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The Four Desires: A ParaYoga® Master Training and Intensive with Lisa Hafner and Mirella Garigen

| September 19, 2019 - September 22, 2019

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This training counts fully toward the ParaYoga Master Training program.

Led by Certified Four Desires Trainer Lisa Hafner and Mirella Garigen

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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 Yogarupa Rod Stryker 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.

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. 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, Certified Four Desires Trainers Lisa Hafner and Mirella Garigen 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. They 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.

Lisa is a certified Four Desires Coach & Trainer. She is a Yoga Therapist and Kineseologist with a focus on personal health and transformation.

Lisa provides a fully integrated approach to your health and fitness built on developing your foundation first, and then progressing through increasingly challenging levels based on your personal goals.

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


As a Four Desires Coach & Trainer (certified by Rod Stryker), Mirella Garigen is incorporating the following programs at Identity Development Partners where she serves as director:

  1. The Four Desires for Personal Development & Identity Building for individuals.
  2. Passion for Life – Communications & Leadership training for high school students that is achieved through yoga, lecture, group discussion, and written exercises incorporating The Four Desires.
  3. Executive Coaching, Team Building, and Leadership Development with a focus on mission, vision and redefining the review process by incorporating The Four Desires tools.

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. 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 Four Desires merchandise, click here.

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). There is no need to read through the workbook prior to the training but please bring it with you.

Both the book and workbook can be purchased on our website or via Amazon.


Cost: $375, $350 if you pay in full by August 15

Training includes:

  • Full credit toward the ParaYoga Master Training program
  • The Four Desires workbook
  • Follow up session after training ( Skype, Zoom, email)
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