Reverence/ Bio

Tamar offers deep reverence and gratitude to her teachers: Sharon Gannon & David Life, Manorama, Narayani (Nicole Nichols), Joshua M. Greene.
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Teaching style:
Tamar’s class centers on an immersive Jivamukti vinyasa flow that is meditative and uplifting. Tamar sets the tone for the class with an ambient, atmospheric soundscape that takes you deep inside. Tamar is known for her calming voice, her clear instructions, her love of Sanskrit, and her powerful assists. She wishes to challenge, inspire, and empower students with practical insights, compassion, and humor.

Teaching yoga since 2007. Practicing yoga since 2001. 800-hr Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher. Over 1000 hours of training in the Jivamukti Yoga method. Mentor in the Jivamukti Apprenticeship program since 2011, New York & Berlin.
Additional trainings: YogaWorks 200-hr teacher training. Anusara Immersion I (108 hrs). Ongoing studies: Sanskrit, Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Iyengar Yoga.
Professor at Parsons, the New School for Design since 2001. Creative Director & visual artist.

Born in Michigan, Tamar grew up in Israel, in the unique confluence of a Scottish mum and an Israeli dad. In 1997 she moved to NYC to follow her passion for design and art. Tamar was drawn to the creativity of the Jivamukti Yoga method and the unequivocal association of animal rights with yoga practice. This compassionate philosophy inspires her daily.

Tamar was a Creative Director at Nickelodeon, and currently teaches at Parsons School of Design. Her yoga practice has empowered her in stressful times. Tamar’s corporate work experience, coupled with her passion for yoga, inspired her to create NavaNYC, a collective that brings yoga and meditation to the workplace. More details at:

Tamar is passionate about sustainability, as an expression of ahimsa, the yogic principle of non-harming. In association with The No Impact Project, Tamar leads No Impact Weeks, weeklong ‘carbon cleanses’ that empower citizens to make choices which better their lives and lower environmental impact. In 2011, Tamar was a presenter at the Yoga Journal Conference in NYC on ethical/environmental practices for yoga businesses. In 2012, Tamar was a presenter at the Jivamukti Yoga Tribe Gathering in NYC along with Colin Beavan on Spirituality & Activism. In January 2013, Tamar was a guest speaker on Spiritual Activism at the Jivamukti Yoga Tribe Gathering 2013 in NYC. The Jivamukti Tribe Gathering is a yearly conference on the interconnection of yoga and activism.

In NYC, Tamar teaches regularly at YogaWorks and Jivamukti. When not in NYC, Tamar travels and teaches nationally and internationally, often collaborating with her partner, Nora Heilmann.

In 2014, Tamar became an NYC Marriage Officiant and is delighted to officiate yogic weddings.