When you come to a class or workshop with Tamara regardless of how many other students are there, you’ll feel as if it was just made for you. So many students have said after class, “How did you know that’s just what I needed? It’s like you see into my soul.” You will learn how to translate the teachings of yoga directly into your life transforming you into your happiest, best, most authentic Self. Get ready for a whole mind-body spirit workout, for the experience of real yoga. When you leave Tamara’s class you’ll feel as though you’ve had fitness, strength and flexibility training, a massage and deep meditation all rolled into just one hour and fifteen minutes! You will feel energised, vibrant, peaceful and clear, more resourceful, wanting to come back, planning your next class time. Tamara’s love of yoga and enthusiasm for teaching is infectious; you will be inspired to realize the goal of yoga, enlightenment.
Tamara’s mother introduced her to yoga as a child and she began practicing meditation in 1986. After qualifying as a special education teacher she began teaching yoga as a part of the school day in 1991. Tamara is able to pace the class to suit multiple levels and abilities so that everyone regardless of age, experience or background feels welcomed, supported and challenged. Tamara has extensive experience teaching students with needs as varied as New York marathon runners to fellow yoga teachers to high profile clients like Donna Karen, as well as busy CEO’s and medical specialists. From 1998 – 2004, Tamara taught group and private yoga classes for both adults and children in New York. Tamara has studied with many internationally renowned yoga teachers.
While living in the U.S., she studied with Yogiraj Alan Finger of ISHTA Yoga and received Yoga Alliance certification in the ISHTA system of yoga. Since moving to Australia and establishing the thriving Tamara Yoga schools in Perth, Tamara has travelled back to New York to undertake further one to one studies with Alan Finger. Yogiraj Alan initiated Tamara to transmit Shaktipat- the transference of spiritual energy to assist meditation and the experience of highest consciousness. Tamara is honoured to represent ISHTA Yoga in Australia.
Tamara is an E-RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia. Tamara runs three tracks of Yoga Teacher Training and Postgraduate Training recognised nationally by Yoga Australia and internationally by Yoga Alliance.
Tamara teaches the following classes at the Claremont studio:
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15am ALL LEVELS – Claremont
- Monday 12:15pm RESTORATIVE – Claremont
- Tuesday 9:15am BEGINNERS – Claremont
- Tuesday 6.15pm ALL LEVELS VINYASA – Claremont
- Wednesday 9:15am ISHTA SWEAT + SAMADHI
- Wednesday 10:45am ANXIETY COURSE- Claremont
- Thursday 9:15am MEDITATION + YIN – Claremont
- Friday 9:15 ISHTA SWEAT + SAMADHI – Claremont
- WEEKDAY TEACHER TRAININGS – Claremont
- INTENSIVE TEACHER TRAININGS
- POSTGRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING
Regardless of how much or how little yoga you have experienced before, you will feel challenged and expanded during Julie’s classes. You will find new ‘edges’ physically, mentally and spiritually. Students have said “I have never been able to do that before,” and “I have never experienced such stillness before,” after Julie’s teaching. You will learn technique and precision and leave Julie’s class feeling a deeper connection to life around you – the beautiful result of the practice. Julie has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years and teaching yoga since 2002. In addition to weekly classes, Julie teaches regular Tamara Yoga retreats in Margaret River and Bali. Julie is a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia and co-teaches Tamara Yoga Teacher Training with Tamara.
Julie is a graduate of the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies and was awarded a Diploma of Aromatherapy and an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy. Julie has studied Computer Science and Information Systems at Murdoch University and previously worked as a computer consultant. Julie loves teaching yoga, and feels that it’s not work, it’s a passion and a joy! She said, “Yoga has helped me through difficult times in my life, and shown ways to live with easy happiness. I am so grateful to all my teachers for sharing their passion and sparking my own.”
When Zoe is your teacher, be prepared to laugh, to feel alive and to connect dots. Zoe is a successful graduate of both the two-year Tamara Yoga Teacher Training and Postgraduate Teacher Training. Drawing on her physiotherapy knowledge of anatomy, physiology and movement analysis, Zoe empowers you to link yogic teachings with your own experience of each posture. Students find Zoe’s adjustments particularly helpful – to open, to soften, to feel in a more subtle way. Individually tailored, each is delivered from compassion and understanding. As a student emailed us: “I attended my first Tamara Yoga Beginners Yoga Course with Zoe, and it was the best yoga class I’ve attended anywhere in the world. Really inspirational, calm and relaxing and inspirational as yoga should be.“
Zoe has been practicing yoga for 14 years. She has experienced Iyengar, Ashtanga and Restorative styles of yoga, finally coming home to Vinyasa. She loves teaching from the tradition of ISHTA- the Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda to deliver a class that is varied, fresh and fun. Zoe commenced Tamara Yoga Teacher Training in 2006. Prior to completing her Yoga Teacher training, Zoe earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and Public Relations and was a pearl technician, working in the South Pacific and Broome, Western Australia. Zoe is now a qualified and practicing Physiotherapist.
Students love Fiona’s classes: “I just wanted to stay there forever… it was so peaceful.” And, “I was really impressed with the class I went to with Fiona…there was a really good flow of instructions and movements.” Fiona is a Registered Nurse and has worked mostly in healthcare, and also been involved in music production and acting. When diagnosed with health problems of her own she discovered Western medicine alone was not the solution and she spent years researching and trying alternative healthcare therapies. Having tried yoga in L.A. and Sydney it wasn’t until she started attending Tamara Yoga in Perth that it all started to make sense, so much so that she commenced the two-year Tamara Yoga Teacher Training in 2008 and now teaches beautiful, heart-felt yoga classes.
As well as being a Registered Tamara Yoga teacher, Margaret is an experienced Naturopath and was a Registered Nurse. You will be nurtured by the holistic way Margaret creates a beautifully balanced experience informed by her healing background, knowledge of Ayurveda and the seasons, and understanding of the benefits of each posture. You will be able to practice at your own optimum level as Margaret provides tailored options so that you can work with what is best for you. This enables you to have a fun, safe, healthy yoga practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, clear and grounded. After Margaret’s classes students have said they feel “complete, relaxed and re-energized.”
- Monday 9:15am ALL LEVELS – Bibra Lake
- Monday 10:45am RESTORATIVE** – Bibra Lake
- Tuesday – 7:30am ALL LEVELS – Claremont
- Tuesday 10:45am ALL LEVELS – Claremont
- Wednesday 9:15am ALL LEVELS – Bibra Lake
- Wednesday 10:45am PREGNANCY COURSE – Claremont
- Wednesday 5:45pm ALL LEVELS – Claremont
- Friday 9:15am ALL LEVELS – Bibra Lake
Liz is passionate about yoga’s ability to realign us, physically and emotionally, and believes that when you feel such powerful alignment in your life you will wholeheartedly embrace the extraordinary in each moment. A student said, “I just walked out of Liz’s 6am class and I want to tell you how divine she is. She was confident but calm and incredibly insightful. She put together an amazing sequence with a balance of elements that flowed beautifully. I left feeling balanced and refreshed.”
Liz was drawn to yoga in 2002 due to back injuries she sustained as a result of being a competitive horse rider as a teenager. Her physiotherapist suggested that the way in which yoga helps to create muscle balance and spinal alignment might help her to live with reduced levels of pain. Liz found that if she practiced yoga regularly, she had virtually no back pain at all. After the birth of her first child in 2007, Liz discovered how powerful yoga was in realigning her emotions as well as her spine; she found the ‘sangha’ created by Tamara Yoga was a welcome respite. ‘I found in Tamara Yoga a holistic and traditional approach to yoga, which helped me to feel energized, grounded, inspired – and like I belonged’. It was at this point that Liz decided to study yoga with Tamara Graham and successfully completed the two-year teacher training program. Liz teaches:
Evonne offers heartfelt, accessible classes that invite you to explore and journey deeper. You’ll focus on integrating the flow of breath with mindful movement, to leave you feeling more revitalised, balanced and happy. Evonne has a deep appreciation for the transformative effects of yoga and will help you to embrace all that you encounter in life more fully. She is incredibly grateful for the teachers and friends that have influenced and contributed to her yoga journey. She feels very lucky to be able to share her love of yoga, and its calming, therapeutic and healing effects. The lessons she learns on the mat continue to change her life for the better. She looks forward to meeting you on the mat, and hopes yoga will change your life too.
Pennie teaches from her heart. She will gently guide you to challenge yourself and find your inner strength; to treat yourself with compassion and let go of any obstacles to achieving your unlimited potential. You will leave with a deep sense of inner calm, feeling nourished and ready to embrace your life from a place of peace. You will be glad you took the time to self-care. Pennie is an artist and cake decorator, busy mother and animal lover. Although she had practiced yoga sporadically for many years, it wasn’t until discovering Tamara Yoga and undertaking the teacher training course that her mind was opened to the deeper, more philosophical aspects of the practice and it has since become an integral part of her life. “Yoga has helped me on so many levels: creatively, personally, socially and spiritually. My life has been enriched beyond measure. It has been like finding the missing puzzle piece. Yoga completes me.” Let yoga complete your life too. Make space in your diary for a class today.
Sarah believes that yoga is for everybody and can benefit everyone. She enjoys using yoga to connect mind, body and soul through balance, flow, strengthening and deep relaxation.
Sarah first began yoga in her teens but years later whilst suffering with a severe chronic illness she found Tamara Yoga and began practicing restorative yoga for her symptoms. Through this journey Sarah discovered the transformative power of yoga and is passionate in sharing this with others. She has found that yoga has had a profound positive influence on all aspects of her life and is committed to helping others discover this for themselves.
Sarah completed the 2 year Tamara Yoga Teacher Training and uses the lessons she’s learnt from her teachers as inspiration for her classes.
- Monday 5:30pm BEGINNERS COURSE – Fremantle
- Tuesday 7:45pm GENTLE FLOW COURSE – Claremont
- Wednesday 6.00am VINYASA ALL LEVELS – Claremont
- Wednesday 6:15pm ALL LEVELS – Fremantle
- Thursday 7.30am ALL LEVELS – Fremantle
- Friday 9:15am ALL LEVELS – Fremantle
- Friday 12:10pm 45 MINUTE EXPRESS – Fremantle
- Saturday 9:15am VINYASA BEGINNERS – Fremantle
- Saturday 10:45 GENTLE FLOW – Fremantle
- Sunday 4:00pm ALL LEVELS – Fremantle
When you come to class with Ilona, you’ll be supported by a wealth of knowledge. She has completed a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Health and Clinical Science and is a registered Osteopath. Ilona started practicing yoga after a car accident in 1981, finding both pain relief and fun, and completed her first yoga teacher training in 1984.
Whatever your level of yoga experience, you will be provided a practical approach to asana and benefit from Ilona’s understanding of the body and her passion for healing. Ilona imparts a love of meditation and how to work beyond the physical, into your mental-emotional and energetic layers. She has personally gained support from the practices of Tibetan Buddhism – mantra, compassion practices and meditation. While working with Chinese Medicine practitioners, Ilona discovered the flow and energy of qigong. When Vinyasa yoga came her way, a lifetime of movement and meditation coalesced and she commenced Tamara Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. Ilona says she now “feels privileged to be sharing the beauty of yoga; mind, body and soul all engaged at once!”
Rochelle aspires to teach classes that enable you to enjoy the blissfulness of feeling into your body, cultivating feelings of expansiveness and profound rest, releasing and lengthening and feeling yourself limber. Rochelle teaches children’s and adult’s yoga. Children are naturally inclined to be playful with yoga allowing for a relaxed and receptive way of engaging. Her classes are infused with reverence, compassion, and love.
Her love for yoga spans back to her teens, having attended classes at her local surf club. After trying various styles of yoga over the years, she finally found her teacher and her lineage, whilst pregnant with her first child. She maintained an active practice throughout her consequent pregnancies and continues to teach her three sons and partner.
This line from the Bhairava Tantra deeply resonates with her:
“What is this power we call Life,
Appearing as the play of flesh and blood?
How may I know this mystery and enter it more deeply?”
She holds a Bachelor of Communication from Edith Cowan University and has worked as an assistant film producer, studied fashion design, and is a passionate ceramicist. She is an actively involved parent at the Perth Waldorf School.
With an insatiable zest for life and appetite for the new and progressive, she equally retains a sense of devotion to tradition, and past wisdom.
Practicing yoga since before she was born, with Tamara as her mother, River has grown up with yoga as an integral part of her life. River manages all the fine details of the studio as well as big picture planning. She’s the one to talk to if you have questions about classes or bookings for courses, workshops, retreats or wish to apply for teacher training. Email River at [email protected] or to chat with River call 9385 2242.