Whatever we love the most is called our Ishta Deva or Devata.
Because it draws us like a magnet to the truth, sanctifying and worshiping that alone, making it our god our Ishta could be anything.
At one with our beloved Ishta we are at peace and at our most powerful.
This is called
Self-knowledge -The Living Teaching That Yoga Forgot
Through the ocean of time, especially in times of crisis, the Upanishadic teaching of Self-knowledge – ATMA VIDYA (आत्मा विद्या) – has answered all our questions.
Since we first questioned ourselves as human beings wanting to know the truth about our existence and meaning of creation the teaching has always given the answer.
After saving and uplifting countless generations of human beings, the teaching was in danger of disappearing. To ensure its survival for future generations, 2500 years ago, India’s great saint Adi Shankara, dedicated his life to reviving the teaching of Self-knowledge.
Thinking by keeping it secret the knowledge would be preserved, after Shankara, priests hid the teaching in religious taboo and orthodoxy and it got lost in religious obscurity.
If not for its modern revival in the 21st century and translation into English, the teaching of ATMA VIDYA (आत्मा विद्या) and its methodology could have been lost forever.
Dragging ‘enlightenment’ out of the dark ages into the school classroom, India’s modernists are now teaching Self-knowledge to children in primary school.
If you’d like the wisdom of the ages to help you in your life we invite you to accept our invitation to go through the teachings with someone schooled in the tradition of Adi Shankara.
Our courses offered online in person and on retreats and gatherings annually are worldwide.
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला
A Yoga Practice for Life
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला is a suite of yoga designed to match individual ability and lifestyle and to fit any timeframe.
A daily yoga festival ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला keeps you healthy by reminding you of your ever perfect divine nature.
Once memorised Mala माला becomes a yoga practice for life.
To become adept takes just a practice a day. (Read More)
The Ocean Breath – Offering the outflowing into the inflowing breath, Kriya breathing and meditation techniques use the body as a personal nuclear power plant.
The Siddha Kriya Breathing Method expands and shifts gears from yoga asana – to hyperspace. Expanding and transforming the sadhaka by reinforcing and awakening the body energy system, ISHTA Kriya इष्ट क्रिय boosts the body’s immune system and dynamically enhances our capacity to tackle life’s modern challenges and ward off disease.
Learn the Siddha Kriya Method from the living tradition.
John Weddepohl – Siddharthan – is the appointed lineage representative of the dynastic Bhoganathar Siddha Parampie (traditional lineage).
Private only and One on One classes currently available. (Read More)
Eternal Pranams to The Ever Present, Ever Existing, Ever Omniscient, Ever Whole Ever Complete –
Share in the Light of a Living Tradition
Asta Yoga – The Great (Maha)Yoga of Maha Rishi Agustya
OM NA MA CI VA YA