I'm Amy Viola - sacred space maker & guide.
Above: A sneak-peek of our cozy healing space
The work I share today has been catalyzed by my own suffering and the tender art of finding my way back home, time and time again.
From a very young age, I learned to be ashamed of my body and my emotions, which caused me to be driven by fear for many, many years. I was constantly anxious and created walls in all of my relationships to 'protect' myself. It felt like I was always hiding. I carried a deep fear of men, and never let them get close to me, both physically and emotionally.
I received my first Reiki session in 2010 and sobbed on the table within minutes of laying down. In that moment, I opened a part of myself that had been shutdown for as long as I could remember. I chose to feel my pain and release it. I vividly remember how I felt laying there after all the tears washed through me - light, floating, and expansive.
This experience changed the trajectory of my path. I continued seeing my Reiki teacher who became my mentor, and began practicing on myself and with others. I got more in touch and in tune with my own energetic healing capabilities. My connection to Spirit became more tangible through the sessions. Looking back, my experience with the Reiki acted as a doorway into what I call 'energetic bodywork'. My hands, body, and intuition began working with the energy of the clients in their own unique way, and the Reiki energy seemed to be less in the forefront.
I continued to explore other realms of healing, and went to Costa Rica several times to train and explore myself. The community of PachaMama has been a significant part of my journey. I completed my YTT there in 2014, and 2 years later, the Clarity Breathwork training.
I have been serving as an energetic bodyworker, a Holistic Birth Doula, a Breathwork practitioner, and guide over the past 10 years.
My sessions will always weave together both breathwork and energywork in the way I feel is best suitable for whom I'm working with.
Whether it be through energetic bodywork, breathwork, or raw conversation, creating a safe, loving space to guide others through their pain and resistance is what I feel I am here to do.
I see myself as a mirror, reflecting back to you which parts of yourself are asking for more attention and love.
Together, we have the potential to create an intimate relationship with your Darkness and your Light, while cultivating a deeper sense of self-trust and self-empowerment during and after our time together.
It is an honour to learn, share, and grow with every one of you. Thank you for being here.
WE NEED EACH OTHER.
I'm currently living in the charming city of Haarlem (The Netherlands), with my partner and 3 year old son, where I offer sessions from our cozy at-home healing space.
I also travel to facilitate breathwork ceremonies all over The Netherlands, and occasionally internationally.