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Goa, India | Bray Method 50 hr Advanced Teacher Training & Retreat w/Guest Chris Wallis

Goa, India | The Bray Method & Tantra Philosophy with Nianna Bray & Chris Wallis | 50 hour Advanced Retreat & Training


There is a new world in front of us. The days of blind faith and following without question are over. Now is the time for each of us to use the full faculty of our minds and think clearly for ourselves. There is a vitality available to each of us through an embodied practice of postural yoga that is being lost by many honest seekers. Yoga styles of the past are increasingly becoming outdated as new information emerges from scientific based research of biomechanics. We will focus on the three pillars of a balanced life: Emotional Intelligence, mental dexterity, and physical prowess.

During this course Hareesh, Chirstopher Wallis, will be giving tantric teachings that will enrich students learning experience and dive deeper into philosophical understandings of the practice. We are honored to have his wisdom and expert teaching on this course. 


Simply doing what your teacher tells you without question is no longer an option. There are far too many physical injuries due to misinformation and misguided adjustments, emotional injuries due to abuse of power and projections. We no longer need to look at movement in terms of right or wrong as we remember that movement is life and our bodies must explore a full range of movements. We will trust our bodies and the inherent wisdom therein.  What the world needs now are people who are ready to take responsibility, to wake up and empower themselves through their own embodiment. People need strong spines and a solid base, people need energy to keep going and the strength to hold themselves up and be a positive impact on others.

In this 50 Hour advanced course we will travel far beyond dogma to the living reality of the human condition, we will look clearly at our beliefs and mental projections as we align our bodies with the organic and natural curvatures of our unique human form. We draw from a diversity of movement modalities such as yoga, tantra, dance, movement thereapies and martial arts as well as the deep well of tantric philosophy and the teachings on Spanda. 

This course is about taking back your power and thriving in your own body mind. In this way you take full responsibility for your movements, thoughts, emotions and ultimately your life which is inherently empowering. This course gives you a set of mind body tools, a human technology and a method for learning and teaching mindful functional movement.

In this course you will learn all about Fascia and the important role it plays in your healing and embodiment. Through the lens of biomechanics, you will discover the healthiest, safest way to strengthen and stretch muscles and stabilize joints. With the science of biotensegrity you will understand the power of your natural curved architecture. For a healthy and vibrant spine you will learn to articulate the spinal spiral by thoroughly understanding the complex movements of the spine as it relates to space and gravity.

An in-depth inquiry into pranayama, kriya, bandha, spanda and the mechanics of breathing will teach you how to most efficiently use your full breathing apparatus and work consciously with prana, vital life force for dynamic and powerful advanced postures, emotional and energetic clearing as well as mental clarity and dexterity.


In this 50 hour advanced Training you will train in;

·      Dynamic Postural Alignment

·      Tantra Philosophy with Christopher Wallis

·      Architecture of natural human curves through the lens of biotensegrity

·      Mindfulness Metta meditations

·      Cultivating compassion and loving kindness

·      Full core strength & stability

·      Advanced postures ie inversions, backbends & complex movements

·      Teaching methodology

·       Tantric pranayama, mudra, bandha and kriya

·      Applied biomechanics, kinesiology and anatomy

·      Understanding healthy function of the joints: Hands, feet, shoulders, spine & hips

·      Language to articulate as a teacher



Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, was introduced  to Indian spirituality at the age of seven and initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at sixteen. 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. on the traditions of Śaiva Tantra from Berkeley. He received traditional education at yoga āshrams in upstate New York and India in meditation, kīrtan, mantra-science, āsana, karma-yoga, and more. He currently teaches meditation, yoga darśana (philosophy), Tantrik philosophy, Sanskrit, mantra-science, and offers spiritual counseling.

Hareesh is the Founder and Head Faculty of the Mattamayura Institute. His teachers, mentors, and gurus, in chronological order, include: Gurumayī Chidvilāsānandā (dīkṣā-guru and mūla-guru), Paul Muller-Ortega (Śaiva Tantra and Classical Yoga); Alexis Sanderson (Śaiva and Śākta Tantra and Sanskrit); Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication); Somadeva Vasudeva (Śaiva Tantra), Dharmabodhi Sarasvati (Tantrik Yoga); and Adyashanti (Meditation). Hareesh is the author of Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition.

Though Tantrik philosophy was deeply influential on all the Indian religions, especially the spiritual path of Yoga, "Tantra" is a much-misunderstood concept today. Going back to the original sources, we discover that the roots of this tradition possess some of the most effective teachings and technologies for human transformation, and these offerings are particularly relevant for our time. As teachers and practitioners of yoga, these powerful teachings and practices can creates shifts and openings on the deepest levels of our being, clarify the sources of suffering and bliss in our lives, and leading us to illuminating insights that more fully connect us with our true nature.  Visit his website