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Kosha, Kriya, Yoga | Online Training & Immersion

Rod Stryker | October 18, 2023 - November 25, 2023

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The ancient teachings on the koshas (the five coverings of the soul) are indispensable to understanding yoga as a holistic practice––and to being able to more skillfully apply the wisdom they carry. The highest expression of this wisdom is found at the confluence of three distinct wisdom traditions: Yoga, Tantra, and Vedanta. Collectively, they illuminate nothing less than the most profound experience of life, the koshas, and the highest plateaus of yoga practice. 

This 40-hour, self-paced, online course guides participants to positively influence each of their five koshas/bodies: physical, energetic, mental, pure intelligence, and causal, while at the same time, inviting them to uncover the great mysteries that reside at the edge of spirit.

Along with 3-month access to all of the original, course-content recordings, tuition also includes five livestreams with Rod Stryker. These sessions include Q&A and supplemental lectures.

Registration includes an extensive pdf-downloadable/printable manual, access to all course content via recordings, five live-stream sessions, and access to recordings of all live-stream sessions, which you’ll be able to revisit as often as you like for 3 months from the first livestream on October 5th.

The training, open to all levels of practitioners, consists of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation—systematically woven together to powerfully affect each of the five layers progressively. The ultimate aim of this course, and all of our teachings and practices, is to guide dedicated practitioners along their personal path of self-mastery––in both the inner and outer worlds. The basis for this is direct experience through practice––unique, time-tested techniques supported by authoritative, yet accessible, teachings. This leads to embodying the wisdom, balance, and freedom that is Yoga.


This training is approved by the Yoga Alliance and serves as part of the 300-HR Teacher Training and/or 40 hours of CEUs.

This module 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

  • Some of the topics that will be covered throughout the course include:
    • The interplay between mind and energy
    • The interplay of body and mind (how to change the body through mindfulness, etc.)
    • Holistic sequencing (accessing the hidden powers of the whole person)
    • Bandhas and mudras (the tantric yoga approach to transforming mental patterns)
    • Self-reflection techniques that strengthen and embolden a constructive personality
    • Antahkarana (the structure of mind)
    • Specific approaches to relaxation practices (yoga nidra) that awaken buddhi
    • 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: $595 before September 15 | $695 after

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, viewable on this website and made available for twelve weeks. The 12 weeks begin with the first live-stream on October 18th.
  • A Zoom invitation will be sent to all participants 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 highly recommended.
  • The course manual is fully downloadable and yours to save on your local computer or print out.
  • Because access to recordings for this training is granted immediately upon registration, refunds are not possible. This cancellation policy is firm. If you have questions about the course content or format, please email info@parayoga.com before registering.

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 info@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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Have you taken Koshas before and would like to take it again? You get 30% 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.

Looking to connect with your fellow students during online events?

The Tantra Yoga Alchemy Circle 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 for you to join!

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