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The Four Desires

A ParaYoga Master Training and 3-Day Intensive

Friday, June 3, 2016 - Sunday, June 5, 2016
Himalayan Institute Retreat Center, Honesdale, PA (See Detail)


Rod Stryker

Founder of ParaYoga® and author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom, Rod Stryker is widely recognized ...
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Event Description:

The Four Desires is nothing less than a roadmap to achieving your most fulfilled life. This is a weekend that will empower you to fulfill your destiny. Join Yogarupa Rod Stryker as he leads a weekend intensive based on his book, The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Prosperity, Happiness, and Freedom.

The Four Desires is a best-selling book, a workbook, and a meditation CD, but it all began and continues to be a powerful and truly life-changing process that Rod teaches as live events throughout the year. A course like no other, applying the most profound insights into happiness and lasting fulfillment, the Four Desires process will transform you and your life—forever. This is a course for anyone—those who have never done yoga, experienced yoga students, and yoga teachers alike—that will teach you how to unlock your soul’s potential and empower you to prosper in every area of your life.

Throughout the weekend, Rod will guide you through yoga and meditation practices, yoga nidra (complete physical, emotional, and psychic relaxation) sessions, as well as yogic methods of vichara (discernment, self-reflection) exercises to help you find answers to your life’s most vital questions. He will also provide you with the tools to ensure that you stay on your soul’s brightest path long after the workshop is over. In short, this weekend will empower you to fulfill your highest destiny.

“A human being is born to dive deep into the stream of life, find the hidden treasure, and attain eternal fulfillment.” —The Upanishads

The Four Desires is based on the ancient insight that your soul has four distinct desires:

  • Dharma—the desire for purpose, the drive to become who you are meant to be
  • Artha—the desire for the means (health, security, finances) to prosper materially
  • Kama—the desire for pleasures, such as intimacy, beauty, and love
  • Moksha—the desire for spiritual fulfillment and lasting freedom

The journey of learning to fulfill these four desires is how each of us creates our unique path to lasting happiness and, at the same time, how we each achieve our most vibrant, creative, and meaningful contribution to the world.

Cost of weekend includes your copy of The Four Desires Workbook, which will be handed out on the first session of the weekend.

Event Details

Friday | June 3 | 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 3:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Saturday | June 4 | 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 3:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Sunday | June 5 | 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 3:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m.


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Friday, June 3, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Event Type:
HI Program


Rod Stryker


Himalayan Institute Retreat Center
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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(570) 253-5551