Beginner Basics in Flow

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (272 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 Yoga


cjgirlie2005 4 years ago

I am fresh back to yoga where my only previous experience had been classes at the YMCA so this one is a breathe of fresh air for learning form. I have never had that thourough of instruction in a class, let alone a video. Thank you for explaining it in a way that I can carry on proper form. I WILL come back to this video again. Great instruction!

Hildur 4 years ago

Thanks for introducing me to vinyasa yoga. I made a promise to myself to do some of the video, but found it very interesting and fun, so I did the whole thing. The video managed to give me a mental flow, I totally forgot the time. Being new to vinyasa (I have tried more slow paced yoga like hatha and kundalini), I sometimes had problems with breath/movement sync. Challinging myself to combine the two was also what I liked so much and what made time fly. I will for sure come back to this. I loved a real workout! I'm sure this can improve my climbing skills; core strength and flexibiity! Love from Norway!

Bend4kc 4 years ago

This class level may be a beginner level in specific yoga parlance. For the lay person, I'd say it's for intermediate to advance level folks.

hummingbee (not verified) 4 years ago

Too many words. Irritating.

danaisdana 4 years ago

I've been practicing yoga in various classes on and off for about ten years. I've always desired more detailed instructions about alignment, breath and movement and this video has it! It's refreshing to have these fundamental poses explained at length. I finally have some of the clarity I've been missing! The longer poses also make this a great workout. I felt awesome afterward. Thank you Fiji!

memarcy 4 years ago

Great video. I did this three days ago and thought it was one of the best videos I've ever done that focused on proper alignment...great instructor! I didn't realize just how challenging it was until yesterday when I was acutely aware of all the muscles in my body. Not that I was in pain...I just felt how hard my body actually worked during this class.

Archana 4 years ago

Thanks so much, Fiji for a beautifully guided practice of Vinyasa Flow. Small subtle instructions along the way has helped me expand my movement mm by mm & that's all that makes the difference, at least for today. So Namaste!

Bizou 4 years ago

This is an amazingly great class. Fiji, ( I love her name!) is a fabulous instructor who goes into great detail for perfect alignment. I have an Iyengar background and Fiji's instruction are in perfect alignment for me, no pun intended. If you're looking to move from beginner to intermediate, this is the class that will help get you there. I don't think this is for true beginners. Thank you Fiji and David!

Lagunatick 4 years ago

I have been practicing yoga for nearly 2 years now, normally at the intermediate/beginner level. I find Fiji's instructions very helpful, however the instructions are lengthy which requires one to hold some poses for exceedingly long periods of time. The upper body strength poses are especially challenging for me. I was surprised to see Crow offered on a beginner video which was a little discouraging. I doubt I'll practice with this video in the future as there are luckily so many others that meet my needs.

Ameyc2 4 years ago

I've also been doing yoga a couple of years at intermediate level but I love to go back to the beginners level because they're minder of technique and because they are harder because the poses are slower it's a great work out ! And reminds us of form!