Sian Pascale

Student level

I started meditating at 16, so yoga has been a part of my life now for 20 years. I spent the first 15 years of my journey as a practitioner, mostly in ashtanga. In this time I lived in Melbourne but also travelled the world as an architect and so practiced with many inspiring teachers.

I love to teach in a way where you experience all aspects of yoga, from the power of pranayama, to the transcendence of kundalini kriya, the awakening of the postures and the stillness of meditation. My classes are focussed on energetics and touching the infinite.

Teaching & Certification

  • When I moved to India, I trained with my soul sister Vandana Yadav for 2 years, before undertaking a YTT200.
  • After that I trained in the Himalayas in Mantra, Philisophy and Tantra before returning to Melbourne.
  • In Melbourne I trained in Yin Yoga with Hugh Lee and the Sutras and Viniyoga with Peter Cohen, whilst simultaneously continuing to train for 2 years with my Tantra teacher.
  • Recently I returned to the Himalayas to complete my YTT300 in Himalayan Kundalini, Tantra and Transcendental Meditation.

Teaching Style

  • Adjustments/Assists: Yes.

  • Theming: I share a lot of content in my classes. My desire is for everyone to experience the power of a complete and soulful yoga practice.

  • Sequencing: I change the way I teach all the time, I don't tend to have a set out structure - except you know you will always get pranayama and meditation as part of a posture class.

  • Music: I tend to play instrumental music, mantras and Indian beats, however my music is eclectic and relates specifically to the intention, energy and emotion of the practice.

On & Off the Mat With: Sian Pascale

As a yoga teacher, what inspires and motivates your teaching?

My own practice and the desire to share it with the world.

How has your own yoga practice evolved since becoming a teacher?

Every time I learn a new technique I integrate it into my own practice so that I can feel and understand it at the deepest level. So as my own learnings have deepened so has my own practice.

Do you have any yoga teachers that you admire and/or look up to? Who are they?

I am inspired by all teachers who live and breath what they teach, who are inspired by what they do and who don't get caught up in their egos.

For those of us that haven't practiced with you before, what can we expect from your classes?

Laughter, intensity, lots of breathwork, flows, energy work and very often some chanting during sivasana!

My classes are focussed on energetics and touching the infinite.

What type of class could you teach all day, everyday and why?

I really am far too eclectic to teach in any one style. Yoga has so many sides to it and each have their place in my heart and my teachings.

Do you practice any other form of movement or fitness besides yoga? If so, what kind?

I work out in my local park, walk, swim... but mainly yoga :)

What's your go-to spot in Melbourne to get inspired?

Probably an art gallery or a cinema!

Which 3 icons or figures would you want to sit next to at a dinner party and why?

This question kills me! LOL

Finish this sentence. "I feel the most like myself when..."

I am breathing.

And lastly because it's fun, what animal do you identify with?


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