Loading Events

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

Rod Stryker | April 24 - April 28

Event Navigation


Registration for the Livestream Training Opens in January: Date TBA

Limited Enrollment: See Below For Firm Prerequisites

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.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to attend this training, you must have completed 6 or more ParaYoga Master Trainings; of these 6, Vinyasa Krama and Kosha, Kriya, Yoga 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.

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; 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 six 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

Yogarupa also recommends that for that the month or two prior to the start of the training you begin or 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.


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

Program Cost: $795 regular pricing for the 5-day training, $725 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. Recordings will be stream-only and made available for twelve weeks following the training.



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.





Looking for someone to share a ride and/or housing for live events?
Or to simply connect with your fellow students during online events?
Read on…
The best place to seek or offer ride or room share information for ParaYoga events is on the Facebook group page specially created for your training. This ParaYoga group page also serves as a forum for discussion and sangha (community) after the training.  ParaYoga room or ride share information will be available only on the Facebook group page, not on the website. Upon your registration, we will automatically invite your email to join this FB group.
If you’re not using Facebook, we recommend that you sign up for this free service since this is the only place where ParaYoga room or ride share information will be available and because this private group is a great place to continue discussing what you’ve learned. Please note that the ParaYoga office is not responsible for connections made on these Facebook pages or for their content.

To join Facebook:
1) Go to www.Facebook.com.
2) Follow the prompts to sign up!

To join our pages on Facebook:
We have two main pages on FB.  To stay up do date with all Rod Stryker and ParaYoga events as well as to receive a steady stream of inspiration for your practice, be sure to search for and then “like” the following pages:

Daily Schedule

US Mountain Time zone (MDT)
9:00am-12:30pm and 2:30-6:30pm all five days