Welcome back to Season 3 of the One Sacred Pause Podcast! Listen in to the recording of a live podcast event where Jessica is joined with neuroscientist Laura Bojarskaitė to talk about the brain, brain health, and what happens while we sleep. Laura explains the concept of “brain washing”, where our brain gets washed while we sleep and clears debris and impressions from our day to allow up to wake up rested and energized. She also talks about yoga nidra meditation and the brain wave states we enter during this mediation that mimic the brain waves of deep sleep. This episode will leave you inspired and motivated to take control of your sleep hygiene!
On this week’s episode, Jessica talks with Victoria Larkins, an American yoga teacher and entrepreneur based in Boulder, Colorado. Victoria is the owner of Shop Sankalpa, a beautiful intention-fused crystal jewelry line, and the co-founder of The Subtle Mind, a meditation and co-creation space. The women go deep into spiritual conversation about energy, meditation, discernment, the five koshas, and more. Victoria shares about her journey into connection with the healing power of crystals, and gives advice on how to get started using/selecting them. She also explains crystal-griding your home to create the energy you want in your sacred space. This episode is one you don’t want to miss, and will leave you inspired to make changes in your life!
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Shop Sankalpa website: https://www.shopsankalpa.com
The Subtle Mind website: https://www.thesubtlemind.com
S2.E9: Meditation + Creation with Yoga DJ, Music Producer, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Crisanto Santa Ana
Jessica talks with Los Angeles DJ and Music Producer Crisanto Santa Ana about his art, music, work, and meditation practices. Crisanto shares what he loves about DJing music at yoga festivals and for yoga classes, and how yoga and meditation guide his life choices. They talk about using playlists in a yoga class as a way to enhance a student’s experience and support breath + awareness. Crisanto now travels around the world sharing his music and messages of positivity, and collaborating with other artists like DJ Drez and MC Yogi.
This week Jessica is joined by Swedish yoga teacher Antonia Rothschild for a heartfelt and vulnerable conversation about how we learn to trust our intuition, and how we learn to trust in the value of our offerings in the world. Antonia shares her personal mantra for activating choice in any situation, personally or professionally. The women talk about shifting out of fear and insecurity when running a yoga business, and discuss the growing communities of wellness + consciousness in Scandinavia.
Link to Antonia’s Instagram page hippieserendipity: https://www.instagram.com/hippieserendipity/?hl=en
S2.E7: Heart-Centered Living, Deep Meditation, and Running an International Retreat Business with Josefine Bengtsson
Join Jessica as she talks with Swedish yoga + meditation teacher Josefine Bengtsson. Josefine spends much of the year living in India, and travelling in France and Sweden, to run yoga retreats with her company Yogiakedemin. In this episode, the women talk about living life from a place of connection to the heart, which to them means acknowledging the pain in life as well as the joys. Josefine shares her experiences with her daily meditation practice, and why she loves sitting in silence so much. The women also talk about managing energy + expectations when facilitating groups (retreats and teacher trainings), and how to set energetic boundaries when teaching.
Josefine’s website: www.yogiakademin.se
In this episode, Jessica is joined by yoga therapist and studio owner Katie Allen to discuss her passion for public heath, yoga therapy, the healing powers of mantra + chanting, and maintaining a sense of spaciousness while running a yoga business. Katie is the co-founder of Be The Change, a donation-based yoga studio in Southern California, and is the creator of yoga therapy programs that are being utilized in hospitals and within Hispanic populations.
Katie’s website: www.katieallenyoga.com