August 1, 2019
This is it! The episode many of you have been waiting for — Jessica talks with her first ayurveda teacher, Dr. Margaret Koblasova, all about ayurveda, dinacharya, and how we use ayurveda in our lives. Maggie talks about different meditation types for the three doshas, what jyotish is and what it is used for, what led her to become an Ayurvedic Doctor, and what she loves about being a doctor.
Also, stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Dr. Koblasova’s visit to Norway, and a co-hosted ayurvedic cleanse program in Oslo in June 2020.
July 25, 2019
Viggo Johansen is a Norwegian meditation and mindfulness teacher, and he joins Jessica this week to talk about the nature of the mind. Viggo shares his story of how he became a monk, what it was like being on spiritual retreats for months at a time, and what led him to eventually leave the monk-hood. This episode is all about meditation, compassion, and our right to evolve as spiritual beings.
July 18, 2019
On this episode, Jessica chats with Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, Jenna Furnari, all about how to use ayurveda during the postpartum period of pregnancy. Jenna works primarily as an ayurvedic postpartum doula, and trains other women to do the same (Jessica took her training, it is great!). She talks about the importance of the first 42 days after giving birth — how a new mother needs to rest, rebuild ojas/balance vata dosha, and bond with her baby. An ayurvedic postpartum doula comes into a new mother’s home and helps prepare nourishing foods, can help with breastfeeding/lactation, helps support the mother with physical recovery after delivery, and is there to help with bodywork/self-massage/abhyanga, breath work, and meditation. It is this idea of using the principles of ayurveda for “mothering the mother” to provide loving and safe support to the new mama during an immensely transitional period in her life.
Check out more (and register for Jenna’s upcoming Ayurvedic Post-Partum Doula Training this fall) at www.jennafurnari.com
and on instagram at @jennafurnari
July 11, 2019
Jessica is joined this week by her breathwork teacher + acupuncturist Erin Telford. Erin shares about her journey into breathwork and becoming a healer, why she loves this practice so deeply, and how she continues to be inspired by its potency. The women talk about what happens when we show up with courage and vulnerability, and are willing to step into a space of non-knowing. Breathwork holds up a mirror to our self-limiting beliefs, trauma, and pain, and then allows for the grace of emotional healing. Listen in to learn more about this powerful + transformative practice!
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?
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!
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.
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!
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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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/