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Kundalini: The Grandeur and Spirit of Yoga – A ParaYoga® Master Training and 5-Day Intensive with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker | October 17, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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“As one opens a door with a key, so the Yogi should open the gate to liberation with the Kundalini”
–Hatha Yoga Pradipika

ELIGIBILTY: To be eligible to attend Kundalini, you need to have completed a minimum of 3 ParaYoga Master Trainings (not including The Four Desires and Guru Parampara).
If you feel you have the credentials to have 1 of these trainings waived, reach out to kerry@parayoga.com, as this training will not be held again for a few years!

All spiritual practice aims to awaken man’s Divine potential. In the Tantric tradition this indwelling spirit or capacity – in its dormant state – is called Kundalini. Once awakened, kundalini is known as shakti and is considered to be the force behind the attributes of genius, talent, grace, as well as, all significant accomplishment. Thus an awakened Kundalini is as much the stuff inspiring great poets, artists, composers, and mathematicians, as it is the most accomplished yogis. But it is yogis who know it and perhaps revere the most directly, seeing a fully awakened Kundalini as the vessel that carries a select few to rest on the shore of life’s ultimate aim – self-realization.

Hatha Yoga – first expounded upon in written form fifteen centuries ago – was originally a science intended to lead to nothing short of the ascent the Divine power of Kundalini.  According to these ancient scriptures, Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Kriya, and meditation are the necessary preparation for realizing the highest states of human achievement and spiritual attainment. Yet beyond the physical practices related to yoga are the truly sublime practices of mantra, bhakti, kriya, and yajna (fire worship). The whole of these practices, from the physical to the meditative, dedicated to Kundalini offer the experienced Yogi the most profound of all of Yoga’s teachings.

Designed to enrich dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching, the training consists of two parts: morning practices and afternoon theory sessions.  These 2 1/2 hour experiential sessions, led by Yogarupa Rod Stryker, weave together dynamic asana, vinyasa, pranayama, and meditation practices. They are dedicated to enlivening awareness of and your connection to the power of the Pranic realm, as well as, transform how you see practice, yourself, and your capacity in the world.

The afternoon sessions will deepen our exploration through additional practices, lectures, meditations, and Q & A sessions. Their focus is to enlighten participants’ understanding on how the principles and techniques are specifically intended to awaken prana and inspire more profound richness in asana, pranayama and meditation practice – whether it be for your own practice and/or that of your students.

Topics Covered

Some of topics we cover include:
• The Prana of Asana
• Essentials of the Meridian System
• Prana – Linking Breath & Consciousness
• Mind and Energetics of Thought
• Bandha – Gathering your Life Force
• Changing your Momentum – Mastering Mind and Life
• Preparing Mind and Body for Spiritual Absorption
• The Energetic Alchemy of Spiritual experience
• The Key Components of Pranayama
• Accessing the Subtle body though Yogic relaxation
• Kriya and Visualization – Purifying the Subtle Body

Recommended Reading

Aghora II: Kundalini (Volume 2) by Dr. Robert Svoboda

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 I or II Certification with ParaYoga 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 Kundalini 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: $845.00 for the 5-day training ($795.00 if you register AND pay in full prior to August 20th, 2018)

$100.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due at time of registration.  Any remaining balance is due by September 17th, 2018.

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.


Meals Provided


Flying Dog Ranch
1625 County Road 111
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, restaurants and more. Flying Dog Ranch does not offer lodging.

*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

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

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 and approval of submitted book report which must be received no later than 6 weeks following the training.