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S4. E7: Natural Skin Care + Small Business Entrepreneurship with Skin Therapist Vilde Sletten

S4. E7: Natural Skin Care + Small Business Entrepreneurship with Skin Therapist Vilde Sletten

April 2, 2020

Jessica chatted this week with natural skin therapist Vilde Sletten all about skin care and skin care routines. The women talk about what makes Vilde’s treatments different than traditional facials or skin treatments (energy work! crystals! essential oils! gua sha! lymphatic massage!), and her philosophy on holistic skin care. Jessica and Vilde also talk about what it might mean to be a small business/sole proprietor wellness entrepreneur during and after the corona virus pandemic. Learn more about Vilde and her services at https://www.vildesletten.com

S4.E6: Marriage, Immigration + a Sustainable Life with Jonas Bjørgum

S4.E6: Marriage, Immigration + a Sustainable Life with Jonas Bjørgum

March 26, 2020

On this week’s episode Jessica sits down with her husband Jonas to take a walk down memory lane as they reflect on the 8 years of their relationship, 6 spent married. How they met in a ski gondola in Switzerland, fell in love long distance, went through the fiancé visa process in the US and then immigration to Norway, and battled Jessica’s surprise cancer diagnosis. They talk about what they think the “secret” to a successful partnership is, and the values and belief system that is the foundation of their marriage. They also discuss how they think they will be as parents, how a 5 year age gap (Jessica is older!) doesn’t mean a thing, and how culture shock is a real thing.

S4. {Interlude}

S4. {Interlude}

March 19, 2020

This short message comes from Jessica during the middle of the global coronavirus crisis. With so much information and overwhelming emotions floating around, she chose to not release a full episode this week in an effort to not be part of the noise. But tune in next week for the continuation of Season 4, as Jessica interviews a special guest: her husband Jonas! They talk about their story and story together — meeting on a ski gondola in Switzerland, immigration to the US and then to Norway, navigating cancer, building a business and starting over in a new career. Jessica and Jonas also talk about pursuing your passions, both as a couple and as individuals. Stay safe and stay well.

S4.E5: Yoga, Pregnancy + Motherhood with Yogamamma Catherine Mathiesen

S4.E5: Yoga, Pregnancy + Motherhood with Yogamamma Catherine Mathiesen

March 12, 2020

This week Jessica is joined by yoga teacher, pregnancy yoga teacher trainer, author, and mama to 4 children, Catherine Mathiesen. The women talk about becoming a mother for the first time, motherhood, and how we define femininity. They also talk about fear and childbirth, and how we can create a new narrative for this life-changing experience. Learn more about Catherine and her book, offerings, and teacher trainings at www.yogamamma.no

S4.E4: Plant Medicine + Herbalism with Hillary Sargent

S4.E4: Plant Medicine + Herbalism with Hillary Sargent

March 4, 2020

Jessica talks with herbalist, mother, small business owner, farmer, and nutritionist Hillary Sargent about the power of plants and high quality body care products to positively impact your life. The women discuss raising children while running a small business, and the choices we make to find a work/life balance when we work for ourselves. Hillary shares her favorite plants to work with, and her opinions on wildcrafting and sustainability. Check her website out at www.twopoppiesapothecary.com

S4.E3: Always a Student with Yoga Therapist Anne Hendricks

S4.E3: Always a Student with Yoga Therapist Anne Hendricks

February 27, 2020

Do NOT miss this episode! Jessica keeps it all in the family when she talks with her aunt about being a yoga student and teacher for over 47 years. The women discuss how Anne got into yoga as a new mother in the early 70’s, the teachers she has studied with, and the experiences she has had traveling the world to study yoga. They also explore ethics, privilege, cultural appropriation and diversity in yoga, and the one teacher they both wish they could have studied with before his death.

S4.E2: Teaching Corporate Yoga with Mikkel Lund

S4.E2: Teaching Corporate Yoga with Mikkel Lund

February 20, 2020

This week the podcast is all about an emerging market in Norway — bedrifts yoga, or company/corporate yoga. This is an area that many yoga teachers are interested in, and is a great way to supplement a teaching salary. Mikkel shares what led him to co-found his company, bedriftsyoga.no and how it has grown over the last two years. Jessica and Mikkel talk about pricing, scheduling, marketing, corporate recruitment, teacher recruitment, how to teach a corporate yoga class, and how to prioritize your time as both a yoga teacher and a business owner.

S4.E1: Collaboration Over Competition {PANEL DISCUSSION}

S4.E1: Collaboration Over Competition {PANEL DISCUSSION}

February 13, 2020
To kick off a new year and a new decade, host Jessica Winderl is focusing on community, and how we can work together to shape our local yoga communities. This episode is about using inspiration and collaboration as motivation instead of operating from a fear-based, scarcity mentality.  Jessica talks with three powerhouse yoga teachers and studio owners from Oslo about how they run their businesses, support their teachers, and contribute to our local community through leadership. 
 
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S3.E12 {SEASON FINALE}: Empowering + Normalizing the Death Experience with End-of-Life Doula Leslie Conner

S3.E12 {SEASON FINALE}: Empowering + Normalizing the Death Experience with End-of-Life Doula Leslie Conner

September 12, 2019

Join Jessica for the Season 3 Finale, where she talks about the life of death with yogi, energy healer, and Death Doula Leslie Conner. This episode is one that Jessica has wanted to record for a long time, and is a topic that is often hidden behind a veil of fear or uncertainty in the Western world. Leslie shares about how she was called to this work, and why working with an end-of-life doula can change the experience of dying for both the person transitioning and the loved ones and care takers left behind. She talks about the empowerment people can feel when they are given the choice of how to take control of their death narrative, rather than feeling like a “burden”, or not wanting to express emotions for fear of upsetting loved ones. The women discuss the differences between a Birth Doula and a Death Doula, and talk about how normalizing (and even celebrating death) can be healing for everyone involved. Tune in to this heavy hitter that will make you think about your own beliefs around death.

S3.E11: Spirituality + Social Activism with Tendai Angela Jambga

S3.E11: Spirituality + Social Activism with Tendai Angela Jambga

September 5, 2019

Tune in to this week’s episode for a dose of inspiration! Jessica chats with Tendai Angela Jambga, a Zimbabwean yoga teacher who now calls Norway home. The women discuss what spirituality means to them, how they hold boundaries as teachers and in life, about the importance of community, and the exciting work Tendai is up to in Africa. Tendai has brought yoga + meditation to a children’s home, and hopes to make a case study and proposal from the results she has seen in these abused and traumatized children — increased socialization, trust, and confidence, decreased anxiety and fear-based reactions, and greater connection to community, to name a few. Learn how Tendai wants to help these children (and others in 3rd world conditions) heal forward, rather than stay stuck in a pattern of just treating their trauma.

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