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.
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.