The Four Desires: A ParaYoga® Master Training
October 11-13, 2019
Friday 6-9 PM
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Join Mary Bruce for this transformative three-day workshop based on Rod Stryker’s best selling book, The Four Desires: Creating A Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom.
The Four Desires
The inspiring, empowering and life-changing process, based on these ancient, time-tested teachings 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.
This counts fully toward the ParaYoga Master Training program.
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 is a best-selling book, a workbook and meditation CD
, but it all began and continues to be, a powerful and truly life-changing process. A course like no other, applying the most profound insights into happiness and lasting fulfilment, 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, Certified Four Desires Trainer and Level 3 ParaYoga teacher, Mary Bruce
, 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. Mary 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 fulfil your highest destiny.
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 fulfilment and lasting freedom
The journey of learning to fulfil 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.
- 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.
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 fulfil 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.
“A human being is born to dive deep into the stream of life, find the hidden treasure and attain eternal fulfilment.” -from the Upanishads
For all details and to REGISTER
The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom by Rod Stryker
The Four Desires Workbook, the companion to the book which will be used for journaling purposes at the training.
To prepare for the course we strongly recommend
you read The Four Desires beforehand. At a minimum, the introduction and parts I – III.
There is no need to read through the workbook prior to the training, but please bring it with you. Both the book and workbook can be purchased on the ParaYoga website
or via Amazon US
or Amazon Spain
Mary Bruce is an internationally beloved yoga teacher and educator who creates sacred space and presence for her students. Mary is a torch bearer. A beacon of light. A rare guide that is breaking the mold of the modern climate of yoga. Her teachings light us up and help us manifest our deepest desires.
Through a deep connection with each of her students, Mary expresses and teaches in a way that has been described as “pouring the goddess” straight from her mouth. She has an organic, poetic language for her teachings so students find their own inner truth of yoga and living. By being gifted with the ability to be both rooted and wild, gentle and fierce, joyful and deep, Mary’s teaching style integrates all energies so students can truly intersect light and shadow, the god and goddess. Her gentle and calming attention help her students find comfort in the moments of discomfort and to build confidence while challenging the edges of their self limitations.
Mary teaches all levels with an emphasis on the philosophical teachings of yoga that remain true to her linage. You will not find her classes “dumbed down” or diluted. She trusts her students' ability to understand the essence of yoga. While she pays honor to what has been passed onto her, she also stays true to herself and most importantly- true to each student, meeting them all exactly where they are. She guides her classes through all layers of yoga- from the flesh to the bone to the soul. She brings attention to detail (alignment), awareness of breath (pranayama), connection with divine source (bhavana), intelligent sequencing (vinyasa krama),
as well as, Ayurveda, visualization, meditation, mantra and more to each and every one of her classes.
Her wish for each student is that they practice expressing who they truly are. To radically embody that truth. And that their truth bring greater peace, to themselves, to this world. A yoga teacher since 1997, Mary considers herself a forever student and began her journey in 1995 with Julie Crutchfield. She was so inspired by what she learned with Julie she continued her studies with her Teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker in 1998. Mary Bruce is now a senior student of Rod Stryker’s and is Level II ParaYoga® Certified, a Certified Four Desires Trainer and a member of the Para Yoga certification board. She is also a 500 hour E-RYT Yoga Alliance teacher, a Relax and Renew trainer under the mentorship of Judith Lasiter, a certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator and a Reike Master. Mary directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona from 2004-2008. She also co-directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Practice Yoga in New York City in 2009 and co-directed the Yoga For Life 300 Hr. Master Immersion into The Yoga Tradition Program from 2011-2014. She currently trains teachers in Arizona, California and Switzerland. Mary has written for internationally known magazines such as Yoga International, Origin and Mantra Magazine, and is featured on Gather Yoga. Mary occasionally travels with musicians such as Jennifer Nettles and the band Sugarland to bring yoga and wellness on tour.
Mary currently teaches throughout the United States and abroad, dedicating her life to spreading her love for yoga and all the ancient wisdom in a new and radiant light.