Christopher D. Wallis
was introduced to Indian spirituality at the age of six and initiated into the practice of meditation and yoga at sixteen. While traveling around the world in his early twenties, he felt an inner inspiration to study, teach, and practice Indian spirituality as the focus of his life.
A highly decorated scholar with a Masters of Philosophy in Classical Indian Religions from the University of Oxford, he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sanskrit at the University of California, Berkeley. He has received traditional yogic education at ashrams in India, Thailand, and New York. Hareesh teaches internationally on meditation, yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, and chanting, and he also offers spiritual coaching. He is the founder of the The Mattamayura Institute for Studies in the Tantrik Arts and Sciences: mattamayura.org
Christopher’s teaching balances accuracy with accessibility, profundity with clarity, and intellectual integrity with heart expanding inspiration.
Learn more about Christopher Wallis and his teaching schedule through his personal website www.christopherwallis.org
“I wish that my life and schedule would have allowed me to attend more of Hareesh’s beautiful classes. Each evening that I was fortunate enough to be there was more of an experience than a class – a gathering of a powerful community, working with amazing teachings and a masterful guide to feed our souls to the point of perfect satiation. He is so articulate and has a way of making these Ancient Teachings accessible to those truly wanting to receive them. He also cares deeply for the practice and all those who choose to partake in it. Thank you Hareesh for being a glistening mirror, reflecting the truth and love within all hearts.”
~ Student San Francisco
“Chris Wallis’ Heart of Recognition class has been a transformative experience in my yogic education. The text itself and Chris’ translation and commentary are moving, powerful, and applicable to so many facets of our life and inquiry as yogins. Yet beyond the text, it was Chris’ dedication to his students and to addressing and anticipating their need for background information to more fully access the text under study that made the class a singular experience. And it was Chris’ ability to foster a sense of kula through sharing, dialogue, mantra recitation and laughter that transformed what could have been only a class into true satsang. I look forward to continuing my studies with Chris for many years to come”
~ 2010 Heart of Recognition Student