Neelakantha Meditation


An Invitation - An Opportunity

Expand and deepen your Sadhana; your daily spiritual practice. 
Learn and begin a profound, yet simple meditation practice.
Bathe your soul in the ocean of universal consciousness.

Neelakantha Meditation Practice is a tangible resource for renewal of spirit into our daily lives.
It is a practice of deep meditation that offers an exploration of our true nature—our Greater Self,
that can bring positive expression and greater quality to our day-to-day living.


Awakening to the Heart  
looks forward to hosting special offerings of Neelakantha Meditation

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Neelakantha Meditation Offerings will include:

  • Neelakantha Meditation Instruction & Initiation with authorized teacher
  • Group Meditation Practice for Neelakantha Meditation Initiates   


I received initiation in the summer of 2019, just a few months after experiencing a stroke. It’s been a wonderful and wild ride ever since.

I feel Neelakantha Meditation has been a powerful source of healing for me on every level. I Iove my life, even with the challenges from a stroke. 

I love being able to dip into the ocean of consciousness, where I can merge into the experience of wholeness, connection and exquisite, blissful light.

I can then return from my meditation and begin to reflect this divine energy in my life as a human being. 

                ~ Norman Scrimshaw

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"Neelakantha Meditation is easy to learn and practice, and is governed by the principle of effortlessness. 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."                                           
(taken from Blue Throat Yoga website)
Norman and Cynthia Scrimshaw are Neelakantha Meditation Initiates, who have been practicing since 2019. They personally recommend their teacher, Mary Gerdes, who is located on the East Coast! See below.


Neelakantha Meditation Initiation 

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with Mary Gerdes

Mary Gerdes offers Neelakantha group and individual instruction 

* Details & Description of Neelakantha Meditation (in-person & distance initiation)
Please contact Mary Gerdes directly to schedule your initiation

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Mary Gerdes
is an Authorized Teacher of Neelakantha Meditation from the School of Blue Throat Yoga
“Mary initiated us (Norman and Cynthia Scrimshaw) into this beautiful meditation practice in August 2019, and has become a dear friend. Mary lives in light and love, as well as seemingly tireless service. We highly recommend the practice of Neelakantha Meditation and Mary as a teacher."

Contact information for Mary Gerdes:


Link to the Blue Throat Yoga website 
and information about its founder and master teacher, 
Paul Muller-Ortega, PhD.

 © Awakening to the Heart -  2018