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Why We Learn

Why We Learn

This isn't for becoming better at poses. It's time for taking really good care of yourself, and becoming better at you. It doesn't matter how simple or complicated your yoga is, or anyone else's, or what anyone else thinks. I wouldn't worry about this one ever. What's important is giving yourself you-time, within a hugely supportive learning environment that will help lift you up when you need it. Remember the other people around you aren't here for comparison. In these training courses above everything, the group is here as a team, to lift each other, and to help us each learn…
Perfection, Pain, and Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Perfection, Pain, and Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Sharing this super-inspiring story from a friend in Rome Three years ago I was a CPA in Italy. I was one of the youngest girls in the country to work with listed companies (I got my bar at 28), working crazy hours, commuting 2,5 hours a day, and studying for my bar. I had a practice in meditation for 7 years but I wanted to do some exercise too, so I started searching videos on YouTube, zumba, fit box, dance, you name it. I would do them each about 5 times and then quit. Until one day I found Tara's video, I think it…
Something We Can All Get Behind

Something We Can All Get Behind

Everybody told Tara never to publish our Strala training manual. The business types with the spreadsheets and powerpoints all said this was nuts. If you give it all away, how will this work for you??   It works when the work is to create a better place for us all to be. Because this can't help but be for all of us.   It begins inside. When we find harmony inside, suddenly we are more together in our individuality than we ever could be through struggling and pushing to conform. Tara and I have talked about this one a lot.…
Creating the Work You Want

Creating the Work You Want

How can I create the work I want, and is it ok to take time off? This question comes up a whole lot, and probably the first best answer is, you know your own best answer. Because what's best for you is unique to you. From here, I can share a little of my own experience, and maybe make a few guesses about yours. As a start, I wouldn't worry too much about taking time off from work. I know this scares people sometimes. We even worry about things like "holes" in our resumes. But we also know that living…
Don’t Wait. Right Now Is The Best Time

Don’t Wait. Right Now Is The Best Time

95% of the obstacles we face are the ones we create for ourselves. What's happening in your life right now? Notice what's going on outside. And then, notice what's going on inside. Notice you.   See how you create the experience you're having. Change you, to change the experience you create.   There's no need to wait for anyone else. No point in asking the rest of the world to mobilize you. Mobilize yourself, right now. It will never change the outside world much to point out its flaws. This might be easier, because it doesn't require us to do…
When Self-Help Doesn’t Help

When Self-Help Doesn’t Help

There's a lot of self-help out there. It can be practices like yoga, tai chi, a walk in the hills. It can be thought-provoking, like books, conferences, inspirational instagrams. Sometimes, it helps. People get healthy, intuitive, creative. They handle challenge more easily. They lift up everyone they touch. You want to know these people. And sometimes self-help doesn't help. People get less healthy, in their minds and their bodies. Intuition and creativity are lost to following and copying. Many seek the next expert-guru to tell them where to go, what to do, how to live. I've seen this happen around…
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