With a focus on mindfulness, Tamara’s classes cover breath work, asana, and meditation, during which the student will be encouraged to listen to their body and breath, and to make decisions with each transition as to how their personal practice will progress – each and every time the student steps on the mat.

Tamara’s journey to yoga began with a tentative step, much exploration, and a desire to make both physical and emotional changes in her life. Little did she know that one tentative step would take her on a new path through the asanas, into her breath, beyond her expectations, and into new found emotional and physical health.

Humbling experiences, intense introspection, and an out of the blue frozen shoulder, all contributed to Tamara taking the first of many deep breaths and deepening her practice with the simple commitment to attend classes, and be open to what may come.

Having completed her 200 hours, and various additional trainings in Yin, anatomy, sequencing, prananayama, and meditation, with both local and international teachers, Tamara is excited to share her ongoing journey in the practice through teaching, shared breathing, and cups of tea, as well as assisting others in their practice with support, patience, and humour.

Off the mat, you can find Tamara hunkered down with her puppy, trying to apply a zen-like calm to the knitting of socks, learning how to homestead, or hanging on a yoga wall.

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Training / Studies

200hr Traditional Yoga Teacher Training (Feb 2019)
w/ Kerry Lawson
Tusket, Nova Scotia

Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga: Centred in the Sacrum (April 2018)
w/ Doug Keller
Charlottetown, PEI

Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga (April 2017)
w/ Doug Keller, Adi Shesha Yoga Zone
Ottawa, Ontario

Meditation in Everyday Life (September 2015)
Shambala Center, Ottawa

Pranayama, Yoga Breathing in Depth (June 2015)
Michael Stone, Online

Yoga as Therapy Teacher Training (June 2015)
w Doug Keller, Adi Shesha Yoga Zone
Ottawa, Ontario

Astanga Intensive (June 2015)
Santosha Yoga
Ottawa, Ontario

Pranayama (March 2015)
w Mahyar Raz, Breathe Yoga Studio
Toronto, Ontario

Yin Teacher Training (September 2014)
w Joe Barnett, Prana Shanti
Ottawa, Ontario

200hr Teacher Training (March 2014)
w Basia Going, Adi Shesha Yoga Zone
RYT, Yoga Alliance Certified
Ottawa, Ontario

// plus a variety of workshops in Myofascial Release Techniques, Yoga Tune-up balls, meditation, pranayama, yoga wall, anatomy, and sequencing.