“Christopher Tompkins provides valuable access to the inner wisdom and yoga practices of the earliest Tantric teachings in way that is transforming and relevant to all. He is a true gift….”
-Shiva Rea, Yoga Teacher
“Chris is a brilliant, humble, playful, humorous, and intensely skillful scholar/practitioner. My experience learning from and practicing with him has been powerful and deep.” -Abbie Tucker, Yoga Teacher
“Christopher is one of those rare and precious teachers gifted with the ability to share some of the most esoteric yogic knowledge in a way that cuts right to the essence of the teachings through powerful imagery, personal experiences, heart felt stories, and above all, humor. A must!” – Kia Meaux, Yoga Teacher.
His teachings are invaluable to everyone exploring the depth of yoga beyond the asanas and to anyone questioning their own source of happiness and suffering. – T.C.
“Chris is an extremely knowledgeable and masterful story teller, with Spirit expanding, illuminates life-enhancing concepts from the sacred texts beautifully.” -C. H., Los Angeles
“Your translations and explanations of the Sanskrit of the Sutras were very enlightening…I enjoyed your scholarly and very knowledgeable approach so much. Thank you!”- G.A., Seattle
“My husband, who previously imagined that Yoga was ‘not his thing,’ now understands the tradition and its timeless wisdom teachings in a whole new light, after listening to Chris’ teaching.” -B. H., London UK.
His amazingly accessible teaching introduces the empowering teachings of Yoga in a simple way that is compelling to everyone.” – Y.F., New York
“Thank you, with all my heart, for revealing and imparting these much needed and incredible teachings; I don’t even know how to express my gratitude…the unveiling of the Cakras of the Universal Mother is utterly ground breaking.”– A.S.
“I can’t tell you how grateful I am that it this is being shared with us at the cutting edge of its newness! Thank you Chris Tompkins and Shiva Rea! Truly in awe.” – K.A.
“Thank you, with all my
heart, for revealing and imparting these much needed and incredible teachings.” -T.R.
“I’m so glad you touched upon some of the myths that are going around about chakras which don’t have any historical backing. I always cringed when people are told there chakras are closed, or kundalini is dormant…” -N.P.
“Thank you Chris for bringing such a Beautiful, Sacred, and ￼Soul-Warming awareness and Way into my life.” –J.M., Washington D.C.
“Chris is able to weave the teachings and practices into the here and now, as a spontaneous direct experience and living meditation.”–F. R., Paris
“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and was moved by many of your stories….To learn more about the definition and history of yoga was great and peaks my curiosity to continuing learning more.” – Toronto
“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and was moved by many of your stories….To learn more about the definition and history of yoga was great and peaks my curiosity to continuing learning more.” -San Francisco
“I love listening to Chris talk, because he is so passionate about darshana (yogic philosophy) and truly believes that one cannot leave the mind out of the path to transformation. He says that darshana and sadhana (practice) are inextricably linked like heat and fire, and that words, themselves, can bring one to experience divinity.” -Karen Macklin for Yoga Journal
“I went to Shiva Rea’s event—in which Chris Tompkins was also teaching; it was a huge gathering on Saturday night around a colorful yantra in the middle of the studio. Chris did a lecture on Tantric art and Shiva Rea led the group in a spontaneous flow movement massive trance dance.”
“This week at Yoga Tree Hayes, four highly respected teachers are leading a week-long workshop entitled The Samavesha Immersion: Fundamentals of Tantrik Yoga. The course is led by yoga and Ayurveda educator Scott Blossom, Tibetan Buddhist scholar and yoga teacher Chandra Easton, and Sanskrit and Indian philosophy scholars Chris Tompkins and Chris Wallis. The diversity of teachers allows for a curriculum that covers both sadhana (the actual practice of tantra) and darshana (the study of its historical and philosophical underpinnings).”