Sauna


    Canceled

    Somatic Emotional Clearing'
    Counseling For Bodyworkers

    Mantra Yoga*

    July 20-23 2021

    A Unique Synthesis of Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology

    Join Bruce Burger MA, BCPP 
    founder of the legendary
    Heartwood Institute
    and author of
    Esoteric Anatomy: The Body As Consciousness
    Which has been called a "Bible of Energy Medicine"


    Immerse yourself in liberating Unitive Consciousness


    * Topics Include...
    * Holding Sacred Space
    * Ethical responsibilities of a Privileged Relationship.
    * Health Building our limited scope of practice.... Only working with healthy clients who are able to take responsibility for their wellbeing.
    * Client Directed Therapy and Active Listening.
    * Facilitating the negotiation of resources and intentions with clients.
    * The Healing Power of Therapeutic Presence
    * How to Use Sattvic cradles and Parasympathetic Innervation to facilitate states of deep relaxation and wellbeing.
    * Recognize signs of possible retraumatization and  prevent retraumatization using breath, presence,  parasympathetic innervation and guidance into resources.
    * Facilitate the clearing of stress, shock, trauma and emotional armoring.
    * Facilitate the experience that it’s safe for the client to breathe... safe to be fully present in their bodies... safe to be fully alive.
    * Facilitate Sensation Based Awareness, Titration, Pendulation.
    * Theomorphic Step-Down and Emotional Armoring
    * Dr Stone's powerful hands-on Sympathetic NS release
    * Dr Stone's powerful hands-on Parasympethic NS Innervation
    * Renegotiate and reframe the subconscious through metaphor
    * Facilitate  Rescuing The Inner Child and Etheric Plane Communication  protocols.
    * Facilitate Cutting Cords and Envisioning Future Self.

    * Mantra Yoga:
    Immerse yourself in liberating Unitive Consciousness with Bruce as we contemplate
    some of life's deepest questions and explore
    the divine realizations available to us through the wisdom and sonic practices of ancient India.

    Join us for this Life Enhancing Transformational Healing Journey


    Polarity Therapy

    Retreat includes:
    ॐ  Morning Energy Exercise classes 
    ॐ  The World As Music: Mantra Yoga Classes
     Constant immersion in Unitive consciousness 
      Delicious healthy vegetarian cuisine
    or the option to bring your own food and prepare it in our snack kitchen.

    Canceled
      Tuition $1500.
    $100. Early Bird discount for signing up before May 1st.
    $100. discount for enrolling with a friend.
    $100. discount if you are repeating my three module Energy Medicine & Somatic Emotional Clearing  training.
    Students can stack discounts and reduce tuition up to 20% to $1200.

    Cabin

    Accommodations are in addition to tuition.
    Camp in your tent or RV, book a range of accommodations from camping to double and single rooms and cabins with shared or attached bath.

    *Camping includes a beautiful forest campsite and the use of Temple, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, Library,
    200 acres of forest and meadow trails, snack kitchen with fridges and stove for food prep or
    option to sign up for delicious Heartwood Cuisine.


    View Rates, register for the professional training and book your room or camp site
    at Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary...


    Canceled






    Sattvic  

    Energy Balancing 

    Session 


    Free Full YouTube Video

    Demonstration...








    Testimonial...
    Radkha 

    Dear friend,

    if you are at all inclined to study with Bruce, I have to persuade you!!!

    You absolutely need to do it!!!

    This was my fourth course, going deeper every single time.

    Honestly, I mostly wanted to be in presence of this incredible teacher and a part of the divine community he creates.

    The work by itself is not just an amazing tool for any and all kinds of trauma healing you might come across but also a huge leap on your path of personal growth.

    You will feel so much more whole, awakened and aligned with your purpose! You will be charged and ready to put this work into practice.

    The healing of a wounded inner child and his/ her rescue to safe and loving environment is my favorite part of Polarity Therapy. Our hurts and long time buried traumas don’t need to be part of our present experience. You will learn how to release them and how you can be free to thrive right now.

    The classes are being held outside the holy town of Tiruvannamalai, just  at the base of sacred mountain Arunachala. This by itself is like nothing else I ever felt.

    I can not recommend this course enough!!! The depth and profoundness of it blows my mind every time!! No matter if you are an established body worker or a newbie, you will benefit immensely.

    So many gifts, so many friendships and many many true deep healings happen here. 

    See you in Tiru next year!!!! 

    Love and Namaste to all you Goddesses and Gods!!!
    🙏🙏🙏

    Radka




     






     






    Transpersonal Psychology, Unitive Consciousness, Polarity Therapy, Somatic Psychology








    Testimonial:

    "Bruce's Energy Medicine and Somatic Emotional Clearing workshops are really a life changing experience for personal growth as well as for your healing arts practice. What stands out most is the compassionate sacred space that is held for everyone to explore their own healing journey as well as the wisdom of learning from a heart-centered teacher with several decades of professional experience. The first time I saw Bruce Burger at Heartwood Institute, the healing arts school he founded, I knew I wanted to study with him because of the light and energy in his eyes. Its wonderful study with someone who has a depth of many years of spiritual practice that you can feel in the space.

    I just attended the Somatic Emotional Clearing workshop and was struck by how profoundly deep these therapies are to get right to the root layer of what causes our pain and dysfunction. I really resonate with the Somatic psychology approach that informs the work. Many years ago I attended the Polarity courses and regularly integrate the techniques into my massage and bodywork practice as well. Very affordable rates for classes too!"

    Pranada



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    Our Programs Earn Certification:
    American Polarity Therapy Association: APP-Associate Polarity Practitioner
    International Polarity Education Alliance:EPP- Energy Principles Practitioner, and  PTP- Polarity Therapy Practitioner
    National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork:
    Board Approved Continuing Education Provider (CEH): Number 451667-11 , Expires 7/1/2023

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    Contemplating The Divinity and Unity of All Life
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    Somatic Emotional Clearing'
    Counseling For Bodyworkers
    Mantra Yoga

    July 20-23, 2021
    Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary

    A Unique Synthesis of Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology

    Join Bruce Burger MA, BCPP 
    founder of the legendary
    Heartwood Institute
    and author of
    Esoteric Anatomy: The Body As Consciousness
    Which has been called a "Bible of Energy Medicine"


    Immerse yourself in liberating Unitive Consciousness


    * Topics Include...
    * Holding Sacred Space
    * Ethical responsibilities of a Privileged Relationship.
    * Health Building our limited scope of practice.... Only working with healthy clients who are able to take responsibility for their wellbeing.
    * Client Directed Therapy and Active Listening.
    * Facilitating the negotiation of resources and intentions with clients.
    * The Healing Power of Therapeutic Presence
    * How to Use Sattvic cradles and Parasympathetic Innervation to facilitate states of deep relaxation and wellbeing.
    * Recognize signs of possible retraumatization and  prevent retraumatization using breath, presence,  parasympathetic innervation and guidance into resources.
    * Facilitate the clearing of stress, shock, trauma and emotional armoring.
    * Facilitate the experience that it’s safe for the client
    to breathe... safe to be fully present in their bodies... safe to be fully alive.
    * Facilitate Sensation Based Awareness, Titration, Pendulation.
    * Theomorphic Step-Down and Emotional Armoring
    * Dr Stone's powerful hands-on Sympathetic NS release
    * Dr Stone's powerful hands-on Parasympethic NS Innervation
    * Facilitate  Rescuing The Inner Child and Etheric Plane Communication  protocols.
    * Facilitate Cutting Cords and Envisioning Future Self.

    * Mantra Yoga: Immerse yourself in liberating Unitive Consciousness with Bruce as we contemplate some of life's deepest questions and explore the divine realizations available to us through the wisdom and sonic practices of ancient India.

    Join us for this Life Enhancing Transformational Healing Journey



    Registration coming...



    Tannis

    Testimonial
    "Words can not do justice to the profound transformative experience that transpired over three weeks with Bruce in India. I had taken the basic polarity training with Bruce in California in 2012 and was deeply touched by the work. I began to integrate some of the basic polarity therapy into my therapeutic massage practice and always knew that I would further my training with Bruce one day.

     
    Well, the day came and even having had a taste of the magic of polarity therapy/somatic emotional release 'a la Bruce' in 2012, I could not have imagined HOW MUCH DEEPER this work would take me into my own authentic way of Being in this body and in the world as well as with my work as a massage therapist, now polarity/somatic emotional release therapist.
     
    Bruce is truly a shining example of Divine Intelligence in action. My gratitude for his ability to lovingly share the profoundly transformative potential of this work with such grace, intelligence and PRESENCE (and many puns) is inexpressible.
     
    Since my return from incredible India where the course was held, I have noticed a subtle source of energy and kind of inspired confidence that I have not detected before, both in my work and life overall. I can't quite put it to words but it has a quality of something that is surging up in my body like a well as opposed to something I've cultivated personally. This work opens you in ways you can't imagine and then you yourself become an open channel for the work to assist others. It's a beautiful exchange.
     
    Bruce, I can't thank you enough. It's exactly the 'KaPOW' I've been wanting to add into my bodywork practice, not to mention my own life! "

    OM NAMAH SHIVAYAH!
     
      Tannis





    Testimonial...

    Chezspri

    " I just completed an 18 day intensive course with Bruce Burger in Tiruvanamalai, South India.  This was my first encounter with Bruce on any level, so I entered the experience with little understanding of the breadth of his teaching and with few expectations. It was a choice made from an intuitive sense of rightness and ripeness,

     

    As a veteran and professional in the human growth potential, well...I have one colleague who calls me "BTDT"---"Been There-Done That", I came thinking that this would be a healers' refresher course for me. While some of the techniques and perspectives were familiar to me, what Bruce evoked in his teaching and well designed course was profoundly personally healing and created a dramatic shift in my perspective as a healer.

     

    It is difficult to separate what was taught in the course and who Bruce Burger is as a highly evolved being who brings all of himself to each moment of his teaching...both depth and lightness of  being, compassion and detachment, a sense of humor and incisive focus on staying on track with the material he is intent on presenting.

     

    The days were full but well balanced with a relaxed flow of meals, exercise, chanting, presentation, demonstration, practice and integration.  The flow is so well designed and orchestrated, it seems seamless and each day builds on the previous for an organic ripening of the learning process and its assimilation..

     

    Bruce creates a beautiful atmosphere which is respectful, kind, playful, spiritually nourishing  & effectively educational.. It is truly an opportunity for an immersive pilgrimage into the rich, rich culture of Mother India as well as for personal healing and retreat and expanding, refining and adding new tools to ones healing tool box. The oasis of a retreat center, the beautiful host family, the sacred mountain Arunachala, the profound Shiva energy that permeates the region, the field trips and the deep dives into the Self make for a rich tapestry of immersive learning, healing and and refining ones ability to create healing for another with such a do-able price tag...I recommend it highly to anyone felling the call."

     

    Chezspri Fischer RN, MA











    Tiruvannamalai, India 

    2021 India Workshop Canceled!

    class

    18-Day Transformational Therapy
    Energy Medicine Career Training









    Institute For

    Alternative and Complementary Therapies

     
    You Can Now Practice
    Alternative and Complementary Therapies


    Under Health Freedom Legislation SB 577  you can practice alternative and complementary therapies like: Polarity Therapy, Acupressure, Aroma Therapy, Ayurveda, Brehma,  Reiki,   Therapeutic Touch, etc.  without a massage license. You can legally advertise and offer your services in; Apitherapy, Bach Flowers,  Chrystal Healing,  EFT, Herbology,  Homeopathy,   Hypnotherapy,   Shamanism,   etc. 
    January 1, 2003: The dawn of a new era...
    On September 23, 2002, history was made in California. With the unanimous support of the legislature, Governor Davis signed into law SB-577,
    sponsored by the California Health Freedom Coalition (CHFC) and authored by Senator John Burton.

    As of January 1, 2003, California law now recognizes the professional legitimacy of alternative and complementary health care practitioners and healers
     allowing them, for the first time, to be able to legally provide and advertise their services in California.

    California law defines massage as the "scientific manipulation of soft tissues".  It is my understanding that working with the body through esoteric principles as a field of energy/consciousness as illustrated in my book Esoteric Anatomy: The Body As Consciousness, and as detailed in the Standards For Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Polarity Therapy Association,  is outside of the scope of practice of massage therapy  ( but I am not a lawyer, thank Goddess). In my understanding you can advertise and practice Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing under SB577.

    Our Energy As Medicine Workshop includes a series of Exercises and Practices to foster your success in your new career in the natural healing arts!


    Learn
    more about SB-577  here      www.weare1.us/Health_Freedom.html




    Institute For Alternative and Complementary Therapy

    IFACT

    Professional Trainings in Tahoe/Reno & Bay Area


    Meet the standards of the International Polarity Education Alliance and begin as Energy Student and receive your

    EPP or PTP certification depending the length of training. The focus in Polarity Therapy is the relationship between spirit and matter.

    Learn to work with the nervous system and restore energetic balance & integrity. Study with Joaquin Fioresi

    Joaquin


    Study with Joaquin Fioresi

    Founder of

     Institute For Alternative  Complementary Therapy

    author of

    Human Touch: The Elements of Presence








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