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Two Spots Available! ParaYoga Marma: Principles of Enlightened Practice – A ParaYoga® Master Training with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker | October 12, 2019 - October 16, 2019

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There are no prerequisites for this training. 

Hatha Yoga includes the practices of Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Visualization, Kriya, Mantra, the science of the Chakras, Ayurveda, and Kundalini. Unfortunately, little of the knowledge of this glorious tradition is known or available to modern teachers and practitioners. The Sanskrit term “Marma” means: sensitivity, secret, or the core of something.

The Parayoga Marma Master Training (PYMT) explores Yoga as a practice with the power to reach, heal, and awaken the light of human potential. In it we learn to see and share Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation as foundations for the deeper intent of Yoga. Through practice, theory, and teaching exercises we highlight the practical wisdom teachers need to know and work with to help students experience the richness that Yoga potentially offers. The aim of this five-day practice and Teacher Training Intensive is to lead you into Marma itself – awakening your sensitivity to work with others, as well as, the principles of enlightened practice.

The training focuses on four main themes:
1. 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 a truly energetic-minded practice.
3. How to adjust bodies with your hands, hearts with your voice, being, and intent.
4. The art of growing yourself as a teacher and visionary.

The workshop consists of two parts: open morning practices and afternoon training sessions. If the training is not sold out, morning practices are open to all dedicated practitioners (participation in the whole training is not required in order to attend morning sessions) The heart of these sessions is a dynamic and transformative practice: Vinyasa, holdings, teachings on alignment, contemplation, pranayama, meditation, along with some theory. Sequences highlight the core themes of the Training (which consist of morning practices + afternoon sessions).

The Training is open to all interested and committed students – teachers and non-teachers alike are welcome. Afternoon sessions include lecture, additional practices, group work, as well as, Q & A sessions and will be facilitated by both Yogarupa as well as Certified Level 3 Teacher Tanya Boigenzahn.

Yogarupa 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.

Topics Covered

Some of the topics covered include:
• Energetics and Physiology of the Breath
• Hands-on Adjustments – The Full Range (Dynamics and Specifics)
• The Meridian System – Asana and the Emotional Body
• The Principles of Effective Teaching
• Reading Bodies/Designing a Practice
• 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

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 six 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.


Program Cost: $845.00 for the 5-day training ($795.00 if you register AND pay in full prior to August 12th, 2019).

The $100 deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen.  Any remaining balance is due by September 12th, 2019.

Please note the lower price of the training, as this training does not included catered lunches; see our Carbondale Resources page for restaurant recommendations. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch to enjoy at Flying Dog.

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, accommodations, restaurants and more.

*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. Upon your registration, we will automatically add you to 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 our pages on Facebook:
We have two main pages on FB.  To stay up do 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:

Daily Schedule

First 4 days:
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
2:30 – 6:30 PM

Final day:

Please note: After the training and once the google form for the book has been passed, students 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.