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Class With Tara Stiles @ Strala Yoga

2011 January 17
by Jess

Yoga at Strala Yoga in Soho may be one of the best yoga deals in NYC.

  • Each class is only $10. A monthly unlimited membership is $100 (right now if you sign up for an unlimited with a friend, it’s only $80 a month).
  • The large studio is warm and inviting.
  • The temperature of the room is set around 80 degrees. Which for me is not too hot and not to cool.
  • Class schedule includes: Relax, Basics, Strong and Fireman Ed’s Boot Camp classes.

I had my first experience at Strala back in November at the Nissan Leaf Blogger event. Since then I’ve been dying to go back and take a class taught by the infamous Tara Stiles. After failing to make it to the studio on Thursday night, I finally met up with Bridgid for a class yesterday morning.

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We took a basics class and it was the perfect way to start a Sunday morning. There was something really calming about Tara’s teaching style and the environment at Strala.

I thought the studio would be packed, based on Tara’s popularity and the affordable pricing. Luckily, that wasn’t the case early on a Sunday morning. After class we asked Tara if the studio is packed during the week. She explained that the studio is large enough to accommodate 100 people per class and there are usually around 40 people in the busiest classes.

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The basic poses flowed nicely and the heat of the room allowed my sore body to open up just the way I needed it to. In fact, prior to class my back had been misbehaving. It was threatening to spaz out since Thursday. During class it popped back into place allowing me to skip a trip to my chiropractor or physical therapist!

In a city full of overly crowded, expensive yoga studios Strala Yoga seems refreshingly different. I can’t wait to go back and take more classes!

Tara is the author of Slim Calm Sexy Yoga, star of Yoga Anywhere: The New York Sessions and a member of Team Fonda.

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6 Responses leave one →
  1. January 17, 2011

    This sounds awesome! When my hip heals I’d love to try it out.

  2. January 17, 2011

    Loved it! I’m so excited to go back and I’ll definitely be signing up for a monthlymonthly membership! Highly recommended.

  3. January 17, 2011

    Let me know the next time you go back there! I would love to take it again without jeans on!!

    • Jess permalink*
      January 17, 2011

      Ha ha! I totally forgot about that! I def want to go back soon!

  4. January 19, 2011

    Wait, the NY JETS, Fireman Ed’s? Is that what you mean?
    If so sign me up I love him!

    But I’d love to take a yoga class! Would that basics class be a beginner class?

    • Jess permalink*
      January 19, 2011

      Yes, basics is Strala’s beginner class. I don’t know anything about the Jets (nor football) so I’m not sure.

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