One Sacred Pause
S3.E2: Dharma, Raw Cake, and Living Your Passion with Tiril Refsum

S3.E2: Dharma, Raw Cake, and Living Your Passion with Tiril Refsum

July 4, 2019
Join Jessica and Tiril for an inspiring and heart-forward talk about taking chances, living your Dharma (sacred duty), and what happens when we are in alignment with our purpose. Tiril is a best-selling cookbook author and owner of Oslo Raw, which is a successful raw food cafe with two locations in Oslo. The women discuss saying yes to the call of your heart, even if you don’t know how things will turn out — how do we lean into trust of the unknown rather than fear of the unknown? 
 
S3.E1: {LIVE} Sleep Science + Meditation with Neuroscientist Laura Bojarskaitė

S3.E1: {LIVE} Sleep Science + Meditation with Neuroscientist Laura Bojarskaitė

June 27, 2019

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!

S2.E12: SEASON 2 FINALE - Yoga, Acupuncture, Seva + Friendship with Sea Marie Biladeau

S2.E12: SEASON 2 FINALE - Yoga, Acupuncture, Seva + Friendship with Sea Marie Biladeau

April 11, 2019
The Season 2 Finale is an extended episode that Jessica recorded live in Colorado with one of her dearest friends, Sea Marie. Be a fly on the wall as these friends talk about all the subjects they love — the women talk about teaching yoga, what they love about being teachers, and why they teach. Sea shares her experiences of studying Five Elements Acupuncture, what her expectations were/are to becoming an acupuncturist, and the commitment of being in acupuncture school for 4+ years. The women also discuss similarities and differences between this healing modality and Ayurveda, and both of those modalities' focus on nature as a guide. Seva is a favorite topic and practice of Sea Marie’s, so the women dive into what self-less service is all about, and why it fires her up.
 
The video recording of this episode is also available on YouTube, under Jessica’s channel.
 
Sea Marie’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/seamarieyoga/
S2.E11: Rituals of Ayurveda + Natural Skincare with Paavani Ayurveda

S2.E11: Rituals of Ayurveda + Natural Skincare with Paavani Ayurveda

April 3, 2019
This week Jessica is joined by the co-founders of a beautiful ayurvedic body care company called Paavani Ayurveda, Trudy Collings and Leah Klatt. The women talk about getting started in ayurvedic skin care, what led Trudy and Leah to start their own brand, and how it feels to celebrate the five year mark of being in business. They share their favorite self-care routines, favorite products, and the exciting launch of their newest product line. Finally, the three women discuss choosing a name for your business, and Leah + Trudy talk about what their experience has been like in a successful business partnership. This is another great episode that is all ayurveda, all the time!
 
S2.E10: How to Use Crystals + Set Intentions with Victoria Larkins

S2.E10: How to Use Crystals + Set Intentions with Victoria Larkins

March 27, 2019

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

Insta: @shopsankalpa

The Subtle Mind website: https://www.thesubtlemind.com

Insta: @thesubtlemind

S2.E9: Meditation + Creation with Yoga DJ, Music Producer, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Crisanto Santa Ana

S2.E9: Meditation + Creation with Yoga DJ, Music Producer, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Crisanto Santa Ana

March 20, 2019

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.

Crisanto’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crisantosantaana/
Crisanto’s Website:http://www.livefreeprod.com

S2.E8: Trusting Your Intuition as a Yoga Teacher, Healer, and Entrepreneur with Antonia Rothschild

S2.E8: Trusting Your Intuition as a Yoga Teacher, Healer, and Entrepreneur with Antonia Rothschild

March 13, 2019

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

S2.E7: Heart-Centered Living, Deep Meditation, and Running an International Retreat Business with Josefine Bengtsson

March 6, 2019

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

S2.E6: Yoga Therapy, the Power of Mantra, and Spaciousness in Entrepreneurship with Katie Allen

S2.E6: Yoga Therapy, the Power of Mantra, and Spaciousness in Entrepreneurship with Katie Allen

February 27, 2019

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

S2.E5. Actions of Ahimsa with Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Bloggers Radical Broccoli

S2.E5. Actions of Ahimsa with Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Bloggers Radical Broccoli

February 20, 2019
On this week’s episode, Jessica sits down with Anette and Susanne Bastviken, the Norwegian sisters behind the brand of Radical Broccoli. The three women talk about blogging, yoga, and making sustainable choices in food, clothing, transportation, beauty, and other areas of our life. They talk about how caring for the environment and our health are practices of yoga — specifically Ahimsa, or non-harming/non-violence, the starting point of the 8-limbed path of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
 
Radical Broccoli Website: www.radicalbroccoli.com