Name: Fiona Scicluna
Role: Studio Manager & Facilitator
Fiona comes from a background in professional dance, which saw her perform and teach all across Australia and the world. Yearning to find something that would keep her grounded amongst the chaos of the entertainment industry and the jet-set lifestyle, Fiona found yoga.
After traveling the globe Fiona returned to Australia in 2009. She managed her own business called Livelyhood for 6 years, and became involved with Red Dust Role Models – a health promotion organisation that delivers innovative health promotion programs to some of Australia’s most remote communities.
Fiona completed her 200-hour teaching training with Power Living in 2014. She has continued training with Power Living in Advanced Assisting and Sarah Powers in Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.
Fiona is passionate about movement and loves that she has found the space to move and express herself unapologetically. It is through yoga that she has also found the power and beauty of stillness. Fiona believes that yoga is the dance and the connection between movement, breath and stillness that allows us to discover who we are and ultimately be who we are.
Getting to know the crew:
What is your favourite Asana posture? Why?
Natarajasana (Dancers Pose). I used to really struggle with this pose, as a dancer I thought that if any pose, this is the one I should be able to ‘try’ and make ‘look good’. Until I learnt (and still learning) to let go of control, did it actually feel good and did I start to finally open my heart.
Share with us a life turning point and the favourite lesson learnt?
My Nannu (Maltese for Grandfather), once said to be ‘Don’t to be too Proud’. It was in relation to my current job at that time, and it simply wasn’t working. I kept pushing and trying to make it work and he said to me that there is nothing wrong when something doesn’t work. Don’t hold onto it because of pride, sometimes you just have to let things go.
What sound do you love?
Water: the rain, the ocean, crashing waves….especially on rainy day sleep-ins or Nanna Naps.