What I Eat In A Typical Day: A Rockstar Yoga Teacher Tells All

I adore cooking for myself and others, and prepare my meals as often as possible. When I make my own food, I feel more inspired, clearheaded, and nourished.

I keep my recipes simple, leaving loads of room for improvisation and creativity, depending on what fresh ingredients I have to work with. Here is a day at my table. Enjoy!

7 AM

Morning stroll to Ground Support with Mike — coffee for me, tea for him. He recently switched over and is feeling even better. I’m proud to report I’ve cut way back to one cup of coffee per day. I used to drink about 86 cups — morning, afternoon, and night. Getting down to one cup is huge for me. I have so much more energy and feel naturally awake during the day.

8 AM

Strala time. I’m at the studio for the morning class.

9:30 AM

I visit home for a moment to fuel up on oatmeal and green juice, a winning combination. I have a shoot for Reebok today, so I want to eat something sustainable and energizing.

11 AM

At the shoot, doing yoga moves for our spring look book, feeling energized from breakfast. I have an extra green juice in my bag for an energy boost during the shoot.

1:30 PM

Back home. I whip up a giant salad with spinach, tomato, bell pepper, grapes, and olives, with dressing I made combining olive juice and Dijon — so good, so fresh. Some days, I'll top off lunch with a cookie. I'm all fueled up to work on my next book project for the afternoon.

4:30 PM

Matcha time! I love being able to find matcha just about everywhere for an afternoon pick-me-up. I grab a cup of the green dream close to Strala.

6:30 PM

Strala time. Back to the studio to lead class and hang with people.

8 PM

Home and preparing my Lazy Pad Thai from the Make Your Own Rules Cookbook. I’m proud of my “hack” blending almond butter, almond milk, spices, and ginger for the sauce. I added bell pepper to the finished product for extra flavor and put chopped peanuts on top!

9:00 PM

Chill time! Dark chocolate chips on the couch in a glass I stole from a bar in my early days in NYC. If I want a bigger treat, I'll have a cupcake.

10:30 PM

Bed time! Yes!

Sweet dreams!

Photos Courtesy of the Author

Tara Stiles

Strala Yoga Founder
Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. Thousands of guides are leading Strala classes around the globe in partner studios, gyms, and clubs. Strala has been illustrated in a case study by Harvard Business School, and its philosophy of ease and conservation of energy are incorporated by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and well-being professionals around the world. Tara teams up with W Hotels on Fit with Tara Stiles—a program bringing Strala Yoga classes and healthy recipes to W properties around the globe. She has collaborated with Reebok, working closely with the design team on their yoga lifestyle range as well as developed a line of knitwear and homeware with Wool and the Gang. Tara has authored several best-selling books including Yoga Cures, Make Your Own Rules Cookbook, 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.

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