Advanced Power Flow

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 5 (103 votes)
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Fiji prepares you for a challenging, creative series of challenging poses by strengthening and stretching the body and building your energy and confidence, preparing you for the hard stuff. Fiji makes this class fun, lively and safe in her clear instruction and encouragement.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga, Yoga for Strength


crepuscule3142 1 year ago

This was a bit scary, but not too scary. Good for intermediate yogis looking to up their game.

ssubyogi 1 year ago

Powerful practice. I love the smooth, quickened pace of this class. I particularly appreciate your attention to detail, Figi. I find myself learning something new every class in regards to proper alignment and setting up for poses. It's brilliant! I'll come back to this class again to dig deeper! Thank you.

Catefish 1 year ago

I have let way too much time go by in between sessions of this class. It's SO good.

I've run into a question near the end of the class - when we are doing that awesome dynamic twist/stretch on the floor, how active or relaxed should the pose be? As in... should I be using my core to encourage my hips and shoulders to be moving opposing directions? Or should this be more of a relaxed, gravity-driven twist? (Or maybe a little of both?)

Thank you so much for your classes, Fiji. You've set the bar very, very high as far as yoga teachers go. :)

Fiji McAlpine 1 year ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments and question. You are right about this twist being a little bit of both, effort in leaning and anchoring your base and surrender letting gravity do the "work" in the pose. In these twists I like to observe the changing sensations of the inhale and exhale, and I try to allow myself to move more deeply into the twist as I soften on the exhale.

Shelley Wilson 1 year ago

I’ve been away from yoga for almost a year now. This class was great. Challenging and something I can work to master!

karen77ca 2 years ago

I am just starting to play with some of the advanced classes and find this one is a great challenge allowing me to be successful alot of the time while not making me frustrated!

Purpleme 3 years ago

Thank you so much for this class, that I am returning to again and again. I really enjoy the slow pace and calming style that gives me the best opportunities to be in the moment, challenge myself and accept, what I'm not yet capable of. I have been wondering, why Fiji in her classes often encourage you not to bounce the hips down as you jump forward. Why is that?

hlane 2 years ago

Hi, bouncing the hips can be jarring and put too much quick stress on the knees, hips, and lower back. When jumping forward with two legs rather than stepping, if you use your abdominal muscles and try to land with nearly straight legs -- slightly bent and definitely NOT locked at the knees -- the impact is softer. Fiji, I hope that's the right explanation!

Purpleme 2 years ago

Thank you for the explanation - it makes really good sense :-) Althoungh I was told from other yoga teachers that engaging your abdominal muscles not to hurt your knees and hips while jumping forward was supposed to make you land as lightly as possible (like a cat) - even if it meant bouncing your hips quite a lot.... Does that make sense to you?