About Donna Wood

Donna Wood has been teaching and exploring the Feldenkrais Method for 25 years. She holds a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido and the rank of Professor in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. Her lifelong immersion in dance and martial arts informs both her life and teaching.

”I am excited to share my approach to the Feldenkrais Method, informed by my martial arts and dance training. These disciplines have shaped my life in unexpected ways. The Method is dynamic, but it is also small–with tiny, sensing differences.”

Donna is a Spanish speaker and has a private practice on both sides of the border. She works with athletes, dancers, musicians, people recovering from injuries, those experiencing pain, children, people with age-related issues, and people with disabilities. She teaches in France, Italy, and Greece. As an Assistant Trainer, she teaches in four-year Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs.

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Donna Wood Sculpture

Donna’s art is a direct extension of her experience moving through space as a dancer and martial artist. Her depictions of the human form are surreal and emotional, a landscape also inspired by the immensity of nature.

Visit her art website, here.

Donna views the Feldenkrais Method as a means to “hew away” at our habits and old patterns, in order to discover our full potential. As Michelangelo said, “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood in front of me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to other eyes as mine see it.”

Mission Statement

“At Feldenkrais San Diego, it is our vision to share the Feldenkrais Method, in principle and in practice, with an extended, inclusive community of individuals to enhance their wellness, creativity, posture, and centeredness.

We seek to support people during life’s transitions and beyond, while encouraging and aiding in self-development through this gentle yet transformative process.”