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Sold Out! The Four Desires: A ParaYoga Master Training and 3-Day Intensive in Seattle with Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker | September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017

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According to ancient wisdom, the four aims of life: purpose, prosperity, pleasure and freedom provide the roadmap to achieving your most fulfilling, joyful and meaningful life. Achieving all four of these desires is the key to lasting happiness.

The Four Desires is the inspiring, empowering and life-changing process, based on these ancient, time-tested teachings that Rod created for anyone seeking a better, more fulfilled life. The Four Desires will unleash your vision and power to thrive, show you how to tap into the power of your soul and guide you to become who you were meant to be, the place where worldly and spiritual prosperity meet.

A note from Yogarupa: “We’ll be diving into the work right from the beginning and asking you to search yourself for the big answers to your life. I will require you to be focused, open and willing. The rewards are big but they ask a lot of you. The best way to prepare for this, in addition to reading the introduction of the book and Parts I-III, would be to think about where you have been and what you have learned, where you are now, and where you want to go. This course will help you answer these questions and much more. Looking forward to seeing you.”      

The Four Desires is a best-selling book, a workbook and meditation CD, but it all began and continues to be a powerful and truly life-changing process that Rod teaches at live events throughout the year. A course like no other, applying the most profound insights into happiness and lasting fulfillment, the Four Desires process will transform you and your life––forever. This is a course for anyone––those who have never done yoga, experienced yoga students and yoga teachers alike––that will teach you how to unlock your soul’s potential and empower you to prosper in every area of your life.

Throughout the weekend, Rod will guide you through short yoga and meditation practices, yoga nidra (complete physical, emotional and psychic relaxation) sessions as well as yogic methods of vichara (discernment, self-reflection), exercises to help you find answers to your life’s most vital questions. He will also provide you with the tools to ensure that you stay on your soul’s brightest path long after the workshop is over. In short, this weekend will empower you to fulfill your highest destiny.

“A human being is born to dive deep into the stream of life, find the hidden treasure and attain eternal fulfillment.” (The Upanishads)

The Four Desires is based on the ancient insight that your soul has four distinct desires…

Dharma—the desire for purpose, the drive to become who you are meant to be

Artha—the desire for the means (health, security, finances) to prosper materially

Kama—the desire for pleasures like intimacy, beauty, and love

Moksha—the desire for spiritual fulfillment and lasting freedom

The journey of learning to fulfill these four desires is how each of us creates our unique path to lasting happiness and, at the same time, how we each achieve our most vibrant, creative and meaningful contribution to the world.

This is a yoga training like no other. Guided by master teacher, Rod Stryker, you will uncover your life’s purpose, discover your heart’s desires and learn how to apply tantric science in the art of fulfilling them, heighten your intuition, learn the ancient process for fulfilling specific intentions and apply the most effective processes for breaking free from your non-constructive patterns. This is a process for anyone––whether you have never done yoga or you’re an expert­­­­––wanting a better, richer, more meaningful life.

To purchase the book, workbook or 2-CD practice set click here.

This training, while not asana based, does include small amounts of asana, pranayama and meditation, and so we suggest that you bring your yoga mat each day. Also, senior ParaYoga teachers will be leading optional asana practices prior to each day’s start, from 8:30 – 9:15am; you are welcome to show up early to participate!


Topics Covered

The Four Desires is a step-by-step process that will enable you to:

  • Uncover your life’s unique purpose
  • Discover your heart’s desires and increase your capacity to fulfill them
  • Understand and transform your non-constructive patterns
  • Access lasting peace
  • Overcome future challenges
  • Live more joyfully and intentionally
  • Tap into the healing and strengthening power of deep meditation and systematic, complete relaxation
  • Heighten your intuition
  • Make your most creative and meaningful contribution to the world

Recommended Reading

The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom by Rod Stryker

To prepare for the course we strongly recommend you read The Four Desires beforehand (at a minimum, the introduction and parts I – III).

This book can be purchased on our website or via 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_Marma_2016.doc).
  • When you are ready to submit your book report, please email it as an attached Word document to bookreports@parayoga.com.
  • Please make sure to include: your full name, title and date of training, and “book report” in your subject line.


$425 early bird, $460 regular price. Please See 8 Limb’s website for registration opening date, their cancellation policy and early bird pricing deadline. Price includes The Four Desires Workbook, but not the book; students should plan to purchase the book in advance of the training and pick up their Workbook at check-in on the morning of the first day.


8 Limbs Yoga
Seattle, WA United States
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Daily Schedule

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 3-6:15 PM all 3 days