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Zohara Rotem is a Pianist, Educator, Suzuki Talent Education Teacher Trainer, Speaker, a mentor and a 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 and archetypes, education, psychology and spirituality, Zohara shares her unfiltered truths with warmth, humour, authenticity and love.

“When someone shares their Soul with you, it assists you to see your own Soul in a new light”

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Zohara Rotem is a Pianist, Educator, Suzuki Talent Education Teacher Trainer, Speaker, a mentor and a 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 and archetypes, education, psychology and spirituality, Zohara shares her unfiltered truths with warmth, humour, authenticity and love.

“When someone shares their Soul with you, it assists you to see your own Soul in a new light”

    #39. From Chaos & Frustration to Boundaries & Validation

    #39. From Chaos & Frustration to Boundaries & Validation

    “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 all about me being a “bad “ teacher. So, I wanted to share with  you this story of a family.

    There's a mother  in my studio who's  doing such a fantastic job with her two children. She drives them to lessons, does her best to practice with them while she’s also working full time as a lawyer. I don’t know how she manages...

    The truth is that they rarely practice, being either too tired or the kids don’t want to do it. The mother thinks that everything is up to what the child feels like doing, so they rarely listen to her and only to their immediate feelings.

    It’s difficult for her to set boundaries and say ‘NO’. It’s always chaos when they enter and lots of frustration

    Also, the father is not really  involved. Today I got a message saying that the young child doesn't want to come to group lessons ( he's nearly 5 and has only started recently). I wanted to ask you what you think. I think the youngest feels the mother’s stress and wants unconsciously to protect her through not wanting to play, seeing the stress it brings her. 

    I also think he sees that his father is not involved.How can I say this to a mother who desperately wants to give her children the gift of playing an instrument? I don’t want to lose this family but I think the only way is to get the father on track. What do you think? I’d be deeply grateful for any idea or though. Thank you again for being a continuous inspiration.”

    This has been the question asked by a teacher.

    It could have been asked by any teacher of any subject, about any parent. This is a question often asked .

    In my reply I touched a few highlights. Hope you find it beneficial.



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    * Intro & outro  music is  " Prelude and Berceuse", Shinichi Suzuki's favourite composition,  performed  by Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, 1970.


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    • 31 min
    #38. Motherhood

    #38. Motherhood

    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 motherhood. 

    The ritual of saying "Mama, Thank you" by children of all ages and stages, is celebrated around the world ( in different dates).

    The job description of a mother is never ending. It's a role that has the biggest effect on the family, the world and the planet. 

    Therefore it's worth replaying last year episode : To the Mothers of the World. 

    Happy Mother's Day !!

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    • 17 min
    #37. I am enough, We are enough, There is enough - with Veta Goler & Barbara Rapaport

    #37. I am enough, We are enough, There is enough - with Veta Goler & Barbara Rapaport

    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 EDUCATION, which is very close to our hearts. 
    We are talking about:

    the meaning and purpose of education
    various ages and stages of education
     the art and need of listening & presence
     being comfortable  in the unknown
    the importance of pause
    radical self - acceptance
    contemplative practices 
    the art of asking question
    mirroring
    how to know and accept ourselves so we can do it with others
    We also touched the topic of “I am enough, we are enough, there is enough”

                                                                                                  And much more... 

    Veta Goler : www.awarelife.com || vetagoler@gmail.com
    Barbara Rapaport: www.realtimeperspectives.com || barbara@rtperspectives.com || Link to memoir, Reimagined

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    #36.Transformation - Planting seeds for the future

    #36.Transformation - Planting seeds for the future

    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 in our world now,  are calling to see a big picture. 

    Extreme measures call to extreme actions. We can't wait for the "big" people, the ones that "have power", to create the change for us. 

    Each and one of us has a role in this transformation. We are all called to participate in the change. To work together. No task is too small here. We cannot wait. The time is now. 

    “I want, if I can, to get education changed from mere instruction- to education in the real sense of the word; Education that inculcates, brings out, develops the human potential, based on the growing life of the child. That is why I am devoting my efforts to furthering Talent Education: what a child becomes depends entirely on how he is educated. My prayer is that all children on this globe may become fine human beings, happy people of superior ability, and I am devoting all my energies to making this come about, for I am convinced that all children are born with this potential”.

    -Dr Shinichi Suzuki

    Reflecting  on Suzuki's words,  I invite you to do a self- inquiry to find  what your gift is. 

    This is a call for parents, educators, grandparents, guardians - the whole village: what could we  do for a child? How could we recognise the gift of every child ? How could we nurture the gift in every child? How can we bring them up to share the gift they were born with to share with the world.

    This is how we plant seeds for the future of the world. The time is NOW. 

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    • 16 min
    #35. Good, Bad and Change

    #35. Good, Bad and Change

    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. Advance with decline. Forward with retreat. Growth with Decay. Life with death.

    We have a tendency to see things in good or bad. It sort of helps us know where we  go. We were taught from the beginning of life to choose the good and avoid the bad.


    The good wolf and the bad wolf
    A good choice and a bad choice.
    Good behaviour and bad behaviour and so on.

    Good and bad could be associated with  high human values BUT they could also be associated with cultures.

     The reaction to your actions leads you to decide what is "good" or what is  "bad".

    This is how we all learnt as children how to discern between good and bad.

    And now, in times of changes let's change it. Let's do a "spring clean" and discard of the things that don't serve us any longer.

    To change we need an open mind.

    We need to listen to other ideas.

    We have  to try other ways.

    We need to be willing to let go of rigidity of thoughts.

    "Change is the end result of all true learning" - Leo Buscaglia.



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    • 24 min
    #34. Art, Soul, Life - with Ewa Henner

    #34. Art, Soul, Life - with Ewa Henner

    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 her approach to life. We've been friends for nearly 30 years, weaving our lives from the depth of our souls.
    In this conversation we talked about :

    The drama of life and the artist capacity to be with all of it
    The role of the artist as a mystic
    Developing capacity to endure the difficult and celebrate the beauty, and embrace it all.
    The dance of Eros and Thanatos, the opposing forces of life and death
    The  role of women and mothers in society
    Parenting as the most important  role in society
    Body symptoms and the connection to psyche and emotions
    The role of elders in society
    Self -love as a healing medicine
    The signs that soul gives us throughout our lives

    and more.
    Ewa's website : https://ewahenner.com.au
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    • 1 hr 17 min

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