About The Teacher

When she was 10 years old, Tamar went to summer camp for the first time. Thus began a life long love of the immersion experience. The yoga of community learning, practice, laughter and tears is now amongst Tamar’s greatest joys.

Training yoga teachers along side her primary teacher, Mark Whitwell, for the past 3 years in California and Fiji, has prepared Tamar to provide her students with an experience of the principles of yoga in a clear and direct manner. She loves talking yogic philosophy and sharing her understanding with her students. Tamar sees yoga as a direct experience of the nurturing flow of life. Her teaching is based in simple yet profound principles of coordinating breath and movement. The intention of the practice of yoga is to cultivate intimacy with your own mind and body. This intimacy with self then spreads to the ability to connect with others.

Tamar has had her own personal yoga practice since 2006. She teaches, studies and practices in accordance with teachings from Sri Krishnamacharya as brought forth by his son, TKV Desikachar. She has a great respect for this lineage and has gone to great lengths to seek out her teachers. She has accumulated over 1000 hours of learning with various teachers who were direct students of TKV Desikachar.

Having worked as a psychotherapist for many years, Tamar sees each person’s capacity to be at home in their own body as essential to an authentic life which is each person’s birthright. The practice of yoga as the direct participation in life as it has already been given is what Tamar hopes to transmit to her students.

There are many different paths that Tamar has traveled, most all of which center on exploring life alongside a group of fellow human beings. She has worked as a wilderness expeditionary teacher with the Outward Bound Schools, led wilderness trips for adult survivors of sexual abuse, and guided wilderness based adventure travel. She is a 7, the enthusiast, in the enneagram system, enthusiastic about the whole mess of life.

The world is in quite a state. Yoga teachers have the means within their own lives and within their teaching to be of service to a world in need. Tamar takes this mission to heart and very seriously… but not without a strong dose of humor.

Tamar earned her 500 hour credential from Gary Kraftsow and Mirka Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute.

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