Nicole Sciacca is a yoga teacher, professional dancer, actress, host, personal trainer, and (most importantly) a mother to her three year-old son Beau. She is currently the Chief Yoga Officer of Playlist Yoga in West Hollywood, where she spearheads their programming and works with teachers to turn each class into the kind of unique, music-driven experiences that have earned Playlist the nickname “The SoulCycle Of Yoga.”
Nicole moved to Los Angeles from Birmingham, Alabama over sixteen years ago. After suffering a horrible back injury in 2006 that changed the trajectory of her dance career, she needed to find an outlet for her energy and genetic disposition for sweat. What originally seemed like her biggest roadblock ultimately introduced her to her greatest passion. Nicole simultaneously began yoga while recovering…and knew she was onto something. Although she had swam and danced professionally her entire life, it was yoga that transformed her mind, body and spirit all at once. She felt she could not share these gifts fast enough.
Shortly thereafter, Nicole began teaching locally in Venice and began gathering certifications from Schwinn, Equinox, James Brown, Alexandria Crow, Maria Vilella, and yoga legend Maty Ezraty. While inspired by the studios and gyms around town, she soon realized there was a personal connection and investment that was not as strong as it could be. She opened her studio Hustle & Flow Fitness on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, where she worked to create a community that was relationship-based.
Nicole has always believed in the power of “the journey, not the destination,” so when Hustle and Flow was forced to close, she knew something big was bound to be on the horizon. Days later, she met Playlist owners Jorden Cohen and Rob Rubano. The timing could not have been more perfect – and Nicole found her new path as the face of Playlist.
Nicole’s energy is unparalleled and her sense of humor will leave you gasping for breath between laughs. She loves people – all backgrounds, personality types, and world views. She believes that everyone looking to work hard or change their physicality has a story, and it fascinates her to work with individuals to unlock their fullest potential on the mat and off. She believes our yoga practice is never done, our story is never as it seems, and that every single person has the ability to surpass their own wildest expectations.