This is a community space we travel to each time we step onto a mat together.
Moving the body as a portal to soul work, this is a safe place to practise re-membering what your body often already knows.
“Tamara has the ability to make her classes welcoming and accessible for total beginners (me on my first time) and seasoned yogis without either of us falling short of an excellent class. Tamara’s classes are intimate, personal, emotional and challenging. I can feel fragile and strong at the same time. She brings poetry to classes and tells us about how she’s taught yoga to refugee teenagers that week – doing yoga with Tamara is a joy.”– Kate,
“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,
“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,
“Why do we practice yoga? One reason would have to be to affect positive change in ourselves, to regain the space we so easily loose in the urban jungles we choose to live in. Tamara is a conscious, caring and talented teacher but equally, what I find most engaging, is how she gently reminds us during classes that she’s also a learner herself – renewing, shifting and testing techniques to enhance her practice. This has a great, positive impact in the room. It creates trust and complicity, for as we’re guided through new ways of moving we are also being nudged into being more tolerant, more accepting of our own limitations – and to keep the energy flowing – to keep breathing, no matter the difficulty – like water bathing sharp stones. As a Latin American living in London, I particularly welcome her playlist! Funky, obscure Latin rhythms mingle and overlap with folk and urban minimalist music. If I were to choose one word to sum up Tamara’s teaching it would be have to be, ‘transformative’.”– Anon,
“Tamara’s speaking voice alone should be enough to bring anyone’s soul, body, and spirit into alignment. But as it happens, the contents of Tamara’s lessons hit the perfect and elusive sweet spot that perfectly combines physical and mental practice. I always leave Tamara’s classes having reached a state of relaxation in very few other places.”– Imran,
“Tamara’s courses are a complete joy – soothing and strengthening mind, body, and soul. The tatami room where classes are held is an oasis of calm in the hustle of the big city, and yogis of all levels are welcomed warmly and accommodated splendidly by Tamara. So many extra nice touches too: fragrant balms, lavender eye pillows, poetry, choons. Highly recommend!”– Viva,
“Tam’s yoga instruction has a brilliant way of balancing technique and alignment with meditation and mental health, without compromising either. Her classes are well thought out and always consider that different people have different bodies that can do different things, making sure there’s always a variation for everyone. She gently challenges you and every week you work on new things that taken together to improve your practice in an incremental and balanced way. I leave feeling lighter and healthier every time! Take this class!!!!”– Dana,
Hey, I’m Tamara.
I am interested in supporting you in reclaiming your inherent connection to your body and inner world through movement, meditation and play.
Often, modern life moves us away from this, but I argue this connection is our natural state. Together we will explore tools to heal and transform ourselves, in order to transform our world.
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. For more details of the Republic’s vibe and principles, see our Manifesto.
I offer a range of styles, sometimes interwoven and sometimes as focussed sessions. In class we practise fluid vinyasa movement, restful yin approaches, mobility practises, in-depth meditations and detailed myofascial release techniques.
There is always poetry and a bangin’ soundtrack. Lessons are joyful, energetic explorations designed to develop the body’s strength and flexibility, hone the mind’s knowledge of active, safe alignment and give you space to feel.
Expect invitations to move freely, fluid honing of sequences and delicious adjustments (if desired), offering more safety and space in poses.