Tamara began practising yoga in her early teens, as a source of exercise while pursuing work related to social justice and languages. She initially trained at SOAS in Arabic and Anthropology. While living in Syria in 2010-2011, she noticed that other than the physical benefits, yoga was helping her manage her stress levels by developing her self-discipline, nourishment and calm.
In 2013 in rural Laos, she began teaching yoga to overworked bomb disposal expats who would never normally wander into a yoga lesson. She particularly enjoyed making the practise approachable to individuals alienated by their perception of yoga (keywords of terror being ‘chakra’, ‘energy’ and ‘zen’). Tamara chose to become a teacher while watching the yoga magic happen with initially reluctant students.
Tamara came back to London to train in dynamic vinyasa flow under the expert eye of Katy Appleton, and is a qualified 200hr yoga instructor. She now offers classes and 1-2-1 tuition to beginner and intermediate students around London. Her joyful, energetic classes vary in pace and soundtrack, develop the body’s strength and flexibility while emphasizing anatomical focus and meditative practises.