Heal – Philosophy

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…
Creating a Productive Space

Creating a Productive Space

How does your space make you feel? We use a lot of careful consideration in creating & caring for our Strala Yoga spaces (a topic we cover in trainings & working with companies on wellbeing practices) whether you own your own studio, teach in a gym, park, or are running a meeting in a conference room, how you create & use the space impacts the experience for your guests greatly. Some suggestions we keep in mind. 1. Clutter.Consider the stuff in the room. Is there clutter & furniture you can tidy up & remove to open the space? If there…

The Evolution and Future of Yoga

A friend of ours asked what we thought of a recent article on the future of yoga, written by Krishnamacharya's grandson. He outlined five basic thoughts, I'll share them below. --- Desikachar's thoughts on yoga today 1) Modern yoga lacks holism. It has become an external pose-focused practice, rather than an internal art. 2) Yoga can't be understood through Western medicine, or the scientific method. 3) Standardized approaches - same shape, same way, for every person - don't work. 4) It's disappointing that the American Yoga Alliance doesn't support yoga as therapy. 5) Yoga is spiritual - internal - first.…