Tamar offers deep reverence and gratitude to her teachers in all of their forms.
Tamar’s class centers on an immersive 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 since 2001.
*800-hr Advanced Certification (Jivamukti Yoga). 200-hr Certification (Yogaworks).
*Mentor in the YogaWorks 300-hr Professional Teacher Training.
*Mentor in the Jivamukti Teacher Apprenticeship Program (500-hr) since 2011.
*Ongoing studies: Sanskrit, Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Iyengar Yoga.
*Professor at Parsons, the New School for Design since 2001. Creative Director.
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 continues to inspire.
Tamar is passionate about sustainability, as an expression of ahimsa, the yogic principle of non-harming. In association with The No Impact Project, Tamar lead 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 & 2013, Tamar was a presenter at the Jivamukti Tribe Gathering on Spirituality & Activism.
In NYC, Tamar teaches regularly at 5 Pillars, YogaWorks, & 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.