Early-Bird Registration is Now Open
Writing your book, getting it out in the world, and feeling great about it, all seems like an impossible expectation. But like a yoga practice of softness, steadiness, and ease, no matter the challenge, it’s completely possible. I am so thrilled to guide you through the whole process!
I’ve written and published 8 best-selling books, translated into multiple languages, with a 9th in process, all in completely different ways. How I came up with the idea, how I wrote each book, worked with an agent or not with an agent, found the right publisher, marketed each book, and found the perfect supportive community of authors and readers – the best way through every step has been unique, each and every time.
These beautiful books have been my ticket to traveling the world, allowing me to meet and connect with so many amazing people who want more ease in their lives, just like me. And whether you’re just beginning to think about writing and sharing your story, or you’re looking for some detailed support and inspiration along any and every step of the way, what we’ll share together here is perfect for where you are right now.
This course begins on Sunday May 12, and once we begin, you can get started whenever you like, and go all at your own pace. Also once complete, our live Zooms, instructional sessions, and practices are all saved and remain yours to use a resource, whenever you want. Please understand that once a reservation is made, we are not able to give refunds.
The early-bird special is open now through Friday March 1, 2024, and gives you $250 off the usual total of $700, so your special total is $450. Please click here to register for your early-bird now.
We also have scholarship help and easy installment plans available. If you want to be here and need help, please just let us know (email Mike@StralaYoga.com).
Our program is backed by the Chair of Neurology at Harvard, and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, as well as by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra. Strala is also a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Here’s a secret, just to begin.
Having a successful book isn’t about being popular. It’s about creating a community, that people want to be part of.
This Was My Dream. What’s Yours?
My dream since I was little was to meet people from all around the world who are different from me, and share my gifts for good. I didn’t know how that would look, but it feels super amazing to be living this out. Writing, having my books published, and the work of promoting and touring with them, could be my full time job. But I also enjoy our incredible Strala Yoga community, and spend a lot of my time leading classes, workshops, and trainings, and volunteering my time with various organizations that can use some more ease.
I also have a young daughter and a partner and a full family life of responsibilities and priorities. All of my work feels like fun and it is, but it also needs to work to support the people in my life, and it does. I tell you all of this, because I know your life is also probably very full already, with some space for your dreams. It’s important not to waste attempts at your dreams on processes full of stress and fear, that lead you in a non-productive direction. Everything new can be scary and full of unknowns, and I know that book writing, publishing, and marketing can be especially challenging with all its mysteries. But, it’s magical to go after your dreams. And it’s possible to make it all work wonderfully, in your real life.
There Are No Short Cuts, but You Can Do This.
After nearly two decades of having my books published, and enjoying all the benefits that come along here, I’ve also been pitched along the way a whole lot of courses and programs that promise to make your book a best seller, and make all of your life’s dreams come true. I find them, and I’m sure you might as well, a little off-putting. I’ve been exposed as well to lots of insider-insanity – authors buying and storing piles of their own books in order to make a best-seller list, posting loads of reviews from their own teams instead of actual readers, making people buy many copies of books to attend an in-person event – the list goes on and on. I’ve stayed far away from all of these tactics, mostly because those kinds of pressures and actions make me feel uneasy. It’s all so far away from the magic of why we come together here, to share our stories.
I’m finally coming out with this course, because so many of you have asked me these questions over the years, about all the ins-and outs of ideas and writing and publishing. And even though there are no short cuts, I’m happy to share with you everything I know from start to finish, to starting and finishing again and again. Writing a book is hard. It’s even harder to convince someone to publish it. It’s even harder to convince people to read it. It’s even harder to create a community around your ideas.
I’m here to take the heavy out of hard, and show you how to work through these challenges with actions that will move you toward your goals, and probably a whole lot past them. Achieving more than you thought possible, just like in yoga, happens so often when you stay focused on the process, instead of just one end point along the way.
Also please remember, there’s no need to be organized or perfect or have your endpoints all figured out. If you’re interested in writing, but don’t have a strong desire to publish your work, you’ll also discover here a structure and support for ideas and writing to flow into your self-care practice. Follow your unique dream. Publishing a book is not a requirement for enjoying the process of writing.
Let’s begin. Your Chapter One Starts Now.
What You’ll Find Here
I’ve been a reader and a writer like most of you, since kindergarten. I wrote a story in first grade called Liquid Love, about a magic potion that escaped a bottle, and seeped everywhere to spread love. I followed that up with something similar but a bit more fantastical, involving a bathtub full of green jello oozing out of the tub and house, and all over town.
It doesn’t take too much self-reflection to learn I like to spread good things. Thankfully, I found yoga and ease. It set me on a wonderful path to finding a way to be in my life that is helpful and soft, and a community that I can lead, be led, and share with others.
Finding your theme for your writing won’t take too much, but it is a little bit of a fun dig. Chances are you are already creating, writing, or living out this theme in so many ways, in all that you do. Writing is all about focusing those feelings and ideas into a gorgeous poetic structure, that includes and excites anyone who picks up your pages.
We’ll dig into your theme, your book’s theme, and all the ins and outs of getting it on the page, into the form of an actual real-life book, and into the hands of your amazing readers. I’ll share all I know, and be with you every step along the way. And of course, because it’s us, we will practice a lot of ease in some yoga that’s especially designed for writers, to keep us feeling calm, creative, and connected along the way.
What You Get
When: This course begins on Sunday May 12, and once we begin, you can get started whenever you want throughout the year. We’ll always be here, practicing and sharing together, right alongside everyday life.
Watch: 20 Instructional Sessions, including finding your overall theme, your book’s specific theme, goals for you book, timeline, writing your outline, writing your proposal, submitting to agents and publishers, online platforms, writing the whole book, working with editors, marketing, yoga practices for writers, and so much more.
Watch: 4 Live Training Sessions on Zoom, for working through your process, asking questions, getting feedback from this community, and sharing all kinds of stories and support for right where you are, right now. These Zoom sessions are on Sunday May 12, 19, 26, and June 2. You can join live if you like, or just send your questions in advance. We’ll cover everything together in each session, and all the sessions our saved in our course playlist, so you’ll have them to watch whenever you want.
Practice: Over 10 Classes, for a complete self-care-for-writers toolkit.
Connection and Community. Join our special online group for sharing questions and experiences with Tara, and everyone in the group. Always we’re here each day, to support each other along the way.
Forever resource. There’s no need to complete everything within a month, or even a year. This entire course will all be right here for you as an ongoing resource, for many years of practice to come.
Certification: We provide a Strala 25+Hour Certification and formal diploma upon completion, and list your degree and certification on our website.
Our program is credited by the Chair of Neurology at Harvard, and the Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, as well as by mind-body-medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra. We’re also accredited by the global Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Continuing Education Credit: This course counts for 25 hours of continuing education and practice credit, including for our online and in-person 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training, 300+Hour and 500+Hour Advanced Leadership Trainings.
We all have a responsibility and a gift, to share our unique stories, lessons, and experiences, to guide and inspire others along the way.
Topics and Practices Include
Finding Your Overall Theme
Finding our book’s specific theme
Strala Trainings are all led entirely by the founders. 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.
Tara Stiles is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, best-selling author, and well-being expert. Tara revolutionized yoga for millions, transforming a practice so often seen as foreign, dogmatic, and guru-based, into an everyday movement that supports ease and well-being. Strala Yoga is practiced in more than 100 countries, thousands of Guides lead Strala classes around the globe, and Tara shares daily yoga with thousands of people on the Strala Yoga app. She has been profiled by The New York Times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and featured in most major national and international magazines.
When Can You Begin
This course begins on May 12. Once we begin, you can get started whenever you want, and go all at your own pace. Also once you’ve completed everything, it’s all still here for you. Whenever you need it, just keep coming back for more.
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.
If you have any questions or need something, it’s always fine to reach us directly, using Mike@StralaYoga.com.
Thank you so much everybody, we’re excited to get started with you here.
– Tara & Mike
We need a practice that’s practiced always, in all the hours, in all the places, that carries us into a world where we are sustainable, connected, harmonious, and at peace in our selves. This is how we get there together.