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Gateways to Awakening is a gateway for your own spiritual journey.

Today, people are suffering from stress and anxiety like no other time in history. Mental illness is on the rise, and people are either self-medicating or numbing out with a variety of distractions. In one on one conversations with leading experts in wellness and spirituality, Gateways to Awakening will share best practices and offer a gateway to help those who are interested to expand their awareness and consciousness.

We’ll be asking these questions and more:

How can we become more connected to ourselves and bring greater awareness to our lives?
How can we connect with our own voice and intuition and be on the highest life path possible?
Is there a greater intelligence, a primordial, intuitive intelligence, beyond just what we can access through our five senses today?

For the modern-day seekers, Gateways to Awakening asks these questions and explores conversations with experts in their fields. I’ll be talking to a variety of guests from Ph.D. academics in Reiki, Shiatsu, binaural beats, Chinese medicine practitioners, mystics, and even one of the leading experts on The Secret. I ask that you stay curious with me, as we navigate these questions and more with our guests. This is your journey, so pay attention to what makes you feel expansive and lighter.

Gateways to Awakening Hakawati | حكواتي

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 62 Ratings

Gateways to Awakening is a gateway for your own spiritual journey.

Today, people are suffering from stress and anxiety like no other time in history. Mental illness is on the rise, and people are either self-medicating or numbing out with a variety of distractions. In one on one conversations with leading experts in wellness and spirituality, Gateways to Awakening will share best practices and offer a gateway to help those who are interested to expand their awareness and consciousness.

We’ll be asking these questions and more:

How can we become more connected to ourselves and bring greater awareness to our lives?
How can we connect with our own voice and intuition and be on the highest life path possible?
Is there a greater intelligence, a primordial, intuitive intelligence, beyond just what we can access through our five senses today?

For the modern-day seekers, Gateways to Awakening asks these questions and explores conversations with experts in their fields. I’ll be talking to a variety of guests from Ph.D. academics in Reiki, Shiatsu, binaural beats, Chinese medicine practitioners, mystics, and even one of the leading experts on The Secret. I ask that you stay curious with me, as we navigate these questions and more with our guests. This is your journey, so pay attention to what makes you feel expansive and lighter.

    Regenerative Business: How to build a self-regulating business with Samantha Garcia

    Regenerative Business: How to build a self-regulating business with Samantha Garcia

    Today’s episode is with Samantha Garcia - the author of the bestselling book, Regenerative Business: How to Align Your Business with Nature for More Abundance, Fulfillment, and Impact, and is the founder of Dirty Alchemy, the marketing agency & consulting firm for conscious entrepreneurs, coaches & course creators.

    Sam hosts the Regenerative Business podcast and helps ambitious online business owners to build a thriving business ecosystem that contributes to a better world vision.
    Sam graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Physics and a minor in Environmental Science and went on to get a Permaculture Design Certification before moving to Maui in 2013. She co-founded the regenerative agriculture business, Living Earth Systems, with her now husband Eddy Garcia in 2015, on the side of growing her marketing business.
    Sam works and lives off-grid with her husband on their regenerative farm in Maui.

    We talk about the following and so much more:
    ✅ What a "regenerative business" is and why it's important in today's world
    ✅ What inspired her to get involved in the field of regenerative business practices, and what drives her passion for it
    ✅ Doing more than just “sustaining” our business
    ✅ The need for regenerating lands as an example of the ways one can set up the framework for regenerating your business
    ✅ Why working in cycles and seasonality is a method they use

    If you’d like to join the waitlist for my next coaching program, sign up @ www.InnerKnowingSchool.com

    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

    The power of breath to change your life with Finnian Kelly

    The power of breath to change your life with Finnian Kelly

    Today’s episode is with Finnian Kelly, the leading expert on living a life with Intentionality and disrupting the business world with his unique approach of using breathwork as a superpower. As a multi-time successful entrepreneur, Finnian Kelly has coached the CEOs and leadership teams of more than 150 companies.

    With impact and service always at the forefront of his ventures, he was featured on the National Geographic documentary Undercover Angel, a series featuring millionaires taking on discreet missions to benefit underprivileged communities. Finnian’s work has also been recognized on Business Insider, Forbes, Sky Business, Smart Company, LA Weekly and he is a featured guide on Othership - the leading breathwork app around the world.

    We talk about the following and so much more:
    ✅ What is breathwork? Why is breathwork so important?
    ✅ His unique approach of using breathwork as a superpower in leadership development
    ✅ How he discovered its potential
    ✅ Common challenges he sees in leaders when it comes to intentionality and purpose-driven leadership
    ✅ How he defines "leading with intention," and why he believes it's crucial in today's business world
    ✅ The role positive psychology plays in his work, and how it contributes to helping leaders transform their behaviors
    ✅ His feature on National Geographic's "Undercover Angel.

    If you’d like to join the waitlist for my next coaching program, sign up @ www.InnerKnowingSchool.com

    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

    How to be a confident photographer and unlock your creative self with Erin Outdoors

    How to be a confident photographer and unlock your creative self with Erin Outdoors

    Today’s episode is with Erin Sullivan, known as “Erin Outdoors”. Erin Sullivan’s photography is an exploration in wonder, creativity, and awe.

    Throughout her career, Erin has traveled to over 40 countries photographing landscapes and crafting stories from around the world built on curiosity and a desire to create connection.

    When she's not photographing the great outdoors, she's creating Our Great Indoors, a wondrous miniature series that blurs the line between real and imagined. Using everything from vegetables to jello, large outdoor spaces are re-invented into miniature scenes and viewers are invited to re-think the way they see the world, and their place in it. Erin and her work have been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The Drew Barrymore Show, and the TED stage. She believes that life provides each of us with an interdisciplinary education and encourages us all to use it intentionally.


    Everything about her can be found on her website, www.erinoutdoors.com

    We talk about the following and so much more:
    ✅ What photography means to her
    ✅ Where she draws inspiration from when she’s behind the camera
    ✅ What her creative process looks like when she approaches a new photography project
    ✅ What photography equipment she considers essential, and what she recommends for someone just starting in photography
    ✅ How travel influences her creative vision, and what advice she has for photographers on the road
    ✅ Some of her favorite places that she’s visited and taken photos - and why


    If you’d like to join the waitlist for my next coaching program, sign up @ www.InnerKnowingSchool.com

    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

    Becoming the highest version of yourself with Azrya and Benjamin (Bee) Bequer

    Becoming the highest version of yourself with Azrya and Benjamin (Bee) Bequer

    Today’s episode is with Azrya and Bee Bequer, the Co-Founding Stewards of KAVAN , a 30-acre retreat center on the South-Pacific coast of Mexico that serves as a nexus of gathering for a community committed to personal and social transformation.

    The husband and wife duo are also Co-Stewards of MUSA, a 500+acre, beachfront residential development. The Bequers have dedicated the past decade to their passionate desire to put power and resources into the hands of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and creatives.

    To support this work they co-authored the BEQOMING book and developed the BEQOMING Process, a unique and powerful methodology that integrates Transpersonal Psychology, Sociology, Systemic Theories, Leadership, Coaching, Breathwork, Neuroscience, and other embodiment practices.

    We talk about the following and so much more:
    ✅ What does spirituality mean to them and what role does it play in their lives?
    ✅ Why did they decide to write the book Beqoming, and the themes that readers have resonated most with?
    ✅ Their desire to build community and act as a catalyst for others
    ✅ Some of the themes about their courses on spiritual awakening, and what they’ve seen as a moment of transformation for individuals
    ✅ What is “Kavana”

    If you’d like to join the waitlist for my next coaching program, sign up @ www.InnerKnowingSchool.com

    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

    What the houses mean in astrology with Joanna Pitt

    What the houses mean in astrology with Joanna Pitt

    Today’s episode is with Joanna Pitt, a writer, evolutionary astrologer, yoga and meditation teacher, and producer of wellness events and media. A graduate of Duke University, she has an extensive career across Entertainment, Tech start-ups, Advertising, and the Wellness industry.

    Over the last decade, she has been focused on personal growth and expanding consciousness through different modalities including Kundalini yoga, meditation, mantra and sound healing, and the study and application of astrology. She is deeply inquisitive and passionate in using and teaching the language of the cosmos to understand how energy moves within us and reframe our experiences as divine gifts. She is currently recording an album of mantra music and producing a travel adventure series about the spiritual mysteries of the natural world. Learn more about Joanna’s astrology offerings at twinfawnsastrology.com

    We talk about the following and so much more:
    ✅ What is evolutionary astrology, and how is it different than other types of astrology?
    ✅ What are some of the major themes we should know about in our charts?
    ✅ What is the significance of the astrological houses in a birth chart?
    ✅ How many houses are there in an astrological chart, and what do they represent?
    ✅ What role do the twelve houses play in shaping an individual's personality and life experiences?
    ✅ How does the position of the Ascendant (Rising Sign) affect the first house in a birth chart?
    ✅ How do the houses relate to different life areas, such as career, relationships, home, and spirituality?

    If you’d like to join the waitlist for my next coaching program, sign up @ www.InnerKnowingSchool.com

    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

    How mastering your intuition can change your life, with Yasmeen Turayhi, host of Gateways to Awakening

    How mastering your intuition can change your life, with Yasmeen Turayhi, host of Gateways to Awakening

    Today’s episode is a little different! After 175 episodes, Yasmeen Turayhi, host of Gateways to Awakening, has now turned the mic on herself and asked her dear friend and past guest, Dr. Laurie Scolarie to interview her to share her inspiration for the show with her audience.


    Yasmeen Turayhi is a technology agency founder, a filmmaker, a 3x author, speaker, and 3x podcast host.

    She is the host of the show, “Gateways to Awakening”, focused on neuroscience, intuition, and consciousness produced by Hakawati. She has a Master Certification in Intuition Medicine and runs an Intuition school called the Inner Knowing School (InnerKnowingSchool.com) for Executives and Creatives, where she teaches them how to tap into their intuition and master their energy instead of their time.

    She is the writer, narrator, and director of the audio miniseries, Hyphenated-Journey which chronicles her life growing up Iraqi-American. The show premiered at the top of the carousel on Apple in 2022 and was shortlisted in the category “Changing the World One Moment At a Time” at the International Women’s Podcast Awards in London 2023.

    She is the writer and executive producer of “A Star in the Desert”, a short fantastical drama about a boy who creates his own fantastical reality on the eve of the first Gulf War, which was selected as a finalist in over eight international film festivals, winning two audience awards for “best child actor”.

    She is often reflecting on the nature of reality and how she can be a steward of the planet, and to be of service to others.


    We talk about the following and so much more:
    ✅ What is intuition?
    ✅ Her unique approach of creating transformation through energy management
    ✅ The two years she spent learning intuition at an academy that trains people on intuition development
    ✅ Why she started Gateways to Awakening
    ✅ Her intuition and transformational coaching program, Inner Knowing School

    If you’d like to join the waitlist for my next coaching program, sign up @ www.InnerKnowingSchool.com

    Please tag us and tell us what you loved! You can follow @Gateways_To_Awakening on Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to stay connected.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

velvetbrian ,

A gem of a podcast, jump in and start discovering!

I recently discovered and started listening to this podcast, which spans an incredibly wide range of topics from spirituality, dating, music, psychedelics, healing and psychology. Yasmeen is an amazingly gifted interviewer and speaker who shares the characteristics of the best: 1) wide-ranging and genuine curiosity about her interviewees and the subjects, 2) empathy and compassion, and 3) eloquence and conciseness in her questions. She asks short, simple, incisive questions and gives her interviewees space to answer. 160+ episodes might seem intimidating but just browse and pick a subject that intrigues you, I promise you will learn something about the topic that you’ll be able to use in your every day life to manifest change and improvement!

It’s Melissa ,

It’ll stop you in your tracks and change your life

This podcast has the magical ability to tell you exactly what you need to hear, in the moment you hearing it. What I love about Yasmeen’s interviewing style is she pushes her guests for actionable takeaways everybody can implement. She asks each guest to drill things down in simple steps. So you leave each podcast with a plan you can try and a call to action where you can read/watch/find more info.

Yasmeen’s voice is so soothing. Her guests are extremely interesting. The energy this podcast gives us exactly what the world needs right now.

If you are looking for more out of life, but you don’t quite know what or how, this is the podcast you need.

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Profound learnings to elevate yourself

Yasmeen is a phenomenal interviewer that truly helps us all learn how to elevate ourselves to live our best lives.

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