As the founder of ParaYoga, Rod Stryker is renowned for his depth of knowledge, practical wisdom, and unique ability to transmit the deepest teachings to modern audiences. Stryker has taught for more than thirty years, training teachers and leading corporate seminars, yoga retreats and workshops throughout the world. Acclaimed as a leading voice for the ancient traditions, accomplished yogi, teacher, lecturer and writer, Stryker is widely considered to be one of the preeminent yoga and meditation teachers in the United States. Called to teach early in his studies, Rod Stryker taught his first class in 1980 and his first teacher training in 1989. After nearly two decades of studentship, Rod became the only American disciple of Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger and Yogiraj Alan Finger to be given the title Yogiraj??master of Yoga. Since 1999, Rod has been a student of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. and a lineage holder in the tradition of Sri Vidya. After decades of study, intensive practice and apprenticeship with internationally-renowned Yoga masters, Rod founded ParaYoga?. Today, Rod Stryker has taught for more than 35 years, dedicating his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, creativity, leadership, service and family life. His down-to-earth approach is informed by his mastery of the sublime teachings.