The
Undivided Self
A 5 day retreat into the theory and
practice of classical Tantrik Yoga
with
Christopher Hareesh Wallis
Koh Phangan, Thailand
January 16-19 2019

DEMYSTIFYING SELF LOVE

One of the most unquestioned beliefs of modern spiritual culture is that we should “love ourselves”. Yet there are some problems underlying this apparently innocent idea.

First of all, to love ourselves we create an internal division: a part that loves and a part that needs love. But this division is mind-created, and reinforces the false notion that some part of us is not as it should be, and needs love in order to be fixed. This assumption of a broken self that must be fixed before we are truly worthy of love is an epidemic within personal development communities.

On the other hand ‘Love yourself’ can be interpreted to mean ‘love your identity’, which for many people often means having to construct an identity to love: a spiritual identity, which is nothing but the ego in spiritual clothing.

In this 5 day retreat, you will learn how to actualize something even better than self-love: the experience of the undivided self. Only when you become internally undivided can you realise that in truth, YOU ARE LOVE, you are aliveness, you are presence, you are intrinsically joyous awareness.

THE UNDIVIDED SELF

The practice of classical Tantrik Yoga is fundamentally about becoming undivided and 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 retreating even better than self-love: the experience of the undivided self. Only when you become internally undivided can you realise that in truth, YOU ARE LOVE, you are aliveness, you are the presence, you are intrinsically joyous awareness.

THE PRACTICES

– Morning Ha-tha Yoga Practice (residential participant only)
– Satsang
-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)
– Kirtan

Christopher
Hareesh 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. Hareesh is the first of them to teach on Koh- Phangan.

ACCOMMODATION

2 MODALITY CHOICES

residential

(Limited places, first comes first served)

– Provided Accommodation in Villa
– 2 veg/vegan meals a day
– Audio recordings of all sessions
– Morning Ha-Tha yoga practice

the villa

– Fit for 14-16 guest
– Private Swimming pool
– Fully equipped Kitchen
– Large living room + Chilling area
– Private Garden
– 5 double bedrooms (3 w shared bathrooms)
– 1 Deluxe Dorm for 4-6 people

non-residential

(All local participants and people choosing to find their own accommodation)

– 2 veg/vegan meals a day
– Audio recordings of all sessions

nearby hotels

– B52 Beach Resort
– Milky Bay Resort
– Becks Beach Resort
(all to be booked and organized by yourself through bookings.com)

***Non Koh-Phangan resident must book accommodation at least 4-5 months in advance as it will be PEAK season on the island, it is suggested to be near the villa (Thong Sala centre) unless you are a Kohphangan resident.

RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS

DELUXE DORM (A large 2 level gallery with
spacious bathroom & bathtub. 2 Single beds 1st floor / 2 Queen beds top floor). 

ROOMS 1, 2, 3 
(2 single beds per room w/ shared bathroom. (Shared another participant.) 

ROOM 5
(2 Single bed per room. Private bathroom)

SCHEDULE

16 January

– 14:30-17:00. Check-in (RESIDENTIALS)

– 16:00-17:00. Registration (NON-RESIDENTIALS)

– 17:00-18:00. Welcoming & Intro of the course

– 18:00-19:00. Dinner (ALL PARTICIPANTS)

– 19:30-21:30. Satsang – 22:30. Lights out

21 January

– 06:15-7:30. Ha-tha yoga (VILLA RESIDENTS)

– 8:00-11:00. Teachings and Closing

– 11:00-12:30. Lunch

– 13:00. Check out

17-20 January

– 07:00-08:30 Ha-tha yoga (RESIDENTIALS ONLY)

– 09:15-11:45 Teachings

– 11:45-14:00 Brunch & Break

– 14:15:-16:15 Teachings

– 18:00-19:00. Dinner (ALL PARTICIPANTS)

– 19:30-21:30. Satsang

– 22:30. Lights out

***In order to maintain a conducive RETREAT atmosphere ALL non-residents participants are required to stay within the villa premises from breakfast until end of kirtan/ satsang


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

VENUE

A humble yet luxurious private sanctuary at the Heart of Koh Phangan island. The villa has yoga shala, Private Swimming pool, kitchen, large living room + Chilling area and a Private Garden. The venue will be open to all residential and non-residential guests during retreat time.

EXPENSES

Residential

-Rates are per person and include 5 nights Accommodation, 2 Vegetarian/vegan meals per day, morning Ha-Tha Yoga, Audio recordings of all sessions & Tuition fee.

*Lodging can only be booked as part of an Accommodations & Meals Package.

*Please note prices don’t include Paypal fees (4.5 %) / Bank fees ( 30-50usd depending on the country where you are located).


Room 1,2,3 1 BED LEFT
2single beds & common bathroom
$1250 + bank/PayPal transfer fees

Room 5: SOLD OUT
2 single beds & private bathroom
$1550 + bank/PayPal transfer fees

Room 6 Delux dorm SOLD OUT
2 singles downstairs & 2 queens upstairs w/ private bathroom
$1450 + bank/PayPal transfer fees

*** Queen bed for couples or friends ( 2people) reduced cost $1950 total + bank/paypal transfer fees

Rates include 2 vegetarian/vegan meals per day, audio recordings of all sessions & Tuition fee.


Non-Residential

*Please note prices don’t include Paypal fees (4.5 %) / Bank fees ( 30-50usd depending on the country where you are located).

$680 + bank/paypal transfer fees – SOLD OUT : email us to be on the waiting list.

Rates include 2 vegetarian/vegan meals per day, audio recordings of all sessions & Tuition fee.

REGISTRATION

This retreat has SOLD OUT for non residential

& only 1 place left for residential

If you would like to be on the waiting list please email us below.

In the message please state the following 5 :

1. Full name of participant/s

2. Email of all participants

3 Non residential or residential booking

4. If residential – the room you would like to book. (give more than one option with order of preference)

5. PREFERED PAYMENT METHOD: Paypal or Bank Transfer (so we can send you the correct information letter & save everyones time)

**Please note prices don’t include Paypal fees (4.5 %) / Bank fees ( 30-50usd depending on the country where you are located).

6. Don’t forgot number 5 :)

Please check your junk mail within 24 hours of sending this email as our reply might go there instead of your inbox

Only after confirming the availability of your requested room or non-residential spot, you will receive a letter with all you need to know to proceed with your bookings, including an official invoice for a deposit of $350 to be made within 72 hours once sent.

GETTING TO KOH PHANGAN ISLAND

BY BUS & BOAT

From Bangkok : the cheapest way is take one of the overnight buses leaves Khaosan Road evening about 18.00 and in the next morning arrives Surathani, then take a boat from Donsak Pier.

Bus and boat combo ticket can be arrange 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.

BY PLANE & BOAT

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

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

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

Travel time: 1 hour flight from Bangkok to Surathani airport. Then is 1.5 hour bus ride to boat pier and depending on what boat company you take the boat to Koh Phangan is 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 hours flight and 30 minutes boats ride from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

“Awakening is ever-deepening love for the truth, ever-expanding love for the simple miracle of being alive & aware.” ​

– Hareesh Wallis