Move – Philosophy

Get Comfortable Right Now

Get Comfortable Right Now

There are many poses that feel uncomfortable for a whole lot of people, pigeon among them. And we always have a choice here, in our leading, and even more important, in how we live our own lives. We can stick with the idea of the pose, and hope that uncomfortable will become comfortable one day. Or we can change the form, so it arises from our own body rather than from an idea. This creates something dramatically different. The thing about ideas is they're static, and like yoga poses, often come from somewhere else - someone else's body, someone else's…

Go Easy on Yourself

You might find that going easy on yourself is the best way to do everything there is.   Yoga is neat because it gives us a way to see everything there is to see about ourselves. And inversions can be even more fun here - not because standing on your hands will change your life, but because we get to see even more clearly what happens in our minds, and our bodies, as we approach challenge. So let's look at handstands a bit. Sometimes our approach to this kind of challenge is to exit immediately. Do nothing. Child's pose, and…

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 the most substantial shift to happen in yoga for decades.  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…
Dive into Ease

Dive into Ease

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…