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My journey to you

Welcome to Transcend Breathwork

My name is Amanda Asta, I am a Certified Clarity Breathwork practitioner, world traveller, foodie, and my highest values are freedom and connection. I am also the founder of Transcend Academy, a labour of love and thoughtful intention, is one of the most robust breathork trainings in the world.

Since a young age I have been fascinated by people (what makes them tick), and health (whether it be nutrition, exercise, or meditation). Over the years I sustained some traumas which impacted me a great deal; namely watching my dad pass away when I was 24, and later on, sexual assault. I tried counselling and that helped me vent but it didn’t seem to help me heal. I was just reliving the traumas every time I spoke of them. Having hit a wall, I began exploring different healing modalities; some of which were a bit ‘out there’ to me, because I figured I had nothing to lose.

I travelled to Peru for 2 months and tried plant medicines, Inner Child Work, Reiki, Theta Healing and Clarity Breathwork. Out of them all, the one that impacted me the most was Clarity Breathwork.

When I went into the Clarity Breathwork group session I had no expectations or knowledge about it. I had just heard someone say that it was ‘amazing’ and I should try it. So I thought I would give it a go. In the first 5-10 minutes or so I got a bit cynical and thought to myself “Okay this is nice, but ‘amazing’ I’m not so sure”. That’s when it hit me, my body started to get this tingling sensation in my hands. Then it moved up into the crown of my head and face. That’s when Hanna, our practitioner, came over and touched my face and I began to weep. Suddenly I had all this profound clarity and this emotional release that needed to come out.

It was unbelievable.

Right after the session I knew I needed to share this with others. It’s been an incredible tool for major shifts in my life and understanding the foundation of my belief systems that have shaped my perspective.


I also like that it’s natural. We don’t have to use any devices or substances to heal, we have the ability to heal ourselves and that’s empowering. Plus, it’s safe.


Since completing all five levels of Clarity Breathwork training with Dana Delong and Ashanna Solaris I have been honoured to serve clients one-on-one with Breathwork in Vancouver, and internationally over Skype. When magic strikes, I also partner with other health professionals to host nourishing retreats and workshops around the world. Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming events here.


If you are looking for personal healing, the most transformative offering I have bar none is the personal transformation in our Level 1 of our breathwork training. We cover all of the layers of your personal conditioning and deep psyche from birth to death and rebirth over 10 weeks. With weekly one-on-one sessions, we go to  a very in-depth level which you may have only ever known from plant medicines, except here we use the breath. It's via this consistent cadence, integrated into your daily life that we can foster transformative change you can see in real time. Instead of a retreat which feels so good and leaves you with a sort of hang-over when you return home, this program serves you within your life, changing it every week so there's no going backwards. If you want to change your life and the lives of others, I recommend you explore our Breathwork training. If you've never tried Breathwork before and are curious to experience what it's like, reach out to book a session. I would be honoured to show you the power of your own breath.

Asta Kay
Founder: Amanda Asta

  • Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner
  • Certified AUM Tantra Teacher
  • Member of the International Breathwork Foundation
  • Member of the World Federation for Mental Health
  • Hosted retreats and workshops around the world from New York to Vancouver, Bali to Costa Rica, Mexico and beyond. 
  • Published over 50 times in domestic and international publications
  • Certified Life Coach
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia
  • Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Performed over 20 public speeches for both professional and academic audiences
  • Worked with various plant medicines in Peru

  • Trained in Incan Munay-Ki Rites of Peru
  • Studied Indigenous Plant Medicines at Kwantlen First Nation
  • Hridaya Yoga: Module One
  • Hridaya Yoga: "The Flowering of Love", Conscious Relationships
  • Hridaya Yoga: Tantric Sacred Sexuality
  • Crisis-line volunteer at Vancouver Rape Relief
  • Fluent in Swedish, proficient in German and French
​​Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner & Life Coach
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