Learn the secrets and practices to be an uplifting and inspiringly capable leader.
Whether in schools or yoga trainings, corporate retreats or healing conferences, with your sports team or your family, this course powers up your ability to teach Strala everywhere you go, with everyone you lead.
We’re all leaders. How we are, how we move through our lives, is what we share and give to everyone around us. We change the world by changing our selves.
This course is for everyone in a leadership position or heading there – and provides the philosophies and practices to deliver a powerful Strala experience.
You’ll gain the approaches and skills you need to lead everything from a 10-minute breakout session at a corporate retreat or healing conference, to teaching children in schools, athletes in practice, leading a section in yoga trainings of any style.
You’ll also learn the foundations, approach, curriculum, and skill-sets for leading your own Strala 2-Day Trainings.
Completing this course and exam process, along with our in-person trainings, will set you up for giving a truly uplifting experience that people love, all around the world.
With 50 instructional and practice sessions, plus a comprehensive Course Guidebook to lead you successfully through this course, and create the right ground for ongoing progress, we’ve designed this training to give you the experience of being here, together and sharing with a group.
You’ll work through instruction and practice in a wide variety of topics outlined below. And we’ll share with you the common challenges, questions, and solutions that always come up in our in-person trainings, and give loads of daily practical guidance to create a structure for inspiring progress.
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You can get started whenever you like, and once you’ve completed the course material, it all remains yours for ongoing review and practice, whenever you want. Please understand that once a registration is made, we are not able to give refunds.
“Strala is an elegantly simple and sophisticated way to move our breath, our body, and our whole self into the state we need, to create who we want to be: the optimal expression of ourselves.”
– Dr. Rudolph Tanzi – Harvard Professor of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital
What You’ll Find Here
You’ll discover in this course the secrets that define the most inspiring and uplifting leaders in our world – teachers and healers, athletes and artists, company builders and nation shapers. And much more, you’ll learn the practices that make these abilities real in your body, your mind, and your whole life – that carry us from knowing what we want, to being it.
From here, we’ll share the specific structures and practices you need to lead Strala in your school or yoga training, healing practice or office, as a coach or as a parent. Wherever you are, whatever you’re leading, you’ll learn to move from knowing what you want, to being it. And you’ll do the same for the people you lead.
This online training is a perfect complement and addition to our longer 200+Hour Leadership Training, and 300+Hour Advanced Leadership Training, and also provides good ground for ongoing review and development once our time together is complete.
It’s also perfect for everyone who can’t make it to an in-person training. We’ve designed this to help everyone get started and advance with your practice and leadership from wherever you are, right now.
– The 7 Secrets of Leadership
– 3 Levels of Leading
– Right Mindset to Learn, Improve, and Achieve
– Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine
– Rewiring Neurology and Eliciting Chemistry
– The Move from Knowing to Doing
– Replacing the Stress and Struggle Strategy with Ease
– Creating a Positive Connection With You, With Everyone
– Tuning In and Responding to Your Environment
– Detailed Practices for Open Clear Mind, Endurance, Intuition, Creativity, Energy, Replenishment, and Achievement
– Leading a Strala 2-Day Intensive Training : Full Program
– Leading Strala in a School : Approach, Practices, Tips
– Leading Strala in a Company Setting : Approach, Practices, Tips
– Leading Strala in a Healing Setting : Approach, Practices, Tips
– Leading Strala in any Yoga or Wellness Training : Approach, Practices, Tips
– How to Use Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong
– What Goes Wrong, How to Get It Right
– How to Keep Improving, Forever
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 program.
Our trainings all have people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, from beginners to long-time practicers, people looking to teach and people wanting to carry what they learn across their work, relationships, and whole life.
Our graduates are a wonderfully diverse and inspiring group of people. 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.
What You Get
Watch: 50 Instructional and Practice Sessions, covering a complete range of topics and skillsets, for both self-practice and leadership.
Read: a comprehensive Course Guidebook, designed to carry you successfully through this course, build on what you learn, and give the right ground for ongoing progress.
Progress: Everybody learns in their own way, at their own pace, and this training is yours to go through in your own time. We follow an adult learning model with all our trainings, and we’re here to support everyone individually.
Community: During the course, you’ll have access to our private online training community, so you can connect with us and each other throughout this shared learning process. And once you’ve completed this course, you’ll access our private online community of Strala graduates worldwide. Connect with each other, and with Tara and Mike, for ongoing questions, sharing experience, and progress.
Final Exam: For putting all this into your own language and life.
Certification: We provide a Strala Online 100+Hour Advanced Training: The 7 Secrets of Leadership Certification upon completion, and list your 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, and 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.
Continuing Education Credit: Including application to both our 200+Hour Leadership Training and 300+Hour Advanced Leadership Training.
Continuous Improvement and Updates: What we do together is always growing and evolving, and people who take our in-person courses each year always notice that it’s different (and better!) every time. The same holds for this online course. We’ll be continually improving and adding to what we share in the reading and video sessions, and you’ll have ongoing access to this course so you can review whenever you like, and keep progressing over time. This way we all get to grow together here.
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.
Q: Can I call my class Strala after taking this training?
A: Yes of course, once you’ve completed this training, you can join Strala Home for continuing education. It’s our way of sharing, growing, and progressing together in these skill-sets, practices, and approaches, for connecting and helping. As long as you’re here, you can use the name Strala Yoga as your class title. Often teachers and care providers also keep going each year or every few years, with another online or in-person training here. Always what we share is new each year, so you’re never repeating hours, and everything builds toward a more advanced degree and certification. Please click here to start with your Strala Home classes, we’re so happy for this place to keep supporting each other and practicing together each week.
Q: I’ve already done my 200 Hour Yoga Training, is this the same?
A: We follow a completely unique curriculum grounded in East Asian Healing and Tai Chi, address yoga sequencing as a vocabulary of movements rather than poses as end points, create connections based in Shiatsu principles for body position, inclusion, and creating a safe environment. There’s more, but hopefully this clears up fear of repeating material. What you’ll learn here is all new, and makes a wonderful addition to any previous studies. And every year we share a new curriculum in all our courses, so always we can keep growing and progressing together.
Q: I’m not interested in teaching yoga but I want more ease in my life, is this for me?
A: Absolutely. We all deserve to feel better, and bringing sustainable ease into your life is a perfect reason to join in. Fair warning, once you start walking around embodying ease, folks are going to start asking you to show them how you’re doing it. We’ve had quite a few scientists, moms, school teachers, actors and performers join these programs for personal reasons, and end up sharing yoga in creative ways with those around them. A big part of my goal is de-mystifying leading yoga as something for a select few. Just like cooking, once you know and love the recipe, it’s impossible not to share.
You can always email us any questions through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strala Trainings are all led entirely by the founders. Our program is backed by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Harvard neurology professor and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi.
Tara Stiles is the co-founder of Strala. Strala is practiced in more than 100 countries, and thousands of people are leading Strala in yoga studios and gyms, schools, offices and conferences, healing and wellbeing practices worldwide.
Tara partners with W Hotels on FIT with Tara Stiles — a global program bringing Strala Yoga classes and healthy recipes to W properties around the globe. She collaborated with Reebok to design their Reebok Yoga lifestyle range, and 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. Tara is a sought after speaker primarily on topics of business building and health & wellness. She has lectured to sold out audiences and internal conferences around the world including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Conference, Epsilon, Happinez, and Hay House events.
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 alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. After running into walls with standard medical practice in the U.S. and England, Mike left his healthcare roots. He worked at a steel mill for a while, joined a web company, then founded 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 climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is married to Strala co-founder Tara Stiles.
When Can You Begin
You can get started whenever you like. And once you’ve completed the course material, it all remains yours for ongoing review and practice, whenever you want.
Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, 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.
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 so much everybody, we’re excited to get started with you here!
xo – Tara & Mike