Professional Bio

Susan Shehata, also known as The Space Guru™, is a nationally known Wellness Educator and Creative and Social Entrepreneur, who specializes in helping people Unstick their Story by releasing the limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. She does that through speaking, writing, performing, wellness services, educational programs, business masterminds and events.

Though her offerings are varied, the goal of her work is the same: to clear deep patterns of resistance.


From the creative merging of her former eco-friendly shop with a healing center to her scholarship program for healing childhood trauma, Susan is an entrepreneur with a heavy focus on social innovation. Susan has been a professional performer for twenty years and a certified wellness professional, facilitating and educating on transformational healing and space work with an emphasis on trauma recovery, for nineteen years. She is also a credentialed mediator (Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice) and Conflict Coach.


Susan's writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal and the Twin Cities Pioneer Press and her column, The Space Guru™, has appeared in the Edge Magazine. Susan was the co-host and co-producer of the weekly radio show, Raising the Consciousness on AM950, for two years. She co-produced the Twin Cities Kirtan Fest for five years, and has produced numerous healing and music events with a focus on inspiring global change through individual action. As a musician and performer, Susan focuses on musical theatre and kirtan (yogic chant music) and released a kirtan album with her band, Sitara & Kalyani with Pavan-Kumar, in 2012.


Susan is the creator of The Core Story Patterns℠ framework, as well as The Fabulous Paper Purge℠, a free online program that was featured in the Pioneer Press, on Fox News and KARE11, and has supported over 1300 participants. Susan shares her wisdom, through speaking events and workshops, with individuals, organizations and corporations across the country.

Susan is a connector who is passionate about supporting other entrepreneurs, community building and inspiring individuals to take action in ways that benefit themselves and humanity.



* BFA in Theatre (Double Emphasis in Performance & Design); U of MN, Duluth

* Certified Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner and Trainer; Rebirthing Breathwork International (Leonard Orr)

* Transformative Mediation (Dan Simon) : Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

* Certified Classical Feng Shui Practitioner; Yap Chang Hai Center for Excellence


Advanced coursework:

*Conflict Coaching (Conflict Resolution Center)

*Intergenerational Trauma: Constellation Facilitator; Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy---developed by Franz Ruppert (Jamie Kirdain)

* Loving Relationships & Breathwork (Sondra Ray)

* Spiritual Healing and Sufism  (Institute of Spiritual Healing-Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe)

* Yogic and Metaphysical studies (Haidakhan Samaj, India)


Specialized Coursework:

* Racism, Oppression and Bias (Conflict Resolution Center)

* The Trauma of Racism (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine)

*The Neurobiology of Trauma (Upstate Area Health Education Center)

*Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life (ten week course, University of Chicago; Coursera)

*The Science of Happiness (ten week course, Yale University; Coursera)

*Neurodiversity in Mediation (Conflict Resolution Center)

*The Neurobiology of Trauma (Dr. Rebecca Campbell)

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