Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Online/Livestream US Mountain Time Zone (MDT) – Guru Parampara: Empowering the Teacher – A ParaYoga® Master Training with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker | April 24, 2021 - April 28, 2021

Event Navigation


Scroll down to register and please read through details on the way.
See below For Firm Prerequisites.


ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to attend this training, you must have completed 6 or more ParaYoga Master Trainings; of these 6, Vinyasa Krama and Koshas are required.  Additionally, participation in the Guru Parampara PYMT requires you to have enrolled in the PYMT program (meaning that we should have your Enrollment application, headshot, and application fee on file). If you have not done so, please do so as soon as possible. These prerequisities are in place so that the group dynamic of this training supports the content: all participants should be well versed in the methodologies and lexicon of ParaYoga.

Note: you can learn from the recording for this training due to schedule or time zone challenges. but attending the livestreams is strongly recommended.

Did you attend a 5-day livestream with Yogarupa in March, April or May 2020?
If so you get a one-time 20% coupon code which you can use toward this training
if you have not used it already for a previous training!
Have you taken Guru Parampara before and would like to take it again? You get 25% off!
Are you a Certified ParaYoga Teacher and repeating Guru Parampara?
You get between 50 and 70% off!
Email kerry@parayoga.com for the discount code to use
when you register for Guru Parampara.


Guru Parampara is the culmination of the ParaYoga® Master Training Program. As the last of ten modules, its primary aim is to ensure that ParaYogis have a clear understanding and capacity to apply all ParaYoga® practices and techniques in both group and individual class settings.

In addition to a series of wide-ranging lectures, this training will also include case studies, opportunities to review of participants’ teaching skills that include practice teaching as well as group and individual presentations.

Throughout the training our emphasis is on guiding teachers to refine their skill and capacity, both as teachers and advanced practitioners. Guru Parampara promises to be a dynamic, intensive and transformative training.


Black Yoga Teachers Alliance
ParaYoga is pleased to offer scholarships for this training through the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance whose mission is to support the educational and professional development of black yoga teachers, establish a standard of excellence and elevate the presence of black yoga teachers in the world. Please email kerry@parayoga.com to request an application. Note that you must be a member of BYTA and have completed prerequisites in order to apply.
Click here to learn more.

Topics Covered

In addition to twice daily asana and meditation practices, the study curriculum includes some of the following subjects:
· Science of diagnosing and designing practices to meet individual needs.
· Growing your power and authority as a teacher
· Addressing the physical, emotional, and psychic limitations of your students
· The art of communication and intuition in one-on-one teaching
· Learning to overcome your obstacles to clear perception
· The art of teaching meditation
· Awakening the lineage of the Himalayan sages

Recommended Reading

The Power of Mantra and the Mystery of Initiation by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

This book can be purchased on Amazon or through the Himalayan Institute; it is recommended that you read this prior to the training.

Note: In order to receive credit toward ParaYoga certification and Yoga Alliance RYT programs, as well as your certificate of completion for this training, you must complete a google form quiz for this book, submitting it to us within twelve weeks following the completion of the training. You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments. The google form will be sent out by the ParaYoga office the month the training takes place and can also be found right here: https://forms.gle/szyFzBwghYBHFchM9

Additional Homework Preparations for GP:

  • Yogarupa recommends that for that the month or two prior to the start of the training you recommit to your meditation practice. It will be an invaluable aid to understanding the course curriculum as well as contributing to your overall experience of the training.
  • Review your Dharma Code, Vikalpa and Sankalpa prior to the training, update as necessary. In particular, for this training you should have a clear sense of your vikalpa(s).
  • Completion of Case Studies: Details for this assignment will be emailed to you prior to the training.



Please read this section thoroughly, which includes our cancellation policy.

Program Cost: $845 regular pricing for the 5-day training, $795 early bird pricing if you register and pay in full before February 24th, 2021.
For people who register after the early bird deadline: all payments are due in full on March 31st, 2021.

The $100 nonrefundable, non-transferable deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen.

RECORDINGS are included in the tuition price. You can attend this course live or learn from the recordings only; both count fully toward the completion of the program. Recordings will be stream-only and made available for twelve weeks following the training.

Here is how we share recordings: we send out Zoom links daily during the training, as soon as Zoom has them ready for us. After the training, we share a link to the permanent location of these stream only recordings for the 12-week access.



Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to event start: The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future ParaYoga sponsored events (these typically happen in Colorado, US).

Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.



Daily Schedule

US Mountain Time Zone (MDT)

First four days 9:00am-12:30pm and 2:30-6:00pm
Final Day 9:00am-12:30pm and 2:30-5:00pm

Please note: After the training and once the book quiz and accompanying homework assigned by Yogarupa has been received by the ParaYoga office, students are eligible to receive a certificate of completion. However, it is not rewarded on the basis of enrollment. Attendance at all sessions whether live, livestream or via recordings (completion of all training hours) is required. Certificates can only be issued on the basis of hours completed by the close of the training which counts fully toward Yoga Alliance (40 hours total).