• April 18, 2014
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 04/18/2014 10:00 am 04/18/2014 4:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Tantra Yoga and the Deep Psyche: Stretching the Limits of Yoga and Psychology with Rod Stryker & Mariana Caplan The class explores the use of music to clear and open energetic channels and as a gateway for therapeutic processes and community peacemaking. Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 false MM/DD/YYYY

Part of the Yoga & Psyche Conference>>

Yoga expands psychology, while developments in trauma research, neuroscience, and somatic psychology deepen yoga. The methodology of the ancient tradition of tantra expands the reach of yoga through its sublime perspective on the human condition: a limitless spiritual capacity within the body, and also a way to "divinize" the world and experience sacredness in life. Tantra teaches that to live our fullest potential we must embrace, understand, and accept both the light of our souls as well as the darkness of our unconscious. New developments in Western psychology give us tools and approaches that complement and add to yoga, in terms of how to explore, heal, and integrate our deep psyche.

This six-hour workshop leads up to the Yoga & Psyche Conference. In the workshop, which includes a combination of tantric yoga philosophy, asana, and depth psychology, we will:

  • Engage in practices that awaken dormant powers of our psyche and enliven our connection to our divine potential
  • Use tantra and psychology to learn to overcome our psychological and psychic barriers to obtain deep fulfillment
  • Experience within our bodies the wonders of what happens when we stretch the paradigms of both yoga and psychology to include each other


Rod Stryker is widely considered one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. He is founder of ParaYoga®. His book, The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom is a synthesis of his more than 30 years of teaching on the intersection of yogic wisdom, transpersonal psychology, and contemplative studies. He is a senior student of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, in the ancient tantric tradition of Sri Vidya, and one of only a few North Americans transmitting an authentic, living tradition that has been practiced and handed down from teacher to student for literally thousands of years. In addition to contributing to countless news and magazine articles, he is a regular keynote speaker at conferences. He leads teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats worldwide.


Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, lifelong yogi, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including the award-winning Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path. As a psychotherapist, she specializes in using somatic approaches to therapy to support spiritual practitioners and teachers of all traditions to heal trauma and thrive, as well as working with complex spiritual traumas within spiritual communities. As a yogi, she founded and teaches The Yoga & Psyche Method, based on the Somatic Experiencing model of Peter Levine, which integrates the insights of trauma research and yogic practices.


Friday, April 18, 2014
Hotel Whitcomb
1231 Market Street, San Francisco
$150/$175/$200 public (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
$75 Yoga & Psyche Conference attendees
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