Detour Method Online is an online course that will show you how to Detour from conventional asana practice. Through four in-depth video modules, you'll learn to combine the yoga practice you love with a world-class education in movement and mobility.
DMO fills the gaps left behind by most 200HR trainings so that you can forge ahead of the pack and serve your students in a way no other instructor can.
Take a deep-dive into the mechanics of movement. We'll start with an examination of the spine and core that will have you reevaluating what "ab work" really looks like. You'll then apply the Detour approach of "Isolate-Activate-Integrate" to upper and lower body strength and mobility.
Learn why your hip flexors crave loading vs. stretching, as well as what will make your hamstrings perform better than ever. Experience an approach to upper body strength that will have arm balances and inversions feeling like they're finally within reach, and see what it's like to take movement off the mat in a way that's playful, exploratory and non-dogmatic.
As a result, your confidence will grow exponentially—both as a practitioner and a teacher.
While this course is designed for yoga instructors, anyone with a body and a curious mind will benefit. Throughout each module you'll be challenged to think critically, revisit commonly accepted cues, and examine the ways in which conventional approaches to movement have let people down in terms of inaccessibility and misinformation.
From beginning to end, you'll receive individualized support and feedback that rewards what you already know while nurturing your untapped potential as a world class educator. DMO will equip you with the knowledge to keep your classes fresh and your students injury-free.
As humans first, educators second, we believe in creating learning environments where it’s OK to question everything and still feel supported along the way.
We also know what it’s like to live and work in injury-riddled bodies. DMO is a reflection of the research, unlearning and relearning that allowed us to arrive at a place where physical movement provides nourishment, not punishment. We’re grateful to our global community of Detourists like you who crave an alternate path of renewed inspiration.
Cecily & Jenn
From spinal articulation and proximal stability to scapular stability and ankle dorsiflexion, this module will have you seeing movement through an entirely new lens.
Learn four ways to the move the spine that will keep it healthy for life
Uncover the one “core” exercise we never compromise on
Learn to bulletproof your forward bends
Discover the key movement nutrients your shoulders have been craving and how to deliver that in every class
You’ll integrate everything covered in this module to create the sun-salutations of your dreams, moving with the strength and purpose your body has been longing for.
If you love standing postures and never want to part with your forward bends, this is the module for you
The role of your nervous system when it comes to building strength
How to mitigate nagging hamstring pain
Why creating more hip stability can help students feel less “tight”
Classic Detour moves that deliver TLC to your ankles and knees
We’ll apply this information to standing postures using “Isolate-Activate-Integrate”, our tried, tested and true Detour approach. You’ll learn to break complex poses down into their component parts and design classes that are not only more accessible but also hotbeds of ‘ah-ha’ moments.
Learn to approach even the most intimidating postures with confidence and ease.
Explore the building blocks of upper body strength that will make even the most mundane postures feel brand new
Understand what makes wrist prep non-negotiable in every class
Transform your backbends, arm-balances and inversions into pure, limitless potential
Make any upper-body focused practice accessible and enjoyable for all levels
By the end of this module you’ll apply what you’ve learned to the art of sequencing, discovering endless possibilities for planning your self-practice and/or your classes.
This module embraces play and unstructured movement. It’s the perfect antidote to a practice that’s only ever known the confines of a yoga mat or the rigidity of a set sequence. Dive into:
Our favourite ways to use the ground as a resource when it comes to building strength and enhancing mobility
How you can use seated postures to get grounded without having to sit still
Using locomotion to introduce skills of coordination and conditioning to your classes
The best ways to help yourself and your students tap into nervous system regulation
By the end of this module you’ll have not only the skills but the inspiration to turn regular, ho-hum classes into memorable educational experiences.
Have a clear understanding of how the body is designed to move
Realize that you’re not “too late” when it comes to diversifying your teaching
Be addicted to asking “WHY” and no longer take answers for face-value
Stop worrying about the gaps in your training up until now
Possess a well of tools and resources to transform your personal practice and make your teaching magnetic and engaging
Wish you’d taken this course ages ago!
Enjoy the structure of an 8-week schedule and the flexibility of learning on your own time.
Our Canvas learning platform supports two-way communication with your instructor, video resizing, closed captioning and playback speed control.
Enter the private DMO Think Tank (which is NOT on Facebook) and connect with students from around the world.
Enjoy support from our global team of District Leaders who provide regular office hours and one-to-one feedback on course assignments.
Receive a 2-month DVS pass to take unlimited classes from Cecily and other Registered Yoga Detour Instructors.
Practice along with Cecily’s cues in classes that illustrate the different themes explored in each module.
4 Detour Maps that illustrate “Isolate-Activate-Integrate” to create Detour-informed classes along with fillable workbooks and an accompanying 42-page Answer Key.
Thursdays: May 5th + 19th, June 2nd + 16th
10-11:30am PT/1-2:30pm ET
All calls will be recorded and available to download for 30 days after the program ends.
The program runs from May 2nd to June 24th, 2022. You will have two weeks to complete each module (4 total). Live calls are scheduled on Thursdays: May 5th + 19th, June 2nd 16th from 1-2:30pm ET (Toronto time). All calls will be recorded and available to download for 30 days after the program ends.
The first week of each module will include access to new video content and supplementary resources, as well as, a 90-minute live call with Cecily and the team. While the second week will be devoted to completing the required assigment for submission to be assessed by a Team Leader. The next live cohort will not run again until Spring 2023.
The time commitment per week will depend on your schedule and learning style. Some students prefer to schedule a day devoted to DMO learning while others like to spread the learning out over a couple days. That said, you’ll have 8-weeks to get through the course to receive feedback on the 4 course assignments.
Here's a breakdown of the average time it takes students to complete module one:
4 videos = 2 hours
Required assignment = 1 - 2 hours
Optional quiz = 10 minutes
Optional DVS classes = 1 hour
Optional supplementary resources = 2.5 hours
Optional additional resources = 1 hour
You will also never lose access to the content—you retain access to the entire course indefinitely.
Pricing currency depends on location. If you are purchasing from outside of Canada, the cost is in USD. If you are purchasing within Canada, or from Australia or New Zealand, the cost is in CAD.
Course content is presented through pre-recorded videos streaming from Vimeo to our Canvas platform. Because DMO is built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. For best performance, Canvas should be accessed using the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Verify that the browser you are currently using is up to date here: https://updatemybrowser.org/
We recommend using a computer with at least 1GB of RAM and having access to a minimum stable speed of 5 Mbps or faster in order to stream the high quality videos. Visit https://testmy.net/download (on mobile or desktop) to get an estimate for how fast your internet speed is running. We recommend performing this test a few times since bandwidth can change.
Nope! The private DMO Think Tank is housed on Mighty Networks, which means you won’t get sucked into the void of social media while trying to connect with peers in the course.
If you change your mind or discover that this course really isn’t what you need right now, we get it. We also know that life happens, and that circumstances can arise to keep you from participating in this training in the way you first imagined. That’s why we stand by our policy to refund you within 14 days of your registration date, no questions asked.
If, after those initial 14 days, something changes and you’re not able to complete the course work within the 8-week period, extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Please note that extensions longer than one week may be subject to an additional fee.
YES! We’ve designed this course with both students and teachers in mind. As a practitioner, you’ll benefit from the many lessons that focus on waking up different areas of the body, giving you new material to integrate into your normal practice or routine. The checks for understanding along the way will help to ensure that you’re not just going through the motions – you’ll actually know WHY you’re doing things a certain way and how you can continue to progress through these movements in a way that is best for your body.
The Canvas interface was optimized for desktop displays, so using devices with smaller screens such as phones may not provide as pleasant an experience. While it is possible to access the course on phones and tablets (in landscape mode) when running the most recent version of Safari (iOS) and Chrome (Android) on your mobile device, we encourage you to use a laptop or desktop computer when possible.
That’s going to depend on a) what you’re looking for and b) what you’ve already done. If you’ve been immersed in non-yoga trainings in the past and have already learned how to integrate mobility training, strength work and non-linear movement into your classes, then you likely already know much of what we’re offering here. But if you’re relatively new to the movement world, with most of your experience coming from 200HR and 300HR teacher trainings, then YES – you need this training. Even if you are somewhat familiar with the “other stuff” like FRC and Yoga Tune-Up, this course will help you figure out how to weave everything together in a way that is authentic and informed.
Cecily will lead you through pre-recorded videos with Jenn by her side demonstrating all things movement along the way. The Detour Maps and Audio Classes were also created by Cecily. The Workbook Answer Key that accompanies the questions posed throughout each module is a collaboration between Cecily, Jenn, our resident anatomy hero, Drew Hume and Detour graduate Robin Hurlow.
Cecily and the Team Leaders will be active in the online discussion space. When you register, you will be assigned to a Team Leader who becomes your mentor throughout the training. The Team Leaders are all Registered Yoga Detour Instructors and will provide direct feedback on your submitted assignments.
You will received a certificate of participation once you complete all four modules in the course including submitting the module assignments for review which is a requirement to attend this course.
Keep in mind that this is not a teacher training program or a YTT, so you will not receive a certificate to teach.
Please note that to be eligible to call yourself a Detour-Informed Teacher and add a listing to the Detourist Global Directory all assignments will have to be reviewed by your Team Leader.
If you’re a self-employed yoga teacher/movement instructor/coach you should be able to expense the cost of this course. We will provide you with an official sales receipt for your records.