"It is not about dancing..."
"...it's about the experience you are having while you are dancing!"
A path of awakening love
Azul is a conscious movement practice and a path of personal transformation.
Azul supports the awakening of consciousness and recognises that, as we transform ourselves we create the conditions for our world to transform.
Azul harnesses the body’s intelligence to facilitate inner healing and evolution and utilises movement combined with a psycho-spiritual approach as a vehicle for exploration.
Azul takes us through a journey of awakening consciousness working with the intelligence of the body. The body contains all information needed in order to complete our healing journey and access our full power. Awakening happens by going in and through our humanity and releasing the blocks that hold us back from experiencing our true essence.
That is why embodiment is so potent:
because it helps us purify and integrate all of our life experiences.
An embodiment practice
Embodiment is the the ability to attain mind, body, heart and soul connection. In our modern world we suffer from being disconnected from the wisdom of our body and heart. We are mostly driven by our thinking mind and have lost touch with the resource we have within to receive guidance, make decisions, engage our souls learning, and heal physically emotionally and spiritually.
The path of Azul guides us through a process of reconnecting to the wisdom of our hearts, through movement and the intelligence of the body. As we do this our soul's work in this lifetime comes into focus and propels us towards realising our highest potential.
In this dancing path we begin with the work of embodiment, reconnecting the mind and body by listening through our movements, moving the body to reach the heart and once the heart is awakened the soul hears its call: its remembrance of the sacred work it is here to do.
The Azul Spiral
The Spiral is the oldest symbol known to be used in spiritual practices. It reflects the universal pattern of growth and evolution and represents the life force energy. Reflected in the natural world, the Spiral is found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death. It is a sacred symbol that reminds us of our evolving journey in life.
In Azul, the Spiral is the representation of our journey of self-discovery and provides a map that guides us through our own evolutionary journey. The Spiral offers an in-depth exploration of the various components and points of entry into the natural flow of life that we experience as love, self-expression and fulfilling of our life purpose.
Amara is the founder of Azul and co-founder of OneDanceTribe.
Amara is known for her ability to create powerful transformational containers and for the depth of the work that unfolds in her presence.
As a leader in the world of conscious movement, Amara is forging a path for its continued evolution. After opening the first studio dedicated to conscious dance in the US, she inspired the birth of OneDanceTribe, unifying a divided dance world into a common field and mission to awaken love.
Through her work with Azul she is elevating the psycho-spiritual aspect of conscious movement and redefining the work we do on the dance floor as a path of awakening consciousness.
“The evolutionary pull towards growth and healing has always propelled me in this lifetime. When I discovered at age of 20 that I could combine my love of dance with healing, a whole world opened. This is the world I have been exploring ever since and the one I would like to travel with you: using movement as a path to awaken love.”
If you want to learn more about Amara's background, please continue reading here.
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Azul in the world of Conscious Dance
When I am asked what conscious dance is I usually say it is movement meditation. It is all about how it feels like and not how it looks like. It is an experiential practice: it cannot be encompassed by words if it has not been experienced.
Nowadays, there are numerous conscious dance practices available such as 5Rhythms, SoulMotion, Azul, Dancing Freedom and Movement Medicine - only to name a few.
All have their unique flavour and common grounds.