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Online/Livestream US Mountain Time Zone (MST) – Kosha, Kriya, Yoga: Unleashing the Science of Soul – A ParaYoga Master Training with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker | February 20, 2021 - February 24, 2021

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The completion of at least one other PYMT is strongly recommended
prior to attending this course, but not required.
Koshas is required for: Completion of the ParaYoga Master Training, Level 2 ParaYoga Certification, ParaYoga Nidra Certification & Four Desires Trainer Certification


Did you attend a 5-day livestream 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 25% off!
Are you a Certified ParaYoga Teacher and repeating Koshas? You get between 50 and 70% off!
Email kerry@parayoga.com for the discount code to use
when you register for Koshas.


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 to become a master of your inner and outer world.  


Through theory, practice and the insights of the ancient written and oral traditions, we explore these vital teachings and the specific practices that touch each of the five individual koshas and that lead to greater balance, wisdom, and freedom. 

The Kosha, Kriya, Yoga training includes dedicated practices (asana, pranayama, and meditation) that address each of the five layers. Yogarupa will lead you on a journey toward understanding, both for personal practice or, for those of you who are teachers, your students’ practice. This five-day training is designed for dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching. Provided you are one of these, all levels are welcome. 

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance
ParaYoga is 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. Note that you must be a member of BYTA in order to apply.
Click here to learn more.

Topics Covered

Some of the areas covered will include:
• Holistic sequencing – accessing the hidden powers of the whole person
• Making a physical practice spiritual
• The interplay of body and mind – how to change the body through mindfulness, and mind through specific asanas and sequences of asanas.
• The interplay between mind and energy
• 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 beyond bliss – how to transform the seeds of destiny

Recommended Reading

Required Reading: YOGA AND PSYCHOTHERAPY by Swami Rama

This book can be purchased on Amazon; it is recommended that you read this prior to the training.

Note: 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 google form quiz for this book, submitting it to us within twelve weeks following the completion of the training. You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments. The google form will be sent out by the ParaYoga office the month the training takes place and can also be found right here:

Additional Homework Required for Credit: Due to the nature of this course being livestream/online, you will also need to submit the following to katayoun@parayoga.com within twelve weeks of completing the course. Completing this homework lets us know that you have completed each session, whether you attend live or learn from the recordings.

  • A self-reflection survey must be completed after each asana practice (this survey will be sent along with the manual and details the week before the course begins).
  • List a a takeaway or “gem,” something you learned from each day of the training that resonated powerfully for you.



Please read this section thoroughly, which includes our cancellation policy. There is no payment plan for this training.

Program Cost: $795 regular pricing for the 5-day training, $725 early bird pricing if you register/pay in full by the January 27th, 2021.
For people who register after the early bird deadline: all payments are due in full on February 8, 2021.

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 permanent 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 not refundable, but it is transferable to future ParaYoga sponsored events (these typically happen in Colorado, US).

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


This training’s schedule takes place on the USA Mountain Time Zone (MST)

First 4 days:
9:00am-12:30pm and 2:30-6:30pm

Final day:

Please note: After the training and once the book quiz and accompanying homework assigned by Yogarupa has been received by the ParaYoga office, students are eligible to receive a certificate of completion. However, it is not rewarded on the basis of enrollment. Attendance at all sessions whether live, livestream or via recordings (completion of all training hours) is required. Certificates can only be issued on the basis of hours completed by the close of the training which counts fully toward Yoga Alliance (40 hours total).


Looking for someone to share a ride and/or housing for live events?
Or to simply connect with your fellow students during online events?
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. Upon your registration, we will automatically invite your email to join this FB group.
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 and because this private group is a great place to continue discussing what you’ve learned. Please note that the ParaYoga office is not responsible for connections made on these Facebook pages or for their content.

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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