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 class offers a variety of upper-body focused movement. Flow through a standing sequence using Gomukhasana arms, then peak in Headstand and Forearm Balance. Release into a twist and Savasana to finish. Props Required: 3 blankets and 1 strap.
This tutorial demonstrates how to utilize props in your practice for Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow). Learn how to shift your bodyweight upside down as well as various supported versions of this pose that work for all types of bodies. Props Required: a chair. Props Suggested: 1 bolster, 1 blankets, and 2 blocks.
Progress to the deep expression of Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose) with long holds, repetition, and the support of props. Warm up your legs and pelvis with a slow-moving yet advanced, stretchy series that includes Standing Split and Extended Hand-To-Big Toe. Build to peak in Hanumanasana then counter with Wheel Pose and Legs Up The Wall to finish. Props Required: 2 blocks, 2 blankets, a strap, a bolster, and wall space.