Detour Method Synthesis

Detour Method Synthesis
Ready to level-up? Let’s do this.

Detour Method Synthesis is designed specifically for those who have already taken DMO or one of our in-person immersive trainings. Now, we’ll move beyond the fundamentals of this approach and into the synthesis of integrated movement and intentional teaching.

This course will introduce you to the world of educational empowerment.
What does that mean? What does it look like? How do we get there?

It looks like understanding how to bring experiential learning into your classes, prioritizing teaching over performance.

It happens through intentional exploration, using sequences and progressions that not only demonstrate creativity, but also a problem-solving approach to movement (How DO you get someone to understand their hamstring mobility better while taking them through the “flow” class they showed up for in the first place?).

In order to teach from a place of educational empowerment, we need to level-up from the basics and become fluent in critical thinking and comprehensive communication.

Detour Method Synthesis is a BLENDED online program

That means course content will be delivered in both LIVE and pre-recorded content. It all happens online, but some of it happens in real time. Before being accepted into the program, you’ll be asked to commit to a time for live calls throughout the training. These calls aren’t optional. Think of them like an interactive classroom for lecture, exploration, group work and discussion.

Sign up below for front of the line access in the next round of Detour Method Synthesis

Course Schedule

January 6 - February 14, 2020

We’ll alternate between “synchronous” weeks and “self-paced” weeks. During synchronous weeks, you’ll have a live call. During self-paced weeks, you’ll learn more from pre-recorded content. During self-paced weeks, you may be encouraged to engage with peers so it’s a good idea to carve the same call time into each week of the program.

Week 1 – January 6 – Synchronous
Week 2 – January 13 – Self-paced
Week 3 – January 20 – Synchronous
Week 4 – January 27 – Self-paced
Week 5 – February 3  – Synchronous
Week 6 – February 10 – Self-paced

Call times will be as follows. You’ll be asked to commit to one call time in your application form and remain consistent throughout the duration of the course.

9:30-11:30am EST

Tuesdays Jan 7, 21, Feb 4*
Saturdays Jan 11, 25, Feb 8

You’re encouraged to keep this time slot open each week of the course to allow for time to connect with your study group during “self-paced” weeks.
(Now’s when you check your calendar 😊)

*The Tuesday call time is currently at capacity. Please reach out if this is the only call-time you’re able to commit to.

Want to be part of a highly-interactive training where you'll be PART of the learning process?

Students in this training will be integral to the success of this program. Group work, peer assessments and group calls will RELY on your commitment to being part of this unique experience. In return, we’ll ensure you receive nothing but our best, including full-length pre-recorded led classes (yours to refer back to indefinitely!) and individualized feedback directly from Cecily.


“THANK YOU! For holding space, for offering your knowledge, for your humor, for making things make sense, for guiding our bodies with care, and for giving me such excitement to get back on my mat and help others move well. Tonight I taught my first class after digesting some of what we worked on together … I feel like things make sense, and are accessible for the first time in awhile. I am not nervous to teach or feel like a fraud moving through robotic sequencing that I no longer connect with.”
– Rudie // Ottawa, Canada

Detour Method Synthesis

Investment $1399

Plus tax where applicable.
Payment plans are available for remaining balance.

Ready to invest in yourself?
Lock in your spot today!

Registration for January is now closed.

Please note:
Access is by application only.

All applicants must have already completed
either an in-person training with Yoga Detour (200HR YTT/Teachers Immersion Program) OR  Detour Method Online. Spots in this course are limited, which might mean being placed on a waitlist until a space becomes available. The deposit is fully refundable in the case where an applicant doesn’t meet the eligible criteria required to participate in DMS.

Final Round of Applications

opens December 1, 2019

We’ll review applications (you’ll get the link after your deposit is paid) on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 40 spots in this program, 10 of which are still open.

Added Bonus: As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to apply as a Registered Yoga Detour Instructor and, if granted RYDI designation, have your licensing fees waived for one year.

“I just wanted to say thank you to Cecily Milne and everyone in this space. I am an aspiring yoga teacher currently working towards my 200 hr. I have been teaching yoga-based group exercise in a gym environment and it’s challenging to get participants to appreciate the more mindful (sometimes smaller) movements. It’s difficult getting them to slow down and not just look for the “workout.” But I have successfully been able to integrate these concepts into my classes the last few weeks and I feel like i have made a huge impact in people’s movement as well as my teaching and cueing.”

– Julie MacPherson // Rochester, New York

Financial Assistance

We will consider all requests with priority given to BIPOC, queer+trans individuals, and those working with disadvantaged populations.

Also eligible:

  1. Teachers living in economically depressed regions who offer services to local students at an accessible price.
  2. Those who bring adaptive and trauma-informed movement practices to populations with limited access.