Practices and Teaching

ISHTAM इष्टम्

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Maha Yoga – The Great Yoga

Retro style yoga taught in the oral style of vintage traditions and teachers.


ISHTA Vidya इष्ट विद्या Self-Knowledge – Yogas Almost Forgotten Secret. 
If it hadn’t been for the modern revivalist movement of India these teachings would not be available today. Self-knowledge Atma Gnanam आत्मा ज्ञानम् is the direct path to Self-Realisation. Taught in the lineage and tradition of Adi Shankara, this almost forgotten teaching is the jewel of yoga. Revived and translated into English, referring to classical texts, the teaching takes place over a few days or weeks. Knowledge is power. Knowing oneself as whole and complete already, the Happiness, the Yoga Itself all craving for completeness and happiness disappears. No longer seeing or seeking happiness, in the absolute fullness of completeness all craving stops.

ISHTA-MALA इष्ट माला  Sequence – A Practice for Life.  

Sthira Sukham Asanam स्थिरसुखमासनम्  (Seated posture should be steady and comfortable.).
Patanjali’s advice in this Yoga Sutra sounds basic but is not that simple. Not only is fitting yoga into a daily schedule difficult, sitting comfortably is complicated. ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला suite of yoga asanas helping accomplish siddhasana makes the rest of yoga, the Kriya Siddha Method possible.  

Meeting John Weddepohl, Siddharthan you realise not only knowledgeable, John is a hardened yoga practitioner and adept. A survivor of the professional world of business deadlines where little time is left for yoga, studying in India inspired John to develop a unique sequence of hatha yoga called ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला.

Designed to meet every individual at the heart of their practice, matching individual lifestyles and abilities ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला fits into any time frame. Complicated practices can be time consuming and distracting taking the heart out of yoga. As a yoga teacher and business professional the first thing to go is ones practice. Finding a practice thats not limited to a time frame is difficult. Injuries can be the result. Healing and managing yoga and other injuries ISHTA Mala इष्ट माला is gaining a following with students and teachers alike.   

ISHTA Kriya Sadhana इष्ट क्रिय – The Complete Breath. Breath of a Siddha
The Siddha Kriya Method of Pranayama and Meditation is the heart of ISHTAM इष्टम् yoga practice.
 The Siddha Kriya Method of breathing and meditation dynamically transforms your whole life. Expert and comprehensive guidance is given in Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra Diksha and Yantra. 

Ishta Kriya Sadhana is taught in the tradition of Asta Yoga of Agastya the lineage of Patanjali Siddha.

Practicing the proven Siddha Kriya Method can voluntarily influence the sympathetic nervous system and immune system. Both the autonomic nervous system and innate immune system were regarded as systems that cannot be voluntarily influenced. But science has now proved otherwise.
The ability to dynamically influence the body through the breath is a secret that has always been kept by the Siddhars.