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Sold Out! ParaYoga Marma: Principles of Enlightened Practice – A ParaYoga® Master Training in Bali with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker | September 5 - September 9

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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.

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 and it’s also available right here: https://forms.gle/zcybMUGFz5PjvFLE6


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

Program Cost: $750.00 for the 5-day training

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.

Payments are due in full by June 8th, 2020. Please mark this date on your calendar.

Cancellation Policy: PLEASE READ!

Any cancellations done 61 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 (these typically happen in Colorado, US but also in other parts of the world, like Bali).

Any cancellations done 60 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.


The Practice Bali
Jalan Batu Bolong #94A
Canggu, Bali Indonesia
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Ph: +6281236702160


The pricing for this training covers tuition only; students are responsible for securing their own accommodations in Canggu. Fortunately, prices are very reasonable in Bali, for clean and lovely accommodations near The Practice as well as healthy, delicious meals!

Here is an amazing luxury villa option with 5 bedrooms, very close to The Practice. If you are planning to attend this training with a group of fellow students or if you plan to bring your family, this villa is THE perfect place. Click here to see lots of pictures and all the details:




Click here to learn more about accommodations near The Practice.

Click here to explore accommodations in Canggu on Trip Advisor.

Booking.com will also list home shares.

Click here to pull up options near The Practice on booking.com

Our friends at The Practice say that there are so many choices , so close to the studio, that if you use the address of the Practice (Jalan Batu Bolong #94A, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia) to search on google for food and accommodation, you will find options aplenty!

But here’s just a few more links for you to check out:

http://www.thekiranabali.com/   1 minute walk from The Practice

https://www.astonhotelsinternational.com/en/hotel/view/57/aston-canggu-beach-resort  5 minute walk

http://www.canggubeachapartments.com/ 1 minute walk

*Please, do not make any travel arrangements before receiving confirmation of registration.*

And here is the “Essentials” page from The Practice’s website that is a must-read, it’s filled with lots of helpful information: https://www.thepracticebali.com/yoga-teacher-training-bali/essentials/.

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 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:
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:
8:30am-12:30pm and 2:30-6pm

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.


Marma Bali Tuition$750.00This ticket covers the tuition for Marma; please read our cancellation policy as it is firm. Yogarupa looks forward to seeing you in Bali!Buy!