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The Four Desires: A ParaYoga® Master Training with Lisa Hafner & Mirella Garigen

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 the inspiring, empowering and life-changing process, based on these ancient, time-tested teachings that Yogarupa 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 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 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. RSVP HERE:

Throughout the weekend, Certified Four Desires Trainer and Yoga Therapist Lisa Hafner 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. Lisa also provides 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.

Counts as FULL CREDIT toward the ParaYoga Master Training program

“A human being is born to dive deep into the stream of life, find the hidden treasure and attain eternal fulfillment.” -from 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. 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.

The workshop intensive will be held on the campus of Central Westside, host to Living Yoga Dallas, Westside Wellness, Central Christian Church, and Mastermind Meditates. Enjoy spacious lawns, tall shade trees, a meditation garden and tree swings in the heart of Dallas.

Read more from the ParaYoga Site here

Topics Covered

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
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 via Amazon or by contacting First 3 people to RSVP receive a FREE workbook and book!

Training includes:

  • Full credit toward the ParaYoga Master Training program

  • The Four Desires workbook

  • Follow up session after training ( Skype, Zoom, email)


Thursday Night - 6pm Dinner and Introductions

Friday 2pm-8pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Cost: $375, $350 if you pay in full by August 15

Preregistration required. Must pay by in full by September 8.

To make payments or for a PayPal invoice, contact Kirsten@LivingYoga - subject "4D Dallas"

A portion of ticket sales are donated to The Widows Journey: Encouraging widows to move forward with confidence and a sense of purpose by providing education, resources, and peer support.

Click here to donate a ticket to a widow in need ($325)

Earlier Event: September 19
Yoga for Graceful Aging with Kirsten