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Robyn Wynne-Lewis

Robyn has been developing leaders for 20 years as a facilitator, coach, and trusted advisor to organisations throughout New Zealand. Her association with the LDI started way back in 1993, when she first met John Scherer, LDI ‘mastermind’ and founder of the programme. They shared a passion for approaches to human development that integrate the physical, intellectual and spiritual realms.

This passion is still ‘core’ for Robyn, and is underpinned by her belief that ‘the body never lies’ – a belief honed through her own love of movement, and over 30 years of working at the body/mind interface in various professional incarnations- Physical Education Teacher, Outdoor Educator, Public Health Service Manager, Hellerwork Practitioner. Robyn is skilled at guiding individuals and teams to access their own deep wisdom, intuition, and truth. 
Her calling now is to use this skill in service of saving the planet, and advancing humanity.

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Senior Facilitator
Malcolm Nicholls

A certified LDI Facilitator and practitioner of Structural Integration (a form of bodywork), Malcolm has played an important role since 2006 in bringing John Scherer’s work into New Zealand through LDINZ. Malcolm’s particular gift is working with clients on the ‘story’ their body has to tell based on beliefs and experiences and using that intelligence to shape the way they engage in the world. Malcolm supports people to ‘get into their body’ in order to directly feel and experience the nuances of life and, therefore develop the level of awareness required to become more effective, connected and inspired leaders. 


A former NZ and international football player, Malcolm brings boundless energy and enthusiasm to his craft. A meditator for many years, he also has a powerful talent for focus and stillness. Malcolm is a qualified yoga instructor, an experienced coach, and has a particular interest in working with men to help them find purpose and passion in their life, work and relationships. He has recently returned to NZ after many years living in Bali, and currently lives in Auckland with his wife Evelyn and daughter Maia. 

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Dr. David McKenzie

David has lived a double life as an adult. He trained in Medicine and has worked as a GP for 20 years, whilst also working in the fitness industry for a similar period of time as an instructor of fitness classes, a trainer of instructors, and an International Master Trainer for Les Mills. Helping people to ‘do their lives better’ has been at the core of his being for this entire time. David’s association with LDINZ began in 2002 when he ‘woke up’ after attending his first LDI.

The LDI changed his world. It changed his entire consultation process in medicine, his ability to hear and be heard, his understanding of people and the power of his leadership. After a long engagement with all on the LDI team, David has now joined this team professionally, passionate to facilitate people’s journeys into better places through the LDI, and also through additional seminars focused on wellness.

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Susan Tolj Renata

Known globally as a leader in the fitness industry, Susan has worked for the last 15 years for Les Mills International educating and inspiring instructors worldwide. Prior to this, she spent 10 years in the New Zealand Police Force, working for the majority of that time as a Detective on more serious crime.

With her diverse background and international experience, Susan has the ability to relate to all types of people. She possesses huge natural empathy, and a playfulness that never gets in the way of her ability to go deep and hold space for people - she uses it to look at things with a different perspective and to lighten the mood in a room. 
Susan’s body wisdom began with her love of gymnastics as a child, survived the ‘hard labour’ of the police force and fitness industry, and then matured through embracing the yoga and mindfulness practices that now underpin her growing interest in wellness. Since 2006, when she first met Robyn and experienced the ‘LDI magic’ she has been totally committed to living the LDI principles, and introducing them to others. She has been facilitating programmes with LDINZ since 2017.  

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