One Sacred Pause
One Sacred Pause
Feb 10, 2021
S5.E2: Investigating Personal Power + Power Dynamics in Leadership with Elisabeth Lilja
Play • 1 hr 14 min

** Content Warning -- this episode may be triggering for some individuals, as the episode discusses abuse and manipulation by authority figures ** Jessica talks with clinical therapist and yoga teacher Elisabeth Lilja about power dynamics in positions of authority, trust, leadership, ethics, and how to keep our personal power. Elisabeth compares the rigid regulations and testing in the therapy world to the lack of regulations and standardization in the yoga world. What is yoga therapy? What do we do when a teacher or authority manipulates us, or their students? How do we hold ourselves, and others, accountable? This episode gets deep, and ends with a conversation about what type of therapy Elisabeth offers her clients, and why therapy is helpful for anyone — not just those struggling with mental health.

Watch this episode on YouTube at the One Sacred Pause Podcast channel. Learn more about Elisabeth on instagram at @etlyoga.and.therapy, and learn more about Jessica at,, and and on instagram at @jessicawinderl.

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