Who is the Training for
The Training is designed for all those who wish to teach Azul classes and workshops and would like to build a local dance community.
The Training is also designed for movement teachers interested in expanding their horizons, for therapists who desire to incorporate movement into their practice, and for anyone interested in deepening their personal growth through the path of Azul .
How it is structured
The Azul Teacher Training is articulated into two 10-day residential modules Apprenticeship and Certification followed by periods of mentoring. After each module trainees meet with Amara via teleconferences, both individually and as a group to receive support in developing their teaching practice or bringing Azul into their current profession. The program can be completed within one year.
Participants also need to complete the Azul Trilogy – a series of three 6-day retreats designed to provide trainees with the necessary foundational work required to become an Azul teacher. The Trilogy is offered quarterly in different locations in North America, Europe and Australia. All the Trilogy and Training modules are led by Amara Pagano .
Module One: Apprenticeship
Module One provides focused attention on the practice of embodiment and takes participants through an in depth exploration of the guiding principles of the Azul Spiral. In addition, participants learn how to organize music, create playlists, produce classes, hold space and build local dance communities.
Upon completion of Module One, Apprentices are able to hold Azul movement classes with minimal guidance. They also have free access to the Azul Apprentices Mentoring Program and receive Amara’s guidance via group teleconference and individual calls for a 6-month period.
The Azul Mentoring Program is tailored to each individuals situation and it is designed to determine how embodiment and Azul can serve in one’s current work or professional setting. The program is also designed to support Apprentices in establishing their teaching practice and dance community.
Apprentices have the choice to attend Module Two and finish the program in the same year, or the following year.
Module Two: Certification
Module Two focuses on preparing trainees to form class content, guide movement experiences and teach Azul movement classes. During this section of the training, participants have the opportunity to deepen their understanding and embodiment of the principles of the Azul Spiral. Trainees also receive guidance in aligning with their higher purpose as teachers and leaders.
Upon completion of Module Two and the Azul Trilogy that is pre-requisite for certification, trainees receive Azul Teacher Certification and are able to teach Azul movement classes. They also have free access to the Azul Teachers Mentoring Program, designed to support their teaching practice, for an additional 6 month period.
“Azul is truly a path to the heart that deeply connects movement to healing and awakening love.” Chensun Mills, USA
“Amara, as a teacher and a dancer, is a model of someone who really gives all of herself in what she believes and this provides a lot of support and courage for each of the participants. It is just moving!” Manuela Pacella, Italy
‘The experience of the training can only be described in uppercase words: INCREDIBLE, INTENSE, EXCITING, VIBRANT, DEEP, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL. It has been a deep and intense journey into myself…. Anyone who wants to find themselves, this is the place and practice. I can return to my community feeling alive, happy and confident.” Lucia Lacabana, Argentina