Strala Intensive Training: Berlin, February 2018

Release the stress that inhibits your body and mind, and learn to move easily through all kinds of challenge!   Where: EDEN*****, Breite Straße 43, 13187 Berlin / Pankow (a big beautiful sun-filled studio in Central Berlin) When: Saturday 24 February through Sunday 25 February 2018 Schedule: 10am to 6pm both days. Mornings and evenings before and after-hours also open with Tara and Mike for Q&A. What to bring: comfortable clothes for moving, a yoga mat, and paper + pen are all helpful. Cost: $795 Strala Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the global Yoga Alliance Professionals, and this course counts…
Guide Talk: @frenchyogagirl & Yoga Sculpt

Guide Talk: @frenchyogagirl & Yoga Sculpt

Welcome to Guide Talk, an exploratory column to converse in the quest for ease for ourselves and the tingling desire we all have to share and help as many as we can. I've been dreaming to start a place to share the awesomeness that the Strala Guides do out in the world. We ultimately give others the experience of how we feel about ourselves, making our number one job getting really great at getting to know ourselves, improving our wellbeing, and a heavy dose of constant self care. As we expand, do our thing, express our individuality, and live out our…
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…
You are Perfect, Beautiful, and Wonderful

You are Perfect, Beautiful, and Wonderful

There's always a way to do what you want to do in your body. Which means there is nothing wrong with your body. Have you ever put yourself in a position where you can't move, and then get mad at your body for being so immovable? Do you ever hit walls where you think to get anywhere with this body, I just have to push and it's not going to feel good?   There's nothing wrong with you. There's everything right with you.   A friend of mine recently asked, "How long does it take to get there?" Practicing ease…

Daddy Talk: The Right Stuff

I've climbed some of the biggest mountains around the world, from Alaska to the Alps to North India. Along the way I tested gear for Black Diamond, and learned early on that I had a small obsession for discovering the right approach, and the right tools, for every situation. This is a worthy challenge in mountaineering because the conditions are so variable, changing from day to day, and within each day as sun, wind, and precipitation constantly reshape your world.     Today I have enough gear to outfit a small expedition, thanks in part to an especially adept climbing…