School and Clinic

We provide a relaxing atmosphere with a holistic approach. LVCHSC is certified by I-ACT as a recognized school and facility. The school is also licensed by the Nevada Commission on Post secondary Education. There are three(3) (LIBBE) open-devices that are utilized. These devices are registered with the FDA as Class II medical devices. We also have a Hydro-San closed-system available for clients. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm and Sunday by appointment only. Classes with clinical training will be held monthly as long as pre-requisites are met and may be flexible if staff, clients’ and student schedules can be accommodated. Monthly scheduled classes are Tuesday through Friday 8:30am to 7:00pm (11days, off Sunday)

A Course Outline Graph that shows how the course is conducted and a Course Outline that gives an in depth look at units taught, objectives graded, and hours for each unit and objective is available on request. A brief summary is given below.

  • BUSINESS/ETHICS/OFFICE PROCEDURES (5 hours) — An overview is given about regulations, career options, marketing and management.
  • HEALTH & SANITATION (5 hours) — Here emphasis is given to overall health and wellness (personal hygiene, stress, relations, disease & infection), sanitizing, disinfecting and safety as well as the importance of therapeutic exercise.
  • ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (45 hours) — The anatomy and physiology of the body is reviewed paying special attention to the Alimentary Tract and various conditions that may effect it.
  • COLON HYDROTHERAPY (10 hours) — The history and theory of Colon Hydrotherapy is summarized along with the indications and contraindications of therapy.
  • COMPLEMENTARY MODALITIES (5 hours) —There are many modalities available that compliment Colon Hydrotherapy which are discussed with particular emphasis on Natural Health.
  • INTERNSHIP / APPRENTICESHIP / 15-MINUTE presentation (30 hours) — Here is where we put it all into practice! The student and instructor review each unit in the clinical setting as the full scope of Colon Hydrotherapy is implemented.  On the first day of training, one hour is devoted to equipment training on the LIBBE (Lower Intestinal Bottom Bowel Evacuation).

Each unit is taught in the classroom prior to starting clinical application of principals. In the classroom, lecture is given with planned question and answer periods the last five minutes of the day. A quiz is given at the end of each unit as an evaluation tool as well as a comprehensive test at the course end. Instruction and demonstration are instituted in the clinical setting with continuous evaluation of technique, attention to detail, including but not limited to client education, post-session assessment of the client and sanitation. Clinical presentation is also seen in the student’s involvement in business details (phones, appointment setting, and promoting purchase of supplements to name a few).

Since people are unique, we feel our students arrive here at varying levels of experience. So we understand accommodations may be needed and will strive to meet each individual’s needs accordingly.


Donna DeCarolis, Director of Operations, Certified Natural Health Professional, Colon Hydrotherapist and Instructor

  • · Opened the Las Vegas Colon Hydrotherapy School and Clinic (LVCHSC) after 16 years of providing Colon Hydrotherapy and nutritional support to clients, peers and students;
  • · Certified with the International Association for Colon HydroTherapy (I-ACT) Levels I, II, III and Instructor.
  • · Certified through the National Board for Colon HydroTherapy (NBCHT);
  • · Certified as an instructor with Tiller, Mind & Body (maker of the LIBBE—Lower Intestine Bottom Bowel Evacuation);
  • · Is a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP); and
  • · Is committed to excellence for her students, clients and the community alike.

Gwyn Becker, Colon Hydrotherapist and Instructor

  • · Attended LSU of Baton Rouge and OLOL School of Nursing; graduated with a diploma as a Registered Nurse in 1985
  • · Worked as an R.N. with clinical expertise in Intensive Care, Emergency Room and Hospice; also was Director of Education at a local hospital before leaving the nursing field
  • · National Speaker on Public Relations and Healthcare Education
  • · Certified with the International Association for Colon HydroTherapy (I-ACT) Levels I, II, III and Instructor.
  • · Certified in reflexology in 1981

Silvana Hartner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Colon Hydrotherapist and Instructor

  • · Nationally licensed massage therapist
  • · Certified reflexologist
  • · Certified with the International Association for Colon HydroTherapy (I-ACT) Levels I, II, III and Instructor.


  1. Each student MUST have a High School diploma or equivalency; of course, a college degree will be adequate proof of achievement of high school standards. Student MUST provide documented form of proof prior to entering training (diploma, GED or equivalency such as the Wonderlice Ability to Benefit Test).
  2. Each student MUST have completed a post-secondary (or higher) Anatomy & Physiology course of at least 3 Credit Hours (30 classroom hours) from a licensed institution or from an institution or course on the I-ACT recognized list post on the I-ACT website ( As a post-secondary education institution and I-ACT school, we offer an online A&P course for  the student’s convenience; there is a A&P textbook that aligns with the online course that is wonderful all for $200.00. Though this does NOT need to be completed before training, it MUST be completed before certification by I-ACT; therefore, it is strongly recommended this be accomplished before training. An anatomy and physiology pre-test will be given and an a 70% passing grade is required.
  3. Each student MUST show proof that they have taken a CPR class and have a current CPR card. Though this does NOT need to be completed before training, it MUST be completed before certification by I-ACT; therefore, it is strongly recommended this be accomplished before training.
  4. No credit or reduction in cost or hours will be given for any previous education.
  5. I-ACT recommends that each student receive 1-3 colonics prior to entering training. This recommendation can be waived if the student has contraindications to receiving colonics .
  6. Along with the above pre-requisites each student MUST be an I-ACT member prior to taking an I-ACT exam. Therefore, on the first day of the course an application will be taken requiring a passport photo, pictures of current potential facility (at a minimum – waiting room, bathroom and colonic room) blank copy of intake form and copy of liability insurance (or statement saying why none will be carried at the present time, e.g., waiting to start policy when opening facility after certification received). These items will need to be attached with the application each student fills out with the instructor on the first day of the course.

General Overview

  • No credit or reduction in cost or hours will be given for any previous training or education. A daily quiz then a comprehensive test at the end of the course will be given from I-ACT which demands high standards for passing.
  • The school and clinic are housed in the same facility. Therefore, it is imperative that students dress professionally and conservatively. It is also recommended bringing a light sweater as inside temperatures differ greatly from the weather in Las Vegas! We will also be participating in the role of client as well as therapist in the clinical setting so each student will receive a hands-on experience unless a contraindication exists. The student will be asked to leave if dress is inappropriate. Please note, program includes cleaning of the facility; so choose attire carefully as we will be using bleach along with other chemicals.
  • Food will be provided your entire stay while at LVCHSC. In accordance with the curriculum on Natural Foods, whole grain baked goods and fresh fruit will be served daily for breakfast and snacks. For lunch there will be a variety of vegetarian soups that will be discussed while sharing recipes—come taste how delicious learning can be! Note—there is a refrigerator and microwave available for students on special diets.
  • Job placement is not promised or guaranteed but resources will be provided when available.
  • Each student is evaluated on an ongoing basis in the classroom and clinical setting through lectures, question & answer periods, observation and demonstration. At the end of each unit, a written quiz is given. However, it is vital that each student relay understanding in the care of each client in which the instructor will be orally quizzing the student as well as observing implementation of principles into practice. Students are given letter-grades on quizzes which are reviewed in class then averaged. Each client evaluates the student through a series of questions which are then weighed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Unsatisfactory indicates that the student lacks the compassion and understanding to safely attempt the therapy without additional classroom study and one-on-one assistance. Students must pass the comprehensive exam with at least 70% correct. Students with an overall “F” average are not eligible for readmission without completing the entire admission process. Students with a “D” average may be readmitted with a 50% reduction in tuition.

Training, Registration and Fees

This is a 100 hour course taught ten (10) hours daily over 11days with Sunday free to enjoy Sunday off or use as extra study time. There will be five (5) days, Tuesday to Saturday, off Sunday, then five (5) days Monday and leaving on Friday.  Please note, if a slower paced schedule or adjusted dates are needed, let us work with you to meet your needs!

Students can register up to the day before class if all pre-requisites are satisfied and the Director accepts Late-Registration. Training begins on Tuesday at 8:30am. Departure should be planned anytime after 7:00pm on the 11th day (Friday week). Transportation will be provided to and from class if accommodations are made at:

(1) Budget Suites of America, 2219 N. Rancho Dr, phone# (702) 638-1800 (702) 638-1800 (kitchenette, etc., no casino) ; or
(2) Palace Station, 2411 W Sahara Ave, phone# (800) 469-6130 (800) 469-6130, both in Las Vegas, Nevada.

These are the two closest facilities to our location. If you stay somewhere else, please arrange your own transportation.

Training and certification for ten (10) days is$2700 to LVCHSC and $225 to I-ACT ($150 for I-ACT membership and $75 for the test). This investment includes:

  • Organic tea, organic coffee, breads, muffins and pastries, mostly organic fresh fruit and soups and healthy snacks;
  • LIBBE and I-ACT Course manuals, quick reference guide & other materials;
  • You will be receiving and giving colonic sessions to fellow students;
  • Interaction with LIBBE skilled staff & I-ACT Instructors;
  • Transcript of hours attended are provided to the I-ACT.

Refunds and Cancellations

NRS 394.449

  • A deposit $400 is needed to receive the Pre-Study Guide and to ensure your spot in the class.
  • $150 of deposit is non-refundable but may be applied to future courses depending upon availability,  whether the course is cancelled by the student or, if for any reason, LVCHSC.
  • $300 balance of deposit may be refunded though a seven (7) day written notice would be appreciated.
  • Full balance is due on or before the first morning of training.
  • Full balance refunded should LVCHSC substantially fail to train the student as agreed upon in the enrollment agreement. If student cancels his enrollment before the start of the training program, LVCHSC shall refund to the student all the money he has paid, minus 10 percent of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement or $150.
  • That if a student withdraws or is expelled by LVCHSC after the start of the training program and before the completion of more than 60 percent of the program, LVCHSC shall refund to the student a pro rated amount of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement, minus $150; after, LVCHSC is not required to refund the student any money
  •  That if a student withdraws or is expelled by the institution after completion of more than 60 percent of the training program, the institution is not required to refund the student any money and may charge the student the entire cost of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement.
  • If a refund is owed, LVCHSC will pay the refund to the person or entity who paid the tuition within 15 calendar days after the:
    • Date of cancellation by a student of his enrollment;
    • Date of termination by the institution of the enrollment of a student;
    • Last day of an authorized leave of absence if a student fails to return after the period of authorized absence; or
    • Last day of attendance of a student, whichever is applicable.

Attendance and Conduct

We will work hard to help build rapport amongst students and between students and staff members. Our goal is to see each student become a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist! Basic rules to follow including, but not limited to:

  • Attendance for each hour of the course is mandatory!
  • Grievances of any kind should be presented to the Director, Donna DeCarolis, not to each other.
  • Proper conduct is expected to facilitate learning and not interrupt fellow students or clients receiving therapy. Each student is expected to behave in an adult, professional manner. Verbal warnings are given when warranted before dismissal. There may be occasions when immediate dismissal is necessary.
  • Behavior unbefitting in the School and Clinical setting would be inappropriate if student is:
  • Unprofessional in manner, such as, cursing, insubordination, or engaging in illegal or sexual behavior;
  • Not following the instruction of the School Director or instructors; and
  • A danger to self, client, another student or staff member

Any misconduct of this magnitude will not be tolerated and result in immediate dismissal (Refund Policy applies). Students are encouraged to ask questions regarding what is expected of him/her. Rules will be discussed the first day. Please remember, we want to see you succeed and will work hard with you to excel!

Equipment Training

As an I-ACT recognized school we encourage every student to enroll for the full 100 hour course to become certified with I-ACT as a Level I Colon Hydrotherapist; however, we now offer an equipment only course for those individuals that may simply want to purchase a LIBBE (a $1000 discount)! This 50 hour course is completed in only five (5) days for $1350. The costs includes a Study Guide, colonics, and healthy meals and transportation as listed above. The course runs from Tuesday at 8:30am through the following Saturday at 7:00pm. Classes for the five (5) days are 8:30am to 7:00pm including half hour lunch break. Besides learning how to use, operate and maintain a LIBBE device, training will include:

  • Contraindications – Health & Sanitation – Disease & Infection
  • Marketing – Business & Ethics – Advertising & Legal Aspects


Instead of sending a group of four or more students to us, we may be able to come to your facility and train there! Call for details.

Course Schedule

Please check back frequently for updates or call our office for verification. For those students that prefer a slower pace, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Thank you!

  • Jan 3rd – Jan 13th, 2017 (OFF Sunday)
  • Jan 3rd – 7th, 2017
  • Mar 7th – Mar 17th, 2017 (OFF Sunday)
  • Mar 7th – 11th, 2017
  • May 9th – May 19th, 2017 (OFF Sunday)
  • May 9th – 13th, 2017
  • Sept 5th – Sept 15th, 2017 (OFF Sunday)
  • Sept 5th – 9th, 2017
  • Nov 7th – 17th, 2017 (OFF Sunday)
  • Nov 7th – 11th, 2017

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in calling! In the meantime,