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The Four Desires: Live Your Soul’s Purpose

Rod Stryker | January 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

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The Four Desires: Live Your Soul’s Purpose

Online | Livestreams on Tuesdays January 23, 30 & February 6 1:30-2:45PM MT


How can we best navigate today’s challenges? The answers and guidance we seek, when it comes to living with meaning and purpose, freedom and fulfillment are timeless. The underlying aim of yoga practice is two-fold: one, know the enduring peace that is your soul and two, be guided by it as an inexhaustible source of inspiration and determination. The Four Desires is a course that takes you to the culmination of where these two aims merge: life is a reflection of the fullness and living authentically from your soul.

Based on the book of the same title, The Four Desires is a powerful and transformative process informed by the most essential teachings of yogic wisdom. For anyone aspiring to embody the teachings while meeting the challenges that we all encounter along the way, this course will show you the way.

Step by step, you will be led into specific meditation and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) practices, guided personal exploration and self-inquiry to help you clarify and, most importantly ensure that you act, guided by your soul’s unique purpose. By the time you have completed the course, you will have greater clarity, a vibrant sense of purpose as well as the confidence and trust to meet every moment. You will have stepped into what the author George Bernard Shaw described as: “The true joy of life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature…”

As you progress through The Four Desires Workbook during the course you will:

– Uncover your soul’s unique blueprint, the purpose you came into this world to fulfill
– Answer your life’s most critical questions, according to the yoga tradition
– Be led through a step-by-step process of self-inquiry so that you feel directed and inspired––no matter your circumstances
– Learn to identify and then use your non-constructive patterns to propel you toward your most authentic life

This 25-hour course consists of:

– Access to The Four Desires workbook
– 15+ hours of pre-recorded lessons
– Weekly emails to help guide you through the process
– Three live-stream Q&A/ discussion sessions

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

This course allows you to learn at your own pace and still have access to three live-stream Q+A/ discussion sessions with Rod. Participants will have 6-week access to the stream-only recordings of the entire course.




Four Desires Book

Purchase the book, workbook, or 2-CD practice set in our STORE.

Or subscribe to stream the meditations from the book 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.


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; 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 in a Kindle version. You do not need to read the workbook prior to the course. The book and the workbook must be purchased as they are not included in the tuition price.

This training counts for 25 CEU with Yoga Alliance.

Homework: Please submit this google form at the end of the training: https://forms.gle/eM8VTfvQeQrwwGdc7

Once you have viewed all recordings and submitted the form, you are eligible to receive a certificate of completion which counts fully toward Yoga Alliance continuing education credits (25 hours total). Email info@parayoga.com to request your certificate.


Program Cost: $250

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable and includes access to the course curriculum recordings plus the 3 lives-streams Q&A sessions with Rod and their subsequent recordings. Book and workbook must be purchased separately.

  • Recordings will be stream-only and made available for six weeks. The six weeks begin with the first live-stream.
  • A Zoom invitation will be sent to all participants before each live-stream. Following each live-stream, a recording of the session will be shared, also with a 6-week access. Attending the three live-streams is highly recommended but not required for course credit.
  • This cancellation policy is firm. If you have questions about the course content or format, please email info@parayoga.com before registering.

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance

Since 2018, ParaYoga has been 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 info@parayoga.com to request an application. You must be a member of BYTA and have completed prerequisites in order to apply.
Click here to learn more.


Have you taken TFD in the last 5 years with Rod and would like to take it again? You get 25% off!

Email info@parayoga.com for the discount code to use when you register for The Four Desires.


Tuition includes:
6-week access to the course curriculum recordings (stream-only) starting January 23
3 live-stream Q&A sessions (and subsequent recordings) with Rod Stryker