About sOMA breath

Breathe in beats.
Breathe in love. 
Breathe in light.
Breathe together.

ELEVATE EMOTIONS

Raise your level of vibrational energy.

Rhythmic Breathing

Naturally align your body and heart coherence.

Entrainment Music

Music to inspire and empower your experience.

what is soma breathwork meditation?

Breathe in Beats

If you are looking for a meditation experience with more energy and active, intentional breathing, this is it! Whether you have never meditated before, are just starting out, are curious about this practice, want to try it, have dabbled in it, or have been meditating for years, join us – ALL are welcome and encouraged! 

SOMA breathwork combines the best of a calming visualization with rhythmic breathing techniques (pranayama) and “entrainment” music to raise vibrational energy and improve heart coherence. When done as a group, the positive effects are even more amplified. Read on to find out more about the healing advantages of SOMA breathwork meditation.

SOMA influences

SOMA is a complete holistic system of breathwork techniques. There is no one size fits all, and SOMA takes into account everyone is different and requires different breathing techniques depending on their needs. SOMA is based on the core pranayama yoga techniques that have the most scientific evidence to support their function. It is inspired by the most revered Pranayama Kumbhaka technique and the Rig Veda, that is the basis of modern day Hinduism and the Vedic philosophy that yoga originates from. It is also inspired by the breathwork technique that is the core of the Wim Hof Method, created by Wim Hof; the work of Dr Prakash Malshe, an Indian doctor based near Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga who uses pranayama and yoga to treat his patients; and Swami Ambikananda Saraswati, who has one of the most popular yoga schools in the UK that is based on the earliest recorded traditional yoga practices.

breathwork benefits

Learning and practicing the 5 core breathwork techniques of SOMA can lower your blood pressure, reduce inflammation, activate stem cells and repair cells, promote growth of good bacteria, and cleanse the bowels.

All of the techniques inside of SOMA Breathwork can be used to help with a variety of chronic health issues that are triggered by chronic emotional stress, autoimmune disease, metabolic diseases, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

Some of the areas where SOMA Breathwork may be beneficial:
• Lose weight
• Increase energy
• Access more creative states of mind
• Heal quicker
• Get deeper sleep
• Improve digestion
• Live longer
• Improve mood
• Reduce anxiety/panic
• Reduce inflammation
• Clear asthma, congestion, sinus problems

who this isn't for

All techniques are designed to be a complementary addition to existing treatment and not a replacement for them. While SOMA Breathwork is considered safe, it is always best to seek medical advice before doing any alternative holistic practice.

Because some of the breathwork includes elements of intermittent hypoxic training (IHT), people with the following conditions should not participate:
– high blood pressure, epilepsy, heart conditions
– pregnant women
– acute somatic and viral diseases
– chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD-II and COPD-III)
– chronic diseases with symptoms of decompensation or terminal illness
– individual intolerance of oxygen insufficiency
– cancer, unless IHT is prescribed by a doctor
– people with epilepsy, pacemakers or heart arrhythmias, unless treatment is under direct medical supervision

Lisa Osiecki

Founder of Connected Breaths, Certified SOMA Breathwork Meditation Facilitator

Hello, my name is Lisa, the founder of Connected Breaths. I am the first certified SOMA breathwork instructor in the Detroit/Southeast Michigan area, as well as one of the first in the state of Michigan and in the United States. I am located in the Ferndale/Pleasant Ridge area and host breathwork events and workshops throughout the metro Detroit area, as well as other locations in Michigan and beyond.

I have been dabbling in different styles of meditation on and off for a few years now – mostly what you might consider traditional visualization meditation, guided meditation, japa, and transformational breath.  I even ventured into a sweat lodge experience in Costa Rica. What I love about this breathwork is its ability to both calm and energize me, as well as keep me engaged. In other forms of meditation I would wander off into my thinking mind and have to continually bring myself back into the experience. With SOMA Breathwork, I can stay in the present moment throughout the session, and am able to reach much higher levels of peacefulness and self awareness.