The Real Story of Yoga

Uncover the True Roots & History of Yogic Tradition

The Real Story of Yoga

Uncover the True Roots and History of the Yogic Tradition

Tantrika Institute’s brand new, self-led online course offering

with Christopher Hareesh Wallis

Have you explored the history of yoga before, but discovered inaccuracies in the story you were told? Or maybe you’ve never immersed yourself in this complex history and your story has been cobbled together from outside sources, incomplete and lacking clarity?

Tantrika Institute’s newest online course, The Real Story of Yoga, aims to set the record straight while addressing why some of these inaccuracies arise in the retelling of this fascinating history. This inspired course is entirely self-guided and will, over the course of ten deep video lessons with Hareesh, explore the entire history of the spiritual system associated with the word "yoga" as well as the real human beings whose lived experiences create the fabric of this story.

Discover the true historic teachings of yoga and meet the inspiring human beings behind it all.

Part Information & Part Inspiration

This course provide you with a clear and thorough understanding of how yoga progressed through the ages, demonstrating how the key philosophies differ and come together while also delivering nuggets of wisdom to inspire and deepen your practice.

Throughout this series, Hareesh presents these teachings and the complex history of yoga with clarity and depth, creating a well-rounded yoga teacher training for yogic roots and philosophy. A perfect resource for teachers who are serious about sharing accurate, but accessible history.

Are you inspired to immerse yourself in the beauty of this history?

This self-paced online course will explore the history of the yogic tradition in ten, deeply explored video lessons.

- The True Origins of Yoga -

- The Story of Buddha -

- Seeking Reality -

- Defining Yoga: The Upanishads -

- The Bhagavad Gita -

- Exploring the Philosophical Terrain -

- Patanjali's Yoga Sutras -

- History of Tantrik and Hatha Yoga -

- What is Tantra? -

- Tantrik Yoga Practice and Summary -


When you enroll, you will automatically gain access to all of the course content as well as a special bonus resource to further deepen your knowledge. You will have lifetime access to this course and all of the tools listed below.

- Ten engaging video lectures with Hareesh -

- Recommended supplementary resources to take your study further -

- Answers to your questions from Hareesh for the first 4 weeks -

- Lively student discussion in the comments of each video lesson -

- PLUS a bonus filmed Q&A -

Are you ready to inspire your practice and connect even more deeply with yoga as a tradition?

Join Us + Inspire Your Path Forward

Where: Online

How Much: $108

This course is closed for enrollment.

Your Instructor

Hareesh (Christopher Wallis)
Hareesh (Christopher Wallis)

Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, is a scholar-practitioner with thirty years of experience, having been initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at sixteen, and fifteen years of formal education. His degrees include a B.A. in Religion and Classics from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley, an M.Phil. in Classical Indian Religions from Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley. Additionally, he received traditional education at yoga āshrams in upstate New York and India, training in meditation, mantra-science, kīrtan, karma-yoga, and pedagogy. 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.