Rod Stryker

ParaYoga Marma

Principles of Enlightened Practice
A ParaYoga Master Training in Bali

5th – 9th SEPTEMBER 2020

Hatha Yoga includes the practices of Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Visualization, Kriya, Mantra, the science of the Chakras, Ayurveda, and Kundalini. Unfortunately, little of the knowledge of this glorious tradition is known or available to modern teachers and practitioners. The Sanskrit term “Marma” means: sensitivity, secret, or the core of something.

The Parayoga Marma Master Training (PYMT) explores Yoga as a practice with the power to reach, heal, and awaken the light of human potential. In it we learn to see and share Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation as foundations for the deeper intent of Yoga. Through practice, theory, and teaching exercises we highlight the practical wisdom teachers need to know and work with to help students experience the richness that Yoga potentially offers. The aim of this five-day practice and Teacher Training Intensive is to lead you into Marma itself – awakening your sensitivity to work with others, as well as, the principles of enlightened practice.

The training focuses on four main themes:

  • Asana and the techniques of yoga as pranayama – a method for transforming and directing prana (subtle energy).
  • The power and science of sequencing, yoga as a truly energetic-minded practice.
  • How to adjust bodies with your hands, hearts with your voice, being, and intent.
  • The art of growing yourself as a teacher and visionary.

The workshop consists of two parts: open morning practices and afternoon training sessions. If the training is not sold out, morning practices are open to all dedicated practitioners (participation in the whole training is not required in order to attend morning sessions) The heart of these sessions is a dynamic and transformative practice: Vinyasa, holdings, teachings on alignment, contemplation, pranayama, meditation, along with some theory. Sequences highlight the core themes of the Training (which consist of morning practices + afternoon sessions).

The Training is open to all interested and committed students – teachers and non-teachers alike are welcome. Afternoon sessions include lecture, additional practices, group work, as well as, Q & A sessions.

Yogarupa recommends that for that the month or two prior to the start of the training you begin or recommit to your meditation practice. It will be an invaluable aid to understanding the course curriculum as well as contributing to your overall experience of the training.

Topics Covered

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Energetics and Physiology of the Breath
  • Hands-on Adjustments – The Full Range (Dynamics and Specifics)
  • The Meridian System – Asana and the Emotional Body
  • The Principles of Effective Teaching
  • Reading Bodies/Designing a Practice
  • Developing and Executing a Theme
  • The (3) Elements of Meaningful Practice
  • Building your Stature as a Teacher
  • Dynamics of Pranayama
  • Designing a Personal Practice
  • Practice and Sharing the Art of Meditation

Recommended Reading

Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley

This book can be purchased on Amazon; it is recommended that you read this prior to the training.

Note: In order to receive credit toward ParaYoga certification and Yoga Alliance RYT programs, as well as your certificate of completion for this training, you must complete a google form quiz for this book, submitting it to us within six weeks following the completion of the training. You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments. The google form will be sent out by the ParaYoga office the month the training takes place and it’s also available right here: https://forms.gle/zcybMUGFz5PjvFLE6

$750 (SOLD OUT)


Kundalini

The Grandeur and Spirit of Yoga – A ParaYoga® Master Training

12th – 16th SEPTEMBER 2019

Prerequisite: We strongly recommend Tantra Shakti, either live or online. If possible: the completion of at least 3 ParaYoga Master Trainings including Tantra Shakti; this CAN include the PYMTs hosted by Glo).

“As one opens a door with a key, so the Yogi should open the gate to liberation with the Kundalini”
–Hatha Yoga Pradipika

All spiritual practice aims to awaken man’s Divine potential. In the Tantric tradition this indwelling spirit or capacity – in its dormant state – is called Kundalini. Once awakened, kundalini is known as shakti and is considered to be the force behind the attributes of genius, talent, grace, as well as, all significant accomplishment. Thus an awakened Kundalini is as much the stuff inspiring great poets, artists, composers, and mathematicians, as it is the most accomplished yogis. But it is yogis who know it and perhaps revere the most directly, seeing a fully awakened Kundalini as the vessel that carries a select few to rest on the shore of life’s ultimate aim – self-realization.

Hatha Yoga – first expounded upon in written form fifteen centuries ago – was originally a science intended to lead to nothing short of the ascent the Divine power of Kundalini.  According to these ancient scriptures, Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Kriya, and meditation are the necessary preparation for realizing the highest states of human achievement and spiritual attainment. Yet beyond the physical practices related to yoga are the truly sublime practices of mantra, bhakti, kriya, and yajna (fire worship). The whole of these practices, from the physical to the meditative, dedicated to Kundalini offer the experienced Yogi the most profound of all of Yoga’s teachings.

Designed to enrich dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching, the training consists of two parts: morning practices and afternoon theory sessions.  These 2 1/2 hour experiential sessions, led by Yogarupa Rod Stryker, weave together dynamic asana, vinyasa, pranayama, and meditation practices. They are dedicated to enlivening awareness of and your connection to the power of the Pranic realm, as well as, transform how you see practice, yourself, and your capacity in the world.

The afternoon sessions will deepen our exploration through additional practices, lectures, meditations, and Q & A sessions. Their focus is to enlighten participants’ understanding on how the principles and techniques are specifically intended to awaken prana and inspire more profound richness in asana, pranayama and meditation practice – whether it be for your own practice and/or that of your students.

Topics Covered

Some of topics we cover include:

  • The Prana of Asana
  • Essentials of the Meridian System
  • Prana – Linking Breath & Consciousness
  • Mind and Energetics of Thought
  • Bandha – Gathering your Life Force
  • Changing your Momentum – Mastering Mind and Life
  • Preparing Mind and Body for Spiritual Absorption
  • The Energetic Alchemy of Spiritual experience
  • The Key Components of Pranayama
  • Accessing the Subtle body though Yogic relaxation
  • Kriya and Visualization – Purifying the Subtle Body

Recommended Reading

Aghora II: Kundalini (Volume 2) by Dr. Robert Svoboda

This book can be purchased on Amazon; it is recommended that you read this prior to the training.


Note: In order to receive credit toward ParaYoga certification and Yoga Alliance RYT programs, as well as your certificate of completion for this training, you must complete a google form quiz for this book, submitting it to us within six weeks following the completion of the training. You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments. The google form will be sent out by the ParaYoga office the month the training takes place and can also be found right here: https://forms.gle/phc1dRJ7vEDvhg4B7

Yogarupa also recommends that for that the month or two prior to the start of the training you begin or recommit to your meditation practice. It will be an invaluable aid to understanding the course curriculum as well as contributing to your overall experience of the training.

$750 (SOLD OUT)

NOTE

In order to receive credit toward ParaYoga certification and Yoga Alliance RYT programs, as well as your certificate of completion for this training, you must complete a book report for this book, following our book report guidelines, and email it to us within six weeks following the completion of the training. You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments.

  • All reports need to be submitted in Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) format.
  • Please make sure your file is titled in the same format as the following example: (Your Name)_(name of training)(the year you did the training).doc (i.e. Ganesh B. Happy_Tantra_2017.doc).
  • When you are ready to submit your book report, please email it as an attached Word document to bookreports@parayoga.com.
  • Please make sure to include: your full name, title and date of training, and “book report” in your subject line.

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.


Rod Stryker

Yogarupa Rod Strykeris a world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher, guiding and sharing his wisdom for 40 years. He is the founder of ParaYoga®, the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom and the creator of the app Sanctuary, a vital resource for the practices of meditation and yoga nidra (also called Enlightened Sleep––the ultimate science of deep relaxation). Rod has dedicated his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, practice, teaching, leadership, service and family life.

Rod shares the gifts of his practice, discipleship and life with a wide spectrum of audiences: from those wanting practical ways to improve their wellbeing to individuals and corporations seeking to apply time-tested methods to successfully meet the ever-changing demands of modern life. A living link to a venerable lineage of sages and teachers, Rod is distinguished for his ability to make ancient wisdom and practices accessible to modern audiences. He is a thought-leader for leading a life of meaning, creativity, responsibility and freedom. He also serves as a guide for experienced students and teachers of yoga and meditation seeking to deepen (or share) their understanding of the ancient wisdom of which he is one of the world’s leading resources.


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