At least 5,000 years ago tantric visionaries, inspired by the deepest reverence and passion for unveiling the sacred beauty and mysteries of life, developed what we know as the practice of Hatha Yoga.
As described in the various tantric texts, Hatha Yoga includes the following practices: asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mudra, mantra, meditation as well as practices pertaining to kundalini awakening, along with a seemingly endless array of other techniques and knowledge.
Tantra, by providing infinite ways to expand the reach and power yoga, is its most complete and sublime approach. Incorporating the wisdom of ayurveda and the whole of brahma vidya (“supreme science”) or knowledge of the underlying reality, tantra provides a direct and accelerated path to achieving life’s ultimate aims.
Tantra’s core principle asserts that through self-knowledge and the cultivation of our innate power, we can unfold our fullest potential and thus achieve both worldly and spiritual prosperity.
This 5-day master training is open to practitioners and teachers of all levels. Master teacher and guide, Yogarupa Rod Stryker will lead students, through theory and practice, on a journey of self-empowerment and discovery. The training will demystify the tantric approach to yoga and explore its key touchstones of practice and wisdom that open the doorway to thriving: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Using the traditional tools of Hatha as our foundation we explore, through practice and theory, Tantra as the full flowering of Yoga, as well as, its uniquely profound approaches to meditation. Practices will weave together dynamic vinyasa, asana, bandhas and mudra in combination with breath work, meditation and visualization techniques. Class time will also include lecture, theory, Q&A, meditation and chanting.
Designed to enrich dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching, the training consists of two parts: morning practices and afternoon theory sessions.
Some of the topics we cover include:
• Ayurveda and yoga
• The prana of asana
• Awakening the spirit (shakti) of practice
• Laya yoga––the science of the chakras
• Meditation in the tantric tradition
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 book report for this book, following our book report guidelines, and email 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.
All reports need to be submitted in Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) format.
Please make sure your file is titled in the same format as the following example: (Your Name)_(name of training)(the year you did the training).doc (i.e. Ganesh B. Happy_Tantra_2017.doc).
When you are ready to submit your book report, please email it as an attached Word document to email@example.com.
Please make sure to include: your full name, title and date of training, and “book report” in your subject line.
Please read this section thoroughly, which includes our cancellation policy.
Program Cost: $750.00 for the 5-day training, with a special early bird pricing of $675.00 for the first 20 students who sign up.
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.
Early bird payments are due in full by March 25th, 2018; the early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than 120 days prior to the event. If total costs are not paid in full by then, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
All other remaining balance are due by May 25th, 2018 (60 days prior to retreat start).
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).
Any cancellations done 60 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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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 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: www.facebook.com/ParaYogaFB www.facebook.com/RodStryker
Please note: After the training and once the book report has been received, 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.