ParaYoga Master Training

The Four Desires

The Yoga of Fulfillment

A 3-day ParaYoga® Master Training (PYMT)

Breakthrough to create a life of lasting happiness, prosperity and fulfillment!

Four DesiresAre you feeling stuck? Do you keep repeating the same mistakes in trying to pursue a dream or a life goal?

There is a method of self-inquiry that can help untangle your unconscious resistance to achieving your life purpose. There is a systematic method for getting your life back on track so that you do not let your dreams and goals slip away.

Based on the ancient teachings of the Vedas and the Upanishads, Rod Stryker, one of the US’s preeminent yoga teachers cultivated a method of achieving your soul’s highest purpose in his book, The Four Desires.

ParaYoga® Level III master teacher and guide, Tricia Fiske, is a student of Rod Stryker and will lead students in this life changing course.  Tricia will be assisted by Lisa Bertke, a ParaYoga® Level II Certified teacher.

As we humans are creatures of habit (both unproductive and productive), habits of thought and self-image can become so deeply ingrained that it takes some self-reflection to identify the patterns of behavior that need changing. Our brain gets so deeply programmed over time that we forget the optimism and opportunity that helped us stay connected to our dreams and passions.

The Four Desires is open to practitioners and teachers of all levels. 

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This also counts as official ParaYoga PYMT credit towards the ParaYoga® Master Training program Level 1 Certification.

Upcoming Four Desires Trainings


A Weekend Immersion: Friday-Sunday, XXX–XXX

Time: 10:30am–3:30pm
Cost: TBA

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The Four Desires – Yoga of Fulfillment guides you through a unique process to help identify your intentions, overcome self-defeating ideas and behaviors, and recognize your soul’s purpose. 

Yoga is the path to find fulfillment in not one, but two realms: the spiritual and the worldly. Your soul longs to find the peace born from merging with your source. 

This training is about the yoga of life, helping you to rediscover meaning and purpose. The training is interactive, challenging, and focused on connecting to the inner self that can lead you toward lasting fulfillment and freedom. 


The Four Desires by Rod Stryker


  • 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


Tricia Fiske, ParaYoga® Level III Certified Teacher

Tricia Fiske has been a student of yoga since 1997, began teaching in 1999, and has been studying exclusively with ParaYoga® founder Yogarupa Rod Stryker since 2000. She is a Level III Certified ParaYoga instructor and is primary faculty at Prairie Yoga Teacher Training. Tricia came to yoga after an unexpected life change that left her full of self-doubt. Yoga helped her see herself clearly again and understand that when things happen, they often bring about profound but powerful change aligning you with your dharma. Read Tricia’s full bio >

lisa bertke

Lisa Bertke is the founder and owner of Prana Yoga Center who has been teaching yoga for 20 years, is a ParaYoga Level II certified teacher, E-RYT 500, and a certified Four Desires Trainer under the direction of Rod Stryker the founder of ParaYoga.  Lisa is also a Certified Ayurveda Specialist and near completion of the Ayurveda Health Counselor Graduate School with the Himalayan Institute, a NAMA approved program. Read Lisa’s full bio >

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