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Why You Need Feedback on Your Teaching – Part One

Elite performers, researchers say, must engage in “deliberate practice”—sustained, mindful efforts to develop the full range of abilities that success requires. You have to work…

let me clear this up for you

Years ago, I attended a workshop with a traveling teacher who has an INCREDIBLE practice.  His gift for sequencing movements together exudes flow state. Every pose, every…

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 oversess three…

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…

The Smartest Person in the Room

“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” – someone smart I did this thing a few weeks ago where…

No Bad Movements

Have you ever been under the impression that if you move a certain way, it could have serious negative consequences? For instance, if you let…

The Spiritual Side of the Detour

A few people have written in, asking how Detour Method Online will incorporate the spiritual aspects of yoga. My short answer: it won’t. My longer…

From Human Sexuality to Human Movement

How do you know all that? Did you go to school for it – do you have a degree in human physiology or something? Ha!…

Curiosity

I’m interested in people. It’s that interest that led me to study social anthropology – the study of human communities. When I was in school,…

Anti-Yoga

“Anti-yoga.” A few months ago, I received some feedback about a teacher training session I taught (not a Yoga Detour training) in which one student…

Why Hyperextension is Something to be Owned Rather Than Feared

A couple years ago in a Pilates reformer class I was told to unlock my elbows and turn the creases in to face each other.…

Why We All Need More Strength

GUEST POST BY KATHRYN BRUNI YOUNG Strength is something we all know we need, but finding ways to really work with it can feel complicated…

From Injury to Inspiration

WRITTEN BY STEPHANIE DUDLEY, YD 200HR STUDENT After practicing yoga for almost 20 years, I felt like I was stuck in a box of repetitive…

It’s Time to Adapt the Way We Teach and Treat ALL Bodies

This past week we posted two videos to our Instagram and Facebook feeds, showing what type of practice someone over the age of 65 could…

Ditch the Hamstring Pain and Never Look Back

If you’ve practiced yoga for any length of time, chances are you have some experience with that nagging pull in the back of your leg—you…

Why You Don’t Need a Certificate from the Yoga Alliance

When we decided to launch Yoga Detour, a teacher training program that integrates extensively-curated information from outside the yoga community into the asana practice, we…