Miska Käppi

Miska Käppi

Miska has studied personally with numerous traditional masters around the world. He is an expert in yogic tradition but also deeply rooted with his Finnish background.

Some of his teachers have been academically renowned characters such as Director and Professor of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Ph.D Vagish Shastri and some highly respected yogis and tantrics such as Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Ananta Natha. Miska is also well versed with the ancient culture of Egypt and has also guided people around those ancient monuments.

One unexpected meeting changed the direction of Miska’s studies.

– After a long journey through different yoga centers, I happened to meet a man, who talked about yoga in way I had never heard before. This modest man saw yoga as a science and had been initiated to several traditions in the era before commercial yoga.

Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Ananta Natha is a renowned teacher, yogi and tantric who shares his knowledge at Shri Kali Ashram in South India. Bhagavan is a traditionally educated, initiated Śaiva-Shakta teacher with forty years of teaching experience of Kaula system.

What is the difference between Kaula system and Miska’s previous studies?

– It was clear from the onset that Kaula approaches human being from a wholesome perspective. This time I didn’t receive vague theories about chakras and energies, but rather a serious science that is filled with the wisdom of the Vedic tradition. Since translated material on the topic is scarce I also had to begin to study Sanskrit.

Miska was amazed how fast his yoga practice started to bear fruit

– Only after a few months I noticed the benefits of the gentle wholesome system. I was a sceptic at first, but amazingly our bodies and minds cooperate once we create a culture of peace and serenity with ourselves. Like most people I had seen yoga as a form of exercise and held it self-evident that development means struggle and pain. I finally realized it’s completely the opposite!

Yoga is about wholeness that cannot be reduced to its parts.

– Modern mind and body culture is not part of these traditions. Yoga always deals with the whole. Mind, unconscious, body, thoughts, habits – and everything else! We never break human being into fragments.