Niraj Naik, aka the Renegade Pharmacist, is a well-known health, wellness, and breathwork master. He initially worked as a community pharmacist in the UK but quickly realized that instead of helping people actually get better, his role was to dish out as many medications as possible. This harsh reality caused him a lot of stress which initially manifested itself into a chronic autoimmune condition called Ulcerative Colitis.
Not willing to accept medical advice which would leave him on prescription drugs for the rest of his life, Niraj decided to take matters into his own hands. At this time, a close family friend of his, Swami Ambikananda, allowed him to see this as an opportunity to prove that we all have the power within to heal ourselves. Learning some powerful breathwork techniques from his Swami, combined with health and nutritional knowledge that he already knew, Niraj ended up going into remission in just 10 months.
At this point, Niraj just knew he had to share what he learned with the world. He set out on a mission to learn alternative healing modalities and along the way got to train with masters in their field like multiple world record holder Wim Hof, Britains Top Therapist Marisa Peer and Author of "A Medical Understanding Of Yoga" Dr Prakash Malshe.
After years of studying and experimenting with different modalities, Niraj combined his vast knowledge of breathwork, yoga, brainwave music and guided meditation techniques to create SOMA Breathwork.