November 6-10, 2017

The Enrichment Practice: Diversity at Play

Lead Faculty: Nikki Costello & Kate Wilson
Location: Tribeca

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About This Program

The Enrichment Practice is a continuing education program developed by Nikki Costello for students committed to the study and practice of yoga.  This 5-day course creates a retreat environment where students have an opportunity to explore themselves in depth through the practice of asana, pranayama and meditation. Simultaneously, Nikki skillfully threads a philosophical theme throughout the five days and facilitates a dialogue amongst participants to challenge, inspire, and provoke their understanding of yoga as a path of self-development, enrichment and transformation.

Diversity at Play: An exploration of your body and voice as instruments for inspiring leadership and authentic communication.  

In this course you will:

  • Practice the shape and basic actions in the foundational asanas; including standing poses, seated poses, forward extensions, backward extensions and inversions
  • Experience a yoga sequence suitable for all levels that incorporates movement (flow) alignment (precision) and philosophy (inspiration)
  • Learn to guide students into effortless relaxation
  • Engage in vocal exercises to access and feel the quality of your authentic, connected and powerful voice
  • Identify leadership principles that promote a thriving culture and community
  • Learn to listen to the diverse and unique voice of each participant
  • Recognize diversity with respect, tolerance and inclusivity
  • PLAY

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Dates & Daily Schedule

Course Dates:
Monday, November 6th-Friday, November 10th, 2017
Daily Schedule:
8:30am- 11:45pm- Study and Practice
11:45am-1:15pm- Lunch Pause
1:15pm- 5:30pm- Study and Practice
Location: The entire five days will be held at Yoga Shanti, New York City, 46 West 24th Street.


Nikki Costello is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT.) For 24 years, her teaching has been inspired by annual trips to India including RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute) the study of scriptural and philosophical texts and a daily practice of meditation. In 2013-2014, she was a contributing editor at Yoga Journal, writing the magazine’s “Basics Column.” and in 2016, Nikki was named one of the 100 Most Influential Teachers in America.

Kate Wilson (Dialect Coach). Broadway: M. Butterfly, The Parisian Woman, 1984, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Glass Menagerie, The Front Page, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Cherry Orchard, Fully Committed, The Crucible, Bright Star, Hughie, A View from the Bridge, Old Times, An American in Paris, Thérèse Raquin, The Audience, Skylight, The Elephant Man, Constellations, Rocky, Violet, A Raisin in the Sun. Off-Broadway: The Hairy Ape. Film/TV: Lady Bird, “Little Women,” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Untitled Christopher Morris Project, “Olive Kitteridge,” Carol, Inside Llewyn Davis. Faculty: Juilliard.


Tuition for this training is $1200. 

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until October 23rd, 2017. There is a non-refundable application deposit of $100 for students who are new to The Enrichment Practice with Nikki Costello. This amount will be applied towards your tuition if your application is accepted. Please use this form to submit your application.  Note: For students who have already participated in any of The Enrichment Practice modules since January 2013, you do not have to complete a full application or pay the $100 deposit, and should instead please use this form instead to enroll in this Diversity at Play module, and we will get back to you regarding payment. Once you have committed to the program via paying the tuition, there are no refunds.

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