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The Azul Teacher Training is an experiential program designed for individuals who wish to deepen their understanding of embodiment and healing through movement – either as personal practice or as movement teachers.

It is articulated in two 10 day modules, with additional mentoring and support after each module.

* 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 Azul Trilogy is the personal development portion of the program while the Apprenticeship and Certification modules are the professional training and require an application. All 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 provided with tools and guidance to hold introductory Azul movement classes and gain access to the Azul Mentoring Program. As part of this program, Apprentices are supported by Amara’s guidance via scheduled group teleconference and individual calls during the six-month period prior to the commencement of Module Two training. In addition, there is peer mentorship support from other certified Azul Teachers for a nine-month period.

The Azul Mentoring Program is individually tailored, and it is designed to incorporate the embodiment and the practice of Azul and the components of the Azul Spiral in one’s life 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.

What you can expect to receive from Module One

– Develop your own connection to embodiment
– Learn the orientations, definitions, focuses and principles of Azul
– Training in organizing and choosing music for movement
– Create playlists and inspirational content for holding movement classes
– Learn how to hold space for a group
– Start a local dance community
– Align your energy with an upward spiral of wellbeing and prosperity
– Bring the power of embodiment & presence into your work & life

A mutual commitment and investment

“The Teacher Training is a mutual commitment and investment. It not only includes your attending the three Trilogy retreats, the two Training Modules and the Apprenticeship program.

It also includes my personal investment in you, your education, your learning, your life and evolution. My intention is to mentor you in becoming an amazing facilitator and inspiration for others.”

Amara

Pre-requisites

The following prerequisites are required in order to apply for the Training.

– Completion of the Azul Trilogy, or a plan to complete it during the Apprenticeship
– 50 workshop hours with Amara, in addition to the Trilogy
– 50 additional workshop hours (with Amara or other certified teachers in the following modalities: 5Rhythms, Soul Motion, Movement Medicine, Tamalpa Institute, Continuum and Dancing Freedom).

Tuition

Module One* $2,950 (2,700 Euro)
(includes Apprentice Mentoring Program)

Module Two* $2,950 (2,700 Euro)
(includes Teaching Mentoring Program)

Full Training* $5,500 (5,000 Euro)

Payment plans available
*Tuition only. Meals and accommodation not included