Soma Breath®

Soma Breath is based on ancient breathing techniques backed by new scientific discoveries. It is both easy and safe for you to do, has proven results through research, has lots of health benefits, and most people just love it!

What is Soma Breath®?

Soma Breath is a sequence of therapeutic breathwork techniques combined with brainwave music and guided meditation to awaken to your full human potential. It is based on ancient pranayama techniques put together in a specific sequence to create a state change in your body, emotions and mind, bringing you to inner peace and harmony.

The Soma Breath practice involves using various breathing patterns, breath retention, and movement exercises designed to increase oxygen levels in the body, release stress and tension, and activate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. We use music during both NIT/TRE and Soma Breath to enhance the experience. During Soma Breath the music will also assist you in the different breathing patterns.

Some of the benefits that’s been recorded using Soma breath are increased energy and focus, improved sleep, reduced anxiety and depression, and increased creativity and intuition.

Soma Breath is based on ancient breathing techniques backed by new scientific discoveries. It is both easy and safe for you to do, has proven results through research, has lots of health benefits, and most people just love it!

Soma Breath is another core technique in Siv’s work, and just like NIT/TRE, it can stand alone as a session or be combined with other techniques as described above.

Breathe With Us

In person sessions
Breathe with us! We offer in person group sessions. All our sessions are guided by Siv.
Live online
We also offer live online sessions. You can do Soma Breath at the comfort of your home.
At our events
We incorporate Soma Breath as one of our tools in our bigger events like FSC and Awaken.

Uses and contraindications of intermittent hypoxic training

In many of the Soma Breath sessions we use breath holds on the exhale. Most people can then achieve what we call Intermittent Hypoxia which basically means you lower the O2 (hypoxia) and increase CO2 in the blood for a short (intermittent) time. This has many health benefits (and there are actually machines that do this training for you if you have access to them). Here are some benefits.

IHT improves mitochondrial function and can enhance athletic and sports performance. IHT can be beneficial for the treatment of a wide range of degenerative diseases, including:

IHT is contra-indicated in case of:
Articles with more information about Intermittent Hypoxic Training:

About Siv

Siv Jøssang Shields has been a Soma Breath instructor since 2022. The method is highly suitable for group teachings and is safe and easily executable. She is also certified in HeartMath, hypnotherapy, TRE and Shamanic Practices. Her unique combination of these methods gives you many opportunities for inner exploration and transformation.

She and her colleague Alex Greene, works closely with the founder of Soma Breath, Niraj Naik, to make instructor courses in Neurogenic Tremoring (NIT/TRE) for the Soma Breath community.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, a Master’s degree in Physiology, and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. She has worked as a chiropractor since 1996 with thousands of patients.

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Important Cacao and Health Information

Cacao is bitter

100% pure cacao is bitter. As with any bitter, too much can make you nauseous. Most drink less than 2 to 3 ounces (57 to 85 grams) of cacao a day. Over time, as your body attunes to the cacao, you may find that you need less cacao to feel the full effect. Less can be more. Pay attention to what your body is telling you.


Depending on dose, SSRI antidepressants and anti-psychotics are not compatible with the MAOI’s (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) in cacao. Low to average doses should be ok, people on higher doses should drink less cacao. Check with your doctor.

Heart Rate

Our cacao will raise your heart rate slightly. If an increase in your heart rate could cause a medical problem, drink less. Check with your doctor.

Blood Pressure

Many folks with low blood pressure tell Keith that our cacao (low-caffeine) stabilizes their heart and helps them. Check with your doctor.

Other substances

Our cacao increases blood flow to the brain by 30-40%… so any other substances in your blood will be amplified.


Keith is often asked by people with a caffeine intolerance if they can use cacao. The caffeine content of cacao varies widely amongst cacao varieties and cacao makers. Most find our cacao to have a very low, to no-caffeine feel.


Use less, according to the child’s body weight. It depends on the child. They will let you know. Children who have had an appropriate amount of cacao are more focused.


Real cacao contains compounds that can kill dogs, cats, parrots, and horses. Don’t let them eat it!