Beginner Basics in Flow

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (279 votes)
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In this class, Fiji takes you through a slow, deliberate flow practice that emphasizes the fundamentals in proper alignment. It is an intelligently guided vinyasa class that will renew your sense of connection to precise body positioning, while building the energy of a fun, vigorous power flow yoga class.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


Bohan18 4 years ago

I lover her classes, they are challenging but at the same time I feel like its a reach I can attain. Like the other reviewers said, it is tough to get past the 45 min mark....but I know I will after a few attempts (weeks) and I enjoy that push.

wahmof10 4 years ago

This is a beginner's class as far as instructions go. Great tips and cues. However, I have been doing yoga regularly for about 3 1/2 months and I found this class way more challenging than a beginner's class. This is mainly because Fiji holds the poses a long time and I do not have the strength yet to hold them that long. I have been able to do other intermediate classes without as much struggle as I did with this class. Today, I wanted a long easy class...I quit at about 40 min.

Bolle 4 years ago

Agree with other comments - awesome explanations but quite challenging for a beginner. I made it to 40 mins. I will keep trying!

birdnthesky 4 years ago

The explanation of each movement is great for beginners but the physical challenge seems more apprpriate for intermediate levels. I will return to this video every so often for a reminder on alignment and movement.

Bczertok 4 years ago

What a great class! Definitely something I look forward to working towards since I too only made it to the 45 minute mark. Thanks!!

WordsandMelodies 4 years ago

I've done this class several times. (I particularly do it a few times after I've had a couple month hiatus from yoga....) The cues are so good and detailed, it's a nice reminder of appropriate alignment. Modifications are offered to try if necessary. It makes you work, but you feel so good... Thanks!

rnkbreaux 4 years ago

I have been doing different beginner classes on this website for a few months (mostly hatha yoga) and I love every single one of them. This class with Fiji is definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone and on towards my goal of completing "Intermediate" classes. The poses are challenging, but Fiji does a PHENOMENAL job of guiding you through each pose. I look forward to coming back to this practice over and over so I am able to see my progression. I struggled with all of the planks to chaturanga poses, but her encouragement to simply do our best helped me understand that I need to practice patience. I do agree that it can be hard on the wrists, but I am sure with practice our bodies will adapt. BEAUTIFUL practice and I am so very thankful and grateful for this website.

SeekingPeace 4 years ago

Thank you for a wonderful class Fiji. I found that the level was perfect for me: I have done a few yoga classes over the years but I do not have a regular practice. The extra tips for transitioning between poses and keeping good alignment were extremely useful. I look forward to trying out more of your classes!

Ckane 4 years ago

After only having tried yoga a handful of times, I had to stop at the half hour mark. I am not able to move as quickly as needed for the third time around in the first flow ( I think ) and found Eagle too challenging for a newbie with bad balance. Also hard on the wrists. I'll keep trying, but maybe shorter, easier classes. I like how Fiji explains everything though.

gypsyrasa 4 years ago

simply gorgeous -- explanations i've never had that i needed so much