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Meditation and Mindfulness Classes

Restorative Yoga and Meditation Classes

You will leave class with a sense of deep relaxation and calm on every level and with a feeling of balance in your mind and body.

Have you been wanting to learn to meditate? Do you want to release stress?  Then this approach is for you.  It is by far our gentlest class and specifically designed for those who wish to find healing and recovery physically and emotionally, and to learn to release chronic tension and stress.  It includes: slow gentle stretching, breathing exercises, and restorative yoga poses in which the body is supported with blankets and bolsters for deep relaxation, and finishes with a period of guided seated meditation.  The focus of this class is to create an experience for you of deep relaxation and mindfulness.  No prior meditation or yoga experience needed.  These classes occur weekly and do not require a reservation.  You can just show up and take the class with your class card or pay the drop in rate at the desk.

  • Mondays 6:00 – 7:15 PM
  • Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:45 AM
  • Thursdays 12:15-1:30 PM
  • Sundays 11:30 – 12:45 PM


The Repose in the Heart

Introduction to Meditation in the Tantric Yoga Tradition

With Elizabeth Doberneck, Friday September 29 6:30-8:00 PM

$22 or a class from your card

Meditation in the Tantric tradition is a process of easefully settling deep inside one’s self, of opening up and illuminating what is not ordinarily available to us in the normal course of every-day life, a most intimate space inside ourselves; a source place of natural and spontaneous knowing, creativity, and healing.  During this evening we will explore the beautiful and inspiring teachings of the Tantric Yoga tradition which lay out a technology of consciousness that allows for the systematic access to this source place within.  We’ll perform a sequence of gentle practices that permit the natural harmonizing of the body and mind to allow awareness to settle more easily.  These practices include gentle pranayama, stretching, japa and meditation and are available to both advanced practitioners and beginners.

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Learn Neelakantha Deep Meditation:

A Foundational Course for a Lifetime of Natural Easeful Meditation

With Elizabeth Doberneck Authorized Neelakantha Meditation Teacher & ERYT 500

Neelakantha Meditation is a profoundly effective practice of deep meditation.  Governed by the principle of effortlessness it allows anyone to easily go inside to experience deep states of restfulness and to access the source-place of insight, creativity and healing.  Many people who have struggled to meditate in the past are delighted to find how smoothly and deeply they are able to meditate after learning this method. Neelakantha Meditation is simple to learn and practice. Based on the elegant and sophisticated methods of the Tantric Yoga tradition, it is a clear and systematic technique that does not involve forced concentration or control of the mind. Just a few minutes a day reduces stress and fatigue and increases clarity, steadiness and ease of well-being. Formal personal instruction is the basis for a potent and rewarding practice that over time can bring about authentic life transformation toward greater happiness and fulfillment.

The Course

This meditation course involves three key elements:  1) Two days of formal personal instruction into the practice of Neelakantha Meditation after which you will be fully equipped with the technique and understanding to practice successfully on your own.  2) An eighteen month program of rich meditation offerings including live tele seminars discussing aspects of meditation practice and experience.  3) Ongoing personal guidance and monthly group meditation practice led by Elizabeth.  (See details below)

Free Informational Sessions, Reservations Required

  • 10/1 1:00 PM.  Text Elizabeth to reserve: 646-489-7873
  • 10/8 1:00 PM.  Text Elizabeth to reserve: 646-489-7873

Course Dates and Registration

  • October 13-15 2017 (limited to 5 participants)

    • October 13-15, 2107
    • Friday, October 13  6:30 – 8:00  (Group Session: Introductory Talk)
    • Saturday, October 14 2:00 – 6:00 (Individual 1-hour sessions by appointment)
    • Sunday, October 15 2:00-6:00 (Group Session)


$465  or $450 with cash or check at the studio

Full time student: 18-26yrs old: $360 with cash or check only

Over 86 years $0




    Custom Dates Use this option after discussing scheduling with Elizabeth by email: edoberneck@gmail.com or text: 646-489-7873.


    Course Structure

    Part 1: Formal Personal Instruction

    The process of learning Neelakantha Meditation takes place in two separate sessions held within a day or two of each other.  After these two sessions you will be fully equipped with the technique and understanding to practice successfully on your own.

    Session One (1 1/2 -2 hours) This is a group session in which you will receive an introduction to the practice of Neelakantha Meditation and a general understanding of how it works.

    Session Two (1 hour individual appointment) This is an individual session in which you will receive formal personal instruction into the practice itself in a private one-on-one process.

    Session Three: 2-4 hours  This is a group session in which we meditate together, answer questions and discuss how to set up a successful meditation practice.  In addition, we continue to explore how awareness moves inward; what unlocks our natural capacity to do so and what blocks it, with plenty of time for Q&A so that each individual is fully empowered in the self sufficiency of a potent meditation practice.

    Part 2: 18 Months of Support

    Once you have begun to practice Neelakantha Meditation you are invited to participate in the rich offerings that have been developed by the Blue Throat Yoga School of Meditation to support your practice.  Monthly live tele-seminars discuss the different aspects of meditation practice and experience, and allow for a world-wide community of practitioners to comment and ask questions. The course is administered online so it can be accessed in the comfort of your own home, according to your own timeline. Tele seminars are always recorded so you can listen to them live or at a more convenient time. In addition, there is an extensive library of meditation materials that are yours to download and have as a resource for a lifetime of support.

    Part 3: Ongoing Monthly Meditations Led by Elizabeth

    You are also invited to join ongoing monthly group meditations led by Elizabeth.  This is an opportunity to meditate with others as well as to ask questions and receive in-person support and guidance.

    Course Includes

    • Two Sessions of personal formal instruction with Elizabeth
    • Ongoing group meditation practice led in person by Elizabeth
    • Live meditation practice tele-seminars with Q&A led by Blue Throat Yoga School of Meditation
    • Extensive on-line library of pre-recorded meditation talks & study materials
    • Instruction in powerful life-supportive practices and japa mantras
    • Special live tele-seminars with master meditation teacher, Paul Muller-Ortega
    • Opportunity to attend Neelakantha Meditation retreats
    • Original scholarly translations and commentaries on key Tantric texts by renowned scholar, Paul Muller-Ortega, PhD
    • No cost attendance at the second group session of any Neelakantha Meditation initiation to refresh your practice and understanding

    Scheduling and Information

    Students can learn Neelakantha Meditation by joining an already scheduled weekend session.  For those who are unable to attend scheduled events, individual appointments are available. To learn more or to set up an individual appointment, please contact Elizabeth directly at edoberneck@gmail.com or call 646-489-7873.

    Elizabeth Doberneck

    has been teaching yoga for more than twenty years. Her teaching is informed by a deep love of the Shaiva Tantric Yoga Tradition which describes the highest possibilities of fulfillment of the human heart.  In 2008 she began intensive meditation practice and study with Paul Muller-Ortega to learn how to actualize these teachings in her life.  It is with profound gratitude and a desire to share the benefits of this practice that in July 2016 she became one of the first authorized teachers of Neelakantha Meditation. She is also an assistant teacher for the Blue Throat Yoga School of Meditation’s advanced study and practice courses.

    Paul Muller-Ortega and Blue Throat Yoga School of Meditation Practice & Study

    For more information and to hear Paul talk about Neelakantha Meditation, please visit please visit www.bluethroatyoga.com