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I'm Tempist Jade...

Trauma-Informed Transdisciplinary Guide, Somatic Teacher, Ceremonialist & Seer, Eco-Philosophical Writer & Poet, Indigenous Hybrid, Ancestral Liminalist, and Neurodivergent Mother

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Tempist Jade is an embodied convergence of ancestral lines that stretch from the Dawnlands of Turtle Island (Passamaquoddy) to the mountains of Macedonia; from the ocean-hugging lands of Greece & Sicily to the seafaring lands of the Celts and the warm desert lands of Egypt. Mother to a shapeshifter, they dwell in the mountains of Southern Ute territories with their partner, child, horses, chickens, felines, and canine. As a lover of crossroads, they tend to the intersections of ancestry, mythos, gender, trauma, chthonic & cosmic spiritualities, inter-species relating, and place-based re-membering as pathways for the reimagining of emergent and unknown futures. With a particular focus in (eco)mystical experiences and their capacity to in-form deep mycelial change, Tempist believes such experiences connect us to wider narratives of possibility and break down petro-patterns that feed the soil of life’s entangled becoming.


They feel that in these times of ecological and paradigmatic collapse, our somatic intelligence is ancestrally equipped to channel a feral kind of consciousness. An awareness that we are so much more than what we’ve been coerced, forced, or seduced into believing. Tempist allies themself to the dawning of hybridity - a way of moving with the world that invokes our trans-specied and mythopoetic brilliance. A hybridity that is capable of inhabiting and learning to inhabit landscapes of uncertainty.

Their work is a confluence of diverse heritages. From pan-cultural traditions and inter-cultural cosmologies to contemplative practices and body-based approaches, Tempist brings particular attention to folx eco- and multi-plicitious natures. With a heightened sensitivity for the dynamic body of experience each person engages the world from, their guiding is a process of listening and tracking with all of their sensual faculties. Through shared curiosity, willingness, and wonder, they and those they work with sense together for the relational pathways one might follow in their entangled evolution and growth.

Supported by a lifetime of personal experience and over 19 years of formal training & apprenticing within various traditions and fields of study, Tempist’s work continues to evolve. Their work is deeply informed by their ancestors, the lands they have lived with and currently live with, the liminal, and the dreamtime. They have trained with practitioners such as Katie Asmus, Robin Saltonstall Ph.D., Bill Plotikin Ph.D., Bayo Akomolafe, and many more.

You'll find them out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing with their nose to the ground and their ears pricked peripherally, smelling and listening to the voices that bounce off holographic stretches of time. Voices incanting multiplicitous possibilities clambering and crawling from the edges of life's entangled emergence.

Education, Training, & Professional Background

  • Somatic Soul-Based Trauma Training with The Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute (2022-2023)

  • Dreamwork Course, Toko-Pa Turner (2022)

  • Robert Bosnak, Jungian Psychoanalyst - Dream Café (2019)

  • Nature-Based Underworld Guiding Training with Animas Valley Institute in areas of human development & cultural transformation rooted in eco-psychology & depth methodologies (2014-2021)

  • Bayo Akomolafe philosopher, writer, activist, & professor of Psychology, We Will Dance with Mountains course with guest facilitators such as Pat McCabe and David Abrams,  (2020-2021)

  • Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Janine Daniballe, Trauma Psychotherapist (2016)

  • Hospice & Death Doula Training with The Conscious Dying Institute (2015)

  • 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Om Time Yoga (2012)

  • 230 hour Teacher Yoga Teacher Training with Green Mountain Yoga (2011)

  • Over 1000 additional hours of training within contemplative practices, yoga & somatics, and holistic approaches with Gina Caputo, Aditi Devi (Pujarini of the Kali Kula) PhD, Rod Stryker, and many more. (2012-2017)

  • Robin Saltonstall PhD Integrative Medicine Health Specialist, 3 year apprenticeship in areas of neuroscience, somatics & contemplative traditions, & functional anatomy (2012-2015)

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, degrees in Cultural Anthropology, English Literature & Criticism, and Feminist Studies

  • Eco-Mystic Guide for people within areas of personal development, healing, initiation, expanded-state journeys & integration, and embodied transformation for over 11 years.

  • Teacher & trainer of somatics, yoga, and meditation & mindfulness for over 14 years within a number of different studios & locations.

  • Co-creator & guide of Feral Lunacy

  • Collaborated for 5 years with the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary offering programs focused on inter-species connection and equine-informed development & healing. 

  • Former founder & director of the womxn's non-profit, Empower Shakti International

  • Volunteered in Mongolia with the United States Peace Corps (2010)

  • Volunteered with Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence (2013)

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