About Tina

Tina Pashumati James (Pashumati - protector of the animals) Daybreak woman her cree name.

A former mountaineer, marathoner, and competitive equestrian rider, she worked on Whistler ski patrol for 8 years, living life to the fullest, long-term vegan and plant-based advocate, Tina worked to protect Bears in whistler with bear smart 8 years.

Tina owned Loka Yoga serving and building a community for 20 years with her yoga wall and teachings steeped in Bhakti and indigenous ceremony both in England and Canada.

She works with cancer, depression, anxiety, PTSD, she is also A cancer survivor, Tina lives, eats and breathes the essence of what yoga is steeped with indigenous teachings. Ahimsa non harming, vegan, animal activist, She is a true Bhakti practitioner.

Tina is a voice for the voiceless and speaks up to why a plant-based diet is so important within these yoga practices.

Environmentalism and animal activism are why "I became a yoga teacher" to honour the earth with my First Nations elders very much about respect for nature and the sacred ceremonies, and to use it as a platform to share the torture and murder of sentient beings worldwide.

Tina is an authorized Senior Ashtanga yoga teacher by Manju Jois at the European Academy of Ashtanga yoga - 28 years.
Advanced Jivamukti teacher - 15 years.

She teaches a life program every year in India at the eco-village Govardhan, 800-hour mentorships, private retreats, sweat lodge and vision quests with her Elders.

Tina conducts wedding ceremonies here in BC. Tina shares the environmental issues and animal rights with all her heart.
her motto:

"lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu"

May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

Tina's Offerings

“Yoga Therapy is a beautiful and empowering practice that merges Western understanding of anatomy, physiology and mind-body psychology with ancient Eastern Yogic practices. It’s a holistic approach to healing that recognizes the interconnectedness of your emotions, thoughts and body.

Tina works with her Yoga Wall and props and teaches the entire Ashtanga system, reclining for many clients - it's about fitting the practice to their needs.

We work with Hip and lower back injuries, we work with replacement hips and Knees.

Tina works with autoimmune disease, cancer, and neurological disorders.

She shares the tools of therapeutic yoga, breathing techniques, and mindfulness with individual clients, plus Shamanic drumming sessions for mental health and wellbeing, coaching and assisting in plant-based diets to create a whole lifestyle of wellness.

Tina teaches Ashtanga therapy, Shantiseva, Jivamukti, Restorative, Pranayama/breathwork, Shamanic drumming, Death Doula, and serves families end of life.

She also Marries people - contact Tina for the cost.

Works with indigenous bands for mental health and wellbeing.

Meaning Of Shantiseva 

The spiritual practice of Seva is karma yoga, the yoga of action that brings together service with a devotion to God Bhakti, Shanti is a Sanskrit term meaning "peace.

Tina created Shantiseva in service of the four-legged, feathered, finned ones, crawling ones, standing ones seated ones all beings everywhere be happy and free.

I learned about another form of Seva from my beloved Shyam Das. He also met Neem Karoli Baba 35 years ago and stayed in India living as a musician, a Sanskrit scholar and devotee of Krishna. In the practice of devotion to Krishna, one does “Seva” every day. Shyam Das’ Seva is a practice where you chant, meditate and cook for Krishna. I am admiring this practice, as it exemplifies selflessness. The practice is not for one’s self and perfection of state, but an offering, a transformation. He says “Seva has no sense of getting anything out of it, it is the true dharma of the heart. It is different than charity or good doing good deeds. Seva increases pure devotion”

As expressed in the Bhagavad Gita, the great conversation between Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield [of life], the key is to surrender to God the fruits of your service, to give up any expectation of rewards or attachment to the results and allow your human will to become part of the Divine Will. Then it’s not up to you how it comes out, so no worries, no anxiety. Work done with utmost love and integrity with no thought of the result is yoga, it’s a path toward the One, toward liberation.

From the Bhagavad Gita:

“The science of transcendental knowledge has been im­parted to you, O Arjuna.
Now listen to the science of God-dedicated, selfless action (Seva), en­dowed with which you will free yourself from all Karmic bondage, or sin. (2.39)

No effort ever goes to waste in selfless service, and there is no adverse effect.
Even a lit­tle practice of this discipline protects one from the cycle of repeated birth and death”

Change the world by changing yourself.
Heal the world by healing yourself.
Find a need and fulfill it.
Service is the greatest form of spiritual practice.

Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.
You don’t have to have a college degree to serve,
You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace.
A soul generated by love.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

The Shantiseva institute is my humble offering of giving something back to the four sacred directions, the plant medicines of the earth, and the beautiful blue planet.

Shine, Be bright, Be visible.

"Shine bright, be bright, be visible"