Zohara Zofia Rotem is a Pianist, Educator, Suzuki Talent Education Teacher Trainer, Speaker, Mentor and Soul Purpose Guide™.The Souloist podcast brings you uplifting conversations about music, soul, education, life and many things in between. Inspired by years of studying music and soul, shamanism a… read more
Rupda is a councillor, therapist and corporate coach.
She works with people around the globe in areas of conscious leading, self-leading and self-development.
Rupda has spent over 45 years dedicated to a conscious …
Weather affects our being…our mood.
The changes of seasons, seasonal fruits, seasonal clothes, seasonal colours.
The weather whispers.
Weather brings …
Life gives us lemons, and sometimes life gives us pearls.
Things in life go in pairs: love and grief, light and dark, gain and loss etc.
It's only natural that we prefer the “good” side.
When we go through …
Since I remember myself, I wanted to be a mother and a teacher.
These two topics are very close to my heart – motherhood and education.
I was asked a question : “ How can we help our children today?”.
To raise children …
Reflecting on life, big words, the universe within us and us within the universe.
On slowing down and the gift of our being.
And ending with John O'Donohue words:
"May we learn to return
And rest in the beauty
Many children suffer from having too many activities.
“Keeping children busy” has become a norm.
Children have their own pace and need to have time for thinking, for day dreaming, for wonder.
Helping children develop …
Today I am in conversation with Dr Marcus Bussey.
Marcus is a futurist and educator with a keen interest in intercultural encounters. He has taught …
Introducing “Soul moments”- short episodes that will come to you between the longer ones.
And today we bring the question: where are the elders?
Everyone has been or will be visited by death and grief at some point.
We go through this experience in different ways.
We ignore, we deny, we avoid.
We might even not do it deliberately.
We grieve differently and at …
When children are seen and trusted in their ability, they learn with joy and ease
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Changes in the world and life will continue to occur and accelerate.
Since it is difficult to keep up with the pace of change, it might be a good …
All feeling are welcome.
There's a place for all of them.
Some realisations at the end of my trip.
And some things i'm grateful for.
Today i'm talking with you while travelling, about:
I was invited to school to discuss these …
In this episode we talk about:
Age- ageing- ageism
To “look young”
We need to change the way we look at age
To become old is a privilege
We get …
Today I'm in conversation with Braxton Neate, a Suzuki Talent Education Cello teacher.
We speak about:
· Tone and Soul
· Suzuki’s Vision
· Changing …
Reflecting on children in wars, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Trying to foster hope in my heart and inquire what I can do in times like these.
Sparks of hopes for me are reading wisdom words:
§ Our …
"Every child has an unlimited potential", Dr Shinichi Suzuki
So, how do we motivate children to do their work - practice their instrument, do their homework, help in the house etc.
Do we need to motivate them?
When we stop and slow down the minutes become thicker and longer.
When we slow down we have more time ; time becomes more spacious.. more precious.
When we empty the mind the heart fills up.
Grief contains wisdom. And …
How can we go beyond division
Sweet intimacy and/or Self love
The place we could meet beyond our divide.
Let Soul speak and wait for the wonder.
Everything in life changes, if we like it or not.
As 2021 is coming to an end i reflect on language, hope and wonder.
Wishing you a year of wonder.
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"How are you ? "
A very common question that is asked and answered almost automatically.
Here's another perspective on this loaded , encompassing and important question.
If you enjoy the podcast, please share it with …
Today I’m in conversation with Moana Pearl.
Moana is a culture activist, ritual maker, mother and dreamer of a new paradigm. She supports women to …
" Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people" - C.J Jung
Shadow Work is the way of becoming aware of what we are unaware of.
Exploring our hidden parts.
Getting to know in …
Paul is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and an artist.
He holds a medical degree and Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of …
“Inspired” by the current lockdown here...
Reflecting on the frustration I hear children expressing about drifting in and out of schooling in …
How many times have you heard:
We are back after more than 2 months away.
This has been time of walking in the valley of death with my beloved man.
I'm sharing here little snippets of the journey of loosing loved ones, the new relationships with …
“I’ve been reflecting on your lecture which I appreciated so much. Thank you. Especially the part about how families /society have changed. It was a relief for me as a young teacher to hear that what happens now is not …
On Sunday we'll be celebrating Mother's Day here.
This is a perfect time to reflect, celebrate, acknowledge and appreciate on the role of …
Today I'm in conversation with Veta and Barbara, two of my soul sisters.
The three of us are passionate, curious and concerned about the topic of …
In these fast changing times we reflect on the role of educators and adults in the future of the world.
The enormity of the changes that are going …
Life comes in packages, or so it seems.
Love comes with hate. Light with dark. Joy with sorrow. Gain with loss.
Friendship with animosity. Connection with disconnection. Expansion with contraction. Success with failure. …
Today I’m in conversation with my dearest friend Ewa Henner.
Ewa is an artist, medical doctor, psychotherapist, Qigong teacher, among many things she studied. She is a Wise Woman who embodies the traits of a shaman in …
We want our children to become self motivated.
We wish for them to have the will and desire to acquire ability, talent and knowledge; things we need in order to grow, survive and thrive.
How can we pass on to them the …
Life is experienced in beats. Each beat has its Taste...Essence...Story.
And there’s a gap between the beats.
We plan. We expect. We dream. We wish. We prepare.
But things don’t always turn up the way we wanted.
How can …
Today we are doing something new. instead of a solo (or 'soulo') conversation, where I have my conversations with you, we are having a conversation …
“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” (Confucius)
What makes us see beauty?
· What is the driving force that makes one person see beauty while another cannot see it?
· what makes us see it one day …
By now we've established : 1. pleasant practice (episode 23). 2. Turning up (episode 25) and 3. Practice content (episode 27).
This week we talk about time - this rare commodity in today's world.
We want to help our …
Today is St Valentine day.
Did you know that the ancient story behind Valentine's Day is more brutal than romantic?
It all goes back to a mysterious, third century saint who suffered a brutal fate.
Listen here to some …
Week 3 of Back to the Groove - the series of establishing practice routine after the long holiday break.
This week we plan the content of the …
Language and environment are connected.Language is embedded in the world we live in.And the world we live in is embedded in the language we speak.Language welcomes the new born. And it starts before birth. The language …
Week 2 of Back to the Groove- the series of establishing practice routine after the long holiday break. This week we TURN UP. If you could get …
In the southern hemisphere academic year starts now.
Students are going back to school after a long holiday of 6 -7 weeks.
How do we go back to …
?מאיפה הגיע הרעיון הזה
... הוא בא מאותו מקום שמגיעים ממנו תינוקות... ורעיונות
מה זה אומר? זה אומר שמהיום תוכלו למצוא חלק מהפרקים - גם בעברית
שאלתם.... ביקשתם...ושמחה לספק
בחרתי להתחיל עם נושא שבוער היום כתמיד (וקצת …
Two themes appear in this episode.
One is a myth about a "witch" and the other a reflection about Corona times.
They are bound by a name - the …
One of the greatest ways to practice "tricky" bits is to stop JUST BEFORE them.
When you learn /practice a piece , Instead of playing the whole …
My Grandfather Leo was a very gracious man.
In this podcast I'm sharing with you some of the thoughts that came up today, on his birthday.
How he affected my life, and how he lives in me long after he's died.
"So long …
What a year this has been for the teachers among us !
We were called go much beyond the comfort zones of the teaching we had known.
It held so MANY challenges to all of us: Suzuki Teachers,Instrumental teachers AND …
In the last month of 2020 we gathered around in circles ( online) to send off 2020 .
These were circles of women, elders, teachers and parents.
Parents and teachers often ask about the process of moving from childhood to adolescence in learning a musical instrument.
The Suzuki program follows …
A raw, unprepared, unfiltered conversation about experiences that create newness of being, every day of our life.
"Dot Dot Dot"
In the presence of mystery, we experience authenticity.
Living in the present moment can …
"We need to feel like we are on the right track, especially when we step into unfamiliar territories."
I use the word "praise" here as:
*. *. *.
I’m looking to grow the podcast to reach more …
Announcing a new stream of the Souloist podcast -The SuzukiCast.
This podcast will cover Suzuki Talent Education Topics.
For teachers, parents and …
On old people, Women and Children. When will we embrace who we are? We are coming in myriads of colours. A rainbow of us. We are different BUT equal. …
Imagination is needed now more than ever, to birth a new world.
Welcome your children’s imagination.
Allow your own imagination.
The domain of imagination is free for all and has no expiry date.
"Imagination is more …
What is competition
Why we compete
What part of us it serves
How are we conditioned to compete
Reflecting on competing , comparing, inspiration and sharing.
I invited you to reflect with me on all of these.
Music can become an intimate experience for the player when she knows how to listen with different ears.
We can be so far from the image that
Piano skill is life skill. What we put in acquiring a musical skill is what we …
A special episode for Mother's Day today, to honour, respect and celebrate the role of mothers in the world.
The seen and unseen in motherhood.
In times of lock down , 'something' is pushing its way out.
In amidst the pain, sorrow and grief, 'something' wants to be born.
Everyone is born with a gift.
When the world is a labour pain we are called to look for the …
* What can we invest in these times of financial uncertainty?
*The thought process in uncertainty
* This too shall pass?
* Control or illusion?
Teaching & learning piano (among other musical instruments) online in Corona times.
Counting the loses and (surprise surprise ) the gains.
Keeping the big picture in mind.
What can we learn, how can we grow so we …
The place of Authenticity, honesty and spontaneity in today's life.
Allowing everything to BE
Waves of feelings, thoughts and inner voices - how to handle them
When are we enough.
Allowing for more than …
Lockdown becomes a new reality.
The things i miss.. the ones i took for granted... In my conversation with soul received the 7 pillars of sanity. …
Time to unite in circles around the world
Announcing Zoom with Zohara for Suzuki Teachers, Suzuki Parents and Soul Seekers.
In this episode we talk …
Why podcast... why me.... why now ... Sharing with you what brought me here, to talking to you.
We will be sitting in circle together, exploring ideas …
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