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What: Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, Simplify. This training is a special chance for clarity, peace, inspiration, and unbounded energy. These are a few of the many affects you’ll discover in a profound practice of simplifying. You’ll create the ground you need for creativity and confidence in your actions, and your leadership.

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 November 1 to 14, 2020. We’ll have two hour-long video sessions schedule each day, plus added video sessions through the day as questions and topics come up, all shared in our private online group for this training. These sessions are all recorded and saved in this group, so you can always watch on your own schedule, and review whenever you like.

Plus forever access to the complete online training, so you can go all at your own pace and keep coming back whenever you like. This includes all the video sessions, reading, practice notes, multi-month practice plans, and our private online community for graduates.

Training Cost. You can register now for $1,295, and the cost for the full two weeks is $2,590, so you can make the second-half payment any time before training begins. This includes the complete Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training in our online library, and for nothing extra we’re adding all these daily live video sessions from November 1 – 14, along with the private group for everyone joining during this time. It’s a really wonderful way for us all to share here together, just like our in-person trainings. You can click here to register.

If you’ve already enrolled in the Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training from our online library, and would like to join and have forever access to all these daily video sessions, the cost is just $595, and you can register here.

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.  Strala is also a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

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“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

 

 

What’s Here

This training gives you both Part 1 and 2 in the Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training from our online library, including more than 150 instructional video sessions and practice classes, comprehensive Guidebooks covering each section of the course, detailed 2-Month and Multi-Month Training and Practice Plans, Final Exam, and membership in our private community for graduates, so we can all keep sharing and growing together here.

It also gives you access to our private online group specially created for this training time, so we can share questions and experiences together just like our in-person courses, and our daily live instructional video sessions, which are also recorded, so you can watch and review whenever you like.

A forever resource. This is all yours to use before, during, and after our training time together here. Even once you complete everything, it doesn’t go away. Everything remains here for you to keep using as a resource for practice and support, whenever you need it.

– Week 1.  We’ll begin our first week covering Part 1 of the Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, and during our daily live video sessions we’ll expand into a whole new range of skill-sets and practices.

– Week 2. We’ll begin our second week covering Part 2 of the Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, again expanding throughout our daily live video sessions into many new skill-sets and practices, and always more ways to help.

This training is a curve back toward your most natural self. It’s time for you to gain what you specifically need at this moment in your life. Whether you’re craving some time just for yourself, a jump-start to your passion, insight for your practice or leading, entering a new phase of life, or simply feel the urge to be here for a reason you’re unable to articulate yet, you are invited to lean into these weeks of ease and connection. I am happy to welcome you all here.

 

 

How It Works

All our trainings and retreats have a unique curriculum that’s different from what’s covered in other 100, 200, and 500 hour programs. So what you learn here will be all new approaches, practices, and skill-sets, and makes a nice continuation from any previous studies with Strala or anywhere, without repetition. You’ll always discover new ways to take good care of yourself, find harmony and ease in your body and life, and give this to the people you lead.

All this begins with you.  You’re always leading what have, how you are, in everything you do. It’s in how you get around a room, how you get around your life, that people follow. Much more than what you say.

And it’s wonderful, magical, when what you say agrees with what you do.  So we’re coming together here to share this as a practice.  To create the ground we all need to be how we want to be, first in our selves, and then for each other.

It’s not always complicated, but it’s also not easy.  It takes some slowing down, simplifying, subtracting the noise around us and in us.  From here we see where we are, and discover who it is we’re meant to be.  What are you good at?  What do you love?  It’s in these simple practices to find this, and grow stronger, more capable, in who we really are.

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.

 

 

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 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

Approaches, Practices, Skill-sets: We’ll explore practices to discover and enliven who and how you are, in everything you do, using Strala’s approach to yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation.  You’ll carry with you something both simple and straightforward enough to practice every day, right where you are, in whatever you’re doing.  And powerful enough to change everything.  It all begins with you.

Complete Online Training Access: This training gives you both Part 1 and 2 in our Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, including more than 150 instructional video sessions and practice classes, comprehensive Guidebooks covering each section of the course, detailed 2-Month and Multi-Month Training and Practice Plans, Final Exam, and membership in our private community for graduates, so we can all keep sharing and growing together here.

Daily Live Video Sessions: During our time from June 15 – 28, we’ll have two scheduled instructional video sessions each day, shared live in our private group for everyone in this training.  And throughout each day we’ll share live video questions, answers, and experiences with the group.  All of these video sessions will be recorded, so you can also watch and review on your own schedule, whenever you like.

Private Online Training Group.  From June 15 – 28, you’ll also have access to our private online group specially created for this training time and group, so we can share questions and experiences together just like our in-person courses, and our daily live instructional video sessions, which are also recorded, so you can watch and review whenever you like.

Community: Once we’ve completed this time together, you’ll also have access to our other private online community, this one for Strala graduates worldwide. It’s our way to keep connecting with each other, and with Tara and Mike, for ongoing questions, sharing experiences, and progress.

Exam. We have a not-scary exam for reviewing what you’ve learned and sharing some direct feedback with you, just like our in-person trainings.

Certification: We provide a 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training Certification upon completion of this training. You’ll receive a formal 200 Hour Diploma, and a profile on our website that documents all your hours, coursework and degrees completed.  Also 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.

Strala is credited by the Chair of Neurology at Harvard, and Director of the Genetics Research and Aging Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, by mind-body-medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and by the global Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Continuing Education Credit: This training provides you with 200 hours of credit, which also fulfills the additional study and practice components in our 300+Hour Advanced Leadership Training.

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.

 

 

FACULTY

Strala Trainings are all led entirely by the founders, and every member of our faculty has more than 20 years of practical experience, and between 4 and 10 years of advanced education at top institutions, including Harvard, Oxford, and University of Edinburgh. 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.

 

 

TOPICS

Movement, breath, meditation, sensitivity, alignment, experiential anatomy and physiology, touch, support, safety, strength, flexibility, stability, mobility, injuries, stress, healing, chronic pain and ailments, disease, psychology, anxiety, depression, therapy, health, nutrition, spirituality, history, language, voice, sequence, pace, music, position, body language, attitude, adults, children.

Softness and Breath Body Connection. Softness enables you to move your whole self without a fight. Movement is guided and fueled by your breath. Every inhale lifts, expands, strengthens. Every exhale softens, makes it easier to be here, and moves you further. This oceanic experience allows your body to go along for the ride, creating space for lightness and ease in your experience.

Principles of Movement, Tai Chi and Traditional Medicine.  How to accomplish far more, in everything you do.  Begin with softness, the ground for moving your whole self with ease. From here you discover how to use breath, center, and all the movement principles found in tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to unlock energy and bring your whole self into harmony. Challenge is met with peace and ease, rather than force and aggression.

Feeling. Slow down and breath deep enough to feel, believe that what you feel is worth responding to, and respond. Your connection to feeling and intuition allows you to move into exactly what you need in each moment.  You’ll learn to be in alignment with yourself always, and feel good every step of the way.

Practice: Make Hard Things Easy.  It’s possible to get where you want to go by learning to drop the stress, and move easily through challenge. In fact, it’s not just possible. The best among us – the most inspirational of any human effort – has been achieved in this way.

We’ll replace the self-limiting myth of no pain no gain, release stress and struggle from our bodies and minds, and use the principles of movement to make the impossible possible.  This becomes your way of being. It becomes how you move, how you create yourself, and the world around you.

Whatever goals you might have, how you feel when you get there is created by how you are along the way. In yoga, this is why challenges like handstands are best achieved not by practicing handstands – but by learning to move easily and comfortably in your body, through everything you do. Of course you can take a handstand by force – jumping and crashing, using muscle rather than coordination and grace. But this will never feel good. And the goal will lack meaning. We’ll have learned only to reach our goals by force, by not feeling good.

So of course there’s a better way, moving with grace and coordination, rather than by force and struggle. We learn something valuable about ourselves, moving this way. We learn that we can accomplish much more in our lives without stress and struggle than with it. We learn that we can get to wherever we want from wherever we are. And we learn that we can feel good, always.  It’s not about the handstand. It’s how you get where you’re going that creates what you have.

Guiding: how to create an uplifting and enabling experience.  Your first responsibility is to take really good care of yourself. What you have for yourself is what you have to give to others.  From here, we move through the best ways to orchestrate an amazing experience for everyone around you.  You’ll learn to lead people into their own freedom, intuition, creativity, and radiantly good health.

Healing: Touch and Support.  How to create a supportive, enabling, and healing relationship with yourself, and with others. We’ll detail the core principles of safety, alignment, and practical anatomy, and provide an effective approach for healing of both acute injury and chronic pain.

Stress, Health & Nutrition.  We’ll explore your mind-body connection, the role of stress in disease, and techniques for releasing stress and activating your body’s Relaxation Response.  We’ll also explore the microbiome, and various nutritional strategies for curing ailments and enabling optimal health.

Leadership, Work, Life.  We’ll carry our practice of being, moving and healing into how you create the life you want.

More Practice.  All of our trainings are very practical.  We’re not just talking about all of this – we’re going to do it together. So we have plenty of real class time for practice, exploration, and making what you want real in your everyday life.

 

Take care of yourself to take care of everyone

Your main job as a Guide or teacher is to take great care of yourself. From here you can begin to help others. You’ll sharpen your tools, your skills, and your delivery. What you are truly sharing is the experience of how you feel about yourself. We’ll dive into exploring self care through mindfulness, thoughtful movements, and clear language, opening up multiple paths for you to be of service to yourself and others.

 

 

REGISTRATION

Training Registration: You can register now for $1,295, and the cost for the full two weeks is $2,590, so you can make the second-half payment any time before training begins.

This includes Part 1 and 2 in our Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training from our online library, and for nothing extra we’re adding all the daily live video sessions from November 1 – 14, along with the private group for everyone joining during this time, so we can all share here together, just like our in-person trainings.

You can click here to register.

If you’ve already enrolled in the complete Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training from our online library, and would like to join and have forever access to all these daily video sessions, the cost is just $595, and you can register here.

If you’re already enrolled in just one part of the Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training (either Part 1 or Part 2), you can use the regular registration here to get the second part, and this will be your complete cost for this training.

Joining for One Week. It’s always fine to join these trainings one week at a time, if this is easier for your schedule. Just email Mike@StralaYoga.com to set this up.

Payment plans are available, just email Mike@StralaYoga.com.

Please understand that all payments are final, and this is non-refundable, except if you are not admitted this time. Admission to training is solely at Strala’s discretion.

 

 

About Strala

Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, qigong, 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. 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.

 

Resources

We have an online library of classes, retreats, and trainings with Tara and Mike, which includes weekly live classes and workshops. New videos added regularly, and always we’re here to help.

 

Questions

If you have any questions or need something, it’s always fine to reach us directly, using Help@StralaYoga.com.

Click Here to Register

 

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 everybody, it’s so exciting to get started with you here.

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What: Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal Training.  This training is a special chance for renewal and discovery of new practices for healing what needs healing – through the secrets of shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and holistically, by taking really good care of you.… Read the rest >

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What: Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal Training.  This training is a special chance for renewal and discovery of new practices for healing what needs healing – through the secrets of shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and holistically, by taking really good care of you.

And if you’re looking to lead classes in yoga or tai chi, or carry new approaches, skill-sets and practices into your healing work, it’s also a Leadership Training which provides a 100+Hour Healing Leadership Certification.  You’ll graduate with a formal diploma, and your hours and degrees are all confirmed on our site.

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: Scheduled sessions from June 12 – 18, 2020.

Plus forever access to the complete online training, so you can go all at your own pace and keep coming back whenever you like. This includes all the video sessions, reading, practice notes, multi-month practice plans, and our private online community for graduates.

Schedule: We’ll have two hour-long video sessions scheduled each day led by Sam and Tara, plus added video sessions with Sam, Mike, and Tara throughout the day as new questions and topics come up, all shared in our private online group for this training.  Also these sessions are all recorded and saved in this group, so you can always watch on your own schedule, and review whenever you like.

Training Cost. You can register now for $1,295, which is your complete amount.  This gives forever access to our Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Training.  And for nothing extra we’re adding all the daily live video sessions from June 12 – 18, along with the private group for everyone joining during this time, so we can all share here together, just like our in-person trainings. You can click here to register.

If you’ve already enrolled in the Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and TCM Training, and would like to join and have forever access to all these daily video sessions, the cost is just $395, and you can register here.

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.  Strala is also a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Click Here to Register

 

“You are in a position, starting now, to adopt the role of self-healer. By going deeper into the power of awareness, you can achieve the hidden potential of the healing system that you already depend upon every day.”

– Dr. Rudolph Tanzi – Chair of Neurology at Harvard and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital

 

 

What’s Here

This training gives you the Strala 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Training in our online library, including more than 50 instructional and practice sessions, a comprehensive Guidebook to lead you successfully through this course, and a Final Video Exam, so we can share direct feedback for progress just like we do with all our in-person courses.  You’ll also get membership in our private community for graduates, so we can all keep sharing and growing together here.

It also gives you access to our private online group specially created for this training time, so we can share questions and experiences together just like in-person, and our daily live instructional video sessions, which are also recorded, so you can watch and review whenever you like.

A forever resource. This is all yours to use before, during, and after our training time together here. Even once you complete everything, it doesn’t go away. Everything remains here for you to keep using as a resource for practice and support, whenever you need it.

We’re all healers, constantly moving through health and illness, losing and finding balance in each moment of our lives. How we feel and act inspires and influences everyone around us.  Whether practicing with family and friends, leading people through movement and everyday life, or in your profession as a bodyworker or therapist, this course gives you the ability to connect with other people naturally and powerfully.

It’s a curve back to your most natural self, a way of supporting your body to keep from harm, and heal what needs healing.  You’ll discover a path to feel better, and do better, with all that you love.

 

 

How It Works

All our trainings and retreats have a unique curriculum that’s different from what’s covered in other 100, 200, and 500 hour programs. So what you learn here will be all new approaches, practices, and skill-sets, and makes a nice continuation from any previous studies with Strala or anywhere, without repetition. You’ll always discover new ways to take good care of yourself, find harmony and ease in your body and life, and give this to the people you lead.

All this begins with you.  You’re always leading what have, how you are, in everything you do. It’s in how you get around a room, how you get around your life, that people follow. Much more than what you say.  And it’s wonderful, magical, when what you say agrees with what you do.  So we’re coming together here to share this as a practice.  To create the ground we all need to be how we want to be, first in our selves, and then for each other.

It’s not always complicated, but it’s also not easy.  It takes some slowing down, simplifying, subtracting the noise around us and in us.  From here we see where we are, and discover who it is we’re meant to be.  What are you good at?  What do you love?  It’s in these simple practices to find this, and grow stronger, more capable, in who we really are.

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.

 

 

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 training.

I’ve seen in everything we do, with friends, co-workers, and family, that this ability to heal – both yourself, and the people connected with you – keeps growing more and more important. So if you’re just beginning on this path and exploring for your self, you’ll find the guidance and groundwork you need here. And if you’re a professional who is teaching or practicing in related field, this will enrich and expand your vocabulary of techniques and diagnostic principles.

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 healing profession, for teaching yoga or tai chi, or maybe 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

Approaches, Practices, Skill-sets: We’ll explore practices to discover and enliven who and how you are, in everything you do, using Strala’s approach to yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation.  You’ll carry with you something both simple and straightforward enough to practice every day, right where you are, in whatever you’re doing.  And powerful enough to change everything.  It all begins with you.

Complete Online Training Access: This training gives you our Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Training, including more than 50 instructional and practice sessions, a comprehensive Guidebook to lead you successfully through this course, and a Final Video Exam, and membership in our private community for graduates, so we can all keep sharing and growing together here.

Daily Live Video Sessions: During our time from June 12 – 18, we’ll have two scheduled instructional video sessions each day, one led by Sam and the other by Tara, shared live in our private group for everyone in this training.  And throughout each day, Sam, Mike, and Tara will share more live video questions, answers, and experiences with the group.  All of these video sessions will be recorded, so you can also watch and review on your own schedule, whenever you like.

Private Online Training Group.  From June 12 – 18, you’ll also have access to our private online group specially created for this training time and group, so we can share questions and experiences together just like our in-person courses, and our daily live instructional video sessions, which are also recorded, so you can watch and review whenever you like.

Community: Once we’ve completed this time together, you’ll also have access to our other private online community, this one for Strala graduates worldwide. It’s our way to keep connecting with each other, and with Tara, Mike, and Sam, for ongoing questions, sharing experiences, and progress.

Exam. We have a not-scary video exam for reviewing what you’ve learned and sharing some direct feedback with you, just like our in-person trainings.

Certification: We provide a 100+Hour Healing Leadership Certification upon completion of this training. You’ll receive a formal 100 Hour Diploma, and a profile on our website that documents all your hours, coursework and degrees completed.  Also 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.

Strala is credited by the Chair of Neurology at Harvard, and Director of the Genetics Research and Aging Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, by mind-body-medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and by the global Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Continuing Education Credit: This training provides you with 100 hours of credit, which also fulfills the additional study and practice components in our 300+Hour Advanced Leadership Training.

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.

 

 

FACULTY

Strala Trainings are all led entirely by the founders, and every member of our faculty has more than 20 years of practical experience, and between 4 and 10 years of advanced education at top institutions, including Harvard, Oxford, and University of Edinburgh. 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.

 

 

Sam Berlind leads this training, and is supported along the way by Strala founders Tara and Mike. Sam is on the faculty at Strala, led and created the curriculum for the Ohashi Institute in New York City for 20 years, and practices shiatsu in NYC.

Sam graduated from the University of Edinburgh, studied Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Japanese Medicine, and martial arts, and began practicing yoga in the 1980s.

 

 

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.

 

 

Topics, Concepts, and Practices

You’ll discover here the secrets and techniques that experienced teachers and healers use in their practice. And much more significantly, you’ll learn how to make these abilities a real part of your entire life.

We’ll share the specific structures and practices you need to practice Shiatsu and healing with touch, whether in a family and friends situation or in a professional healing office.

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese bodywork method, based on the principles of acupuncture. It has evolved into an innovative healing modality that incorporates movement, meditation, and connection. Incredibly effective for the treatment of common injuries, as well as chronic pain, disability, and disease, shiatsu skills provide a great complement to yoga practice and leadership.

– Responsibility for Health and Healing
– Right Mindset to Learn, Improve, and Achieve
– Common sense approaches to Health
– Taking charge of our lives: power and knowledge
– How to evaluate advice
– How we heal ourselves
– Principles and Practice of Shiatsu
– Movement patterns
– Coordination vs Strength
– Avoiding injuries
– Setup and organize practice space
– How Environment affects your partners/clients
– Key Concepts of Traditional Asian Medicine
– Meridian and Point Location
– Detailed Practice Instruction

Take care of yourself to take care of everyone

Your main job as a Guide or teacher is to take great care of yourself. From here you can begin to help others. You’ll sharpen your tools, your skills, and your delivery. What you are truly sharing is the experience of how you feel about yourself. We’ll dive into exploring self care and healing through mindfulness, thoughtful movements, and clear language, opening up multiple paths for you to be of service to yourself and others.

 

 

REGISTRATION

Training Registration: You can register now for $1,295, which is your complete amount.  This gives forever access to our Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Training.  And for nothing extra we’re adding all the daily live video sessions from June 12 – 18, along with the private group for everyone joining during this time, so we can all share here together, just like our in-person trainings. You can click here to register.

Already Enrolled.  If you’ve already enrolled in the Strala Online 100+Hour Connect and Heal with Shiatsu and TCM Training, and would like to join and have forever access to all these daily video sessions, the cost is just $395, and you can register here.

Payment plans are available, just email Mike@StralaYoga.com.

Please understand that all payments are final, and this is non-refundable, except if you are not admitted this time. Admission to training is solely at Strala’s discretion.

 

About Strala

Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, qigong, 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. 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.

 

Resources

We have an online library of classes, retreats, and trainings with Tara and Mike, with live weekly classes and workshops, new videos added regularly, and always we’re here to help.

 

Questions

If you have any questions or need something, it’s always fine to reach us directly, using Help@StralaYoga.com.

Click Here to Register

 

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 everybody, it’s so exciting to get started with you here.

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Welcome Home to Your Ease https://stralayoga.com/blog/welcome-home-to-your-ease/ https://stralayoga.com/blog/welcome-home-to-your-ease/#respond Fri, 19 Jun 2020 22:27:42 +0000 https://stralayoga.com/?p=37570 Strala Home is Here!

It’s taken a long while, but we are thrilled to share with you, Strala Home, our live streaming studio from our home to yours. We have a weekly class schedule of live classes, alongside a full practice library of all class types and lengths, series, workshops and lectures to nourish your needs.… Read the rest >

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Strala Home is Here!

It’s taken a long while, but we are thrilled to share with you, Strala Home, our live streaming studio from our home to yours. We have a weekly class schedule of live classes, alongside a full practice library of all class types and lengths, series, workshops and lectures to nourish your needs. New classes and practices are added regularly. We’re excited to be in the studio again with you, and this time, as Deepak says, we’re going non-local. The door is open.

Your Strala Online Trainings, Retreats and Workshops are available through Strala Home also. Woo hoo. Finally you can practice along through all your preferred devices and do all the fancy things an app does like sort and organize your favorite classes. The web portion of Strala Home is available now and the app will be live sometime in August. We’re waiting on the app store approval, but couldn’t wait any longer to share the web version.

If you are practicing along with any of our classes, series, workshops, retreats and trainings in their current location, don’t worry, they won’t vanish. You’ll still have access to your videos here and when you subscribe to StralaHome your trainings, workshops and retreats will be added to your account also. It might take a few days for everything to be updated once you subscribe so thank you for your patience.

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Making a Small Connection https://stralayoga.com/blog/making-a-small-connection/ https://stralayoga.com/blog/making-a-small-connection/#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:53:04 +0000 https://stralayoga.com/?p=37259 s o f t e n 

In a hazy montage of reflection, occasional learning, and wall-staring, I was able to make a small connection between an early quarantine thought and an early yoga experience.

Early March 2020
You’ll Need
Safety. Practice.

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In a hazy montage of reflection, occasional learning, and wall-staring, I was able to make a small connection between an early quarantine thought and an early yoga experience.

Early March 2020
You’ll Need
Safety. Practice. Connection
Now What
Let’s get a little class going.Early September 1996
You’ll Need
Everything this structured practice of feeling better has to teach me.
Now What
Share with friends immediately.

 

Experiencing something that you suddenly love automatically leads to sharing. A fantastic meal, a good book, an awesome person. A great secret is so much better when shared.I started leading a daily yoga class 70+ days ago for anyone who felt the urge to feel a little better, together. I’m having a bit of a YES year. It sounds corny, and it is. It has been a choice that’s somehow managed to give me more energy than I think I deserve, and forces me into semi-regular, critical rebooting naps. Feel, create, rest, repeat somehow took over and I’m along for the ride.Time is precious and I need to protect mine, was an attitude I had lived with for a while until this YES year swooped in. It’s an attitude I don’t like to admit that I had, but there it is. I’ve peeled it off for a new reality. We’ll see what stays. Now I experience time is precious and I need to share mine. A great secret is so much better when shared. Our wellbeing is interconnected. By saying YES to you, I feel better too.

Saying YES has given me more restorative self-care time and somehow managed to open up enough space to connect and share outward. When we soften, our inhale opens and expands us. Our breath literally does the work. When we soften, our exhale relaxes, releases and lets go of anything we don’t need. When we soften we realize our breath is carrying us.  Even when the ride is rocky, every exhale is an opportunity to let go.

I have a theory based on zero scientific information that before the big bang maybe there was an even bigger softening. Without softness, nothing much is possible. By saying YES we allow our whole selves to soften. Maybe before the even bigger softening, the universe whispered YES. A great secret is so much better when shared.

You’ve inspired pitching of a tent, harmonica playing, slow living, nutritious meals, connected parenting, handling the rocky days a whole lot better, daily yoga, and a very special world about to form from this even bigger softening, Strala Home, our global studio coming soon. Thank you for saying YES with me. Together, we are soft enough to be strong for anything.

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Strala Online Event, 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, June 15-28

Now it’s time to share.Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, Rest and Renew You. An awesome group of new and long-time friends and Guides is gathering for this epic event. We are preparing the magic for you, filling up journals with our structure and new inspiration for the familiar Strala Training Programs. Welcome home to your ease.

 

 

Strala Online 30+Hour Tai Chi Chaun Workshop, The Classic Sequence

Tai chi is a form to practice, but it’s really a practice of coming into harmony with your whole self and the world around you. Dive in further and learn Tai Chi fundamentals and the Tai Chi Chaun sequence (the one you see graceful people doing in the park). Let’s get that going in a park near you soon.

Take good care of you, love, Tara, Mike, Daisy and the Strala fam

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Yoga Playlists for Resident Yogis https://stralayoga.com/blog/yoga-playlists/ https://stralayoga.com/blog/yoga-playlists/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2020 22:54:40 +0000 https://stralayoga.com/?p=37234 I’m happy to mark our 80th day of Resident Yogis to offer daily playlists for practice. I plan to post a playlist here each night for the following morning’s practice, through our 100th day. Feel free to play along for our classes, or enjoy as you soften, breathe and move through your day.… Read the rest >

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I’m happy to mark our 80th day of Resident Yogis to offer daily playlists for practice. I plan to post a playlist here each night for the following morning’s practice, through our 100th day. Feel free to play along for our classes, or enjoy as you soften, breathe and move through your day.

Day 99 Playlist – Saturday, June 20 Yoga Practice

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Archives for Good Vibes

Playlists here

Practices here

In our Strala Training Programs and workshops we always carve some time to talk about music for yoga class. It’s a pin drop moment where we all lean in to see what’s possible, and what everyone else thinks and feels about what’s appropriate, useful and uplifting to support the practice.

Music is powerful, personal and has the potential to shift, change and move us. When the question of what is yoga music comes up it brings up a deeper, more centered conversation. What is yoga to you? Why do you practice and what do you use your practice for? We can give ourselves permission to allow the power of music to support our goals.

Yoga, for most of us is a tool to connect to ourselves, connect to the world, feel better, point ourselves toward sustainable wellbeing, and to enjoy a navigation system that helps us feel better. We all have our unique variation of why we practice and it centers on feeling better. When we feel better, we do better.

In the spirit of feeling better, music for yoga has the potential to support, be part of the story, a character in the environment, and a piercing agent of soul connection.

So, it’s up to you. What is yoga for you? What is yoga music for you?

These playlists are customized for how we practice each day. Our theme, our mood, and where we collectively align ourselves, toward unity, support and progress.

I hope this becomes another way of continuing the conversation of connection, support and love for each other. Feel free to share with your friends, send me suggestions, open my eyes and my heart, and lean on me.

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A Piece From my Diary that Feels Appropriate to Share in This Moment https://stralayoga.com/blog/diary2/ https://stralayoga.com/blog/diary2/#respond Tue, 12 May 2020 01:18:26 +0000 https://stralayoga.com/?p=36737 s l o w  d o w n

A piece from my diary that feels appropriate to share in this moment. A hopeful note of where we are headed, together.

It’s not personal, it’s business. A disconnected mantra of our time worth some reflection.… Read the rest >

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A piece from my diary that feels appropriate to share in this moment. A hopeful note of where we are headed, together.

It’s not personal, it’s business. A disconnected mantra of our time worth some reflection. Maybe a good time for that is now. Work is always personal. What you do affects you. What you do affects those around you. When what you’re doing involves more than you, whether one more or many more, it becomes personal to more people. The effects of our actions are beyond our comprehension, and it’s our decision what we chose to do with ourselves in every moment.

There is an assumption that it’s essential to be as big as possible, reach as many people as possible, and as they say in meetings, reach critical mass. I always cringe a bit when I find myself in these meetings. I wind up with a giant headache. Being big for the sake of being big misses the spark that gives value to anything, at any size. Feel good about the process, and possibly have a lasting, positive, personal impact on people.

Focus instead on being good. Make being good, getting better, improving how you are and how you relate to what you do, be your full-time job. You will personally affect people. You will be fulfilled, every step of the way. And it will be profoundly positive.

Drop the pressure of trying to be fabulous. You are fabulous as you are. Drop the pressure to act out the successful version of yourself. Being you is unique, powerful, and full of limitless potential. Take your jacket off. Get comfortable, and begin in every moment.

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Strala Online Event, 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, June 15-28

Online is great, especially now. In person is magic. We’ll emerge into that again. We’re happy to connect in this special way.

Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Leadership Training, Rest and Renew You. This training is a special chance for rest, renewal, and discovery of new practices for taking good care of you. 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.

Strala Online 30+Hour Tai Chi Chaun Workshop, The Classic Sequence

Create harmony on every level of your life. This Tai Chi Chuan workshop is a step-by-step guide to learn and progress with the Classic Tai Chi Chuan Sequence, both for practice on your own, and together with a group. You can take this course as the foundation for your own tai chi practice, or as preparation for the comprehensive Strala Online 200+Hour Tai Chi Leadership Training, available in October 2020. 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.

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The Pitfalls of Engaging Your Core in Yoga and Tai Chi https://stralayoga.com/blog/engaging-core/ https://stralayoga.com/blog/engaging-core/#respond Thu, 07 May 2020 19:38:16 +0000 https://stralayoga.com/?p=36647 .entry-content{max-width: 1200px;margin: 0 auto;} #main-content{padding-bottom: 1px}#main-footer{margin-top: 0}… Read the rest >

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