Strala Classic Collection 2014
The four central Strala classes from 2014: Strong, Energize, Relax, and Basics
This collection includes all the Strala Classic 1-Hour Yoga Classes from 2014: Strong, Energize, Relax, and Basics. These classes all evolve each year, so you'll always find new practices and movements, approaches and skill-sets, every single year.
Looking to power up your body and mind, build confidence and energy, let go unwanted tension and stress, or work on the simple everyday basics of how to move easily through all kinds of challenge? You'll find the fundamentals you want, all together here in one place.
If you're a brand-new beginner, these classes give you a strong foundation for yoga practice from the ground up. If you're a long-time practicer, you'll find a perfect tune-up here for how you do everything you do, so you can accomplish more with ease. And for teachers, you'll find approaches here that work well with a wide variety of people, for a wide variety of settings and needs.
And of course if you're pregnant, and for everyone, please always check with your doctor first. It's helpful to get advice from a qualified professional who knows your particular history.
“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
Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to help people release stress, heal, and move easily through all kinds of challenge.
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 find ease in our bodies and minds, and create the right conditions both for healing and optimal performance.
In our Strala Trainings, 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.
About the Founders
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 Cropley, and began her yoga study in the 1990s with her ballet teacher, Rory Foster of American Ballet Theater.
The science and movement of Strala is also guided by Strala co-founder Mike Taylor. Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and complementary medicine at Oxford. He has practiced Eastern movement and healing, including tai chi and qi gong, for 30 years.
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.