ParaYoga

Rodney Stryker

Yogarupa Rod Stryker”Para” means supreme, highest, ancient and culmination of all efforts. ParaYoga, developed and created by Yogarupa Rod Stryker, is a holistic approach to yoga. It teaches a way to unite all aspects of our lives—from practice on the mat or in meditation to family and work—with the supreme, highest intelligence. The goal is to support people to thrive and live the best lives possible. In July 2011, Rod released his first book dedicated to that process, The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Since then, Sue has been a national consultant for the book.

 

ParaYoga® combines the three rivers of Classical Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda into a comprehensive system to facilitate self-discovery and self-mastery. It is based on science and grounded in tradition and lineage. Classical Yoga is about clearing away the dust so the light can shine: removing obstacles to remembering your highest, most supreme self. Tantra’s focus is working with energy, weaving the fabric of life to bring about transformation of the whole person. Ayurveda‘s focus is harmony with the forces of the universe, of body, breath and spirit.

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Sue‘s approach to ParaYoga, based on her studies with Rod, weaves asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), bandha (locks), mudras (body positions or attitudes of practice), kriya (energy internalization to purify consciousness), laya (elimination of unwanted behavior patterns), chakras (energy centers), kundalini (awakening of dormant energy), visualization, self-reflection, chanting, meditation and mantra (sacred word). Under this style, a teacher is necessary as a guide to accelerate the journey. ParaYoga offers personal meditation practices designed to overcome obstacles and bring about individual clarity and vitality. It helps identify our life‘s purpose so we learn to grow our personal “shakti” (potential) and live fearlessly and joyfully.

Sue‘s goal in teaching is to help each and every student awaken body, breath, mind and spirit on a journey to well-being. Her classes are custom-designed to meet her students’ needs. Classes have a central theme with the intention of building knowledge, strength, flexibility, balance and a deep sense of connection to the higher self. While encouraging self-acceptance, Sue introduces Tantric meditation techniques to bring the student into a state of vibrancy combined with “sattva,” clarity and light. “Every time I teach a class and my students open soft eyes, reluctant to move or leave, I realize why I am teaching yoga,” Sue says. “Students experience awakened energy and a deep feeling of inner peace and connection. I am grateful to be able to share this ancient science with them.”

 

ParaYoga is connected to a 5,000-year-old unbroken lineage of Himalayan masters that has been passed on by word of mouth. Sue also studies extensively with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, spiritual leader of the the Himalayan Institute, in Pennsylvania and her teacher’s teacher.  Specifically, Panditji seeks to provide education, training and an environment conducive to discovering our full potential, then investing that potential to bring about a change in ourselves and the world at large.

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Orla M.

“Thank you for leading me into the world of yoga. It is a constant source of replenishment for body and...
2013-12-28T04:09:56+00:00
“Thank you for leading me into the world of yoga. It is a constant source of replenishment for body and mind. Your teaching seems to be effortless, your energy not ending: soft and strong.”

Pat L.

“I do yoga with Sue in order to be able to walk. When I complete a class I feel as...
2013-12-28T04:10:39+00:00
“I do yoga with Sue in order to be able to walk. When I complete a class I feel as I I’ve grown at least three inches taller. “

Sica N.

“It’s impossible to put my testimonial in words, but Sue is a wonderful teacher whose heart lifting-classes serve as lessons...
2013-12-28T04:11:17+00:00
“It’s impossible to put my testimonial in words, but Sue is a wonderful teacher whose heart lifting-classes serve as lessons to carry through life.”

Margaret H.

“Sue’s deep love for yoga and her generosity of spirit infuse her teaching. Her classes are nicely paced and structured...
2013-12-28T04:11:40+00:00
“Sue’s deep love for yoga and her generosity of spirit infuse her teaching. Her classes are nicely paced and structured for those who want to go within. And Sue is proactively alert to every student’s special needs, and right there to help out.”

Roberta S.

“Her profound ability to teach yoga and meditation practices have changed my life on a very deep and personal level....
2013-12-28T04:12:13+00:00
“Her profound ability to teach yoga and meditation practices have changed my life on a very deep and personal level. With her guidance, I now meditate daily and I am forever changed by this practice. She is passionate about self-study and her own studies with her teacher, and she graciously passes these lessons along to those who are fortunate to be one of her students. With much encouragement from her, I have developed from a ‘fearful/bad back student’ to a serious student and yoga teacher who is currently enrolled in her 500-hour yoga teacher training program.”

Barbara G.

“Sue’s gentle intelligence and prodding brought me to new understanding of my body. And her restorative workshops are delicious!”
2014-01-10T02:47:50+00:00
“Sue’s gentle intelligence and prodding brought me to new understanding of my body. And her restorative workshops are delicious!”

Christin A.

“Sue has been a patient and compassionate guide on my path of yoga, meditation and Reiki work. She has a...
2014-01-10T03:08:48+00:00
“Sue has been a patient and compassionate guide on my path of yoga, meditation and Reiki work. She has a spirit that radiates light and possibility. As a teacher, she gently adjusts her lessons/suggestions to fit wherever I happen to be physically or emotionally at the time. It is indeed a blessing to work with her.”

Rachel W.

“Beyond mastery of postures, the breath work, meditations and teachings that Sue Neufeld offers in her classes have nurtured my...
2014-01-10T03:09:59+00:00
“Beyond mastery of postures, the breath work, meditations and teachings that Sue Neufeld offers in her classes have nurtured my spirit as well as my body and have changed my consciousness and transformed my life”.

Debra W.

"Sue's skillful guidance and clear perception have been invaluable to me as I navigate through some of life's most challenging...
2014-01-16T17:58:43+00:00
"Sue's skillful guidance and clear perception have been invaluable to me as I navigate through some of life's most challenging transitions. In addition to private coaching, I have had the opportunity to witness Sue coach others. She is at once gentle and fierce in her determination to illuminate truth and help others uncover their innate wisdom."

Dee S.

"Sue's vast knowledge of ParaYoga and her unique teaching techniques made yoga come alive for me.  Her devotion to her...
2014-01-16T17:59:59+00:00
"Sue's vast knowledge of ParaYoga and her unique teaching techniques made yoga come alive for me.  Her devotion to her yoga practice, her understanding of Tantra, her compassion for all beings is truly inspirational."

Kathryn T.

"I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Sue in many capacities over the years. Sue's expertise in working...
2014-01-16T18:00:56+00:00
"I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Sue in many capacities over the years. Sue's expertise in working with ParaYoga and the "Four Desires" is brilliant! I refer students to her and each time they write me to thank me for introducing them to Sueji"

Tina S.

"Sue Neufeld's teachings, energy, Para Yoga classes, and manner of being in this world have quite honestly changed my life....
2014-01-16T18:01:48+00:00
"Sue Neufeld's teachings, energy, Para Yoga classes, and manner of being in this world have quite honestly changed my life.  I have been listening to and learning from Sue for nearly a decade.  I have experienced, attended, many teachers of the yogic tradition...none have spoken to me and made such a heart and soul felt difference as Sue has.  She both teaches and lives by the word of her teachers and her teachers' teachers...yet her teachings are stamped with her own unique spirit and thought.  Her wisdom of the ages and beyond is palpable in her teachings and in her presence.  Her voice and energy is always evolving and being shared.  She has a following wherever she goes and speaks to individuals in all walks of life.  I am forever grateful to Sue."

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