The Four Desires:  A ParaYoga Master Training at Four Mounds Inn

Dubuque, IA, September 24th-27th, 2020

This special retreat will be centered around The Four DesiresThe Four Desires is a book, a process, and a training developed by Rod Stryker which provides the reader/participant with a tangible exploration of what is most meaningful to you.  This process is taking your practice off of the mat and into your life – this is the analytical side of yoga sadhana, the self-study that is so vital for growth and living a fulfilled life.

Throughout our time together, Fannie (a certified Four Desires Trainer) will skillfully guide you through the processes outlined in the workbook and book.  Our days will include asana, lecture and discussion, writing, meditation, and yoga nidra.  You leave this retreat with enhanced clarity about how to navigate the next phase of your life, as well as a clear understanding of what may be in the way of you achieving what you want.

Being on retreat is always luxurious, and I am thrilled to offer this deep material in a retreat setting.  Our meals will be prepared by the amazing Ayurvedic Chef, Katerina Martin.  The nourishing food and the serene surroundings of Four Mounds and the Mississippi River will support this fascinating work.

This retreat weekend is a required module in the 300-hr YTT Fannie is leading in 2020-21, and is open to anyone, not only trainees, space permitting.

Retreat Details:

The program begins with arrival on Thursday around 4:30 or 5 pm, and concludes after lunch on Sunday (around 1:00 pm.)

*3 nights accommodations at Four Mounds Inn

*Amazing Ayurvedic Vegetarian Meals: (all dietary needs can be tended to) – Thursday eve-Sunday Lunch

*Four Desires Course/Master Training + Four Desires Workbook

View a Tentative Schedule Here


  • Shared Queen Room: $695/per person
  • Shared Twin Room (2 twin beds per room): $795/per person
  • Private Queen Room: $875.00
  • Shared King Suite: $825.00/per person
  • Private King Suite: $1025.00

All rooms share a bath between two rooms with the exception of the King Suite.

There are only 2 twin rooms available, and only 1 King Suite – act now if these are the rooms you desire

There is one Queen Suite available – two Queen Beds in separate rooms with en suite bath. The pricing for this is $850/person for two OR $675/person for four.  Email Fannie to reserve this room.  Great for friends or couples.


A $250 deposit secures your spot!  Please email Fannie with room preference after paying the deposit.


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