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ParaYoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep – A ParaYoga Master Training with Yogarupa Rod Stryker – Livestream US Mountain Time Zone (MST)

Rod Stryker | January 22, 2022 - January 26, 2022

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Prerequisites – strongly suggested but not required:
Vinyasa Krama (either live or online) and The Four Desires

Did you attend a 5-day livestream during the lockdown 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 ParaYoga Nidra before and would like to take it again? You get 25% off!
Are you a Certified ParaYoga Teacher or Certified ParaYoga Nidra Teacher and repeating this training?
You get between 50 and 70% off!
Just email kerry@parayoga.com for the discount code to use when you register.

A Note From Yogarupa

Join me for this very special training to soak in the power and healing science of Yoga Nidra. 

ParaYoga Nidra is the sublime methodology where deep, dreamless, sleep gives way to the heights of meditative experience. While many consider the practice to be a form of complete relaxation and deep rest, an access point for total physical and mental healing and regeneration, it is meant to be much more. The truth is that both––relaxation and deep rest––mark just the beginning of the potential of yoga nidra. As you will discover in this 5-day immersion, yoga nidra is less about sleep and more about awakening, which is why I call it Enlightened Sleep. 

I have taught this practice for more than 30 years and was schooled in a traditional approach. Over the course of our time together, I will lead you into its depths, so that you can mine the potential of it as a sacred practice and learn to share it with others, in this light. 

Three practices each day are also woven with deep study, self-reflection, and intention setting. We explore yoga nidra’s traditional roots (as found in Buddhist, Tantrik and Upanishadik texts). You will progress through ParaYoga Nidra’s five distinct aims and various approaches. We explore the unique body of yogic knowledge, from its foundational principles to its most luminous end point––as a comprehensive method for maximizing health and well being, as a means to positively reshape the unconscious and its ultimate experience, as a profound spiritual practice. 

In this master training, we will also delve into the theory and personal application of resolution (sankalpa)––how you bring thought into form. We’ll engage specific exercises to help you achieve yours.


What Sets ParaYoga Nidra (PYN) Apart from Different Styles of Yoga Nidra?

ParaYoga Nidra is the sublime science of complete relaxation. But, it is more than that. Rooted in a vast body of knowledge, ParaYoga Nidra has five different aims or outcomes. Depending upon which one of these five you wish to achieve, the approach changes.


What to Expect During This Training:

Plan to delve into ParaYoga Nidra in light of the timeless teachings of the Mandukya Upanishad, which explains the three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming and sleeping. This scripture provides sublime insights into the practice of ParaYoga Nidra and the process of achieving the “4th state”––transcending all the other states, and revealing the sublime experience of ParaYoga Nidra.

Over the 5 days of this training, you can expect to be fully immersed in this profound tantric practice with a multitude of PYN practices. We will draw on the wisdom of the koshas to inform both your teaching and practice as well as your life off the mat. Each day will include joint exercises and subtle movement practices to prepare you for ParaYoga Nidra. As this practice involves total relaxation on the floor, you will need to ensure that you are warm and comfortable lying down for extended periods. Along with your mat, consider using a thicker mat or extra padding to lie on, a small pillow for your head, etc.

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.


This training is part of the ParaYoga Master Training Program as well as the ParaYoga Nidra Certification Program!

ParaYoga Nidra is a ParaYoga Master Training (PYMT) and so it’s part of our 10-part, 300 hour advanced yoga training. It is open to everyone interested in learning about and experiencing ParaYoga Nidra. It is not a standalone certification program for ParaYoga Nidra.

In order become certified to teach ParaYoga Nidra practices, one must complete the larger ParaYoga Nidra Certification Program. This program includes the following ParaYoga Master Trainings: this experiential 5-day ParaYoga Nidra, The Four Desires (offered throughout the year by certified Four Desires Trainers), Secrets of the Sutras (offered online through our website) and Kosha, Kriya Yoga (coming in 2022), along with the 9-day ParaYoga Nidra Practicum & Certification course (coming in 2022).


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. You must be a member of BYTA and have completed prerequisites in order to apply.
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What students are saying about ParaYoga Nidra:

“ParaYoga Nidra is deeply transformational.  When the constrictions of breath and body and the stains of the mind dissolve, we can see clearly. When the source of suffering is revealed by our Soul and higher mind, we can plant the seeds of new ideas in the fertile field of consciousness. At the most elemental, ParaYoga Nidra relaxes and heals. At its most profound, you will be awakened to the fourth dimension, Turiya. Between those two, ParaYoga Nidra, when administered skillfully, serves as a tool to change unhelpful mental patterns and wrong self-perception and even heal the effects of trauma. Transformation is gradual but sometimes there are sudden leaps…I felt myself bursting out of the golden egg as a new person.”

“This training has been profound for me on a healing level, I have had so many breakthroughs & deep insights. I’m very grateful that I came into this training with a background in yoga as that depth allowed me to access the layers I did. Recognizing, seeing and feeling “the stain” was revolutionary for me––I’m so excited to work with my new sankalpa, it’s going to transform everything! I could never have arrived there on my own!”

“I am extremely grateful that I was able to have this transcendent experience with Yogarupa. I am not a teacher, but the ParaYoga Nidra training gave me so many invaluable tools to use in my personal practice.”

Topics Covered

In this training, Yoga Nidra will be approached as a modality for:
  • Healing
  • Transformation
  • Sankalpa
  • Transcendence
  • Accessing the timeless wisdom of the sages––the most subtle application of yoga nidra

Other topics covered include:

  • The Four Levels of Yoga Nidra
  • The Gateways of practice: Homeostasis, Resilience, Coherence, and Enstasy
  • The Principles of Teaching 
  • Stages of Sleep
  • History of Yoga Nidra
  • Brainwaves
  • Beyond Waking, Dreaming and Deep Sleep  

Recommended Reading

Required ReadingEnlightenment Without God: Mandukya Upanishad by Swami Rama

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 short 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.

Link to quiz: https://forms.gle/ef9tAHJEyoi4CQvEA


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

Program Cost: $825 regular pricing for the 5-day training, $745 early bird pricing if you register and pay in full before July 20th, 2021.
For people who register after the early bird deadline: all payments are due in full on August 17th, 2021.

The $100 nonrefundable, non-transferable 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.

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.

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




Looking for someone to share a ride and/or housing for live events?
Or to simply connect with your fellow students during online events?
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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. Following your registration, we will invite you to join this FB group.

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Daily Schedule

US Mountain Time Zone (MST)

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

Final day:
9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-2:00pm

Please note: After the training and once the book quiz has been submitted, 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).


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