The Four Desires

July 11, 2022 | Online Courses

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Thank you for enrolling in The Four Desires Online Course. Please take the time to read this all the way through.


Live-Streams take place in US Mountain Time Zone (MDT)

This course includes three live-stream Q&A sessions with Rod Stryker, please note these dates on your calendar:
Thursdays July 27, August 3 & 10  11:00AM-12:30PM MT

Here is a website to help you determine when these happen in your time zone:

Please submit your questions for the livestream Q&A sessions HERE.

Please try to submit your questions 3 days prior to the livestream. Anything submitted less than 3 days prior to the livestream may be answered in the following week.

The links to register for the live-streams are below. Each will be recorded; recordings will be added to the course video list in this course on each Monday that follows a live-stream. You will have access to the course curriculum recordings until Thursday, September 7, 2023.

Required Reading: 
The Four Desires Book & Workbook by Rod Stryker | PURCHASE Book | PURCHASE Workbook

We highly recommend a paper version of the workbook. However, you can access a stream-only version of it here, for the duration of the course.

Form to Share Your Dharma Code & Other Work:

Community Circle

Please join The Four Desires community on the Circle Platform to connect with others in the course, as well as trained Four Desires facilitators. You can share and ask questions!

Finishing the Course, CEU’s, Etc: 
Please plan to complete the course no later than August 24th.

In order to receive your certificate of completion, you must view all sessions and then send us your Four Desires “codes” using this link:

Once that is complete, please reach out to us at and we will queue you up to receive a certificate for 25-hour of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits, as well as toward the 300-Hour Teacher Training, ParaYoga Certification and/or the Parayoga Nidra Certification Program.

Zoom Set Up Instructions

  • Q&A During the live-stream Q&As, please follow this protocol to ask a question: click Participants at the bottom and then you will see an option at the bottom right to “raise your hand.” This is how Rod will manage your questions; when it’s your turn, he’ll ask you to unmute yourself and turn on your video. We ask that you limit your entries into the chat feature, only using it during times designated by Rod. This will help minimize potential distractions for all participants. 
  • Live-streams will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start. We strongly recommend you join early and test your connection. 
  • Optimizing your wifi: setting up close to your router will improve your connectivity.
  • Whenever possible, access the sessions using a laptop or desktop. Mobile compatibility is not available on all devices.
  • Super Helpful Tip! It is recommended that you access the sessions using the Google Chrome browser. Safari and Explore browsers are not currently supported by Zoom.
  • Should you have audio issues: there are various reasons why someone might not be able to hear the audio, including what hardware they are using, their browser, their browser’s security settings, and other IT permissions. Make sure your browser is allowing audio and video. In Google Chrome, go to Settings > Site Settings (under Privacy and Security) > Sound > Allow Sites To Play Sound.
  • Make sure to have the latest version of Zoom running.

Pre-Registration for Zoom Discussions

Livestream #1: July 27, 2023 11:00 AM Mountain Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Livestream #2: Aug 3, 2023 11:00 AM Mountain Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Livestream #3: Aug 10, 2023 11:00 AM Mountain Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Privacy waiver

Finally, we use the following privacy waiver verbiage to communicate the importance of maintaining the privacy of all materials and links. This training––its links, recordings, and manual––are only for students who have registered for this training through ParaYoga. 

By enrolling in this course, you fully acknowledge that you have read and agreed with the terms of the waiver. 

If there is anything you do not agree with in relation to the disclaimer or have any questions or concerns you wish to raise, please feel free to get in touch with me. Your privacy and confidentiality with any matters you wish to raise will be fully respected and honored.  

PRIVACY of Training Material: Confidentiality Clause and Agreement

I agree to not share and maintain the privacy of the teacher training material (zoom links to live online training sessions, recording links, audio, picture, video, text, print, closed, or any other digital/non-digital format) provided by ParaYoga. These materials are not to be shared at any time with any person who is not a part of the current training program in any format (print/copy/fax/email/link/audio/video/paper/or any other digital or non-digital format). As part of the breaking of this rule, I am subject to authoritative, administrative, and legal consequences.

Be Sure Our Emails Land In Your Inbox! Adding us to your contacts helps ensure communications land in your inbox and not your spam folder: 

Finally, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions during your journey with ParaYoga!


  • Read Chapters 1-5 in The Four Desires