$499

Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing

with Rod Stryker

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Course Description

About this Course

Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing offers students and teachers of all levels the opportunity to experience and learn how to share the full scope and life-changing promise of yoga. Created and taught by Rod Stryker, one of the world‘s leading yoga and meditation teachers and founder of ParaYoga® , this course guides you deep into the science of yoga practice. Combining the key teachings of Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda, it walks you step-by-step into an in-depth and comprehensive study of the limitless potential of practice through integrated lecture/study and experiential content. You will learn to masterfully apply the principles and practices of the yoga tradition to positively affect the whole of your–or your students’––life.

Vinyasa Krama ("wise progression") refers to the science of sequencing. It is the body of knowledge that allows you to systematically design classes to achieve specific goals, through a carefully crafted progression–– practices with a seamless beginning, middle and end. Your study of Vinyasa Krama will include the time-tested systems of knowledge of Ayurveda––the science of well being; pranayama—the science of breath; asana––—the methodology related to our bodily systems; meditation––—the science of mind, and ultimately, soul and tantra—the ancient tradition that weaves together the worlds of spirit, energy and matter.

These core teachings are the source for your study and practice throughout the training. All the course components (including the online platform, downloadable manual, online forums, automated quizzes and assignments) allow you to assimilate the essential knowledge you’ll need to be able to design the safest, most efficient and most effective classes. By the time you are done, you will have a new appreciation for the reach and power of practice; you will be prepared to design an array of classes with specific outcomes and to teach yoga as a holistic science––one that that touches body, mind and soul.

What's in this course?

    • The course features a synergistic blend of theory and practice, supporting materials, learning opportunities, automated quizzes and assignments. Lectures progress systematically, focusing on translating the key insights of the ancient tradition and translating them into the practical knowledge you'll use to create exceptional classes. A downloadable 140-plus page manual with cross-referencing to corresponding videos, provides additional study content. Nine different practices highlighting 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. Each of these deepens 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. A recommended reading assignment, The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar, 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 as well as ParaYoga Certification.

  • In the course you will explore

    • The strategy for creating the most powerful, effective, and purposeful sequences for yourself or your students.
    • The wisdom and power of Yoga: a synergy of Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra.
    • Yoga as a process to increase vital force, to heal body, mind and soul.
    • The art of building up to and coming down from an apex pose.
    • The energetic effects of all asanas.
    • Yoga practice as a holistic science, where posture, breath and meditation blend into a complete and integrated approach.
    • Different approaches to meditation and their unique effects.
    • The art of sequencing to maximize biomechanical safety and effectiveness.
    • The foundation for practicing or teaching yoga therapy.
    • How to adapt practices, based on your or your students' changing needs.
    • Asana, pranayama and meditation practice for a lifetime of practice and/or teaching.
  • Level

    • This course has been designed for dedicated students and teachers of all levels, who want to practice or teach more masterfully.

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.

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 Vinyasa Krama

  • 3 Lectures
Lecture
0:46
Introduction
Lecture
2:19
What You’ll Learn in This Course
Lecture
6:47
How to Make the Best Use of the Course
    6 Downloads
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 1-3
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Appendix 1
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Appendix 2
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Appendix 3
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Appendix 4
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Glossary
2
The Three Rivers of ParaYoga

  • 5 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
1:52
ParaYoga Invocation
Lecture
2:10
The Three Rivers of ParaYoga — The Great Wisdom Traditions
Lecture
6:54
Tantra: The Focus is Auspiciousness
Lecture
6:02
Yoga: The Light of Self–Knowledge
Lecture
6:28
Ayurveda: The Grace of Balance
Quiz
Chapter 2 Quiz
3
Opening The Book On Vinyasa Krama

  • 3 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
2:46
Elevate Your Life and Practice Through Vinyasa Krama
Lecture
9:50
Vinyasa Krama Defined
Lecture
5:46
Asana & Yoga: The Bigger Picture
Quiz
Chapter 3 Quiz
4
Touching the Soul

  • 1 Lecture
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
1:48
Introduction to Meditation on Breath
Practice
10:13
Meditation
    1 Download
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 4-6
5
The Roots of Yoga

  • 2 Lectures
Lecture
10:37
Samkhya & Yoga: The View from the Top of the Mountain
Lecture
3:25
FAQs on Samkhya
6
Tapping into Your Innate Freedom and Joy

  • 2 Lectures
Lecture
8:58
Breath: The Core of Yoga Practice
Lecture
2:13
FAQs on Breath: The Core of Yoga Practice
7
The Reach of Asana

  • 4 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
15:04
Foundations of Vinyasa Krama
Lecture
4:15
The Biodynamic and Energetic Effects of Asana
Lecture
7:50
Practice Guided by Nature’s Wisdom
Lecture
5:19
FAQs On The Reach of Asana
Quiz
Chapter 7 Quiz
    1 Download
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 7-9
8
The Dynamics of Laterals

  • 3 Lectures
  • 3 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
3:49
Introduction to Lateral Practice and Pranayama
Practice
9:00
Breakdown of Laterals - Work in the Pose
Practice
82:47
A ParaYoga Lateral Practice
Practice
21:37
A ParaYoga Meditation on the Breath (So Hum)
Assignment
Sequence Reflection Survey
Lecture
4:31
Lateral Sequence Review
Lecture
6:40
Lateral Practice Debrief
    1 Download
  • Reflections on Practice Survey
9
Essentials and the Art of Sequencing

  • 1 Lecture
Lecture
11:26
The Five Essentials of a ParaYoga Practice
10
The Gayatri Mantra: Brightening the Light of Knowledge

  • 1 Lecture
Lecture
9:35
Intro to the Gayatri Mantra
    2 Downloads
  • Gayatri Mantra Call and Response (MP3 file)
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 10-12
11
The Descent of Consciousness into Matter: The Gunas

  • 3 Lectures
Lecture
16:49
Attributes That Pervade All
Lecture
10:24
The Effects of the Gunas
Lecture
7:31
Laws of the Gunas
12
The Descent Of Consciousness Into Matter: The Five Elements And The Doshas

  • 5 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
4:55
The Five Elements
Lecture
4:40
Debrief and FAQs on Samkhya, Gunas, and the Elements
Lecture
19:13
The Ayurveda of Yoga: The Doshas
Lecture
13:18
The Descent Of Consciousness Into Matter: Conclusion
Lecture
6:25
FAQs on Descent Of Consciousness Into Matter
Quiz
Chapter 12 Quiz
13
The Dynamics Of Forward Bends

  • 3 Lectures
  • 3 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
3:04
Introduction to Forward Bend Practice and Third Eye Kriya Meditation
Practice
9:52
Breakdown of Forward Bends - Work in the Pose
Practice
68:55
A ParaYoga Forward Bend Practice
Practice
22:25
Pranayama: Building Exhale Pause Into Third Eye Kriya Meditation
Assignment
Chapter 13 Sequence Review and Mind Map Assignment Form
Lecture
5:30
Forward Bend Sequence Review
Lecture
4:46
Forward Bend Practice Debrief
    2 Downloads
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 13-15
  • Sequence Review And Mind Map Assignment Form
14
Perspectives on Asana, Breath and the Nervous System

  • 6 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
11:07
Different Approaches to Asana, Different Effects
Lecture
13:09
The Aim of Asana: It May Not Be What You Think 
Lecture
7:52
FAQs on the Aim and Approaches to Asana
Lecture
14:18
Introduction to the Nervous System
Lecture
3:13
Intro to 4-Part Supine Complete Breath 
Practice
13:22
4-Part Supine Complete Breath Practice
Lecture
5:34
4-Part Supine Complete Breath Practice Debrief and FAQs
15
Awareness and the Energetic Effects of Breath

  • 3 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
7:35
Awareness and the Breath
Lecture
12:40
Energetic Effects of the Breath
Lecture
5:42
Debrief and FAQs on Energetic Effects of the Breath
Quiz
Chapter 15 Quiz
16
The Dynamics of Twists

  • 3 Lectures
  • 3 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
5:16
Introduction to Twist Practice and Alternate Nostril Breathing
Practice
6:00
Breakdown of Twists - Work in the Pose
Practice
76:34
A ParaYoga Twist Practice
Practice
23:48
Alternate Nostril Breathing and Nishta Dharana Meditation Practice
Assignment
Chapter 16 Sequence Review and Mind Map Assignment Form
Lecture
4:30
Twist Practice Sequence Review
Lecture
5:52
Twist Practice Debrief and FAQs
    2 Downloads
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 16-18
  • Sequence Review And Mind Map Assignment Form
17
Biomechanics and Energetics Chart Review

  • 2 Lectures
Lecture
19:56
Vayu Essentials
Lecture
9:40
The Energetics of Laterals, Forward Bends, and Twists
18
Principles of Sequencing

  • 5 Lectures
  • 1 assignment
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
9:54
Wise Progression Part I
Lecture
10:37
Wise Progression Part II
Lecture
15:26
Wise Progression Part III
Lecture
6:05
Debrief and FAQs on The Principles of Sequencing
Lecture
4:16
Principles of Sequencing Assignment
Assignment
Principles of Sequencing Assignment Submission
Quiz
Principles of Sequencing Quiz
    1 Download
  • Principles of Sequencing Assignment
19
The Doshas In-Depth

  • 10 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
11:10
Vata Dosha In-Depth
Lecture
6:55
Pitta Dosha In-Depth
Lecture
10:49
Kapha Dosha In-Depth
Lecture
4:34
FAQs
Lecture
15:19
Healing the Three Doshas
Lecture
10:52
Yoga to Heal Vata
Practice
52:19
A ParaYoga Practice: Healing Vata
Practice
21:55
Healing Vata Meditation
Assignment
Chapter 19 Sequence Review and Mind Map Assignment Form
Lecture
3:15
Healing Vata Sequence Review
Lecture
8:49
Yoga to Heal Pitta
Lecture
5:31
Yoga to Heal Kapha
Lecture
6:12
Healing the Doshas Debrief and FAQs
Quiz
Chapter 19 Quiz
    2 Downloads
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 19-21
  • Sequence Review And Mind Map Assignment Form
20
Dynamics of Backbends

  • 3 Lectures
  • 3 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
4:40
Introduction to Backbend Practice
Practice
6:46
Breakdown of Backbends - Work in the Pose
Practice
45:37
A ParaYoga Backbend Practice to Reduce Kapha
Practice
22:26
A ParaYoga Meditation On Vyana Vayu And The Heart
Assignment
Chapter 20 Sequence Review and Mind Map Assignment Form
Lecture
4:10
Backbend Practice to Reduce Kapha Sequence Review
Lecture
4:55
Backbend Practice to Reduce Kapha Debrief and FAQs
    1 Download
  • Sequence Review And Mind Map Assignment Form
21
Three Touchstones of a ParaYoga Practice

  • 4 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
10:31
Introduction to the Three Touchstones: Tapas
Lecture
5:49
The Three Touchstones: Vinyasa Krama
Lecture
6:13
The Three Touchstones: Smarana
Lecture
5:35
The Three Touchstones Debrief and FAQs
Quiz
Chapter 21 Quiz
22
Dynamics of Extension Poses

  • 3 Lectures
  • 3 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
1:52
Introduction to Extensions
Practice
4:20
Breakdown of Extensions - Work in the Pose
Practice
53:16
A ParaYoga Extension Practice into 3-Part OM Kriya
Practice
22:37
A ParaYoga Meditation: 3-Part OM Kriya
Assignment
Chapter 22 Sequence Review and Mind Map Assignment Form
Lecture
4:46
ParaYoga Extension Practice Sequence Review
Lecture
5:07
ParaYoga Extension Practice Debrief and FAQs
    2 Downloads
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 22-24
  • Sequence Review And Mind Map Assignment Form
23
The Unexpected Grace and Power of Meditation

  • 4 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
10:37
Asana, Pranayama, Meditation – Your Past, Present, and Future
Lecture
13:22
Meditate, Know Yourself and the Future is Yours
Lecture
9:01
On Mantra & Mantra Meditation
Practice
24:48
Mantra Meditation
Lecture
11:24
Mantra Meditation Debrief and FAQs
Quiz
Chapter 23 Quiz
24
Roots Of ParaYoga

  • 3 Lectures
Lecture
17:25
Lineage of ParaYoga
Lecture
5:31
Roots of ParaYoga Debrief and FAQs
Lecture
9:49
ParaYoga Invocation and In-Depth Explanation
25
ParaYoga Class Template

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
21:10
Sequencing Guidelines—Ideal Class Template
Lecture
5:13
ParaYoga Class Template Debrief and FAQs
Quiz
Chapter 25 Quiz
    1 Download
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 25-27
26
The Dynamics of Inversions

  • 3 Lectures
  • 3 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
1:11
Introduction to Inversions Practice
Practice
4:31
Breakdown of Inversions - Work in the Pose
Practice
83:49
A ParaYoga Inversion Practice
Practice
20:22
Alternate Nostril Breathing into A ParaYoga Mantra Practice
Assignment
Chapter 26 Sequence Review and Mind Map Assignment Form
Lecture
4:19
Inversion Sequence Review
Lecture
6:54
Inversion Sequence Debrief and FAQs
    1 Download
  • Sequence Review And Mind Map Assignment Form
27
Biodynamic and Energetic Chart Conclusion

  • 1 Lecture
Lecture
13:11
Backbends, Inversions and Extensions
28
Yoga Nidra

  • 2 Lectures
  • 1 Practice
Lecture
7:19
Fundamentals of Sleeping on the Cloud of Yoga
Practice
18:33
61 Points
Lecture
6:13
Yoga Nidra Debrief and FAQs
    1 Download
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 28-30
29
Extensions/Maha Mudra

  • 3 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
2:28
Introduction of Maha Mudra
Practice
82:47
Maha Mudra Practice
Practice
20:38
Meditation on the Breath into "So Hum" Mantra
Assignment
Chapter 29 Sequence Review and Mind Map Assignment Form
Lecture
4:22
Maha Mudra Sequence Review
Lecture
6:32
Maha Mudra Practice Debrief
    1 Download
  • Sequence Review And Mind Map Assignment Form
30
Lighting the Heart

  • 3 Lectures
  • 2 Practices
  • 1 assignment
Lecture
3:15
The Power of Deep Backbends
Practice
73:13
A ParaYoga Backbend Practice: Lighting the Heart
Practice
23:36
Bhramari Pranayama into The Heart Kriya Meditation
Assignment
Chapter 30 Sequence Review and Mind Map Assignment Form
Lecture
3:46
Backbend Practice Sequence Review
Lecture
9:16
Backbend Practice Debrief
    1 Download
  • Sequence Review And Mind Map Assignment Form
31
Build Your Guiding Intelligence, Light and Vital Reserve: Prana, Tejas, Ojas

  • 5 Lectures
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
2:47
Fundamentals of the Subtle Doshas
Lecture
8:00
Prana: The Subtle Essence of Vata
Lecture
7:31
Tejas: The Subtle Essence of Pitta
Lecture
11:46
Ojas: The Subtle Essence of Kapha
Lecture
21:25
Cultivate Your Subtle Doshas
Quiz
Chapter 31 Quiz
    1 Download
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Modules 31-32
32
Vinyasa Krama Applied

  • 4 Lectures
  • 2 assignments
  • 1 quiz
Lecture
17:13
Complete Review of The Pranayamas and Meditations of Vinyasa Krama
Lecture
9:19
The Vinyasa Krama Self-Assessment Assignment
Assignment
Designing a Personal Practice: The Vinyasa Krama Self Assessment
Lecture
6:07
Don’t Postpone Your Happiness
Quiz
Final Quiz
Lecture
1:01
Invocation
Assignment
Book Report
    8 Downloads
  • Designing A Personal Practice: The Vinyasa Krama Self Assessment
  • Book Report
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Appendix 1
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Appendix 2
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Appendix 3
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Appendix 4
  • Vinyasa Krama Manual: Glossary
  • Vinyasa Krama Compendium of Techniques

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.

"I think I got a lot more out of the videos than I would have gotten in a live teacher training. "
Virginie M.

"I really enjoyed the Glo course of Vinyasa Krama with Rod Stryker. This online class has enabled me to have access to teachings that I can't access otherwise since I live in Asia. What I liked was the quality and professionalism of the training, the fact that I can follow my own rhythm (and time zone) as well as I can take very detailed notes. I think I got a lot more out of the videos than I would have gotten in a live teacher training. There was so much to learn, yet I could always pause the video to take my notes and I could also rewind and go back to the lesson and practice if I wanted to."

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How does it work?

  • The course content is delivered to you via streaming video on Glo’s state-of-the-art online learning platform.
  • You will access your downloadable 150 page manual, filled with in-depth supporting documents and images. This copyrighted material is yours to keep and use forever.
  • Lectures, practices and specific assignments, all of which have been meticulously organized into 32 chapters with 133 instructional videos total, progressively lead you through the course.
  • You will be able to repeat all or part of nine distinct asana, pranayama and meditation practices, each of which has been designed to complement the lecture content.
  • The course includes interspersed quizzes with automated features, providing you with instant feedback about your comprehension of the main study points.
  • At the end of the course, you’ll have the option of turning in a final assignment that will be reviewed by a senior member of the ParaYoga teaching team, who will provide you with feedback.
  • An online forum, moderated by a senior teacher as well as a regular live video chat with Rod provide further opportunities for interacting and integration of the content.
  • You will have access to Vinyasa Krama 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.
  • You will be eligible for full course credit toward becoming a ParaYoga Certified teacher upon satisfactory completion of the course, final assignment and book report on the suggested reading for the course, The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar.

Total running time is 29 hours.

$499

Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing

with Rod Stryker