Strala Yoga Founders
Strala was created by Tara Stiles, drawing on her background i 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 Theatre.
The science and movement of Strala is also guided by 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.
Strala is a way of being, moving and healing, that helps people connect with how they feel, move how it feels good, and handle challenges with ease.
This is yoga that moves far beyond poses, helping you blow past your goals and get into your dreams. It’s a freedom flow that expands your limits and cracks you wide open. You reveal your radiantly inspiring self.
Your Body. You get strong, long, lean & smoking hot. It’s what you look like when you make friends with your body & respond to what you need.
Your Mind. Elevate, connected, switched on, sparks are flying everywhere. You are in the flow.
Your Health. Immunity strengthens, your Relaxation Response is activated, and stress dissolves. Imbalances have the space to rebalance, repair and restore to optimal you. Your energy levels skyrocket.
Your Life. Gets fun, Fearless, Fabulous & Radiant.
Your Result. You look and feel fantastic. Because that’s who you are when you’re you, turned on. You are creative, inspired, connected to your intuition, and to the world around you. You have the space to improvise, to move easily in everything you do, and to create more than you dream. Your health shines bright. You get happy.
Flow state. Strala brings you here, using calm connected movement, through all kinds of challenges. This is your body and mind working at levels beyond your imagination. It’s the way you are meant to be. Creativity is heightened. You achieve a super-human state of strength and movability in your body, and calm focused awareness in your mind. You move through the familiar and unfamiliar with far less effort, taking you much further without tiring, just feeling good.
Relaxation response. Strala is designed to activate your body’s Relaxation Response-a chemical cascade responsible for over all health, and wellbeing. This doesn’t happen in common yoga or exercise systems, which stimulate cortisol production, When attention is aimed narrowly and forcefully at accomplishing goals – for example in yog
a, jumping and pushing into poses – our body is bathed n stress hormones, including cortisol. We become chemically less able to see the full range of options available to us. We are less creative and less intuitive. We’re ready to survive an attacking tiger, but that’s about it. Keep pushing this way, and we’re likely to gain more weight than we need, injure our bodies, and suffer from a variety of stress-related disorders.
By contrast, when we move with ease through all conditions, we trigger our body’s Relaxation Response. This is where we want to live most of our lives. The good news is, we can activate our own Relaxation Response by Moving gently and exploring where we are, rather than forcing to be somewhere else. We get happy, creative and intuitive. It feels amazing!