Yoga Conference

Nikki Costello Costello is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been teaching yoga for 20 years and was previously certified in Jivamukti Yoga and Anusara Yoga. For eight years, she taught exclusively for the SYDA Foundation as a hatha yoga and meditation teacher. As part of the organization, she taught hatha yoga in retreats and events in North America, South America, Europe, India, and China. In 2005, she returned to New York City, where she currently teaches at Kula Yoga in Tribeca and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Brooklyn and a guest teacher at Virayoga, Laughing Lotus, and Pure Yoga. Nikki is passionate about sharing her study and practice of yoga. She continues to lead retreats and workshops all over the world and this year is honored to be writing Yoga Journal's Basics column. Learn more at

The Revolutionary Practice
Nikki Costello - Course ID: M1COST

Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1
Mixed Levels

Salutations to the Wise Ones! Invoke the wisdom of the ancient sages and rishis and experience a major and fundamental change in your practice. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika introduces them by name--Siddha, Bharadvaja, Marichi, and Matsyendran--and describes the ways to embody their various forms. They twist and play, balance and float--bestowing benevolence and grace. And so will you!

Mostly asana.

The Basics Practice
Nikki Costello - Course ID: M2COST

Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2
Basics / Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

Join Yoga Journal's Basics columnist for a live experience of the essential teachings. Intelligent sequencing, clarity of thought, and detailed instructions lead to confidence and ease in your practice. Profoundly basic and utterly divine!

Mostly asana.

The Breathing Practice
Nikki Costello - Course ID: M6COST

Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6
Mixed Levels

A yoga practice is complete when your breath is steady and even, your senses turn inward, and your mind is resting in the joyful presence of your own heart. Enjoy this simple and effective restorative and pranayama practice for relaxation, inward reflection, and meditation.

Asana, pranayama, and relaxation.

The Retreat Experience
Nikki Costello - Course ID: AMCOST

Monday, April 28 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday All-Day Intensives
Mixed Levels

A retreat is an opportunity to be transported, awakened, and transformed. It is a precious period of time devoted to the purpose of inner discovery and self-development. Come cultivate a space that will lead you toward insights, personal breakthroughs, and assimilation of all you have received. The day includes teachings for contemplation, a rigorous asana practice, guided meditation, a restorative asana practice with pranayama, and an opportunity for discussion and satang. This one-day retreat will rejuvenate and restore you!

Asana, pranayama, meditation, and discussion.