Elevate Day 3

Intermediate III

This class can be done as a stand-alone class or as day 3 in Fiji's 14-Day Yoga Challenge, Elevate. In this class, Fiji shows you how to gradually make your way towards key yoga poses like wheel pose (urdhva dhanurasana) and halfmoon pose (ardha chandrasana). By teaching you how to work into these poses through three levels of progression, Fiji ensures that you will grow into them safely and effectively.



Existing Comments

May 12, 2021

Class is paced evenly and offers modifications for many of the poses. I really enjoyed the arm/leg floating poses at the end. Not sure if they have a name but they were before wheel poses. Thanks Fiji!

March 24, 2021

I am loving this series- thank you so much. It is really challenging and very invigorating. I really feel my whole body waking up in a different way. Looking forward to tomorrow!

January 4, 2021

Wonderful for all levels.
Detailed, thorough, and connection are the words that come to my mind.
Fiji is excellent as a teacher and guide.

Katherine F
December 28, 2020

Fiji, this is a question. Why would I be getting cramp like sensations in the muscles/ligament? around my hips/top of leg, front and side, when doing the leg balances in this class. ie the half-moon poses. I know there is a logical explanation, but wanted to hear yours. Thank you. I am enjoying this series. Everything everyone says about your excellent progressions and instruction is absolutely true. Thank you.

Fiji McAlpine
January 12, 2021

Hi Katherine,

This sounds like a hip flexor that is over active, which is common. Our hip flexor often grips when other muscles are not doing there job, core, glutes and quadricep should be doing the majority of the work in the leg balance. Try bringing awareness to turning them on a bit more!

June 30, 2020

I am having trouble with the floor floating pose- it feels like my arms aren't long enough... Any tips?

July 24, 2020

Funny, I have trouble with that too and find it hard on my knees as well but had heard Fiji mention she has short arms - but mine are long so I thought that was why I have trouble with it.

Alexandra Balona
June 1, 2020

Thank you Fiji for this wonderful challenge. I feel better every day, millimetre by millimetre!

Foxy Roxi
May 21, 2020

I was able to smile and laugh at myself so much during this practice. Finding balance on one side and then falling out completely on the other. Attempting some of the seated binds were fun. Thank you Fiji for guiding me through both being focused on my drishti and being able to laugh whilst falling. Namaste.

jenna audrey
April 26, 2020

I really appreciated the positive encouragement about being patient, both with myself and in my life, it really rang true. The crazy floor-floating pose was definitely tricky but I pushed myself to at least try and I did it. haha millimeter by millimeter like you said. Gotta say though, which I had Fiji arms for that one. Thanks again! Looking forward to class 4 tomorrow!

April 13, 2020

Loving this challenge Miss Figi especially now that our lives are stuck on the pause button !

March 30, 2020

Outstanding class - day by day this is helping me through lockdown in London, UK. Thank you!

March 27, 2020

Thank you for always providing a solid class where without even watching, but just listening to your voice I am guided through your classes so well. Now more than ever I am grateful and thankful for the ability to practice from the safety of my own home. Thank you for being a weekly part of my practice! Stay well!

March 23, 2020

Great class and continuation of Elevate challenge. I continue to be surprised and impressed by the instruction of Fiji and how she is guiding me to examine and improve poses that I thought I already had down!

September 9, 2019

I am so delighted that I saved this challenge for back to school time. What a perfect way to balance out the busy of this season. Thank you Fiji.

August 31, 2019

Another deceptively laid back but sweat inducing practice. Love the detailed instructions and reminder to breath. Sounds simple but I keep forgeting to work on my steady breathing. Thank you.

August 13, 2019

Loved this MULTI - LEVEL practice and it was so refreshing to have Fiji discuss being present and being OK with whatever level is right for each of us. Millimeter Miracles :) - A great intention for today. Thank you , Fiji. As Always.

August 6, 2019

Yay! A new challenge with Fiji! Unfortunately i am currently struggling with wrist pain which hinders my enjoyment of some of the poses considerably. Still love this nonetheless!

August 5, 2019

I have to agree with others that this series is really great so far!! I've never had a personal trainer before, but I think Fiji is the closest thing to one I will ever have. All kinds of muscles are speaking to me since starting this series in a way that feels like these practices are building up strength really intentionally and effectively. I really appreciate Fiji's kind and patient tone of voice in these videos, and the fact that she offers up levels is nice too.

August 1, 2019

Really enjoying the challenge so far! Thank you. I found that 2nd deep core move extremely difficult to execute. Yikes!

July 31, 2019

Wonderful day 3, thank you. The balancing pose was particularly enjoyable.

July 30, 2019

Thank you, Fiji for this Elevate series. I am in LOVE with the classes so far. You are a truly gifted teacher!!!

July 29, 2019

I am loving this ELEVATE challenge. I love the pace which Fiji is instructing at. It allows time to stay in poses and really honor oneself. I love the challenges and it is oh so exciting to actually achieve new and different poses! Thank you Fiji for truly elevating me!!!