Rod Stryker

Kosha, Kriya, Yoga

Unleashing the Science of Soul
A ParaYoga Master Training in Bali

7th – 11th AUGUST 2019

 

The ancient teachings of the Koshas describe, and are the basis for understanding yoga as a holistic practice. These teachings on the koshas––the five coverings of the soul, are the meeting point of the three of the most luminous wisdom traditions: Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra. The koshas breathe life into the search for how to reach the highest plateau of practice. The teachings we will explore in this training aim to unravel the great mysteries of life as well as to help you to find your true calling. They will liberate you to discover your ultimate capacities and to thrive in relationship. In short, your exploration of the koshas will move you to become a master of your inner and outer world.

Through theory, practice and the insights of the ancient written and oral traditions, we explore these vital teachings and the specific practices that touch each of the five individual koshas and that lead to greater balance, wisdom, and freedom.

The Kosha, Kriya, Yoga training includes dedicated practices (asana, pranayama, and meditation) that address each of the five layers. Yogarupa will lead you on a journey toward understanding, both for personal practice or, for those of you who are teachers, your students’ practice. This five-day training is designed for dedicated practitioners, aspiring teachers, or those already teaching. Provided you are one of these, all levels are welcome.

 

 

 

The completion of at least one other PYMT is strongly recommended prior to attending this course, but not required. This can be accomplished by taking one of our online trainings: ParaYoga Master Training Online Curriculum

 

Some of the topics we cover include:


  • Holistic sequencing – accessing the hidden powers of the whole person
  • Making a physical practice spiritual
  • The interplay of body and mind – how to change the body through mindfulness, and mind through specific asanas and sequences of asanas
  • The interplay between mind and energy
  • Bandhas and mudras – the tantric yoga approaches to transforming mental patterns
  • Self-reflection techniques that strengthen and embolden a constructive personality
  • Antahkarana – the structure of mind – a vision of yogic perception
  • Specific approaches to relaxation practices (yoga nidra) that awaken buddhi – the inner knower.
  • Meditation beyond bliss – how to transform the seeds of destiny

 

Recommended Reading:

YOGA AND PSYCHOTHERAPY by Swami Rama

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 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.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any cancellations done 61 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 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 (these typically happen in Colorado, US).
  • Any cancellations done 60 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Wed – Sat 8:30am-12:00pm & 1:30-5:30pm | Sun 8am – 12pm

$750

Registration opens on 25th October 2018.

Payments are due in full by April 7th, 2019. The $100 deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen.


 


 

Empowering the Heart

The Sacred Abode of Joy, Healing and Power
A ParaYoga Continuing Education Immersion

14th – 18th AUGUST 2019

 

 

Ancient teachings as varied as yoga, Buddhism, tantra, Kashmir Shaivism and Judeo-Christian traditions describe the heart as the culmination of spiritual practice. The singular source of incomparable joy and wholeness, the abode where both Self and Creator become one. In the traditions directly related to the yoga tradition we find the revelation of the heart as the fountainhead of healing, inner guidance, the Sacred as well as the source by which self-mastery is unlocked.

In times of so much confusion, grief, sadness, uncertainty and anger, the heart is the domain one must enter to are to rise above the fray, live with the greatest freedom and enjoy the “highest fortune.” Indeed, the heart lights the path to healing, innate wisdom and worldly success; it will forever remain the final destination of the spiritual seeker. However, its full scope and all that it offers is revealed in stages, veils that are removed in the process of more and more self-discovery.

Join Yogarupa Rod Stryker for this most illuminating and important immersion, a time to settle into your heart of hearts and, drawing from its great wisdom, shine its curative light into the world, thereby establishing your path of unalloyed freedom from all grief and sorrow. This is the path to lasting happiness, meaning and purpose.

This deeply experiential immersion will truly be a journey of transformation and self-illumination, led by a master guide and teacher. Yogarupa will guide you progressively through the stages of unveiling your heart’s sublime nature, drawing from the complementary yogic traditions and practices of Samkhya, The Yoga Sutra, Upanishads, Shiva Sutra, Tantra and Sri Vidya). This exploration will unlock the essence of yoga and life. You will explore the heart’s unique gifts and experience the path to:

  • Abide in Unconditional Joy
  • Live from Your Heart’s Innate Virtues
  • Find and Remain Calm in the Midst of Turmoil
  • Discover the Sublime Terrain of the Indescribable
  • Dissolve Grief
  • Awaken the Eight Unique Powers of the Heart
  • Achieve Mastery Over Mind
  • Access the Highest Insight
  • Tap into Inner Guidance, Intuition and Wisdom
  • Realize a Life of the “Highest Fortune”

 

This five-day immersion is designed for all dedicated yoga practitioners (yoga and meditation experience is strongly recommended) and aspiring and experienced yoga teachers. Each day will weave lecture and practice, asana, pranayama and meditation, contemplative and self-reflection practices.

As a participant, you will leave with treasured experiences and invaluable insights, along with sacred and practical tools that will forever change how you see yourself and your life. At the end of these five days you will know that you are never alone, that any struggle can be resolved by knowing the great truths that reside within your own heart and you will know your heart’s guiding light.

There is no recommended reading for this course. Please note that since this is a ParaYoga Continuing Education training and not a ParaYoga Master Training, no book report is required in order to receive a certificated of completion for Yoga Alliance CEUs. This training does not count toward the ParaYoga Master Training Program.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any cancellations done 61 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 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 (these typically happen in Colorado, US).
  • Any cancellations done 60 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Wed – Sat 8:30am-12:00pm & 1:30-5:30pm | Sun 8am – 12pm

$750

Registration opens on 25th October 2018.

Payments are due in full by April 14th, 2019. The $100 deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen.

 

 


 

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 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.