Uncover the True Roots and History of the Yogic Tradition

Are you a Yoga Teacher Trainer holding YTT programs? This course meets the requirements for Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics, and additionally Contact Hours and Elective Hours for accredited yoga teacher trainings, as well as CEUs for registered yoga teachers.
(We are not providing YA credits for this course.)

Journey back in time to uncover how the wonder of Yoga came to be.

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?

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.

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.

Ever wondered how yoga came to be?

Join us!

This self-paced online course will explore the history of the yogic tradition in ten, detailed and historically accurate 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 –

Meet Your Guide

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. Initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at the age of 16, Hareesh received traditional yoga education at ashrams in upstate New York and India. He then gained higher education at university in religion and classics, Sanskrit, and classical Indian religions.

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

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 Wallis
  • 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


Tantra Illuminated Online



(included in our Sadhaka membership)

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20 or more licenses – 40% discount ($89/license)

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