Guiding Strala: The Yoga Training Manual to Ignite Freedom, Get Connected, and Build Radiant Health and Happiness

Guiding Strala: The Yoga Training Manual to Ignite Freedom, Get Connected, and Build Radiant Health and Happiness


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Guiding Strala: The Yoga Training Manual to Ignite Freedom, Get Connected, and Build Radiant Health and Happiness by Tara Stiles

GIVE YOURSELF—AND OTHERS—THE GIFT OF RADIANT HEALTH AND HAPPINESSStrala teaches us to release the stress that inhibits our bodies, our minds, and our lives. It begins with a mind-set that drops the myth of no pain no gain, and says our best way to get where we’re going is to feel good along the way. It works miracles for our whole health, as we unblock our energy and bring our entire self into harmony. And we discover how to accomplish far more, by learning to approach challenges in an easygoing way.Guiding Strala is an insider’s manual that reveals the approach and practices behind Strala’s worldwide leadership training program. Whether you’re looking to lead yoga in any style, or find inspiration and guidance for your work, your relationships, or your family, you’ll gain an incredibly effective road map for accomplishing more than you ever dreamed possible.Special features include:• Specific techniques for dropping stress, and taking extremely good care of yourself• Powerful ways to form a positive connection with yourself, and with everyone• Natural movement practices to greatly elevate your capacity for challenge• Practical approaches for leading a class, including how to give people freedom for self-discovery, within a structure that leads to progress• Tips for how to create and grow a business that uplifts you• Contributions from Strala co-founder and mind-body medicine practitioner Mike Taylor, and renowned shiatsu healer Sam BerlindGuiding Strala gives leaders in every field an indispensable toolset for uncovering their own greatest potential & helping the people they lead to do the same."Guiding Strala provides an exciting and impeccable road map for leaders of all backgrounds and pursuits. It gives a clear process we can readily embody, for releasing tension and getting back into the flow. Whether you’re leading a yoga class or a business, supporting your team or your family, Guiding Strala will uplift and enable your life, in everything you do."— Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.New York Times best-selling author of Super Brain and Super Genes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401948108
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 463,363
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. Thousands of guides are leading Strala classes around the globe in partner studios, gyms, and clubs. Strala has been illustrated in a case study by Harvard Business School, and its philosophy of ease and conservation of energy are incorporated by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and well-being professionals around the world. Tara teams up with W Hotels on FIT with Tara Stiles, a global program bringing Strala Yoga classes and healthy recipes to W properties around the globe. She is a collaborator with Reebok, working closely with the design team on their Reebok Yoga lifestyle range, and has authored several best-selling books, including Slim Calm Sexy Yoga, Yoga Cures, and the most recent, Make Your Own Rules Diet. Tara supports the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, President Clinton’s initiative to combat childhood obesity, bringing Strala classes to 20,000+ participating schools. Strala’s flagship studio is in NYC. Visit

Table of Contents

Foreword Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. xi

Introduction xv

Part I Experience

Chapter 1 Yoga and Ease: The Strala Philosophy 3

Chapter 2 Create Space: The Breath-Body Connection 29

Chapter 3 Follow Your Intuition: A Reminder to Feel 47

Chapter 4 Flow Like Water: Finding Natural Movement 67

Part II Orchestrate

Chapter 5 The Strala Outlook: Creating a Supportive Environment 89

Chapter 6 Setting the Stage: Creating a Welcoming Space 105

Chapter 7 Guiding Movement: Mastering Philosophy, Language & Touch 119

Chapter 8 Waves and Flow: Guiding Breath, Feeling & Structuring a Class 143

Chapter 9 Getting into the Action: Sample Strala Classes 171

Part III Beyond Yoga

Chapter 10 Nourishing Body and Soul: Embodying a Healthy Lifestyle 297

Chapter 11 Mindful Business: Turning Your Passion Into Your Work 307

Conclusion: Final Wishes for You 321

Appendix A Strala for Children 327

Appendix B Healing Back Pain 339

Appendix C Protecting and Healing Your Knees 347

Index 350

Acknowledgments 356

About the Author 369

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