$499

Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga

with Rod Stryker

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Course Description

About this Course

Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga will deepen your practice and understanding of how to increase, balance and channel prana (life-force) through asana, pranayama and meditation in order to positively impact your or your student's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life.

Prana is the force of life. Without its grace, transformation would literally be impossible. Thus, in yoga it is everything essential. The science of Prana (Prana Vidya) is the knowledge of building and directing life-force to awaken the fullest potential of yoga and life. These teachings and techniques—detailed in the Vedas, Upanishads and Tantras—detail the hidden keys to happiness, power and success. In the hands of a capable practitioner or teacher, applying this wisdom has the potential to empower you at every level. They reveal how you can change the quality of the Pranic (subtle or etheric) body to affect everything from health, to state of mind, to a deepening of spiritual awareness.

Led by master teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker, the practices weave together dynamic asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra and meditation, and are dedicated to enlivening awareness of your connection to the power of the Pranic realm as well as to transforming how you see practice, yourself and your capacity in the world.

What's in this course?

The course features a synergistic blend of theory and practice, supporting materials, learning opportunities, automated quizzes and various assignments. The lectures methodically progress, focusing on translating the key insights of the ancient tradition into the practical knowledge you'll use to create exceptional classes. A downloadable 130+ manual with cross-referencing to corresponding videos, provides additional study content. Multiple practices that highlight specific approaches to asana, pranayama and meditation techniques have been partitioned throughout the course, allowing you to easily locate a practice and repeat it again and again. In addition, there is a guided yoga nidra practice. The synergy of these dynamic learning elements will deepen your understanding of the breadth of possible outcomes and the process for designing intentional practices.

A special feature on the online platform allows you to enter and save your personal notes as you view the content. Automated quizzes have been placed strategically throughout the course, allowing you to assess your comprehension of the main study points. A final assignment encapsulates the entirety of the course. The suggested reading assignment, The Path of Fire and Light (Volume 2) by Swami Rama, helps you to further your mastery of the program's concepts.

Successful completion of the course and a book report on the suggested reading makes you eligible for curriculum credit toward ParaYoga's Yoga Alliance approved 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training and ParaYoga Certification.

In the course you will explore

    • The prana of asana
    • Essentials of the meridian system
    • Linking breath and consciousness
    • The mind and energetics of thought
    • Bandha – gathering your life force
    • Mastering mind and life
    • The energetic alchemy of spiritual experience
    • Accessing the subtle body through yogic relaxation
    • Purifying the subtle body

THIS COURSE IS PART OF A SEQUENCE

It's recommended that this Course be taken in the following order with these other Courses:

  1. Vinyasa Krama
  2. Tantra Shakti
  3. Secrets of the Sutras
  4. Prana Shakti

Please note, this course requires that you view each video within all chapters sequentially. You will not be able to move on to the next video/assignment/quiz without having completed the previous videos. Once you have completed the entire course, you may view content in any order. This is to preserve the pedagogy and the intention behind the creation of this course.


Level

The Prana Shakti training will be meaningful to all interested students, and is designed to enrich experienced practitioners, aspiring teachers or those already teaching. Please note that while it is not required, we strongly suggest completing Vinyasa Krama and Tantra Shakti prior to enrolling in this training.

How long do I have access to this course?

You will have access at any time, no matter when you purchase it or begin the course, for the life of the course. The course and all included materials are accessible anytime and can be completed on your schedule, across computers and mobile devices.

Coursework summary

1
Welcome to Prana Shakti

  • 3 Lectures
Lecture
1:15
Why Prana Shakti?
Lecture
1:28
What You’ll Learn in This Course
Lecture
2:02
How to Make the Best Use of this Course
    2 Downloads
  • Prana Shakti Manual: Chapters 1-3
  • Glossary
2
Prana Shakti: The Path of Yoga

  • 2 Lectures
Lecture
9:55
Opening Meditation: Padirsasana into Still Lake of Mind
Lecture
15:40
The Reach of Prana: Some Stories
3
"The Ultimate Strength is the Control of Prana"

  • 6 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
4:34
Content and Momentum: The Two Factors That Shape Your World
Lecture
4:22
Self-Mastery and the Control of Prana
Lecture
2:34
FAQs and Debrief
Lecture
9:04
Prana and the Koshas (Layers of Consciousness)
Lecture
7:57
Tantra: The Skillful Use of Energy
Lecture
6:20
Debrief on Practice and FAQs on Koshas & Using Energy Skillfully
Quiz
Quiz: Chapters 2 & 3
4
Yoga and the Reach of Prana

  • 10 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
2:43
Introduce the Prana Vayu Chant
Lecture
2:52
Prayer to the Five Prana Vayus
Lecture
6:43
The Reach of Prana Part 1: The Physical Body
Lecture
1:25
Introduce Asana Practice: Stable Back
Practice
72:31
Asana Practice: Practice for Stability and Letting Go
Practice
20:06
Pranayama & Meditation: Practice for Stability and Letting Go
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Lecture
3:57
FAQs and Debrief on Stable Back/Apana Practice
Lecture
6:04
The Reach of Prana Part 2: The Energy Body
Lecture
8:55
The Reach of Prana Part 3: Mind and Higher Mind
Lecture
6:04
The Reach of Prana Part 4: Spirit and Beyond
Lecture
7:02
The Reach of Prana Part 5: Karma
Lecture
6:49
FAQs on The Reach of Prana, Parts 2-5
    3 Downloads
  • Prana Shakti Manual: Chapters 4-6
  • Prayer to the 5 Vayus
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
5
The Stages of Prana Dharana

  • 4 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
8:35
Stages of Prana Dharana
Lecture
7:25
FAQs on Stages of Mastering Prana Dharana
Lecture
6:02
Intro to the Self-Healing Meditation Practice
Practice
55:43
Asana Practice for Self-Healing
Practice
20:04
Pranayama and Meditation Practice of Self-Healing
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Lecture
8:00
FAQs & Debrief on Self-Healing Practice
Quiz
Quiz: Chapters 4 & 5
    1 Download
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
6
Breathe to Heal Your Prana Vayus

  • 5 Lectures
  • 1 Demonstration
  • 2 Practices
Lecture
8:48
Breathe to Discover Your Imbalance
Demonstration
9:37
Self Diagnosis Breath Demo
Practice
8:41
Self Diagnosis Breath Part 2 Supine 4-Part Breathing
Lecture
5:43
Mental Resistance Meets Energetic Source
Lecture
5:49
Debrief on Self Diagnosis Supine 4-Part Practice & FAQs
Lecture
5:30
Hand Mudras For Your Vayus
Practice
8:22
Pranayama with Prana Vayu Mudra
Lecture
3:32
Debrief on Practice and FAQs on Hand Mudras
    1 Download
  • Pranayama Mudras
7
Bandha and the Control of Prana

  • 5 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
18:01
Effects of the Bandhas and the Control of Prana
Lecture
7:19
FAQs on Bandhas Intro
Lecture
11:43
Intro to Jalandhara Bandha
Lecture
9:01
Intro to Jalandhara Practice with Color Purification Kriya
Practice
49:04
Jalandhara Bandha Practice
Practice
23:19
Color Purification Practice
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Lecture
10:37
FAQs on Bandhas and Debrief on Jalandhara Bandha Practice
Quiz
Quiz: Chapters 6 & 7
    3 Downloads
  • Prana Shakti Manual: Chapter 7
  • Color Purification Kriya
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
8
Sub-Guna and the Attributes of Mind

  • 3 Lectures
Lecture
14:55
Gunas in Detail
Lecture
10:41
Sub-Gunas and the Mind & FAQs
Lecture
11:58
FAQs on the Gunas
    2 Downloads
  • Prana Shakti Manual: Chapters 8-9
  • Mental Constitution Survey
9
The Power and Mystery of Mantra

  • 4 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
10:15
Introduction to Uddiyana Bandha Practice
Practice
68:42
The Uddiyana Bandha Practice
Practice
27:13
The Uddiyana Bandha Meditation
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Lecture
7:01
Uddiyana Bandha Practice Debrief and FAQs
Lecture
20:22
The Power and Mystery of Mantra
Lecture
11:07
FAQs on the Power of Mantra
    1 Download
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
10
More on ParaYoga Nidra

  • 1 Lecture
  • 1 Practice
  • 1 assignment
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
5:28
Introduction to Yoga Nidra: An Integrated Practice
Practice
36:52
Yoga Nidra: An Integrated Practice
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Quiz
Quiz: Chapters 8 - 10
    2 Downloads
  • Prana Shakti Manual: Chapters 10-11
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
11
The Systematic Approach to Pranayama

  • 2 Lectures
Lecture
21:26
Building a Pranayama Practice for You or Your Students
Lecture
8:04
FAQs on Building a Pranayama Practice
12
Mula Bandha Essentials

  • 2 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
10:49
Intro to the Mula Bandha Practice
Practice
56:31
The Mula Bandha Practice: Tretabandha Med. into Silver Thread Med. into Column of Light
Practice
24:13
The Mula Bandha Meditation
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Lecture
11:28
FAQs & Debrief on MB Practice
Quiz
Quiz: Chapters 11 & 12
    2 Downloads
  • Prana Shakti Manual: Chapters 12-13
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
13
The Body as Sacred Altar: Chakra and the Breath

  • 5 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
9:10
Source Of Your Chakras: The Sun
Lecture
11:13
Why You Breathe The Way You Breathe
Lecture
6:37
FAQs and Debrief
Lecture
5:43
Intro to Rajasic Sattwa Practice
Practice
64:49
Rajasic Sattwa: A Practice
Practice
27:30
Rajasic Sattwa: Meditation
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Lecture
9:10
FAQs and Debrief
    1 Download
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
14
An Overview of Mudra: The Sacred Secrets of Hatha Yoga

  • 5 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
7:09
On Mudra
Lecture
9:15
Secondary Mudras for the Vayus
Lecture
5:16
FAQs and Debrief
Lecture
9:01
Introduce Tamasic Sattwa Practice
Practice
34:36
Tamasic Sattwa Asana
Practice
30:08
Transforming Negativity Kriya Practice
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Lecture
5:28
FAQs and Debrief on Practice
Quiz
Quiz: Chapters 13 & 14
    4 Downloads
  • Prana Shakti Manual: Chapters 14-15
  • Transforming Negativity
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
  • Meditation Mudras
15
Designing a Practice

  • 3 Lectures
Lecture
14:55
Creating A Routine Part 1: Potential Outcomes of a Practice
Lecture
17:23
Creating a Routine Part 2: Practical Considerations
Lecture
7:10
FAQs on Creating a Routine
16
Applying Your Knowledge

  • 4 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
10:01
Prana Shakti - Technique Compendium Review
Lecture
15:07
Customize 3 Different Practices – Assignment
Lecture
4:31
Intro to Unconditional Healing Meditation
Practice
66:01
Seven Poses to Unconditional Healing Meditation
Practice
30:43
Unconditional Healing Meditation
Assignment
Reflections on Practice Survey
Lecture
6:49
FAQs and Debrief on Practice
    4 Downloads
  • Prana Shakti Manual: Chapters 16-17
  • Customize 3 Practices Assignment
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
  • Compendium of Techniques
17
Closing Thoughts: On Sustainability and Supreme Success

  • 1 Lecture
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
19:04
On Practice, Personal Responsibility & Auspiciousness
Assignment
Book Report
    1 Download
  • Book Report

Teacher

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. He has taught for nearly thirty-five years and authored, "The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom" as well as countless articles on yoga and meditation. A highly respected speaker, he is known for making the deepest aspects of yogic science practical and accessible to audiences from all walks of life, from corporations to yoga teachers and students of all levels. Having studied closely with two great Tantric yoga masters, Rod is one of only a few Americans transmitting an authentic, living tradition, one that has been practiced and handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years. He continues to lead trainings and advanced yoga study programs throughout the world and to guide others to the positive intersection of ancient wisdom and modern life.

How does it work?

  • You will have access to Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga for the life of the course. The course and all included materials are accessible anytime and can be completed on your schedule, across computers and mobile devices.

The total run time is about 21 hours 25 minutes.

$499

Prana Shakti: The Power and Path of Yoga

with Rod Stryker