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,
“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,
“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,
“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,
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.