Authentic Yoga Training with Tara Stiles

Practicing yoga authentically carves out a healthy, fit body and mind, removing psychological and physical blocks that hold you back. It also puts you in direct contact with your intuition, individuality, creativity, and highest potential. Everything is there for you; it's up to you to practice.

Registration is now OPEN for the October 2010 Training Program!

Through a strong focus on practicing, communicating, and leading yoga, Strala's training recreates the direct experiential conditions within which yoga was originally designed. Whether you plan on teaching or just want to deepen your own knowledge of yoga, this training is a great opportunity for connecting with your self, finding your own style, and developing your own way of communicating and leading.


You'll be doing one (1) month of yoga workshops Strala with Tara and Mike, from 1:30 - 4:00pm. You'll be taught how to properly practice and effectively teach yoga. View the calendar or see the list below for the workshop dates.

Also, we suggest you attend at least four classes per week, and are encouraged/ welcome to attend more. You can't teach waht you don't know and can't do! :)

Communication and Reach

How we talk about yoga is important. It's part of how you represent yourself, and how effectively you can ease others into practice. Strala has a social blogging platform (both on Facebook and at where you can share your ideas, thoughts, and experiences on teaching, practicing, living, and more. You'll be assigned blogging topics and create some on your own.

You will be blogging at the Strala network (or your personal blog) for the month, and encouraged to start early and keep it up. Sharing your blogs on Facebook, Twitter, etc. is encouraged. We want to bring out you in your teaching.


Reading and movie lists are assigned.


We'll work on sequencing, tone, and presentation of your classes. You'll learn the standard Strala Strong and Relaxed sequences as a skeleton, as well as how to bring in your own personality and flavor. For Level 2 training students (one month already completed), we'll cover a next layer of teaching for specific audiences — athletes, prenatal, etc. — and methods for addressing specific ailments.

The goal is for you to be able to lead community classes at Strala (at Strala's discretion).


Strala provides an accomplished-based certification. The program is designed by Deepak Chopra's personal instructor, Tara Stiles, and approved by Yoga Grand Master Tao Porchon-Lynch (YTA). Graduates are posted on Strala's interactive training site.

Job Placement

For those interested and qualified, there will be opportunities to teach at Strala, privately, and at other locations. We'll help you find your path to teaching authentic yoga.


$2,500 for a one-month program.


Send us an email about your interest in registering for the training program to (subject: October 2010 Training); or come to the studio and register in person :)

See you soon!

Summer 2010 Training Group Grads

Yoga Anywhere

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"I wanted to make authentic yoga available to everyone without the pretension or intimidation factor that has surrounded modern yoga culture," said Tara, who added "Whether you're working toward weight loss, want to reduce stress, or get an extra boost of creativity, Yoga Anywhere sheds obstacles, and gets you on the path to living your best life." — Tara Stiles.

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