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.
All it takes is 20 minutes to change your perspective. This meditation is a practice in awareness using a variety of techniques that incorporate the eyes, breath, and mind. Practice this meditation both standing and seated. Props Required: choose a seat using a bolster, 2-3 blankets, or a chair.
Take this quick, no-prop ab sequence anywhere or add it onto another class for a boost of energy. Activate your entire core, including the deep lower abs, using Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga-inspired movements like supine leg lifts and dynamic Boat poses. Finish with Bound Angle pose to relax the muscles you've worked.
A deeply restorative Iyengar Yoga class that uses poses held for long periods of time to open the front of the body. Practice supported variations of Childs Pose, Down Dog, Reclined Bound Angle Pose, and Bridge Pose. Props Required: 2 bolsters, 2 blocks, 3 blankets.