We had the good fortune of connecting with Tammi Vaughn and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tammi, how does your business help the community?
As a minister, health coach, corporate leader, empath, reiki practitioner, author, avid nature lover, and camper I founded Itt8ksavillage, LLC with the ultimate goal of being my client’s health and wellness partner to a GREATER connection with self and nature. Leveraging my skills, experience, and training I developed an all-inclusive tent camping retreat to help people (re)connect with nature and themselves by providing a safe, green, comfortable space and process to reach a level of clarity in their lives. Studies show the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of spending time in nature. As Covid-19 impacted the world and isolation became the norm, my camping services provided people a safe outlet to get out into nature and just BE. My role in this process is journeying with my clients, empowering them with tools, practices, and resources to make our time together relaxing, rejuvenating, and a restorative experience.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets me apart is my passion for helping others, the ability to help clients navigate through distractions to reach a level of clarity, my love of nature,  ability to help others tap into the benefits of partnering with nature, and my love for creating a safe, green space for my clients to comfortably enjoy being in nature. Whether you have camped all your life or camping for the first time I am the perfect host to make the experience enjoyable throughout the year. Studies, research, and experience, combined with tips and feedback from my mentors helped me get to where I am today. Charting my course and finding my identity as a business owner, author, and being the Queen of Comfort Camping did not come easy. There were a number of pivots, twists, and turns along the way. As Covid-19 forced society to change the way we live and interact with others, even though virtual sessions are an option, the open-air, outdoor camping services proved to be the safest, most beneficial opportunity to practice health coaching while partnering with nature to assist clients with their healing journey. Helping people reach a level of clarity in their lives is a very rewarding process. Seeing client’s light up as they have an epiphany or relax and unwind feeds my soul. I want the world to know that Itt8ksavillage, LLC is here to serve you whether you seek reiki healing services, Camping4Clarity to determine those life adjustments required to get to your “what’s next”, or CampingWithTammi to relax and enjoy nature while comfort camping.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My visitor would experience a weekend of comfort camping to witness and experience how pleasurable the experience is for the mind, body, and soul. During the camping weekend we will enjoy campfire conversations, lakeside movies, hammocking in the sunlight, fishing, and lazy river lounging on an inflatable raft. We would hike Stone Mountain and then dine at Sweet Potato Cafe. We would visit the High Museum of Art to check out the latest exhibit. We would go to the Botanical Garden to enjoy the beautiful scenery. We would visit EAV Thai and Sushi for an amazing Thai meal. My visitor would attend Rehoboth Fellowship of Atlanta for worship on Sunday as my special guest.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My book, Nature is My Healer, is a multifunctional book written to help people along in their journey connecting with nature and getting clarity in their lives.

SharRon Jamison, Kimberly Campbell, and Dr. Angela Cudger are mentors and inspirational women who have helped me along in my journey.

Website: https://www.itt8ksavillagellc.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camping4clarity/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/itt8ksavillagellc/

Twitter: @itt8ksavillage

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Camping4Clarity

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFmttuxNLeLr78CMGW7Rt9w

Other: Signed personalized copy of Nature Is My Healer (and complimentary reiki charged satin, sleep eye mask) available for purchase here: https://www.itt8ksavillagellc.com/product-page/itt8ksavillage-natureismyhealer

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