“We’re all connected and when you do take care of yourself, you’re taking care of your neighbor. And when you take care of your neighbor, you’re taking care of yourself.”
– Tara Stiles
Meet Tara Stiles
Tara Stiles is a global yoga, movement and wellness expert, author and founder of Stråla Yoga. Named “Yoga Rebel” by the New York Times, Tara brings a revolutionary approach to being, moving and healing to inspire millions around the world with her relatable perspective to yoga, meditation, exercise, awareness, nutrition, and everyday well-being. Through her books – including her newest, “Clean Mind, Clean Body” – and both in person and online classes, Tara offers an important reset button, providing tools, guidance and immersive experiences in mental and physical self-care to transform daily routines and habits and ease into our wellness where we can truly feel and be our best selves.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up Podcast, Koya Webb talks to global yoga movement and wellness expert Tara Stiles. Tara is the founder of Stråla Yoga and is the author of several bestselling books including her latest publication called Clean Mind, Clean Body. Tara talks about how yoga can be used to connect with people and achieve a sense of togetherness. Tara focuses on slowing down and being comfortable with one’s own space, instead of ramping up intensity to focus equally on both mental and physical wellbeing. Tara also talks about the therapeutic aspects of yoga by relaying her experiences as someone who survived childhood sexual assault. She says dance, which ultimately led to discovering yoga, helped her and countless others survive their traumatic experiences. She also honed in on how children, especially young girls, need to be taught that they should always prioritize their safety. Because of her experience, Tara endeavors to make yoga and the wellness industry a safer space for everyone.
“When we just allow movement and allow people to evolve in their own time, that’s where the magic is.” – Tara Stiles
Get Loved Up with Tara
Tara’s work has been used in a case study by Harvard University, she is a sought-after speaker on topics of entrepreneurship, health, and wellbeing, and she has lectured at venues that include Harvard and New York University.
I hope you find an incredible amount of inspiration and value, as I did, in what Tara shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @tarastiles, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 02:40 Post-COVID-19 Blues: Dealing with Rigidity
- 05:51 Finding Your Place
- 08:19 Dancing can be a good form of communication
- 11:09 Oneness Through Yoga
- 16:35 Helping Others
- 23:57 Safe Spaces in Yoga
- 31:29 Tara’s Experience with Childhood Sexual Abuse
- 38:55 Protecting Your Space
- 40:58 Teaching Young Girls to Prioritize Safety
- 48:03 Reducing Reliance on Technology
- 49:27 Yoga Practices
- 1:01:31 Incorporating Yoga in Everyday Movements
- 1:10:31 Connect with Tara
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Get Tara’s Book
- Take one of Tara’s Yoga Classes
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership