Rod Stryker's classes at Yoga Journal LIVE at Kripalu + Yoga’s Ultimate Path to Success and Empowerment: Tradition vs. Innovation
Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of the newly released book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Rod is widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, Tantra, and meditation. His teaching weaves a profound breadth of knowledge and experience, along with his unique ability to make the deepest of the ancient teachings accessible to students of all levels. Rod has taught for more than 30 years and leads retreats, workshops, and trainings worldwide. Learn more at parayoga.com.
Yoga’s Ultimate Path to Success and Empowerment: Tradition vs. Innovation Instructor: Rod Stryker
Can yoga truly provide access to the heights of sublime experience? If so, how do you ensure that you or your students experience its depths and potential? On one hand, the authentic teachings of yoga have thrived from time immemorial thanks entirely to the unique relationship between master and student––an authentic guide illuminating otherwise uncharted terrain. On the other hand, in today’s world, innovation, not discipleship, is the leading edge of the popularization of yoga. So, where does that leave one desiring to reach the depths and most sacred goals in yoga? Skillfully navigating these two realities––ancient tradition and modern interpretation––is the key to unlocking yoga’s potential as the path to ultimate freedom and fulfillment. Talk followed by a meditation.
Course ID: FRI-OPEN
Friday, May 13 — 7:30pm - 9:00pm
+ Sattwa Vinyasa and the Principles of Enlightened Practice
Sattwa Vinyasa and the Principles of Enlightened Practice Instructor: Rod Stryker
The teaching of the Gunas––the three essential attributes or qualities of the natural world––may well be the yogic tradition’s most essential teaching on mastering both our inner and outer universe. Of the three, Sattwa is the quality of clarity and balance that leads to ultimate freedom and revelation––the recognition of Spirit’s light. Through lecture and practice, this workshop focuses on the yogic approach to higher stages of practice, allowing you to unlock awareness that leads to the vision and the power of soul. In addition to asana, bandha, and mudra, this workshop also includes chanting and kriya and tantric meditation techniques.
Course ID: SAT-PM-03
Saturday, May 14 — 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Saturday Afternoon 3
- Session 3
+ Moon Vinyasa: Deep Stillness, Healing
Moon Vinyasa: Deep Stillness, Healing Instructor: Rod Stryker
Activation of the lunar force invokes the power of steadiness, immovable resolve, and the qualities of self-knowing. In this practice, learn to stalk the inner moon and invoke its nurturing and sublime forces through a powerful, yet deeply soothing asana, pranayama, and meditation sequence for body and mind. Through experience and some theory, cultivate the forces that lead to calm in the midst of turbulence and that awaken peace, intuition, and courage.
Course ID: SUN-AM-02
Sunday, May 15 — 9:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Morning 1
- Session 5
+ Immersion in the Gheranda Samhita
Immersion in the Gheranda Samhita Instructor: Rod Stryker
Explore and experience the richness of tantric hatha yoga—and some of its secret teachings—in this three hour master class. Drawing from the Gheranda Samhita, one of the essential texts of the hatha tradition, Rod share wisdom and leads practices that shed light on how to deepen your experience and expand your understanding of what yoga is and can be.
Course ID: SUN-PM-01
Sunday, May 15 — 1:45pm - 4:45pm
Sunday Afternoon 3
- Session 6