Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing

with Rod Stryker


Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing offers students and teachers of all levels the opportunity to experience and learn how to share the full scope and life-changing promise of yoga. Created and taught by Rod Stryker, one of the world‘s leading yoga and meditation teachers and founder of ParaYoga® , this course guides you deep into the science of yoga practice. Combining the key teachings of Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda, it walks you step-by-step into an in-depth and comprehensive study of the limitless potential of practice through integrated lecture/study and experiential content. You will learn to masterfully apply the principles and practices of the yoga tradition to positively affect the whole of your–or your students’––life.

Vinyasa Krama ("wise progression") refers to the science of sequencing. It is the body of knowledge that allows you to systematically design classes to achieve specific goals, through a carefully crafted progression–– practices with a seamless beginning, middle and end. Your study of Vinyasa Krama will include the time-tested systems of knowledge of Ayurveda––the science of well being; pranayama—the science of breath; asana––—the methodology related to our bodily systems; meditation––—the science of mind, and ultimately, soul and tantra—the ancient tradition that weaves together the worlds of spirit, energy and matter.

These core teachings are the source for your study and practice throughout the training. All the course components (including the online platform, downloadable manual, online forums, automated quizzes and assignments) allow you to assimilate the essential knowledge you’ll need to be able to design the safest, most efficient and most effective classes. By the time you are done, you will have a new appreciation for the reach and power of practice; you will be prepared to design an array of classes with specific outcomes and to teach yoga as a holistic science––one that that touches body, mind and soul.


This course has been designed for dedicated students and teachers of all levels, who want to practice or teach more masterfully.

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133 videos
organized into
32 chapters

The course features a synergistic blend of theory and practice, supporting materials, learning opportunities, automated quizzes and assignments. Lectures progress systematically, focusing on translating the key insights of the ancient tradition and translating them into the practical knowledge you'll use to create exceptional classes. A downloadable 140-plus page manual with cross-referencing to corresponding videos, provides additional study content. Nine different practices highlighting specific approaches to asana, pranayama and meditation techniques have been partitioned throughout the course, allowing you to easily locate a practice and repeat it again and again. In addition, there is a guided yoga nidra practice. Each of these deepens your understanding of the breadth of possible outcomes and the process for designing intentional practices.

A special feature on the online platform allows you to enter and save your personal notes as you view the content. Automated quizzes have been placed strategically throughout the course, allowing you to assess your comprehension of the main study points. A final assignment encapsulates the entirety of the course. A recommended reading assignment, The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar, helps you to further your mastery of the program's concepts.

Successful completion of the course, including it's assignments and required reading, makes you eligible for curriculum credit toward ParaYoga's Yoga Alliance approved 300-hour Master Yoga Training as well as ParaYoga Certification. Please refer to the notes at the end of the last video or the PDF entitled "Obtaining a Certificate of Completion from ParaYoga" for instructions on how to receive your certificate. If you'd like these details prior to completing the course on Glo, please reach out to

Required Reading: THE HEART OF YOGA by TKV Desikachar (pp IX-140 or Parts I and II)

Comprehensive video lectures translate complex topics into user-friendly language.

Watch and learn with dynamic visual demonstrations.

Bring the teachings onto your mat through asana and meditation practices.

Learn from master teachers in the comfort of your home.

Welcome to Vinyasa Krama
3 Lectures
The Three Rivers of ParaYoga
5 Lectures 1 quiz
Opening The Book On Vinyasa Krama
3 Lectures 1 quiz
Touching the Soul
1 Lecture 1 Practice
The Roots of Yoga
2 Lectures
Tapping into Your Innate Freedom and Joy
2 Lectures
The Reach of Asana
4 Lectures 1 quiz
The Dynamics of Laterals
3 Lectures 3 Practices 1 assignment
Essentials and the Art of Sequencing
1 Lecture
The Gayatri Mantra: Brightening the Light of Knowledge
1 Lecture
The Descent of Consciousness into Matter: The Gunas
3 Lectures
The Descent Of Consciousness Into Matter: The Five Elements And The Doshas
5 Lectures 1 quiz
The Dynamics Of Forward Bends
3 Lectures 3 Practices 1 assignment
Perspectives on Asana, Breath and the Nervous System
6 Lectures 1 Practice
Awareness and the Energetic Effects of Breath
3 Lectures 1 quiz
The Dynamics of Twists
3 Lectures 3 Practices 1 assignment
Biomechanics and Energetics Chart Review
2 Lectures
Principles of Sequencing
5 Lectures 1 assignment 1 quiz
The Doshas In-Depth
10 Lectures 2 Practices 1 assignment 1 quiz
Dynamics of Backbends
3 Lectures 3 Practices 1 assignment
Three Touchstones of a ParaYoga Practice
4 Lectures 1 quiz
Dynamics of Extension Poses
3 Lectures 3 Practices 1 assignment
The Unexpected Grace and Power of Meditation
4 Lectures 1 Practice 1 quiz
Roots Of ParaYoga
3 Lectures
ParaYoga Class Template
2 Lectures 1 quiz
The Dynamics of Inversions
3 Lectures 3 Practices 1 assignment
Biodynamic and Energetic Chart Conclusion
1 Lecture
Yoga Nidra
2 Lectures 1 Practice
Extensions/Maha Mudra
3 Lectures 2 Practices 1 assignment
Lighting the Heart
3 Lectures 2 Practices 1 assignment
Build Your Guiding Intelligence, Light and Vital Reserve: Prana, Tejas, Ojas
5 Lectures 1 quiz
Vinyasa Krama Applied
4 Lectures 1 assignment 1 quiz

This course is
part of a sequence

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. He has taught for nearly thirty-five years and authored, \"The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom\" as well as countless articles on yoga and ...

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Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing

with Rod Stryker