Rise and Shine

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (1003 votes)
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There's no better way to start your day! Fiji compacts everything into 35 minutes, making this class perfect for those who need something quick in the morning. This class is a great workout, with lots of challenging poses and deep openers. If you would like to do more with Fiji, try her 14-Day Yoga Challenge or her 7-Day Chakra Healing Series.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 17 of the Daily Dose 30-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


cmac1one 1 year ago

Just what I needed. I have come to rely on this website through the pandemic. I have serious lumbar and cervical spine issues and yoga has made it possible for me to stay strong and move with more comfort that I could have hoped for. When yoga classes became impossible in person, I was afraid I would be unable to continue my practice. Thank goodness "do yoga with me" has kept me going!!

MissAlyssa 1 year ago

Holy wow!! I was looking for a good vinyasa practice to start my day and I was not expecting this! Amazing! Definitely more challenging than I was expecting, with a very fast pace, and I loved every minute of it! Every single drop of sweat (and there were a lot of them lol) brought joy and revitalization to my body. Thank you very much for this video! I will be coming back to it again and again.

chatiaviles 1 year ago

Thank you so much for this class. I have spent the last week practicing Kriyas, pranayama and meditation. So my asana practice was neglected. This brought it into balance for the whole yoga practice. Namaste

KTK 1 year ago

Fantastic morning practice! Invigorating. A reminder it is those days when you are tempted to stay in bed that it is the most worthwhile to get up and practice. I would also attribute this to this class thou, it just filled me with positive energy. I really enjoy Fiji's classes, her cues are strong, clear, positive. Thank you for a great start to my day. I will be doing this class again. Ps. I have just finished a two week challenge by Fiji, if you are feeling tempted, do it! Proud to complete and it has really enhanced my practice. Thank you Fiji

yogaglowcheryl 1 year ago

Approachable intermediate class with excellent cuing. As a yoga teacher and practitioner of 20+ years I appreciate the sequence growth of Fiji's classes, they are sensible and appropriate. Thank Fiji for another satisfying asana practice.

LilyLuLu 1 year ago

I am sorry but this is not yoga. The connection between your mind and breath and body are not very good here at all. It is way too fast to sit into any of the poses and feel them or even get much from them at all. I am beyond intermediate and practice four times a week and I do not recommend this class at all. Sorry for being so negative, this just didn't feel like yoga one bit.

Oobiekea 1 year ago

Perhaps your definition/understanding of yoga is limited? Your comment strikes me as frustration masked as critique. I encourage you to sit with whatever emotions and reactions that this practice is bringing up for you and try to understand where they are coming from and what they mean or are trying to communicate. Perhaps this practice is simply challenging to you for whatever reason. That is perfectly fine as well. Simply because a thing is a challenge to or for us, does not then make it bad, flawed, or fraudulent. It simply makes it a challenge. It certainly does not take away from your level or consistency in yoga practice. I have come back to this video many times over the years and trust me, some days I am able to follow the video straight through and other days like today, I struggle. It is fine. What matters is showing up, being present and doing our best.

Foxy Roxi 1 year ago

I love this encouragement to go deeper within and sit with oneself. You communicated this with some compassion and much wisdom. Thank you. Namaste.

tiaakemi 1 year ago

I've come back to this practice over and over through the years. I find it invigorating and challenging -- and the best challenge has been to complete this practice with grace. Perhaps there is more than one way to define yoga. Or perhaps no need to define it at all. Hoping that all of you are staying healthy and well during these tumultuous times.

shira 1 year ago

If we're talking about 'what yoga is', then I will add that the extraordinary negativity in your comment does not represent a 'yoga mindset' and I would tend not to take seriously any comments about yoga from someone with your attitude.
Wishing you to see the good...