About Us

Yogala applies the traditions of yoga to our everyday lives.

We build strength and confidence in our clients, through personalised practice. Yogala – a name of Finnish origin, meaning ‘space for yoga’ – is a community studio founded in 2012. We know you by name and develop relationships of trust and care.

Welcome to your space for life.

Led by Director Tamara Ogilvie with the support of her husband Nick, and a long standing team of dedicated teachers.

Tamara Ogilvie


Tamara has been a teacher of yoga for 10 years, and practicing yoga for twice that. At Yogala, Tamara brings age old traditions of yoga to modern, everyday lives – in relatable and do-able ways. Tamara is a Mum to three daughters, coach, past Director of Yoga Australia – the peak body for yoga in Australia; and an Accountant!

Maria Uribe


Maria found yoga seven years ago in her search for inner peace, purpose and something deeper. She became a Yoga Teacher in India, then completed further studies with Nicole Walsh in Sydney and Shiva Rea. Her teaching embodies her love for creativity, connection and movement inviting everyone to clear their body and mind from static energy and heal.

Cath Skinner


Cath, a qualified probation officer, recognises that we all need tools for transformation, reformation or direction. As a Mum to two girls, with family here in Sydney and abroad in the UK, Cath understands the many pulls we each feel in daily life. Cath’s awareness and instructions on alignment assist students in becoming more body aware, and in so doing, more self aware.

Penny Hatzis


Penny’s teachings draw on a background in dance and remedial body work and her own Ashtanga practice to strengthen, balance and restore students.  Also a qualified Naturopath, her aim is to help people feel empowered.

Ella Watson-Russell


Ella intimately knows movement and human energetics from her capacity as an actor and acting tutor for over a decade – with yoga having been a long standing part of her arts practice. With a desire to dig deeper into the ancient methodology that is yoga, along with it’s benefits and applications, Ella encourages mindful movement and breath for both physical
and mental awareness.

Ciara Horgan


Ciara is a lover of the outdoors and adventure seeker with a career in the construction industry, and once upon a time was also a show jumper! Ciara knows what it’s like to spend the day in high pressured environments, and creates an environment in which all students can find a sense of freedom.

Jaime Laird


Jaime is passionate about yoga’s ability to pull us out of our minds and into the present moment. In her classes, rhythmic movement and breath awareness are used as vehicles for bringing mindful attention to the here and now.

Caroline Bakerman


Caroline encourages students of all ages to see thought and movement patterns as a route of transformation in body and mind, and is a firm believer that “we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” (G. Bernard Shaw). Caroline is a qualified in pre and post natal, children’s yoga, and yoga therapy.

Chrissie Alexander


Chrissie is a yoga teacher, coach and Naturopath with a passion to help others regain balance. Chrissie loves to blend yoga, naturopathy and her Ayurvedic training to integrate Eastern principles with Western lives and philosophies.