Getting Started with Strala, Yoga, and Tai Chi

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Strala combines the movement wisdom of tai chi with the forms of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as a way to help people release stress, heal, and move more easily through all kinds of challenge.

As a result, Strala is used all around the world, in a wide variety of contexts – from bringing ease into everyday life, training for professional athletes, healing of disease, injury and pain, to finding connection, creativity, and inspiration in the work place.

It’s easy to get started here, and most of what we do is free for everyone.

As an example, Strala is free for educators and children in more than 30,000 schools across the United States and Canada, through our work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the American Heart Association, Clinton Foundation, and BOKS.


Also we share so much with people every day, on topics ranging from personal to professional, through our writing and online classes, which are free on our website, on Facebook, and YouTube. We’re always easy to find, whether through one of our groups on Facebook, our Strala website, or by email.

In addition, we provide more advanced in-person and online training programs, for people wanting to learn and practice a substantial set of skills and abilities, to carry across both personal and professional life.  It’s wonderful to share something valuable, something people love so much, all around the world.

As with any significant education, this can cost a bit more. So we help people with payment plans, and with many stages, to go through this education. And Tara and I also give a great deal of effort and attention to these trainings, to support people along the way.

Our time with people begins long before the start of our days or weeks together, and continues long after this is complete. It takes some education, practice, and experience to get really good at what we’re sharing through Strala. And we want to help people get really good at this, it’s important. So Tara and I remain here for everyone, both directly, and through our private group for Strala training graduates. It’s a wonderful way to keep supporting each other in this practice.

So there are many ways to learn and practice Strala, many of them are free or very low cost, and you can begin right now, wherever you are. To get moving in a good direction, I’ll give a few links to some reading and resources for you below.

Tara and I are so lucky to be sharing this with you all, thank you so much everybody.


Our program is backed by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, as well as the head of neurology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi. For more information, you can find some added reading below.

Strala Program and Faculty

The Science of Strala, by Harvard Neurology Professor Dr. Rudolph Tanzi

Reading & Resources

Strala Yoga This book gives a good foundation for practice, and is available on Amazon, as well as in many local bookstores.

Guiding Strala This is the published version of our training manual, and gives a more detailed progression from the first book, so it’s a good resource to keep going.

Strala blog Read more on takeaways from our Trainings, group discussions, and deeper dives into topics on healing, yoga, tai chi, shiatsu and career.

Practice Library

Strala Online Enjoy our free practice library, classes, workshops and online trainings.

Introductory and Advanced Training

Strala Online 100+Hour Leadership Training

Strala In-Person Training, Program Schedule

About Strala Yoga Training

Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine, to help people release stress, move easily through challenge, and live radiantly inspiring lives.

It begins with a mindset, that says our best way to get where we’re going is to feel good along the way. It also works miracles for whole health, helping us to find ease in our bodies and minds, and create the right conditions both for healing and optimal performance.

In our Strala Training Courses, you learn to shape your destiny on every level that counts, from your psychology, chemistry and neurology, to your chromosomes and even gene expression. The unique set of skills you develop – for connecting with yourself and others, unblocking your energy, healing what needs healing and accomplishing challenge with ease – uncovers your ability to create the life you want, and be an inspiring leader to the people around you.