Reverence/ Bio

I offer deep reverence and gratitude to my teachers:
Sharon Gannon & David Life, Manorama (Thea D’Alvia), Narayani (Nicole Nichols), Yogesvara Das (Joshua M. Greene).

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“Flow is a feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture”—Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi.
Tamar’s yoga classes focus on creating an immersive flow that is challenging, meditative, and uplifting. Tamar is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and is delighted to transmit the Jivamukti lineage as a mentor in the Jivamukti Yoga Apprenticeship Program (500-hr training for Jivamukti Yoga teachers) at the Jivamukti NYC and Berlin schools.

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

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.

Recently, Tamar became an NYC Marriage Officiant and was delighted to officiate her first yogic wedding.