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in Bend, Oregon, sponsored by THE STUDIO

May 18-20
9:30am-6:00pm daily + Follow-up Session (TBA)

  • Fully accredited towards ParaYoga ® certification

  • Follow-up Session via Skype or E-Mail

  • Local organic vegetarian lunch included daily

  • Four Desires workbook included

  • Recordings of meditations and yoga will be made available to students after the training

  • Counts as 24 CTE hours

  • Cost: $395, $355 Early Bird / for returning students: $245, $195 Early Bird (EB December 31)


"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." — Frederick Buechner

THE FOUR DESIRES is a modern rendition of an ancient approach to self-transformation. It is a game-changer. This is not a traditional book group, but is process-oriented and draws from ancient Vedic teachings around self-reflection. With the guidance of a teacher to introduce and lead these practices, this FOUR DESIRES course will offer supportive tools intended to unfold our highest purpose, our soul's calling, and lead us onto a path of courage and joy. 

The Four Desires process helps us identify Dharma - our soul's unique purpose, and that which brings the deepest joy.  We then uncover Vikalpa - the very hidden and insidious obstacles that sabotage and prevent us from manifesting our highest purpose. Finally, we establish Sankalpa - an intention that aligns with Dharma to move us forward along our path. Ultimately, we will learn a process of dissolving our obstacles as we simultaneously empower our desires.  

Our lives have a trajectory, largely determined by unconscious thought patterns that are driving us in one direction, while blocking us from our highest potential. Once we identify these thought patterns. they loosen their hold on us. We use the yogic practices of self-reflection, meditation, and yoga nidra to bypass the intellect and access the unconscious mind as well as the Buddhi - our inner guide of wisdom. By cultivating our intuitive wisdom and planting seeds of intention directly into the unconscious mind, we completely transform the trajectory of our lives. We begin to answer the calling of the soul.
Each session will include lecture / discussion followed by guided meditation, and journaling that grows out of meditation. Be prepared for simple asana before we meditate. Guided meditations and yoga nidra will be recorded and available for all students to take home.

Key topics we will cover:

  • Understand the role of desire in the spiritual life

  • Clarify your missions of need, pleasure, purpose, and spirit

  • Access intuition, self-awareness, and omniscience

  • Undo the beliefs and tendencies that sabotage fulfillment

  • Learn the spiritual principles of shaping personal destiny

  • Transform through deep relaxation and new life-affirming intentions

  • Release the bondage of negative thinking as self-fulfilling prophecy

  • Use any and all life-experiences as leverage to greater freedom

Pre-Requisite: No previous yoga experience needed to attend the Four Desires Workshop

Required Reading: The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom by Rod Stryker. We strongly recommend you read the Introduction and Parts I – III prior to the start of the course. We also strongly recommend getting The Four Desires CD that has accompanying meditations. Both book and CD are available here.

CEs for RYTs: 24

Registration & Cancellation Policies:

  • The $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen. Any remaining balance is due by the start date.
  • Early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than the Early Bird date above. If total costs are not paid in full by this date, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future Devanadi events.
  • Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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