820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60611 - Fri, March 16, 2012 to Sun, March 18, 2012
Yogarupa Rod Stryker will sign The Four Desires Book on Wednesday, March 14th in Downers Grove, IL at Yoga Among Friends and on Thursday, March 15th at Women and Children First bookstore in Chicago. Both events are free.
Discounted parking information here.
Rod Stryker––ParaYoga founder, master teacher, and mentor to many of Chicago's favorite teachers––returns to lead another inspiring, informative, and transformative workshop.
This weekend will explore the key principles to designing a personal practice and to ensure that your yoga is moving you toward greater happiness and success by applying Ayurveda (the science of life), classical Tantric Hatha yoga, and Jyana yoga (the yoga of self-understanding)––the subject of his new book, The Four Desires. All levels of students welcome.
Friday, 6-9pm, $50
Jyana Yoga and The Four Desires
Stream or download a complimentary lecture on the Four Desires Course.
The four desires is a key yogic teaching (purusharta) and the subject of Rod’s new book, The Four Desires. In this workshop Rod outlines the practical and powerful approach to embodying our soul’s calling and to understand our obstacles to embodying it. Discussion will cover uncovering your soul’s purpose, the spiritual principles of shaping destiny, and achieving lasting freedom. Lecture, meditation, and light asana.
Saturday all-day, 9am-4pm (with a 1-hr lunch break)
Tantra Yoga Alchemy: Ayurveda and the Vital Essences
Open to all levels, this intensive will cover the key tantric teachings on ayurveda that illumine the practice of yoga as alchemy. Our focus is on the subtle force/essences of prana (expansion), tejas (luminosity), and ojas (vitality). We explore the principles of how to build them as well as how they empower asana, allow us to tailor these practices to individual needs, and to awaken highest potential. Classes will include two deepening asana, pranayama, and mediation practices.
Sunday all-day, 9am-4pm (with a 1-hr lunch break)
Awakening the True Power of Yoga: Sun, Moon, and Fire
The ancient tradition of Tantra maps the entire spectrum and sacred journey of Hatha Yoga. According to these teachings there are three stages to practice: Moon, Sun, and Fire. Knowing how and when to apply these practices, ancient wisdom tells us, is key to realizing the promise of yoga and to achieve lasting happiness and success. Class will include two deepening asana, pranayama, and mediation practices and highlight the progression of practices that lead us from the body to the mind, to energy, and ultimately to spirit.
Friday class: $50
Saturday all-day class: $139
Sunday all-day class: $139
Whole weekend: $310 ($295 if paid before February 20)
Online registration is now closed, but space is still available so drop-ins are welcome!