Drop the Struggle

Drop the Struggle

  Everyone has told you life is hard. You have to push harder, force past the rest, get ahead by tensing everything you've got and one day you'll break through to something else. Maybe. If you're lucky. What if the struggle wasn't real and the only thing real is the tension we create to make ourselves believe we are working hard enough & to shut out the fear that we aren't good enough and don't deserve happiness unless we are miserable first. What if you move easily, everything you've got, in every direction you can. What if you move naturally,…

How to make your yoga – and your life – look like you

In 2011, a bureau chief for The New York Times identified what Strala was up to as the most substantial shift to happen in yoga for decades.  We were just getting started then (it still feels this way), but as Strala keeps evolving, we're beginning to have a better sense of what she saw.   In the last 80 years, every form of yoga has focused on instructing poses. Strala instructs movement. Why do we do this? Where does it come from?   Instructing Poses Instructing poses puts yoga into a world of correct and incorrect, based on what the pose looks like. In this world, everybody…
Barcelona Classes!

Barcelona Classes!

Exciting news! I'm coming back to Barcelona for a visit and to lead some Strala classes, and to celebrate our new partner studio, Strala Barcelona that has been opening since last fall!     Last summer I was in Barcelona for some super fun adventures with the W. We went paddle boarding, did sunrise and sunset yoga, and had the treat of my long time friend, Josep, and his band play for class. The Strala girls were busy renovating their studio and it was an exciting beginning. Now it's in full swing with super good vibes and lots of great…

What Happens in a Strala Intensive Training?

Hi friends, My favorite way to spend time is working with people, leaders, and Guides to help them connect to themselves, accomplish challenges with grace and ease, enjoy each moment, be an amazing example of what's possible, and help those they interact with to enjoy radiant wellbeing. This is my purpose. I know it strongly, and it's so much fun and freeing to be with people in this way, teaching and sharing the process that works wonders.   Move easy. Everything you've got. In every direction you can.   The basis of what we practice is ease and mastery of…

The Foundation, Science, and Benefits of Strala

  Strala Foundation Strala breaks through stress and tension in your body and mind, that keeps you working much harder than you need, to achieve much less than you can. You’ll learn to move powerfully through your life and handle challenge with ease, using a proven structure that combines the rich vocabulary of yoga, with the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi. Get ready to be radiantly healthy, free, creative, and happy.   Strala was created by Tara Stiles, drawing on her background in classical ballet and choreography, as well as her long-time personal practice in yoga. Tara trained with Paul Taylor Dance Company choreographer and dancer Eileen…
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