Tina Pashumati James: A natural-born survivor, and entrepreneur since her 20s, she is a single mother with two incredible sons, an environmentalist, mentor, and game-changer.
To me, adventure has a positive outcome and is all motivating. It is surely the fact that: we are driven to go above and beyond in our lives because it is our true nature to live life to the fullest, to climb mountains, protect forests and swim in the depths of the oceans embracing life with all that you are for every moment is magic!
My number one personal and business goal this year is to continue working with my indigenous Elders supporting the vast move towards reconciliation.
I have rescued animals, owls, horses, and dogs all my life. I hope to open a sanctuary in the future for the wild ones.
What I have going on and would like to share is that I work with elite athletes and empower people to reach their goals and change their lives. I help clients with mental health and addictions from all age groups. I am using medicinal plants and working with nature to support them. I work with cancer patients and end of life patients, head injuries and rehab of knees, hips, and spinal injuries.
I use the sacred tools of my trade: meditation, sound therapy, crystal bowls, gongs, tuning forks, Shamanic drumming, and Vedic chanting.
I work with Elders in the sweat lodge and on vision quests. I am also a 4th year Sundancer in Alberta and pipe carrier for my family and community.
8. The sacred mantra or words I use daily is “Sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramayah, Sarve bhadrani pasyantu, ma kashcid dukhabhag bhavet”.
May all be happy, may all be free from disabilities, may all look to the good of others, may none suffer from sorrow.
This is my Yoga heritage of over 40 years of my life (I live my yoga every day).
My priorities in order are:
4) everything brought together from 1,2,3, which leads to gratitude
These are the four rounds of the sweat lodge; there is no two, three, four without the number one.
What keeps me motivated daily is yoga and my indigenous practices, staying close to Mother Earth and my family who mean the world to me. My clients motivate me to be the truest version of myself. I come alive when I work with my students and clients. I share old traditions that truly work. I am a true believer in the healing power of mother nature, simple living, and proactive thinking for a better world. I am motivated to get up at 5 am each day, seeing it as an opportunity and a true gift to honour oneself and others.
All beings deserve respect and love. My motivation of working with bear conservation and living amongst all wild ones should be a world priority. Honouring the old-growth forests, clean oceans and preserving water is truly my life’s work.
I would like to see an end to the pollution of mother nature and the deaths of sentient beings, which directly affects people’s mental health.
My projects include the end of fur farming, factory farming, educating people on the benefits of healthy living and creating a divine atmosphere around us. Otherwise known in Sanskrit as Bhavantu ( Bhav means divine mood, and Antu is a pledge), (this is my pledge).