2023 Breathwork Summit
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Steph Magenta is a breathwork facilitator and teacher, shamanic practitioner, and advanced Oxygen Advantage facilitator. She is the founder of UK-based Seven Directions® Breathwork and the co-founder of Integrative Breath, two training programs proudly certified by the GPBA (Global Professional Breathwork Alliance).
Steph places great importance on the integration aspect of any somatic practices which have the potential to elicit significant change or breakthrough for the person experiencing the work.
Steph’s background in substance misuse and addiction research inspired her three-decade career in health and wellbeing, from running her own juice bars and plant-based cafes to establishing healing centers and her own breathwork training programs.
She is passionate about healing through somatic practice, which informs her grounded, heart-centered, and trauma-aware approach to the practice of breathwork. She is an award-winning proponent of sexual freedom advocacy, has trained in Dr Betty Martin's Wheel of Consent, and is currently training in TRE® (Trauma Releasing Exercises).
On a personal level, Steph’s extensive work with plant medicines, embodiment therapies, and talk therapies has transformed her life. Having converted her own suffering into her superpowers, she is now happy to take her place as a wise elder in her communities. She is an advocate of cold exposure, clean eating/detox protocols, core strength training, breath awareness, and nervous system regulation as a route to ongoing health and wellness.
Niraj Naik is a former certified pharmacist turned holistic health and breathwork expert. As a “legal drug dealer,” he witnessed many patients going home with bags full of drugs each month, rarely getting better and usually going on to suffer from other diseases. He also saw the debilitating side effects of the prescription medications, which drove many of the patients to need other drugs to ease the side effects from the first round of prescriptions — a vicious cycle.
The stress and overwhelm of dishing out pills got the better of him, and Niraj was housebound for nearly a year with ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune condition. He was left with the option of becoming a guinea pig for a new untested drug, or undergoing a colectomy (removal of the colon). He chose neither option, and began his search to learn from those who had great success in curing themselves (or others) from chronic illness.
He learned a combination of natural treatments, including yogic and Ayurvedic practices, and adopted new dietary recommendations. He studied healing methods through meditation, pranayama, and mind-power techniques like self-hypnosis and NLP. He also discovered powerful techniques of sound and music therapy as tools for reducing stress and promoting self-healing. Today, Niraj lives symptom-free, and has helped hundreds of others do the same.
Niraj is the founder of SOMA Breath — the global wellness and breathwork movement taking the world by storm. SOMA Breath combines the ancient yogic wisdom of pranayama with modern-day science. Taking inspiration from ancient scriptures like the Rig Veda, Niraj has created a breathwork practice that intricately combines science and spirituality. SOMA Breath takes you on a multisensory meditation journey, combining specially crafted brainwave-entrainment music, breathwork, and visualization techniques. Participants regularly describe moments of pure bliss, connection to Source, profound spiritual experiences, and emotional releases.