Christopher Wallis, Ph.D., also known as Hareesh, is a rare kind of teacher: one who is fluent in Sanskrit, who has received lineage-transmission from multiple streams, and has completed the highest level of academic study of the tradition he practices.
Hareesh is the author of Tantra Illuminated:
The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition and The Recognition Sutras: Illuminating a 1,000-Year-Old Spiritual Masterpiece.
If you’re seeking authoritative knowledge of classical Tantra and Tantrik Yoga, there are only a handful of English-speaking teachers in the world who have those qualifications.
Mark is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, "the teacher of the teachers," and his son T.K.V. Desikachar.
After first meeting these two great teachers in 1973, Mark realized the importance of their scholarship and committed his life to furthering the communication. His teachings clarify the profound relevance of ancient wisdom to modern times.
Mark has taught yoga for many years throughout the world, adapting the principles of the Great Tradition to the needs of people from many cultures and many countries. He was the editor of and contributor to T.K.V. Desikachar’s book, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, and is the author of Yoga of Heart and The Promise.