Registration is Now Open
What: Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal Training. This training is a special chance for renewal and discovery of new practices for healing what needs healing – through the secrets of shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and holistically, by taking really good care of you.
And if you’re looking to lead classes in yoga or tai chi, or carry new approaches, skill-sets and practices into your healing work, it’s also a Leadership Training which provides a 100+Hour Healing Leadership Certification. You’ll graduate with a formal diploma, and your hours and degrees are all confirmed on our site.
Every year this program has a totally new curriculum, so whether it’s your first time or you’re returning to reconnect, we’re excited to share a wonderful new experience with you here.
Where: This course is entirely online, so you can join from right where you are each day.
When: Scheduled sessions from September 12 – 18, 2020.
Plus forever access to the complete online training, so you can go all at your own pace and keep coming back whenever you like. This includes all the video sessions, reading, practice notes, multi-month practice plans, and our private online community for graduates.
Schedule: We’ll have a daily video session scheduled for 9:30am to 11am New York time, led by Sam and Tara, plus added video sessions and sharing with Sam, Mike, and Tara throughout the day as new questions and topics come up, all in our private online group for this training. Also these sessions are all recorded and saved in this group, so you can always watch on your own schedule, and review whenever you like.
Training Cost. You can register now for $1,295, which is your complete amount. This gives forever access to our Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Training. And for nothing extra we’re adding all the daily live video sessions from June 12 – 18, along with the private group for everyone joining during this time, so we can all share here together, just like our in-person trainings. You can click here to register.
If you’ve already enrolled in the Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and TCM Training, and would like to join and have forever access to all these daily video sessions, the cost is just $395, and you can register here.
Our program is backed by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Chair of Neurology at Harvard and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi. Strala is also a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
“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
This training gives you the Strala 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Training in our online library, including more than 50 instructional and practice sessions, a comprehensive Guidebook to lead you successfully through this course, and a Final Video Exam, so we can share direct feedback for progress just like we do with all our in-person courses. You’ll also get membership in our private community for graduates, so we can all keep sharing and growing together here.
It also gives you access to our private online group specially created for this training time, so we can share questions and experiences together just like in-person, and our daily live instructional video sessions, which are also recorded, so you can watch and review whenever you like.
A forever resource. This is all yours to use before, during, and after our training time together here. Even once you complete everything, it doesn’t go away. Everything remains here for you to keep using as a resource for practice and support, whenever you need it.
We’re all healers, constantly moving through health and illness, losing and finding balance in each moment of our lives. How we feel and act inspires and influences everyone around us. Whether practicing with family and friends, leading people through movement and everyday life, or in your profession as a bodyworker or therapist, this course gives you the ability to connect with other people naturally and powerfully.
It’s a curve back to your most natural self, a way of supporting your body to keep from harm, and heal what needs healing. You’ll discover a path to feel better, and do better, with all that you love.
How It Works
All our trainings and retreats have a unique curriculum that’s different from what’s covered in other 100, 200, and 500 hour programs. So what you learn here will be all new approaches, practices, and skill-sets, and makes a nice continuation from any previous studies with Strala or anywhere, without repetition. You’ll always discover new ways to take good care of yourself, find harmony and ease in your body and life, and give this to the people you lead.
All this begins with you. You’re always leading what have, how you are, in everything you do. It’s in how you get around a room, how you get around your life, that people follow. Much more than what you say. And it’s wonderful, magical, when what you say agrees with what you do. So we’re coming together here to share this as a practice. To create the ground we all need to be how we want to be, first in our selves, and then for each other.
It’s not always complicated, but it’s also not easy. It takes some slowing down, simplifying, subtracting the noise around us and in us. From here we see where we are, and discover who it is we’re meant to be. What are you good at? What do you love? It’s in these simple practices to find this, and grow stronger, more capable, in who we really are.
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.
Who Is This For
Everything we do is designed to help people begin where they are, and develop the concrete practices that carry us where we want to go. So wherever you are is a perfect place to begin. This is true for all of our courses, including this online training.
I’ve seen in everything we do, with friends, co-workers, and family, that this ability to heal – both yourself, and the people connected with you – keeps growing more and more important. So if you’re just beginning on this path and exploring for your self, you’ll find the guidance and groundwork you need here. And if you’re a professional who is teaching or practicing in related field, this will enrich and expand your vocabulary of techniques and diagnostic principles.
The people joining our trainings and retreats are a wonderfully diverse and inspiring group. They range from 16 to over 80. They’re from dozens of countries worldwide. They are entrepreneurs and chief executives, professors and librarians, scientists and researchers, studio owners and fitness instructors, yoga teachers of every style, psychologists and physiotherapists, life and health coaches, doctors and lawyers. They are moms and dads, daughters and sons, and lifelong friends.
Some are relative beginners, some are long-time practicers and teachers. Some want to teach, and some want to progress with their own yoga. Wherever you are now is a great place to begin. We’re lucky to have this rich diversity, it makes wonderful ground for real-world learning and sharing.
You might join for your healing profession, for teaching yoga or tai chi, or maybe just for you. Whatever your purpose, we have this time to share a set of holistic skills and practices, that carry across your everything you do.
What You Get
Approaches, Practices, Skill-sets: We’ll explore practices to discover and enliven who and how you are, in everything you do, using Strala’s approach to yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation. You’ll carry with you something both simple and straightforward enough to practice every day, right where you are, in whatever you’re doing. And powerful enough to change everything. It all begins with you.
Complete Online Training Access: This training gives you our Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Training, including more than 50 instructional and practice sessions, a comprehensive Guidebook to lead you successfully through this course, and a Final Video Exam, and membership in our private community for graduates, so we can all keep sharing and growing together here.
Daily Live Video Sessions: During our time from June 12 – 18, we’ll have a scheduled instructional video session each day led by Sam and Tara, shared live in our private group for everyone in this training. And throughout each day, Sam, Mike, and Tara will share more with live videos, questions, answers, and experiences in the group. All of these video sessions will be recorded, so you can also watch and review on your own schedule, whenever you like.
Private Online Training Group. From June 12 – 18, you’ll also have access to our private online group specially created for this training time and group, so we can share questions and experiences together just like our in-person courses, and our daily live instructional video sessions, which are also recorded, so you can watch and review whenever you like.
Community: Once we’ve completed this time together, you’ll also have access to our other private online community, this one for Strala graduates worldwide. It’s our way to keep connecting with each other, and with Tara, Mike, and Sam, for ongoing questions, sharing experiences, and progress.
Exam. We have a not-scary video exam for reviewing what you’ve learned and sharing some direct feedback with you, just like our in-person trainings.
Certification: We provide a 100+Hour Healing Leadership Certification upon completion of this training. You’ll receive a formal 100 Hour Diploma, and a profile on our website that documents all your hours, coursework and degrees completed. Also the yoga alliances are now accepting online certification. Harvard, Stanford, so many top universities have long been offering really wonderful online education, it just makes good sense to learn from the top people in each field, from wherever you are. So it’s nice that the alliances are supporting this now.
Strala is credited by the Chair of Neurology at Harvard, and Director of the Genetics Research and Aging Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, by mind-body-medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and by the global Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Continuing Education Credit: This training provides you with 100 hours of credit, which also fulfills the additional study and practice components in our 300+Hour Advanced Leadership Training.
Lifetime: Inspiring and uplifting leadership – creating the space for ground-breaking achievement in your own life and the lives of the people you lead – is the practice of a lifetime. When you learn to release stress, find harmony in your body and peace in your mind, heal what needs healing, and accomplish challenge with ease, you have something amazing to share.
Strala Trainings are all led entirely by the founders, and every member of our faculty has more than 20 years of practical experience, and between 4 and 10 years of advanced education at top institutions, including Harvard, Oxford, and University of Edinburgh. Our program is backed by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Chair of Neurology at Harvard and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi.
Sam Berlind leads this training, and is supported along the way by Strala founders Tara and Mike. Sam is on the faculty at Strala, led and created the curriculum for the Ohashi Institute in New York City for 20 years, and practices shiatsu in NYC.
Sam graduated from the University of Edinburgh, studied Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Japanese Medicine, and martial arts, and began practicing yoga in the 1980s.
Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala. Strala is practiced in more than 100 countries, and thousands of people are leading Strala in studios, gyms, and schools worldwide. Even more Strala training graduates bring what they learn to their office, team, healing practice, and across all of life. The mission we share is to help people accomplish far more, through softening and connecting with our creativity and purpose.
Tara has authored several best-selling books including Slim Calm Sexy Yoga, Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Diet, Strala Yoga, and Guiding Strala, all translated and published in several languages. She has been profiled by The New York Times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and featured in most major national and international magazines. Harvard profiled Tara‘s work in a case study, and she has spoken with students at Harvard and New York University about her experience, and approaches to creativity and leadership.
Tara supports The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Heart Association initiative to combat childhood obesity, as well as BOKS, which together are bringing Strala classes to more than 30,000 schools around the United States and Canada.
Tara studied classical dance with ABT Principal Rory Foster, and choreography with Paul Taylor original member and world renowned master Eileen Cropley. She is married to Strala co-founder Mike Taylor.
Mike Taylor is the resident healer and co-founder of Strala. Named “Best Mover” by MindBodyGreen, he’s practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques, including tai chi, qigong, and shiatsu, for more than three decades.
In his younger years, Mike challenged centuries of reasonable and well-tested martial traditions in hundreds of competitions, by applying unruly imagination to a world where rules were unbreakable. As he got older, he continued on to medical applications of the mind-body connection in university. Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and complementary medicine at Oxford. After running into walls with standard medical practice, Mike left his healthcare roots and turned to mountaineering. He worked at a steel mill, joined a web company, then founded a biotech software company.
Now Mike has found his way back to health care done right, helping people let go of stress in their bodies and minds, and become their own best caregivers. Mike still climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is married to Strala co-founder Tara Stiles.
Topics, Concepts, and Practices
You’ll discover here the secrets and techniques that experienced teachers and healers use in their practice. And much more significantly, you’ll learn how to make these abilities a real part of your entire life.
We’ll share the specific structures and practices you need to practice Shiatsu and healing with touch, whether in a family and friends situation or in a professional healing office.
Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese bodywork method, based on the principles of acupuncture. It has evolved into an innovative healing modality that incorporates movement, meditation, and connection. Incredibly effective for the treatment of common injuries, as well as chronic pain, disability, and disease, shiatsu skills provide a great complement to yoga practice and leadership.
– Responsibility for Health and Healing
– Right Mindset to Learn, Improve, and Achieve
– Common sense approaches to Health
– Taking charge of our lives: power and knowledge
– How to evaluate advice
– How we heal ourselves
– Principles and Practice of Shiatsu
– Movement patterns
– Coordination vs Strength
– Avoiding injuries
– Setup and organize practice space
– How Environment affects your partners/clients
– Key Concepts of Traditional Asian Medicine
– Meridian and Point Location
– Detailed Practice Instruction
Take care of yourself to take care of everyone
Your main job as a Guide or teacher is to take great care of yourself. From here you can begin to help others. You’ll sharpen your tools, your skills, and your delivery. What you are truly sharing is the experience of how you feel about yourself. We’ll dive into exploring self care and healing through mindfulness, thoughtful movements, and clear language, opening up multiple paths for you to be of service to yourself and others.
Training Registration: You can register now for $1,295, which is your complete amount. This gives forever access to our Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Training. And for nothing extra we’re adding all the daily live video sessions from September 12 – 18, along with the private group for everyone joining during this time, so we can all share here together, just like our in-person trainings. You can click here to register.
Already Enrolled. If you’ve already enrolled in the Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and TCM Training, and would like to join and have forever access to all these daily video sessions, the cost is just $395, and you can register here.
Payment plans are available, just email Mike@StralaYoga.com.
Please understand that all payments are final, and this is non-refundable, except if you are not admitted this time. Admission to training is solely at Strala’s discretion.
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. 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.
We have an online library of classes, retreats, and trainings with Tara and Mike, with live weekly classes and workshops, new videos added regularly, and always we’re here to help.
If you have any questions or need something, it’s always fine to reach us directly, using Help@StralaYoga.com.
Open the door to a whole new way of connecting, sharing, and growing with everyone in your life.
These trainings are an incredibly rewarding life-long adventure of mutual support, and inspiring accomplishment. We’re lucky to have this in our lives. Thank you everybody, it’s so exciting to get started with you here.