Integrating Lower and Higher Self Garrison 2019 - Azul
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Azul Trilogy residential retreat

September 12-17, 2019 | Garrison, NY, USA

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Integrating Lower and Higher Self

Set yourself free



Garrison Institute
Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524


 September 12-17


Check in from 3:00 pm
Opening session 7:00 pm
Ends Tue, 1:00 pm

Integrating Lower & Higher Self  is designed to  explore and experience the nine matrixes of the lower self.

Integrating Lower & Higher Self is an exploration of the lower and higher self. It is designed to  explore and experience the nine matrixes of the lower self: gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, lust, fear and deceit. As we come to understand how the  conditioned mind operates through these matrixes, we can unveil the masks that were created to protect us, but inevitably have led to our suffering. Seeing with the eyes of honesty who we are and how we move lifts the veil of illusion and frees us to live from our higher self, which is our main source of wisdom and inspiration.

Dance strips us of the false self, beliefs, imprints that cover up our true self. The body cannot lie so when we are able to listen through the body we hear truth.

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You will become aware about the many subtle ways your lower self affects your thoughts and actions in your daily life and will learn how the various masks you wear affect your behavior and relation to the outside world.  Accessing your higher self will result in a deeper connection with your own innermost guidance, knowing and wisdom and in an increased ability to access your personal power.

“Amara’s clarity, gentle but firm guidance creates an atmosphere of freedom in expression and exploration. Her spirituality shines through in her teaching which sweeps the group into a level of incredible transformation.”          Johanna Furst, USA

“Azul is a dynamic marriage of dance and wisdom pathways connecting in the most natural way. The self healing power of the body, mind and soul.”    David Milles

“As a transformational coach, I appreciate the Master Intelligence of the Body. This conscious and aware use of movement and energy to go deeper and deeper within to tap into our resources and through the layers step by step releasing fear and allowing love to flow through the doorways is truly life altering. I feel that I went through the birth channel and life is just beginning with infinite possibilities.”      Esther Leiva

Join Azul Trilogy Integrating Lower and Higher Self

Tuition: $645

Accommodation and meals not included.
Please scroll down for accommodation packages options.


Before registering for any module of the Azul Trilogy, please make sure you meet at least one of the pre-requisites below:

  • You have attended one or more workshops with Amara
  • You have attended one or more conscious dance workshops (5Rhythms®, SoulMotion® or other movement modalities)
  • You have experience in other forms of psychological or spiritual healing work
  • You are a therapist and/or use movement in your healing practice

If you do not meet at least one of the above pre-requisites, please email to discuss your participation.

About Garrison Institute

Garrison Institute is beautifully renovated former Capuchin monastery overlooking the Hudson River. The Institute convenes and supports those who are exploring the wisdom, values and insight gained through contemplative practices to catalyze personal and social transformation.

The mission of the Garrison Institute is to demonstrate and disseminate the importance of contemplative practices and spiritually grounded values in building sustainable movements for a healthier, safer, and more compassionate world. Working collaboratively with practitioners in diverse fields, the Institute develops and hosts retreats and symposia, produces research and publications, and provides a hub for ongoing learning networks.

Perched above the Hudson River about 50 miles north of New York City—on the east bank of the river across from West Point—the Garrison Institute is nestled in the hills of a landscape made famous in 19th century Hudson River School paintings.


Facilities include a variety of spacious meeting and break-out rooms, an inspirational non-denominational meditation hall seating up to 300, a wood-paneled dining hall holding 175 at one seating, a library, a theater, high speed internet access, and state-of-the-art audio and visual resources. The Institute currently offers accommodations for 165 overnight guests, in single, double and dorm style rooms.

Accommodation Packages

Single Room


Double Room


Dorm Rooms




Prices include accommodation for 5 nights and access to the unique space of the facility, 3 vegetarian buffet meals per day prepared with love, tea and coffee throughout the day, shuttle from the local train station



The Garrison Institute is located directly off Route 9D in Garrison, New York, approximately 50 miles north of New York City.

Major highways nearby include Interstate 84, Route 9, the Palisades Parkway and the Taconic State Parkway.

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