This training explores Hatha as a foundation to lead you into the tradition of Tantra Yoga as the full flowering of yoga. You will experience practice as a means to unlock the power of yoga, enabling you to become more masterful in your understanding of and capacity to share yogic knowledge and techniques, and achieve greater worldly and spiritual success.
As described in the various texts of tantra, Hatha Yoga is comprised of: asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mudra, mantra, and meditation, as well as practices pertaining to kundalini awakening along with a seemingly endless array of other techniques and knowledge.
Master teacher and guide, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, leads you on a step-by-step journey of self-empowerment and discovery. Through theory and practice, this training demystifies the tantric approach to yoga, exploring its key touchstones of practice and wisdom that open the doorway to thriving physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
By providing infinite ways to expand the reach and power yoga, tantra is yoga’s most complete and sublime approach. Incorporating the wisdom of ayurveda and the whole of brahma vidya (“supreme science”), tantra provides a direct and accelerated path to achieving life’s ultimate aims.
The course features a synergistic blend of theory and practice, supporting materials, learning opportunities, automated quizzes and various 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 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. Each of these deepens your understanding of the breadth of possible outcomes and 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, Tantra Unveiled by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, 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.
It's recommended that this Course be taken in the following order with these other Courses:
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.
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.
Total running time is 21 hours.