Nicole is featured in LA Yoga’s “Safe is the new Flexible.”

Nicole Sciacca, Chief Yoga Officer at Playlist Yoga in Los Angeles, explains that her “first yoga class was nothing short of gymnastics and Cirque du Soleil style arm balances.” Like many, Sciacca came to yoga seeking healing. However, as a dancer with an “already flexible body,” she found herself looking to the bendy people at the front of the room for guidance, versus listening within. This worked for a time and while Sciacca credits yoga with healing her back (she had three ruptured discs), she also suspects that yoga led to other injuries, including two frozen shoulders.

Sciacca continues, “I think the past 10-12 years of personal practice have been a giant lesson in pulling back, squashing my ego, and asking better questions.

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