A Loren Crawford Training

April 24 & 25 + May 1 & 2, 2021
11 A.M. TO 7 P.M. EACH DAY

Do you want to have a better understanding of yourself and your life choices?

Would having more tools of self-inquiry benefit you and your students?

Would becoming a stronger guide or coach benefit your students?

Are you ready to explore practices to help you and your students make more life-affirming decisions?

If so, this training is for you!

The Four Desires guides you through a unique, step-by-step process to help identify intentions, overcome self-defeating ideas and behaviors and recognize your soul’s purpose.

According to ancient wisdom, the four aims of life: purpose, prosperity, pleasure and freedom provide the roadmap to achieving your most fulfilling, joyful and meaningful life.

The four desires are:

Dharma—the desire for purpose, the drive to become who you are meant to be

Artha—the desire for the means (health, security, finances) to prosper materially

Kama—the desire for pleasures like intimacy, beauty, and love

Moksha—the desire for spiritual fulfillment and lasting freedom

The journey of learning to fulfill these four desires is how each of us creates our unique path to lasting happiness and, at the same time, how we each achieve our most vibrant, creative and meaningful contribution to the world.

Yogarupa Rod Stryker created the inspiring, empowering and life-changing step-by-step Four Desires process based on ancient, time-tested teachings. It’s process for anyone seeking a better, more fulfilled life.

The Four Desires will unleash your vision and power to thrive, show you how to tap into the power of your soul and guide you to become who you were meant to be – the place where worldly and spiritual prosperity meet. With this experience and knowledge your teaching capacity will excel.

You and like-minded seekers will be led by Four Desires Certified Trainer Loren Crawford who will:

  • guide you through The Four Desires steps by way of lecture, discussion and group work
  • lead you in physical yoga practices and meditations that support the process
  • introduce you to a Four Desires-inspired Yoga Nidra for complete physical, emotional and psychic relaxation
  • teach yogic methods of vichara (discernment, self-reflection) to help you find answers to your life’s most vital questions.

The work will be challenging at times, but ultimately lead to rewarding outcomes. It is transformational work for you as a teacher and seeker.

You will leave with tools to help you stay on your soul’s brightest path long after the training is over.

These two weekends will empower you to fulfill your highest destiny.

Course Take-aways:

By the end of the two weekends you will have unveiled each of the following:

  1. Dharma Code – your life’s mission statement
  2. Sankalpa – a near-term intention that supports your life’s purpose
  3. Vikalpa – the inner saboteur(s) – thoughts/beliefs that keep you from your full potential

This course is geared to teachers who want to broaden their skillset to serve their students. It can also benefit someone newer to yoga who is yearning for greater self-understanding. It will teach you how to unlock your soul’s potential and empower you to prosper in every area of your life.

Course Preparation:

To prepare for the course we strongly recommend you read The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom by Rod Stryker beforehand (at a minimum, the introduction and parts I – III).

  • Find The Four Desires book on Amazon.
  • Training participants will be eligible for a 50% discount for a one-on-one follow up session with Loren
  • You receive a Certificate of Completion of the Four Desires Process
  • YACEP- 30-Continuing Education Credits


Early Bird: Save $50 (Pay in full by March 24, 2021) $499.00 + HST
Regular Fee: $549.00 + HST
Refund Policy: Refunds minus $50.00 + HST administration fee are available until April 17, 2021. As of April 18, 2021, NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASONS. 

About Loren Crawford
ERYT-500, ParaYoga Level II Certified, Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Four Desires™ Certified Teacher

Loren has over 15 years of leading yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra training programs. His 25-year journey as a student of these traditions inform his teaching. Lineage-based study and dedication to practice make him an embodiment of what he teaches. Loren strives to serve the teachings by sharing them in an accessible manner. He is all about keeping it real and meeting students where they are at in their journey.

Beyond Yoga Studio and Wellness Centre is happy to welcome back Loren Crawford for this training. Loren has trained many of our faculty and we are thrilled that he is offering this training to you.
Find out more about Loren’s programs here.
Reach Loren directly with your questions here.