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.
“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,
“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 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 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,
“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,
“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,
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.