About Tamar

“Flow is a feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture…The purpose of the flow is to keep on flowing, not looking for a peak or utopia but staying in the flow. It is not a moving up but a continuous flowing; you move up to keep the flow going.”
—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Tamar offers reverence and gratitude to her teachers in all of their forms.

*Practicing yoga since 2001
*Teaching yoga since 2007
*Teacher Trainer,  YogaWorks 300-hr Professional Teacher Training

Teaching style:
Tamar’s class centers on an immersive, inclusive practice 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, and her love of Sanskrit. She wishes to inspire and empower students with practical insights, creativity, and compassion.

Certifications + Education:
*Iyengar Institute of New York Teacher Training 2015-2017, with Nagmeh Ahi, Tori Milner, James Murphy, Lara Warren
*Liberation Prison Yoga Training 2016, with Anneke Lucas
*YogaWorks 200-hr Certification 2015, with Sarah Bell
*Jivamukti Yoga Advanced Certification 2010, with David Life & Sharon Gannon
*Anusara 108-hr immersion 2009, with Tara Glazier
*Jivamukti Yoga 500-hr training 2007/8, with Nicole Nichols
*Jivamukti Yoga 300-hr training 2007, with David Life & Sharon Gannon
*Ongoing studies: Sanskrit, Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy
*MFA Design & Technology, Parsons School of Design, 2002
*BFA Fashion Design, Shenkar College of Engineering Design & Art, 1997

Born in Michigan, Tamar grew up in Israel, in the unique confluence of a Scottish mum and an Israeli dad. She moved to NYC to follow her passion for design. While working as a designer, she began to practice yoga and felt the profound effect of this timeless practice. Thanks to yoga teacher training, she learned about the elegant code of ethics called yama, a universal code beyond time and space. The first step in the code is ahimsā, non-harming; a beautiful, creative, and fulfilling way to live. Tamar was inspired to become a vegan and an environmental activist. The philosophy of compassion and non-harming continues to inspire and shape her teaching.

Tamar is passionate about sustainability, as an expression of ahimsā, 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 YogaWorks, on the West Side and in Brooklyn. When not in NYC, Tamar travels and teaches nationally and internationally, often collaborating with her wife, Nora Heilmann. Nora and Tamar share a mission to teach retreats that focus on creating deep inner quiet and an opportunity to experience simple, compassionate living in harmony with nature.

Tamar is an NYC Marriage Officiant and is delighted to officiate yogic weddings.