An in-depth retreat into the stages of awakening in classical Tantrik Yoga
Koh Phangan, Thailand
January 20-25 2020
TO YOUR ESSENCE NATURE
All the ancient masters of yoga without exception say that the practice of Tantra has a purpose: Full awakening to our real nature and radical freedom from all mind-created suffering. So why is there so little discussion of that goal and how we can realistically attain it? This 5 nights retreat will present powerful teachings from the yoga traditions that clarify the nature of the path, the goal, and the obstacles along the way. When these become clear, our road suddenly seems shorter, we see that we have what it takes to walk it, and our whole life is energized by that conviction.
We will explore the various awareness cultivation techniques of classical Tantra together. meditation, mantra, and energy-body activation practices will be complemented by an in-depth exploration of traditional and modern teachings on the various phases of the awakening process. Participants will gain a nuanced understanding of both the ancient model from the Trika lineage, of Awakening as three stages of immersion into the fundamental nature of reality, and more recent maps of the spiritual path in nine or ten stages.
"Awakening is ever-deepening love for the truth, ever-expanding love for the simple miracle of being alive & aware."
- Hareesh Wallis
The practice of classical Tantrik Yoga is fundamentally about experiencing your true nature: simple, blissful, awake, aware presence.
This retreat is a deep dive into the classical practices of Tantra that give you access to that truth with ease and grace rather than effortful striving.
*Please note: there will be no sexual practices or partner practices; this is a traditional-style Tantrik Yoga retreat
- Morning Ha-tha Yoga Practice
- Awareness cultivation techniques
-Energy-body strengthening practices
- Practices for healing and integration of challenging emotions and memories
- 'Secret’ practices (only offered in retreats container not workshops)
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.
The retreat will be held in a beautiful boutique resort on the west side of Koh Phangan Island. Sitting atop a tropical hill overlooking the coast with panoramic sea views. It offers an ocean-view yoga hall with balcony, additional yoga shala, outdoor infinity pool, restaurant , gardens & spacious accommodation. (See accommodation options below)
*This is a residential retreat, all participants must stay onsite.
*Prices include: 5 nights accommodation, meals, tuition fees & audio recordings
* Payment plans can be offered upon request. Reach out to us through the registration form
*Non-residential tickets are only open for long-term residents of Koh Phangan
TWIN SHARED ROOMS
GARDEN VIEW ROOM
Two single beds, mixed gender, shared room with air conditioning, garden views & private bathroom,
SOLO / COUPLES ROOM
Double bed for single occupancy or a couple. With air conditioning, patio with views of the lush garden & private bathroom.
FULL PRICE- 1 BED LEFT
Shared $1375 per person
FULL PRICE - SOLD OUT
Couple: $1145 per person
Single (1 Double bed): $1685
TWIN SHARED ROOMS
SEA VIEW STUDIO (Booking upon request)
Mixed gender shared room with two single beds. Room offers spectacular sunsets and panoramic sea views from its private terrace, a cozy bedroom with a living area, private bathroom & air-conditioning
EARLY BIRD PRICE
Shared: $1435 per person
SOLO / COUPLES ROOM
SEA VIEW CORNER SUITE
(Booking upon request)