NEW BEDFORD — "Meditate in the Park" is coming back to Custom House Square this week.

Last summer, yoga instructor Jeff Costa and the city launched the program to promote wellness for residents and employees alike. On Fridays, from June 15 to Aug. 17, Costa will host the program from 4 to 4:30 p.m. at the park at Custom House Square. In case of rain, it will move indoors to the Co-Creative Center, 137 Union St., according to a news release.

Costa is a respected retreat leader, teacher trainer, group instructor and personal trainer in yoga, fitness, and meditation. He also serves on the New Bedford Human Relations Commission and is a resident of downtown, according to the release.