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Yoga for Athletes

Intermediate II

Being an athlete herself, Fiji knows how to take care of the body when you are punishing it with regular, intense workouts. This class is great for any athlete, whether you are a runner, swimmer, cyclist, football player, hockey player or a lover of any other sport. This will help you recover, prevent injuries and move efficiently in whatever sport you choose.

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sng4ever
sng4ever
June 9, 2020
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Great, full class. Fiji is a wonder teacher and you will hit all the major muscle groups.

Namaste713
Namaste713
May 18, 2020
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Figi I am back. I’ve had 2 yoga studios close but you and Do Yoga With Me have been there to allow me to continue to practice. You are an amazing teacher especially how you engage verbally and instruct through the poses. Namaste!

nadonado
nadonado
May 7, 2020
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Nice and easy with deep leg and hip stretches. Great after a long hike. Thank you.

NATS 77
NATS 77
April 8, 2020
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Another great Covid 19 quarantine work out , thank you DYWM and Fiji for the company and welcome camaraderie you are offering at this time :) xx

julesinc13
julesinc13
January 25, 2020
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Fiji is one of my favorites on the site! I’ve been doing her Rise and Shine for about a year or so and gotten so strong and mentally strong as well. This was great because I am an athlete as well. I thank you so much Fuji!

FairfaxYoga
FairfaxYoga
October 30, 2019
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Greetings! FYI to DYWM: the time on this video is mislabeled. Actual time is 1:01:41. Thought you’d like to know so you can fix the listing.

Loewenstein
Loewenstein
March 22, 2019
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I commute to work by bicycle and, in the process, put in a lot of miles on my bike. This video is great for relieving stiffness and improving flexibility in my overused muscles. It really helps with tightness in the hips. There are many superb videos on this site, but I come back to this workout more oftan than any other.

Jenny3
Jenny3
July 30, 2018
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Just what I needed. Intense stretching was heaven. This class is bookmarked!

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
May 29, 2018
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I love Fiji’s classes although I am a beginner and usually have to back off at some points. I truly appreciated the slower pace and would love more of this type of practice that is slower enabling more time to sink into poses. Felt so much in my legs and hips that are so tight from tennis. Any chance of Fiji doing a class for beginners? Or perhaps suggestions on which intermediate classes may suit a beginner?

Fiji McAlpine
Fiji McAlpine
May 30, 2018
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I am happy to hear you like the classes and that you are interested in exploring some deep release in those tight hips. Longer holds are really essential for that softening. I do plan to film a class in the next 2 weeks that will be called strength to surrender, it will be an intermediate class at a slower pace with longer holds.

I also think you might like the classes: The space within, yoga for self confidence, and yoga for lower back care series I filmed last year.

Fiji

Kelly Bouchard
Kelly Bouchard
October 10, 2019
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Hello,

Kelly here from DoYogaWithMe. I know that this practice was in production at some point, but I can't find it in our finished classes. I think there may have been a technical problems with it that prevented its publication. Terribly sorry about this!

jbencke
jbencke
January 29, 2018
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I love that I can come back to this video time and time again and always find something new in the practice. The instruction is so good, and the nuance of each turn of phrase finds a different place to land as I do the practice. Thank you!

Nadja Croft
Nadja Croft
December 21, 2017
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Thank you, Figi, for consistently superb classes and instruction! Beautiful spirit excellent workout!

Tranquil One
Tranquil One
October 28, 2017
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Excellent yoga stretches for runners! This worked out all the tightness in the hips, knees, IT band that occurs with running! Will be returning to this class again! Feel so good now, Thanks Fiji!

bpowereaton
bpowereaton
September 17, 2017
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After a long trail run this weekend and road run yesterday, my legs were tight and sore. This sequence not only stretched all the areas I needed, but also was a mix of strengthening and endurance all the while. I especially loved the more intense IT-band and hip stretches, which are my problem areas that lead to knee issues over time. Thank you!

saxorax
saxorax
September 7, 2017
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The slower pace and longer holds in this practice really challenged me. Love this class!

Lisa Huck
Lisa Huck
August 6, 2017
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so good. I really appreciate the alternative to accommodate knee injuries. As always, your classes are just the best, Fiji.

hernanr100
hernanr100
August 4, 2017
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Much needed to elp me to focus and to assist my tight his and legs. This is my second session with Fiji. What a great teacher!

lori onion
lori onion
August 3, 2017
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1 hour goes by quickly - I feel calm and well stretched!

Auxilia
Auxilia
July 19, 2017
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This is a wonderful practice for rest days between bouts of more intense exercise. It is both challenging and relaxing, and Fiji's comments on focus are inspiring; I really love how she manages to incorporate life lessons into the yoga practice. The music is also well-chosen. I highly recommend this practice ^_^!

pmanosca
pmanosca
March 31, 2017
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I honestly never noticed how tough my hips felt until this practice! Thank you Fiji for helping me understand more about my lower body as well as helping me draw attention to where my body needs work. I love all your videos! :)

nadturg
nadturg
February 24, 2017
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This is a great class if working a lot with the legs. However, it is quite demanding on the upper body, I felt some stretching asanas were missing for this. I found the energy of the class too performance oriented, somehow, it would be nice to have a different orientation. Fiji's voice and teachings are, as usual, great.

AlAnanda
AlAnanda
February 20, 2017
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This was a really tough session. I'll definitely have to come back to it.

the_rowing_yogi_runs
the_rowing_yogi_runs
February 11, 2017
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As someone trying to come back from hip and knee issues, this practice felt just right. Good stretching and gentle strengthening of the body for workout recovery.

dariusznowak
dariusznowak
January 3, 2017
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A fantastic class! Love the calmness of your voice, however I would suggest to just to give a bit more time to stay in some positions, like twists etc.... nonetheless, a really good class!

Gymjunkee27
Gymjunkee27
August 18, 2016
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Finally! That's a hard muscle to stretch, but she got it! Love love this class

Domgodin@gmail.com
Domgodin@gmail.com
April 25, 2016
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This is the perfect yoga class to incorporate into my running training program. This is more focused on deep strecht as opposed to hard workout and feels perfect the day after a long run.

danaisdana
danaisdana
March 11, 2016
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Great series of stretches for this runner. My hips are very happy after this class. Thanks Fiji!

Amir
Amir
February 29, 2016
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Thank you Fiji. What a great class!

kepontop
kepontop
February 21, 2016
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I found this series of stretches right on for targeting all my tight areas from running. Fiji is an excellent instructor and is very patient in these poses to give us time to advance deep into the stretch. Thank you, Fiji!

Ameyc2
Ameyc2
February 21, 2016
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Amazing class after running and riding for 20plus years still suffer the consequences from not stretching the hips appropriately I can no longer run but ride.....this was an amazing class I am still very very tight but this class bought much needed relief!
Thank you
Namaste!

johnweidner
johnweidner
February 13, 2016
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I tried this class because I am a fan of Fiji's teaching style, and I have used many of her intermediate level classes. As always, her instructions are clear. I spend a lot of time on a road bike, and I really felt crucial muscles opening and becoming more supple. I'll do this class over and over.

Jacqueline01
Jacqueline01
February 5, 2016
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Oh my! This class was so challenging, and my stiff overworked muscles and tight fascia are feeling much better. As usual excellent cueing. Original and interesting progressions.

ap_donovan
ap_donovan
February 3, 2016
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You nailed it, Fiji. As someone who trains MMA and lifts weights, this was a great way to address some nagging stiffness in the hips and lower back. Heck of a workout. Really tested my limits.

Captain Burt
Captain Burt
February 3, 2016
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I really enjoyed the length and flow of this class, thank you Fiji for keeping us balanced, north, south, east and west : )

LucyHB
LucyHB
February 3, 2016
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My poor runners' legs were very grateful for that! Thanks for another wonderful class Fiji

c.c
c.c
February 1, 2016
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Fiji’s calm and nuturing guidance through a variety of gently paced, deep stretches—without monotonous repetitions— makes the perfect augmentation to David’s intermediate classes and preparation for Rachel’s, Ron’s, and Tracey’s intermediate classes. I am so grateful to Do Yoga With Me. Please add more videos like this!

rotthar
rotthar
February 1, 2016
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That pyramid into the twisted IT band stretch, oh my - thank you! Also, fabulous instruction.