The experience you have of a yoga class is founded in its sequence.
It’s the heart and the art of story-telling, and your awareness of the order of things makes all the difference. Is it uplifting and energizing, calming and comforting, healing and empowering? What you create for yourself, for everyone, begins here.
This Strala Online 25+Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training on The Art of Sequencing includes 26 instructional and practice sessions, detailing vocabulary, theme and variation, story-telling, rhythm, momentum, suspense and surprise. This is about helping people feel better, and enjoying yourself in the process.
Feeling is a Direct Outcome of Thoughtful Structure
“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 – Chair of Neurology at Harvard and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital
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 26 instructional and practice sessions, plus a comprehensive 90-Page Guidebook, we’ve designed this Advanced Intensive 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.
You can begin whenever you like, and go all at your own pace. Also 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.
Topics, Concepts, and Practices
From Poses to Movement
Aim and Feeling
Breath Body Connection
Vocabulary, Theme, and Variation
Rhythm, Momentum, Suspense, and Surprise
Building an Arc
Sequencing through Visualization
Telling a Story
Class, One-on-One, Office, Conference, Old, Young, Injured, Healing
Meeting Your Needs
Understanding Pauses, Space, and Simplicity
The Big Life Picture
Registration is Open to Begin Any Time
This training is ready for you to begin. Training cost is $595, and once you’re registered you can begin any time, and go all at your own pace. Also once complete, everything remains here for you. So you can keep coming back for more, whenever you want.
What You’ll Find Here
It also provides an advanced-level exploration into the topic, process, and big picture of sequencing. So whether you’re new to Strala, or have already completed a 200 or 300 hour training with us or anywhere, you’ll find all new coursework, approaches and practices here.
You’ll discover what sequencing creates for you, and for everyone you lead. It’s your path to uplifting and energizing, calming and comforting, healing and empowering. It’s how you help people feel better, and even more, feel better about themselves. So much begins and builds from here.
Who Is This For
Everything we do is designed to help people move more easily from right where they are each day. So wherever you are is a perfect place to begin. This is true for all of our courses, including the 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: 26 instructional and practice sessions, covering a wide variety of topics and uses.
Read: A comprehensive 90+page Guidebook covering each section of the course, that gives additional direction and detail alongside of your regular practice.
Progress: A 3-Day 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: 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.
Certification: We provide a Strala 25+Hour Yoga Leadership Training Certification upon completion, list your certification on our website, and give a formal diploma as a pdf, that confirms your degree.
If you’ve also completed any of our other trainings, both online and in-person, your total hours, degrees, and level of certification are also documented in a sharable profile on our site
Our program is credited by mind-body-medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, as well as the Chair of Neurology at Harvard Dr. Rudolph Tanzi. We’re also accredited by the global Yoga Alliance Professionals. YAP doesn’t certify online programs, but we expect this to change shortly. Harvard, Stanford, and all the best universities now have wonderful online degree programs, it makes good sense to learn from the best people in every field, from wherever you are.
Continuing Education Credit: This course counts for continuing education and practice credit in our longer in-person trainings, including both the 200+Hour Yoga 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 together, 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: 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 Intensive?
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, the revolutionary approach to being, moving and healing. Strala teaches yoga, tai chi, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to help people release stress, let go of bad habits, and move easily through all kinds of challenge.
Strala is practiced in more than 100 countries, and thousands of Guides are leading Strala classes daily around the globe. Even more Strala training graduates bring what they learn into their office work, healing practices, and 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 Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Diet, and Strala Yoga, 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 on topics of entrepreneurship, health, and wellbeing. 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, an initiative with the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, to combat childhood obesity. This brings Strala classes to more than 30,000 schools around the United States. She also supports the BOKS program, which delivers Strala classes and wellbeing resources to educators across North America.
Tara is married to Strala co-founder Mike Taylor. They live in Brooklyn with their daughter Daisy.
When Can You Begin
This training is ready for you now. The cost is $595, and once you’re registered you can begin whenever you like, and go all at your own pace. Also once you’ve completed the course material, it all remains yours for ongoing review and practice, whenever you want.
If you have any questions or need something, it’s always fine to reach us directly, using Mike@StralaYoga.com.
We’re really lucky to have this in our lives. Thank you so much everybody, we’re excited to get started with you here.
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