Dancing Freedom; Your Body Your Spaceship
In her early 20’s, she had the revelation that dance was a powerful medicine that could connect her to “something Greater” than she had ever known. Inspired by her experiences on dance floors from around the globe Lydia 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 firmly believes that each and every one of us has a unique role to play in our evolving culture and shifting paradigm. She has committed her life to co-creating spaces and opportunities for people to come together to put their pieces of the puzzle together. She utilises her passion for teaching, speaking her truth, organising intentional events, shamanic dance, 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; to stop playing small and remember that we are all here to work together towards the "more beautiful world our hearts know is possible." She is a lifelong student of life and a teacher who is sharing her vision for global synergy and collaboration. Lydia is the director and lead teacher trainer for Dancing Freedom International. Lydia has a Masters degree in Education and Creative Arts in Learning. She has been a school teacher for over 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 across the USA, Australia, Central America and Bali. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, weaving community and sharing dance ceremonies.