Yoga Detour Training takes place one weekend per month, over 11 months. 


Saturday 1-7pm

Sunday 10-4:30pm

Short breaks provided on Saturday and a scheduled 30 minute lunch on Sunday.

*Times are subject to change before January 1, 2018.

Location: Toronto, ON

The details:

Our in-class hours will total 132 hours. Classes with our Community Affiliates will total approximately 18 hours. These classes are included in the cost of tuition and can completed anytime during the duration of your program (class passes are valid from start date of YTT through to the end of 2018). 

The remaining 50 hours should be comprised of:

  • 25 hours of homework and reading material
  • 25 hours personal practice and accumulated meditation time (with a minimum of 5 hours dedicated to meditation) to be logged and submitted once complete

Students must attend a minimum 90% of the in-class hours to receive their certificate. Any material missed with lead instructors (Cecily and Kathryn) must be made up in order for a certificate to be granted.

We encourage you to make these weekends a top priority in your calendar. Absences will result in a lack of continuity and diminished value of your investment.

Course Materials:

To prepare for your training, we encourage you to become familiar with the following texts prior to the start of the program:




january 13+14

  • YD Foundations: Anatomy of Movement

february 3+4

  • Applying Foundations: The Spine, Abdominals and Intro to Upper and Lower Body Strength & Mobility 

March 3+4

  • Applying Lower Body Strength to an Integrated Asana Practice

april 7+8

  • Sequencing, Cues and Communication

MAY 5+6

  • Applying Upper Body Strength to an Integrated Asana Practice

JUNE 2+3

  • Integration of Strength and Mobility into Inversions
  • First Practicum

JULY 7+8

  • The Science of Breath
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches to Teaching Yoga

AUGUST 11+12

  • Understanding Movement as Behaviour: Injury, Preventative Training and Rebuilding from the Inside Out
  • Exploring the Stories We Tell Ourselves: Consciousness, Embodiment and Sitting Practice


  • Floor Work: Movement is the New Sitting


  • Discovering Stillness: Understanding the History, Philosophy and Power of Self-Exploration through Meditation
  • Exploring the Body's Self-Regulating Potential through Balanced Training and Practice


  • Arriving at the Destination: Sequencing a Class and Second Practicum

Your final practicum will be a 60 minute class taught to the general public and evaluated by a YD Faculty Member. This practicum will take place once all other requirements have been met and received, including homework assignments.