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Welcome to The Playground, a space for spiritual exploration, personal development, self-healing, wellness, and mysticism for the modern millennial - all while having fun! Hosted by Shanila Sattar, author of Breathe, creatrix of FLOW Breathwork Facilitator Training, and the Healing Arts Practitioner Training Immersion. She is the founder of AlwaysPlay Studios which trains sound healers and breathwork facilitators, and THE PLAYGROUND which mentors healers. Her background is in tech, having co ...
 
My name is Melissa Lee and I am your health coach here at Thriving with NourishMel Health. I provide women with the resources to reclaim fertility and celebrate periods through the lens of Functional Medicine. It's time to empower ourselves with natural solutions over bandaid medicines. We will get to the root cause of symptoms to see the bigger picture. Let's find the ability to heal ourselves, get back to Mother Nature, and live in a healthier world. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm ...
 
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What's your relationship with being un/inspired? _____________________ ▲ Free Playground for mystics: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Learn your Healer Archetype here: www.alwaysplay.org/healerarchetype ▲Become a certified breathwork facilitator or sound healer: https://www.alwaysplay.org ▲ R…
 
In this episode we're talking to Anusha Wijeyakumar about Decolonized Wellness, Elevating South Asian Voices, and Appropriation in Yoga. Anusha is the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital, one of the top rated hospitals in the USA where she leads on integrative medicine and implementing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental heal…
 
Welcome Alice Hu, the founder of Woo Woo Company, a guide for all things woo, spiritual, and holistic wellness. In this episode we chat about - The big Saturn Return in all of our natal charts - Asian representation in wellness - and finding your authentic expression Connect with Alice: http://woowoocompany.com/ instagram.com/woowooco _____________…
 
Big word now-a-days: AUTHENTIC. In this episode, let's explore this concept and break down what it actually means to the core. _____________________ ▲ Free Playground for mystics: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Learn your Healer Archetype here: www.alwaysplay.org/healerarchetype ▲Become a ce…
 
oppp there it is, again! Eclipse season is coming and with it, brings a lot of ... interesting energy. Here's what you need to know energetically about eclipse season (about 4-6 each year) and how you can be mindful of the energetic shifts you're about to feel. _____________________ ▲ Free Playground for mystics: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲…
 
Oh snaps. The truth about alignment, huh? Yes, if you've ever participated with the concept of "alignment", "flow", "ease", etc., this conversation is for you. What do you think? What's your definition of alignment? _____________________ ▲ Free Playground for mystics: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playgrou…
 
How's it feel to wear your heart on your sleeve all the time? How's it going for you? In the culture of "speaking your truth", "speaking up", "vulnerability sells", how are you actually doing? Let's talk about vulnerability and your relationship with it. Are you empowered by it? Are you exhausted by it? Are you somewhere in the middle?…
 
Katie Dewhurst is the founder and CEO of Hello Balance, a health and wellness company helping women optimize their health through food. Katie is a certified functional medicine health coach and nutritionist, a cookbook author, and the founder of the Hello Baby Prenatal Nutrition Course which teaches women everything they need to know about optimizi…
 
Coaches, therapists, healers... it's time to have the conversation about somatics. SOMA, meaning the body, carries deep cellular memories that are crucial to the healing journey. Whether we're talking about behavior recognition, pattern disruption, trauma healing, or similar, somatics cannot be left out of the conversation anymore. What do you thin…
 
Join this fun mini series; Breathe: Guided Breathing for Mindful Days 🌟A super easy and free community offering to get us in the habit of fun breathwork techniques that are different and unique. 🌟Let's build an easy breathwork habit for the days we're definitely not making it to a meditation class! This mini-series follows along with the breathwork…
 
Shanila Sattar is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, women’s researcher, national speaker, and host of a Top 6 podcast, The Playground. She is the founder of AlwaysPlay Studios and The Integrative Healing Academy, which trains sound healers and breathwork facilitators, and THE PLAYGROUND which mentors aspiring healers in health and we…
 
Madelaine Golec graduated from McMaster University in 2012 completing her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy and started her study of Pelvic Health in 2014. Is currently working on her Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certificate. As a pelvic floor physiotherapist she is passionate about helping uncertain moms-to-be prepare for birth so they feel ca…
 
Death and rebirth is the energy for the upcoming full moon and equinox in a few days. It’s the time where you put a few things to rest and get SUPER intentional about what it is you’re planting in this new season. For this week's play, claim what you're ready to release for good, and what you're planting, even if it feels small. ___________________…
 
Let's get into the truth of having a business in the healing arts. _____________________ ▲ Free Playground for mystics: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Learn your Healer Archetype here: www.alwaysplay.org/healerarchetype ▲Become a certified breathwork facilitator or sound healer: https://www.…
 
Allison is a licensed Acupuncturist and a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. She is also a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), a member of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA), a Certified Laser Technician (CLT), and a R…
 
Ready to leave the shit in the past? New chapters are waiting for you. _____________________ ▲ Free Playground for mystics: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Learn your Healer Archetype here: www.alwaysplay.org/healerarchetype ▲Become a certified breathwork facilitator or sound healer: https://…
 
Time to cut the shit. Your light is needed. _____________________ ▲ Free Playground for mystics: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Learn your Healer Archetype here: www.alwaysplay.org/healerarchetype ▲Become a certified breathwork facilitator or sound healer: https://www.alwaysplay.org ▲ Read m…
 
Let’s talk about that “full body yes!” When your whole body is sending you clues that it’s a big yes yes yes! And you feel super excited about whatever the thing is, your heart is pumping, your breath is racing, your pupils are dilated, and the tingles are everywhere! It’s a yes! 🤷🏽‍♀️Maybe. In this episode we're talking about the differences betwe…
 
Is this how you announce a book? Hehe. "Breathe" is out! It's a beautifully curated book of 33 breathwork exercises for everyday use. It's a must-have for coaches, therapists, healers, and practitioners in the healing arts who are taking it to the next level with their clients with somatic tools, like breathwork. It's written for all the people in …
 
Dr. Zen is a naturopathic doctor and the founder of NMD Wellness of Scottsdale, a naturopathic medical practice focusing on helping women in their 20s and 30s take a proactive approach to their hormone and fertility health. Dr. Zen has been featured as a lead expert in Forbes, Shape Magazine, and Instyle and is deeply passionate about bridging the …
 
Yo. This is one of my favorite episodes in a while. You know all those downloads you've been getting? The creative sparks, the ideas, the ZINGS, the heightened intuition? Now what? All the downloads that you channel...What happens next? Don't miss this episode! _____________________ ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Learn your …
 
Renata is an artist, self-worth coach, designer, writer, and all-around creative being. Originally born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, Renata explores themes of identity, creative expression, healing, and self-worth through her work. Inspired by her own immigration experience, she also dedicates herself to guiding other women in …
 
I'm going to tell you why. If people have been poo-pooing on you, or you have been poo-pooing on others, this episode is for you. We have a very innate desire for this one thing. Let me know if this resonates. @shanila.sattar _____________________ ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Learn your Healer Archetype here: www.alwayspla…
 
Have you been feeling like sooomeething's in the air but you can't quite put your finger on it? Big shifts, big changes, and a sense of thinking about the future are all coming up on you all at once? The good news is that it's not just you; it's a collective shift. In this episode we're talking about three reasons you might be feeling this shift pr…
 
Ara Katz is the co-founder and co-CEO of Seed Health, a microbial sciences company pioneering applications of microbes for human and planetary health. A serial entrepreneur, it was Ara’s breastfeeding experience that led her to the microbiome and inspired her personal mission to explore the importance and impact of microbes. At Seed Health, she lea…
 
Happy Lunar New Year! This one falls on a very important New Moon in Aquarius - all about the big rebellious energy. What are you feeling rebellious about? What's that thing you've been wanting to do but you haven't? Maybe it's because you're scared, or it's never been the right time, or you're worried about what people will think, or the list of r…
 
As a holistic oral health educator, the founder of NoPo Kids Dentistry, and the founder of Happi Floss, Doctor Staci Whitman is on a mission to create a cavity-free world. With her extensive education in both conventional dentistry as well as functional health, Doctor Staci is a trailblazer for holistic and preventative dentistry for both kids and …
 
In this episode I'm chatting with Gabby who is taking the holistic therapy coaching world by storm. Gabby Ortega is the CEO and Founder of OM Therapy Coaching, a community and business centered around empowering conscious healers and light workers to step into leadership, create abundant businesses, and deepen their inner work so that they can chan…
 
Time flies by so quickly! In this episode I'm reflecting on the past 6-7 years on coming into myself as an embodied healing arts practitioner who continues to grow while supporting 100s of other healers in stepping into and embodying their crafts in the healing arts. What's cool about this reflection is that it's not really "what I wish I knew", bu…
 
In this episode I'm chatting with Divya Balakrishnan about the ongoing topics of appropriation, inclusion, and diversity in wellness. As two South Asians in a space that can feel erased, we chat about our role as budding practitioners. Divya is a Tamil-American yoga teacher, art activist and user researcher. Her cross-cultural identity is inextrica…
 
(Part 4/4) We've all been in unnecessary suffering from our own doings. Yeah? Situations and conclusions that could've been evaded landed in our lives again. And we don't feel good about it. In this four parter, we're chatting about Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements, and how they can help us navigate our emotions, misunderstandings, and relationshi…
 
After years of living with high-functioning anxiety, Ellen eventually reached a tipping point after two hospitalizations related to burn out. Although she appeared like she "had it all together", she struggled internally with never ending negative self-talk, difficulty saying no to others, perfectionism and imposter syndrome. Determined to find a s…
 
(Part 3/4) We've all been in unnecessary suffering from our own doings. Yeah? Situations and conclusions that could've been evaded landed in our lives again. And we don't feel good about it. In this four parter, we're chatting about Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements, and how they can help us navigate our emotions, misunderstandings, and relationshi…
 
(Part 2/4) We've all been in unnecessary suffering from our own doings. Yeah? Situations and conclusions that could've been evaded landed in our lives again. And we don't feel good about it. In this four parter, we're chatting about Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements, and how they can help us navigate our emotions, misunderstandings, and relationshi…
 
(Part 1/4) We've all been in unnecessary suffering from our own doings. Yeah? Situations and conclusions that could've been evaded landed in our lives again. And we don't feel good about it. In this four parter, we're chatting about Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements, and how they can help us navigate our emotions, misunderstandings, and relationshi…
 
Boredom plays a HUGE part in what our souls are desiring to express. We often suppress things that really excite us and what's needed for our own personal evolution in exchange for feeling safe. Boredom isn't always BAD, but it ain't always good either. Let's chat. _____________________ ▲ Breathe with us: https://tinyurl.com/playground222 ▲ Learn y…
 
Dr. Bhopal is board certified in Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, and Integrative Holistic Medicine. She has a special interest in the intersection of sleep and mental wellbeing. She brings various disciplines into her practice to offer a comprehensive approach to mental health, including nutrition, mindset coaching, psychotherapy, yoga and meditation, …
 
In this episode we're chatting all about what it means to embrace your magic, trust yourself, and give permission to follow your passions. Denise Hernandez is a full-time Spanish translator and decided to open up her home-based baking business 5 years ago. Her passion is reminding women that they can do anything and as a result began her women’s co…
 
June is a Joy Guide & Energy Healer who puts the ‘woo’ in WOOHOO! Through Joy Guidance, Human Design, & Oracle Readings, she helps leaders connect to their own unique gifts and super powers so they may find their greater calling in this lifetime. By focusing on playful curiosity, joyseeking, and magic, June guides them to release their old human id…
 
My website: www.shannonND.ca Free Ovulation Guide Download: www.shannonND.ca/ovulationguide Fertility Foundations Online Course: www.shannonND.ca/foundation Instagram: @drshannonND Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen is a Toronto, Canada-based licensed Naturopathic Doctor, wellness speaker and entrepreneur. She supports people on their journey to, and throug…
 
In this episode we're diving deep into the world of self-love and and self-care, with an angle on motherhood. What does it mean to learn to take care of yourselves through different seasons? How does self love change and what does it do to our authenticity? How can we learn to hear and honor your intuition through different seasons of self-love? Se…
 
Breathwork Facilitator Student + ACTIVATED Mastermind Spotlight Series 💫 Meet @rootedinloveandtruth 💕. What an honor to chat with long time mentee all about her journey from sports management into holistic wellness @alwaysplaystudios , being a catalyst for love and intimacy for black/brown couples, and twintuition! 🌟 LaCriscia Fowlkes is a Holistic…
 
Cecilia Yu is a dear Facebook friend and an integrative IIN health coach who lives in Bangkok. We found each other on Facebook and connected due to our passion for health and healthy living. Cecilia is an expert in immunity and cultivating anti-inflammatory diets for children and women. She helps mothers build a healthier home environment for their…
 
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