There’s a bit of a buzz around the Temecula Yoga Collective studio lately: we just launched our new website, we’ve added new classes and David recently finished a three-year study program with Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega at Blue Throat Yoga. The culmination of this program allows David to be one of the few individuals to offer the teachings of an ancient, sophisticated and highly-refined method of meditation called Neelakantha Medition.
About Neelakantha Meditation:
Neelakantha Meditation is easy to learn and practice, and is governed by the principle of effortlessness. It is a profound practice that works to bring about transformation, healing, and benevolence. It does not involve concentration, controlling the mind, or other forms of effortful manipulation of awareness. It does not require that you have any particular beliefs, any previous study or specific background in order to learn it and practice it with great benefit. For this reason, it is a practice that anyone can learn. Even those who have had difficulty meditating in the past are surprised at how easily and deeply they can meditate after receiving Initiation into Neelakantha Meditation.
When asked about his enthusiasm over teaching Neelakantha Meditation at Temecula Yoga Collective, David said, “I was happy with my meditation/yoga practices, but was increasingly interested in learning more about yoga philosophy. Ashley, my primary yoga teacher, told me about some of the yoga philosophy teachers she had heard about. She mentioned Professor Paul Muller-Ortega, one of the few experts in some particular areas of yoga philosophy that I found especially interesting. After learning more about a one-year study course that was available, I was pleased to learn that Paul offered a synergistic combination of deep practice and study – not just philosophy but a carefully designed program that included Neelakantha Meditation along with supportive practices and study. I began my studies in 2010 and was delighted to find that this combination of practice/study produced results that were significantly better than anything I had experienced.”
About Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega:
Professor Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D., is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most highly respected and renowned academic scholars in the field of Indian Religion and Hindu Tantra. He is the founder of Blue Throat Yoga, which teaches the elegant Svatantra philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism and the practice of Neelakantha Meditation.
About David Kuttruff:
David is the resident yoga philosophy and meditation teacher at Temecula Yoga Collective. He is a partner of the studio and one of the staff members within our advanced studies and teacher training program, Sraddha School of Yoga. David has been a regular mediator since 1974 – he became a certified Transcendental Meditation (TM) teacher in 1976. David is grateful to have studied with many prominent teachers in the field of meditation including Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. His most recent immersion – a three-year meditation program with Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega at Blue Throat Yoga on Neelakantha Meditation is one he is very excited about sharing with the community and beyond. David describes this opportunity as “precious.” He is currently offering free informational meetings every Wednesday at 8:00 pm at Temecula Yoga Collective for anyone wishing to experience a powerful, effective and simplistic meditation practice.