Why Tamara

About Us

We believe yoga can change the world for the better, one person at a time. We believe within each of us is a deep well of contentment, strength and joy. Yoga is the tool that’ll help you recover your natural peacefulness and to know the true brilliance of your soul.

Tamara symbolises peace. In Hebrew the name means palm tree, a representation of peace, and in Tamil – one of the oldest languages, and a classical language of India, it means lotus.  The lotus represents purity and power, symbolizes elevated consciousness – growing out of the murky mud, lifting in beauty to the light.  We believe tending to your Yoga practice is vital so you make room for your own blossoming, your own light, just like the beautiful lotus.

Tamara Yoga is grounded in ISHTA Yoga. ISHTA is the physical and spiritual form of yoga that addresses the individual needs of each student.  ISHTA is an acronym for the Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda. Hatha is the physical practice of yoga that creates balance and health.  Hatha purifies the body to prepare it for experiencing higher levels of consciousness, particularly uninterrupted bliss. Tantra is the yogic philosophy that recognizes the perfection in all beings and Ayurveda is the ancient, holistic Indian science of healing enabling a long life. ISHTA is a Sanskrit word meaning that which resonates with the individual spirit. Hence, the emphasis at Tamara Yoga on personalizing your practice to deliver the results you need.

Every teacher at Tamara Yoga has successfully undertaken comprehensive nationally and internationally recognized training with Tamara. The teachers at Tamara Yoga are the best of the best, and are passionate about increasing happiness in the world and helping you to feel great.

Tamara Yoga is ideal for you if you feel there’s something more you could be getting out of your life, if you’re stressed but you know deep down that there must be a better way.  We’re perfect for each other if you feel drawn to learning about real yoga.

Tamara Yoga delivers proven benefits. Tamara Yoga is calming, energizing, helps you sleep better, makes you stronger, healthier, increases brain function, concentration and memory, increases fertility, has been shown at the cellular level to be ‘anti-aging’, plus it helps you to feel happier.  Our students say things like “my yoga practice has changed my life and I owe that change to Tamara and her wonderful teachers.”  – Angela.

“I feel so at home at Tamara Yoga; and I am so thankful for everything that I have learnt, shared and experienced. It has reshaped my life and bought me much happiness.”  – Tanya

Who Is Tamara

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’ll 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! You’ll 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’ll 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’s 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. While living in the U.S., she studied with Kavi 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. Kavi 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’s an E-RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia.

A yogiraj is a sacred and ancient honour that is only bestowed upon the most advanced practitioners of yoga. It’s a title that’s conferred by a teacher, who is themselves a yogiraj, onto a student who they consider to be an illuminated living yogic master.

It takes decades of study under one teacher to reach this milestone, which Tamara was initiated in by her long-standing teacher Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger in 2018.

In an age where people flip between teachers and projects as quickly as we flip between Netflix shows, few practitioners ever reach the consistency and depth of practice that allows them to receive this honour.

The opportunity to study under a yogiraj is not like attending any other regular yoga class.  A yogiraj helps students truly awaken to higher levels of consciousness, by teaching them how to change and alter their consciousness in their energetic body.

When you drive a car and you want to go to a new place you haven’t been before, we all know a GPS will be your best choice to help you reach that destination. Without one, you might get lost or take you a long time to reach your destination, or maybe you might not reach it at all!

A yogiraj is a yoga GPS system. They are someone who’s already walked the path and therefore knows the secrets to help you to reach that end goal, as well the mistakes to avoid if you want to get there.

They are here to inspire other people to find the light of their spirit. That’s Tamara for you.

Benefits of Yoga

Research has proven Yoga is beneficial for respiratory issues, back pain, weight reduction, depression and anxiety.

Yoga increases overall strength and balance, enhances wellbeing, improves flexibility.

Yoga triggers remembered wellness, lowers cortisol levels, improves focus and concentration.

Yoga regulates blood pressure and heart rate, relaxes chronic muscle tension,  elicits the relaxation response and improves sleep.


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