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Sold Out! The Four Desires: A ParaYoga® Master Training and 3-Day Intensive with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker | October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018
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This training is sold out; please email kerry@parayoga.com to get on our waitlist.

There are no prerequisites for this training.

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 Rod 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 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.

Throughout the weekend, Rod 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. He 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.

“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.

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 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.

This training, while based more in interpersonal work and less in asana, does include small amounts of asana, pranayama and meditation, and so we suggest that you bring your yoga mat each day. Also, senior ParaYoga teachers will be leading optional asana practices each morning from 8:30 – 9:15am; you are welcome to show up early on those days to join these yoga sessions! Pre-registration for these optional practices is not required and there is no additional fee to attend, we just ask that you show up prior to 8:30 if you’d like to participate.

Finally, advice from Yogarupa:

“Be prepared: 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.”

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.
  • Stay on your path to success and happiness

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).

This book can be purchased on our website or via Amazon; it is recommended that you read this prior to the training.  The Four Desires Workbook will be handed out during the first day of the training and is included in the price of the training, but you are responsible for purchasing the actual book prior to the training.

Note: This is the only ParaYoga Master Training in which a book report is not required.



Program Cost: $450.00 for the 3-day training ($395.00 if you register AND pay in full prior to August 12th, 2018)

$100.00 deposit is due at time of registration.  All balances must be paid in full by by September 12th, 2018.  The price of the training includes a copy of The Four Desires Workbook, but not the book; students should plan to purchase the book in advance of the training and pick up their Workbook at check-in on the morning of the first day.

Cancellation Policy: PLEASE READ!

Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than 60 days prior to the event. If total costs are not paid in full 60 days prior to the event, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.

Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future ParaYoga sponsored events.

Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Meals Provided


Flying Dog Ranch
1625 County Road 111
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Click here to be led to the Carbondale Resources Page.  There you will find useful information on airports, rental cars, accommodations, restaurants and more.

*Please, do not make any travel arrangements before receiving confirmation of registration.*

Looking for someone to share a ride and/or housing? 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 add you to 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!

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Daily Schedule

All 3 days, this training takes place between 9:30am – 12:30pm and 3 – 6:15pm
TBA: optional 8:30-9:15am asana practices with a ParaYoga senior teacher

For those interested in receiving a certificate for this training, please note: After the training and once the book report has been received, students are eligible to receive a certificate of completion. However, it is not rewarded on the basis of enrollment. Attendance at all sessions and completion of all contact hours is required. Certificates can only be issued on the basis of hours completed by the close of the training.