About Us

Strong Body, Calm Mind, Ridiculously Happy

Strala Yoga is a revolutionary approach to guiding feeling and movement, which gets people radiantly healthy, free, creative, and happy. 

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 American Ballet Theater choreographer Eileen Cropley, and began her yoga study in the 1990s with her ballet teacher, Rory Foster of ABT.

The science and movement of Strala is also guided 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.

Strala is led by thousands of guides around the world. Our global training and practice center is in New York City, and we have partner studios now open in Seattle, Singapore and Barcelona, with more on the way.  Strala is practiced in 30,000+ schools as a part of President Clinton’s initiative to combat childhood obesity with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. We've been profiled by The New York Times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and featured in most major national and international magazines.


Strala Class Types include STRONG (intense flow) RELAX (chill flow) ENERGIZE (invigorating flow) BASICS (awareness flow) and GENTLE (restorative flow). Every inhale lifts and opens, and every exhale moves you into the experience. The result is a feeling of expansion, freedom, strength, and radiance from the inside out.


Strala Training empowers you to find this easy capability whether on your yoga mat, leading a class, or living your life. With Strala, your yoga will transform into a moving meditation that cultivates a radiantly strong, connected, healthy, and inspired body and mind from the inside out.

Strala Yoga activates your own best body, mind, health and life. What you have yourself is what you have to give. Some people go on to share with others through leading yoga. Some bring this expansive access to creativity, inspiration, and good feeling into their work, relationships, and family life. Wherever you go, you have have something amazing to give.

Strala training provides specific approaches for adults and children, athletes, strength, flexibility, mobility, stability, and healing for injuries, chronic pain, and stress-associated ailments. You learn to help people across an extremely diverse range of situations and needs. You also learn to lead effectively in a group and inspire people everywhere.