About Tamar


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

Teaching style:
Tamar’s class centers on an immersive, inclusive practice that is meditative and uplifting. Tamar is known for her calming voice, her clear instructions, and her love of Sanskrit. Tamar sets the tone for the class with an ambient, atmospheric soundscape that takes you deep inside. She wishes to inspire and empower students with practical insights, creativity, and compassion. Tamar is currently deeply immersed in the study of Iyengar Yoga in the 2-year Teacher Training program at the Iyengar Institute NYC. The method’s depth, precision, and accessibility to all inspires the way Tamar teaches Basics classes.

Practicing yoga since 2001. Teaching yoga since 2007.
Mentor & philosophy lecturer in the YogaWorks 300-hr Professional Teacher Training.
Professor at Parsons, the New School for Design since 2001. Creative Director.

Highly trained yoga teacher with over 1000 hours of teacher training:
*Iyengar Institute of New York Teacher Training program, 2015-2017.
*Liberation Prison Yoga Training.
*YogaWorks 200-hr Certification.
*Jivamukti Yoga 800-hr Advanced Certification.
*Anusara 108-hr immersion.
*Ongoing studies: Sanskrit, Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy.

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 the practice of 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 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, 5 Pillars Yoga, and Yoga Agora. When not in NYC, Tamar travels and teaches nationally and internationally, often collaborating with her partner, 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.