Strala Intensive Training: Sydney, May 2016!

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Hi Friends!

Jump into our Intensive Training in Sydney, led by Tara Stiles!


Where: Sydney, Australia, location to be determined

When: Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 8, 2016

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Price: US $595.


Reserve your spot here!



Strala is the movement system that ignites freedom.

Align with a clear, effective, connected, and inspiring method that will take your personal practice, leading abilities, and life to infinite possibilities.

Strala is accredited with the NAFC.


About Strala Training

Strala is moving with ease during restful and challenging circumstances alike. When you find ease in effort, your body and life become very capable and strong. You become an expert at creating space in your life for peace, creativity, inspiration, and all-around feeling great.

Strala Training empowers you to find this easy capability whether on your yoga mat, leading a class, or living your life. With Strala, your yoga will transform into a moving meditation that cultivates a radiantly strong, connected, healthy, and inspired body and mind from the inside out.

This training gives you the tools you need to become the leader you’re meant to be, to yourself, those nearest you, or to millions of people around the world.


– If you’re leading yoga, people will love the experience, and your classes will grow.  

– You’ll be a creative, capable and inventive leader at work.

– You’ll connect and relate easily and enjoyably with the people around you.  

– You’ll make the yoga you want, and the life you want.


Whether you’re interested in pursuing a teaching path, getting deeper into your yoga, or both, Strala Training is a journey that will transform your inner and outer world.

Learning to move with ease in your body and life is an extremely rewarding challenge.  It gives you inexhaustible energy, and tremendous physical and life ability. Best of all, it gives you a radiant, happy, and inspired you.  From here, you get to support other people in finding their own way, and creating their own inspiring lives.


What you’ll learn

You’ll learn how to understand and lead a Strala class from the ground up, beginning with our Vocabulary of Movement, designed to harness your breath-body connection, and get you moving easily and naturally from the inside-out. We’ll explore sequencing, pace, flow, psychology, language and music. You’ll also learn to be incredibly capable in your body, and in your life.

We begin with breath, getting into your natural flow. You connect to creativity and intuition. You get happy! And you get to help everyone around you find their own way to energized, inspired, and all kinds of feeling great!


For teachers

– Give people in your classes a feeling of strength, expansiveness, and ease in the midst of challenge.

– Learn the Strala Movement Vocabulary for sequencing, flows, language, and pacing that will help pack your classes, and keep people coming back again and again.


For everyone

– You can give what you have yourself.  Become calm, creative, and capable in your own life, so you can inspire others on a broad level.

– Grasp the tools to reach and surpass your goals in yoga, wellness, and your life.

– Become the inspirational leader you’re meant to be.

– Help even more people live inspiring, healthy, and capable lives!



Why does Strala feel so special?

We get asked this one a lot. Mostly we talk about how it feels great. People get happy! They get super-healthy. They make their own rules, and their own yoga. They make their own incredibly inspiring lives.

But where does this begin? How does Strala feel so special?


It’s in our minds. Strala psychology is extremely expansive, freeing, creative, intuitive, never stuck.

It’s in our bodies. We’re everything we are – body, mind and spirit, all one whole – and we care for all of it happily & intuitively.

It’s in our world without rules or “correct” ways. It’s people finding their own ways into their own bodies, and into a world without limits.


Breath body connection. Strala is a movement system guided and fueled by your breath. Every inhale lifts and expands. Every exhale moves you further. This oceanic movement allows your body to go along for the ride, creating space for lightness and ease in your experience.

Reminder to Feel. Woven throughout the instruction, reminders to linger where it feels nice to linger, and move how it feels nice to move, guide people to move into exactly what they need in each moment. This brings you into right where you are, right now, where all the good stuff is! The result is an uplifting feeling of freedom, reconnection to intuition, and unlimited energy.

Natural movement. Strala begins with your breath, then moves from your belly and hips. The body moves naturally from the inside out. With easy, natural movements, we progress far beyond pose goals. We get to know our bodies and minds, and become inspiringly capable at working with everything we’ve got!




The magic is in the breath, movement, ease, and fun. You’ll learn the tools to deliver an inspiring and energizing experience, whether you’re leading Strala, or just adding what you love about Strala to the style you already lead.


Feeling great in your body and calm in your mind is the goal. With this process, hard things become easy. Challenging poses and movements become simple.

When you can lead these concepts by example, with clear instruction and class structure, you’re all set to inspire a lot of people, beginning with your own personal journey.


Take care of yourself to take care of everyone

Your main job as a Guide 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 with practice in the training. 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.


Get ready to deliver magic and help people feel fantastic!

This is important work you’re choosing to do. Helping people feel great helps yourself and the world.



Tara Stiles is the founder and owner of Strala, the movement system that ignites freedom. Thousands of guides are leading Strala classes around the globe, and Tara partners with Sports Club/LA and Club Med Gym, making Strala classes the first branded yoga program to be available at major gym chains.

Tara is the designer and face of Reebok’s first yoga lifestyle range, and authored three top-selling books, Slim Calm Sexy Yoga, Yoga Cures, and Make Your Own Rules Diet. She has been profiled by The New York Times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and is regularly featured in most major national and international magazines.

Tara supports The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, President Clinton’s initiative to combat childhood obesity, bringing Strala classes to 20,000+ participating schools. Strala’s flagship studio is in downtown New York City.

Tara studied classical dance with ABT Principal Rory Foster, and choreography with Paul Taylor original member and world renowned master Eileen Cropley.



$595 USD deposit reserves your spot.

Note: open enrollment will close when full. It’s a good idea to reserve early, our trainings fill completely.

All payments are final. This is non-refundable, except if you are not accepted this time.
Admission to training is solely at Strala’s discretion.



People in our trainings come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience; it makes great ground for learning. Some are long-time practicers, some are relative beginners.  Some want to lead classes, and some just want to get into their own yoga. If you want to get creative, happy, healthy and inspired, jump in!



We provide a Strala Intensive Training certificate, upon successful completion.

Strala is accredited with the NAFC.

We are able to place qualified guides in partner gyms, studios, and locations around the globe.

You can read more here about certification, alliances, and qualification to lead.



What is Yoga, What is Strala, Finding the Ease in Effort, Releasing vs. Stretching, Psychology of Yoga, Helping vs. Proving, Ethics, Living Yoga, Spirituality, Safety, Breathing, Moving, Adjustments, Alignment, Practical Anatomy & Physiology, Diagnosis, Preventing & Treating Injuries, Supporting vs. Fixing, Health & Nutrition, Yoga for Athletes, Strength & Endurance, Yoga for Kids, Poses, Sequences, History, Language, Leading Yoga, Reaching one person, Reaching millions of people, Business of Yoga, Getting a Job.



You’ll cover these core capabilities:

Practical application of the Strala Movement Vocabulary to create an uplifting class experience

Lead happily and confidently in your yoga, work, and personal life

Connect with your intuition and creativity, to make your own rules and inspire your life

Use your Breath-Body Connection and Natural Movement to accomplish physical and mental challenges with ease

Train for movability, to greatly increase strength, endurance, and flexibility

Letting stress go and eliciting your body’s Relaxation Response for healing and optimal health

Practical understanding of safety principles and injury prevention

Practical ability to identify causes and apply treatment for injuries

Practical ability to be happy and free, and inspire others to do the same!



Check out our FAQ & Resources sections below, and email us at

Want to learn about our Strala Ready-to-Lead 200+Hour Training? Click here!




Q: When and where are Strala trainings?

A: You can find our training schedule and lots of other great information here.


Q: Are there any pre-requirements for training with Strala?

A: All our trainings have  people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Some are relatively new to yoga and just want to jump in, some are long-time practicers exploring the connection between their yoga and the rest of life, and some are teachers wanting to bring the ease, freedom and expansiveness of Strala into their leading practice. The diversity matches well with real life, and makes great ground for training!


Q: What’s the time breakdown for your 200+Hour Ready-to-Lead Training?

A: Strala Trainings follow an adult-learning model, which combines structured and unstructured time, with focus on practical application. This works well for people’s learning process, and counts toward your 200+hours. There are 210 hours total in the program.


a) Group Sessions.

We cover a variety of topics in these sessions:

What is Yoga, What is Strala, Finding the Ease in Effort, Releasing vs. Stretching, Psychology of Yoga, Helping vs. Proving, Ethics, Living Yoga, Spirituality, Safety, Breathing, Moving, Adjustments, Alignment, Practical Anatomy & Physiology, Supporting vs. Fixing, Diagnosis, Healing, Health & Nutrition, Poses, Sequences, History, Language, Leading Yoga, Reaching one person, Reaching millions of people, Business of Yoga, Getting a Job.


b) Class, Group Work & Leading Time. Throughout the week, this time includes taking classes, reading, writing, and group work (practice leading).

We have a very hands-on practical approach to training, and to reaching people with yoga. Our training emphasizes practice with actual “doing” in addition to just talking. We offer the tools to help along the way.

Much of this can be done on your own time, both here at Strala, as well as wherever you like with other people in your program.

For some people with limited time during the week, they begin the work in advance of training start, and continue working with each other and moving through the reading after our weekend sessions end. And some people finish things more quickly.

It’s your training. You get to move at your own pace, and dive into topics that interest you. We’re here to support that.


Q: What’s the difference between your longer Ready-to-Lead Training and the Intensive Trainings?

A: Both trainings focus on applied rather than theoretical yoga: not much time on academic study of mythology, ancient texts or languages – and substantial focus on hands-on direct work with leading, touch, health, and healing. Both trainings cover the same general topics. People graduate from both trainings with the practical ground for leading in the real world.

The main difference is we have a good deal more time in the longer training to cover these topics in depth, and gain competence (and confidence) through practice and feedback with the group. Either way, you’ll have a great time getting into your own yoga, and get ready to lead and inspire a whole lot of people!


Q: I don’t live in Sydney, where can I stay during training?

A: All our trainings have travelers from all around the world. People have had good experiences using the sites Air B&B and VRBO for affordable short-term rentals.


Our address in New York
Strala Yoga
632 Broadway, #602, 6th Floor
Between Houston and Bleecker Street
New York, New York United States 10012

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