Amanda Asta is a breathwork practitioner and the founder of Transcend Academy, one of the world’s most robust breathwork training programs.
What makes an opportunity exciting to you – in business or in life?
I love to think of solutions that have a meaningful impact that will help people. Especially if it involves some element of creativity.
What are you up to right now that people should know about?
I’m thrilled we are now accepting applications for our next Breathwork practitioner training program, which starts in March. It’s exciting to build our community because of the incredible impact of this work; it will affect thousands of lives. My students tell me they love breathwork and this program because they are gaining the tools to heal themselves just as much as others, which is why I love this work. Every week I hear that this program has changed someone’s life, which is beautiful and humbling. More students mean more people learning and receiving the powerful benefits of breathwork. I can’t wait to see them take on the world! We have students who are pairing breathwork with physio, yoga, palliative care, and grief work. We have womb mamas who want to bring breathwork to their women’s work containers, people who want to work with CEOs, men’s support groups, and more. It’s a beautiful thing to see all the different ways they are taking this modality, and how many people they will help along the way. If you are passionate about helping people and you want to blow people’s minds, open their hearts, and empower them to heal themselves, apply here [https://transcend-academy.mykajabi.com/breathworker-question-level-1], we’d love to meet you.
Who or what keeps you motivated in business and in life?
Seeing so much suffering and problems throughout the world. I really believe that we need to level up our consciousness as a species so we can solve a lot of these problems together. This starts on an individual level – working on our personal development and healing our traumas so we can stop this domino effect of projection and wounding. I think when you look at our problems across the spectrum of environmental, political, human rights, etc., it’s all a reflection of where we’re at on a personal level. For me, breathwork is the tool for that transcendence because it broadens our perspectives and enables us to tap into things beyond our bodies. From there, we can revolutionize the systems which we have inherited and reduce suffering. So, this keeps me motivated to continue to spread Breathwork.
If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell you?
Stop looking around for direction from others; be still and listen inside.
When you first started your career, how did you know you were ready and what made you start?
When I first started breathwork I knew immediately it was what I was searching for. I was looking for a healing modality that was actually transformative – I had tried reiki, theata healing, inner child work, counseling, bioenergy healing, hypnotherapy, and Breathwork was the most powerful of them all. I knew I had finally found ‘the’ thing…and I was going to do whatever I had to do to make it my career. In terms of being ready in a conventional sense, I don’t think many of us ever arrive at “ready” it’s just a matter of wanting something more than we are afraid.So for anyone who is passionate about something, just start building and know you can always change things as you go. The rest is usually procrastination or self-sabotage perfectionism that’s rooted in self-limiting beliefs, so love yourself up and heal that (breathwork is great for this). The world is waiting for you.
What are some of your goals to accomplish this year?
This year I’d like to hire more Breakworkers so we can train more than triple the students of last year. I’d also like to work with more people in leadership, from politicians to CEO’s to further broaden their paradigms and deepen their ability to lead from their truth. I connect people to the heart, so they can lead from their heart instead of their ego, which is more fulfilling and sustainable over a course of a career and builds a true legacy. I’d also like to spread more awareness about Breathwork so that it reaches more people.
On a personal level, my word for the year is joy, and that is a theme I’m going to weave through everything I do. Meeting my future husband would also be fun, haha!
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