Learn to practice and share a way of being,
moving and healing that people love,
all around the world.
Just like our in-person trainings, this course gives everything you need get started and keep progressing, in both your personal practice and your leadership – with yoga, work, relationships, and across your whole life. You can take this course on its own, or together with Part 2 (please click here for Part 2 info) to provide you with a complete 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
With over 50 sessions and 15 classes, plus a 100-Page Guidebook, 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.
Registration is Now Open to Begin Any Time
Just like all of our online trainings, you can begin whenever you like, and go all at your own pace. We have such a great group together in this program – and just like our in-person groups, so much that’s wonderful here is the experience of sharing all this together. Community is everything, so jump in now.
Whether you’re new to Strala or a long-time practicer, looking to teach yoga or discover new ways to drop stress and bring more ease into your whole life – you’ll love this course.
– Mindset and Approach
– Breath and Natural Movement
– Mindfulness and Meditation
– Experiential Anatomy
– Safety and Healing
– Connection, Touch, and Support
– Health and Nutrition
– Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine
– Progressive Sequencing
– Creating a Supportive Environment
– Verbal Communication and Body Language
– Leadership and Business
– Intuition, Creativity, and Inspiration
What You’ll Find Here
Whether you’re embarking on the adventure of a first training, or a long-time teacher looking to discover new approaches for taking care of you and the people you lead, this online training is perfect place to begin, and advance with your practice and leadership from wherever you are, right now.
You’ll discover how to form a positive connection with yourself, and with others. You’ll learn to release stress, bring your whole body and mind into harmony, and move more easily through all kinds of challenge. You’ll also learn to accomplish more in your professional life, transform your personal life, and create your dream life.
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 week-long training.
The people joining our trainings and retreats are a wonderfully diverse and inspiring group. 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.
Some are relative beginners, some are long-time practicers and teachers. Some want to teach, and some want to progress with their own yoga. Wherever you are now is a great place to begin. We’re lucky to have this rich diversity, it makes wonderful ground for real-world learning and sharing.
You might join for your profession, for teaching yoga or tai chi, or you might join just for you. Whatever your purpose, we have this time to share a set of holistic skills and practices, that carry across your everything you do.
What You Get
Watch: Over 50 instructional sessions and 15 classes, covering a wide variety of topics and uses.
Read: Session-by-session notes and tips, and a 100-page Guidebook covering each section of the course, that give additional direction and detail, along with regular homework assignments.
Progress: A 1-Month and Multi-Month training and practice plan. 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: Both during and after this course, you’ll have access to our private online community of Strala trainees and graduates worldwide. It’s a wonderful way to keep connecting with each other, and with Tara and Mike, to share ongoing questions, experience, and progress.
Final Exam: For putting all this into your own language and life.
Certification: We provide a Strala 100+Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification and formal diploma upon completion, and list your certification on our website.
If you continue on to complete our Level 2, Part 2 in this Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you’ll receive a full Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification on completion, which is listed on our site, and you’ll receive our formal Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training Diploma as a pdf.
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 continuing education and practice credit, including for our longer Advanced 300+Hour and 500+Hour Yoga and Tai Chi Leadership Trainings.
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’re continually improving and adding to what we share, and you’ll have ongoing access to our online community, so we all get to keep growing here together
Lifetime: Taking good care of yourself 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 founder of Strala. Strala is practiced in more than 100 countries, and thousands of people are leading Strala in studios, gyms, and schools worldwide. Even more Strala training graduates bring what they learn to their office, team, healing practice, and across all of life. The mission we share is to help people accomplish far more, through softening and connecting with our creativity and purpose.
Tara 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. Harvard profiled Tara‘s work in a case study, and she has spoken with students at Harvard and New York University about her experience, and approaches to creativity and leadership.
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 after running into walls with standard medical practice, Mike left his healthcare roots and turned to mountaineering. He worked at a steel mill, joined a web company, then founded a 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 still climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is married to Strala co-founder Tara Stiles.
When Can You Begin
You can begin whenever you like, and go all at your own pace. Also once complete, everything in this training remains yours to use for ongoing review and practice, however you like.
Installment plans and scholarship help are available. If you have any questions or need anything, please just 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 really lucky to have this in our lives.
Thank you so much everybody, we’re excited to get started with you here!
xo – Tara & Mike