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 1 Certification

Requires completion of the following six PYMTs: Vinyasa Krama, Tantra Shakti, Secrets of the 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 2 Certification

Requires completion of all 10 PYMs.  In other words, after receiving the Level 1 certification, applicants must take Koshas, Kundalini, Yoga Nidra 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.

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