300+Hour Advanced Leadership Training : NYC, 15 July - 4 August 2017


Curriculum Details: What happens in a 300+Hour Advanced Leadership Training?

Week 1: Movement.  How you are in your body, how you move through your life.

The first week focuses entirely on how we move, using the vocabularies of movement found in yoga, tai chi, and across our whole life. We'll learn to identify and release stress and tension from our bodies and minds, unblock our energy, and return to what's natural in each of us, in every situation.  We create a structure and practice that leads to breakthrough progress, in our way of being with our selves, and our way of moving through everything we do. 

Week 2: Leadership.  How you move, uplift, and inspire the people around you.

The second week focuses entirely on effective and inspiring leadership.  We learn to create a way of being and moving, language and environment, that uplifts everyone around us to achieve progress in their own lives.  Of course this applies to leading in yoga, as well as every environment we touch.

Week 3: Healing.  How to form a relationship with yourself and others, that elicits a wonderfully effective healing response.

The third week focuses wholly on diagnosis, self-care, and healing.  When we progress strongly with how we are, and how we move through and lead our own lives, there's a prize: we become really effective at what we choose to do.  And one of the greatest prizes we can share, with ourselves and others, is the ability to heal - both what's inside us, as well as all kinds of physical ailments that come from stress and injury.  


Questionable industry-funded review tries to cast doubt on harms of excess sugar

The mountain of scientific studies about the harms of excess dietary sugar is really just a house of cards—a flimsy stack of weak conclusions based on low-quality data. And the international dietary guidelines based on those studies—the ones urging people to cut back on sweets and sugary drinks—are disingenuous and cannot be trusted.

At least, that’s what a review out this week would have you believe. To get to those bold claims, the authors used questionable methods, subjective assessments, and money from the food and beverage industry. One of the lead authors is even on the scientific advisory board of Tate & Lyle, one of the world’s largest high-fructose corn syrup producers

How to be human: how to handle fear (be afraid, be appropriately afraid)

Fear is an innate feeling, one of the most fundamental feelings we’re born with. It is natural, almost everyone has it; it’s a very human thing. More than that! It’s a very animal thing. Fear is partly emotional, partly physical, and it’s a response that helps us survive. This is why I don’t like it when someone says “Don’t be afraid!” in response to someone else’s fear. I know the intention is good — it’s a way of saying “this thing isn’t actually bad or scary, you’re okay” — but it’s a little like saying “don’t be sleepy!” and “don’t be angry!” So the first part of dealing with fear is to remind yourself that being afraid is totally okay and normal.

More on Gluten-Free Diet (from the Journal of Pediatrics)

Obesity, overweight, and new-onset insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome have been identified after initiation of a GFD. A GFD also may lead to deficiencies in B vitamins, folate, and iron, given a lack of nutrient fortification of many gluten-free products. There is emerging evidence that those consuming gluten-free products without sufficient diversity may be at greater risk of exposure to certain toxins than those on an unrestricted diet. Arsenic is frequently present in inorganic form in rice, a concern for those on a GFD given that rice is a common ingredient in gluten-free processed foods. Serum mercury levels were 4-fold greater among adults with CD consuming a GFD than controls not restricting gluten.



The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten

As many as one in three Americans tries to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten-free menus, gluten-free labels and gluten-free guests at summer dinners have proliferated.

Some of the anti-glutenists argue that we haven’t eaten wheat for long enough to adapt to it as a species. Agriculture began just 12,000 years ago, not enough time for our bodies, which evolved over millions of years, primarily in Africa, to adjust. According to this theory, we’re intrinsically hunter-gatherers, not bread-eaters. If exposed to gluten, some of us will develop celiac disease or gluten intolerance, or we’ll simply feel lousy.

Most of these assertions, however, are contradicted by significant evidence, and distract us from our actual problem: an immune system that has become overly sensitive.

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Strala is moving with ease during restful and challenging circumstances alike. When you find ease in effort, your body and life become very capable and strong. You become an expert at creating space in your life for peace, creativity, inspiration, and all-around feeling great.