Stephanie Urbina Jones and Jeremy Pajer are the founders of Freedom Folk and Soul. They are committed to guiding folks on their journey of self discovery, healing and transformation. Empowering those who seek to live a life of passion, purpose and personal freedom
Stephanie and Jeremy have spent over 40 years in combined pursuit of their personal freedom . Each of them studied, prayed, walked, talked , worked and turned over stones in the road and in their hearts to heal and create a life of humility, passion and purpose. Having personally experienced the spiral path and journey of continuous transformation they were called to give back what they had been given and share their experience, strength and hope with other souls on the path of wellness and higher consciousness. They feel called to be compassionate stewards, witnesses and teachers supporting others with a desire to heal and find their own passion, purpose and transformation on their chosen life path. In all their years of healing, these modalities and tools have become some of the most powerful for healing and spiritual growth. Both Jeremy and Stephanie are honored and called to share these powerful healing ways and journeys of transformation with the world.
Stephanie Urbina Jones
Co- Founder & Artist of Life
Singer, teacher, writer, sister, friend, mother, wife, and lover of life; Stephanie Urbina Jones brings her passion, and experience in living a life of creative freedom to people all over the world. Jones has a passion for transformation and is a living example of not only dreaming but bringing those dreams to life.
Whether she is writing a song, producing a festival, performing, or hanging with friends, Stephanie is following her heart and chiseling out her soul! Jones was the creative director of 'The Voices From Afar, who toured with Dr. Patrick Carnes, sharing experience, strength and hope through songs all over the country. In the past few years, Jones has touched audiences around the world, across the US, Mexico, Europe and Japan. She has played the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival and the Freedom Folk and Soul Fest near her home in Nashville, TN; as well as writing the theme songs for the The Made in America Movement and the international organization Vital Voices, empowering women all over the world. In the healing arts world, she is known as "Shaman Heart", a toltec dreamer, singer, teacher , shamanic minister, and master breathwork facilitator.
Co-Founder and Personal Freedom Coach
Jeremy Pajer is truly a master of transformation and a leader in the field of personal freedom. He has spent the last 19 years dedicating his life to spiritual growth and the healing arts. He has a practical, down to earth, fun, and loving approach to transformation and to helping people embrace their humanity.
Jeremy shares his wisdom, creativity and playfulness as an Ordained Shamanic Minister, Certified Master Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, Toltec Teacher and Personal Freedom Coach. He brings his love and knowledge of Firewalking, Shamanic Breathwork, Native American Ceremony, Toltec Wisdom, 12-Step Traditions, and Shamanic Practices to people through leading firewalks, pouring sweat lodges, facilitating workshops in the US and abroad, and coaching people on their individual path of freedom. He has studied with many masters from many traditions.
One of the things that Jeremy is most passionate about and loves is his work with the Toltec Mysteries. He has continued to move deeper into the Toltec Path as a Toltec Dreamer and Mentor over the last 18 years. He apprenticed, studied, and became a Toltec Dreamer, advanced, intensive work he did for six years with a teacher of indigenous Toltec traditions, as presented by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Jeremy has been certified as a Firewalking Instructor by Master Firewalker, Peggy Dylan, who has been teaching firewalking instructors for 30+ years around the world. He has been leading and guiding people through firewalks for 16 years.
In addition, Jeremy’s experience as Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and Certified Challenge/Ropes Course/Adventure-Based Facilitator helped mold his teaching style into making transformation more fun and interactive. He has co-founded, owned, and worked at several recovery treatment programs and spiritual retreat centers.
He was able to share all the gifts given to him by working in the recovery/mental health field at The Ranch, a treatment facility in central Tennessee seven years. Later, he became one of the founding members of Laughing Winds, a spiritual retreat center in central Tennessee. Laughing Winds was a dream of Jeremy’s for a long time, as he wanted to have a place to share the healing power of community and what it had done for him. He also co-founded and worked as the Chief Operations Officer for Integrative Life Center in Nashville, TN. He went on to found and act as Chief Executive Officer of Recovery Compass in Nashville, TN.
Most recently, Jeremy co-founded Freedom Folk and Soul, where he is a lead facilitator of powerful and transformative workshops. He also brings his training in Cranial Sacral and Reiki Therapies to his work. He guides people on their journey of self-discovery and self-healing, from Nashville to Dallas to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico, to name a few.
A true shaman and healer, Jeremy is committed to your growth, transformation, and freedom.. He brings an openness and love to life, and is truly a man of heart, service, and generosity.
“I would love to invite you into a dream. A dream of abundance, love, joy, and beauty. Where everything in life brings you such gratitude and you know that the world is how it should be. A dream where you meet the world with such love and acceptance that you know everything is okay. A dream where you say yes to life without fear and never regret your choices. You accept yourself so tenderly without judgment because you know you are life loving life. A dream where you have the power to manifest whatever you want in your life because you say so. A dream with such passion and creativity that you only ask yourself, “how will I create my dream today?”
This dream may seem like it is not possible, but inside you exists all the wisdom to create the most wonderful dream. How would you choose to live your life if you KNEW anything was possible? I would love to help guide you through all the beliefs that stand in the way of you dreaming this dream. I believe that we have the power to change the beliefs about how we see the world and how we see ourselves. We have invested our faith in a belief system of fear and limitation. If we have had the power to dream a life of fear, limitation, and there’s not enough (time, money, energy) then we have that same power to create a life of love, abundance, and acceptance. So, I invite you to take a chance at freedom.” ~ Jeremy
Facilitator and Teacher
Elaine Torres is a master apprentice with Freedom Folk and Soul currently assisting in the Toltec Medicine Wheel of Transformation year long program. She is a licensed Shamanic minister and certified as a Shamanic Breathwork facilitator and Reiki practitioner. She began her spiritual journey in her early 20’s and has been a seeker ever since. Up until 2017, most of her journey has been studying meditation and the Science of Mind. Since having a huge embodied experience with Shamanic Breathwork, she now walks with an intent and practice to fully embody all aspects of herself- body, mind and Spirit. Her great honor in life is to assist in holding sacred containers for other folks who are hungry for their own personal freedom and ready to do the work.
Facilitator and Teacher
Mary Thomas began her pursuit of personal growth and development shortly after starting college. She was taken under the wing of a dedicated college professor, along with a cohort of other curious and growth-minded students, and introduced to a wide range of tools and philosophies. She has hungered for growth ever since and pursued many avenues, including yoga, meditation, ayurveda, Buddhism and studying astrology. It wasn’t until Mary found breathwork that she finally found the tool to give her access to her trauma so she could begin working with it. Mary is profoundly grateful for this and her teachers, and is looking forward to carrying the medicine of transformation into the world. Mary is a Shamanic Minister, Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, and is Reiki I, II, and III certified.