Amy Schaller is a breathwork practitioner based in Tucson, Ariz., with 20+ years’ experience working in non-profit and higher-education settings that support and provide essential social services, including peer-based recovery from substance abuse and mental health disorder. Her community-based work has led her to work in domestic and sexual abuse prevention, at-risk youth development, STI and HIV prevention, accessible education, and peer-based recovery programs. She is a first-generation college graduate and has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona.
Amy’s personal healing journey began 10 years ago when she got sober and began receiving treatment for clinical depression and anxiety. Since then, she has explored many modalities to support her healing, including counseling, support groups, 12-step recovery programs, self-help literature, writer’s groups, sweat ceremonies, massage therapy, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, Reiki, shamanic journeying, moon circles, and more. She was introduced to breathwork in 2017 by fellow Breathwork for Recovery practitioner Danielle Hering, and she was instantly struck by the intense healing she experienced after just one session. Amy believes that breathwork helped integrate much of the healing work she has done in her life, but nothing has felt as powerful as the healing she experienced through her breathwork practice.
From that moment, Amy felt called to explore breathwork more and soon began training to become a breathwork facilitator in order to bring this important modality to the Tucson community. Amy believes that breathwork is such a transformative experience that can alleviate so much of our human suffering that she recently left her full-time career to grow her breathwork practice.
Amy was trained to facilitate breathwork professionally and has completed the David Elliott Healer Training series.