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Practice Different

Practice Different

If you think you’re practicing something in yoga or tai chi or fitness that’s different from what you do the rest of your day, you’re not. It might look different, these positions, these exercises, from sitting at a desk or going to meetings. It might feel like a change of pace, change of focus, change of heart rate. But this isn’t change. It might just barely scratch the surface of what you’re looking for. Because what’s constant, always, is you. How you do what you do. The strategies you use, the habits that carry you. So when you get to…
We’re so thankful for YOU

We’re so thankful for YOU

In our opinion, Black Friday doesn't come with the most positive associations. We can't help but notice the discord between saying "thanks" for all that you have on this holiday weekend, and then rushing out to the shops to stock up on material items that you don't *really* need. So instead of fighting the crowds tomorrow, we encourage you to stay warm, stay cozy, and treat yourself to something that's good for the soul. That's why all of our classes & series are 50% off through Sunday November 24 (at 11:55PM) with the discount code CREATESPACE. There's no better way to show gratitude for all that your body and mind do for…
Strala Immersion: Rest and Renew You – Sundance, September 2019

Strala Immersion: Rest and Renew You – Sundance, September 2019

“We know that we are each in the driver’s seat of our own lives, in control of our personal destiny. We know we can change our own health, and our entire life experience, through the choices we make each day. Our lives are our own to create.” – Dr. Rudolph Tanzi – Chair of Neurology at Harvard and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital   Registration is Now Open Where: Sundance Mountain Resort, 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance, Utah.  A breathtakingly beautiful setting with an equally beautiful vision, in the dramatic Wasatch Range of…

My Back Hurts When I Practice, So What Should I Practice?

Hey everybody, I'm talking a bit with our online training group about what to do when something you're doing hurts. It could be a simple example like the one that came up today. "My back hurts when I lift my leg to a down dog split." Or it could be something more complex, something else in your life. How to navigate here, through both simple and complex, in practice and real life, probably has some things in common. So I'll share a bit from our talk below.   To begin, when something hurts you this way, don't do it. Back…
Strala Online 100+Hour Training: Connect and Heal with Shiatsu

Strala Online 100+Hour Training: Connect and Heal with Shiatsu

“You are in a position, starting now, to adopt the role of self-healer. By going deeper into the power of awareness, you can achieve the hidden potential of the healing system that you already depend upon every day.” – Dr. Rudolph Tanzi – Chair of Neurology at Harvard and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital   Get ready to learn the principles and practices of Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Traditional Japanese Medicine, to create healing through positive connection with yourself and others. We’re all healers, constantly moving through health and illness, losing and…

What Should I Charge to Teach?

This question comes up quite a lot.  And it's mixed in with some bigger questions, which maybe come first.  What is a teacher? How do you value your self? Let's explore. When you're just getting started with something new, it makes sense to practice quite a lot, for quite a while, maybe some years. This cycle of education, practice, and life experience takes time. To get good at anything substantial, so what you do works, in a variety of contexts with a variety of people, takes time. And once you get there, there's not much change. You're still a student,…
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