“Strala Yoga 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 yoga 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.
This Level 2 Training takes you into all new big-picture concepts, approaches and practices for creating harmony and peace, accomplishing more in your life while healing what needs healing, and sharing all this with the world around you. It’s also the second of two parts, that completes your Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Certification.
You’ll gain a strong foundation and practical ability in movement, leadership, health and healing practices, that complements and progresses from the Part 1 training. You can take this course on its own, or together with Part 1 (click here for Part 1 info) to provide you with a complete 200+Hour Certification.
With over 70 sessions and 28 classes, plus a comprehensive 150+Page Guidebook, we’ve designed this yoga teacher 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.
It can be nice to begin at the beginning, but people go through all our trainings in every order, so it’s also perfectly fine to begin right here. And you can still take part in the early-bird special by registering here, even if you want to wait until after you’ve completed Part 1 (Level 1).
Registration is Now Open
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.
Whether you’re new to Strala Yoga or a long-time yoga practicer or yoga teacher, looking to teach yoga or discover new ways to drop stress and bring more ease into your whole life – you’ll love this course.
Topics, Concepts, and Practices Include
– Getting Where You Want to Go From Where You Are Now
– Always, Everywhere, for Everyone Practice
– Yoga Form Breakdown, How to Practice From Here to There
– Teaching Yoga for Beginners and Various Groups of People
– Qigong, Tai Chi, and Everyday Human Movement
– Being Who You Are and Leading What You Love
– The Art of Yoga Sequencing
– The Artistry, Musicality, Composition, and Inspiration of Leadership
– Creating Connection in Every Form
– Healing, Healthspan, and Nutrition, Progress Through Practice
– Learning to Love Uncertainty, the Opportunity in Change
– Problem Solving, Finding the Best Answers for Right Here Right Now
– Case Study Method, Real World Challenges and Solutions
What You’ll Find Here
This online yoga training gives a perfect way to get ready for our in person 200+Hour Yoga 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, giving you the ability to complete a 200+Hour Certification online. We’ve designed this to help everyone get started and advance with your practice and leadership from wherever you are, right now.
You’ll discover in this course 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 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: Over 70 instructional sessions and 28 classes, covering a wide variety of topics and uses.
Read: A comprehensive 150+Page Guidebook covering each section of the course, that gives additional direction and detail alongside of regular practice and 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: 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 and Continuing Support: To bring this course even closer to our in-person trainings, our exam process here is through video sharing of both personal practice and leading, with feedback, next steps and followup practices.
Certification: We provide a Strala 100+Hour Yoga Leadership Training Certification upon completion, and list your certification on our website.
If you’ve also completed our Level 1, Part 1 in this Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, you’ll receive a full Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training Certification on completion, which is listed on our site, and you’ll receive our formal Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership 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, and the yoga alliances are now accepting online 200 hour 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: 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 Yoga 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: 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.
Strala Trainings are all led entirely by the founders. Our program is backed by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Chair of Neurology at Harvard 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 complementary medicine at Oxford. 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 any time, 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.
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 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