इष्टम् ISHTAM Yoga Trilogy
Atma Vidya | Yoga Vidya | Kriya Vidya
Light on Self
Who Are You Really. The Truth is Closer Than You Think.
Already captured, mesmerised by the Truth, as captives of the universe, all we need to know its secret is one word. Just one word unlocks the human treasure. Used correctly ‘I’ reveals the secret meaning and mystery of not just being human. The universal first name of the whole human race, ‘I’ is the PIN code, the password that explodes creation’s entire mystery.
Wanting to know the meaning of existence one need look no further than themselves. Self-knowledge ATMA VIDYA आत्मा विद्या (Light on Self, Light on ‘I’) of the veda/upanishads, once hidden in secrecy and taboo no longer lost in orthodoxy, explodes our human mystery and reveals your timeless secret.
Light on Yoga
ISHTA Mala: A Practice for Life
ISHTA Mala yoga sequence is designed to suit every individuals lifestyle and ability and suit every timeframe. The perfect way to keep fit anywhere anytime, all it takes to become adept is a practice a day.
Culminating in SIddhasana, the final pose of yoga (adepts pose) ISHTA Mala is the preparation for the serious yogi’s next step.
Light on Kriya
The Great Secret: The Siddha Kriya Breath.
Searching for the limit to being human the Tamil Siddha’s discovered the limitless. Over thousands of years, the Siddha Kriya Method of breathing has been used to systematically turn the human body into its own self-sustaining nuclear power plant. Rising beyond the natural to the supernatural, freed from limitation Siddha Kriya pranayama is the Siddha’s secret.
“The sign of a true teacher is when he can share his knowledge in a way that inspires, helps us to understand concepts and ideas through our own deep knowing and experiences, as well as leave us with the desire to want to know more. John is this kind of teacher.” Jodi Boone, Seattle Washington
At Peace we are our most Powerful
John Weddepohl | Siddharthan सिद्धार्थन
Describing himself as vagabond, rogue and rascal, John has been blessed with teachers. A native South African, born in Johannesburg, John began teaching yoga at nineteen and, in 2004 went to India to pursue his lifelong thirst for knowledge.
Meeting his visionary master H.H. Pujiya Suddhananda Saraswati, John was initiated in Atma Vidya, Self-knowledge or Para Vidya the tradition of the veda/upanishads.
Mandated by his Guru to start sharing the teachings, John has been travelling with the knowledge and sharing ever since.
Be Careful What You Ask For
Deciding late in his life what little fame and fortune had to offer was not good enough, hoping to catch a glimpse of what the sages and prophets call truth, John found out that there is only truth – we just haven’t seen it yet!
Truth being everywhere, has never been closer than the closest. Looking for completeness in everything, the solution we find, already ever present, is ourselves, but we miss it!
Self-knowledge points out our true eternal nature as a human being. Finding perfect peace and happiness has never but a destination but, the very nature of ourselves: ‘In Self-knowledge I discovered the timeless destination of completeness, ever reached, and ever present as myself.’
Searching for Self
At nineteen, John took to yoga like a fish to water. Urged by ISHTA founders Alan Finger and his late father Mani Finger to teach ISHTA Yoga, John opened the ISHTA school in downtown Johannesburg in 1969. Located on the top floor of the city’s first flea market, the building soon became a hotbed of anti-establishment radicalism under South Africa’s apartheid system. Forced to shut down by the authorities, John found himself out of a job. A talented musician from the age of seven, John soon found success as a singer-songwriter performing with some of South Africa’s popular bands.
Study with John
Foundations in Atma Vidya
In this dynamic series of lectures, John takes us on a journey of revelation and understanding to the pure Self.
A practical meditation method woven so seamlessly into our lives that not even we notice it being there.
Siddha Kriya Breathing
Calling all experienced yogis who want to learn Siddha meditation and develop their breathing expertise.
A brilliant methodology for understanding the nature of Self.
“I don’t believe there is anything I could do on this planet more valuable than gaining this teaching. What an extraordinary blessing and privilege to have the deepest and most ancient revelatory wisdom not only available but given by a living teacher in a timeless lineage of living teachers.”
That’s the thing with John – he doesn’t just rattle off ancient wisdoms – he engages you in a story that has you hooked from the start – the story of you – and what an amazing story!
I would be surprised if you could find another source of this knowledge presented so clearly and succinctly and from someone who does it with such grace and humility, so unassumingly.
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