You Are a Space Maker

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Hi Friends!

It’s impossible to live through the last year and not have some sort of massive reflection slither through you. About a decade ago in NYC I, and millions of other ambitious people of all interests, had something in common. We wanted space. A room of our own. Space to be. Space to dream on. A space to see and be seen. I related to the city through this lens of space creation, and had the good fortune of having my own laboratory for bringing people together for practice. We made it a theme. Every inhale creates space. Every exhale moves you in. The deeper you breathe the more room opens.

Whether we were “creating space” or simply sliding into ourselves, it felt great to do this together. One summer we had a few hundred posters printed up with our mantra, and took it to the streets with a roll of scotch tape. We handed out our space maker flyers with no ask in return. We only wanted to whisper the message that creating a space for you is possible and necessary.

I’m grateful our organic themes that have risen up over the years still ring true today. I have no driving interest in reinventing, changing direction, but I change, we all change. My practice stays the same, but maybe my understanding deepens a bit.

Download the March Strala Home Calendar.

This Month’s theme is Creating Space

In expansion of our non-local (Deepak’s spot-on term for the feeling of being everywhere while in flow state) studio Strala Home, I feel it would only be authentic to expand into offerings we would be doing inside the walls, with our bodies closer. We can create space wherever we are, together.

Special LIVE Workshops
Saturday March 6th
Creating Space – Chat & Practice: Creating a Harmonious Space In and Outside of Yourself
Saturday March 20th
The Art of Sequencing – An Exploration of Movement, Feeling, Theme and Variation

Weekly LIVE Classes
Monday: Intention-Setting Meditation & Energize Yoga
Tuesday: De-Stress Yoga
Wednesday: Gentle Yoga
Thursday: Workout Yoga
Friday: Tai Chi & Qigong
Saturday: Strong Yoga

Online Event, 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, Create Community: Early-Bird Special

Early bird pricing is happening now through Febuary 28. Save your space now.

Join us for daily live video sessions sharing an all-new curriculum, all recorded so you can watch any time and keep them forever.

In addition to sessions centered on the practical aspects of moving well, leading yoga, connection and making progress in your practice and leading, we’ll cover topics essential to creating a life and business you thrive in and enjoy.

Topics Include

– Finding your voice and your community
– Creating a regular practice of progress and reflection for yourself and others
– Creating a sustainable path to reach your goals
– Creating connection, both in person and online
– Getting out of a comparison mindset & building a life and business you feel good about

What: Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, Create Community. 
This training is a special chance for exploring creating a good connection with yourself through your practice so you have a strong foundation to share with others. You’ll create the ground you need to move easily, confidently and capably through your whole life.

And if you’re looking to lead classes in yoga, tai chi, or carry new approaches, skill-sets and practices into your work, it’s also a Leadership Training which provides a 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training Certification. Every year this program has a totally new curriculum, so whether it’s your first time or you’re returning to reconnect, we’re excited to share a wonderful new experience with you here.

Where: This course is entirely online, so you can join from right where you are each day.

When: Daily sessions from April 17 to 30, 2021. We’ll have two hour-long live video sessions each day at 9:30am EST and 2:30pm EST, plus added sessions throughout the day as more questions and topics come up, all shared in our private online group for this training. These sessions are also recorded, so you can always watch live or on your own schedule, and review whenever you like.

Forever access to two of our Strala Online 100+Hour Trainings in Yoga, Tai Chi, Leadership, and Healing.  This training in April also gives you any two of our Online 100+Hour Trainings, just choose the ones you like, and we’ll set it up as soon as you register.

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Saturday April 3rd, 2pm: Art of Sequencing - Creating Theme, Variation & Rhythm
Saturday April 10, 2pm: Shiatsu Chat & Practice - Water Element
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Monday 8am: Intention-Setting Meditation & Energize Yoga
Tuesday 2pm:  De-Stress Yoga
Wednesday 8am: Gentle Yoga
Thursday 2pm: Workout Yoga
Friday 8am: Tai Chi & Qigong
Saturday 8am: Strong YogaOur wellbeing is interconnected. See you for practice soon. Let us know how we can help.#stralayoga #taichi
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Creating a regular practice of progress and reflection.
Creating a sustainable path to reach your goals.
Creating connection both in person and online.
Getting out of the comparison mindset, and building a life and business you feel good about.We’re looking forward to spending this time with you. Head to stralayoga.com for more information and to get started.#stralayoga #yogateachertraining #taichi #connection #community