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Guru Parampara: A ParaYoga® Master Training and 5-Day Intensive

Rod Stryker | October 15, 2016 - October 19, 2016
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Guru Parampara is the culmination of the ParaYoga® Master Training Program. As the last of nine 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 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.

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.

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 it before the workshop begins. For those of you interested in receiving course credit for your Level 1 or 2 Certification with ParaYogathe and/or the Yoga Alliance RYT program, the reading and its corresponding book report is mandatory.

In order to receive future credit toward RYT and/or ParaYoga® certification, your book report for the Guru Parampara training needs to be submitted to us (via email) within six weeks after the completion of the training.  You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments.

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.


Program Cost: $945.00 for the 5-day training ($895.00 if you register AND pay in full prior to August 15th, 2016)

$100.00 deposit is due at time of registration.  Any remaining balance is due by September 15th, 2016.  Price includes delicious lunches each day: all food served at our trainings is vegetarian, gluten free, organic and made with love!

Cancellation Policy: PLEASE READ!

Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than 60 days prior to the event. If total costs are not paid in full 60 days prior to the event, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.

Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 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.

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





ParaYoga & Missouri Heights Schoolhouse
498 County Rd 102
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Click here to be led to the Carbondale Resources Page.  There you will find useful information on airports, rental cars, shuttles, accommodations and more.

*Please, do not make any travel arrangements before receiving confirmation of registration.*

Looking for someone to share a ride and/or housing? 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.  Here’s how to join the Facebook group:

Step 1: After you receive your email confirming your registration for the training, sign into your Facebook account and send a friend request to:


Step 2: On Facebook, send ParaYoga Pages a personal message with your name, the name of your training, the location, and the date.

Step 3: Wait a few days and you will be added to a private, closed group on Facebook for your specific training.

Step 4: Connect with your ParaYoga sangha (community) for room and ride shares, any other pre and post training communication with the other students in this course and to build the energy leading up to the training!

Please note that the ParaYoga office is not responsible for connections made on these Facebook pages or for their content.

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. Also, this private group is a great place to continue discussing what you’ve learned.

To join Facebook:
1) Go to www.Facebook.com.
2) Sign up and remember what name you choose to use.
3) Then follow steps 1-4 above
…and click the LIKE button on each of those pages.


Daily Schedule

Saturday  – Tuesday: 9am-12:30pm and 2-6pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Please note: At the close of the training all participants are eligible to receive a certificate of completion. However, it is not rewarded on the basis of enrollment. Attendance at all sessions and completion of all contact hours is required. Certificates can only be issued on the basis of hours completed by the close of the training.