“Awakening the True Power of Yoga: Sun, Moon and Fire”
A ParaYoga Immersion with Yogarupa Rod Stryker in New York City
The ancient tradition of Tantra maps the entire spectrum and sacred journey of Hatha Yoga. According to these teachings there are three stages of practice: Moon, Sun, and Fire. The ancient wisdom describes the stages as a progression, a path of evolution for practice and the practitioner. Understanding this progression is vital to meet your individual needs or the needs of your students. These teachings key to unlock the potential of practice, realize the ultimate promise of yoga: lasting happiness and success.
Join master teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker for an inspiring, informative and revolutionary weekend. Each class includes theory and practice. All levels welcome.
Sun Practice: Awakening the Force of Transformation
We focus on the approach to practice that links us to and allows us to master prana, or life force. Sun practices increase vitality, subtle awareness, passion, and power. They unlock the subtle forces that lead to the final stages and highest goals of practice. “Solar” energy leads to shining, both internally and externally and is the foundation for the final and most powerful stage of practice.
Moon Practice: Centering and Balancing
Activation of the lunar force creates healing, peace and wisdom. These practices stimulate the nurturing energy that allows us to remain calm in the midst of turbulence, steady in the midst of change. They also lead to mastery of mind and are key to awakening hidden intelligence and intuition.
Fire Practice: Discovering and Living the Ultimate Aim of Practice
The ultimate aim of Yoga practice is to awaken our inner fire––the force of Spirit. Activation of the subtle force of fire leads to extraordinary perception and living. Practice focuses on generating the energy that dissolves inertia and the final obstacles to the highest state of Yoga.
Yoga, Tantra and the Heart Lotus
Unlocking the wisdom and power of the heart leads to supreme glory, peace and capacity. According to the traditions of yoga and tantra the heart holds the keys to the “highest fortune.” The heart lotus, and the soul secrets it holds, are closed until we begin to nurture the heart through the practice of inner worship. As it opens, its unique capacities, including complete understanding of our own mind as well as the teachings is awakened. The eight unique shaktis (powers) of the heart grace our inner and outer life with extraordinary gifts. This master class will weave a journey into the heart lotus through different methodologies––including asana, bandha, mudra, pranayama and meditations––that unveil the qualities of the awakened heart: unsurpassed joy, complete stability, mastery of mantra and the highest light of discernment.