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November 3- 24, [email protected] Living Arc, NSW-Australia

Join us for our 22 day Embodied Leadership  Facilitator Training and Soul Quest Retreat

Dancing Freedom is a conscious movement practice, that supports healthy intimacy, full body expression, loving boundaries, emotional coherency and spiritual awakening for individuals and whole communities.

This is no ordinary training.   Our training blends deep somatic, ecstatic and shamanic movement work with collaborative leadership training, soul empowerment, sacred ceremony and community peer mentoring.

If you already know that this is THE training for you, register and apply HERE.

Our training intensives are a deep dive into your personal transformation and evolution as an embodied leader. This facilitator training will take you beyond your edges and bring you home to your authentic Self.  You will dance every day, learn new skills for powerful embodied presence and awareness, cultivate amazing new friendships, and flow forward in your own evolution as a leader on the global stage – all at the same time. If you are ready to step deeper into your leadership and join a dynamic, collaborative, spiritual community that is making a BIG difference in the world- while also giving your body the gift of an immersive, purposeful and fulfilling 22 day dance experience- this training is  for YOU!

Who should attend?

Moving together, we are a global movement. Our global team of over 180 facilitators is a diverse community of people who serve life through the sacred practice of dance. We are age 12 to 67. We come in all shapes and sizes. Participants from all levels of experience have taken part in our trainings– seasoned ecstatic dancers, experienced dance teachers, body workers, therapists, changemakers, yogis, DJ’s, coaches, teachers, permaculturalists, integral leaders, mental health workers, medicine men and women, and holistic healers. Everyone who has completed our training has found a deepened capacity and increased confidence for sharing themselves in life and had significant transformation and learning through our trainings. We highly recommend a consistent movement and mindfulness practice prior to arriving.  Dancing Freedom supports those who feel the call to take their purpose and their passion and put it into action in their lives.

The Dancing Freedom Community is a fractal of a global wave of awakening. We dance for unity, peace, personal transformation, earth healing, social healing and oneness. We bring this through the medicine of the Dance and embodied leadership. We are specifically calling those of YOU who carry DANCE MEDICINE to join us on this epic adventure into the heart and soul of the Mayan homelands. This training will up level your personal and collective capacity to shift consciousness, transform fear into trust and bring joy and celebration and ceremony as a means of healing to our world.


What People Are Saying

‘For the first time in my life I feel that I have the possibility and the inner and outer tools, to start sharing what I truly treasure and believe in with my community: a dimension of embodied awakening where authenticity, growth, connection, love, compassion, full expression of body*mind*soul, joy and celebration, prayer, nourishment, co-creation, creativity, aliveness and freedom can happen. I feel more adult and more ready to take action and responsibility, I feel a readiness (which includes embracing my fears and my vulnerability) to step into the bigger me. I feel that trust keeps growing within me and in the ways I interact with the worlds, visible and invisible. It’s nourished as I open up to prayer and Godliness and as I interact with the physical world, nature and people with an open and curious heart. I came out of the training with an expanded heart, feeling a greater capacity to love, feeling a true love for people and an authentic desire to share this BIG LOVE and beauty. Today, I feel I’m more here, more fully adult as a woman, I deserve to be born in this world and to shine my light, I truly believe that’s the only way I can help others shine their light too.’
~Keri G.





‘The Dancing Freedom training opened my heart to fully accept myself in ways I wasn’t capable of on my own. The group container offered a safety and love that allowed me to step into my vulnerability in ways that I had never allowed myself to do before. I feel that the range of emotions I am able to experience has expanded through movement, group sharing, and support. As I saw others grow, change, and open their hearts, I was able to tap into parts of myself and my experience that had never been named or discussed before. Dancing Freedom empowered me to explore and appreciate the full range of human emotion and the many levels of connection we have with each other, all animals, plants, and the earth.’
~Eliza S.





‘I came into this training knowing that I wanted to facilitate dance, but lacking a form that I trusted, and also not thinking of myself as qualified. I came out of this training with an experiential knowing of Dancing Freedom, feeling qualified to teach, and with a wealth of gifts I never could have anticipated. I’ve gone from waiting to live my passion, to living it. All-in-all, it was better than imagined.’
~Alicia GA picture of Alicia..

Are You Ready to Join Them?

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The Place

The Living Arc, New South Wales, Australia

The Living Arc

Located 2 hours inland from the Gold Coast in the Northern Rivers region of Australia, The Living Arc is surrounded by ancient subtropical rainforest with expansive mountain views, fresh water and abundant iconic wildlife. Situated on a 900 acre shared land community, with the vast majority of the land being wildlife and rainforest nature reserve. The retreat centre is accessed through a scenic valley up a very steep four wheel drive track to the top of the mountain to ensure private seclusion in a pristine natural environment with expansive views.
For three decades the facility was operated as a dedicated buddhist retreat centre with groups doing three year long deep retreats without leaving the mountain during that time. Knowledge shared from local indigenous elders indicates that the site had been used for millennia as a sacred site for deep ceremony.
Living Arc operates private retreats out of the former Vajradhara Gonpa Buddhist Retreat Centre. A secluded and historic environment of natural, cultural, and spiritual significance to the current and previous custodians of the land. By applying principals of holistic living and integrative design, with a core focus of ecological and cultural stewardship, activities include: Retreat hosting, residential programs, workshops, training programs, micro-enterprise initiatives and transformational events.
Much of the facility was built by volunteers and support form the wider community, with the current stewards operating in the same way.
As we step into this dance of deep ecology and recognize ourselves as part of the ecosystems and world that we breathe, we begin to recognize the impact we make. We are excited to collaborate with this extraordinary permaculture community, in the magical space they steward for deep transformational work. It is the perfect space to host the Dancing Freedom facilitator training and Soul Quest retreat, where we will be surrounded by the elements and woven into the very fabric of the culture of the land that supports us.

Co-generating community is a major attribute of Dancing Freedom and the key to bringing this powerful practice into the world. In addition to co-creating  village on the land we will also share 3 meals a day that will be lovingly prepared for us, on site, using fresh, local and organic ingredients. This food will support our work and play-on and off the dance floor while also nourishing us body, heart and mind.


 What you will learn… 

This 22-day Facilitator Training is an intensive, high-impact, super fun, deep dive into dance, movement meditation, space holding, nature immersion, DJ training, embodied leadership, business development, and community building. 

As we dive into the core curriculum of Dancing Freedom you’ll learn the fundamentals of the practice through embodied experience. We dive deeply into the Dancing Freedom practice, the energetic and personal empowerment tools needed to facilitate and guide others, and the big picture on spiritual, emotional and physical transformation possible for you and your communities through dance. We offer a comprehensive experience, a broad and powerful toolbox, and a total holographic understanding and working map for your own leadership. The Dancing Freedom Facilitator Training and Soul Initiation is a modern day embodied Mystery School.

Take a deeper look at  what you’ll be learning be learning over at the Dancing Freedom Curriculum page.

Dancing Freedom Certification:

When you finish the training you will be approved to teach as a Dancing Freedom Facilitator-In-Training. You can begin teaching immediately as a Facilitator-In-Training. To get your graduation certificate, you must teach five (5) classes, complete a final self-evaluation, and complete a final coaching & review session with a lead teacher trainer.


Who are the trainers?

Your training team for our Australia immersion:  Phoenix Onesong Marolda  Caitlin Wood Eliza Shneider •  Special Guests TBA

Phoenix Onesong Marolda:  Embodiment, Community Development & Lead Teacher Trainer

Inspired by her experiences on dance floors from around the globe Phoenix has devoted the past 15 years of her life to exploring what it means to use dance, authentic movement and ceremony for healing and transformation. In facilitating her own evolution and that of others she is assisting with the global shift that is happening at this time. With the tools she has gained throughout her life she empowers and reminds others to embrace their body’s movements and natural intelligence as a means of experiencing life to its fullest. She is currently living and loving in Melbourne, Australia where she facilitates dance ceremonies and workshops within a growing community, founded in dance medicine and transformative ritual.


 Caitlin Wood: Embodiment, Creative Director, Ceremonial Alchemist

As an embodied leader of creative freedom – an artist, creative therapist, Dancing Freedom facilitator, Open Floor teacher and weaver of soundscapes- Caitlin loves to guide people into a more loving relationship with their body and the Earth, to inspire joyful gratitude for this beautiful gift of life, and to assist people and communities in developing strong foundations of connectedness, kindness and integrity. She has been dancing with life since 1980, and sharing the joy of movement with others since 2012. She is a fully certified Dancing Freedom facilitator and Open Floor teacher, who has been offering classes and workshops in Sydney and at conferences and festivals both around Australia and internationally.

Special Guests TBA


   This is the ultimate gift, that keeps on giving to you, your community& the planet!




What’s the Investment?

Embodied Alchemy Retreat: (Early Bird) $1700 AUD /$1850 AUD (+GST) This is the first module of the Dancing Freedom facilitator training and pre-requisite for  full certification: due to popular demand-this can be taken as a stand alone “deep dive,” phase 1 of your certification process (to be completed within 2 years) or continue onwards for the full immersion.

22 Day Dancing Freedom Soul Quest and Initiation THE FULL IMMERSION: (Early Bird) $5155AUD/ $5555 AUD (+GST) 

REGISTRATION includes 22 days of training tuition, all materials and supplies, the training manual, exclusive use of the Living Arc and its amenities, your housing for 22 days, 3 fresh organic meals per day,  and the adventure of a lifetime.  Registration is by application only.  You will receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48-72 hours.

Payment Plans:  We offer payment plans to help you pay for this training in installments. All room, board, material, supplies and GST must be paid in full  by the commencement of the training. Please contact phoenixonesong(at) with any questions.

Payment Policy:  All costs are in AUD.  A $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot.  

*Course fee is fully refundable up to 6 weeks prior to start; %50 is refundable up to 4 weeks prior to start, 25% is refundable up to 2 weeks prior to start and there are no refunds thereafter. 


For more information on the training please email phoenixonesong(at)

You were called here for a reason, NOW  it’s time

to trust it. Know yourSelf from the Inside Out!


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