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A great place to connect with everyone is on our Community Board at Strala Home
Please join us for practice and sharing at StralaHome.
We have our usual new every day practices for in the Practice this Week category right at the top.
A great place to connect with everyone is right here on our Community Board at StralaHome. Please let us know your requests, suggestions, how it’s going for you and how you are feeling. We love hearing from you. Also feel fee to use this as a place to create your own posts, let us know what you are up to, events you’d like to bring awareness to, and things like that. It’s social media that’s positive!
We’re happy to let you know the app version of StralaHome, Strala Yoga for iphone android, apple tv, roku, and all the fancy places, has some great updates that you have been asking for including the ability to create multiple playlists of your favorite practices, instead of just one favorites list. Yay!
Strala Hangs is Happening Saturday July 30 11:30am EST
Come and hang and meet members of this community of ease. Everyone is invited! Join here
Strala Reads is a no-pressure book club. We are celebrating reading as part of wellbeing. We are reading All the Gold Stars, by longtime Strala friend, Rainesford Stauffer. You’ll be delighted to find our shared mindset of ease, softness relating to achievement and goals weaved as themes in Rainesford’s second book. Her first book, An Ordinary Age, is fantastic and helpful for gentle life direction as well. Learn more about Rainesford here.
Please join us for practice and sharing at StralaHome.
Upcoming Training & Events
How to Find Ease in the Mess – Conversation and Q&A with Tara Stiles – LIVE Online
Following on two decades of before-and-after-yoga-class conversations, in-depth discussions in Strala Yoga trainings, and countless conferences with all kinds of groups around the world, Tara is bringing her experience of these talks, stories, and answers to you, LIVE.
This meeting brings us together, to support each other into peace, ease, harmony, and joy in our lives. Join for a whole-you centered meditation, followed by a talk on applying the practice of ease to help your life, especially when things get messy, and a Q&A. You’ll also be invited to our private what’s app support group.
Ease is our way of feeling better and doing better, every day, in every moment, with all that comes our way. Even when things are hard. Messy. When you make a home in yourself for ease, peace, harmony, you make a home for peace, sustainability, and miraculous accomplishment, everywhere.
Most of us are taught an incredibly self-limiting myth, called no-pain-no-gain. It includes belief that if I’m not suffering, I’m probably not doing anything important. It’s the opposite of ease. And it’s incredibly destructive, to our health, to the relationships we have with other people, and to the relationship we have with ourself.
Join us for a whole-you centered meditation, followed by a talk on applying the practice of ease to support your life, especially when things get messy, and a Q&A.
September 10, 2023
20+Hour Intensive Yoga Training with Tara in Berlin, Germany
Sept 23, 2023 – Sept 24, 2023
Berlin has become a wonderful home base for us, thanks to our global community of ease-makers. Joining a 2 day intensive is a comforting mix of new friends looking for more calm, and leaders of all yoga styles and backgrounds, excited for some self care time and a big reset.
We begin each day with an inclusive Energize practice. We spend the day workshopping principles of moving into harmony and balance with our selves, and all that’s here to support us, carrying these ancient foundations of qigong and tai chi into your yoga, and our everything. And we wind the day down with a Gentle practice.
It’s a mini-retreat, a renewing burst to invigorate, replenish, and inspire. You’ll discover a wonderful way to be, just for you, and for leading people together on this same circle of self-enabling care. Everyone is welcome. – TS
Retreat – Dolomites, Italy Peaks + Forest + Flow
April 28 – May 3, 2024
This is a special collaboration retreat with our longtime friend and OG strala guide, Erin Lewis, founder of Eat Pray Move. Join us in the spectacular Dolomite region of Italy for a week of luxurious self-care, daily yoga, forest bathing meditation, spa time, and learning how to find ease and flow in our lives.
200+Hour Yoga Training with Tara, Mike, and Sam Berlind in Berlin, Germany
November 18, 2024 – December 1, 2024
Berlin is the perfect home to soak in your 200+Hour Strala Yoga Teacher Training, together with a wonderfully supportive, caring, and inspiring group.
You’ll learn to move through your yoga, and all that you love doing, in a way that’s powerful, sustainable, and healing. You’ll discover the ancient foundations of qigong, for mobilizing, harmonizing, unweighting, and replenishing in every breath, and every step. And you’ll learn to use these foundations in your yoga, and all your moments, to transform wherever you are into something better.
If you’re a care-giver, a teacher or health practitioner, in your family or across whatever you’re doing, you understand what it means to give until you’re out of energy. There’s a big secret and gift waiting for you in these practices. It’s at the heart of why Strala Guides and practitioners have found a way to stop burnout, and keep going sustainably, for the people they help and love.
There’s something deep in the foundations of tai chi and qigong, that teaches a way to care for you – in every moment, every action, every breath – and in all those same moments, how you can bring the people you support into this same circle of healing and care. It’s literally called turning lines into circles. The lines of giving and giving until you hit an endpoint, depleted – are transformed in these practices. In their place you find a way of being, moving, and giving that keeps going, that lets us all move each other together into a better place, on a shared circle of caring.
Our program is for anyone interested in feeling better, and gaining the tools to help others work toward enjoying a life of wellbeing. You’ll have yoga with Tara, tai chi with Mike, and shiatsu with Sam Berlind. Yes, you’ll learn how to lead a yoga class, in countless variations. But what we’re practicing alongside these tools is a real-life all-the-time self care practice, that cares for and empowers all that you do. This program changes every time, and changes lives every time. – TS