Multilevel Morning Flow

Intermediate III

Fiji takes you to a gorgeous beach in Victoria, BC, to teach this multilevel flow class with thirteen of her students. She gives three options for the major poses within each flow, giving you alternatives so that you can practice the way the suits your body best.

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MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
December 24, 2020
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Wow, what a workout! I had to take two short child poses in the first 15 minutes. I should have warmed up my arms a bit before this practice as I usually do for Fiji's power yoga. I also appreciated the options that Fiji presented in this practice. These options help students to remember that it's YOUR practice and to listen to your body. Yoga is so beneficial at any level. Thanks Fiji and thanks to your class for volunteering for this video.

Sooz03927
Sooz03927
December 4, 2020
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I hadn't done a rigorous flow class like this in quite a few months, and despite regular strength training there is a certain unique strength that is required in vinyasa that is always a challenge!

Laura Rich
Laura Rich
July 22, 2020
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What an amazing class. I really appreciate the different options and the opportunity to watch other students. Thank you!

ama1031
ama1031
June 7, 2020
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Powerful, peaceful, empowering. The long class went by more quickly than I thought it would. I appreciate it was accessible to all levels, the modifications were excellent.

LOVE the water lapping on the sand...

MonikeTroncoso
MonikeTroncoso
May 15, 2020
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Wow! Such a challenging class, but makes you feel sooo good afterwards! Thanks Fiji!

maria philipose...
maria philipose...
October 22, 2019
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This is such a wonderful class. I have done this so many times before, yet each time something new challenges me. Fiji you talk each pose through so thoroughly, just terrific.

duroc017
duroc017
September 29, 2019
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I had not done this practice for a while, and think I've only done it once or twice before, but I really enjoyed it today!! If you have a little extra time in your day, this is a beautiful strengthening practice to get you nice and sweaty. The savasana felt amazing :)

Booyahkitty
Booyahkitty
April 2, 2018
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I really like Fiji alpine with yoga class. Her is very challenging but brings out the best in all of us. No nonsense just like me. Anything is possible!

wendygarner146
wendygarner146
February 27, 2018
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First class Ive tried that wasn't David's. I found it quite challenging and got abot lost on some of the floor poses. Something to practice and build up on i think

Cloud42
Cloud42
July 6, 2017
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Been working on the beginner to intermediate yoga. I always find Fiji's classes really challenging. I was totally sweating during this video. I had to take a time out a time or two but in the end I was able to accomplish it. This is actually a big deal for me. I am very proud of myself. I'm improving all the time and I have more energy during the day. I'm able to carry my 6 month son around in the carrier for longer doing housework. For the first time, I went from totally laying on my stomach to a plank. Yay!

kasey_curtis
kasey_curtis
June 25, 2017
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I needed something where I could do the whole flow but at the level for where I'm at right now, and this was perfect. It's been hard to find a class that offers the options for all levels. Thank you!

cleofrossard
cleofrossard
June 18, 2017
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Best class I've done so far. That's exactly what I expect to find in the Intermediate to Advanced Power Yoga Program. And It's amazing to watch a class with students like this one, so you see different paces of the pracite. I wish there were more classes like this one! Thank you Fiji!

mariahmelonkiss
mariahmelonkiss
June 7, 2017
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Thank you so much for this class! I never thought I would find an online class that I could follow along without having to look at the screen constantly to make sure I am doing everything right. Your instructions are clear and precise. Can't wait to improve my personal yoga practice

lsmallwood
lsmallwood
February 5, 2017
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Love this class! Would really like to be able to purchase/download this class for offline use.

absolutely_ainsley
absolutely_ainsley
May 10, 2016
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Amazing, fantastic, no-nonsense yoga. I really love the movement that I am able to achieve through Fiji's classes and each time I do one, I can feel my progress, and feel my body getting stronger. I love how straight forward and direct she is, and she doesn't go off into elaborate tangents like some yoga instructors. I've been working my way through her classes, and this has become a quick favorite :)

KatherineLindsey
KatherineLindsey
May 3, 2016
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This is a fast video, difficult to follow. May want to watch once before getting started, I always felt behind. Also, her voice is very demanding/commanding.

rhilop24
rhilop24
June 14, 2015
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I love this class for so many reasons , the flow, length, challenge is perfect for my mornings!

mechstudent
mechstudent
April 26, 2015
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Trying this was my first experience with Yoga. I currently lift weights and have always wanted to try yoga so I did this on one of my "rest" days. Wow! Very challenging, but spirits were kept high throughout exercise. The synchronization of my breathing with the fluid motions of the routine was amazing. As a man, I have always been too intimidated to walk into a yoga class, so I believe this website has really opened the doors for me to integrate yoga into my life. Thank you!

.rtb97
.rtb97
January 31, 2015
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Thank you for this class! It was difficult while still inspiring me to stick with it and push myself. I feel like I got a great workout and will have a great rest of my day!

kdeoak
kdeoak
December 8, 2014
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Good for power and precision but to me it feels like a military fitness class not yoga.

tinksweeney
tinksweeney
October 15, 2014
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I just love this class! With all 3 options that Figi gives anyone can participate and be where they need to be without judgement. Fiji is a wonderful yoga instructor and gives such good instruction along the way of the whole class. I am so grateful for "DoYogaWithMe" and all the wonderful classes that you offer. I have been slowly building my body's strength after I had an SI injury about 1 1/2 years ago. I appreciate all the levels of classes that you offer. It felt soooo good to be able to do this class again. Thanks for all of your great classes Figi and congrats on the birth of your daughter!

sambw
sambw
February 5, 2014
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What an amazing, no nonsense, focused class with good insights and full body spiritual journey. After searching for over two months for a good yoga class in Geneva, Switzerland here's one right in the comfort of my home with a wonderful teacher. Thank you!

seluj1980
seluj1980
February 5, 2014
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I loved this class! I liked the different levels and the fact that you don't feel the need to do long sequences to get a variety. It so much nicer to do one pose on one side and the on the other so you can feel the difference in the sides. But it still flowed wonderfully! Love the toast analogy too! Very breakfasty! :)

Yogini In Training
Yogini In Training
February 13, 2014
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This was an absolutely great sequence and it really opened up my shoulders and inner thighs (which I desperately needed) but I felt as though my breathing was almost double what Fiji's was. It seemed as though for every one cycle of breath she took, I took two. I know its not the practice but maybe more my mentality about it (trying to keep up/ do more than I should).
I tried to keep it all in my victorious nose breathing but I had to fight the urge to breathe through my mouth most of the time. Anyone have any tips to calm my breathing???

Chelsea3048
Chelsea3048
February 23, 2015
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Hi Yogini, I can relate to your breathing issues, however for me it differs day to day and changes between breathing much slower than everyone else, and not being able to get a full breath no matter how full my lungs physically feel. For me I have accepted that it is likely something to do with anxiety. I have just had to work through it, and try not to get frustrated by it as this usually makes it worse. I would recommend practising a good 10 minutes of pranayama before doing yoga. This slows down the breath and strengthens the breathing muscles.

Also, something that has recently helped me is doing a 10 day Vipassana meditation course. I spent the first 7 days of the course struggling with my breath and that was when I was finally able to see it without condemning it. I accepted it. Since then I haven't had the same level of trouble, though I accept that it is something that comes and goes in life.

The breath is so important. The fact that you have trouble with it might be a good thing. It is something that you have to face and can't really ignore, so it might be a doorway to solving some deep rooted complex (at least it was for me), a doorway that isn't easy for everyone to find.

Best of luck :)
C

sesroh
sesroh
October 30, 2013
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Hi, David.

thanks for making these classes available. I really enjoy both Fiji and Tracey's classes as they are incredibly challenging even at the intermediate level. I do have a question, however. Sometimes after completing Fiji's twist classes, I experience tightness and even pinching in my lower back for a couple days following. During the class I don't feel any pain when in the poses, so I assume I'm doing the poses correctly. Do you have any advice for me? Am I most likely moving incorrectly or is it possible that my lower back is just weak and needs time to become strong enough for twists?

Thanks again!

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
October 30, 2013
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Hi there.

Thanks for the question.... it's an important one for a lot of students.

It's an interesting situation when you feel pain after doing yoga, particularly when you were comfortable during the entire practice. I myself attribute that to a possible misalignment in your back or hips that causes an inflammation that you only feel later on. In this case, it would not be advisable to do the twists as deeply as you were.

However, without seeing you in person it's a difficult diagnosis to make. I would highly recommend that you see a qualified professional, such as a physiotherapist or massage therapist, who can assess what is going on. They also may have some helpful suggestions to prevent this from happening in the future, such as strengthening your core muscles.

I hope that helps.

Sincerely,

David
DoYogaWithMe.com Founder

aamama
aamama
October 22, 2013
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I've only been a member here for two days, after hearing about DYWM from a friend. This is my first class from this site and it was a great way to start off! I attend my local yoga studio three days per week for a 75 minute Hot Flow, but can't get there more often than that with the hectic schedule of my young family. After practicing with Fiji here I'll be adding this the other four days per week . What a great, full body, multi-level class that can grow with me as I become stronger and more flexible. Thanks for helping me further develop my practice, and Namaste!

kny2004
kny2004
October 14, 2013
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I love the pace and energy of this class. It keeps me focused on my movements and breathing at a time of day when my mind is prone to wandering. I always end this practice feeling strong and centered to start my day. It is one of my favorites. The progression and options are great for building strength and flexibility. I found my strength and balance in crow pose through this practice. I find Fiji's voice and cues to be soothing and clear. Thank you for this great class.

Marisela
Marisela
August 5, 2013
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Love you class,, it is so energetic. Don't agree with others users about your voice. I think it is amazing that you can even talk doing plank and so any demanding poses while we are puffing for air. I will love a class doing pigeon pose, cow and some other hip openers with your style. Thanks for a great class.

danake
danake
July 21, 2013
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I've only recently joined this site but so far I am SO impressed with the videos! Fiji's morning flow class is one of the most energetic and sweat-producing yoga classes I've taken in a while. Fantastic class, love the various levels. I also love the clarity with which Fiji provides instruction.

In response to a previous comment about Fiji's voice, I'd say it is a bit different from the softer, more calming voices I'm used to from previous yoga classes, but I quickly got over it because she is so clear in her instructions, and the strength of her voice adds to that clarity. If you want to get a bit metaphysical, I guess you could even say the strength of her voice could inspire students to translate that strength to their poses!

Anyway, really really love this routine and will definitely use it again (once I recover from today that is)! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Fiji!!

Becca Mae
Becca Mae
April 17, 2013
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Figi, this is a beautiful class and I am definitely adding this to my regular classes. Your instructions were very clear and I was able to get through the whole class with just two small breaks. :) I was able to see what I need to work on, and my goal is to be able to do a full chaturanga and a full plow pose (I can only get my legs about halfway down to the floor behind me right now).

To anyone who is a beginner: do not shy away from this video because of the 'intermediate' rating. Figi gives beginner options for all the moves and I believe you will be surprised at what your body can do, I sure was! :)

Namaste,

Becca Mae

dakinigrrl
dakinigrrl
March 25, 2013
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This class would work as a great prep to the Ashtanga primary series, if that's where you're trying to take your practice.
Lots of upper body focus and options.

Like some other commenters, I too have trouble with all of the weight-bearing on the wrists, even with proper hand distribution. Reminder to my yogi friends that there's nothing wrong with modifying some vinyasas or even skipping one here or there. I think Fiji would understand.
What a great teacher.

Sunshine
Sunshine
January 19, 2013
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I started using this site about 3 months ago, and even though I had little yoga experience, I've progressed really well (thank you!). I just completed this class, and I loved it, however I keep encountering the same problem. All poses involving pressure on my hands are very challenging (planks, downward dog, etc...). Certainly overall strength is a factor, but I experience pain, redness, and swelling in my wrists (more notably in my right wrist), and I am unable to hold the pose for very long. I've completed most of the beginner and now intermediate classes, and I'm strong enough to complete everything, even the more advanced options. Perhaps someone could recommend a solution/exercises to strengthen my wrists?

jenzemmy
jenzemmy
February 20, 2013
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In order to avoid putting so much pressure on your wrists, when you're in a pose like downward dog, spread your fingers out and put the pressure in your finger tips & thumb as well as your palm, not just your palm. This should help. It feels strange at first if you haven't been doing it that way but it specifically avoids that problem

missk.ann89
missk.ann89
January 7, 2013
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The class was alright but her voice was rather jarring and I couldn't follow through.

clementine
clementine
November 29, 2012
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FIJI you are truly amazing! I LOVE this practice. After 9 months of finding this site and regularly practicing, this is still one of my all time favorite routines.

Carli08
Carli08
October 25, 2012
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I am in love with this class. It was challenging, but offered many variations to different poses, so that I could choose how deep I wanted to go into a pose. I will definitely be buying the DVD for this class soon and will make it a part of my daily practice!! LOVE.

rml244
rml244
October 21, 2012
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I love all the classes and enjoy the options for a greater challenge.

Ashli
Ashli
October 19, 2012
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I'll be the first to admit that I am doing level 1 throughout this video, but that makes it the perfect video to track the growth of my practice over time. The cuing is clear, my body is thanking me for the workout, and my mind is much calmer than prior to starting. I've gone through the video twice and I look forward to the day when I can make it through doing full plank :]

Thank you, Fiji!

jessiemayp
jessiemayp
July 24, 2012
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<p>I found this particularly challenging, but the levels that Fiji gave helped so much to work out what was best for the strength of certain parts of my body. I found that on some I could barely do the level one, but others I could easily move into level three. As with Fiji&#39;s other videos, and I can see that others agree, the lack of music does lead me sometimes to become distracted. The best thing I&#39;ve found which made me completely &#39;zone in&#39; whilst doing the session was by playing rain music in the background. This is the link I use and is perfect because you can lower the volume enough that you can still hear Fiji&#39;s directions clearly: <a href="http://rainfor.me/&quot; rel="no-follow">http://rainfor.me/</a&gt;. The two combined lead to a fantastic session!</p>

yogadrienne
yogadrienne
April 9, 2012
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This was such an energetic flow that could be modified to a good degree of challenge for me! I really loved Fiji's cueing--clear and concise.

I did find myself drifting at times--I'm not sure if it was the lack of music or that the voice cues were just a bit monotonous or maybe just my own lack of focus.

Overall, I really enjoyed the unique flow and know I'll be practicing this one again. Thanks so much!

superman
superman
February 29, 2012
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What a great way to start the day! Thank you thank you thank you!