Barbara is a blessing to anyone who has the privilege of knowing and working with her, having her as a guide, mentor, teacher, or friend. Six years ago I connected with Barbara through Pat Rodegast and Emmanuel and am forever grateful. I attended an 'Inspiring Spirit' Sacred Journeys through B.R.E.T.H.* retreat in her beautiful Tree House. The experience was transformational.
I echo what others have said about Barbara: authentic, exuberant, committed, "a loving guide, " generous, great teacher, passionate, and most of all a lover of life. She lives what she teaches.
I look forward to her monthly Love Letters as she shares her thoughts and experiences and she connects with my heart and soul.
She is LOVE personified.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
of the most amazing experiences of my life and certainly one that has
changed me for the best was to meet Barbara and experience her 'In A
Path To Love' workshop. The 3-day workshop was an unforgettable
experience of learning and love from Barbara. She is so knowledgeable,
so spiritually connected to God and an inspiring teacher. She has given
us during and after the seminar so many tools to help us align to the
love we all are. I also had the pleasure of connecting with Barbara
after the seminar in different occasions and her thoughtfulness, caring
personality and all around lessons were absolutely helpful in times of
need and disconnect. I hope I can continue to work with Barbara in many
other seminars as learning from such 'angel' is a gift I want to
continue to receive.
Thank you Barbara for being a light that shines in this world!
The weekend was a life changer and I am so grateful to have had the
opportunity to meet Barbara and be a part of her workshop. Her
loving way to address each one's needs is impressive, it feels like she
sees right into our hearts.
I felt loved, cared for and could feel the meaning of loving
Knowing Barbara was one of the best experiences of my life and I am
very grateful for that.
It was only three days but 'A Path to Love' was deep. We reconnected
with the nature of love, love for the self, love for others and love
for all beings in a profound experience of being the essence of Love.
It was the most incredible exploration into remembering who we truly
are and how to fulfill our life’s potential. Barbara is very
wise. She is a loving and honest teacher in touch with her own
core which made it easier for me to connect with my own self.
Holistic Wellness Coach and Energy Healer
Imagine being inspired to break away from the paths of inertia that we
have followed for way too long, and understanding that our own
happiness lies in the fulfillment of our spiritual needs. This workshop
with Barbara Azzara, was truly a cornerstone in my own realization of
these truths. After two days, I walked out uplifted and eager to
continue on the path of self discovery.
Thank you for your existence. Your presence in our lives is so precious
to all of us. You are inspiration for everyone who is on the path of
self-realization. With your inexhaustible strength you inspire me to
seek willingly for my powers that are often hidden somewhere, or
temporarily worn out.
You testify that soul is forever young and that our being never grows
old, but also that joy is not in laziness, but in activity and
creativity, so that giving is much greater pleasure than receiving.
I am sending you my love and admiration,
Since I met her my soul knew I would follow her. Who wouldn't ???
She brings us closer to ourselves, to our hearts, to God, to life. She
is life itself.
She is the God-est and the most human person I have ever met - if I can
say that !
She invites us to acknowledge our God-like image and our humanity as
She is a song.
She is real !!!
She helped me look in the mirror and see - for the first time - the
Angel behind the Angela.
I cannot thank her enough and I am very honored and very proud to be
From my heart and my soul
Thank you Barbara
Angela Maria Bezerra Saboia
Translator for Pathwork Retreats
Light as a breeze, and strong as a storm...
it depends on whom and how one experiences Barbara's passing.
My experience with Rev. Barbara Azzara:
With Barbara, it is ok to be who you are! She does not judge you. That
doesn't mean she will pamper you. She will ask you what "here" is
yours. She will say directly: "Honey...look...own it"! (and you might
not want to.) Owning it means no blaming, no shaming and not being the
She will present a faithful mirror and opens up the space to hold you
if you should fall.
She will often shake you up, but then she will walk with you through
your fears. While she is doing this, she is uniquely compassionate in
her way. You might not know what conceptually has happened to you in
this process, but you end up not feeling wrong, guilty, or small. You
know that your energy has changed. After a session, I feel responsible
for all of myself. I feel empowered.
Barbara offers a safe nest for you to unfold all of yourself, but only
when you are ready. She allows you to see when she is upset and when
she is angry. She does not mask or pretend to be "spiritual" when
triggered by human nature, by the common absurdity which irritates each
of us, or by her own challenges. She is sparkling, joyous and full of
life...Barbara is real.
She will say ''REMEMBER'' when you need it most, without the
of being a spiritual teacher. She reveals the depth of her humanness
and she shares with us that she too has experienced "walking on thorns"
in her life. She reminds us, as she continually reminds herself, to
remember that each of us is sourced by G-d.
She has opened to the vastness of her heart and that is what she
teaches by example. Barbara is real as a human being, as a teacher, and
as a spark of the divine light. She leads us into the experience of the
"oneness" to find for ourselves that there is only one truth: that is
I am blessed to have this opportunity to learn from such a human-angel.
Helper in the Pathwork of South-Eastern Europe
It was great to take part in the workshop, despite my resistance to
this kind of work. Barbara delights us and holds everybody's
She is contagious..
One cannot help but draw lessons that will help us find the way to live
more in peace and in harmony within a conjugal love.
I was amazed with her work for in such short time she helped me to get
in touch with deep and profound issues of my being and of my
relationship with my husband. I wish and pray i can work with her again
so i will go even deeper on my path.
Banker and Biodanza teacher
She is a must! Her availability, her attention, and the love she
dedicates to each one of us is amazing! She helps us live Heaven on
Earth. I experienced my best feelings. My heart opened even more and I
became closer to the God in me. Today i have more consciousness and
spiritual maturity . I feel more prepared to face the daily challenges
with love and grounding. I was able to experience the infinite
possibilities of seeing each human being for the first time.
Dale Carnegie Teacher
It was simply wonderful,.....what was achieved in so short a time! My
whole contact with her was VERY special. I have a lot to be grateful
I could enjoy the clarity and life experience and knowledge of this
"perfectly imperfect person" who Barbara is. I feel privileged to be
able to say her company was a gift to me. She is a wise and assertive
woman which resonates from her honesty, truth and knowledge of herself.
She shows me that it is possible, even in fear, to be in actual control
and be able to face something in the truth.
Her humanity, knowledge and acceptance of her shadows, amazed me and I
appreciated her sharing the clarity she receives from doing her daily
review. as she does it all the time. and many times sharing that she
wold forget and choose the shadow. I left the work with much more
acceptance of myself where I am, being sure that I can choose all the
time do it differently or not, but knowing consciously the price to pay.
Therapist and Rolpher
Such a short period and yet so fruitful! It brought to my consciousness
the importance of being alert to the tricks of my fear and its intent
to separate me me from my divine essence. I have experienced strong
emotions, sometimes fear, sometimes love with the same intensity. I can
say I was guided to recognize my frailty and how to deal with it. I was
also guided to let my divine gift flow and to accept that I am an
I am grateful to Barbara for her courage to lead the group with such
balance, mixing firmness and love so wisely. I am grateful to Angela
for bringing this gem. I am grateful to the place and the people who
welcomed us and to everybody in the workshop who shared their feelings.
Thank you for sharing you're human-ness with me. That is what
Rev. Barbara Azzara stand out from other teachers. She is a
Friend in the highest sense. Her kind of leadership seems so rare
at this point in my experience. It is almost startlingly real to
when she shares.
Barbara is in the business of transformation. She is being a high
vulnerably in human form. Grace has a place to be expressed in
world when Barbara stands in the integrity of who she is.
Fear is part of the Oneness, yearning is part of the Oneness. The
Oneness is Love. Nothing escapes Love. Love IS all there is.
I Love You,
If I had to pick one word to describe Barbara Azzara from other
teacher/facilitators I have worked with, it would be "generosity."
Barbara is skilled at building containers. She has a coherent
point of view and expresses it clearly. She has exquisite
instincts about when an opportunity for breakthrough is presenting
itself. And, she is skilled at setting up and running both
individual and group processes. All of these traits one might
find, to one degree or another, in other teacher/facilitators of her
stature. But I have yet to meet anyone in that role who gives of
herself so fully, without fanfare and without reservation. The effects
of her energetic initiative are subtle, and dependent on context, but
the bottom line is that wonderful things emerge.
New York Pathwork
Thank you so much for a wonderful and powerful weekend at Menla.
Thank you for your open heart and the generosity with which you you
shared so much of yourself with us.
Thank you for teaching by example how to live fully open in your
Thank you for being a role model of a woman who accepts, embraces, and
trusts herself, and who is authentic and courageous.
Thank you for your lifetime of wisdom, and for being an open channel,
freely sharing with us all that you have received.
Thank you for living a life full of love and adventure, as well as loss
and grief, and for allowing it to move you deeply and open your heart,
helping me to remember to be less afraid of those painful parts of life.
Thank you for your kindness and your humor.
Thank you for staying steady throughout the weekend, when everything
that could go wrong did, and for seeing and trusting in the lessons
available in every mishap, large and small.
Thank you for seeing and affirming each of us in our goodness and
Thank you for creating a safe and sacred space for us to soften into,
to let go of burdens, and open to the infinite possibilities for
Thank you for holding our pain and our stories with wisdom and
Thank you for helping me to step back and view life from a wider lens,
seeing how fundamentally and profoundly good it all is!
Thank you for reminding me that I always have a choice, and that I can
remember again and again to let go of the hand of fear, and choose the
hand of love.
Thank you for carrying the torch for Love, the only reality.
Body/Mind Healing Facilitator
My name is Emma Mitchell, and I am a student at Clark University. Being
twenty on a Pathwork retreat was one of the toughest emotional
experiences of my life. However, I thank God everyday that I was able
to share this experience with Barbara Azzara. The tears, love, and
energy in the room will never be forgotten or replaced by anything in
my life. Rev. Azzara has the gift of peering into one's heart and
accepting them for who they are. Not once in that room did I feel
judged, manipulated, or in my lower self. The High energy that Barbara
came in with was passed on to every person in that room. I never felt
as open and honest with MYSELF and able to communicate and express my
feelings with a group of compassionate strangers. Barbara made the
process so easy and so inviting for me as a newcomer. I didn't know
what to expect, at first I was nervous. But, after hearing from Barbara
that it was okay to express my emotions, I didn't hold back. As Barbara
said, tears are our liquid longing. I learned more in those few days
than I have in any class I've taken in college. If I had to take one
thing away from this, I'd say that the power of integrity and teaching
is what keeps us true to our inner selves. Barbara taught me a great
deal and still challenges me to be the best version of myself everyday.
I can honestly say she has saved and blessed my life. I hold myself to
a higher standard because she taught me it's okay to love myself. I
would recommend this retreat to anyone willing to understand themselves
and are ready to feel the love. I believe that every soul on earth
should experience the love and wisdom of the pathwork. In addition,
college students should have the option of the pathwork. I am inspired
to now introduce the Pathwork to different institutions so my
generation will be educated.
I am eternally grateful to Barbara for holding me to the highest
standard, no matter how many times I wanted to take the plunge into my
I have been blessed to know Barbara now for 30 wonderful years and
consider her to be my spiritual mother on this plane.
Barbara has witnessed more in my lifetime than most of the people
closest to me. Through my ups and downs, she has held my hand with a
firm and loving grip. Always having me find the truth of self in every
event. Reminding me of the oneness and how everything I see is a mirror
image of myself.
Barbara, Emmanuel and The Pathwork have taught me that I am a spiritual
being living in human form. Barbara has shown me how to recognize my
fear as being the absence of love, how to love and forgive myself for
what faults I may see in others -- that are really mine.
Since working with Barbara, I have found the deepest meaning of life --
and the joy and love that can be found, no matter what is on our path.
Barbara always has a way of getting to the truth!! She sees clearly and
I must admit that I am amazed at her ability to cut through all the
'noise' to find it.
I am blessed to call Barbara my teacher and friend!!
With undying love
Your devoted student,
Healer and Channel (New York)
Barbara, your ability to encourage us to reveal more of ourselves while
we are in each others' midst never ceases to amaze me.
Revealing without judgment, providing us with a loving forum to expose
everything, laying it all on the line.
I cannot express the depth of my gratitude to have the opportunity to
work with you and the rest the group.
I have changed my life as the result of our work together, thank you.
Barbara herself and her teaching and work are a straightforward and
compassionate reminder and unforgettable experience of ''Love is all
What I've experienced with her and from her - ''that there is no
separation that love cannot bridge, that we are never that far from
ourselves and from each other'' -- made all the difference in the world
Dear Barbara, thank you for making this clear, for your truthfulness,
authenticity and open heart in being who you are and sharing it.
Pathwork of South-Eastern Europe (Serbia)
The Inspiring Spirit (BRETH) was one of the greatest experiences I ever
had in my life. I could only compare it with giving birth to a child.
Thank you for your courage, strength and honesty, thank you for the
wonderful gifts you gave me, thank you for being Barbara!
Pathwork of South-Eastern Europe
Thank you so much Barbara for giving us the great gift of your
authenticity, your realness, your truthful self, in all of its
inspiration as well as all of its humanness. It is
invitation for many of us, to follow suit, to step into our authentic
selves, and to relax into the human experience.
Charles Cresson Wood
Pathwork Helper and Author, Opening
I've been in Pathwork for 5 years and have been blessed to have amazing
helpers on my path, one of them is Barbara.
I appreciate Barbara‚€™s being so present in sessions,
authentic, lively, downright and giving with love and understanding for
the phase of development I find myself in. She supports me in
questioning everything, challenging, finding truth, always coming back
to myself and taking responsibility without being hard on myself -
owning my own, hence opening my heart more. She calls things their true
names, helps me accept the past and work through it but not hang onto
it; encourages new choices, free will. Work with Barbara affects me in
a way that I don't see my 'troubles' as vastly serious as before, nor I
hide them from myself. I feel
empowered, more present in my heart and
embracing my passion for life more. I feel more accepting of this human
life, and more committed to my true being.
As I experience her, Barbara comes from a big, fiery heart, deep faith
and love, the truth about being HUMAN with flaws and not hiding it; the
truth about our true nature, our light. I appreciate her joyful
curiosity of a child combined with deep wisdom of her heart and I am
honored to have her as a helper and teacher.
Pathwork of South-Eastern Europe
Barbara encourages me to examine my erroneous thoughts. She reminds me
I am here to be human, to learn and make mistakes and she encourages me
to love myself anyway. In teaching me this she is unafraid to share
examples of her own human limits. Though she is very wise, she does not
project herself as some perfectly enlightened guru meditating on a
mountain, always getting it right. It is in this honesty, this sharing,
I can relax. I don't have to strive to meet some unattainable spiritual
ideal as I mother my two children with special needs. I just need to
keep questioning my unloving thoughts, letting them go as they come up
to be explored. She is a very loving and generous teacher.
Michelle O'Neil, writer,
blogger, special needs mother
Working with Barbara has been such a gift and a blessing in my life.
She has earned my respect with her intense commitment to being
authentic, her honesty about her own humanity and issues and her
longing to live in love.
My work with Barbara over the past three years has brought me into my
own truth of who I am, the love and compassion I am capable of, and the
knowing that with the commitment to make a new choice in the moment,
and with the practice of doing so, I can live in my knowing and loving.
As a single mother of three young children, I am able to put to
practice, every moment, making a new choice and choosing my love
instead of ingrained habitual behavior.
My experience with Barbara in the Masters Class In Love workshops has
been so deep and gentle. She has the ability to see or sense when
there is something deeper at play, and she holds it so gently that it
allows me to go deeper, to really get down to the bottom of an issue
while feeling safe and held.
I know that I can talk to her without any filters or pretense and that
she can hear me and will encourage me to get to the bottom of the root
longing that is under the pain, frustration, judgment and
helplessness. With her help, I uncover that base desire to be loved,
held, appreciated and heard.
In my working with her, she has given me a template for the
compassionate and merciful mother. I have learned to be my own
compassionate mother and hold myself so tenderly and lovingly. And when
I forget, she is always there to gently remind me. Without that gift, I
would still be behind my wall of rigidity towards myself and others.
Through my work with the Master Class In Love, I have been able to grow
and nurture myself, therefore I have been able to grow and nurture my
relationships. When I am really angry at ‚€˜them‚€™, I
know to turn and look at myself, for I will find every time that they
are mirroring a place within myself that I want to stamp out. With that
knowing, I am able to hold myself in the love and acceptance, as well
as the ‚€˜other‚€™.
Thank you dear sweet Barbara for showing up in life and being committed
to your truth and your love.
Our work together is the most important work of my life. We
forage through the depths of my forgetting and together create a space
where I am beginning to accept and heal the denial of my own
self-loving; the fear to embrace all that is inside me, all that I am,
both the light and the dark; to honor who I am in God‚€™s image
and accept responsibility for my life, for my creation. I am awakening
to the possibility that life is not a series of battles to be fought
except those that I create for myself, within myself. She
lovingly guides me through corridors and into the rooms of my distorted
illusions, and it is there I can see that these modes of chosen
learning are gifts to be received if I am willing to receive them,
thereby receiving myself, receiving God. Offering me the tools
necessary to deepen my inner knowing, she places the power in my hands
to discover and encourage what I have come here to find: self love. And
that the judgments and perceived suffering of others are but
reflections of the judgments and perceived suffering in my own
I am humbled and inspired by her willingness and intention to serve
In thanksgiving to God for her guidance,
I met Barbara in a workshop in Brazil. I received her monthly Love
Letters and they spoke to me deeply. Since then we began talking over
Skype weekly. I was impressed how someone that did not know
me at all could care about me and so I began learning about
LOVE. She offered her heart, and I had a sense of what
GENEROSITY is. Through our Skype exchanges, I‚€™m
inspired by her honesty, her authenticity and her freedom of being
whoever she is ‚€“ NOW, in the present moment. It‚€™s
such a beautiful experience... My heart expands in gratitude.
Pathwork Helper (apprentice) and Sustainability
Director at Exceptional Wines and More
I began working with Barbara during my second episode of breast cancer.
It was a time of tremendous fear and darkness, and I felt desperate to
understand why this was happening to me so that I might prevent it from
ever happening again.
One of Barbara's favorite things to say to me at
that time was: "understanding is the booby prize of life."
Barbara has an unerring ear for the false, and she always seems to know
where the juicy old emotions are buried. Together, we go on a journey
to the center of myself. Moment by moment, we open each inner door,
going slowly, calling out demons, honoring walls, waiting, until we
begin to discover where we are - who is this person called Jane, now
that she is no longer the strong, healthy and productive body she once
Barbara has helped me to become braver as well as softer. She is a
wise and loving guide; rigorously honest and outspoken, but never
pompous or insensitive. Since she she doesn't hide behind the guise of
therapist or teacher, she seems to enter into my consciousness
seamlessly, helping me to become my own loving, internal witness. She
is also generous and funny. I am immensely grateful to have her in my
Long Beach, California
"Mothers' arms are made of
tenderness, and sweet sleep blesses the child
who lies in them." - Victor
What draws me to you, and it is very beautifully expressed in that
quote I gave you from Victor Hugo...for me, the blessing of your tender
arms is not ‚€˜sweet sleep‚€™ but that trusting terrain
of letting go, opening up and sitting in my darkness with loving
acceptance. Thank you from my loving heart for giving me that.
For Barbara ("powder keg of
love"), to my beloved teacher:
Thank you for being the feisty
to Truth and Self.
Thank you for the invigorating wrestling
for love and health.
Thank you for the fun and deadly serious,
the soft Being, the hard and Furious.
Thank you for Being there with
where others walked away.
Thank you is what I feel for you, today.
With love, your student,
have experienced Barbara as a teacher since 2000 and have been a
student in her Master Class in Love since 2006. She has been my
Pathwork Helper since January 2008. Barbara has not always been an easy
teacher for me. Many times I have resisted what she has asked, what she
has observed, what she
required from me as her student.
During these times her
persistent love, her
ability not to take my resistances personally, and her
acceptance of all of who I am,
allowed me to relax into my resistance and dive beneath to see what my
real concern/fear was. The following highlights what I consider to be
one of Barbara's greatest strengths: to walk wherever that student
needs to walk - from the bowels of despair to the mountaintop of joy.
She is a faithful companion on the journey, one who shares with honesty
and reality her own life struggles and successes, her humanity as well
as her divinity. She is a gift!
Sheila James, Mediator and
I do not know a more passionate
and committed role model for being in truth
and coming from love. With incredible wisdom, love and integrity, she
teaches from that intention. She cuts away the extraneous, to examine
the myriad ways that I have denied my divine humanness. Finally, I am
left with the choices that are only mine to make, revealing the bottom
line of needing to fall in love with myself. The work I've done with
Barbara has been an amazing blessing to my life. God's Love truly pours
through Barbara's work. It is life-changing.
Artist and Pathwork Facilitator
Santa Fe, New Mexico
I met Barbara nearly four years ago as I was just starting to awaken
from six years of darkness. My journey with her has been filled with
raw awakenings, joy and honestly. Barbara is
a teacher, a healer, a loving guide
and a friend. It is her commitment to speaking and seeking the truth
that provides an opportunity to move beyond our misconceptions, our
masks and our old "stories" in order to find and love our true selves.
San Francsico, CA
My commitment to deepen was the change I promised myself after cancer.
My ego wasn't as important as my need to know who I am and why I always
seem to choose approval from outside myself. As I fought, stretched,
and explored my lower self with this human named Barbara, I grew. She
is not an easy teacher, but I never liked anything easy and with that I
can rely on her to call me on my pretenses and meet
me in those scary places I'm too afraid to traverse alone.
Bonnie Chung, M.A.
Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies with a certification in
Conflict Resolution, JFKU; Pathworker, Certified Massage Therapist,
San Francisco, California
I met Barbara when she came to
Brazil to a Pathwork meeting last year. The
strength of her loving and simple teachings touched my heart deeply.
She helped me find all the joy that exists hidden behind the sadness
and that "whenever you are in fear, you cannot love." I am grateful to
the wisdom of these words.
Simone Abaib, Pediatric
Surgeon, Affiliate Professor of the Department of Surgery of the
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; President of Safe Kids Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Barbara Glabman Cohen Azzara
is the Merciful Mother you
never had but wished you did.
Mychelle Charters, LCSW
Beverly Hills, California
I have had Pathwork sessions
with Barbara Azzara, and am grateful for her safe holding of the hurt,
unloving and frightened places inside me. I have benefited from her
gentle guidance and intuitive seeing of where I need to work inside.
Her teaching and healing are a valuable gift, and inspire
confidence and trust.
Lynnie Jenkins, Homeopath,
Co-chair of the Pathwork of Southeastern Europe
I have known Barbara for 10
years now. She entered my life in February 2000 and has been a
force to be reckoned with since then. Brilliant, uncannily insightful,
spiritually mastered and brutally honest.
I have grown to appreciate and love everything about her. Over the
years she has gone from being mentor, to great aunt, to merciful
mother. Although at times I wished I could reach out and strangle her
through the phone - it was those times when she loved me the most and
gave me the greatest gifts. I am a pretty tough cookie and her honesty
and timing where what I needed to propel my spiritual growth. Everyone
should be so fortunate to have a gift like Barbara in their life. I am
forever grateful for her and all that she has taught me.
Leda Anagnostopoulos, CHC, AADP
Long Island, New York
Vivo in Italia e non ci siamo
ne'mai incontrati e ne' nemmeno mai visti, solamente sentiti al
telefono. Ma la forza dei suoi insegnamenti vi raggiungera' "dentro", a
prescindere da qualsiasi ostacolo. La liberta', ed il
prendere responsabilita' della propria vita non sara' piu' un opzione.
Emiliano Manfren, Hotel Manager
Barbara is a master lover
of life, and her exuberance
and vast collection of skills and experience pour forth into all that
she creates--most especially in her heart-centered work as a teacher
Marjorie Bair, Therapist, Group Facilitator, Writer
Barbara Azzara came to teach in Brazil and several times I had the
pleasure to translate her workshops. I can testify that the students
had a great teacher in Barbara, a light
and witty, good humored person
that they love to be with. Barbara teaches from her heart and from a
great life of experience.
Lilian Grace Trebilcock, Pathwork Helper and Teacher
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact Rev. Barbara
Azzara (aka Glabman/Cohen)
530.432.3887 | Penn Valley, California
|Join the Love Letter Mailing List