With the primary principle of effortlessness, Neelakantha Meditation offers a simple, easeful, and entirely approachable means to begin and sustain a regular meditation practice.
As an Acharya (teacher), I offer personalized and in-depth instruction into the practice with honor for the traditions, deep humility, and devotion. My own deep experiences and studies of the Kashmir Shaiva Tantra yoga traditions of deep meditation sit as the backdrop for teaching you this practice that’s enhanced my awareness and life in a tremendous way.
As a seasoned yoga teacher, trainer of teachers, and practitioner, I’d tried meditating with varied teachers and methods but nothing would “stick”. No other practice grabbed or connected me as directly to the inward current of my awareness until I began practicing Neelakantha Meditation with my teacher, Paul Muller-Ortega, in 2009. The daily regularity of my practice, plus on-going support from Blue Throat Yoga, which included study of the theory of meditation and yoga, has made meditation an absolute for me. I’ve been able to shift many old thinking patterns, wayward beliefs, and any incomplete understandings I previously had about myself, my life, yoga, and its primary purpose. Its enhanced my teaching, yes, but primarily this meditation practice has allowed me to truly be living yoga in ways I didn’t know possible.
After many years of dedicated practice and study, I became an Authorized teacher of Neelakantha Meditation as taught in Blue Throat Yoga in July of 2017.
Neelakantha Meditation is a living practice that, from day one, practitioners find available access to a level of depth, stability, and openness. An array of increased creativity, clarity, and ability to focus on what truly matters in daily life also shows itself, as if to come online.
Neelakantha Meditation is easy to practice and learn because it works in harmony with the natural movement of the mind, with no need to manipulate awareness via harsh concentration, or in any way attempt to exert control of the mind. This is an effortless practice, giving access to a natural current moving awareness deep inside.
Having learned how to do the practice, the journey inside is effortless to a place of depth, stillness, and silence. From this deep space of silence, an readily available surge of peace and clarity moves forward into our awareness and can be present throughout our day.
When practicing Neelakantha Meditation, we move through subtle states of awareness, going very deep inside ourselves. We move beyond thoughts, feelings, emotions, and perception at the surface of life. It is here we experience that place of highest wisdom – our very own consciousness. This daily traverse and immersion transforms our lives, and we begin to experience and function in life with a higher level of creativity, efficiency, intuition, and clarity.
Daily regularity of practice offers profoundly positive effects on life, and rapidly can shift how life is experienced. A process of refinement occurs to help release deep rooted fears and patterns, and sustain an embodied experience of abundance, rather than a fabricated one.
Other positive results from steady practice are: an increase in clarity, surges of creativity, more patience, deeper compassion, regular gratitude, as well an ability to more easily identify and disengage with limiting behavior patterns, and simply navigate life challenges with greater ease.
There really is no downside to learning the practice!
Offered by an Authorized teacher, Neelakantha Meditation is taught through personal formal instruction, or diksha. We meet twice, for a few hours each meeting to learn the practice, practice the practice, and learn the theory of the practice. You will then be invited to participate in monthly meditation gatherings with other Neelakantha Meditation practitioners in the NYC/Brooklyn area!
Learning the practice in this way includes an additional program of support for 18 months via Blue Throat Yoga, and sets you up for a life-long, self sufficient practice. The total cost for personal instruction with me, along with the 18 months of support program, is $450. Payment plans are available.
It really is possible to learn to meditate!
Email me directly with any questions, or if you are ready to learn this extraordinary yet simple practice of meditation.