My name is Tamra Fisher. During college, I fell in love with yoga. I took a course to fill my religious studies requirements. I thought it was going to be an easy way to work out and get course credits, but I was in for a whole lot more. I learned that yoga wasn’t all about stretching as I thought, but there was so much to learn and appreciate about the spirituality and history of yoga. Although I did not truly understand how yoga would change my life then, I can see now that it sparked a fire in me and set me on a path to fulfill my life’s purpose: to share my interpretation of yoga with the world.
After college, I entered the corporate world. I practiced yoga here and there, but life got busy. I was working and went back to school to earn my MBA. Then in 2011, I found out I was expecting and decided I needed to enroll in a prenatal yoga class. I completed the series. Although it was enjoyable, the demands of becoming a new mom put my practice on hold again. So I put yoga on the sidelines and focused on my new baby boy. I continued to work in the corporate world. After a few years, I started to attend yoga classes. Then I entered into a separation and divorce proceedings that took three years to complete. That was a hard time in my life, but it was also a time of tremendous growth and transformation. During that phase in my life, I was sitting at my desk one day, looking for a new challenge, when I received an email from the studio where I took prenatal yoga. It was a marketing email about yoga teacher training, and I just knew it was for me. It was a sign. So I sent an email to inquiry and had a phone interview. That was the first time I ever met my first yoga mentor, Pam Guido. Someone who changed my world and touched my soul in a way I could never fully explain. I completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Shri Yoga followed by a Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program in 2017. Then I tabled yoga for a few years, I dabbled in subbing for a fellow local yoga teacher, but I was too scared to teach. I didn’t feel prepared or good enough, a common fear among new 200hr teachers. I was distracted and busy with other activities like ultrarunning, socializing, building my career, and raising my son. Then I got married to my wonderful husband, Chris.
But you can’t fight fate forever, and on cue yoga came a-knocking. I received a message, from one of my other yoga mentors, asking if I was interested in teaching, and I was so scared, but this was my shot. So I said yes! Thank you, Universe, that she saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself at the time. She took a chance on me. I started teaching and loved it. I subbed for any class I was offered, and then I got my very own class on the schedule. It was so exciting but also terrifying. Teaching yoga to others is my passion, and it lights me up like nothing else. So I taught, and I taught, and I taught some more.
Then the pandemic hit, and yoga went virtual, and I began to teach from my home. I realized that in-person or virtual, teaching yoga was my jam. I found I just wanted to know everything about yoga, so I enrolled in a 500-hour program at Yoga Life Institute. I completed my 500-hour training in May of 2021 and then became a Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher from YogaEd in July 2021. I also have received training in Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Trauma-Informed Yoga. I am a Reik Master. I also am currently working on becoming a Yoga Therapist. I am a self-proclaimed yoga nerd. Learning excites me, I am always reading a book about, taking courses on, or learning something new about yoga. Yoga is my dharma, and I want to hold space for and share this practice with anyone that wants to join me on this journey.
Love & light,