"Rod Stryker's teachings have given me a whole new lens with which to see the world and my own potential; his teachings are sparks in a powder keg. My life has exploded with beauty, mystery and depth under his tutelage"
—Jennifer Nettles, Grammy award winning songwriter, lead singer, Sugarland
"The Four Desires is a precious gem of a book. It offers us the “owner’s manual” of time-tested teachings we all should have had available to us early on, which we can now utilize for realizing and living a life filled with purpose and meaning. I will be recommending for years to come to all my students and teacher-in-training."
—Richard Miller, PhD, author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing
"Rod is a true Master and his book, The Four Desires is a rare accomplishment: a book of valuable, profound wisdom that is easy to learn from, live by, and love. I will be carrying a dog-eared copy of it for years."
—Mark Bryan, author of The Artist’s Way at Work, former member of Oprah’s Change Your Life Team
"The Four Desires is firmly grounded in ancient wisdom. Anyone seeking inner healing and lasting happiness must read this book."
—Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, Chairman and Spiritual Head, Himalayan Institute
"I am thrilled to have at my fingertips the extraordinary genius of Rod’s teachings as offered in “The Four Desires.” Regardless of one’s yogic experience, Rod guides us to uncover the beauty, power and purpose of our lives. This book is an incredible gift to have both as a teacher and student, and I am excited to use it as a resource for my own continued growth and self-discovery."
—Seane Corn, yoga instructor, co-founder Off the Mat, Into the World
"Rod Stryker is one of the truly bright lights of modern yoga. He connects to the sincere seeker's heart, while his straight-forward scholarship emboldens the mind. The Four Desires is an outstanding book, advancing the integrity and luster of modern yoga."
—John Friend, Founder of Anusara Yoga
"For decades, Rod has led yoga practitioners on the path of inner and outer fulfillment. The Four Desires offers practical and profound teachings from which people of all backgrounds can benefit. It is a treasure that is destined to become a classic."
—Shiva Rea, Creator, Prana Flow Yoga
"Read The Four Desires slowly, savor its wisdom, and then do the exercises to help embody the wisdom. It will help you live your best life."
—Erich Schiffmann, author of YOGA: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness
"The Four Desires is a provocative, interactive workbook for living your best possible life. The end game here is to know your highest, most authentic self, and create a roadmap to live out your dreams. (Who wouldn't want that?) Stryker is a masterful guide, and the journey he creates is fun—and abundantly fruitful."
—Kaitlin Quistgaard, Editor in Chief, Yoga Journal
"Rod Stryker brilliantly shares countless practices to empower and satisfy your inherent longing for happiness and success, worldly as well as spiritual. The Four Desires is a practical, powerful guide for all levels."
—Lilias Folan, PBS host and author of Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age
"The Four Desires is a classic of transformational writing. Accessible to anyone looking for guidance on their journey, it is one of the most helpful books I’ve ever read on what it requires to live a fulfilled life amidst the complexities of today’s world. I’m recommending it to everyone I know!"
—Sally Kempton, author Meditation for the Love of It