Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Begin Now through April 2025

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Early-Bird Registration is Now Open

What: Strala Online 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training, with a new curriculum and a whole year of LIVE Zooms for sharing, practicing, and supporting each other. 

Strala shares yoga with millions of adults and kids in studios, schools, events, and homes all around the world, including through our partnerships with The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and BOKS. In an all-new curriculum for this training, we’ll share our uniquely-special approach with you here. It’s a wonderful chance to discover powerfully-enabling practices for taking good care of you, and the people you lead.

You can begin right away with all the instructional sessions, reading, and practices, and the zooms start in April 2025. Just like the instructional sessions and practices, the Zooms will all be saved, so you can go through the whole course all at your own pace, and keep everything as a resource forever.

Training Details

This training is a special chance for you to slow down, connect, heal, and empower across your whole life, while discovering new yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation practices for taking good care of you. You’ll create the ground you need to move easily, confidently and capably through all that you love doing, and a path for sharing this with your family, friends, and the people you lead.

What’s Here: With over 120 sessions and 50 classes, plus a comprehensive 150+Page Guidebook, we’ve designed this training to give you the experience of being here, together and sharing with a group.

You’ll progress with a broad range of foundations and skill-sets, from healing to longevity and well-being to strengthening performance – everything you need for your own practice, as well as for leading people with many diverse backgrounds and needs, on this wonderfully magical path. Plus 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.

Where: This course is entirely online, so you can join from right where you are each day.  You’ll also have forever access to the private online group for everyone in this training, so you have all our shared sessions, questions, and discussions forever, as well as a place to keep connecting with your whole group.

When: Begin any time.  Just like all of our online trainings, you can get started whenever you like, and go all at your own pace.  We have such a great group together in this program – and just like our in-person groups, so much that’s wonderful here is the experience of sharing all this together. Community is everything, so jump in now.

LIVE Zooms begin with meeting every Saturday in April 2025, and then once a month for the whole year, through March 2026.  We’ll have these sessions at a variety of weekend and mid-week times, so everybody has lots of chances to join, whatever you schedule and time zone.  Plus our sessions together are also all saved, so you can always ask your questions in advance, and watch everything on your own schedule.

Private Online Training Group. For the time between sessions, as well as ongoing after this training, you’ll also have access to our private online group for everyone in this course, where we’re sharing more discussions, video sessions, and all kinds of help, as questions and experiences come up.  If you’re taking this course as a teacher training, review and practice is super-important, so please go through the instructional sessions at least twice, and always you can come back for more whenever you need it.

Certification: If you’re looking to lead classes in yoga, or carry new approaches, skill-sets and practices into your work, you’ll graduate with a 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification.  And if you’ve already completed our 200, 300, or 500 hour programs, this certification combines for an advanced degree and training certification.

Accreditation: Our Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong trainings and classes are accredited by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association, and Strala is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Our program is also backed by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and the Professor of Neurology at Harvard, Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit, and Co-Director of the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cost: The early-bird special for this training is $1,500, given in two equal installments of $750 each, with the first to register, and the second any time before April 2025. This early-special is $1,100 less than the usual cost of $2,600, and is open through Sunday June 30, 2024.

Scholarships: We have all kinds of scholarships and easy installment plans available, so if you want to be here and need help, please just email

Click Here to Register for the Early-Bird Special

“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



Topics, Concepts, and Practices Include

– Mindset and Approach
– Breath and Natural Movement
– Mindfulness and Meditation
– Experiential Anatomy
– Safety and Healing
– Connection, Touch, and Support
– Health and Nutrition
– Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine
– Progressive Sequencing
– Creating a Supportive Environment
– Verbal Communication and Body Language
– Leadership and Business
– Intuition, Creativity, and Inspiration

– 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



Common Questions

Q: Can I call my class Strala after taking this training?

A: Yes of course, once you’ve completed this training, you can join Strala Home for continuing education.  It’s our way of sharing, growing, and progressing together in these skill-sets, practices, and approaches, for connecting and helping.  As long as you’re here, you can use the name Strala Yoga as your class title.  Often teachers and care providers also keep going each year or every few years, with another online or in-person training here.  Always what we share is new each year, so you’re never repeating hours, and everything builds toward a more advanced degree and certification.  Please click here to start with your Strala Home classes, we’re so happy for this place to keep supporting each other and practicing together each week.

Q: I’ve already done my 200 Hour and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, is this the same?

A: We follow a completely unique curriculum, grounded in the movement and healing foundations of Tai Chi and Qigong. There’s a lot that’s truly wonderful and unique here, so what you’ll learn is all new, and makes a wonderful addition to any previous studies.  And every year we share a new curriculum in all our courses, so always we can keep growing and progressing together.

Q: I’m not interested in teaching yoga, but I want more self-care, intuition, empowerment, and this kind of connection in my life. Is this for me?

A: Absolutely. We all deserve to feel better, and what you do for yourself is so important. Always this is what we have to share with others. Fair warning, once you start walking around embodying care, connection, and ease, folks are going to start asking you to show them how you’re doing it. We’ve had quite a few scientists, moms and dads, school teachers, actors, and business leaders join these programs for personal reasons, and end up sharing yoga in creative ways with those around them. A big part of my goal is de-mystifying leading yoga as something for a select few. Just like cooking, once you know and love the recipe, it’s impossible not to share.

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What’s in This Training

Yoga, tai chi, qigong, and neigong. Personal practice and leadership, for many settings, many people, many needs. 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.

How to Enable an Always, Everywhere, in Everything Practice. We can accomplish so much by giving ourselves a little time each day to slow down, feel what we feel, and respond in a way that makes things better, right now. Imagine how powerful it is when we discover it’s possible to carry this always, into every moment, in everything we do. Even when things get tough, we can find a way to make here better, and make it better to be here. It’s the practice of a lifetime, and we’ll share the practical foundations together here.

Softness, Movability, and the Breath Body Connection: Your Neurophysiological Reset Button. 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.

Foundations of Movement: Tai Chi, Qigong, 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, Sensitivity, and Response. 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. You’ll also learn how to create a safe place for feeling, so you’re able to connect fully with where you are, right now.

Healing and Support for Trauma.  When you’re in a caregiver role, remember to care for yourself. Everything you can do for someone else will come from what you’re doing also for you. It’s an understanding that exists in the foundations of tai chi and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. And there’s an approach for trauma in the tai chi and yoga healing practices we’ll share together here. Trauma might not be something we can heal right away. But through these practices, we create emotional and chemical change that does help, right away.

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 found in tai chi in our yoga and everyday activities, 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.

We learn something valuable about ourselves, moving this way. W can accomplish much more in our lives without stress and struggle than with it. We can get to wherever we want from wherever we are. 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.

Connection: Touch and Support for Healing.  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 and the role of stress in disease, alongside techniques for releasing stress, activating your body’s Relaxation Response, 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.



What You Get

Advanced Approaches, Practices, Skill-sets: We’ll explore many advanced practices, foundations, and applications that work in a broad range of settings, for people and groups with a broad range of backgrounds and needs. You’ll discover and enliven who and how you are, in everything you do, using Strala’s approach to yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation.  And you’ll carry with you something both simple and straightforward enough to practice every day, right where you are, in whatever you’re doing.  This is powerful enough to change everything.  You are powerful enough to change everything.  It all begins with you.

A Whole Year of Live Zooms for Sharing and Practice Together, plus recorded Instructional Sessions and Practices: You can join and progress through everything during this time together, or watch later whenever you want.  And once we get started, you can begin whenever you like.  These sessions can be completed in two or three months, or you can go entirely at your own pace.

Watch: Over 120 instructional sessions and 50 classes, covering a wide variety of topics and uses.

Read: Session-by-session notes and tips, and a 150+page Guidebook covering each section of the course, that give additional direction and detail, along with regular 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: Both during and after this course, you’ll have access to our private online community of Strala trainees and graduates worldwide. It’s a wonderful way to keep connecting with each other, and with Tara and Mike, to share ongoing questions, experience, and progress.

Everything here is all recorded and saved, so you can begin any time, watch on your own schedule, and keep it all as a resource forever.

Private Online Training Group. During and after this training, you’ll also have access to our private online group, specially created for everyone in this training, where we’re sharing more discussions, video sessions, and all kinds of help. as questions and experiences come up.  If you’re taking this course as a teacher training, review and practice is super-important, so please go through the instructional sessions at least twice, and always you can come back for more whenever you need it.

Community: Once we’ve completed this time together, you’ll 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.

Teaching Foundations: Following this training, if you want to share what you’ve learned here in your own Strala yoga class, this is wonderful. You can also call your classes by the Strala name, for as long as you’re staying current in your practice through enrollment in Strala Home.  Of course there’s always more to learn and share as we keep growing together, so if you’re inspired for more, it’s wonderful to progress from here with more detailed guidance, approaches, and practices offered in our ongoing training program.

Certification: We provide a 200+Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification upon graduation, and if you’ve previously completed any of our 200, 300, or 500 hour programs, you’ll receive a combined advanced degree and certification. Just like our in-person trainings, these hours include our instructional sessions, repetition, and practice.  You’ll receive a formal 200 Hour Diploma (or an Advanced Diploma), and a profile on our website that documents all your hours, coursework and degrees completed.

Strala is credited by the Professor of Neurology at Harvard, Director of the Genetics Research and Aging Unit and Co- Director of the Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, and by mind-body-medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra. Strala is also accredited by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association, and is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Continuing Education Credit: This training provides you with 200 hours of credit, which also counts toward the additional study and practice components in our additional Leadership Trainings.

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.



Our Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong classes and trainings at Strala Yoga are accredited by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association, as well as by the global Yoga Alliance Professionals.  You can find our ATCQA page here, for all kinds of helpful details and benefits.

When you graduate from any of our yoga, tai chi, or qigong trainings, as well as when you accumulate class hours with us on the Strala Yoga App, you’ll have ATCQA accreditation and certification, in addition to YAP.  You can also join ATCQA to access all their member benefits, and a worldwide community of practitioners.

The ATCQA has received wide recognition from the federal government and a variety of health agencies, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  It also connects us with the North American Studio Alliance (NAMASTA), which among many benefits, gives access to affordable liability insurance for yoga, pilates, tai chi, and qigong teachers.



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 to kids, 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.


How It Works

All our trainings and retreats have a unique curriculum that’s different from what’s covered in other intensive, 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.




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 and qigong, for more than four decades.

In his younger years, Mike learned tai chi and other martial arts, with a practical military perspective guided by his grandfather. He later studied with Ken van Sickle, one of Cheng Man Ching’s original students on Broadway in New York City. Mike also explored the medical applications of these arts, studying mind-body medicine at Harvard. After running into walls with standard medical practice, Mike took up mountaineering, worked at a steel mill, and founded a software company in the healthcare industry. Now Mike has found his way back to tai chi, as a practical everyday way to help people be safe, and transform wherever they are into a better place.

Mike is married to Strala co-founder Tara Stiles, and climbs a few mountains in his spare time. Tara and Mike live in the Berkshire Mountains with their daughter Daisy.




Training Registration: The early-bird special for this training is $1,500, given in two equal installments of $750 each, with the first to register, and the second any time before April 2025. This early-special is $1,100 less than the usual cost of $2,600, and is open through Sunday June 30, 2024. You can click here to register.

Installment plans and scholarship help are available, just email

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 and qigong 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.



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



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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.