Tamar offers deep reverence and gratitude to her teachers in all of their forms.
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.
Qualifications + Education
*Practicing yoga since 2001. Teaching yoga since 2007.
*Mentor & philosophy lecturer, YogaWorks 300-hr Professional Teacher Training.
*Iyengar Institute of New York Teacher Training program, 2015-2017.
*Liberation Prison Yoga Training with Anneke Lucas, 2016.
*YogaWorks 200-hr Certification, 2015. Mentor: Sarah Bell.
*Jivamukti Yoga Advanced Certification, 2010.
*Anusara 108-hr immersion, 2009.
*Jivamukti Yoga 500-hr training, 2007/8. Mentor: Nicole Nichols.
*Jivamukti Yoga 300-hr training, 2007.
*Ongoing studies: Sanskrit, Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy.
*Professor at Parsons, the New School for Design, since 2002. 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 the practice of yoga, 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 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.