The ParaYoga Master Training Online Curriculum

The ParaYoga Master Training Online Curriculum is a comprehensive online yoga curriculum that comprises the first 4 modules of the ParaYoga Master Training.
It is designed for dedicated students and teachers of all levels.

New in 2021:
All trainings will be hosted by ParaYoga
More Details Coming Soon!

Note: current students on the Glo platform will have access to their current courses via Glo through March 31st and should have no interruption in their access as we move these courses over to our own platform

“I’m so thoroughly impressed, inspired and challenged by these online trainings! I’m learning so much more than I can express…all in the comfort and convenience of my home. I own an extremely busy yoga studio, travel, host training myself and am a Mom…and yet this has been totally Manageable. I have taken nearly every yoga training out there and I can tell you Rod Stryker is the most important one of all. Thank you! I’m so grateful.”  -Nicole Duke

Each of its four courses have been developed are led by Yogarupa Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga and one of the world‘s leading teachers.  On June 1st, 2016, this comprehensive online curriculum launched on the Glo teacher training platform with Vinyasa Krama. Tantra Shakti launched on October 12th, 2016 and Secrets of the Sutras made its debut June 24th, 2017, with Prana Shakti completing the online curriculum when it launched in early 2018. All four courses count fully toward the ParaYoga Master Training.


Open to students of all levels, the PYMT Online Curriculum features:

•approximately 130 hours of combined lecture, yoga, pranayama and meditation practices
•for all four courses combined, a 200-plus page downloadable, rewritten, redesigned manual
•a state-of-the-art learning platform
•quizzes and assignments
•online forums moderated by Rod and senior ParaYoga certified teachers

Everything has been meticulously designed, integrating all these components, bringing these courses to life in a way that it has never been before. This comprehensive and in-depth yoga––and yoga teacher training––program is unmatched and can be completed from the convenience of your computer or mobile device.

Recent feedback about the first online training, Vinyasa Krama:

“Thank you all, for your assistance and support through the process. It was an amazing experience, and I still can’t believe that I learned all of these wonderful things from the comfort of my own home. As a web designer I acknowledge that creating this course in an online format (that works seamlessly across all devices) is no small feat! Congratulations, this is an incredible thing that your team has accomplished.”

The ParaYoga Master Training Online Curriculum is comprised of four in-depth trainings. The following links take you to more in-depth information about each of the trainings on our website. To click over to view these courses on Glo, scroll down this page a bit further and you’ll see the link.
Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing
Tantra Shakti: The Power and Radiant Soul of Yoga
• Secrets of the Sutras: Light on Self-Mastery
• Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga

You and your teaching will evolve alongside a global community of motivated and dedicated practitioners, empowering you to:

• Ignite the full force of your practice or teaching
• Share yoga as holistic science
• Build a foundation to teach yoga therapy
• Learn to create unique practices for a wide variety of students and types of classes
• Teach a variety of meditation techniques and transmit the true potential of this ancient science
• Take command of your destiny

Once purchased, you will have access to the video and downloadable content for the lifetime of the course. While the courses may be purchased a la carte, it is recommended that they be taken sequentially in order to maximize your learning experience and assimilation of the curriculum (in particular, that Vinyasa Krama and Tantra Shakti be taken prior to taking Prana Shakti).

Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing
Links to register for Vinyasa Krama:
in early 2021!

Vinyasa Krama explores the body of knowledge that allows you to systematically design classes to achieve specific goals through a carefully crafted progression––a practice with a seamless beginning, middle and end.

Topics include:

  • The essential strategy for creating the most powerful, effective, and purposeful sequences for yourself or your students.
  • The wisdom and power of yoga: a synergy of yoga, Ayurveda and tantra.
  • The art of building up to and coming down from an apex pose.
  • Yoga as a process to increase vital force, to heal body, mind and soul.
  • How to address different levels of students and their needs..
  • The energetic effects of all asanas.
  • Yoga practice as a holistic science, where posture, breath and meditation combine into a complete and integrated approach.

Tantra Shakti: The Power and Radiant Soul of Yoga
Links to register for Sutras:
in early 2021!

This training explores Tantric Hatha practices that unlock the power of yoga, enabling you to become more masterful in your understanding of and capacity to share yogic knowledge and techniques and achieve greater worldly and spiritual success.

Topics covered include:

  • The prana of asana
  • Entering the subtle body
  • Awakening the spirit (shakti) of practice
  • Kundalini yoga––the power of evolution
  • Tantric Meditation practices
  • The meaning and purpose of life according to tantra
  • The sequence of Tantric Hatha Yoga: Moon, Sun, Fire

Secrets of the Sutras: Light on Self Mastery
Links to register for Sutras:
in early 2021!

This training unlocks the hidden wisdom and practices of the text that threads together all the diverse teachings of Yoga, illuminating the path for practitioners and teachers into the heart of yoga.

Topics covered include:

  • Mastery of Asana
  • The aim of practice and the steps to achieve it
  • The secret teaching of the breath
  • The science of meditation
  • The power of mantra
  • The model of the mind according to Yoga
  • Stages and steps to enlightenment
  • The practice of Self-inquiry
  • Beyond the psychology of the sutras
  • Entering the Cave of the Heart

Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga
Links to register for Prana Shakti:
in early 2021!

Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga teaches you how to increase, balance and channel prana (life-force) through yoga to positively impact your or your student’s physical health and mental, emotional and spiritual life.

Some topics covered include:

  • The prana of asana
  • Essentials of the meridian system
  • Linking breath & consciousness
  • Mind and energetics of thought
  • Bandha – gathering your life force
  • Mastering mind and life
  • The energetic alchemy of spiritual experience
  • Accessing the subtle body though yogic relaxation
  • Purifying the Subtle Body

Please note: while the courses may be purchased a la carte, it is recommended that they be taken sequentially in order to maximize your learning experience and assimilation of the curriculum (in particular, that Vinyasa Krama and Tantra Shakti be taken prior to taking Prana Shakti).

FAQS: for students beginning their ParaYoga journey with the online trainings:

Do these trainings count toward the ParaYoga Master Training?

These online trainings count fully towards ParaYoga certification through the ParaYoga Master Training (PYMT) program, and will also count as fulfilling certain prerequisite requirements for the final two ParaYoga trainings. 

If I take the online courses, am I eligible for ParaYoga certification?

Not quite. The online trainings are the first four trainings in the ParaYoga Master Training (PYMT) program. You must also be enrolled in our program for a minimum of two years in order to be eligible to take the Level I exam.

Can I take live ParaYoga trainings while I’m working through the online curriculum?

Yes! You are welcome to attend live trainings with ParaYoga while you make your way through the online trainings. Out of the 10 PYMTs, only the last two (Kundalini and Guru Parampara) have prequisites.

Should I enroll in the PYMT program before I begin the online courses?

You are also welcome to enroll in the ParaYoga Master Training program at any time, but it is not necessary to enroll before beginning your study with ParaYoga online (enrollment in the PYMT is independent from the PYMT Online Curriculum).

Do these trainings count toward your Yoga Alliance program?

As the full PYMT program (all ten trainings which include the 4 online trainings) is by design an advanced training, it is optimally utilized as a 300 hour RYT; when added to an already existing 200 hour certification, it credentials you at the YA-500 hour level. ParaYoga is indeed a YA recognized school of yoga.

Links to register for these courses:
in early 2021!