Join master teacher, Rod Stryker for his return to Your Community Yoga Center and what promises to be an inspiring, empowering, and life-changing weekend. Saturday and Sunday Rod will shed light on how asanas, the breath and varying approaches to meditation) can be used to systematically address our individual needs, and, in the process, fulfill the potential of practice. Sunday afternoon will explore the Yoga of Fulfillment, which outlines the yogic keys to achieving a life of purpose, happiness, prosperity, and fulfillment.
All levels of dedicated students welcome for the entire workshop or individual classes.
Rajas Guna Aspire, Empower, and Expand Saturday 9:30am -12:30pm
We discuss the role of rajas and its relationship to evolution and expansion. Through practice we activate the qualities that help us overcome inner and outer limitations. Specific postures, sequencing, breath and Bhavana awaken the force that fuels growth and transformation.
Tamas Guna Stability and Grounding
Steadiness in the midst of change and confidence in the midst of uncertainty are the hallmarks of self-mastery and the culmination of asana. Practice will emphasize yogic techniques that lead to being still, grounded, stable, and calm.
Sattwa Guna Freedom and Illumination
Sunday 9:30am -12:30pm
Sattwa is the balance that leads to clarity, calm, and the recognition of spirit’s effulgent light. Our focus is on the practices that unlock awareness and the power of soul, that allow us to fully shine internally and externally.
The Four Desires The Yoga of Fulfillment, The Art of Sankalpa, and The Science of Destiny Sunday 2-4pm
The Yoga of Fulfillment – the subject of Rod’s new book, The Four Desires – outlines the practical and powerful approach to truly embodying the highest principles of Yoga. The Yoga tradition provides teachings for seekers to achieve both spiritual as well as worldly fulfillment––mukti and bhukti. Discussion will cover finding your soul’s purpose, the keys to happiness, the spiritual principles of shaping destiny, and achieving lasting freedom.
Full Weekend Fee: $240 & 6.35% CT state tax. $65 + sales tax/any Guna segment, $55 + sales tax for 4 Desires.
PreRegistration Required. $100 Non-Refundable Registration Deposit.
or click here to sign up online for Full Weekend or Individual Sessions!
Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga®. He is widely respected as one of the country’s leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. Gleaned from more than thirty years of intensive study and practice, Rod’s teaching weaves together a depth of understanding and experience with a truly unique ability to make the ancient teachings and practices accessible to students of all levels. Rod trains teachers and leads retreats, workshops, and trainings worldwide.
Your Community Yoga Center at 39 Putnam Ave., Hamden, Ct 06517 located in the greater New Haven area, servicing Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, Northford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge. Offering yoga for Beginners, All-levels yoga, ParaYoga®, Gentle/Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga for Teens, Yoga for Tweens, Vinyasa Yoga, Pre-Natal Yoga, Senior/Gentle Yoga, Anusara Inspired Yoga, Belly Dance, Hatha-Tantra Yoga, Tantra Meditation, Buddhist Meditation, Ayurveda, Early Morning Sunrise Yoga and free yoga classes for the community. Our bookstore carries books on yoga, meditation, and ayurveda as well as cds, yoga mats, blocks, props and jewelry. Formerly The Connecticut Yoga Center.