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I have a totally new understanding of who I am. I HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE MY LIFE, and the knowledge that I am supported by love to make these changes! I am ready to move forward from a trust in my own light and power. — Roko Ona, M.D. ~ Tokyo
I am claiming and remembering my power. I am remembering to listen for my inner guidance. I am remembering the language of my heart. I have ALL the power within me NOW. I remember I am the ONE I had been waiting for. I carry this message with me every day! — Meghan Dwyer, Raw Food Chef ~ Sedona
I was guided towards profound insights that have shifted both my understanding of myself and my way of being on this planet. — Justin Caruso, Yoga Teacher ~ NYC
It was like the dam broke, and everything came out to be healed. I felt totally revealed and safe in the nurturing space you created. We went so deep, and yet it was so easy. Thank you. — Shela Tarwater, Paralegal ~ Florida
Our Training Team
Lydia "PHOENIX" Marolda- Director and Head Facilitator

Lydia “PHOENIX’ Marolda            Dancing Freedom Director & Head Facilitat

She firmly believes that each and every one of us has a unique role to play in our evolving culture and in the shifting of the current paradigm. She has committed her life to co-creating spaces and opportunities for people to unite to put their pieces of the puzzle together.  She combines her passion for teaching, speaking her truth, organising intentional events and communing with nature, to play her part in weaving our collective visions into the web that we are each a part of. Her purpose is to inspire and empower others to share their gifts. She reminds others to stop playing small, encouraging them to remember that we are all here to work together towards the “more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.” She is a student of life and a teacher who shares her vision for global synergy and collaboration.

Phoenix has a Masters degree in Education and Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University. Before taking the helm of Dancing she was a school teacher for 15 years, working with children from the age of 3 to high school age. She founded Root to Rise: Rites of Passage journeys for young women to help them transition to adulthood in a concsious, supported, and embodied way. She is also the founder of Synergy: Intentional Dance Experience which brings all night drug and alcohol free events to those who wish to “get high naturally.” She has taught classes and workshops to thousands of people around the world, spanning the USA, Japan Australia, Central America and Bali.

Kellie Curtis- Dancing Freedom Training Project Manager


KELLIE CURTIS- Kellie works behind the scenes of numerous events and supports creatives in bringing visions to life.

Her business, teaching, event management, fitness, spiritual, embodiment and facilitation background provide a rich, experienced, organised, well managed, reliable and heart centred holding for participants and facilitators to work in their zone of genius and drop into their intentions behind the work.
Working and traveling closely with Phoenix Lydia creating Synergy IDE Australia and having the absolute honour of project managing Dancing Freedom Soul Quest & Facilitator Training there will be a touch of Kellie woven through this experience and is the person who can support you with logistics.


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 t

heir 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.

RICHARD TRONSON  is on a mission to activate the deep, present and wild intelligence of the body and to learn to listen to the world from that place. A committed dancer and world-bridging DJ, Richard also has multiple degrees, most recently with a Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy from the Phoenix Institute of Melbourne, Australia.

The dance and embodiment experiences he designs are infused with love, his own somatic wisdom and are facilitated with a deep respect for the earth. Using a diverse range of somatic, therapeutic and eco-intuitive technologies, his approach is to ignite artful, heart-full and healing experiences that both empower and inspire people to come closer to the human and non-human world they are a part of.  He was the first to bring Dancing Freedom to Australian shores in

2010, and has since then watched it grow.

LEEANN MALLORY, MAPP, MSC is an embodiment expert who helps leaders reclaim their soul’s power and deeply walk their talk. She is part of a global community that is co-creating a shift in consciousness to support human flourishing at the individual, organizational and community levels. In her work, she is committed to creating socially conscious business approaches that rebalance the masculine in the corporate world with feminine qualities like emotional intelligence, interpersonal connection and creativity.

LeeAnn has a masters of Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has recently joined the the teaching faculty of the Strozzi Institute, School for Embodied Leadership. She has worked with over 30 organizations delivering coaching and training in the past 10 years. She is also a Nia Technique instructor and Dancing Freedom facilitator. LeeAnn is currently developing a series of corporate leadership and wellness training programs, and runs a women’s wellness course called Permission to Thrive. Email: [email protected], website:


HAMID MARTIN is an embodied and passionate man of integrity who is fully embracing his human experience. He h

as a deep appreciation for, and a respectful relationship with the natural world. He enjoys a way of life that includes growing food on his family’s permaculture farm, surfing, and dancing.

Hamid has a profound innate awareness of the body and the healing available through it. In his open-hearted approach to life, he has experienced healing of emotional wounds, soul-level traumas, and broken bones from launching off 50 foot cliffs on his snowboard. Through these experiences, he has cultivated an ability to support others in walking through the fire of life.

Hamid has been deeply supported by spirituality and inner awareness. As a young man, he chose to embrace the spiritual practice his parents had been involved with since before his birth. He continues to explore and develop a healthy relationship with Spirit and his own ego.

Coming from an athletic background, and seeking a sense of fulfillment, Hamid’s desire for the experience of being fully alive led him down a path of trying every thing out there from extreme sports to a career in massage therapy. Finally, it was free-form dance that to awaken his true creative expression. He dove in.

Hamid desires a life of meaning for himself and his community. He left a professional snowboarding career because he wanted more. After experiencing the deepest state of surrender through spiritual practice, and bringing this surrender to the dance floor, Hamid found his purest and fullest experience of being ALIVE. Even though his fear of stepping into the unknown tried for years to prevent him from stepping into his role of dance facilitator, he could not avoid his soul’s calling. It was too painful not to step out and risk it all to follow his dream.

His commitment is to live his dreams and support others in discovering how to do the same. His life mission is to support people in living an embodied life in which they feel free and safe to explore and express the fullness of this human experience.

Hamid says, “If we could express ourselves fully authentically, with total freedom, what would that look like? On the dance floor, and in the daily dance?”

 Learn more about our upcoming teacher training.

Dancing Freedom Facilitator Training 2019


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