About Rod and Sanctuary

Yogarupa Rod Stryker is a world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher, guiding and sharing his wisdom for four decades. He is the founder of ParaYoga®, and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He is the creator of the most comprehensive online yoga teacher training in the world and most recently, Sanctuary, a premier destination for all levels of those wanting to experience the life-changing practices of meditation and yoga nidra, also known as “Enlightened Sleep”––the ultimate science of deep relaxation.

Sanctuary features an ever-expanding library (4-5 new recordings per month) of practices, livestreams, dynamic community platforms, courses and talks designed to support you, your practice and your life.

Sanctuary’s “Get One, Give One” program gifts a free subscription to an individual in one of five different communities facing significant challenges, for each monthly subscription purchased. The Get One Give One program goes out to individuals in these five communities: public school teachers, victims of human trafficking, former inmates, victims of trauma in the LGBTQ+ community and active duty military/veterans. Thus, as subscribers to the app elevate their wellbeing, they will be doing the same for someone else in need. Sanctuary’s mission is to provide tools and knowledge that elevate the lives of individuals and society as a whole.

Rod has dedicated his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, practice, teaching, leadership, service and family life. Rod shares the gifts of his practice, discipleship and life with a wide spectrum of audiences: from those wanting practical ways to improve their wellbeing to individuals and corporations seeking to apply time-tested methods to successfully address the ever-changing demands of modern life. A living link to a venerable lineage of sages and teachers, Rod is distinguished for his ability to make ancient wisdom and practices accessible to modern audiences. A thought-leader for how best to live with meaning, creativity, responsibility and freedom, he guides experienced students and teachers of yoga and meditation seeking to deepen and share their understanding of the ancient wisdom and timeless practices.

Rod is mentor to hundreds of teachers and thousands of students worldwide. He currently lives in Colorado with his wife, Gina where together they’ve raised their four children Jaden, Theo, Asha and Atreya.

Everyone needs a Sanctuary.

Sanctuary would not be possible without the following talented contributors:

Alyssa Greening: graphic designer

David Avalos and Musical Sound Production Company of Quadrivium Resonance: track productions

DJ Pierce: photographer

Jillian Glikbarg: strategic director

Our Get One Give One Program is underway! Here are some of the organizations we are currently collaborating with to support those in need: 

The Art of Yoga Project
BodyWise Foundation
City-As-School, NYCDOE School District 2
Comeback Yoga
Give Back Yoga Foundation
Project Yoga Cincinnati
Project Yoga MOV
Roaring Fork School District
Tempe Union High School District
The Yoga Impact Charity
Veterans Yoga Project