Francie Fishman

Had Yuan
Koh Phagnan
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

8 Reviews

Francie is a yogi, hula hoop dancer, world adventurer, consciousness explorer, community activator, joy spreader and devotional singer. Francie is a forever-student, who speaks 5 languages, and is passionate about exploring the magical worlds within and without, helping people to live happy, conscious and balanced lives.

Her mission is to inspire and activate the benefits and bliss and embodiment in beautiful nature to people from all walks of life through movement, dance, song, yoga and play. She loves sharing her joyful, free and embodied way of life, through transformative yoga retreats in Thailand & Bali, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, daily classes, special events & workshops, and weekly community hula hoop jams at the Blooming Lotus Yoga School in Koh Phagnan, Thailand.

Francie teaches a diverse range of styles from dynamic Vinyasa and Hatha Flows, to Yin/Yang, Yin and Restorative yoga. Francie's teaching style is intuitive, heart-opening, artful and intelligent infused with meditation, pranayama, poetry, quotes and devotional singing. The yoga she offers is safe and balanced to meet all learners where they are at, whether they are new or well-practiced, focusing on themes of connection to nature/self/community/the divine, trust, opening, gratitude and surrendering to the perfection of this and all present moments.

Francie currently assists on yoga teacher trainings and teaches daily classes and workshops at Blooming Lotus School in Koh Phagnan, Thailand and in Ubud, Bali, as well as helping to coordinate events and volunteers for the annual Sacred Circularities Hoop Dance Retreat in Bali.

For more information of Francie's offerings, please visit Thailand Yoga Retreats


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

8 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
One of the best yoga teachers I have met!

Francie is a great teacher and a great person! She teaches yoga not as a body workout, she teaches a whole perspective of a great philosophy, that changed my life! I am very grateful that I met her and all the amazing people in thailand retreat!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Excellent teacher

She changed my whole way to do yoga. I am now getting out the most benefit of my practise. Thank you!!!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

It's difficult to put into words how much I learnt and grew from this yoga course with Francie's teachings.
I felt held in a loving nurturing space while being guided through yoga and meditation to invite growth and change inside myself. The physical side of this course was the tip of the iceberg.
Francie was a wonderful teacher who I cannot thank enough. I will certainly be returning to her classes when next possible. So much gratitude for her guidance!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
An Important Teacher And Friend For Your Yoga Journey

My time at Blooming Lotus Yoga's Thailand retreat with Francie Fishman was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I spent three full weeks at the retreat and cherished every minute. Francie made me feel welcome, included, and cared for. She took time to learn what I was working on physically and mentally and included it in the classes and in our talks.


When faced with questions about postures or meditation she would give interesting responses, often in ways that allowed you to find out the answer for your self. This gave the lessons learned a heavy valued weight.

She teaches on the border of lush jungle and white sandy beaches and presents you with physical and mental challenges you may not have expected. She also leads you to rewards you may have forgotten were even attainable. During my time there a youthful energy of happiness and gratitude was awakened. I was reminded of how large and beautiful the world was and how much there was to enjoy.

Don't worry. She will work on your asana and it will improve. But she will push you to learn that's not the ultimate goal. When you leave you will be toned and tanned but you'll know that's not what matters. More importantly, you'll be smiling. A deep smile that even a 35 hour trip back home won't be able to wipe off your face.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I absolutely love being in Francie's classes. There's a magnetic charge in the air she seems to hold. Francie calls her classes Cosmic Flow, which absolutely describe the feeling of them. Suitable for beginners to advanced, her creative flowy classes bring one through asanas safely and deliberately in a way that encourages expression and extension. Francie inspires me to both gather and express the energy from within, as well as harness and channel cosmic energy that culminates in an experience of the fullness of human potentiality. Thanks Francie! <3

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Life-changing yoga experience (for real)

Prior to my trip to Thailand, I dabbled in yoga. I'd go with friends on occasion, a class here and there. I enjoyed it, but it never moved me. I figured I was missing something! This all changed when I went to Blooming Lotus on Had Yuan. Francie's way of teaching was transformative. She incorporated the perfect balance of strength & flexibility, challenge & rejuvenation, spiritual & physical. In addition, the setting is absolutely gorgeous. I felt uplifted on every level after her classes. Coming home was sad in many ways, and no more yoga at Blooming Lotus with Francie was near the top of the list. I can't recommend her/this studio highly enough.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Powerful teacher who inspires!

Francie is an incredibly, dynamic experienced teacher who INSPIRES you every second, and has so much knowledge and radiance to share. Her classes are challenging, athletic and energetic without losing sight of the spiritual for one moment. She is a treasure!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Francie is Pure Love Embodied!

Francie is an exceptionally skilled yogini whose inner virtues of compassion and spiritual wisdom is evident the moment you step into her warm and loving presence. Her yoga retreats offer students an opportunity to bridge the gap between the physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga. Her skill in guiding physically demanding vinyasa and hatha flow classes, while addressing the needs of all levels is exceptional. Yet her capacity to slow everything down and offer restorative and yin style classes really highlights her understanding of the essential principles behind all forms of asana. Francie is more than just an instructor, she is a true teacher of yoga capable of guiding awareness back to it's Natural State of pure Bliss.