“Para” means supreme, ancient, highest, the culmination of all effort. ParaYoga offers students of all levels access to the entire range and sacred power of Yoga. ParaYoga is based on the Six Gems©, ancient teachings that unlock “supreme” accomplishment in practice and life.

​Mary Bruce is an internationally beloved yoga teacher and educator who creates sacred space and presence for her students. Mary is a torch bearer. A beacon of light. A rare guide that is breaking the mold of the modern climate of yoga. Her teachings light us up and help us manifest our deepest desires.

Tracee Stanley has been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. A former high level executive in the film industry for over 18 years, she began sharing her understanding of the ancient technology of Tantra when her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker initiated her into the lineage of Sri Vidya in 2001. She found that these practices created a foundation of balance and clarity in the fast paced world of Hollywood and was inspired to open yoga studios to share the teachings.


Julie comes from a strong athletic background and a lifelong passion for health and wellness.  Formally practicing yoga since 2009, she has studied primarily with her beloved Teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, internationally renowned master teacher of Tantra-Hatha yoga and meditation, founder of ParaYoga, and author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom, since 2011.  She is honored and humbled to be an initiate of the Sri Vidya Tradition and Himalayan lineage since 2012.

Nationally recognized star of numerous best-selling dance, fitness and yoga DVD’s, Jennifer Galardi is a popular figure among top media, held in high esteem throughout the fitness industry, and adored by fans.

Patricia is the founder and owner of Shakti Yoga Center. She has a unique understanding of health and fitness through her personal experience not only as Yoga teacher, but also as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her yoga journey started in 2002, and thru the years she has studied different modalities of yoga including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Power Yoga until she met her teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker in 2011. After meeting her Guru, she has studied extensively in the Parayoga tradition for traditional Hatha and Tantra Yoga.

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He also blogs for The Huffington Post.

Yoga found me at the end of summer of 2005. I was going through a time of great grief when a kind friend took me to a powerful Vinyasa flow class at Down Dog Yoga in Dallas. I had never tried yoga before but, at least while I was on the mat, my mind was at peace. As an active player for the Dallas Harlequins Rugby Football Club, I came to embrace the physical benefits of daily asana. The practice transformed not only my physique but more profoundly, but my mind and soul.

Certified Ayurveda Counselor, therapeutic yoga teacher, diet & lifestyle coach, Kirsten is the founder of Prani Lifestyle Consutling and owner of Living Yoga Dallas. She studies with Rod Stryker in the ParaYoga Master Program, and at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy. Kirsten leads the wellness program at GoodWorkUS and teaches, public classes, private sessions, workshops and retreats.

Jacy has a multifaceted background in both the eastern philosophy of yoga and western practice of psychotherapy. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas in 2014. She studied at Namah Shivaya Yoga receiving her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2013.