The Four Desires: The Yoga of Fulfillment

September 22nd – 24th, 2017

This workshop is SOLD OUT. To be placed on the wait list please call 8 Limbs Capitol Hill at 206.325.8221. 

According to ancient wisdom, the four aims of life: purpose, prosperity, pleasure and freedom provide the roadmap to achieving your most fulfilling, joyful and meaningful life. Achieving all four of these desires is the key to lasting happiness.

The Four Desires, also known as The Yoga of Fulfillment, is the inspiring, empowering and life-changing process, based on these ancient, time-tested teachings that Rod Stryker created for anyone seeking a better, more fulfilled life. The Four Desires will unleash your vision and power to thrive, show you how to tap into the power of your soul and guide you to become who you were meant to be, the place where worldly and spiritual prosperity meet.

The Four Desires is a now best-selling book, a workbook, and meditation CD, but it all began as 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 short 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 like 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.

This is a yoga training like no other. Guided by master teacher, Rod Stryker, you will uncover your life’s purpose, discover your heart’s desires and learn how to apply tantric science in the art of fulfilling them, heighten your intuition, learn the ancient process for fulfilling specific intentions and apply the most effective processes for breaking free from your non-constructive patterns. This is a process for anyone––whether you have never done yoga or you’re an expert­­­­––wanting a better, richer, more meaningful life.

To purchase the book, workbook or 2-CD practice set click here.

The Four Desires is a step-by-step process that will enable you to:

  • Uncover your life’s unique purpose
  • Discover your heart’s desires and increase your capacity to fulfill them
  • Understand and transform your non-constructive patterns
  • Access lasting peace
  • Overcome future challenges
  • Live more joyfully and intentionally
  • Tap into the healing and strengthening power of deep meditation and systematic, complete relaxation
  • Heighten your intuition
  • Make your most creative and meaningful contribution to the world

Recommended Reading

The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom by Rod Stryker

To prepare for the course we strongly recommend you read The Four Desires beforehand (at a minimum, the introduction and parts I – III).

This book can be purchased at 8 Limbs on the ParaYoga website or via Amazon; it is recommended that you read this prior to the training. The cost of the weekend workshop does include The Four Desires Workbook. You will receive this at check-in on the first day.


Friday-Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm* and 3-6:15pm
*Optional yoga practice taught by senior ParaYoga instructors will be offered at no additional cost 8:30-9:15am. Join us if you are able; yoga practice time is limited in this workshop as it is primarily interpersonal work.

Teacher:  Rod Stryker

Location:  THE SUMMIT

Cost: $425 through September 1, $460 after. Price include The Four Desires Workbook (but does not include The Four Desires book).

This workshop is now full, though we may be able to add a few more spaces after September 1. To be added to the wait list please call 206.325.8221 so that we can contact you should spaces open up at that time or before the cancellation deadline. 

Lodging Information

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.