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white supremacy, ayahuasca and education

I wrote this primarily as a way to reflect and find clarity. I wasn’t sure this needed to be shared publicly, but in consultation with…

The Key to Teaching Your Best Class

Have you ever wondered how to teach a class where everything just fits together, where the movements complement each other perfectly and lead people toward…

“but is it yoga?”

Picture this. You just taught an amazing class themed around hip mobility. You kept sun salutations to a minimum, breaking them up with smaller, more…

I think about feet a lot.

The other day, one of my clients came in for her weekly session and told me she had a kink in her neck after wearing…

Dance Detour

The parallels between ballet and yoga (particularly Ashtanga) and the role they’ve both played in my life have been undeniable. I gravitated to ballet because…

10 Ways to Make Your Teaching Training Program Suck Less

Yoga Detour began as a 200HR program, so I know how hard it is to put together a training that doesn’t leave any gaps. But…

Your nervous system has evolved to keep you safe

Guest post by Jenn Cardoso The body’s rapid-response survival system is orchestrated by our autonomic nervous system (ANS). To briefly review, the ANS operates two…

I’ve been accused of bullying

And I know a thing or two about bullying. Grade 5 wasn’t a great year for me. I left school crying everyday because of how…

Read this before your next class

“Hi Cecily! I was in your workshop Friday night at 1.1. Thank you so much for the insight and inspiration! I had a question I…

Leaving Ashtanga

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone where one day you look over at them and despite all of the great things they’ve…