Elevate Day 1

Intermediate III

This class can be done as a stand-alone class or as day 1 in Fiji's 14-day yoga challenge, Elevate. In this class, Fiji guides you through a thorough, well-rounded vinyasa flow, paying particular attention to alignment and setting clear intentions. A great class for anyone looking to remind themselves about important yoga principles, and the perfect class to begin 14-days of dedicated practice! 

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Sue Tonin
September 29, 2021
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This is just a great class for reconnecting with pacing, alignment, awareness, precision. Classic Fiji.

sydnirae
February 15, 2021
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I love the specific alignment cues and the slow, steady pace. Thank you!

sng4ever
January 8, 2021
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Wonderful and great for all levels - esp. the reminders about the collar bones and set-up for poses.

KatieIndiCrow
January 2, 2021
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This was fun!!! Thank you. So excited to be on this journey with you.

cleyreloup@icloud.com
September 7, 2020
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This was truly awakening and make the dead parts of me , feel alive! I have developmental trauma and this 'connected' me together, it allowed choice and a sense of agency within, I felt stretched nicely and the bits I hold and clench so tightly , were permitted to release! This is the best elemental healing Ive received in a long time! Thank you Fiji.

ElenaLon
August 31, 2020
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I'm doing it, Day 1 of Elevate ! A wonderful practice, Fiji brilliant as usual the hour just flew by, looking forward to the rest of the journey

Lorawarner
August 26, 2020
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Loved this practice! Thank you Fiji. I’m a veteran and there were several new poses/variations for me. Great focus on collarbone & alignment.

Nikki_Paulie
August 21, 2020
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Thank you Fiji! This was a great class. My foot is in rehabilitation mode now, after a 6 week period of immobility. I have very limited ROM in my big toe, so transitions are a little tough for me. But, evenso, I appreciate the ability to move and modify as I need to. I can always count on your classes to provide a sense of grounding and strength :)

mntmadre
August 8, 2020
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Wonderful!
“How different would our life feel, if every time we met resistance, we met it with softness” -Fiji McAlpine
Thank you once again and always, Fiji.

mer24601
July 22, 2020
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Fiji! You're amazing! I had eaten a lot of dessert the past two days...possibly a female thang,...but this practice really got me back to myself. It reminded me that although I ate not so badly, my practice is still going in a forward direction. That means the world to me.

yvonnelovessatmornings
July 15, 2020
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Thanks Fiji for this excellent first class and I feel really motivated to do the rest of the challenge now.

jennagranola
June 10, 2020
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Whew! That was a quietly intense class. I'm looking forward to the next 13 days! Thanks, Fiji! :)

HappyCamper
May 24, 2020
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Fiji, I have been doing your free classes for several years and decided to subscribe now as I believe this service is excellent and deserves my support. You are an excellent teacher. i love your challenges. I can't do everything but I know how to modify poses and you give very detailed instructions as well. Thank you for enriching my practice!

Janet Burgart
May 3, 2020
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Is the 14 day Elevate challenge available for down load so I can practice when out of WiFi range.

Msacks@albion.edu
April 26, 2020
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I have never before been able to stick with yoga, but Fiji - you have changed that completely for me! I have now done 1 or 2 classes every day for nearly 2 weeks, and I just began this challenge. I’m an aging competitive marathoner, and you challenge, stretch, and strengthen me with every class. Thank you!

Gilly Vanilly
April 10, 2020
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Wow! What a wonderful class. I still consider myself as a beginner and unsure when to progress to intermediate so I gave this class a try and I feel so pleased and grateful. Fantastic instructions and a great pace for me. Unfortunately I couldn't manage some of the poses but I feel it's achievable with time and your wonderful guidance. Thank you so much, can't wait til tomorrows challenge day two! Namaste x

Debbie Spink
March 30, 2020
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What a fantastic class!!! Thank you so much Fiji. You are helping to keep me sane throughout the Coronavirus crisis!!!

dwarflock@gmail.com
March 21, 2020
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Thanks so much for the support during the COVID19 situation. I'm new to doyogawithme.com, have been without my studio for 5 days and am so relieved to have found y'all! So much gratitude for this flow and this series!!

Dougers
March 21, 2020
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Just finished Day 2 but I figured I'd come back to yesterday's Day 1 and comment, great class. Even as an "intermediate" yogi with just over 1 year, 4-5 days a week in studio, this provided some challenge in realigning with the basic principles, checking in with your form and inner balance. It did leave me longing for more, and I was pleasantly surprised with myself in Day 2. Love this challenge! Thank you!

AliClow
March 17, 2020
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Day one of the yoga challenge/self isolation. My yoga teacher training has been cancelled, so I started the class in a bit of a sad space mentally, but the class has cheered me up. Not sure I'll ever be able to float my leg in eak hasta bhujasana, but I'll be sure to keep trying!

Thank you.

Jedidja
January 7, 2020
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after two years practice sivananda yoga, back at DYWM! started with this sequence...loved it! I had a for almost 9 months difficult and apinfull injury on both elbows wich slowed down my proces, hope to get back with this.Thank u so much!

christystehle
November 11, 2019
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Fiji, you've unknowingly traveled the world with me, having been present in my life during every twist, turn, and transition that has left me upended. Thank you for your dedication to us. You've been a huge part of my life for years, without ever even knowing it.

kendah
January 22, 2020
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I second this message. Fiji, you are my yoga hero and have also traveled the world with me for the better part of 10+ years when I first stumbled across this site while living in Brooklyn. Thank you for everything! <3

jwilli4
October 18, 2019
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Loved it so, I downloaded the file to capture the articulation she uses for my class at LA Fitness

M.Doman
September 22, 2019
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This was a great class and I'm so excited for the next one, and the next one! Thank you Fiji!

dena.rissman
September 4, 2019
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great class, but why oh why do my wrists always hurt so much during Fiji's classes? What am I doing wrong? OR what can I do right? If I have to spend too much time on my hands, it hurts!

Darena Ellis
August 15, 2019
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Wow, the shavasana at the end of this class, it felt soo good, like sinking into a sea of bliss, becoming the sea of bliss. What an experience! Anyone else felt that? Thank you, Fiji.

spacecase
August 14, 2019
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Thank you, Fiji! Cycling has been so hard on my body and the past 2 weeks work has been hard on my mind and of course... what is the first thing I stop doing? The thing I need the most - this practice. I am excited to do this challenge and will be thinking of you this weekend. -- with love, Casey.

mromero
August 13, 2019
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I Love a Fiji challenge! What an incredible start to a 14 day practice!

emilie777
August 11, 2019
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Thank you so much for sharing this perfect practice, it was awesome :)

ChloeSydney
August 10, 2019
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Thanks so much Fiji for your excellent guidance throughout. You describe the poses so well I don't even have to look at the video most of the time. I have had cervical spine issues in the past and have to consciously remind myself about correct posture and keeping my shoulders back when standing, walking etc. I have tight shoulders also so do try to do chest openers with hands clasped behind back and down which always feels good. Looking forward to the rest of the Elevate series.

sng4ever
August 7, 2019
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I am going to love elevate if it starts like this!!!! You will thoroughly love Fiji's explanations and guidance even if you have been practicing for a long time. Such a GREAT feeling at the end of this practice!

leelzeebub
August 2, 2019
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I needed this class today. The work we do on our mat directly reflects the work we do off the mat. Fiji you are an amazing teacher. Thank you for this yoga class and for guiding me throughout the years to shape the person I am now. Looking forward to tomorrows class.

Mamacita204
July 31, 2019
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Thank you so much Fiji. I've been with DYWM for a number of years and am now moving confidently in Intermediate classes. This first day was cued perfectly for me.
I also really appreciate your reminders to take resistance with a new mindset, be patient with yourself and move little by little.
Your work is truly appreciated !

KateInHawaii
July 30, 2019
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Didnt want to go to class locally, so found this Fiji class. Loved it. Did other short classes first so will come back and do this one all the way thru. Great teaching / reminding all the way through!

hwaterfall83
July 30, 2019
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Such a wonderful slow and deliberate practice Fiji! Just what I needed to start my busy day. Thank you.

Jhatt
July 29, 2019
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Yay! I'm so thrilled about this 14-day Elevate challenge. Day one was wonderful. Thanks, Fiji, David, and all the folks at DYWM who made this happen.

LucyHB
July 29, 2019
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Oh wow, I decided to do this challenge as I'm just coming back to yoga after 3 months off with a broken collarbone (took a tumble while out running) and shoulder injury. I had no idea this class would focus on these exact areas, as very few classes even mention the collarbones. It was really good to be paying extra attention to this area as a few weeks ago I injured my shoulder while attempting a chaturanga before my body was ready after the injury. I have had shoulder/rotator cuff issues even before my collarbone break so it was really interesting to hear that this could be a side affect of doing a lot of chaturangas. I do vinyasa almost daily so maybe I should be careful with that area. I have to adapt this class a little (no arm balances for me yet!) but I really enjoyed being able to pretty much do a full class again. Thank you so much Fiji!

Elena Salini
July 29, 2019
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This cues in this were so amazing. I am being pulled to do this class again before I move on to the next. As a yogi with experience and returning to asana after a hiatus from asana practice this was perfect. Gratitude.

Ricky
July 29, 2019
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So good, tempo and perfect guidance, thank you Fiji!

sanzenbacher
July 28, 2019
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Thank you for this intentional class! It helped me to make adjustments to my practice while happily guiding me to my edge.