The ParaYoga® Master Training (PYMT) Certification Program is one of the most in-depth Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Programs in the world. The curriculum has been meticulously developed by Yogarupa Rod Stryker to ensure that all accredited ParaYoga® teachers are steeped in the principles, philosophies and practices of ParaYoga®.
As a ParaYoga® Certified Teacher, you will:
- Learn the art of sharing the teachings of ParaYoga® with all levels of students
- Gain the skill to create and lead a wide variety of classes
- Design practices to meet specific needs of individual students or groups
- Connect to the lineage of ParaYoga® and the tradition of the Himalayan sages of which it is a part
- Embody excellence in teaching and in life
There are two ParaYoga® Teacher accreditation levels – click here to find out more on steps to certification.
ParaYoga® Level I Certification
Requires completion of the following six PYMTs in order: Vinyasa Krama, Tantra Shakti, Yoga Sutras, Prana Shakti, ParaYoga Marma, and a 3-Day Four Desires workshop. Also required are the completion of the trainings’ corresponding book reports, regular personal practice (turned in quarterly) and individual evaluation (through both written testing and a formal review of applicant’s teaching).
ParaYoga® Level II Certification
Requires completion of all 9 PYMs, including an additional 5-Day Four Desires workshop. In other words, after receiving the Level 1 certification, applicants must take Kosha, Kundalini, a 5-Day Four Desires training, and Guru Parampara. Also required are the completion of corresponding book reports, additional teaching and personal practice requirements and individual evaluation (through both written testing and a formal review of applicant’s teaching).
ParaYoga® certified teachers have demonstrated a clear ability to expertly guide others into the practices of ParaYoga®. Their study and practice is validated through rigorous testing To find a teacher, please view our certified teacher directory.
Yoga Alliance Certification
The PMYT has been approved by the Yoga Alliance for both 200 and 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status.