The Ladakh Experience

July 1-11, 2019

Yoga and Meditation Retreat

with Nikki Costello

in Ladakh, India

July 1 – 11, 2019

In Summer 2019, experience the best the Tibetan Plateau has to offer.  This exclusive retreat includes:

  • Airport pick-up in Delhi and single accommodations in an iconic 5-star luxury hotel  

  • Unprecedented access to ancient prayer halls at Thiksey Monastery

  • Daily Iyengar Yoga and meditation sessions with Nikki Costello

  • Teaching and experience talks with Tibetan Buddhist monks

  • Cultural cooking lessons and dinners with the monks and their families

  • Tour of Indus Valley monasteries with local monks

  • Guided scenic photography tour with BJ Graf, who has been visiting Ladakh since 1995

  • Monastic single accommodations at Thiksey Monastery

Limited to 12 guests

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The Ladakh Experience 2019 early bird retreat fee is $5100 USD.

All-inclusive price includes The Practice sessions with Nikki, single accommodation, all meals, site fees, monastery donations, and all transportation within India. Early bird deposits must be paid by October 31, 2018 and the balance must be paid by February 1, 2019.

Regular pricing is $5600 and payment details can be found by clicking the button below.

Nikki Costello is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). For 25 years, her teaching has been influenced by annual trips to India including eight visits to RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune), the study of philosophical and scriptural texts and a daily practice of meditation. In 2013, Nikki was a contributing editor at Yoga Journal, writing the magazine’s “Basics Column,” and in 2016 she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America. Nikki is recognized as a thought leader in the global yoga community and shares her wisdom and expertise in yoga and meditation retreats around the world. When at home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, she teaches public classes at Kula Yoga and The Iyengar Institute of New York and Brooklyn and maintains a well-established private practice in New York City guiding individuals on all levels of their health and well-being.

Learn more about Ladakh

Want to learn more about this magical region high on the Tibetan Plateau?

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About Your Guides

RetreaTours has a very special relationship with Thiksey Monastery. BJ Graf has been visiting this region since 1995 and has fostered close relationships with Ladakhi lamas (monks) and laypeople alike. This intimate personal connection allows us to reach deeper and more meaningfully into the culture and community. 

We have been bringing guests to Ladakh since 2006, and in 2015, we created the first yoga retreat ever hosted at Thiksey Monastery, with Nikki Costello. With our unprecedented access to ancient prayer halls and intimate friendships with Thiksey’s monks and their families in the village, our Ladakh guests always come away inspired and uplifted.

BJ was invited to serve as Thiksey Monastery’s official photographer in 2010, 2016, and 2017 for three very special Thiksey-sponsored events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In addition to capturing these events in photos, BJ enjoyed conversation, some good-natured ribbing, and a good luck head rub by the Dalai Lama himself.  In 2017, we were blessed to create an opportunity for The Ladakh Experience group to have an audience with His Holiness on his birthday.  

Over the years, BJ has had the good fortune to spend time with and photograph the 20th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, as well as the 102nd Gaden Tripa, Ling Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche (current abbot of Tashi Lhunpo), KelKhang Rinpoche, Kachen Lobzang Zotpa, and HHDL’s sister and humanitarian, Jetsun Pema. We are eternally grateful to Thiksey Rinpoche, KelKhang Rinpoche, Khenrap-la, and countless others for their endless support in crafting transformative experiences in Thiksey, Leh, and beyond.

Please click here to read more about BJ and Lauren and their company RetreaTours, specializing in transformative yoga experiences around the globe.

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