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


Krystl 6 years ago

I'm just getting introduced to yoga I feel very fortunate to have stumbled on to your web site. Was not sure that I would be able to do the poses due to a severe back injury but as I push my body I'm very surprised that I was able to do most of them I am really enjoying Fiji's power flow class.... it's only been a few weeks and I'm happy to say that I've become much stronger and more in control of my body I'm really excited to continue and make it a daily routine in my life

Marlu 6 years ago

Strategically placed near the half mark of the "Beginner to Intermediate" program this class was challenging and SO satisfying! I did this last night before bed, today I feel so bendy and very little soreness. I really appreciate the attention Fiji pays to the each movement, directing and suggesting in a way that allowed me to get more out of poses that I had thought I was very familiar with. Many Thanks.

calmwaters 6 years ago

Do yoga with me will get me back into healthier living, I am excited.

kbssnow 6 years ago

This is the second Fiji class I have done here and I am truly impressed. She is an excellent instructor, very well balanced, very well timed, and solid knowledge of muskuloskeletal anatomy which greatly enhances her ability to instruct.

aurora_lily 6 years ago

I found this video very informative but I was unable to hold many of the poses (eg downward facing dog) as it felt that too much pressure was being put onto my shoulders. Is there a video that can help me develop strength in this area?

David Procyshyn 6 years ago

Hi Aurora_lily.

Thanks for the question. The best way to strengthen your shoulders for downward facing dog pose is to practice doing the pose regularly. The frequency depends on your own level of comfort and how strong your muscles are and the repetition will make your muscles stronger, with more range of motion, over time.

Let me know how it goes.

David Founder

Annacaring 6 years ago

This beginner completed 20 minutes and decided more would likely be too much. I've pushed myself to get back up to where I was a couple/few years ago and injured some muscles. I don't want the injury to go into joints too so I am taking this class with a grain of salt when it states it is beginner. Holding those poses for so long right at the beginning gave me a hasty and deep burn in my arms and wrist pain beyond strengthening level. Its disheartening to see what a beginner class will do with me now-a-days. Not giving up, just listening to my body and not insisting on fitting into a "rating" of beginner. I am at my own level and listening to my body is a great lesson for me these days.

lomoraes 7 years ago

Amazing class, great way to explain the poses. Very challenging too, and I like that in a Vinyasa flow.

heather w 7 years ago

This class is challenging because of its slowed, descriptive pace. The holds make it quite a strong class, probably more an intermediate level but the descriptions are terrific for a beginner learning the asanas. Once again, Fiji's classes are terrific. Highly recommended!

Astrobright 7 years ago

This practice is great because she goes thru each pose showing transition moves (which I never really understood)and then speeds things up. Its intense I only made it thru 50 minutes. Better luck next time. :)