Strength-Building Collection

Everything you need for powering up strength and fitness in your body and mind

This carefully-curated collection gives both the short and long-term program you need to build strength and fitness, and a powerful ability to accomplish your aims.

An important part of real power is grace and ease - the coordinated ability to use your whole self in harmony, in a way that doesn't deplete and defeat one part of you at a time. You'll find all the fundamentals you want for making this power real in your life, all together here in one place.

If you're a brand-new beginner, these classes give you a strong foundation for strengthening from the ground up. If you're a long-time practicer, you'll find a perfect power-up here that lets you accomplish much more with ease. And for teachers, you'll find approaches and sequences 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

About Strala

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.

Your Instructor

Tara Stiles & Mike Taylor
Tara Stiles & Mike Taylor

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.


Mike Taylor is the resident healer and co-founder of Strala. Named “Best Mover” by MindBodyGreen, he’s practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques, including tai chi, qigong, and shiatsu, for more than three decades.

In his younger years, Mike challenged centuries of reasonable and well-tested martial traditions in hundreds of competitions, by applying unruly imagination to a world where rules were unbreakable. As he got older, he continued on to medical applications of the mind-body connection in university. Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. After running into walls with standard medical practice in the U.S. and England, Mike left his healthcare roots. He worked at a steel mill for a while, joined a web company, then founded biotech software company.

Now Mike has found his way back to health care done right, helping people let go of stress in their bodies and minds, and become their own best caregivers. Mike climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is married to Strala co-founder Tara Stiles.

Courses Included with Purchase

Fire It Up Series
Whole Body, Whole Mind, Whole Self Super-Charge
Tara Stiles
Qigong for Unbounded Energy - 45 Minutes - 2019
Everyday Qigong and Neigong Practice to Unlock Your Energy Potential
Mike Taylor
Strala STRONG Yoga plus Tai Chi Flow with Mike - 1 Hour - 2020
Challenging yoga with focus on whole-body harmony through the foundations of tai chi
Mike Taylor
Strala STRONG Class with Tara - 1 Hour - 2015
Get all-over invigorated as you build strength, balance, and flexibility
Tara Stiles
Yoga to Fire Up Your Core with Tara
Get centered, grounded, and effortlessly strong
Tara Stiles
Strala STRONG Class with Mike - 1 Hour - 2016
Build whole-body strength and mobility, for handling any challenge with ease
Mike Taylor
Yoga for Strength Progression with Tara - 25 Minutes
Use your whole body and breath to get connected and super-strong
Tara Stiles
Strala ENERGIZE Class with Tara - 1 Hour - 2016
Boost your energy and get creative
Tara Stiles
Strala ENERGIZE Express - 30 Minutes - 2016
Get refreshed and happy for your whole day
Tara Stiles
Yoga for Upper Body Strength with Tara
Extend powerfully from core to shoulders to arms
Tara Stiles
Yoga for Lower Body Strength with Tara
Get grounded and powerful from legs to core
Tara Stiles

Original Price: $165

Frequently Asked Questions

When do my Strala classes begin, and how long will I have access?
Begin whenever you like! And once you've completed the class, it remains yours to keep using whenever you want.
What do I need to access all my Strala classes and courses?
Anywhere you have an internet connection, just use your computer, phone, or device like an iPad to log in here, get connected, moving, and feeling great!
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