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Creating a Productive Space

Creating a Productive Space

How does your space make you feel? We use a lot of careful consideration in creating & caring for our Strala Yoga spaces (a topic we cover in trainings & working with companies on wellbeing practices) whether you own your own studio, teach in a gym, park, or are running a meeting in a conference room, how you create & use the space impacts the experience for your guests greatly. Some suggestions we keep in mind. 1. Clutter.Consider the stuff in the room. Is there clutter & furniture you can tidy up & remove to open the space? If there…

The Evolution and Future of Yoga

Krishnamacharya's grandson wrote about the future of yoga in 2016. He outlined five basic thoughts, I'll share them below. --- Desikachar's thoughts on yoga today 1) Modern yoga lacks holism. It has become an external pose-focused practice, rather than an internal art. 2) Yoga can't be understood through Western medicine, or the scientific method. 3) Standardized approaches - same shape, same way, for every person - don't work. 4) It's disappointing that the American Yoga Alliance doesn't support yoga as therapy. 5) Yoga is spiritual - internal - first. If yoga is just exercise poses, you miss most of the…
Guiding Strala

Guiding Strala

Hi Friends, I'm in the final edits of Guiding Strala. Got inspired by the London Guides and added this to the intro. Can't wait to deliver this to you next year. In the meantime Strala Yoga comes out this August! Stay tuned for events, classes, signings and fun. love, Tara     Guiding Strala is a leader’s handbook exploring the principles and practice of embodying the concepts we desire to inspire others with. The concepts apply to how we are in our body and mind, how we move, how we practice consistently, and how we guide others to discover a…
WELLth

WELLth

Today our dear friend Jason Wachob's book WELLth lands everywhere. Jason and his wife Colleen have been friends of ours since the early days of Strala. I remember Jason sent Colleen over to the old studio to check us out to make sure we were normal (he read that we were approachable and knew our stuff, but wanted to get the scoop before he stepped on the mat with us). I don't blame him. Jason walked in, all towering 6 feet 7 inches of him, with a history of staggering back pain, and heard we could possibly help. I remember meeting the two of…
Hi Hello Hey from London!!!

Hi Hello Hey from London!!!

Hi From London! We're here for 200 hour Ready-to-Lead Strala Training with a fantastic group of international Guides putting up with this full on schedule, lots of moving and breathing practice. I feel so lucky to get to do what I love connected to inspired, creative, and happy, dedicated people with a shared interest of helping people feel better, of course, starting with ourselves. What a rewarding and great life. Please whop me up side my head if I ever take this connection for granted. I wanted to send a big warm thank you to Reebok for sending a room…
Snowga

Snowga

We're snowed in here in NYC and having a lot of fun. To celebrate I have some new videos for you to practice wherever you are and a 50% off on all the collection of videos. Bundle up and enjoy! Use code "SNOW" at last step of the checkout for 50% off these 2 new videos and all our videos in the collection! Please click on the regular "check out" button (not PayPal yellow button) and enter code "SNOW" in the last step. You can still use pay pal but code only works when you click "check out" button first.…