Super Hero: Upper Body Strength with Tara
You are a super hero. Be who you are.
Welcome to your Super Hero: Upper Body Strength 10-minute class, led by Strala founder Tara Stiles.
This is a 4-part series to uncover something very simple, and very true. You are a super hero. And, this is something you want to uncover, to be fully you.
There are a few things every super hero knows and embodies. A real hero knows how to be truly strong, while a pretend hero flexes and puts on a show of strength. A real hero knows how to be movable, while a pretend hero tries control every moment. A real hero knows how to be at ease, especially when things get tough, while a pretend hero depletes themselves by going to war with challenge before the challenge even begins.
This practice gives you a way to make these qualities real in your life. And along the way it uncovers who you truly are, who you are meant to be. A super hero in your whole self.
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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.