avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful

How can practicing ease within our bodies, our minds and our lives in general, help us as mothers?

This question of ease is something that today’s guest, Tara Stiles has been exploring and sharing for numerous years. As the founder of Strala Yoga, Tara helps to support people in releasing stress by showing them that they can move through challenging things with ease and softness.

On today’s episode, Tara is sharing her journey through both getting pregnant and becoming a mother, and how the practice of ease has transcended into how she shows up as a mother to her young daughter Daisy.

About Tara Stiles:


Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala, the revolutionary approach to being, moving and healing. Strala teaches yoga, tai chi, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to help people release stress, let go of bad habits, and move easily through all kinds of challenge.

Strala is practiced in more than 100 countries, and thousands of Guides are leading Strala classes daily around the globe. Even more Strala training graduates bring what they learn into their office work, healing practices, and all of life. The mission we share is to help people accomplish far more, through softening and connecting with our creativity and purpose.

Tara has authored several best-selling books including Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Diet, and Strala Yoga, all translated and published in several languages. She has been profiled by The New York Times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and featured in most major national and international magazines. Tara is a sought-after speaker on topics of entrepreneurship, health, and wellbeing. Harvard profiled Tara’s work in a case study, and she has spoken with students at Harvard and New York University about her experience, and approaches to creativity and leadership.

Tara supports The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an initiative with the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, to combat childhood obesity. This brings Strala classes to more than 30,000 schools around the United States. She also supports the BOKS program, which delivers Strala classes and wellbeing resources to educators across North America.

Tara is married to Strala co-founder Mike Taylor. They live in Brooklyn with their one year old daughter Daisy.