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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.”
To 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Note that you must be a member of BYTA in order to apply.
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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!
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