Welcome to Detour Method Online!
This experience will build your understanding, capacity and confidence to practice embodied movement. Before you get started we suggest reviewing all the the course tabs below. You will find they contain a lot of useful information to support your learning journey.
Gain confidence teaching from a bottomless toolbox of movement options: techniques, exercises and tasks that will bridge the gap between yoga and everything else the body needs for a balanced practice.
Understand the foundation for those techniques: key concepts including progressive overload, nervous system conditioning and the importance of control through full range of motion.
Demystify the world of strength training through approachable, progressive programming.
Understand the Detour approach of “isolate, activate, integrate”.
Develop fluency in “mapping your Detour”, structuring personal practice or classes with a sense of confidence, intelligence and ingenuity.
Each module will be released on a Monday, giving you the remainder of the week to go through all the video content and learning exercises. On Thursdays, we’ll hold the live calls where Cecily and the Team Leaders will be answering questions and helping to connect the dots for all of you. The live call will take place at 9am ET. If you can’t make the call live, it will be recorded and shared with you afterward to download.
Here’s what the course schedule looks like:
– October 21st: Module 1 – Yoga Detour Foundations
– October 24th: Live Call Day (9am ET)
– October 28th: Module 2 – Get Grounded : Applying Lower Body Strength and Mobility to an Integrated Asana Practice
– October 31st: Live Call Day (9am ET)
– November 4th: INTEGRATION WEEK (No new material, no calls)
– November 11th: Module 3 – Lift-Off: Applying Upper Body Strength and Mobility to an Integrated Asana Practice
– November 14th: Live Call Day (9am ET)
– November 18th: Module 4 – Floor Play: Rediscovering Your Practice from the Ground Up
– November 21st: Live Call Day (9am ET)
Live calls will all be done through ZOOM. You’ll receive an email from us every week with the link to log on to that week’s call. Live calls will also be scheduled as events in the Facebook Think Tank.
Course Completion and Certification: After the last day of your session, you’ll retain access to all online course materials for as long as you like. Once all modules and assessments have been completed, you’ll receive a Detour Method Online digital certificate of completion (we fully endorse printing it out and making some room on the fridge!).
To view video content, all you need is a device (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone) connected to the internet. If you are on mobile, we suggest connecting to WiFi to avoid data overage and sluggish video streaming.
You will have access to the video content forever and the downloadable resources are all yours to keep.
We’ve included learning prompts and checks for understanding throughout each module. Underneath the video window for each lesson, you’ll see a list of questions. You’ll be asked to answer the questions in succession throughout the video, as they each relate to the content being taught on screen. Once you complete an answer be sure to click “Save My Workbook”. These questions not reviewed but we encourage you to take the time to reflect on them as you move through the course. This workbook can be downloaded as a PDF at the completion of each video.
At the end of each module we’ll present you with a culminating assessment. These assignments are meant to get you thinking for yourself, using the course content as a resource to expand your understanding and apply it to your own practice or teaching. One of our Team Leaders (all grads of the DMO program) will review these assessments and provide feedback.
While the physical activity in this training will be presented with the best of intentions, injuries may result, discomfort may occur or prior conditions may be aggravated. Please take responsibility for your own body. Practice at your own pace with awareness and care and do not let any person or situation push you beyond your capabilities. If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, i.e. low blood pressure, heart condition, or previous, current or chronic injuries, please consult with your doctor before engaging in any of the physical activity that is demonstrated. By participating in this course, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify Yoga Detour Inc. from any liability which may arise as a consequence of how you choose to use or teach the material shared in this program.
An important part of the learning experience is the community of peers you will be building. At the end of each lesson, we’ll prompt you to visit the DMO Facebook Think Tank group. The Facebook group will be a hotbed of dialogue. It’s the place to discuss course materials, concepts and teaching techniques relevant to what you’re seeing here. Post questions, answer questions and share your experiences.
To access the discussion group, click here: DMO Facebook Think Tank group
(don’t forget to use the password that we sent you in the welcome email)
We look forward to interacting with you!