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.
*Mentor & lecturer in the YogaWorks 300-hr Professional Teacher Training.
*Mentor in the Jivamukti Teacher Apprenticeship Program (500-hr) since 2011.
*800-hr Advanced Certification (Jivamukti Yoga). 200-hr Certification (Yogaworks).
*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. Through practice at Jivamukti Yoga, Tamar was inspired to become a vegan and an environmental activist. This philosophy continues to inspire and shape her teaching.
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 NYC, Tamar teaches regularly at 5 Pillars, YogaWorks, Yoga Agora, 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.