Life Energy Institute
"The infinite within is ever becoming."
Dr. Randolf Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy
Meet our teachers & graduates of Life Energy Institute’s Teacher Training Program
Barbara Fahringer has studied dance, movement and healing modalities as well as esoteric subjects for over 40 years. She is an RPP, a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, and has a masters degree in Dance Education. Her love of dance was further inspired when she joined the Sacred Dance Guild and currently she is on their board of directors as well as helping with their online journal. Barbara has also studied astrology since 1985 and has been a speaker at Astrological Conferences since 1998.
Christie Deddens, LMT, APP
Christie practices massage therapy and energy therapy in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for more than 15 years. She has studied in Switzerland as well as Japan and speaks multiple languages and has taught in French as well as English.
For the past 30 years Dorene has focused on acquiring knowledge and insight to encourage and enable health and wellness for the people who touch her life.As a practitioner and a teacher her style in is strongly influenced by her diverse background. Dorene received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Science and is a New York licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified herbalist. She also incorporates Polarity Therapy, the Sandlin technique, martial arts, nutrition, and is a certified personal trainer. In addition to seeing clients at her private practice in Manhattan, Dorene supervises student interns and teaches Tai Ji and Qi Gong.
Dorene sees her role as a facilitator, a guide, through which ancient wisdom can creatively support the individual and emphasizes simple principles that often get lost in the rush of modern living, and. Through physical and energetic treatment, careful listening and a gentle-hearted focus, Dorene has witnessed individuals reclaim their health and become the generative source of balance in their own lives. To learn more please visit, dorenehyman.com.
Bio to come
Gilad maintains a full Therapeutic Bodywork practice in the north of Israel and with virtual sessions. Implementing the principles of Polarity Therapy., he focuses his teaching on everyday practices that support his clients and students live their best life
Jackie is intuitively nurturing. She loves to support people moving towards their fullest creative expression in work, in life, and potential in all of their relationships. By deeply listening to emotional, physical and psychological verbal and non-verbal cues, she helps people put words to their experience. Jackie’s open-minded, non-judgmental way helps uncover the rightness and utility of paths traveled, and reminds people of the myriad ways in which they are loving and deserve love.
Becoming trilingual and spending 25+ years living on various borders throughout Europe (Trieste, and Ventimiglia Italy, Monaco and Nice, France) has informed Jackie’s multi-dimensional vision and capacity for analysis. This has been a perfect match for studies in various forms of Cranial Sacral Therapy, Polarity and other energy work. All of these influences interweave to feed the inner space from which she meets her clients on the table in person New York City and Nice, or virtually. For more information reach out to: [email protected]
My journey to the teaching world has traversed some unlikely paths; I began my working career in finance, where I spent 14 years in International Banking. Trying to find more meaning in my life led me to art school and a yoga practice of meditation and chanting, which has lasted over 30 years.
The yogic philosophy that serves as my guide hails vibration and pulse as the fundamental organizing principle of the universe. It encourages contemplation of how our thoughts and senses inform our experience. It illuminates the nexus between our daily choices and our life experiences – this connection continues to fascinate me today.
In 2012, after a traumatic loss, I experienced a powerful sound healing which sparked my passion for more learning. Certifications in Sound Healing led to becoming a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner.
Today my practice is grounded in a combination of touch, talk and sound healing modalities which all help clients to become better related, coordinated and integrated within themselves and the worlds around them
Kim Pinckley LMT, RPP, RPE, CST
Kim began her journey in the healing arts in St Petersburg, Florida where she attended The Humanities Center School of Massage Therapy in 1997. After graduating with honors, she split her time working at a beach resort giving relaxation massage and cultivating her own business, serving in a more therapeutic way. Two years later Kim found the modality that would not only change her life but add another dimension to her practice, Cranial Sacral Therapy. She has since studied this therapy with 3 different schools in 3 different states and has been practicing it for almost 20 years.
In 2010 Kim and her family moved from the beautiful beaches and tropical weather of St Petersburg to the spacious deserts and arid climate of Phoenix, AZ. Once arriving in Phoenix, Kim attended the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts where she met her passion, Polarity Therapy. While completing a Mind Body Wellness program at SWIHA, she also studied Reiki, Nutrition and Hypnotherapy and eventually became certified to teach Polarity and Cranial Sacral Unwinding Therapies. It is also here in Phoenix where Kim was introduced to Native American Medicine Wheel Ceremony and other traditional Native teachings and healing practices which are also integral to her work. Kim enjoys any and every opportunity to share these teachings and modalities. You can find her doing session work in her North Central Phoenix office, classroom setting at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, and talking circles or retreats in any of her destination retreat locations around the world!
Laure is a healer and craniosacral/polarity therapy practitioner, artist and dreamer whose passion is assisting others on their path to a deeper and fuller life. Fascinated by the many ways in which body, mind and emotions can be harmonized, she is also interested in how the different fields of consciousness (ancestral, collective, etc.) interact with each other and influence our choices and our inner states.
As a young girl growing up in Japan, fascinated by the natural beauty of nature and the radiance of life, she felt a strong connection and energetic exchange with them. After 12 years of working in natural therapies such as aromatherapy, she discovered Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy. She found that her childhood experiences were helpful in working with the majestic life energy system.
Today, she is a practitioner of Polarity and Cranio Sacral therapies, and also offers healing work in the field where people can return to nature. And she continues to explore the world of healing arts. Mina’s work is like a translator of the energy as it is. The life energy is as if the inner wise is always inviting us to let it flow naturally, to interact with the outer world, and to be returned. She is delighted and loving in this work, to be there to see how the process is delivered and to be a bridge between you and the energy.
Hello! I’m a genuine, homegrown Human Being. I am qualified as a California Licensed Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, and Structural Integrator.
Shelley was introduced to energy medicine and astrology in the early 80’s while struggling with significant health challenges that Western medicine was not helping. After just one session, she experienced convincing improvements that began a lifelong exploration into what was described back then as the “New Age” movement.
Through Astrology, she began to understand how to work with natural rhythms and cycles, and discovered how to revitalize body, mind & soul through employing “alternative” healing therapies. She studied (still studies) various traditional and energetic based healing modalities, esoteric and metaphysical philosophies, and all things “woo”.
In the late 90’s she decided to pursue a career in the healing arts and enrolled at the Southwest institute of Healing arts in Tempe AZ. Shortly after opening a successful private practice , she began teaching. Shelley relocated to New Mexico where she is still passionately devoted to helping her clients, students and community empower their own wellbeing & connection through astrology, bodywork, plant medicine and creative expression.
“The Cosmos is within us. We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself” -Carl Sagan
A former Game Designer, Sunil has been immersing himself in the esoteric inner worlds and imagining a brighter possible cultural landscape since 2015. He teaches Tantra and Meditation, all while running his weekly Spiritual Playspace Workshop. His primary focus as a Teacher is on cultivating both an Energetic Foundation and a deeper, personal relationship with Consciousness within his students.
In his own words:
“Creativity is relational—we learn so much more about ourselves and what we are capable of through our connections. I hope to create intimate environments and circumstances that allow for learning to happen on an emotional level. I want students to leave each class feeling they have new tools and approaches to evolving and empowering their lives in the directions they desire.”
Suzy Spira, LCSW, is a compassionate therapist, intuitive healer, astrologer and teacher. Her goal is both simple and complex. She helps restore clients’ nervous systems, which opens up pathways for expanding self love, love for others, and find their expansive nature. Suzy offers multidisciplinary sessions, astrology readings, and astrology teachings. When possible, she combines psychotherapy, polarity, cranial sacral therapy, and astrology techniques in her offerings. Her clients and students say that Suzy is a deep listener, who facilitates expanded self knowledge, self acceptance, and ease.
Suzy has been a healing practitioner for almost 20 years. While satisfied with many iterations of her work, she continues to study and learn more ways to regulate her own nervous system and to help others regulate theirs. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs and a grand bunny. She is a Sagittarius Sun, Aquarius Moon, and Leo rising. For more information, please check out her website suzyspira.com and her facebook page Center for Expansive Living. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Christine F. Scheibl
I teach from a place of embodied life experience by sharing tools I am gathering along the way with the aim to facilitate your own journey of self-discovery towards wholeness and a full presence in life that is inherently YOU! My knowledge emerges from my body and I am strongly connected to my vessel as a tool to bridge and interconnected the many layers of existence we experience, from our physical to our emotional , mental, and spiritual body. I am a dancer as well as a dance teacher, a massage therapist, a craniosacral practitioner and a Polarity Therapy student for life! Much of my work and life has revolved around my body as a vessel and as an instrument on this earth plane to move energy, to find healing, wholeness, joy and authentic expression, as within, so without; as above so below!
This last year specifically I discovered the wisdom of my body and wholeheartedly accepted it as my teacher, mentor and mediator between worlds which has profoundly impacted my internal world and empowered me in my external world. As a teacher I come to share my journey and the tools I am gathering along my way with you to facilitate and empower your own.