Slow down, check in, replenish, renew
28 Daily Talks, Meditations, Nurturing Kitchen Creations, and Practice Sessions, to help you slow down, connect, and renew your most balanced optimal self.
Whether you have a whole week clear or just some moments in each day, at home or away, you'll find a foundation here to check in, let go, and discover the space you need to replenish, reinvigorate, and be inspired by who you are.
An Invitation in Every Breath
I’ve been craving a nature haven, ideal for coming together. A place where we can take the pressure off as easily as we do our shoes. A place where we can let go the tension and step into our real, most authentic selves.
As we drove up the tucked-away heavenly ascent to Sundance, I felt a massive sense of space open inside me. You’ll feel it. An immediate invitation to soften, breathe deep and connect to yourself and the nature around envelops your being. Tensions drop. After a few moments to steep, a personalized blueprint for how to proceed most gracefully in life emerges.
We need this space to breathe, live, feel and thrive. I knew this was the perfect spot for bringing people together, for sharing this practice of caring, connection, conservation, inspiration, renewal. I also knew it was the place I would call home.
But I didn't want this feeling to stop here. Because the truth is, we don't always have to go so far, to get what we need. Life can be all giving, all pushing ahead, all full speed. Giving is wonderful, but it can be something even better when you create the space you need along the way. And sometimes we can find this in a moment, a breath, a reconnection, so we can replenish and find the way to our most optimal balanced self.
This retreat is my way here, that I want to share with you all. You can be anywhere. At home or away. Whole days open and free, or in the middle of your work week, your holiday week, your family week. It's a curve back toward your most natural self. Time for you to gain what you need at this moment in your life.
Whether you're craving some space for yourself, a jump start to your passion, insight for your practice or leading, a new phase of life, or just feel the urge to rest and renew, it's all in here for you. I can’t wait to be with you to experience this transformation.
“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: 28 Daily Talks, Meditations, Nurturing Kitchen Creations, and Practice Sessions, covering a complete range of topics and skill-sets, all centered on replenishing, re-invigorating, taking good care of you.
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 Mike@StralaYoga.com.
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