Nikki Costello is a Certified Level 3 Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). For 27 years, her teaching has been inspired by annual trips to India including RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute) the study of scriptural and philosophical texts and a daily practice of meditation. In 2013-2014, she was a contributing editor at Yoga Journal, writing the magazine’s “Basics Column,” and in 2016, Nikki was named one of the 100 Most Influential Teachers in America. She is currently completing an MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS, University of London.
An Iyengar Yoga class that utilizes backbends to strengthen the spine and stimulate circulation. Begin waking up the spine with Intense Side Stretch Pose and Revolved Triangle, then progress the work in the spine in Locust and Bow. Finish with supine twists and Reclining Bound Angle Pose. Props Required: 1 block, a belt, bolster, and blanket.
This class is all about continuous movement and sharpening your focus while moving in and out of standing poses. Warm up with vigorous Vinyasas and a Twisted Side Stretch series, followed by a brisk sequence to strengthen the lower body, build endurance, and revitalize the spine. Props Suggested: 2 blocks.
An Iyengar Yoga class that teaches how to establish strength, stability, and stamina in your Warriors. Find length in the torso and strength in the legs to build solid foundations for your Warrior I, II, and III. Cool-down in Wide-Legged Forward Bend, Down Dog, and Child’s Pose to let it all go.