How to make your yoga – and your life – look like you

In 2011, a bureau chief for The New York Times identified what Strala was up to as a substantial shift in yoga and wellbeing.  We were just getting started then (it still feels this way), but as Strala keeps evolving, we're beginning to have a better sense of what she saw.   In the last 80 years, every form of yoga has focused on instructing poses. Strala instructs movement. Why do we do this? Where does it come from?   Instructing Poses Instructing poses puts yoga into a world of correct and incorrect, based on what the pose looks like. In this world, everybody tries to…
Barcelona Classes!

Barcelona Classes!

Exciting news! I'm coming back to Barcelona for a visit and to lead some Strala classes, and to celebrate our new partner studio, Strala Barcelona that has been opening since last fall!     Last summer I was in Barcelona for some super fun adventures with the W. We went paddle boarding, did sunrise and sunset yoga, and had the treat of my long time friend, Josep, and his band play for class. The Strala girls were busy renovating their studio and it was an exciting beginning. Now it's in full swing with super good vibes and lots of great…

What Happens in a Strala Intensive Training?

Hi Friends, My favorite way to spend time is working with people, leaders, and Guides to help them connect to themselves, accomplish challenges with grace and ease, enjoy each moment, be an amazing example of what's possible, and help those they interact with to enjoy radiant wellbeing. This is my purpose. I know it strongly, and it's so much fun and freeing to be with people in this way, teaching and sharing the process that works wonders.   Move easy. Everything you've got. In every direction you can.   The basis of what we practice is ease and mastery of…
The Foundation and Science of Strala

The Foundation and Science of Strala

  Strala breaks through stress and tension in your body and mind, that keeps you working much harder than you need, to achieve much less than you can. You’ll learn to move powerfully through your life and handle challenge with ease, using a proven structure that combines the rich vocabulary of yoga, with the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi. Get ready to be radiantly healthy, free, creative, and happy.   About Strala Strala uses yoga, tai chi, and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, to help people live radiantly healthy and inspiring lives. It begins with a mindset, that says our best way to get where…

How to Guide Alignment in Yoga

  I’ve been thinking about the concept of alignment lately, how it’s understood and used in teaching and practicing yoga. Some people think about it this way: ‘In yoga, the main focus of touch is on bodily alignment and improvement. Teachers touch students to help them align better. We all know that. What many practitioners don’t realize is that sometimes they’re so out of alignment that they might actually hurt themselves. Posture alignment refers to how your muscles are integrated and bones are aligned to support your body for optimal movement during exercise. The aim of good posture alignment is…
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