Amy Sigfusson Clarity Breathwork
My mission is to provide and facilitate a safe space for my clients to tap into an expanded sense of awareness and consciousness through the breath. I believe that from this space, we are able to release the fear and suffering that is holding us back in life, ultimately guiding us to liberation and empowerment. I aim to share the tools that I have acquired through my trainings and life experience with anyone who is willing to grow towards their full potential. I support my clients in creating a strong sense of trust within themselves, using the innate wisdom of their breath.
My quest for holistic healing began as I studied at the University of Manitoba on a volleyball scholarship. Despite being involved in athletics, I suffered from severe anxiety and body image issues. I felt uninspired and struggled to focus on my academics, knowing that there was a deeper purpose in my life that I had yet to explore. The only thing that provided me with relief and clarity was the Reiki and energy healing I was both practicing and receiving, which opened me up to a healthy, new perspective around my personal challenges.
My fascination for healing arts was sparked in 2010 when I received my first Reiki session. I found myself sobbing within minutes, as it was the first time in a long time that I could feel deep rooted emotions in my body. The tears were followed by an encompassing feeling of peace, as my teacher guided me to connect clearly with my heart. I was immediately inspired to share this transformational work with others. Within months I was attuned with my Levels 1 and 2, and my relationship with my intuition intensified and deepened as my practice developed. Two years later, I became a Reiki Master. With a newfound sense of self, I continuously engaged myself in other alternative healing modalities and lifestyle habits that supported my truth, my health, and my overall well being.
In 2012, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and History and eagerly followed my heart’s call to Vancouver to pursue my interest in holistic healing, even though I didn’t know how that would take form. This move opened many doorways for self healing and self discovery and it wasn’t long before I found a deep resonance with the path of yoga. In 2014, I participated in a wild and transformative program in the jungles of PachaMama, Costa Rica, becoming a Certified Yoga Teacher. As an extension of my travels, I made my way to the Peruvian jungle to surrender into a series of sacred plant medicine ceremonies in combination with intensive psychotherapy. These experiences were the catalyst for a deeper understanding of internal darkness, and it’s essential relationship with our light. Understanding the significance of duality showed me that through this honest and humble exploration, we can heal ourselves and ease the suffering in our lives.
I came to the realization that I had been suppressing deep seeded emotions from a very young age, which were buried in my subconscious, due to traumatic events and cultural conditioning. This was keeping me stuck and creating disease in my body and in my life. I could finally identify the heavy pain and limitations that this self denial was causing me. Only then was I able to embrace these emotions and release all shame and resistance I had around them. Through the honouring of this ‘darkness’, deep transformation and empowerment became available to me. Simply put, my life changed for the better. My anxiety was put to rest, I established a harmonious relationship with my body, and I was no longer afraid or ashamed to welcome ‘negative’ emotions that were longing for attention.
Over the years, my involvement in the childcare industry has played an important role in my life. Children are valuable teachers who beautifully exemplify transparency and fluidity through human expression. They have been a consistent reminder for me to be in total allowance of all of my emotions without judgement or reservation. Through this art of living, children have shown me healing that is possible through authentic expression. By becoming a birth doula, I developed my desire for supporting families and children through the delicate time of pregnancy and childbirth. I am passionate about educating and supporting women and their children with respectful births. This experience has allowed me to delve into the depths of my calling; to provide empathy and hold space for others in deeply emotional and vulnerable states.
In March of 2016, I was back in the jungle at PachaMama to complete the Clarity Breathwork Training. After studying and experiencing the divine and metaphorical connection between breath and life and its profound effect on our growth and evolution, I have chosen to pursue this breathwork alongside my energywork. It is an honour to be of service and share this profoundly transformational work. I look forward to walking this path together.