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Conversations with the Inspiring Jacqueline “Jax” Burbage

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqueline “Jax” Burbage .

Jacqueline “Jax”, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. 
I was born in Florida but when I was 10 years old my father was promoted so we moved to New Jersey.  All the while I was planning to return to Florida as soon as possible. So I only applied to colleges in my home state and was accepted and graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Go gators! I studied hospitality under the School of Recreation with the emphasis in travel and tourism and a minor in business. I spent the earlier years of my working career bouncing from hotel and restaurant job – I covered the gamut from being a server, bartender to group sales then public relations. Along the way Yoga found me and I fell in love. I started my first teacher training in 2007 in Delray Beach, Florida where I led yoga classes since 2008.

In 2013 I opened the first dedicated organic cold pressed juice and smoothie bar in my beloved small beach town of Delray Beach. It’s called JuiceBuzz MRKT + JUICERY, my sister Jessica is now my managing partner and runs the show. Since I moved to San Diego in April 2018 I have been bi-coastal to support her and the business in a minimal role while teaching yoga now full time. I met Melody Le Goff last year and we hit it off immediately!

Since we have so many things in common with our work ethics and business savviness, love and passion for yoga and wellness, she invited me to join her on her business endeavor with Mindful Mob. Mindful Mob is a corporate wellness program where we offer simple techniques through either a 30 minute mindful meditation session or a 50 minute yoga session. Corporate offices hire us to come once or twice up to five times a week or month as a special benefit to their employees, which helps to increase team morale, retain staff, as well as improve productivity, amongst many other benefits such as health and well-being for human-kind. We stand for a healthy and happy world even with a busy life by embracing, empowering and elevating the community one business person at a time.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I am blessed and have been blessed with more than most. My parents are still alive and married. I have always had a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food in my belly. My life has not been all smooth sailing however.  I don’t know anyone whose life has been super easy. I do believe that we all experience challenges (obstacles) in different ways. I truly believe the idea that we are energy and everything is energy, therefore we have these life experiences that land in our body in different ways and we are the ones to interpret the meaning or the why. I think knowing that you’re not alone helps. I also believe in an attitude of gratitude puts things in perspective plus gratitude begets gratitude. Meaning the more you’re grateful the more you have to be grateful for. Try it! It’s true! One of my two biggest personal challenges was that I drank a lot in my late teens to late 20s and my family intervened, so I was sober in a 12 step program for about eight years. I’m not an active member of a 12 step program any longer, but found it very helpful at that time. I definitely had some level of a spiritual awakening during those years.

As I learned, the problem was not the drinking. The problem was in my head and the drinking was my solution, very temporary solution. I learned a lot about myself and yoga was a big part of how I was able to transform and evolve to who I am today.  I believe that I keep getting better with time and as I age I am more open and flexible in my mind and heart. I’m definitely aware and capable to learn from my life experiences or mistakes if you want to call them that. I just didn’t love myself. I do now.

Second biggest challenging life lesson came in the form of my first marriage and with my ex-husband. I fell in love. We had a pretty simple relationship. Then we opened up a business together at the same time he was going down his own path that I knew nothing about. I felt helpless since I did not know how to help him. So we got divorced. I wish him nothing but love and good things. I am super grateful for him and what I learned about myself by being with him and that experience.  Now I am happily married to the love of my life. I want everyone to know that we each have a purpose, we are here for a reason. I wish everyone can feel seen, heard and loved. But it starts with you – it’s important to love yourself and listen to yourSELF. I am referring to your intuition and to your body’s messages. Your body talks.

What should we know about Mindful Mob? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Mindful Mob offers corporate wellness to offices in and around San Diego. But we’re open to expand and open to travel outside of the city or state to bring mindfulness through meditation and yoga postures to the hard working workforce of our country. I am most proud of our authenticity and how we show up for others just as a human beings and service providers. One thing that may set us apart from other corporate wellness and mindfulness is  that we see you as human no matter what you’re wearing, what you do for money or what you drive. Please tell us what you long for and show us who you are as a person. We can relate to that!

What also stands out about us is that Melody and I both come from corporate backgrounds in our families and personal lives, so we TOTALLY GET IT. We both listen well and can empathize with almost any situation a business person (owner or employee) may be going through. I think when humans relate to one another it’s a true gift and possible catalyst for a shift to happen that needs to happen.

Who do you look up to? How have they inspired you? 
My parents. The first woman in my life is my mother and she’s inspired me just by being a loving and caring good person. She has put her family before her and she’s always shown up for people in need, whether family members, friends or acquaintances. My father has worked hard and climbed the corporate ladder in hospitality and continues to work. He’s a good man. He loves his family. He is smart and funny. They raised me well.

I also am blessed with many good friends who continue to inspire and empower me.

Pricing:

  • $159 – $199

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.mindfulmob.com
  • Email: hello@mindfulmob.com
  • Instagram: @yogawithjax
  • Facebook: @mindfulmobsd

                                      Image Credit:
Melody Le Goff, Nelson Burbage, Carl Dawson, Tricia Krefetz

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