In the People’s Republic of Yoga we’ve abolished border structures and are open to all.
In this space we contemplate, move, rest and transform in community. We practise a remembering of what your body already knows. We choose rest and connection in rebellious response to a modern world that undermines these necessary and sacred practises.
Yoga is taught in reference to its liberation roots, as a practise to nurture and feed your transformative impact on your world, in whatever realm you are pursuing social justice.
“Tamara is an inspiring teacher. Each class is wonderfully thought out, well presented, and (importantly) well focused. Her classes are all that yoga should be – full of joy, self love, and sweaty poses. The lengthy and beautifully scented savasanas also add a wonderful quality to the class (and let’s not forget that heavenly China gel!) Everyone feels welcome and relaxed in Tamara’s classes, where she not only teaches amazingly choreographed yoga but helps you center yourself and relieve all stress. I’ve ranted and raved about her course to all my friends and genuinely could not recommend it more. I would give her more stars if I could!”– Lara,
“Tamara’s classes offer the best of all worlds to the beginner or advanced yogi: a serene space for reflection in an otherwise hectic city, and a precise, but never invasive guidance through the physical aspect of your practice. She manages to seamlessly blend the technical and the meditative, allowing you to slide into that mind/body oneness that is often so difficult to achieve. I started as a TPRYoga convert, and I’m now a serious addict!”– Anon,
“I was always nervous about going to yoga but Tamara has an amazing talent for making sure that everyone in the room gets the most of the session. Whether you are a novice or experienced you feel like you get your own individual lesson throughout the session. I would highly recommend her classes to anyone at any level.”– Tor,
“As time goes by I realise more and more that Tam’s teaching style and yoga class are incredibly rare and special. When I do a class with Tamara my mind is totally engaged as the class runs seamlessly, building up to a challenging pose before a calming lunar section and the most delicious savasana which includes her handmade organic linseed & lavender eye pillows. She never misses a beat – ever. She plays funky music, urban music, touching music. She puts this wonderfully tingly feeling menthol “china gel” on your shoulders. She reads us poetry!!! She makes me feel that I’ve both had a proper full on work out, but also done something good for my soul too. Perhaps feeling “held in the palm of her hand” is the best way to describe how I feel in her class – you can totally let go and fully trust in this amazing teacher to take you on a 90 minute journey that is just the right amounts of peaceful, challenging and rewarding. In a nutshell – I cannot recommend TPRYoga enough! Do a class!”– April,
“I love the space for practice; the candles; the use of props; the intention set for class to focus the mind; the poetry; the Savasana and the expert knowledge of Tamara. The classes feel special and structured to suit all bodies and all people. I have wept in these classes, they have had such a powerful effect on my mind and body and have changed my relationship with my body. I feel re-connected and strong in a powerful way that combines my mind and my physicality. Tamara is truly an expert in her field and a joy to be taught by.”– Anon,
“TPRYoga classes are unique and authentic. Tam plans out each class to target specific areas of the body and guides you seamlessly from the strenuous parts to the relaxation. She moves slow but in a way that is even more challenging than a fast paced power class, and I find it more beneficial. She has a tender heart that welcomes you and makes you feel important in her classes. Her queuing is descriptive and alignment focused which shows her knowledge, and guarantees you are practicing safely. On top of all these lovely characteristics of TPRYoga classes, you will find Tam is a bubble of joy and a pleasure to be around. I hope you get to attend her classes, as I would if I weren’t in America.” –– Diala,
I’m Tam (or Tamara).
I am interested in supporting you in reclaiming your inherent connection to your body and inner world through a movement and meditation practise.
Often, modern life moves us away from this, but I argue this connection is our natural state. Through meditation and movement, we practise remembering, re-claiming. In this work I draw on, acknowledge and thank the Indian tradition of yoga, that I am blessed and privileged to access in this lifetime.
I chose to found The People’s Republic of Yoga as an inclusive, accessible space welcoming anyone into yoga. I believe that this practise is not a luxury, but a revolutionary, healing approach I want everyone to access who wishes for it. For more details of the Republic’s vibe and principles, see our Manifesto.
These days I divide my time between working as a migrant advocate and teaching yoga. Sometimes I teach yoga to refugee communities, which is a huge joy. You can find details on my history and training here.
After a year teaching in in Berlin I’ve relocated to Bristol, the UK to pursue a Masters on migration. Online classes are live during this pandemic, with in-person sessions planned for the future.