About the School

Blue Throat Yoga is a School for Deep Meditation Practice and Study, designed to help you establish great freedom and joy in daily life.

The Three Pillars of Blue Throat Yoga: Neelakantha Meditation, Retreats and Study establish a strong lifetime foundation for anyone seeking depth and profound growth in life.

Based on the daily practice of Neelakantha Meditation, you are invited to return home to your own heart, settling deeply inside to access the natural bliss, ease, and beauty of life itself. Neelakantha Meditation comes from the ancient Tantric teachings of Svatantra, the true freedom of Consciousness, and is offered by Master Teacher, Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega, as well as by the Authorized Teachers of Neelakantha Meditation located in the U.S. and abroad, in a perfectly contemporary form that supports and uplifts daily “householder” life.
  You contain unimaginable magnificence inside of you and that magnificence must reveal itself. Practice the sublime path of the Great Return. Practice the great journey of ascension. Practice the great crossing. Awaken from the dream and remember who you really are.

Begin by learning Neelakantha Meditation at an Initiation Course or Vibrating Silence Retreat; or while taking the foundational Entering the Heart of Shiva Course (link to new location) and expand infinitely from there. You may also choose to begin your studies with an Webinar or Audio Course to learn more from the comfort of your own home. These practical and deeply effective teachings and practices are open to all. Join us in the Great Space of the Heart! Unfold the untold possibility inside you!

About Paul

Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D., the founder of Blue Throat Yoga, is an internationally recognized meditation teacher, and one of the world’s most highly respected academic scholars in the field of Indian Religion and Hindu Tantra.

Paul is passionate and devoted to teaching students how to access their truest Self, and to offering the knowledge base to understand and support that experience. He has led hundreds of meditation retreats, offered a vast array of study courses, translated and provided commentary on many of the most inspired sacred texts of the Śaiva-Śākta tradition, and has personally trained over 40 ācāryas as Authorized Teachers of Neelakantha Meditation.

Paul is uniquely qualified to offer potent teachings, drawing upon the synergy of his long career as an academic scholar, his particular capacity to translate complex ideas and concepts into easily accessible and comprehensible understanding, and a personal history of deep meditation and extensive practice in the Śaiva-Śākta Tantra tradition.


Life is full of astonishment, bliss, nectar. And it is also full of extraordinary challenges that demand a reconfiguration of a higher level of Consciousness within each one of us. We must understand that process and how to most beautifully cooperate with it.