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Kosha, Kriya, Yoga: Unleashing the Science of Soul – An Online ParaYoga Master Training/Immersion

Rod Stryker | August 7

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A Note From Rod:

The ancient teachings of the Koshas describe and are the basis for understanding yoga as a holistic practice. These teachings on the koshas––the five coverings of the soul, are the meeting point of the three of the most luminous wisdom traditions: Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra. The koshas breathe life into the search for how to reach the highest plateau of practice. The teachings we will explore in this training aim to unravel the great mysteries of life as well as to help you to find your true calling. They will liberate you to discover your ultimate capacities and to thrive in relationship. In short, your exploration of the koshas will move you toward mastering your inner and outer worlds.

Through theory, practice, and the insights of the ancient written and oral traditions, we explore these vital teachings and specific practices to most positively affect each of the five individual koshas. The result: you or your students will experience greater balance, wisdom, and freedom. 

Kosha, Kriya, Yoga consists of dedicated practices (asana, pranayama, and meditation) that address each of the five layers. This will mark our progressive journey toward an understanding of the potential of practice––for you personally and, for those of you who are teachers, your students. This course is designed for dedicated practitioners of all levels and is highly recommended for aspiring and seasoned teachers. 

This 40-hour online course allows you to learn at your own pace and still have access to live-stream sessions with Rod. Participants will have a 12-week access to the stream-only recordings of the entire course. Rod will lead live-stream sessions (lectures and Q&A) starting August 7th and then once a week on the following dates: August 14, 21, 28 & September 11 at 10am MDT


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We are pleased to announce that the tuition for this comprehensive online training has been reduced t
o help widen access to the wisdom of Kosha.
We recommend completion of at least one of the four foundational PYMTs prior to participation, however, it is not required. BONUS: To further support you in preparing for this course, upon registering in full, you are eligible to receive 25% off the online foundational PYMT of your choice; once you’ve registered, simply email info@parayoga.com to receive your coupon code!


This training is approved by the Yoga Alliance and serves as part of the 300-hour ParaYoga Master Training (PYMT).

It is open to all yoga students interested in learning about and experiencing the Koshas. It is also part of the ParaYoga Nidra Certification Program!

Topics Covered

  • The interplay between mind and energy
  • The interplay of body and mind – how to change the body through mindfulness, and mind through specific asanas and sequences of asanas.
  • Making a physical practice spiritual
  • Holistic sequencing – accessing the hidden powers of the whole person
  • Bandhas and mudras – the tantric yoga approaches to transforming mental patterns
  • Self-reflection techniques that strengthen and embolden a constructive personality
  • Antahkarana – the structure of mind – a vision of yogic perception
  • Specific approaches to relaxation practices (yoga nidra) that awaken buddhi – the inner knower.
  • Meditation – how to transform the seeds of destiny

Recommended Reading

Required Reading: YOGA AND PSYCHOTHERAPY by Swami Rama

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 short google form quiz for this book, submitting it to us within six weeks following the completion of the training.

Link to quiz: https://forms.gle/m9VtCU7j6h4L13Sn9

Once you have viewed all recordings and submitted both quizzes (the link to take the second course quiz will be sent to you upon completion), you are eligible to receive a certificate of completion which counts fully toward Yoga Alliance continuing education credits (40 hours total).


Program Cost: $495

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable and includes access to the course curriculum recordings, the 5 lives-streams Q&A sessions with Rod, and the course manual.

  • Recordings will be stream-only, shared via Dropbox, and made available for twelve weeks. The 12 weeks begin with the first live-stream on August 7th, so the sooner you sign up, the more time you have with them!
  • A Zoom invitation will be sent to all participants the day before each live-stream. Following each live-stream, a recording of the session will be shared, also with a 12-week access. Attending the five live-streams is recommended but not required for course credit.
  • The course manual is fully downloadable and yours to save on your local computer or print out.
  • Online registration for this event closes August 13th!


Black Yoga Teachers Alliance

Since 2018, ParaYoga has been 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. You must be a member of BYTA and have completed prerequisites in order to apply.
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Did you attend a 5-day live-stream during the lockdown 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 Koshas before and would like to take it again? You get 30% off!

Are you a Certified ParaYoga Teacher and repeating this training? You get between 50 and 70% off!

Partial Scholarships are also available.

Just email info@parayoga.com to request a discount code to use when you register for the scholarship application to fill out and submit.

Reminder: Upon registering in full, you are eligible to receive 25% off the online foundational PYMT of your choice; once you’ve registered, simply email info@parayoga.com to receive your coupon code!


Looking to connect with your fellow students during online events?

The ParaYoga group page for this training serves as a forum for discussion and sangha (community) during and even after the training.  Following your registration, we will share a link to this Facebook group and you can click “Request to Join.”

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

To join our pages on Facebook:
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Daily Schedule

 Live-Streams with Rod will take place in US Mountain Time Zone (MDT)

Sundays: August 7, 14, 21, 28 & September 11 10am-11:15am

Find out what time this is in your time zone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/