Tantrika Online

A Global Community Hub for Students of the Tantrik Path




Tantrika Institute was born from an intention to make the key
teachings and practices from Classical Tantra widely available
to all who have the interest and disposition to engage in these
traditions. With passion and devotion, we have created a
never-before-seen platform for the earnest study of these
traditions to be immersed in online.


As the only online school that focuses exclusively and
comprehensively on Classical Tantra, we hold a vision to
create a safe space and a powerful container for this
that is accessible and impactful for every kula-
member. We want Tantrika Online to not only be a digital
home, but also a place that contributes to the holistic wellbeing
of the community
– always growing and evolving organically
based on the active engagement of the community itself.


7 Facets of theTantrik Path Curriculum

Our premier curriculum, the 7 Facets of the Tantrik Path, offers
focused, immersive instruction in seven unique paths within Tantrik
study. Choose your preferred path of focus, or pursue a full-spectrum
Tantrik education culminating in a teaching certificate.


TI Signature Programs

Explore unique topics of Tantrik education through our Signature
educational offerings. Led by a wide variety of expert teachers,
these signature courses and workshops allow you to bring further
depth and richness to your Tantrik path through special topics often
not explored in general approaches to Tantrik Studies.

TI Live

Attend a wide variety of livestream experiences to connect with your
global Kula members and receive real-time instruction with TI’s
expert faculty. These live events include virtual retreats, workshops,
satsangs, led practices, podcasts, live Q&A sessions, and more.

TI Library

Enjoy a wealth of Tantrik practice and study opportunities at your
fingertips to download and enjoy at your leisure. Our virtual library
is stocked with satsangs, webinars, led practices, mantras,
translations, podcasts, books, Q&A, and more. You’ll never run out
of materials to explore!

Teaching Certificate

Dive deep into the breadth of the Tantrik Path and share the sacred
fruits with others. Our most comprehensive path of study, this
program culminates with a certificate of study & permission to teach.


Meet Your Guides


Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, is a scholar-practitioner with fourteen years of university education and thirty years of experience, having been 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. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley. Additionally, he received traditional education at ashrams in upstate New York and India, training in meditation, mantra-science, kirtan, karma-yoga, pedagogy, and more.

Hareesh is the Founder and Head Faculty of Tantrika Institute, and the creator behind Tantrik Yoga NOW: a global Facebook group

with over 9,000 members, both dedicated to the study and practice of classical Tantrik Yoga and Philosophy. He is also 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.

His teachers, mentors, and gurus, in chronological order, include: Gurumayi Chidvilasananda (diksa-guru and mula-guru), Paul Muller-Ortega (Saiva Tantra and Classical Yoga); Somadeva Vasudeva Tantra and Sanskrit); Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication); and Adyashanti (Meditation).


Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan is a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, MI. She is an initiate in the Tantrik lineages of Sri Vidya and Non-dual Saiva Tantra (also known as Kashmir Saivisim) and has studied Advaita Vedanta, Ayurveda, and Yoga with teachers across the globe. Her workshops, courses and writings on meditation, Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda and non-duality strive to bring these time-honored traditions to modern living in practical ways.
She is the author of The Heart of Wellness (Llewellyn Publications, January 2018), Shakti Rising (New Harbinger Publications, October 2017), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017, and “Glorious Alchemy: Living in the Lake’ Sahasranama (New Sarum Press, UK). You can access all of her most up-to-date teachings and offerings at her website kavithamd.com.


Visit Tantrika Institute
in Portugal

Longing for the personal power of kula to support your practice? Explore
Tantrika Institute’s Portugal Retreat Center and discover the perfect space
to drop in and truly experience the healing, magic, and grace of the
Tantrik lineages.

Gratitude to Our Community

We are overjoyed to see this community gain new members each day. We
are at 15,000 students and growing! We look forward to welcoming you
into our community.