Laurie Grace Wood
I am a fellow spiritual traveler, a post meno- "pausing" woman, and creative renegade on an incredible journey of healing, growing, transforming, integrating, and balancing my spiritual experiences with my human experiences. My body tells me the truth about what I am really feeling and experiencing, when my mind doesn't always, and I have grown to honor and trust the body's wisdom, in both myself and in others.
I have spent decades in Entertainment and Musical Theatre as a Professional Dancer, Choreographer, and Stage Manager and have coached many performers onto Broadway and Creative Entrepreneurship. I have also spent decades in the Healing Arts as a Pilates Post-Rehab Practitioner, Energy Worker, and Massage Therapist, running my own studios, receiving training in many healing modalities, and pre- and post-rehabbing ageless clients and dancers.
I have spent countless hours submerged in Nature, hiking and reflecting and listening. From the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean to the Smoky Mountains to lakes, streams, and prairies in between, Nature is my Great Teacher. Having studied with an American Indian Healer, I have grown to honor, appreciate, and step lightly upon our Mother Earth.
My hope now, as I move into a new chapter of my life, is to awaken to my inner dance artist once again, but now with the wisdom from the healing arts, my own personal healing journey, and the quiet whispers and truths of Nature. I have many dances and writings that need to be gifted to the world. I have lived multiple lives already, lived all over the country, worked with incredible people, learned a ton of life lessons, experienced great losses and great victories, and feel that I have a lot to say as a woman, an aging woman, a spiritual woman, a survivor, a creative entrepreneur, and as an artist.
"The world needs us to heal and unblock so that we can give to others our truth, our art, and our unique expression of love and joy, which will help heal the world! The time is now... "
Formal Education and Certifications:
University of Metaphysics, Sedona, AZ
~Bachelors in Metaphysical Science, 2015.
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
~Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1989.
~Bachelor of Arts in Modern Dance, 1997.
Ridge Career Center, Winter Haven, FL
~Certification in Massage Therapy, 540-hour Accredited Program, 1998.
The Illuminators, St. Petersburg, FL
~Certification in Usui Reiki III Master Level, 2000.
Polestar Pilates Education, Miami, FL
~Certification in Pilates Post-Rehabilitation, 2001.
Licenses and Memberships:
Florida State Massage License #MA26427, since 1998, no longer.
Colorado State Massage License #12240, since 2011.
Young Living Essential Oils, Distributor, since 2007.
Dancer Specific Pilates Program & Dance Kinesiology with Janet Sturman at USF, 1996.
Neuromuscular Therapy for cervical, lumbar, and hip, with Musculoskeletal Rehab, 1998.
Advanced Spine in the Pilates Environment with Brent Anderson, PT, Phd, 2003.
Pathokinesiology: Shoulder, Thoracic, & Pelvic Hip Intensive with Lise Stolze, MPT, 2005.
Balanced Body University, Pilates on Tour in Denver with Elizabeth Larkam, 2005.
Healing and Emotional Release with Essential Oils with Ruby Gibson, MTh, 2006.
Earth-centered Healing at Naropa University with Ruby Gibson, MTh, 2006.
Somatic Archaeology, Exploring & Healing Body Memory with Ruby Gibson, MTh, 2006.
Raindrop Therapy with Ruby Gibson, MTh, 2007.
Center for Aromatherapy Research & Education, Training in TN, 2008.
~Emotional Release with Essential Oils
~Essential Oils Chemistry
~Healing Oils of the Bible
~Raindrop I and II
Abnormal Psychology, Colorado Community College Online Course, 2012.
The Artist's Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
Spiritual Economics, by Eric Butterworth
You Can Heal Your Body by Louise L. Hay
Angel Therapy by Doreen Virtue
Wise Woman Ways, Alternatives to Menopause, by Susan Weed
Circle of the Stones, Women's Journey to Herself, by Judith Duerk
My Body, My Earth, by Ruby Gibson, MTh
Chakras & Achetypes, Energy Awareness & Spiritual Growth by Ambika Wauters
The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks, The Teachings of Abraham
Creating Money, Keys to Abundance by Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, MD
Long-time and grateful member of Al-Anon & Adult Children 12-step Spiritual Recovery Programs for understanding and healing codependency, family addiction, & dysfunctional family issues.