Sophie Chiche

"Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff"


“10 years ago I was 350 pounds and I have lost 200 of them." – Sophie Chiche

Founder and CEO of Shape House, an urban sweat lodge, Sophie Chiche joins us on DENtalks Podcast today! She is a French American entrepreneur, psychologist by trade, lifelong optimist, and sweat activist. Sophie opened her first Shape House 6 years ago, and since then has opened 10 locations in Los Angeles and New York catching the attention of celebrities, wellness influencers, and all those in search of a more spiritual approach to wellness. Sophie opens up about her own personal journey – just 10 years ago she was 350 pounds! She shares with us the moment where she finally started to shed the pounds, her struggles, and how she was finally able to hear her inner voice. We chat about all the benefits of sweating, what it means to remove toxins from your body, and why sweating in a relaxed state is different than sweating while exercising. Sophie is all about the holistic approach – one appointment of sweating at Shape House will lead to positive thinking, better eating, sleeping, and more. This woman is a powerhouse in business, has powerful words, and an even more powerful story. This episode will leave you inspired and craving a hot sweat!

“When you sweat, you’re removing whats preventing you from elevating.” – Sophie Chiche



  • Self-Reflection Meditation


  1. First thing you do in the morning?
    I don’t get up out of bed until I feel appreciation for the day.
  2. Favorite self care hack
    My motorcycle and putting wind on my face.
  3. What type of meditation do you rely on?
    I was given a mantra at 17 years old and I have never said it out loud. I also love to wait for someone in a restaurant alone, reciting my mantra.
  4. Life advice
    We take things way too personally and assume the worst from people all the time, I always assume the best in people.


  1. Inspirational Teacher 
    Martin Luther King 
  2. Favorite Documentary or Movie
    What Dreams May Come
  3. Current Obsession 
    Omad Lifestyle
  4. Food, Drink, or Object you can’t live without 
    Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Type of Meditation you rely on most?
    Psychic Meditation which is energy tools, visual meditation which is also her personal practice
  2. Helpful tip for valuable meditation?
    Focus on your breath, take the pressure off yourself that you have to do it right. Keep showing up and try different meditation to find what works for you.
  3. Self-Care Hack? 
    I make sure to clear everyone out of my space every night and get out into nature. I clear people’s energy by creating a bubble out infront of you, putting everyone from the day in that bubble, and then blow up the bubble. This gives the person their energy back.
  4. If you could give any piece of life advice what would it be?
    If you don’t like how things are going, believe that you can change your perception and everything else will change.