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Ask Strala : How can I drop my struggle with inversions?

  Question Hello! I just have a question about inversions. I've been practicing yoga for about 7 years now (I love Tara Stiles' and Heidi's videos!) and have been teaching flow yoga for a year. I enjoy challenging myself and moving with the breath, but am having a hard time with inversions. I've always struggled with handstand and headstand. I am able to comfortably do box pose at a wall, but I am really struggling to get into headstand or handstand with a wall, or on my mat. I'm cyclist , and I naturally practice a very core-based yoga practice.…
Vegan Mac & Cheese

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Hi Friends, Hope you are having a great day so far! So as you guys know, I'm super into cooking and preparing healthy foods. One of the biggest benefits of regular yoga practice (easy going yoga practice) is the strong and healthy connection between your mind and body. Your system actually rewires itself to slip into a cycle of desiring behaviors that are great for you ...aka eating healthy, gravitating toward nourishing relationships, and improving self awareness. So all of that practice on the mat should naturally overhaul our diets, without us having to have such a forced change. Exchanging…
Totally Enlightened!

Totally Enlightened!

Hi Friends, Hope you are having a great day so far! Really excited to share this video with you! Totally Enlightened! is a story of two bff's trying to find inner peace in all the wrong places. I wrote this as a short film about 10 years ago when I moved to NYC and started dipping my toes in all the different yoga and spiritual communities that were hanging around, and observing quite a few comedic moments in the process. What fun is life if it's taken so seriously, and what fun is yoga and the search for enlightenment if…
Bikram Blow Up

Bikram Blow Up

Hi Friends, Hope you are having a great day so far! If you practice yoga, or have even heard of yoga for that matter, there is a good chance you have heard of Bikram, and there is a good chance you have a strong opinion about him and his yoga. 26 poses, hot as (the opposite of heaven) dank carpeted mirrored room, 90 minutes of drill sargen commands, and buckets of sweat. I took a Bikram class once in LA over 10 years ago. I was drawn in by the huge advertisement on the side of his building "YOGA" in…
Strala in Toronto RSVP Your Space!

Strala in Toronto RSVP Your Space!

Hi Friends, I'm coming to Toronto May 18 & 19th to lead a couple open classes and Strala Intensive Training at Kelly Hilton's YogaVita. Very exciting to be continuing spreading moving, practicing, and leading with ease outside of NYC and around the globe. We've had a lot of great success with the program. People have learned the approach and went back to their home studios and have had improved class size, more regulars, stronger, excited community, and more. I'm so excited to see teachers really grow their own businesses and support them in the process.  Check out the video to learn…
Babies on the Mind

Babies on the Mind

Hi Friends, Hope you are having a great day! Last weekend I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote talk on Yoga and Fertility at Fertility Planit in LA. Jason Wachob, founder of MindBodyGreen, gave great insight from the wellness, and frankly "dude" perspective on the topic. We talked about your brain, body, and emotions on yoga, the role of food, family, community, and relaxation on fertility and more! My favorite part is sharing our friend Christine Zilka's story with fertility and yoga with a very special surprise ending! Check out the keynote below. Has practicing yoga helped you with…