Dr. Laurie Grace Wood, PhD
I am a fellow spiritual traveler, ageless woman, dancer, artist, movement specialist, metaphysical practitioner, nature lover, and creative entrepreneur 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.
Formal Education and Certifications:
University of Sedona, AZ
~Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Metaphysical Counseling, 2022.
~Master's Degree in Metaphysical Science, 2021.
~Bachelor's Degree 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.
My Body, My Earth, by Ruby Gibson, PhD
Your Body Believes Every Word You Say by Barbara Hoberman Levine
Chakras & Achetypes, Energy Awareness & Spiritual Growth by Ambika Wauters
You Can Heal Your Body by Louise L. Hay
Wise Woman Ways, Alternatives to Menopause, by Susan Weed
Circle of the Stones, Women's Journey to Herself, by Judith Duerk
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, MD
The Artist's Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
Spiritual Economics, by Eric Butterworth
The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks, The Teachings of Abraham
Creating Money, Keys to Abundance by Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer
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.