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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

 

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 ease-fully glide 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 discover 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 does not involve forced concentration or control of the mind.  Just a few minutes a day reduces stress and fatigue and increases clarity, steadiness, ease and well-being.  Formal personal instruction is the basis for a potent and rewarding practice that over time can bring about genuine life transformation toward greater happiness and fulfillment.

The Course

The course begins with two sessions of formal personal instruction after which you will be fully equipped with the technique and understanding to practice on your own. An eighteen month program of rich meditation offerings further supports you in establishing your practice and monthly group meditations led by Elizabeth provide an opportunity for practice in the company of others and in-person guidance.

Free Informational Sessions, Reservations Required

  • 5/21 1:00 PM.  Text Elizabeth to reserve: 646-489-7873
  • 6/11  1:00 PM. Text Elizabeth to reserve: 646-489-7873

Course Dates and Registration

Below are two upcoming opportunities to take the Foundational Meditation Course.  Please choose the weekend that works best for you.

Option 1  SOLD OUT – SEE OPTION 2 BELOW

  • Saturday, June 3 1:30 – 6:00 (Session 1 is an individual 2 hour session by appointment)
  • Sunday, June 4 2:00 – 6:00 (Session 2 is a 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

Option 2

(limited to 5 participants) 3 spots left

  • Friday, June 16 3:00-8:00 (Session 1 is an individual 2 hour session by appointment and can be scheduled either on Friday or Saturday)
  • Saturday, June 17 1:30 – 6:00 (Session 1 is an individual 2 hour session by appointment)
  • Sunday, June 18 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

Option 3

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

 

 

The Course Includes

  • Two Sessions of personal formal instruction & initiation with Elizabeth
  • Ongoing group meditation practice led by Elizabeth
  • Live meditation practice tele-seminars with Q&A
  • Extensive on-line library of pre-recorded meditation talks & study materials
  • Instruction in powerful life-supportive practices and japa mantras
  • Special live satsang tele-seminars
  • 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 day two of any Neelakantha Meditation initiation to refresh your practice

Course Structure

Learning NM is a formal process which takes place in two focused sessions that generally occur within a day or two of each other after which you will have everything you need for a fully self-sufficient life-supportive meditation practice.

Session One (approximately 1.5-2 hours)

This first session is dedicated to formally receiving one-on-one instruction into the practice of Neelakantha Meditation and to learning the essential principles of how to practice.

Session Two (approximately 2-4 hours)

Here you will gain a clear and systematic understanding of how the method of effortlessness works including: How and why awareness moves inward; what unlocks our natural capacity to do so and what blocks it. There will be ample time for practice and review; how to set up your practice; Q&A.

18-Month Meditation Support Program

Once you have begun to practice you are invited to participate in the rich offerings that have been developed by the Blue Throat Yoga School of Meditation to help you further establish and deepen your meditation practice.  The course is administered online so it can be accessed from the comfort of your own home and according to your own timeline. Live tele-seminars are recorded so that you can listen to them at anytime.  These, as well as an extensive library of meditation materials are yours to download and keep as a resource for a lifetime of support.

Monthly Group Meditation

You are invited to join monthly group meditation sessions led by Elizabeth where you will have the opportunity to practice and study in the company of others as well as to ask questions and receive in-person support and guidance.

Scheduling and Information

If you wish to learn Neelakantha Meditation but are unable to join any of the currently scheduled dates or if you have questions, please contact Elizabeth directly to arrange an alternate time. She can be reached by email: edoberneck@gmail.com or text: 646-489-7873.

Elizabeth Doberneck

Elizabeth Doberneck has been a yoga teacher for more than twenty years. From the very beginning her practice and teaching have been inspired by a deep and abiding love of the Tantric Yoga Tradition which describes the possibilities of the highest fulfillment of the human heart. In 2008 she began intensive meditation practice and study with Paul Muller-Ortega, a master meditation teacher and world renowned scholar of the Yoga Tantra in order to actualize these teachings in her life. It was out of a profound sense of gratitude and a desire to share the benefits of this practice with others that she became one of the first authorized teachers of Neelakantha Meditation in 2016.  In addition to offering formal personal instruction into this practice, Elizabeth is also currently an assistant teacher for one of Blue Throat Yoga’s advanced meditation practice and study 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 www.bluethroatyoga.com