Rod Stryker


Rod Stryker is a world-renowned meditation teacher, yoga educator, and thought-leader. One of the world’s leading yoga and meditation teachers, Rod Stryker has dedicated the last 40 years of his life to improving the lives of others through his teaching, lectures, writing, leadership, and service. 

Rod is the founder of ParaYoga®, and the author of two books—his first, The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom, and his second, Enlightened Sleep, soon to be released. He is the creator of one of the world’s most comprehensive online yoga training programs and most recently, Sanctuary with Rod Stryker: the meditation & yoga nidra app with deep sleep, yoga, and pranayama (breathing) practices. 

Rod has also written numerous articles on yoga and meditation, has been featured in countless interviews, and has been a keynote speaker and presenter at a multitude of conferences internationally.

Rod Stryker is renowned for making ancient wisdom and practices accessible to modern audiences. He continues to share the gifts of his practice, discipleship, and life with diverse audiences beyond the yoga world––which is to say, anyone wanting to experience the tools (such as meditation and deep relaxation) that help them successfully navigate an ever-changing world, or those simply looking to improve their quality of life and well-being. 

Raised in Los Angeles, California, Rod attended Beverly Hills High School and the University of Denver, in addition to studying abroad. He was 19 years old when he began his study of yoga. He taught his first class in 1980 and seven years later, led his first teacher training.

In addition to mentoring hundreds of teachers and thousands of students worldwide, Rod Stryker also serves on the board of Give Back Yoga Foundation and is a featured faculty member of Yoga International. Rod is father to four amazing souls and currently lives in Boise, Idaho.