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ParaYoga Marma: Principles of Enlightened Practice – A ParaYoga® Master Training with Rod Stryker and Tricia Fiske – Online/Livestream US Mountain Time Zone (MDT)

| October 9 - October 17

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Among other things, “Marma” means: “secret,” “sensitive,” or “mystery.” Marma: Principles of Enlightened Practice is a ParaYoga Master Training (PYMT), dedicated to unlocking the hidden power of yoga. All levels of students and teachers are welcome.

Over the course of thirty-six hours, the training guides you into the experience and study of ParaYoga as a seamless, systematic, and complete approach to practice. Gain experience, insight, and mastery of how to combine asana, pranayama, and meditation practices to unlock the potential of your practice––and/or your teaching. 

Marma: Principles of Enlightened Practice will help you become an exceptional practitioner or teacher. You will learn to see and share the deeper intent of Yoga. Through practice, theory, and teaching exercises you will understand how yoga’s diverse practices become seamless and how to skillfully apply ancient, time-tested wisdom to contemporary classes, workshops, and personal practice. At the close of the course, you will have a new and deep appreciation for the practical wisdom that unleashes the richness of Yoga and how to apply it for your own benefit or that of others.

The ultimate aim of this training/immersion is to lead you into “marma”––awakening your sensitivity to enjoy, and possibly share, the keys to enlightened practice.

This course, led by Rod Stryker and co-facilitated by Tricia Fiske,
counts fully toward the ParaYoga 300-hour training.
Live-streams take place on the following dates:
October 9, 16, 23, 29, and 30th, 2022.


Prerequisites (highly recommended):

Completion of Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing.
This foundational PYMT is available online or live.

The training focuses on four main themes:

  1. The tantra of yoga: asana and the techniques of yoga as pranayama––a method for transforming and directing prana (subtle energy)
  2. The power and science of sequencing, yoga as an energetic-minded practice
  3. The art of growing yourself as a teacher and visionary
  4. How to adjust bodies with your hands, hearts with your voice, being, and intent

The heart of these sessions is a dynamic and transformative practice: Vinyasa, holdings, teachings on alignment, contemplation, pranayama, meditation, and plenty of theory. Sequences highlight the core themes of the training.

The training is open to all interested and committed students – teachers and non-teachers alike are welcome. All sessions include lectures, asana practices, meditation, group work, and Q & A sessions.

It is recommended that for 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.



Have you taken ParaYoga Marma before and would like to take it again? You get 25% off!

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

Partial Scholarships are also available for those who qualify.

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


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.
Click here to learn more.

Topics Covered

Some of the topics covered include:
• Energetics and Physiology of the Breath
• The Meridian System – Asana and the Emotional Body
• The Principles of Effective Teaching
• Reading Bodies/Designing a Practice
• Adjustments – The Full Range (Cueing, demonstrating, use of props)
• Developing and Executing a Theme
• The (3) Elements of Meaningful Practice
• Building your Stature as a Teacher
• Dynamics of Pranayama
• Designing a Personal Practice
• Practice and Sharing the Art of Meditation

Recommended Reading

Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley

It is recommended that you read this prior to the training.

Note: In order to receive credit toward ParaYoga certification and our 300-Hour Yoga Alliance approved program, as well as your certificate of completion for this 40-hour training, you must complete this short google form quiz for the required reading. Please plan to submit your answers to this quiz within six weeks following the completion of the training.


Please read this section thoroughly, which includes our cancellation policy.

Program Cost: $645 for the 5-day training. All payments are due in full on September 9th.

The $100 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due at the time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears on the final payment screen.

RECORDINGS are included in the tuition price. You can attend this course live or learn from the recordings only; both count fully toward the completion of the program. Recordings will be stream-only and made available for twelve weeks following the training.

Here is how we share recordings: we send out Zoom links daily during the training, as soon as Zoom has them ready for us. After the training, we share a link to the Dropbox location of these stream-only recordings for the 12-week access.


Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to event start: The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is transferable to future ParaYoga-sponsored live, online and live-stream events.

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


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:
We have two main pages on FB.  To stay up to date with all Rod Stryker and ParaYoga events as well as to receive a steady stream of inspiration for your practice, be sure to search for and then “like” the following pages:


Schedule – US Mountain Time Zone (MDT)

All five days will follow the same schedule:
9:30am-12:30pm and 2-5pm

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