How to Practice at Home: Retreat with Tara
Create a sustainable, fun and fulfilling home practice that gives exactly what you needWatch Promo
Creating the practice you want in your own home is magical. Here's how to make the magic real.
32 Daily Talks, Meditations, and Yoga Practice Sessions, covering a complete range of topics and big picture ideas including how to build sequences that meet your own unique needs and flow in a way that's perfect for you, working through the roadblocks that hold you back, setting up the best space for practice, and opening a mindset that keeps you always creating exactly what you want, beginning right here in your own home.
Whether you can clear a whole week for this retreat or simply find a few moments in your day, you'll discover here a foundation that gives the confidence, comfort, skills and freedom to build an adaptable home practice to meet your exact needs, every day. When you practice to feel better, in way that reflects what you need in each moment, you are on a freeway to your own wellbeing. I'm thrilled for you to get hooked on a positive practice of progress through yoga and meditation. Welcome to your home practice for creating just what you want, for just what you need each day.
Ease of mind. Healthy, Strong Body. Connection to Creativity. These are a few of the many affects of a regular home practice that feels like you.
It's so easy to not practice. We are so used to letting our busy schedules consume us and let ourselves get distracted with whatever free time remains. Getting real with what you want out of a practice, and how you want to feel, is the first step in creating a lasting home practice that works for you. Yoga only works when you practice. I'm honored to guide you through creating a routine, magical setting, sequencing, and habits that you feel great about and keep you hooked. The possibilities are limitless.
Each day in this retreat is themed to guide you through lasting transformation, and build the habits and routines you need to create a lasting practice that works for you. We begin with reflecting on roadblocks that have held you back, releasing self sabotage, and creating a real, self-uplifting habit that you feel great about.
Next we dive into where in your home is best to practice, what time, and what types of routines work best for you in each situation. This is about getting familiar with movements, vocabulary, psychology and space, so you feel free to improvise and create your best practice every day. I'll walk you through exactly how to tone up, tone down, and change sequences to affect your mood, build strength, openness, and meet a wide variety of your needs and desires.
I'll also walk you through several ready-made practices for all kinds of days, all kinds of challenges and goals, so you can follow along with anytime and use them as inspiration for creating your own.
You deserve to feel better in your home, in your body, in your mind, and in your life. I'm thrilled to help guide you in creating a sustainable support system for yourself from right where you are. Soften. Take a big deep inhale. A long easy exhale. Now let's begin.
“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
Who Is This For
Everything we do is designed to help people begin where they are, and develop the 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 retreat.
Our community is a wonderfully diverse and inspiring group of people. They range from kids in school 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.
What You Get
Watch: 32 Daily Talks, Meditations, and Yoga Practice Sessions, covering a complete range of topics and big picture ideas including how to build sequences that meet your own unique needs and flow in a way that's perfect for you, working through the roadblocks that hold you back, setting up the best space for practice, and opening a mindset that keeps you always creating exactly what you want, beginning right here in your own home.
Progress: Everybody learns in their own way, at their own pace, and this retreat is yours to go through in your own time. We follow an adult learning model with all our courses, and we’re here to support everyone individually. Also once you complete everything, it's all still here for you, and you can keep coming back whenever you need it.
Continuing Education Credit: 30 hours of practice credit, including application to both our 200+Hour Leadership Training and 300+Hour Advanced Leadership Training.
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.
Strala courses are all led entirely by the founders. 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.
When Can You Begin
Registration is open now, and can always begin any time you like. And once you've completed everything, it's all still here for you. Whenever you need it, just keep coming back for more.
Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi 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, from your psychology, chemistry and neurology, to your chromosomes and even gene expression. 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.
If you have any questions or need something, it’s always fine to reach us directly, using [email protected]
Open the door to a whole new way of connecting, sharing, and growing with everyone in your life. It's an incredibly rewarding life-long adventure of mutual support, and inspiring accomplishment. We’re lucky to have this in our lives.
Thank you so much everybody, we’re excited to get started with you here.
– Love, Tara