Emma Costello

General, Hatha, Meditation, Ashtanga, Iyengar

Registered Level 1 Teacher


Registered Level 1 Teacher

Member No: 2611


Emma has 20 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
At the age of 28 she took her very first yoga class back in the mid 1990's in a local Newtown Hall in Sydney with wonderful teachers Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss.
In 1999 Emma graduated with a Bachelor Of Design with first class honours. She worked as an interior designer in an architects office during her final year of university. This was an extremely demanding time, thankfully a yoga studio opened up right above the office she was working in Surry Hills. It was here, she discovered Iyengar yoga with esteemed teacher James Hasemer. She knew right away that teaching Iyengar yoga was what she wanted to do. She attended classes regularly for 3 years.
Emma moved to Melbourne after getting a design job and immediately signed up for a 3 year teacher training course in 2002 in St Kilda with senior Iyengar teacher Simon Marrocco. This changed her life, whilst working as a full time Interior designer, she graduated as a fully certified Iyengar teacher. Emma taught many classes at St Kilda Yoga school and Circus Oz in South Melbourne.
She attended the Geeta Iyengar workshop in Sydney and many other prominent teachers workshops from both Iyengar,Ashtanga and Kundalini lineages.
She has been living in Brisbane for 12 years and has been teaching yoga in Newmarket and Enoggera.
Emma has since left the Iyengar association, but still teaches alignment principles, sequencing, timings and use of props. She continues to teach from the heart, her own unique style. She understands the importance of listening to your own body, the best teacher you have.
Emma believes that yoga can transform the way you think, feel and live with more consciousness and vitality. She blends her Iyengar training with vinyasa (a flowing style of yoga) pranayama (breathing exercises), bandhas (energy locks), drishti (eye gaze points) mudras (hand movements) and mantras to heal the soul. Emma teaches real yoga for real people. Her classes are smaller so that you get a personalized practice to suit your body, mind and spirit.
She is a current member of Yoga Australia. Emma continues to learn and grow as a yoga teacher and student of life.




Emma's Yoga Classes

Entry to hall via Trundle Street, Enoggera, QLD, 4051


Location Class Days Time
Enoggera Yoga and meditation online Saturday 7.30am
Enoggera Yoga and meditation online Thursdays 9.15am
Enoggera Yoga in the park - monthly face to face Sunday 2pm
Enoggera Yoga and meditation online Monday, Wednesday 6.00pm

""Let the waves of the universe rise and fall as they will. You have nothing to gain or lose. You are the ocean.""

Ashtavakra Gita

what people are saying about Emma Costello


I especially enjoy Emma's classes because she can teach to different levels within the one class setting. Emma is able to create a harmonious environment, paying special attention to each student and adapts the poses to suit his or her own physical capabilities. Each lesson has a specific sequence which challenges the whole body and at the same time focusses awareness of the breath right to the very end of class.


Emma is an inspiring and down to earth teacher who works with each individual student to make yoga work for them, no matter where they are at in their practice. Every class brings a new insight or learning and presents challenges to motivate me to keep learning.


My golf game was a struggle and not that enjoyable. Emma's classes have greatly improved the flexibilty in my shoulders and hips. Two weeks ago I had the best round of golf ever!

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