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Life Changes Show, November 1, 2021

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Cultivating a Lifetime of Passion, Love and Evolution with Satyen and Suzanne, and Musical Guest Philip Vaiman

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

This Episode Features Guests, Co-founders of the Transformational Academy, WarriorSage, Satyen and Suzanne Raja; and Musical Guest, Violinist Philip Vaiman of The Red Quartet, on The LIFE CHANGES Show, Ep657 Titled, “Cultivating a Lifetime of Passion, Love and Evolution”


Guest, Satyen and Suzanne Raja

Guest Name
Satyen and Suzanne Raja
Guest Occupation
Spiritual Teachers, higher consciousness practitioners and facilitators
Guest Biography


Satyen Raja

Satyen, whose name means “Truth” in Sanskrit, has claimed his birthright from the universal expanse for the pursuit of enlightened human potential from a very young age. Satyen is both a master teacher and master student with over 40 years of rigorous study and practice in developing higher consciousness. He speaks from the truth of his direct experiences that usher you into a sacred life of embodied love and wisdom for a profoundly enhanced life.  

Satyen has guided some of the world’s greatest leaders and visionaries into their most transcendent Peak Existence. His all-encompassing and direct teachings emanate from his decades on the spiritual journey. 

He supports his students through an awakened path of teachings and practices that invoke their highest living potential where life has a depth of meaning and is grounded in personal virtue. Unifying the various realms of success, from expanding businesses, multiplying revenues, and invigorating passionate intimacy, your life expands holistically. For Leaders who are ready to recreate in unimaginably powerful ways, Satyen guides them into experiencing the new paradigm of success that is Peak Existence. 

He has transformed the lives of over 100,000 students internationally and leads private and group mentorship for top CEOs, high-impact individuals, and world leaders. His corporate work involves cultural advisory and training executive teams of elite organizations to shift from chaos, overwhelm and struggle into aligned, coherent, high-performing teams. 

Suzanne Raja

Suzanne has been called “one of the foremost leaders and  pioneers of the women’s transformational movement.” She is lovingly recognized as a unique mentor, a Wise Woman, and a bold spirit who guides clients into their highest vibrational frequency where their femininity becomes the essence of their expression and the unshakeable source of their peace and success. 

She helps clients heal and release their masculine distortions so they can unify their energy for the creation of wholeness, radiance, and bliss.  

The evidence of her work shines brightly in her clients’ newfound experience of life in a serene flow, as their relationship to family,  work, partner and self awakens to maximal passion, purpose, and possibility.

Guest, Philip Vaiman of The Red Quartet

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Philip Vaiman of The Red Quartet
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Guest Occupation
Latin-jazz-classical ensemble
Guest Biography


Latin-jazz-classical ensemble The Red Quartet’s first album is an evocative blend of European and South American traditions and sounds performed by four virtuosos who play here as one. 

Featuring the rich soprano voice of Marissa Steingold, the fiery guitar of Kenton Youngstrom, Philip Vaiman’s elegant and vibrant violin, and Maksim Velichkin’s deeply sonorous cello, The Red Quartet presents a departure from the usual string quartet lineup (first violin, second violin, viola, cello). 

Each Red Quartet member is a virtuoso in chamber, symphonic, and jazz, with vastly different musical influences, education, and experience. Yet as seasoned professionals they blend their exceptional musicianship and experiences create a fluid, sensuous, passionate ensemble sound. 

“Red to us is associated with life, vibrancy, and excitement,” said Vaiman, who founded and leads the Quartet. 

Known for its eclectic repertoire in live performances, The Red Quartet debuts on record with reimagined adaptations of jazz favorites “Three Preludes” by George Gershwin; J.S. Bach’s timeless “Trio Sonata”; the Brazilian art song “Aria” from “Bachianas Brasilieras” by Villa-Lobos; and three playfully sensuous selections from Jobim and Gilberto’s bossa nova standards.   

Vaiman produced the sessions for “The Red Quartet” at Watersound Studios in Sherman Oaks, California, working with recording engineers Carlos Castro and Marco Gamboa. Gavin Salmon provided additional percussion on the bossa nova tracks. The production’s bright, warm intimacy puts the listener right in the studio with the musicians. Mastered by Alan Yoshida, the album is being released on the independent Talia Records label. 

The Red Quartet’s members are all first-call session players in Los Angeles recording and film studios and have appeared at prestigious venues worldwide. They have recorded for and performed with artists including Sting, Dave Matthews, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Taylor Swift, Goo-Goo Dolls, Rod Stewart, Shakira, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, John Legend, and KISS. 

The group has performed in Southern California for several years at venues including the Clark Library and the Bruman Chamber Music Festival at UCLA, the Summer Sounds Classical and Jazz Series in West Hollywood, and the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall.

Life Changes Show

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Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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