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The Four Desires with Yogarupa Rod Stryker: A 3-Day Online/Livestream Immersion & ParaYoga® Master Training (US Mountain Time Zone MDT)

Rod Stryker | May 8, 2021 - May 10, 2021

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OR you can purchase access to the recordings only
(recordings available through March 31st, see below for details)

There are no prerequisites for this training.

The Four Desires is an inspiring, empowering and life-changing process, based on ancient, time-tested teachings that Yogarupa developed for anyone seeking a better, more fulfilled life. The Four Desires will unleash your vision and power to thrive; it will show you how to tap into the power of your soul and guide you to become who you were meant to be.

This is a yoga training like no other. Guided by master teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, you will uncover your life’s purpose, discover your heart’s desires and apply tantric processes to fulfill specific intentions. You’ll also engage processes for breaking free from your non-constructive patterns. The Four Desires is a journey for anyone––whether you have never done yoga or you’re an expert­­­­––wanting a better, richer, more meaningful life.

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

The Four Desires is Yogarupa’s 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.

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.


“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.


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.”    


Four Desires BookTo purchase the book, workbook or 2-CD practice set click here.


Note: This training, while not asana based, does include small amounts of asana, pranayama and meditation, and so we suggest that you have your yoga mat available each day.


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. Note that you must be a member of BYTA in order to apply.
Click here to learn more.

Did you attend a ParaYoga hosted 5-day livestream 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 TFD before with Yogarupa and would like to take it again? You get 25% off!
Are you a Certified ParaYoga Teacher and repeating TFD? You get between 50 and 70% off!
Email kerry@parayoga.com for the discount code to use
when you register for The Four Desires.

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 healingand 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 Chapters 1-11).

This book can be purchased on our website or via Amazon or Kindle; it is recommended that you read this prior to the training. You will also need the workbook for this course; it is available on our website, on Amazon and also available as a Kindle. You will not need to read the workbook prior to the course.

This training counts for 25 CEU with Yoga Alliance and also counts fully toward the ParaYoga Master Training Program. 

Homework: There is no book quiz required, but please submit this google form at the end of the training: https://forms.gle/eM8VTfvQeQrwwGdc7

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.



Please read this section thoroughly, which includes our cancellation policy. There is no payment plan for this training.

The Four Desires 3-Day Parayoga Master Training: $395 early bird pricing if you register by April 8th.
$455 regular pricing 
after April 8th.

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 3 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 3-week access.


Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to event start: A $100 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 live, livestream and online trainings/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 livestream events?
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:
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Daily Schedule

All 3 days
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:30-6:30PM US Mountain Time Zone (MDT)
(Journaling will be encouraged during the lunch break)