Nikki Costello is a Certified Level 3 Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). For 28 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 holds an MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS, University of London.
This Iyengar Yoga class uses long held postures to comfort your emotions and cultivate mind-body resilience. Each posture is fully supported with props to maximize relaxation and strength. Poses include Supta Baddha Konasana, Reclining Hero Pose, Wide Legged Forward Bend, and Headstand or Legs Up The Wall. Complete your practice with Antar Kumbhaka (Internal Retention) breathwork. Props Required: 2 blocks, 2 blankets, 1 bolster, wall space, and a chair.
In this quick Iyengar Yoga tutorial you will learn beneficial arm, shoulder, and hand placement for asanas using a wall for support. Explore arm rotations while learning proper alignment to correct imbalances. The demo mostly runs in Tadasana. Props Required: a wall.
This workshop-style Iyengar Yoga class teaches proper arm and hand placement with a focus on mobility and strength in weight bearing asanas. With the support of a strap, explore arm positions and then implement these principles in Pyramid, Wide-Legged Forward Bend, Down Dog, Side Plank, Chaturanga, and Locust. Finish with Bridge and Savasana to seal your practice. Props Required: 1 strap.