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 10:45 – 12:00 PM
  • Thursdays 10:45 – 12:00 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 Teacher of Neelakantha Meditation as taught in Blue Throat Yoga & ERYT 500

Upcoming course dates: February 15 & 16 2020

Attend a free information session by texting Elizabeth to reserve: 646-489-7873 

  • Sunday 1/19 from 1:00 -1:30 pm
  • Sunday 1/26 from 1:00 -1:30 pm
  • Sunday 2/2 from 1:00 -1:30 pm
  • Tuesday 2/4 from 1:40 – 2:10 pm

Neelakantha Meditation is an elegant and easy to learn practice of deep meditation that is governed by the principle of effortlessness. It does not involve forced concentration or other forms of effortful manipulation of awareness. For this reason even those who have struggled to meditate in the past are delighted to discover how easily and deeply they can meditate after learning Neelakantha Meditation. Regular practice naturally brings about many benefits to daily life, including:

  • Profound rejuvenation of the body and mind
  • Stress relief
  • Increased insight, compassion, fortitude
  • Greater capacity to engage with life’s challenges
  • Increased sense of connection, fulfillment and meaningfulness

Course Structure

Neelakantha Meditation is a living practice, learned through a 2-day process of formal individual instruction with Elizabeth, after which you are fully equipped to practice on your own with extraordinary benefit. Your meditation practice is then supported over the course of an 18-Month program of study offered through the Blue Throat Yoga School of Meditation as well as by ongoing group meditation practice with Elizabeth.

Part 1: Formal Personal Instruction

The process of learning Neelakantha Meditation takes place in two separate sessions held within a few days of each other.  After these two sessions you will have everything you need to practice successfully on your own.

Session One  (2 hours): This is a private session with Elizabeth in which you will receive formal instruction into the practice of Neelakantha Meditation.

Session Two (3-4 hours): This small group session takes place within a day or two of your first session. Here you will get a very clear and specific understanding of how this practice harnesses the natural capacities of the body-mind to settle into deep states of restfulness. During this time, we will meditate together, answer questions and discuss how to set up a successful meditation practice, with plenty of time for Q&A so that each individual is fully empowered and self sufficient with a potent meditation practice.

Part 2: 18 Months of Support

You are invited to support your practice with the rich offerings that have been developed on-line by the Blue Throat Yoga School of Meditation. Monthly tele-seminars which you can “attend” in the comfort of your home address different aspects of meditation practice and experience with senior teachers and live Q&A. A private website offers 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 and Special Events Led by Elizabeth

This is a regular opportunity to join with Elizabeth and fellow meditators to practice, ask questions and receive in-person support and guidance.

Course Includes

  • Two Sessions of personal formal instruction with Elizabeth
  • Ongoing group meditation practice led by Elizabeth
  • Opportunity to attend special meditation events with 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
  • Original scholarly translations and commentaries on key Tantric texts by renowned scholar, Paul Muller-Ortega, PhD
  • No cost attendance at the second day session of any Neelakantha Meditation initiation to refresh your practice and understanding
  • Opportunity to attend Blue Throat Yoga Meditation Retreats and Immersions and seek advanced levels of meditation

Scheduling and Information

To learn more or to set up an individual appointment, please contact Elizabeth directly at or call 646-489-7873.

Elizabeth Doberneck is an authorized Teacher of Neelakantha Meditation and a senior student of Paul Muller-Ortega, the highly respected meditation teacher, scholar and founder of the Blue Throat Yoga School of Meditation.  Elizabeth has served and taught as a member of the Guiding Groups for Blue Throat Yoga’s advanced meditation practice and study programs.

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

Course Dates and Registration

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

$360 for full time student: 18-26 years old: with cash or check only

$360 for seniors 75 – 85 years old: with cash or check only

$0 over 86 years old

February 15 & 16, 2020  $465

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