Samāveśa was born from a call to support students and teachers in their own inquiry, process and practice.
Embodiment is a 12 night yoga retreat, a 100hr immersion and a long sweet soak in both philosophy and practice.
Expression is specifically devoted to the art of teaching and how to facilitate powerful containers and potent yoga classes through theme, language and voice.
Each module can be taken separately or together as a Yoga Alliance recognized 200hr YTT certification. Students applying for the Expression module must have completed Embodiment or have already received a 200hr certification from another school.
Philosophy lectures will be led by one of the world’s leading scholars, Christopher ‘Hareesh’ Wallis. Explore anatomy with Osteopath and anatomy and movement teacher, Rachel Ellery, and be led through the transformational practices of āsana, sādhana and embodied movement by your guides Collette Davis and Rikke Brodin. Two dedicated yoginis and teachers, inspired by the Kaula-Trika lineage of Classical Non-Dual Shaiva Tantra and the innovative school of Embodied Flow™ yoga.
Since Elena Brower and Tara Judelle first poured the teachings of Anusara yoga into her bones in 2010, Collette has been called to teach. A devoted student and practitioner, she continues to unravel in the spiral of awakening and shares the teachings and practices that have had a profound impact on her life.
Inspired by her teachers Leila Sadeghee, Bridget Luff, Tara Judelle and Hareesh Wallis, she is deeply grateful for their extraordinary talents, transmission and holding.
Collette’s classes are an ongoing inquiry into embodied liberation, influenced by classical non-dual Tantrik philosophy, Anusara and Embodied Flow™ yoga. Curating powerful containers and safe spaces, she facilitates immersive experiences that students can soften and surrender into, before pouring soulful, thematic sequences into their systems and cells. Fluid and free, Collette holds the space for intuitive moving meditations where students are guided by the creative life force that courses through their being.
Her great love is kula and she is fortunate to have a beautiful community in both Leeds and London, which continues to grow as she travels and teaches at Radiantly Alive in Bali.
A former ballet dancer from Norway, Rikke moved to London to pursue her passion for theatre and filmmaking. This journey led her from drama school to shamans in the jungle of Peru to eventually exploring yoga and tantrik philosophy; a world where she found a weave of creative stimulus whilst working a deeply transformational and spirit-igniting edge.
Rikke is a soul-stirrer and truth speaker with a deep commitment to awaken curiosity and sensitivity for engaging with every layer of this profoundly mysterious bodymind matrix, and in this way fall in love with the full spectrum of embodied aliveness. She has through her own personal journey become very skilled in facilitating a space for practising intimacy with reality, for returning home in our wholeness and for amplifying our freedom and creative field through breath, awareness, movement and subtle-body practices.
On this path Rikke is in continuous deep study with meditation teacher Adyashanti, Śaiva Tantra scholar/practitioner Hareesh Wallis, Tara Judelle and her school of Embodied Flow, Sianna Sherman and Leila Sadeghee.
CHRISTOPHER ‘HAREESH’ WALLIS
Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, is a scholar with thirty years of experience, having been initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at sixteen, and fifteen years of formal education. 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. His doctoral dissertation focused on the role of spiritual experience in the tradition of Tantric Shaivism. Additionally, he received traditional education at yoga āshrams in upstate New York and India, training in meditation, mantra-science, kīrtan, karma-yoga, and pedagogy. He currently teaches meditation, yoga darśana (practical philosophy), Tantrik philosophy, Sanskrit, mantra-science, and offers spiritual counseling.
Hareesh is the Founder and Head Faculty of Tantrik Yoga NOW. His teachers, mentors, and gurus, in chronological order, include: Gurumayī Chidvilāsānandā (dīkṣā-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), Kolbjorn Martens (Tantrik Yoga); and Adyashanti (Meditation).
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.
Rachel is an international anatomy and movement teacher that specialises in teaching yoga students and teachers awareness of the structure and function of how their bodies move. Her personal mantra “educating and moving the world one body at a time” stems from over 24 years of hands on experience and 15 years of teaching.
Trained at the British School of Osteopathy, Rachel teaches alongside internationally renowned yogis in their teacher trainings, including: Les Leventhal, Tara Judelle, Kaya Peters, Tanya Kaps, Cat Kabira, Emily Kuser, Denise Payne, Bex Tyrer, School of Sacred Arts, Tina Nance and Beate McLatchie.
Based in Bali, the yoga capital of Asia, Rachel travels to yoga schools across the globe to educate yoga students and teachers in a holistic view of how the whole body works. She combines her extensive knowledge of osteopathy, sports therapy, pilates, Thai bodywork, and yoga into unique interactive anatomy and movement classes with the help of Charlie, her skeleton.
Rachel’s teaching experience extends back 15 years where she spent a decade instructing osteopath students at UniTech in New Zealand after graduating from the British School of Osteopathy. She encourages her students to develop their own self-awareness and invokes in them a playful curiosity about what happens under their skin. Rachel’s down-to-earth teaching style uses storytelling and case studies, visuals of the body, interactive exercises and informative handouts to make anatomy an engaging subject for all her students.