Tantra is the most complete and sublime approach to Yoga. Like the thread of a necklace, Tantra links all the gems that are the diverse practices of yoga (including asana, pranayama, visualization, bandha, energy work, subtle anatomy, meditation, and bhakti) into a single, exalted approach. Yet, despite Tantra’s reach and profundity, many modern yogis remain unclear, even confused, about Tantra––moreover, how to apply it.
With asana as our foundation, Rod will lead a two day workshop that will feature dynamic classes that will expand your understanding through a tapestry of tantric hatha practices that will seamlessly integrate: bandha, mudra, pranayama, mantra, kriya, and meditation. These sessions will provide a unique opportunity to take your practice, wherever it is, to the next level and to experience the vast and auspicious landscape where the ancient traditions of Tantra and yoga meet.
Tantra Yoga Vinyasa: Asana, Bandha, Mudra (Saturday) 1-3:30pm
Tantra Yoga views the body as a sacred altar and teaches that “worship” means learning to master the dormant force in the spine called shakti/kundalini. In this workshop you’ll experience a dynamic progression of Tantric Hatha techniques––and learn about the basis for its systematic approach. Starting with accessible asanas, then building to bandhas and finally mudras––you’ll activate our body’s latent forces that lead to the final goals of yoga––freedom in the world and beyond it.
Tantra Yoga Vinyasa: Awakening the Sacred Channel (Sunday) 1-3:30pm
According to Tantra, the spine––and more specifically, the energy channel inside it, called Sushumna––is the abode of our soul’s untapped potential, the source of our creative energy and spirit. All yoga practice is meant to prepare us for tapping into this sacred channel. However, in this class we move through a sequence of asanas, pranayama, and meditation specifically designed to awaken this central channel and to unlock the spiritual energy that resides within it. Some theory gets us started.
Cost-One workshop $60.
Cost-Both workshops $108
Rod Stryker is an author, teacher and speaker. A world-renowned meditation teacher and yoga educator, he is the author of two books, including: The Four Desires and the soon-to-be-released Enlightened Sleep. He developed one of the most comprehensive online yoga programs in the world as well as the meditation app, Sanctuary.
Rod has spent nearly 40 years sharing his study, knowledge and experience. He has mentored hundreds of teachers and thousands of students worldwide. Rod is known for his ability to translate ancient wisdom and to make life-changing practices accessible for modern audiences. He is father to four amazing souls and currently lives in Idaho.