The Silent Practice: Cultivating Tranquility w/ Nikki Costello

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The Silent Practice: Cultivating Tranquility
Saturday, October 14
3:00- 5:00pm

The Prana Shakti, or life force, sustains all things and acts within us through our breath. In this exploration of the element of AIR, you will connect to your breath as a vital resource for relaxing the body and quieting the mind. The practice of inversions and supine pranayama lead to the quality of tranquillity. All levels welcome. Alternative postures will be given for those who need assistance in inversions like headstand and shoulder stand.



This is only one session in the full weekend workshop with Nikki Costello.

The Practice: Threading Consciousness Through The Body

The Practice is Svadhyaya, SELF-study and a journey towards Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. All aspects of our being are engaged in a rigorous and inquisitive learning space where we explore the teachings of yoga through asana, pranayama, meditation and contemplation. To fully realize our wholeness and freedom in the body, we look more closely at its individual parts. Each of the five sessions will focus on one of the five elements and the physical postures and breathing techniques that can awaken, stimulate, purify and harmonize them. Simultaneously, we will reflect on qualities like steadfastness and tranquillity to experience our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual bodies as one interwoven body of consciousness. The Practice offers a transformative experience to all levels of student. The pre-requisite is an enthusiastic, curious and honest seeker who wishes to know the SELF.

“Passing a thread through the eye of a needle
Requires a steady hand and focused attention.
In yoga, our mind becomes the needle.
Our consciousness the all-knowing eye,
Graciously weaving the threads of each movement and action
Into a miraculous tapestry of vital energy.”
–Nikki Costello

Reading recommendation:

Light on Life by B.K.S Iyengar