This Strala for Strength Progression class is led by founder Tara Stiles, combining the movement of a class with the more detailed instruction of a workshop. You'll focus on three key areas for usable strength:
1) Whole body. You'll learn to use your whole body in harmony, rather than isolating one part from another. In this way, every part of you helps every other part, in every movement.
2) Body position. You'll discover the right spatial relationship of each part of you to each other part, so you optimize both leverage and power, in every movement.
3) Breath. You'll learn how to connect your body and breath together, so breath becomes an inexhaustible source of energy and movement.
Get ready to discover and develop more power in you than you ever dreamed possible!
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.
When can I use this class, and how long can I keep using it? You can use it whenever you like! And once you've completed a class, it remains yours to use whenever you want. Wherever you have an internet connection, just log in here using your computer, tv, phone, or iPad, and get moving!
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 Strala courses use yoga, tai chi, and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, to help people release stress, heal themselves, and move powerfully through their lives. Our program is backed by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Harvard neurology professor and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi.