Strala Spring Ready-to-Lead Training: April in NYC

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Hi Friends!

Jump into our 200+Hour Ready-to-Lead Training this Spring, meeting every day for two weeks!

Where: Strala NYC at 632 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY & other locations TBD

When: Saturday April 11 through Friday April 24, 2015

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 6pm, Weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm, and 7pm to 8:30pm

Price: $3,100. $1,550 deposit to reserve your spot, with the remaining $1,550 due when training begins. Please note that all training fees are non-refundable.

RSVP your space here.

Your Instructors are Tara Stiles and other select Strala Faculty members.

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.



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.


Outside of Intensive Hours other assignments can be done in your own time. If you aren’t able to fit it all in the two months time, it’s ok. Stay easy and have persistence and patience with yourself and you’ll accomplish it all and more.

– 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, and connecting to creativity and intuition. You get happy! And you get to help many others in finding and creating their own way.


For teachers

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

– Learn the Strala Movement Vocabulary 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?

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

Reminder to Feel. Weaved into the instruction, reminders to linger where it feels to linger, and move how it feels great to move, guides people to move into exactly what they need in every moment, bringing people to celebrate the present. These reminders provide a safe, thoughtful and fun experience people can grow with day after day.

Natural movement. Strala moves from the belly and hips. The body moves naturally from the inside out. With easy, natural movements, we can move beyond the goal of the pose by working on the process.


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.

The magic is in the breath, movement, ease, and fun you’ll learn the tools to deliver clearly.

Feeling great in your body and calming the mind is the goal. With this process hard things become easy and challenging poses become simple with practice. We focus on the feeling and the process and we blow past the goal.

With these concepts and clear leading by example and instruction in the class structure, you’re all set to inspire a lot of people, begging with your own personal journey.

Your main job as a Guide is to take great care of yourself. When you practice great care you are able to 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 and 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 several partner studios are opening in 2014. Tara partners with Sports Club/LA and Club Med Gym, making Strala classes the first branded yoga program to be available at a major gym chain.

She is the designer and face of Reebok’s first yoga lifestyle range and has authored two top-selling books, Slim Calm Sexy Yoga and Yoga Cures. 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 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 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.

Anna Gannon is a Strala Master Trainer and General Manager of the SOHO studio. A graduate of Strala’s Intensive for Teachers, Anna’s classes are in demand at Strala’s SOHO location, for special events, and retreats around the globe. Anna’s mission is to help people create a happy and healthy life that is sustainable, using yoga as a guide to that sustainability. She believes that creating an easygoing, fun environment in her classes encourages people to find their own way, at their own pace to radiant health and happiness.


Suzy Park. A passionate and dedicated yoga guide and educator, Suzy loves to work with people of all ages.  A graduate of Strala’s 200-hour Ready-To-Lead training program, she is a now Master Trainer, leading weekly classes and assisting in teacher trainings at the flagship studio in NYC.   Prior to entering the field of yoga and wellness, Suzy worked in youth programming and educational development for over five years and holds a M.A. in International Education from New York University with a focus on immigrant communities, cross-cultural education, and youth.  She is also a Yoga Ed. Trainer and leads teacher trainings and professional development courses, designed to integrate yoga for children and teens into school communities. More recently, Suzy partnered with Grand Street Settlement and implemented an afterschool yoga program for public school K-12 students in the Lower East Side of New York City. In her work, Suzy strives to cultivate healthier schools and communities through sustainable and accessible practices in yoga and wellness.



Jennifer Grossi is a Strala Master Trainer and General Manager of the SOHO studio. Jenn discovered yoga 7 years ago during her conservatory training for musical theatre. After experimenting with several forms of yoga, she found Strala, and decided it was the perfect blend she had been looking for. A difficult knee injury lead Jennifer to be a true believer in the healing properties of yoga; through daily practice she has found strength and health, and hopes to help others do the same. A graduate of the Strala Yoga Guide training program, Jennifer’sdance background has paralleled her love of yoga, and she encourages a fun, open, and hands on approach in her classes. Jennifer aims to help individuals find the flow of breath through movement, and an awareness of the connection of mind and body.


$1,550 USD reserves your spot, remaining $1,550 is due by April 11.

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

You can reserve your spot here.

Payment plans may be available, just ask! Email

After payment, you can fill out Strala’s application here.  You will receive a full refund if you are not accepted into this round of Strala training.
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.




Added Time Requirements

Group work, Reading, Writing, Classes, Hands-on Teaching Practice.
Strala follows a graduate school (or adult learning) rather than grade school approach; the training is yours to go at your own pace in your own way. You can complete added work on your own timeframe, and specialize in whatever directions interest you most. We’re here to support you.



People in our trainings always bring a wide range of backgrounds and experiences; it makes for a great group. Some want to lead classes, some want to get more into their yoga, and some are just leading their own inspiring lives. If you want to jump into Strala and get into you, you’re in the right place.

Admission into the training is solely at Strala’s discretion.



Strala 200+Hour Ready-to-Lead Certification, upon successful completion.

Strala is credited with NAFC.

We are able to place qualified guides in positions 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 have covered these core capabilities on completion of training:

Practical application of the Strala Movement Vocabulary in creating an uplifting class experience

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

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

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

Training 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!


Any questions? 

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

Want to learn about our Strala Intensive 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 is 210 structured hours total in the program.


a) Group Sessions. Weekend sessions, Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 4pm

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 New York City, 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.




Want to learn more about training at Strala?  Following are a few resources that might help!

a) The Studio Where Everybody Knows Your Name, an article written by Strala grad Anna about her experience and training with Strala.

b) How do I pick a yoga training & get a teaching job? A Q&A about training, alliance affiliation, and the differences among yoga schools.

c) Can Strala Training help me get a job? A Q&A about certification vs. qualification, and what it takes to be qualified.

d) Is yoga teacher training just for teachers? If you’re looking to bring your yoga more practically into your life, some discussion of how Strala training works.

e) What makes Strala so different? Strala is the widest-reaching style of yoga in the world. What gets this ball rolling? How does this begin?


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




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