AWAKENING

An in-depth retreat into the stages of awakening in classical Tantrik Yoga

with

Christopher Wallis

Koh Phangan, Thailand

 January 20-25 2020 

 

AWAKENING

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

TANTRIK YOGA

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

THE PRACTICES

- Morning Ha-tha Yoga Practice  

- Satsang

- Awareness cultivation techniques

-Meditation

-Energy-body strengthening practices

- Practices for healing and integration of challenging emotions and memories​

-Mantra

- 'Secret’ practices (only offered in retreats container not workshops)

- Kirtan

CHRISTOPHER WALLIS

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. 

VENUE
 

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)

 
 

ACCOMODATION

IMPORTANT
*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

1/2

Two single beds, mixed gender, shared room with air conditioning, garden views & private bathroom, 

SOLO / COUPLES ROOM
DELUXE GARDEN

1/3

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)

1/5

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

(before 14/09/19)

Shared: $1435 per person

SOLO / COUPLES ROOM

SEA VIEW CORNER SUITE

(Booking upon request)

1/5

Features a wrapped-around terrace with stunning sunset and views of the sea. A large bedroom with a private bathroom and air-conditioning. This room can only be booked upon request 

NON-RESIDENTIAL TICKETS

(Only for long-term Koh Phangan residents)

5 TICKETS LEFT

 $680 per person 

Booking through email only

FULL PRICE           

Shared: $1535 per person. 

*This is a residential retreat, all participants must stay onsite.
*Prices include : 5 nights accommodation , meals,  tuition fees & audio recordings
*Bookings can be found in the Registration link below the schedule

20 January

21-24 January

 

SCHEDULE 

20 January

- 13:30-16:00   Check-in 

- 16:30-19:30   Welcoming & Intro 

- 19:30-20:30  Dinner 

- 22:00           Lights out                

21 January

- 7:00-8:30    Hatha yoga

- 30'              Fruit break

- 8:30-11:30   Teachings and Closing

- 11:30-12:30  Lunch.

- 14:00          Check out      

 

     

     

21-24 January

- 07.00-08:30  Hatha yoga  

- 30'                Fruit break 

- 9.00-11:45     Teachings  

- 11:45-14:30    Brunch & Break                     - 14:30:-16:30  Teachings

- 30'               Tea break                              - 17:00-18:30   Teachings                 

- 18:30 19:30   Dinner 

- 19:30-21:00   Teachings                              - 22:00            Lights out      

 

 

 

** It is advised to arrive 2 days before the retreat to overcome jetlag with ease.

All bookings outside of this retreat are of your sole responsibility 

 
 

To register for the retreat, please

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**Payment plans are available upon request.

UP TO 2 INSTALLMENTS.

 

FOR EVERY RETREAT TAKEN WITH US, YOU ARE PLANTING 5 TREES TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON EMISSIONS FOR FLYING, HELPING OFFSETTING THE EFFECTS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

 

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Due to a large number of flights being taken from participants and teacher to meet us, we feel it imperative to contribute to this cause by PLANTING AN AVERAGE OF 200 TREES PER RETREAT WE SERVE

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GETTING TO KOH PHANGAN ISLAND

** It is advised to arrived 2 days before the retreat to overcome jetlag with ease

        BY BUS & BOAT                             BY PLANE & BOAT

From Bangkok: the cheapest way is to take one of the overnight buses leaving from Khaosan road around 18.00 daily, which arrives the next morning in Surathani, then take a boat from Donsak Pier.

Bus and boat combo ticket can be arranged by travel agencies on Khaosan Road for about 700-900 Baht all the way to Koh Phangan.

BY TRAIN & BOAT

Taking the overnight train from Bangkok with the proper bed is also a comfortable way to get Koh Phangan. Trains stop early morning at Surathani,  buy bus and boat ticket to Koh Phangan Island. Train tickets from Surathani back to Bangkok should be reserved in advance especially in high season.

 The cheapest option is to fly from Bangkok (BKK) to Surathani Airport (URT) with AirAsia.

Transportation to the ferry pier is easy to find at Surathani airport.

Ferries depart several times a day with the last one being around 17.30.

Travel time: 1-hour flight from Bangkok to Surathani airport. Then is 1.5-hour bus ride to the boat pier, and depending on what boat company you take the ride to Koh Phangan lasts between 1.5 hours (Lompraya)  -2.5 hours (Raja fairy).

Flying to Koh Samui is convenient, yet more expensive, you may check the rates for yourself. Koh- Samui Airport (USM) has frequent flights from Bangkok (BKK) with Bangkok Airways. 

Travel time: 1-hour flight + 30 minutes boat ride from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. 

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