Tina Pashumati James
Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, ERYT 500. Ashtanga Teacher. Cancer program for post chemotherapy. Tina Pashumati James is the Director, and developer of the LOKA YOGA school in Whistler BC Canada, also affiliated Jivamukti school. She si a long time Animal Activism and Vegan.
Tina has a clear vision of political activism toTake compassionate action and speak ones truth. She has travelled to standing Rock to be a water protector, she beleives that the animal agricultural industry must be stopped.
She is working with indigenous cultures side by side to share ancient rituals and ceremonies to heal the social disconnection. for there respect and love of all beings and respect for the Earth is important for the future Together as one.
Tina’s life practices are integrated with ancient healing, yoga, adventure, Animal activism, Veganism, planetary awareness and political action.
Tina works on whistler ski patrol and is a keen Alpine Mountaineer, all her inspiration comes from the mountains and the wild and all the beings that inhabit this beautiful blue planet.
She works with Bear smart Whistler to protect the bears.
Tina humbly offers reverence and gratitude to her beloved Teachers Sharon Gannon-Ji and David-Ji, and direct lineage from Jivamukti linage to Shri Brahmanada Sarasvati, Shri Swami Nirmalananda and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. for their attention to detail, courage, political activism and radical natures, wisdom, guidance and pure love.
To her parents who words cannot suffice; her sons for their true love and support always;
To her first teacher Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and his son Manju Jois,
To her beloved ShyamdasJi her Bhakti Teacher and Manorama her sanskrit Teacher.
To all her yoga students of the past and present who come to their mat and show up unapologetically.
Life in all its imperfections and luminous Joys, inevitably leads us to God realization which is the practices of Yoga.
My beloved student Tina James:
“Tina James lives a committed life doing all she can to make her time on Earth one that enhances the lives of others.
She has devoted herself to service without attachment to reward for her own sake.
She will do anything to ensure the safety, happiness and liberation of another.
She will not only climb mountains, swim oceans and walk deserts to get to someone who is in need, which she has done, but she also has invested her precious time in the practice of yoga, meditation and Sanskrit in order to gain the necessary knowledge and wisdom to enable her to truly be of service to others.
She does not restrict her help to only lost skiers on the snowy Canadian slopes.
She will come to the aid of anyone and everyone who needs her, including but not limited to humans, dogs, cats, bears, and even trees.
She knows how to be tough as well as gentle according to the circumstances.
She exemplifies the definition of a yogi that Shri Krishna provides in the Bhagavad Gita: “A true yogi has equanimity of mind and has equal regard for all beings. She perceives the holiness in everyone. She hates no creature, she is friendly and compassionate, patient and forgiving and is not attached to possessions or ego and is indifferent to pain and pleasure. “
Tina James is a powerful Jivamukti Yoga Teacher who walks her talk.
--Sharon Gannon, co-creator of the Jivamukti Yoga Method