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Finding Your Ground

Intermediate III
This power yoga practice is an intermediate level flow with elements that will challenge the advanced student. Fiji's intention with this yoga class is to help you to physically and mentally find your ground; to create and trust your own strong foundations and to cultivate deep roots. Fiji guides you through a series of poses where gravity becomes a friendly force, helping to create steadiness and ease in the moment.
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Tracey Newton
Tracey Newton
June 19, 2022
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Not quite sure how it happens but every time I select a class from dywm I always find exactly what I need at that moment. This class was no exception and gave me clarity and release and a few tears along the way. Thanks Fiji for your profound words that come at precisely the right time 🙏

eshertzer
eshertzer
November 9, 2020
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Wow, this is exactly what I needed today. Thank you Fiji!

maralvn
maralvn
April 9, 2020
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Wonderfull class! Thank you so much, Fiji.

yvette.marie
yvette.marie
November 17, 2019
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Sometimes I get so lost inside myself and my life; this practice helps me to reconnect and reestablish my sense of self. Thank you. Namaste

Samalamadingdong
Samalamadingdong
July 2, 2019
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Thank you Fiji for your instruction. Admirably succinct communication and challenging flow with beautiful rewards. Blessings Fiji!

therestlessinchoirer
therestlessinchoirer
April 27, 2019
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THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TODAY, on this windy day in Toronto when I so desperately needed to come back to myself. AH! I am in awe of how life delivers exactly what I need. Thank you Do Yoga With Me!

rebeccably
rebeccably
October 7, 2018
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I love how Fiji's words are very deliberate - not just the physical cuing but the mental focusing points and emotional grounding concepts as well. It's definitely an advanced practice as their isn't much warm up before going into some deep extensions like splits, so it's best for experienced practitioners only to stay safe. I feel now more focused and aligned about what I'm doing today, thanks Fiji!

kimkaseybaker
kimkaseybaker
September 4, 2018
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I loved this practice! Challenging and peaceful. Thank you Fiji!

NicRoy
NicRoy
August 29, 2018
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Nice integration of the vayus and asana. I thought it was a nicely flowing class. Fiji you are well spoken which I am learning as a new yoga teacher myself. Choosing words carefully is an art. Great class!

LucyHB
LucyHB
July 16, 2018
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This class did exactly what I hoped it would! I was looking for something calming during a rather turbulent time, and this was perfect. The pace was calming and soothing. It's definitely more gentle than Fiji's average advanced class, but full splits and flying pigeon are always a challenge! I couldn't do either today but I was calm enough not to mind :-) Thank you Fiji!

ssubyogi
ssubyogi
July 12, 2018
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Love Figi and her every class, but I was bummed that this wasn't as "advanced" as I had hoped. I loved the grounding aspects, but was disappointed that there wasn't any flow or faster pace to it. It felt more instructive and slower paced so would be a good intermediate or beginner grounding practice. This would be a great morning wake up practice, though. I did find the long holds a good challenge. As always though, I am very inspired by Figi!

willbewisewoman
willbewisewoman
June 2, 2018
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I agree that advanced is the appropriate rating! I really enjoyed this class. It was the perfect challenge and I can't wait to do it over and over again until I can hold the poses as long as Fiji and do the split and full arm balance! This is the first class after many (lovely) classes on DYWM, where I felt really compelled to write a review... and express my appreciation. Thank you Fiji, this is my new favourite practice!

FairfaxYoga
FairfaxYoga
April 20, 2018
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Great class, but neither “power yoga” nor “advanced” in my opinion. There is too much instruction for an advanced class, plus the pace is rather slow. I suggest moving it to Intermediate status, which I think is a more appropriate fit.

Margarethe
Margarethe
April 10, 2018
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I have foot issues, which affects my ability to balance on one foot. I love this. I will probably do it a few times a week. It's a good challenge for me

deborahcb
deborahcb
April 8, 2018
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Fiji, your classes continue to inspire and impress me with your ability to provide such a variety of yoga styles. Your harder classes have some of the fastest paces, and now you offer this slower class that allowed me to truly focus on how my body was feeling as I was challenged to try all of the moves. I also love the intermediate classes that tip toward advanced. You are helping me cultivate a practice that challenges me physically while allowing me to tap into the true beauty of yoga's mindfulness. Thank you for continuing to create creative classes. I love all of the options on this website.

Veggiegnome
Veggiegnome
April 7, 2018
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Amazing class! I did this after the Chakra 3 flow and I liked having such an emphasis on grounding. Thank you!

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
April 7, 2018
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Grateful to the other yogis who commented that this was do-able for someone at an intermediate level! Strong and well-paced with opportunities get deeply into the pose and to modify as needed during the 2 advanced poses - full split and flying pigeon (I think that's what it was - correct me if I am wrong!) Thank you, Fiji.

SoniaM
SoniaM
April 21, 2018
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PeacefulRN I came here to say the same thing! I am an intermediate student who likes to dabble in advanced classes but knows there will be poses I can't do (the two you mentioned actually), or can't hold for as long as Fiji does. I find the rating on this class very appropriate. I think I would have been disheartened had I found this much challenge in an intermediate-rated class. As always Fiji's guidance is perfect. Thank you DYWM.

Marieseville
Marieseville
April 6, 2018
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This is a beautiful, strong grounding practice that I'll be coming back to a lot. It's a perfectly paced challenge that builds strength, stamina and flexibility, particularly in the legs. It's especially challenging on the hamstrings, so I'd recommend watching it first if you have any issues or injuries there - you can always modify the more intense stretching .
Fiji, as always, is impeccable in her guidance, knowledge and support.
Thank you so much, Fiji and all at DYWM!
Namaste
Marie

KML
KML
April 5, 2018
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Thank you Fiji, this was the perfect class for today, very much needed in my life right now. I’m so grateful for DYWM, I hope you know what a blessing it is for me to have access to yoga in this way. Namaste

KML
KML
April 8, 2018
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As I did this class 2 days ago, our province was losing 15 of its young men in a very tragic accident. My heart is broken for all those affected by this event. As the mother of three young hockey players I can’t imagine what those families are going through. Prayers and hugs to those from Humboldt. I know I must remember to be grateful for each day I have with my loved ones, never knowing when our time together will end. The things I was worried about in my own life that evening are part of going through this life, nothing as devastating as what these families must face now. As Tracy suggests in one of her classes, to carry somone with you through your practice, tonight I carry those who are grieving, I walk with them. Sad day for those young men who lost their lives from the Humboldt Broncos. Rip

kdonovan73
kdonovan73
April 5, 2018
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This pace was perfect for me. Slowed down enough to allow time for adjustment and release. Thanks again Fiji for another fantastic class.

ddechter
ddechter
April 5, 2018
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This is a really calm but focused class. The poses are held for longer durations which I’m assuming is why it’s advanced. Fiji is incredible.

pvetsen
pvetsen
April 5, 2018
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Exactly what I needed. I think I'll be returning to this class frequently.
Thank you, Fiji!

nadonado
nadonado
April 5, 2018
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This is a calm and challenging class. Fiji has a great pace and voice. So softly she guides me into challenging poses without stress. Love this method. Thank you.

Ziegenherz
Ziegenherz
April 5, 2018
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This class showed up at the perfect moment for me - it is slow enough, that I could really focus on the inside, breath, concentrate and go deep into the poses on a stormy, chaotic day in the middle of loudly playing children. It left me calmer, thankful, smiling and also satisfied physically!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
April 4, 2018
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In gratitude for the rooting and grounding Yoga Medicine in this sequence, offered through Fiji's grounded wisdom-in-motion, and the gift of the Trees.
Gift yourself this practice in times of turbulence, and any time!
And by the way, I find it's also accessible for Intermediates (just some modifications should do). Glad I followed the call to 'try it on'.