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 tabs in your digital binder 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 at 1:00AM EST, 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 EST (Toronto). Check out what time that is in your part of the world here.
***THERE ARE NO LIVE CALLS OR AN INTEGRATION WEEK DURING THE JULY 2020 PROGRAM***
Here’s what the course schedule looks like:
– July 6th: Module 1 – Yoga Detour Foundations
– July 13th: Module 2 – Get Grounded : Applying Lower Body Strength and Mobility to an Integrated Asana Practice
– July 20th: Module 3 – Lift-Off: Applying Upper Body Strength and Mobility to an Integrated Asana Practice
– July 27th: Module 4 – Floor Play: Rediscovering Your Practice from the Ground Up
The due date to submit your assessments for feedback is Friday, July 31st.
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. If you can’t make the call live, it will be recorded and shared with you afterward to download.
Course Completion and Certificate: After the last day of your live session, you’ll retain access to all online course materials for as long as you like. Once all modules 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!). Please note that in order to register a listing as a Detour-Informed Teacher on the Global Directory you will need to submit all four assessments for feedback within a month of the live course coming to an end.
We’ve included self study questions as checks for understanding throughout each module. These questions will appear underneath the video window for each lesson. You’ll be asked to answer the questions in succession throughout the video, as they each relate to the content being taught on screen—but that doesn’t mean all the answers to these questions are IN the videos. We’re asking you to connect the dots for yourself, do some critical thinking and perhaps additional research to fill in any gaps in understanding.
Once you complete an answer be sure to click “Save My Workbook”. These questions are 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 (grads of DMO and Registered Yoga Detour™ Instructors) will review these assessments and provide feedback.
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!
After the last day of your live session, you’ll retain access to all online course materials for as long as you like. Once all modules 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!).
Please note that in order to call yourself a Detour-Informed Teacher and register a listing on the Global Directory you will need to submit all four assessments for feedback within a month of the live course ending.
For the best digital experience we strongly suggest using Google Chrome to access the course platform and view the downloadable resources.
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.
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.
Any technical issues should be sent to Jenn at [email protected] or by clicking Contact Us in the left-hand menu. You can also check out the Technical FAQs section on the left-hand menu that might help resolve the issue quicker.
[HINT] Most issues are resolved by clearing your browser’s cache 😁.