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The Four Desires: A ParaYoga Master Training & 3-Day Intensive with Laurie Dean at Himalayan Institute

Laurie Dean | October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018
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Laurie Dean, Certified Four Desires Trainer and Level I ParaYoga Teacher, will lead you through the step-by-step Four Desires process developed by Yogarupa Rod Stryker. This training counts fully toward the ParaYoga Master Training program.

“Your long term happiness and fulfillment depend on your ability to fill the place in the world ONLY you can fill.”   Rod Stryker – The Four Desires

DHARMA – “The inherent drive or desire to fully realize everything we are capable of, and in doing so, positively affect the world.”

Laurie Deen

Imagine living from that place  what would your life look like if you did?

I don’t know what my Dharma is – how do I become more clear on that?

What thought constructs keep you from being at home with yourself and your life?

Why are non-helpful patterns so hard to let go of?

Answering these questions is at the core of our work together during our weekend at HI. The Four Desires process elegantly links the timeless wisdom of the Vedas with a practice driven, personal and interactive approach to self transformation!

  • Uncover your soul’s unique purpose – Dharma– and begin to shape a life strategy so you live with a commanding sense of purpose, capacity and meaning!
  • Disentangle from your Vikalpa– the thought constructs borne from self doubt and past experiences – that bind you to old patterns and keep you from creating a new future.
  • Establish a strong Sankalpa – an intention that aligns with Dharma and helps you move toward living your unique version of fulfillment.

Open to all interested students!   No prior yoga experience required.

The weekend format will include lecture/discussion, guided meditations, time for journaling, and Yoga Nidra practice.  Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation practice that helps awaken and tap into our mind’s intuitive potential.

For more details and to register, please go to: http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/event/the-four-desires-2/ 

Training includes:

  • Full credit toward the ParaYoga Master Training program
  • The Four Desires workbook
  • Follow up session after training ( Skype, Zoom, email)  


Topics Covered

The Four Desires is a step-by-step process that will enable you to:

  • Uncover your life’s unique purpose
  • Discover your heart’s desires and increase your capacity to fulfill them
  • Understand and transform your non-constructive patterns
  • Access lasting peace
  • Overcome future challenges
  • Live more joyfully and intentionally
  • Tap into the healing and strengthening power of deep meditation and systematic, complete relaxation
  • Heighten your intuition
  • Make your most creative and meaningful contribution to the world.
  • Stay on your path to success and happiness

Recommended Reading

Required reading – The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom by Rod Stryker.  Please read Intro and Parts I – III prior to start of course.

Optional, but highly recommended – The Four Desires meditation CD available for purchase at Parayoga.com.  The Four Desires workbook will be provided as part of course.




Himalayan Institute Retreat Center
952 Bethany Turnpike
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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(800) 822-4547

Daily Schedule

Friday July 27 – 6-8:30 pm

Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29 – 9-5 pm