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Gheranda Samhita: The Science of Hatha Yoga that Leads to the Highest

Rod Stryker | August 13, 2016 - August 17, 2016
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Yogarupa, Rod Stryker is excited to offer an all new 5-day training,
part of the new ParaYoga Continuing Education Series.

To enroll in this training you must have completed the following PYMTs: Vinyasa Krama and Tantra.

Explore and experience the depth of Tantric Hatha Yoga–and some of its secret teachings–in this 5-day training.  The Gheranda Samhita is one of the three primary texts of hatha yoga along with the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Shiva Samhita, and considered by many to be the most comprehensive.  Each day, Yogarupa will lead practices that highlight the essential teachings of this classic text and share its luminous and powerful wisdom.


Topics Covered

The Gheranda Samhita, meaning “Gheranda’s collection”, is a manual of yoga taught by Gheranda to Chanda Kapali. Unlike other hatha yoga texts, the Gheranda Samhita speaks of a sevenfold yoga:

  • Shatkarma for purification
  • Asana for strengthening
  • Mudra for steadying
  • Pratyahara for calming
  • Pranayama for lightness
  • Dhyana for perception
  • Samādhi for isolation

Each day, Yogarupa will lead practices that highlight the essential teachings of this classic text and share its luminous and powerful wisdom. This five-day practice and teacher training intensive is designed to enrich dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching.

Morning sessions will weave together dynamic asana, vinyasa, pranayama, and meditation practices. They are dedicated to enlivening your awareness of, and your connection to, the power of the pranic realm, as well as transforming how you see your practice, yourself, and your capacity in the world.

Afternoon sessions will deepen our exploration through additional practices, lectures, meditations, and Q & A sessions.

Recommended Reading

Pure Yoga: Yogi Pranavananda by Tony Rodriguez and Kanshi Ram

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 by June 13th, 2016)

$100.00 deposit is due at time of registration.  Any remaining balance is due by July 13th, 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.


Para Yoga
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 (Training concludes with lunch on Wednesday)

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.