Rod Stryker

Tantra Shakti

The Power and Radiant Soul of  Yoga – A Para Yoga Master Training

25th – 29th July 2018

At least 5,000 years ago tantric visionaries, inspired by the deepest reverence and passion for unveiling the sacred beauty and mysteries of life, developed what we know as the practice of Hatha Yoga. As described in the various tantric texts, Hatha Yoga includes the following practices: asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mudra, mantra, meditation as well as practices pertaining to kundalini awakening, along with a seemingly endless array of other techniques and knowledge.

Tantra, by providing infinite ways to expand the reach and power yoga, is its most complete and sublime approach. Incorporating the wisdom of ayurveda and the whole of brahma vidya (“supreme science”) or knowledge of the underlying reality, tantra provides a direct and accelerated path to achieving life’s ultimate aims. Tantra’s core principle asserts that through self-knowledge and the cultivation of our innate power, we can unfold our fullest potential and thus achieve both worldly and spiritual prosperity.

This 5-day master training is open to practitioners and teachers of all levels. Master teacher and guide, Yogarupa Rod Stryker will lead students, through theory and practice, on a journey of self-empowerment and discovery. The training will demystify the tantric approach to yoga and explore its key touchstones of practice and wisdom that open the doorway to thriving: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Using the traditional tools of Hatha as our foundation we explore, through practice and theory, Tantra as the full flowering of Yoga, as well as, its uniquely profound approaches to meditation. Practices will weave together dynamic vinyasa, asana, bandhas and mudra in combination with breath work, meditation and visualization techniques. Class time will also include lecture, theory, Q&A, meditation and chanting. Designed to enrich dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching, the training consists of two parts: morning practices and afternoon theory sessions. There are no prerequisites for this training.

 

 

Some of the topics we cover include:


  • Ayurveda and yoga
  • The prana of asana
  • Awakening the spirit (shakti) of practice
  • Laya yoga––the science of the chakras
  • Meditation in the tantric tradition

Recommended Reading:

TANTRA UNVEILED by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

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

Cancellation Policy:

  • Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than 60 days prior to the event. If total costs are not paid in full 60 days prior to the event, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
  • Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to event start: The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future ParaYoga sponsored events.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Sun – Wed:
 09:00- 12:30 & 14:00 – 18:00   |   Thurs: 
08:00 – 12:00

$750.00 or $675.00 Early Bird (the first 20 student)

 


 

Para Yoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep

A Para Yoga Master Training

1st – 5th AUGUST 2018

 

Yoga Nidra is the sublime science of complete relaxation. But, it is more than that. Rooted in a vast body of knowledge, ParaYoga Nidra has five different aims or outcomes. Depending upon which one of these five you wish to achieve, the approach changes. On the most basic level, ParaYoga Nidra is a comprehensive method for maximizing health and well being. On a deeper level, it is a profoundly spiritual practice and somewhere in between, it is one of the most profound and accessible ways to positively reshape the unconscious. In this master training, we outline several of the aims of nidra as well as the theory of sankalpa––how you bring thought into form. We then relate this to the concept of dharma and engage some specific exercises to help you achieve yours.

In addition, we delve into ParaYoga Nidra in light of the timeless teachings of the Mandukya Upanishad, which explains the three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming and sleeping. This scripture provides sublime insights into the practice of Yoga Nidra and the process of achieving the “4th state”––transcending all the other states, and revealing the sublime experience of Yoga Nidra.

Over the 5 days of this training, you can expect to be fully immersed in this profound tantric practice with 12-14 ParaYoga Nidra practices. We will draw on the wisdom of the koshas to inform both your teaching and practice as well as your life off the mat. Each day will include joint exercises and subtle movement practices to prepare you for Yoga Nidra. As this practice involves total relaxation on the floor, you will need to ensure that you are warm and comfortable lying down for extended periods. Along with your mat, consider bringing a thicker mat or extra padding to lie on, a small pillow for your head, etc.
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.

 

What students are saying about Yoga Nidra:

“ParaYoga Nidra is deeply transformational.  When the constrictions of breath and body and the stains of the mind dissolve, we can see clearly. When the source of suffering is revealed by our Soul and higher mind, we can plant the seeds of new ideas in the fertile field of consciousness. At the most elemental, ParaYoga Nidra relaxes and heals. At its most profound, you will be awakened to the fourth dimension, Turiya. Between those two, Yoga Nidra, when administered skillfully, serves as a tool to change unhelpful mental patterns and wrong self-perception and even heal the effects of trauma. Transformation is gradual but sometimes there are sudden leaps…I felt myself bursting out of the golden egg as a new person.”  Inge

“This training has been profound for me on a healing level, I have had so many breakthroughs & deep insights. I’m very grateful that I came into this training with a background in yoga as that depth allowed me to access the layers I did. Recognizing, seeing and feeling “the stain” was revolutionary for me––I’m so excited to work with my new sankalps, it’s going to transform everything! I could never have arrived there on my own! Also, the re-cap on how to teach yoga nidra on the last day was extremely valuable.”
 Lindsay

“This training was divine. Its impact will inform both my teaching and practice and most importantly my life off of the mat.”

“A wonderful training! Thank you for divising a way to study and experience the deeper impacts of ParaYoga Nidra. I found the discussions and practices relating to the koshas to be so helpful, especially the clear, practical emphasis on the Inner Teacher. I have studied other PYMTs over a period of years and I found this training to be very integrative and “juicy,” pulling from the foundations.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

“I am extremely grateful that I was able to have this transcendent experience with Yogarupa. I am not a teacher, but the ParaYoga Nidra training gave me so many invaluable tools to use in my personal practice.”

“Any senior yoga teacher must graduate to the practice and understanding of ParaYoga Nidra. Rod teaches from the voices of the ancient teachers, bringing a rich tradition to life.”
 Jeanne

“This was an excellent training. Most helpful was repeating the simple basics over and over because that is what everyone needs, that and the emphasis on healing. Yogis are used to advanced, stimulating, transformative practices but most people are not ready for that, and simply need healing and self-acceptance.  Rod’s “Inner Teacher” meditations were great for developing self-acceptance. Most brilliant was when we followed one of these meditations with a silent walk in nature, what a gift…thank you!”

 

In this training, ParaYoga Nidra will be approached as a modality for:

  • Healing
  • Transformation
  • Sankalpa
  • Transcendence
  • Accessing the timeless wisdom of the sages––the most subtle application of ParaYoga Nidra
  • Prerequisites: suggested but not required:
 Vinyasa Krama (either live or online) and The Four Desires

Cancellation Policy:

  • Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than 60 days prior to the event. If total costs are not paid in full 60 days prior to the event, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
  • Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to event start: The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future ParaYoga sponsored events.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Sun – Wed:
 09:00- 12:30 & 14:00 – 18:00   |   Thurs: 
08:00 – 12:00

$750.00 or $675.00 Early Bird (the first 20 student)

 


 

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.

 


 

Looking for someone to share a ride and/ housing while in Bali?

 

The best place to seek or offer ride or room share information for ParaYoga events is on the Facebook group page specially created for your training. This ParaYoga group page also serves as a forum for discussion and sangha (community) after the training.  ParaYoga room or ride share information will be available only on the Facebook group page, not on the website. Upon your registration, we will automatically add you to this FB group.

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Rod Stryker

Yogarupa Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He has taught for more than 35 years, dedicating his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, creativity, leadership, service and family life. After decades of study, intensive practice and apprenticeship with internationally-renowned Yoga masters, Rod founded ParaYoga® to create a resource for the time-tested wisdom of the yoga tradition.  As part of ParaYoga’s Master Training program, he recently launched one of the most comprehensive online yoga teacher trainings in the world.

Renowned for his depth of knowledge, practical wisdom, and unique ability to transmit the deepest teachings to modern audiences, Rod is a leading spokesperson for living a life of purpose, fulfillment and freedom on two fronts. One, he offers accessible wisdom and practices to wide audiences, those who simply want to live more joyfully and effectively; he is also a leading authoritative source for experienced students and teachers of yoga and meditation.  Rod is mentor to hundreds of teachers and thousands of students worldwide.

Raised in Los Angeles, CA., Rod attended Beverly Hills High School and Denver University, in addition to studying abroad. He began his study of yoga at the age of nineteen. Called to teach early in his studies, he taught his first class in 1980, his frist teacher training in 1989. After nearly two decades of studentship, Rod became the only American disciple of Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger and Yogiraj Alan Finger to be given the title Yogiraj––master of Yoga. Since 1999, Rod has been a student of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. and a lineage holder in the tradition of Sri Vidya. As one of the preeminent lecturers, Yoga and meditation teachers in the West, Rod’s down-to-earth approach is informed as much by his mastery of the sublime teachings as by his love of life and devotion to his wife and four children. He currently lives in Colorado with his wife Gina, and their four children Jaden, Theo, Asha, and Atreya.