The Four Desires

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.;v=bPq0JdduARY

First developed as a live event, which Rod continues to teach throughout the year, it is also a best-selling book: The Four Desires: Creating A Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom.  Companions to the book include The Four Desires Workbook and The Four Desires Practice CD-Set.

Click on the video to your right to hear a section of Rod’s Four Desires talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Don’t postpone your happiness. Tap into the process, at a workshop or with the book and workbook and experience the gifts of The Four Desires:

  • 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

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 learn about upcoming Four Desires Immersions click here.

To purchase the book, workbook or 2-CD practice set click here.

To purchase the e-book version of The Four Desires, click here.

To purchase the e-book version of The Four Desires Workbook, click here.

Looking to work with someone one-on-one as you move through the Four Desires process?  Consider a Skype or in-person session with one of our certified Four Desires Trainers. These superbly trained teachers provide one-on-one guidance through the Four Desires process, and many of them offer The Four Desires ParaYoga Master Training, both live and online.


Gabriel Stern
Rene Quenell
Shawni Bisi

Julie Reid
Kitty Moore
Linda Baird
Mirella Garigen
Sarah Hutchinson

Anamargret Sanchez

Lisa Bertke
Margaret Berger
Tricia Fiske

Fannie Hungerford

Louisiana: Brooke Bailey

Karen Palaczek
Laurie Dean

Betsy Weiner
Tanya Boigenzahn
Jen DeMaio
Hollace Stephenson

New York: Lauren Toolin

South Carolina: Pam Meriwether

Jessica Depew
Lisa Hafner

Utah: Mary Johnston-Coursey

Virginia: Elizabeth Malaugh:

Washington DC:
Jill Minneman
Denise Alston

Amie Heeter:


Queensland:  Kel Green:


Nova Scotia: Heather Reynolds:

Ontario: Loren Crawford