Iyengar Vinyasa: A Warrior Engages the Opposition

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Nikki Costello

Nikki Costello is a Level 3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). For 26 years, her teaching has been inspired by annual trips to India including RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar M...
This flow practice builds stamina, develops quickness and agility and sharpens mental attention. These dynamic and rhythmic sequences include ‘jumpings’ and skillful transitions to cultivate strength and lightness in the whole body. 

Opening Talk
Invocation- OM 3x's
Adho Mukha Svanasana to Uttanasana 3x's
Urdhva Hastasana to Uttanasana: 3-6x
  • down on an exhale, hands back as far as possible, 
  • On last repetition, stay
Urdhva Hastasana to Uttanasana to Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana, both sides
Adho Mukho Svanasana to Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana, both sides, 2-3x
Vira I- descend the hips
Vira I- 2 x's add arms
Vira II- 2 x's
Vira III- 2 x's
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Prasarita Padotanasana 2x's
  • Hands on hips
  • Hands extend back
  • Classical hand position
Dandasana to Urdhva Prasarita Padasana to Dandasana 3x's
Supta Baddhakonasana

*not recommended for women on menstrual cycle