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 May 4 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.
Learn Neelakantha Deep Meditation:
A Foundational Course for a Lifetime of Natural Easeful Meditation
With Elizabeth Doberneck Authorized Neelakantha Meditation Teacher & ERYT 500
The Neelakantha Initiation Course is a two-day instructional experience that includes learning an elegant, powerful and deeply effective practice for systematically exploring and progressively journeying into the deeper spaces of Consciousness. During this course, Elizabeth offers instruction into the method of Neelakantha Meditation, as well as a very clear, specific understanding of the theoretical context and foundational principles of this powerful practice.
Neelakantha Meditation is easy to learn and practice, and is governed by the principle of effortlessness. It does not involve forced concentration or other forms of effortfull manipulation of awareness. Even those who have had difficulty meditating in the past are surprised at how easily and deeply they can meditate after learning Neelakantha Meditation.
You begin with two days of in-person individual instruction after which you will be fully equipped with the technique and understanding to practice on your own each day with extraordinary benefit. Your ongoing daily meditation practice will then be supported by an eighteen month program of rich meditation offerings as well as group meditations led by Elizabeth.
(See details below)
Free Informational Sessions, Reservations Required
- Sunday, April 29 1:00 PM. Text Elizabeth to reserve: 646-489-7873
- Sunday, May 13 1:00 PM. Text Elizabeth to reserve: 646-489-7873
- Sunday, May 27 1:00 PM. Text Elizabeth to reserve: 646-489-7873
Course Dates and Registration
Saturday, June 2 2:00 – 6:00 (Individual 2-hour sessions by appointment)
- Sunday, June 3 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