Detour Method Online (DMO) - Yoga Detour

Detour Method Online (DMO)

Are you ready to venture beyond the world of vinyasa flow? Module One: Foundations begins February 13th, 2023.

Detour Method Online will show you how 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. In this program, you'll gain the tools needed to experience asana practice through a whole new lens—one where creativity, accessibility and strength are celebrated!

Learn to create movement experiences that turn regular students into raving fans.

Each module of DMO will help you re-discover yoga postures (asana) to turn your practice into a strong, sustainable, and pain-free celebration of strength and mobility.

Imagine sun salutations where your shoulders don't collapse in chaturanga. Experience how freeing it is when your lower back feels good in upward-facing dog. See what it's like to fire up your posterior chain (aka your glutes and hamstrings) to forever change the game in standing postures. Banish "yoga butt"—proximal hamstring tendinopathy forever!

Discover just how empowering it is to create a foundation of upper body strength that not only lets you go upside-down (hello handstands and arm balances!) but also transforms the way your shoulders, neck, and upper back feel every day, no matter what life throws at them.

Liberate your practice from the confines of your mat. Move outside the lines and embrace a sense of play. In DMO, we uncover magic through exploration and experiential learning. You'll walk away with a renewed appreciation for all that's possible through the power of intentional practice.

DMO will show you how to use movement to change lives.

While this course is designed for yoga instructors, anyone with a body and a curious mind will benefit. Throughout each module, we'll challenge you 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.

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We know how it feels to yearn for the tools and resources that support a more empowered practice.

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

By the end of this course you will...
  • 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!

What’s Included

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Structured Flexibility

Enjoy the freedom of modular learning and the flexibility to digest and absorb material at your own pace.

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Individual Attention

Receive individual feedback on course assignments directly from Cecily.

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VIP Membership

Enter the private DMO Think Tank (which is NOT on Facebook) and connect with students from around the world.

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Top-Notch Education

Our Canvas learning platform supports two-way communication with Cecily, video resizing, closed captioning and playback speed control.

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Audio Classes

Practice along with Cecily’s cues in classes that illustrate the different themes explored in each module.

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Downloadable PDFs

One Detour Map per module that illustrate “Isolate-Activate-Integrate” to create Detour-informed classes along with module workbooks and accompanying answer keys.

This course is for you if...

  • You’re looking for the tools to infuse your teaching with more depth and integrity
  • You understand that the basics are where it’s at. When we master the basics, our options are limitless.
  • You’re craving more accessibility and sustainability in your movement practice
  • You want to offer your students more “movement” but lack the tools and confidence to venture outside the confines of yoga asana
  • You’re curious about CARs, the mobility vs. flexibility debate and out-dated cues but you’re not sure where to start.
  • You want to reignite inspiration and remember why you started practicing in the first place

Module One Foundations runs from Monday, February 13th to Sunday, February 19th.

Live Call is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th 10am-12pm PT/1-3pm ET.

The call will be recorded and available to download for 30 days after the course ends.

Want to be sure that DMO is the right fit for you?

  • What are the dates for the program?

    Detour Method Online has moved to a modular course format.

    The first course Module One: Foundations runs from Monday, February 13th to Sunday, February 19th, 2023. You will have one full week to complete the module and submit your assignment for review.

    The live call with Cecily is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th 10am-12pm PT / 1pm-3pm ET. The call will be recorded and available to download for 30 days after the course end date.

  • How much time can I expect to spend on completing each course?

    The time commitment 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 one full week to get through the content and submit the course assignment for feedback from Cecily.

    For those who move through online content at a brisk pace, you can expect to spend 4-6 hours reviewing course content, looking at additional resources, watching or listening to the live call and practicing along with audio classes and the Detour Virtual Studio. If you prefer to take things in more leisurely, you might spend closer to 8+ hours with this material. Keep in mind that your access to the content never expires. If you don't get to it all in one week, everything will still be there waiting for you.

  • What currency is the price in?

    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.

  • What are the minimum system requirements for online course content?

    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.

  • Is the online discussion space on Facebook?

    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.

  • What is the refund policy?

    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 48 hours of the start of the course, no questions asked.

  • Is the training approved by Yoga Alliance?

    No, and that's because we've made the decision not to be accredited with Yoga Alliance.

    If you're curious, here's an article Cecily wrote about Yoga Alliance and why we don't align with them, as well as an IG post.

  • I’m not a yoga teacher. Can I still take this course?

    YES! We’ve designed each 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.

  • Can I take this course on a mobile device?

    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.

  • I’ve been teaching for ages. Will I learn anything new from DMO?

    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.

  • Who is instructing this course?

    Cecily of course! She 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.

  • Will I receive a certificate for this training?

    You will receive a certificate of participation once you complete all four modules in the program 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 course assignments will need to be submitted and reviewed by Cecily.

  • Is this training tax deductible?

    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.