The Ladakh Experience

Yoga and Meditation Retreat

with Nikki Costello

in Ladakh, India

June 26 – July 6, 2017

For 11 days and 10 nights in Summer 2017, experience the best the Tibetan Plateau has to offer.  This exclusive retreat includes:

  • 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’s been visiting Ladakh since 1995

  • Monastic single accommodations at Thiksey Monastery

Limited to 14 guests

All-inclusive price includes The Practice sessions with Nikki, single accommodation, all meals, site fees, monastery donations, and all transportation within India.

$4795 before December 1, 2016 | $5295 after December 1, 2016

Nikki Costello is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. She has been teaching yoga for 22 years and was previously certified in Jivamukti Yoga and Anusara Yoga. For 8 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. It was during this time that she began cultivating a practice of meditation and deepened her study of yogic scriptures and philosophical texts.

She lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and teaches public classes at Kula Yoga in Tribeca and Williamsburg and Yoga Shanti. She maintains a well-recognized private practice in New York City, training and guiding individuals on all levels of their health and well-being.

Nikki is passionate about sharing her study and practice of yoga. She has created several unique educational opportunities for yoga students which include: The Teachers Practice, The Mentor Practice, The Sutra Practice and The Enrichment Practice. She continues to lead retreats and workshops all over the world and in 2013-2014 was a contributing editor at Yoga Journal , writing the magazine’s “Basics Column.”

Nikki was recently featured as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America. 

One of BJ's shots of HH the Dalai Lama from 2010

One of BJ’s shots of HH the Dalai Lama from 2010

BJ & Lauren with dear friends Chamba (L) and Stanzin (R)

BJ & Lauren with dear friends Chamba (L) and Stanzin (R)

About Your Guides

RetreaTours is perfectly suited to facilitate your time in Ladakh. BJ Graf has been traveling to Ladakh and Thiksey Monastery since 1995. He was invited as Thiksey Monastery’s official photographer for the Dalai Lama’s Summer 2010 visit to Nubra Valley, as well as a personal guest of honor at a Winter 2011 enthronement ceremony. In addition, one of BJ’s portraits of the head lama, Rinpoche Kushok Nawang Chamba Stanzin, graces the cover of his recent biography.

Having developed deep and personal connections to many lamas (monks) at Thiksey, BJ and Lauren have secured access to sacred prayer halls otherwise unaccessible to the public.  In addition, you’ll experience a warm welcome into the homes of the monks and their families in the village for tea, dinner, and thought-provoking discussions about Tibetan Buddhism.

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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