Members Only

This video is only available to members.

Create a Free Account

Self-Esteem and Empowerment

Intermediate II
In this power yoga practice, Fiji invites you to breathe energy and light into your own sense of self. The asana practice can often be focused on our physical well being, but the benefits of yoga are far reaching and also enhance our internal well being. Fiji reminds us in this intermediate practice that we are each unique individuals with incredible gifts to offer. The flow she designed for this yoga class helps us tap into that sense of self, creativity and confidence, and increases our ability to share our unique light.
Style:

Comments

Existing Comments

alyssamadsen
alyssamadsen
June 13, 2022
Comment:

That was beautiful Fiji. I do enjoy the way you teach the philosophy of yoga so beautifully in your practice. That was much needed, thank you so much 💕

alyssamadsen
alyssamadsen
June 13, 2022
Comment:

That was beautiful Fiji. I do enjoy the way you teach the philosophy of yoga so beautifully in your practice. That was much needed, thank you so much 💕

Virgingirl
Virgingirl
March 13, 2022
Comment:

Thanks Fiji. Perfect yoga as I chose to quit a job that didn't meet my needs for integrity. And also doing my first 10k run on Hawaii, where I moved. I feel clear, calm and happy. You are such a wonderful instructor. Grateful for the practice with you today. Jodie

Captain Burt
Captain Burt
November 19, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

I appreciate the extended time in each pose, pure yoga.

dukegal1213
dukegal1213
March 13, 2021
Comment:

This was just what I needed this morning. As Fiji says, it's ok to fall on your rear end lol. Since I'm learning firefly pose, that's exactly what happened when I tried it. :) I was laughing at myself as I was trying it. I also loved the empowerment message!

Van_damsel
Van_damsel
March 7, 2021
Comment:

Wow. What a fabulous class. It brings more insight each and every time I visit. Thanks Fiji

monkeymath
monkeymath
January 2, 2021
Comment:

I really enjoyed the movements - quite different from what I've done so far and very interesting. The empowerment talk wasn't for me, though.

LaGuiri
LaGuiri
October 1, 2020
Comment:

I like that this is not described as "introduction to titibasana". I would have felt intimidated by that. It's the perfect choice to make it playful, something that may happen for one's body or not.

savannahmanwill
savannahmanwill
September 2, 2020
Comment:

Excellent class! I really enjoyed the slower pace of this one today. Fiji is amazing, as always.

rufusp15
rufusp15
August 20, 2020
Comment:

Loved this. Very clear instruction,. Thank you.

Svana2
Svana2
May 15, 2020
Comment:

I love Figi's approch to teaching a class. Yoga isn't just about the asana, it is just as much, if not more, about what is happening inside. Figi has a true gift to bring this out in her classes. She is a wonderful teacher and I would love to meet her someday.

Htomory
Htomory
May 9, 2020
Comment:

People say Fiji talks too much, especially in this practice, but I personally love hearing her insight. Yesterday I was feeling very down on myself, and my self-esteem was in the pits. I always come back to this practice when I need a shot of self love. Thank you, Fiji. You have guided me through many, many of my dark days — with this practice and all of your others. I’m feeling energized and full of love and kindness today.

susie13
susie13
April 23, 2020
Comment:

Not sure this is the appropriate place for my comment. I came to this class via "vigorous/energy" under the new Focus dropdown list. While I liked the class a lot and there's definitely a time and place for it, it's not what I expected to find under vigorous/energy. I would have expected vigorous/energy to be more active and energetic, and this class felt the opposite. Long, strong holds with time for reflection.

Fhirinn
Fhirinn
March 6, 2020
Comment:

Great class, you have such a clear, focused and balanced way of teaching! Thank you once again!

emfries79
emfries79
January 20, 2020
Comment:

I had to stop after 20 minutes because of the talking. There was almost no physical work being done and just talking. This one is definitely more meditative than a flow practice.

sng4ever
sng4ever
January 8, 2020
Comment:

A beautiful practice with wonderful details and explanations given by Fiji. This is a mindful/present moment practice to get in touch with your inner self. Great for any level. Physically and mentally rewarding by the end of the practice.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
January 2, 2020
Comment:

Lots of good thoughts here Fiji, plus I had a good laugh. Ready for my trail hike now.

Thanks.

lizcoppola
lizcoppola
December 11, 2019
Comment:

Detailed, highly useful instructions and explanation of concepts behind some of the poses. Every word she uttered was helpful in refining the pose. No verbal excess, contrary to an earlier comment. One of the best online instructors I have come across.

jglo
jglo
December 3, 2019
Comment:

I felt like this was a good reset on foundational practice but also on the self. Thank you, Fiji!

alak90
alak90
August 22, 2019
Comment:

I feel like you could talk a little bit less.

Jentoujours
Jentoujours
May 26, 2019
Comment:

This is just what I needed after a long weekend of unhealthy ness. The power poses were held for the perfect amount of time. And I added my own savasana at the end.

junarock
junarock
April 28, 2019
Comment:

A powerful, clarifying practice. Note that there’s no savasana at the end.

Francesstewart1
Francesstewart1
April 10, 2019
Comment:

Great work and attention with the warrior poses. Excellent narrative to boost yourself if having a low day. Enjoyed this immensely.

Archana
Archana
March 7, 2019
Comment:

Yesterday, I needed just that, Self esteem and empowerment. This class truly helped to trust in that inner strength, and started the day with right balance of power, harmony and, connection with self and others.
Thanks Fiji.

YogiRiss
YogiRiss
February 8, 2019
Comment:

This was a tough one for me mentally--the physical grounding of the postures were amazing but my mind kept teasing the edge of release--I even stopped and started it over at the very beginning because I caught myself going down a dark rabbit hole of self-digust and doubt as we sat and just felt our breath move through the body. Classes like these are so important for reminding ourselves to meet our Self in the middle between the two extremes. To find, as Fiji puts it, "a voice that's not telling and a voice that isn't faint".

Great class. Lots of good work.

nadonado
nadonado
February 3, 2019
Comment:

Ahh...I feel quietly powerful...the long warrior poses are refreshing.

Philippa Cook
Philippa Cook
December 4, 2018
Comment:

Thank you Fiji for helping me find myself in my yoga practice again after some time away from my mat. Without even realising it was absolutely the perfect first practice to restart and reconnect. Thank you!

Jadedjanet
Jadedjanet
November 19, 2018
Comment:

That was so beautiful. So many helpful tips! Thank you

natyfe6190
natyfe6190
September 22, 2018
Comment:

I am in a strange moment where I have a good problem to have.. I am finishing my studies and there is no clear path of what my heart wants to do.. Many ideas, many possibilities in thought but no certainty. During this practice I started feeling the connection of 3rd and 4th chakra (self and heart respectively) and at the end I was crying out of an immense Love feeling.
Recharged with peace, and serenity. Certainty in God. Thank you for allowing this moment to be opened.

gretchenc
gretchenc
September 7, 2018
Comment:

I really enjoyed the tutorial in this vid for the triangle pose. I found moving into that pose so much better nice and slow with the shoulder warm ups first. Thanks!

birdnthesky
birdnthesky
September 2, 2018
Comment:

I loved every minute of this class. This might be my favorite Fiji class. I hope she creates more classes similar to this one. Thank you!!

Catefish
Catefish
August 26, 2018
Comment:

WOW what a powerful, slow-and-steady class. Thank you for all of the thought and compassion you pour into your work, Fiji.

catgirl74
catgirl74
August 20, 2018
Comment:

What a great class! Just the right amount of challenge that I needed today! Thank you Fiji

leeps
leeps
August 15, 2018
Comment:

Thank you so much for this. I have felt as though I've lost so much of myself to grief in the past few months. This practice helped me remember that although I've lost a lot, I haven't lost myself. I am here and I am strong and I will carry on. (I also discovered how challenging it can be to do yoga while crying...!) I just keep breathing through it...:)

nadonado
nadonado
July 31, 2018
Comment:

Another great Fiji class. I enjoy the new poses and the pace with which they are introduced. This class helps me feel more centered and grounded. Thank you.

scroggleggs
scroggleggs
July 25, 2018
Comment:

Just what I needed after a disappointing day at work. Needed to remember who I am and that I'm not defined by what others think.

Wagsgirl
Wagsgirl
July 7, 2018
Comment:

Loved the talking, loved the slow entry into fun and playful poses. I've recent experience several losses recently and have not even had the time for self care. This class, with what other call chatter, was perfect to keep me from my own minds chatter so that I could begin to find myself and heal. Thank you as always, wonderful class, wonderful sequencing and wonderful words of wisdom.

didi_g
didi_g
July 4, 2018
Comment:

I am recovering from pregnancy and learning to love my postpartum body. It's been frustrating and challenging and my inner voice has not been positive lately. This class slowed things down and left me feeling strong and grounded. Thank YOU!

Andrijuska
Andrijuska
June 28, 2018
Comment:

While I am generally a big fan of Fiji's classes , I love her voice and how wonderfully she guides me, this class appeared to me more as a beginner's class with very little physical challenge.

katielee23
katielee23
June 12, 2018
Comment:

Thank you, Fiji. That was gorgeous- you helped bring me back to me. And with a wee challenge (hand to feet balance- I shall keep trying). :-). Namaste.

Beckles114
Beckles114
June 9, 2018
Comment:

I love all of Fiji's classes but I think I just found my new FAVORITE! Beautiful practice. Thank you VERY much for incorporating the 3rd and 4th chakras (and the 5th at the very end!). Namaste.