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The Four Desires: The Yoga of Fulfillment – An Online ParaYoga Master Training/Immersion

Rod Stryker | September 11

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“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 an inspiring, empowering, and life-changing process, based on ancient, time-tested teachings 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 course like no other. Guided by master teacher, 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.

This 25-hour online/pre-recorded 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. Rod will lead live-stream sessions (lectures and Q&A) on the following dates: September 11, 18 & 25 (12pm-1:15pm MDT).


We are pleased to announce that the tuition for this comprehensive online training has been reduced
to help widen access to the life-changing process of The Four Desires


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

This online version of The Four Desires counts fully toward
the 300-hour ParaYoga Master Training Program and
the ParaYoga Nidra Certification Program!





(Additional information about Embodying the Four Desires workshop in November)


Throughout the immersion, Rod 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 course will empower you to fulfill your highest destiny.

The Four Desires is Rod’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 he teaches at live events throughout the year.

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 of these desires is the key to lasting happiness.


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 Rod:
“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 on the live-streams.”    


Four Desires Book
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.



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; 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.

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

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
Program Cost, Bundled with Embodying The Four Desires: $550

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.

  • Recordings will be stream-only and made available for six weeks. The 6 weeks begin with the first live-stream on September 11th, so the sooner you sign up, the more time you have with them!
  • A Zoom invitation will be sent to all participants the day 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 recommended but not required for course credit.
  • Because access to recordings for this training is granted immediately upon registration, refunds are not possible. This cancellation policy is firm. If you have questions about the course content or format, please email info@parayoga.com before registering.
  • Online registration for this event closes September 16th!


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.



Bundled tuition of $550 when you purchase both this training and Embodying The Four Desires at same time.


Have you taken TFD before with Yogarupa and would like to take it again? You get 25% off!

Are you a Certified ParaYoga Teacher or Four Desires Trainer and repeating TFD? You get between 50 and 70% off!

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





Looking to connect with your fellow students during online events?

The ParaYoga group page for this training serves as a forum for discussion and sangha (community) during and even after the training.  Following your registration, we will share a link to this Facebook group and you can click “Request to Join.”

To join Facebook:
1) Go to www.Facebook.com.
2) Follow the prompts to sign up!

To join our pages on Facebook:
We have two main pages on FB.  To stay up to date with all Rod Stryker and ParaYoga events as well as to receive a steady stream of inspiration for your practice, be sure to search for and then “like” the following pages:


Daily Schedule

Live-Streams with Rod will take place in US Mountain Time zone (MDT)

Sundays: September 11, 18 & 25 12pm-1:15pm MDT

Find out what time this is in your time zone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/