“A Free Downward Dog for You”
by Kavita Daswani
A pop-up fashion boutique in Malibu is the site of a free yoga event Saturday. Led by Nicole Sciacca of the Los Angeles yoga studio Playlist, which offers classes set to upbeat, specially mixed music, the class will take place at the Bailey 44 store at Malibu Lumber Yard. Registration begins at 1 p.m., and the class starts at 2 p.m., 3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu.
Full article appeared in the LA Times on October 21, 2016.
You’re Doing It Wrong: Britney Spears’ Favorite Yoga Poses
August 16, 2016
You want a hot body? You better #werk.
Britney Spears, you make it look so easy…but we know better. While many of us turn to intense weight-training sessions to shape up, the Vegas headliner has a slightly different approach. If you’ve perused the just-announced 2016 MTV Video Music Awards performer’s Instagram feed or hunted down her workout secrets, you know that the return of her infamous abs are, in big part, thanks to her newfound love of yoga.
You, too, can get Britney-status results…if you’re practicing proper form. Even if you’re a veteran yogi, Playlist Yoga instructor Nicole Sciacca (who has worked with Jennifer Aniston and Kate Beckinsale) gave a few pointers on four popular poses (two of which the singer demonstrated for Shape magazine) that you might be doing wrong.
Read Taylor Stephen’s article in full at E News!
To Live & Diet in LA
Listening to Lil’ Wayne spit rhymes over the melody to Hotel California while balancing in tree pose — only in, well, California. In what’s sure to start the biggest yoga craze since 100° temps, Playlist Yoga is bringing seriously sick beats to your vinyasa sesh. If you’re a dedicated yogi, I’m sure you’ve taken a flow class set to music before — but I guarantee you’ve never taken one this hip.
Read Whitney’s article in full at To Live & Diet in LA.
Natalie Alcala for Racked LA
Last night, we kicked off the first of four—yes, four!—Racked Fit Club classes this month. We couldn’t think of a better studio to start with than Playlist Yoga, a kickass, music-fueled Vinyasa flow class that just opened on La Cienega.
Thanks to fast-paced moves led by our inspiring instructor Nicole Sciacca, high-energy music from the likes of The Weeknd and Lil’ Wayne, an awesome retail section (yours truly may be a little too obsessed with this muscle tee), and a seriously Instagram-worthy studio, it’s safe to say that this was one of the coolest yoga experiences we’ve had in a while.
Readers looked like pros on the mat (seriously, you guys are good) and left reenergized, thanks to snacks from Clover and Barnana. Check out the gallery for a peek at the scene, and stay tuned for the next RFC announcement soon.
YOGA PRO NICOLE SCIACCA IS NO STRANGER TO BALANCE, ON AND OFF THE MAT: learning the ins and outs of motherhood and business simultaneously, as well as juggling a full teaching schedule, might made some people go into a tizzy. Yet Nicole does it while still keeping a positive, proactive attitude and her focus empathetically on what’s best for those around her. When a spine injury sidelined her dancing career, Nicole turned to yoga for both a physical and emotional outlet. Little did she know it would change the trajectory of her life!
Fast forward to the present moment, and her boutique yoga and spin studio Hustle and Flow Fitness on Venice Beach’s trendy Abbott Kinney Blvd has created a unique family of like minded individuals and a warm, welcoming environment for all. And Nicole’s classes are no different – challenging yet empowering, focused yet filled with laughter, dynamic one moment and restorative the next, Nicole always seems to know exactly what each individual yogi needs to find their best self no matter what the experience level. Attending her class is like hanging around with your best girlfriend – literally (more on handstands later!) Read on to find out how Nicole stays grounded, passionate, and purpose-filled – you might just pick up a few life lessons yourself!
Read the article in full at Chalkboard Magazine