Amara Pagano

Amara is a moving inspiration, a clear example of embodiment and of what is possible when we utilize the intelligence of the body.

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.”


“My teaching practice has been my greatest mentor… always showing me where else I could grow and what was next in the journey.”

Amara has been teaching movement as a spiritual practice for over 20 years. Starting at a young age, she dove into her journey exploring movement as a healing art, while  studying with Anna Halprin (Expressive Arts Therapy –Tamalpa Institute), and immersing in the work of Awareness through Movement, Body Centering, Authentic Movement and Dance Therapy. She also traveled and studied Gestalt and Holotrophic Breathwork at the Findhorn Community.

At age 21 she met Gabrielle Roth and found a deep resonance with her teachings.  This encounter launched her first into her own journey of embodiment and then into the only work she has ever done: teaching movement.

The Birth of Azul

“Having a teacher has been a very important part of my journey. With Gabrielle I absorbed everything I could until the point where I could hear everything she spoke and her words became mineThe moment arrived when I had to make space for other teaching to enter and support me in my evolutionary journey”

About Amara Pagano Section with Baba Azul

“We can only take people to the places where we have traveled, and his path of the heart has guided me to where I am today. 

Azul is in a continuing evolution, one we can live together as you experience and benefit from this work”.


While in Olympia, Amara started a yearly 5Rhythms gathering, where she invited 5R teachers with the intention of creating a collaborative environment.

The inspiration for this event followed her to Hawaii and eventually merged with Paolo’s vision to create an evolutionary container with movement as a part of a larger offering of conscious living practices.

This gave birth to a unique event in the field of conscious movement, and seeded an international community of individuals taking steps towards self-realization utilizing conscious movement as a vehicle.

 “I am very grateful to Paolo for the masculine presence that has allowed me to drop so deeply into receiving Azul.

This dance of masculine and feminine is what has birthed both OneDanceTribe and the Path of Azul“.

ODT Europe

“Amara  has a powerful way of holding space, I was able to do the most profound work with her.”
Sam Bean  (Portland OR)

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