Ashtanga Vinyasa / Alignment / Pranayama / Sound Healing / Yoga Philosophy

Welcome to Tamara O Yoga!

I’m really glad you’ve stumbled upon my website. I’m here to share my love and knowledge of yoga. I know there are many yoga teachers out there, but I believe that we all have different experiences, and therefore, different things to share.

With an MA in International Disaster Psychology and an MBA, my background is in PTSD and International Business. I started my yoga journey in 2014 while I was living in Shanghai, China. This gave me the opportunity to study with world-class teachers from China, Ukraine, and Brazil.

Who Am I?

My name is Tamara and I started practicing yoga seriously at the beginning of 2014. I’m not sure whether it was some New Year’s resolution, or whether I recognized something within myself that I wanted to change, but I’m glad I did it.

At first, I really hated it, but something told me to just keep going. I started going to at least one class every day, making sure to try all of them. From Ashtanga, to Yin, to Flow – whatever was offered at the times that I could go.

Eventually, I switched to a studio that offered more advanced classes. There, I learned about Jivamukti Yoga, Universal Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama, and was even able to attend yoga conferences and workshops. I did this all while I still lived in Shanghai, China.

After about 3.5 years of daily practice, sometimes up to 4 hours a day, I was asked to teach some classes at a studio. I was extremely nervous because at that time, I didn’t even have my 200 hours teacher training certificate. But, people believed in me, and so I believed in myself. I started getting regular students.

In May 2017, I felt that I was finally ready to take on a teacher training course. I was lucky enough to attend Centered Yoga Teacher Training at Samahita with Paul Dallaghan and his wonderful team.

And, now, I’m here, trying to pave my own way.

What is my purpose?

During my yoga journey, I have had so many wonderful people help me and support me. I want to pay that forward and help support others on their yoga journey.

What you’ll find at Tamara O Yoga

I’ll be putting up various blog posts about alignment, yoga philosophy, chanting, pranayama, and ways to get into difficult poses. In the future, you’ll also be able to find free online yoga classes, as well as sound bowl healing recordings.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to send me an email and I will be more than happy to help you out.