Detour Method Synthesis is our answer to “Now what?”.
Once you’ve completed DMO, it can feel like you’ve got an overwhelming amount of information at your fingertips. As exciting as it can be to have so many incredible tools in your toolkit, knowing when and how to use them most effectively is a whole other skill to hone in on.
In DMS, you’ll have the opportunity to look at your teaching through a clearer, wider lens—one that asks you to think more critically, experiment more freely and dig deeper into what made you become a teacher in the first place.
DMS is where we go from tools to methodology, from what to why. This is a course reserved for those who care more about education than they do about catering to the crowd. If you’re ready to get serious about what it means to teach from a place of Educational Empowerment, this is your chance to leap and land amongst a rare caliber of instructors in the yoga community who are ultimately invested in leveling up not only their own teaching but this industry as a whole.
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.
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January 2021 dates announced soon!
This six-week course will alternate between “synchronous” weeks and “self-paced” weeks.
During synchronous weeks (1, 3, 5), course content will be delivered during live calls and complemented with prep work that’s completed in advance. During self-paced weeks, you’ll learn from pre-recorded content (2, 4, 6). Self-paced weeks will still involve a group call to allow for Q+A and collaborative discussion.
Live calls will take place WEEKLY on Thursdays from 9-11am EST using the Zoom platform.
All calls are recorded so that the content can be returned to anytime. While attendance isn’t optional, we understand that life can sometimes interfere. If you have to miss one call, it won’t be the end of the world. Any absences beyond that could result in asking you to defer your participation to a future cohort.
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.
“I found Cecily’s feedback profound! I had no idea about the level of detail Cecily would offer here, so I was completely blown away, and so grateful! So well thought out. I took it ALL on board and modified and changed where I needed to. It was delivered in such a beautiful way that left me feeling empowered, owning what it is I bring to a class and my students that I should feel proud of – and at the same time brilliant advice on how to improve. This is rare.”
– Sadie, DMS January 2020
So what does this course actually entail?
Week 1: Intentional Exploration – Learn how to plan and sequence a purposeful class that provides students with multitudes of ah-ha moments.
Week 2: Experiential Learning – Understand the benefit of putting your students in the driver’s seat, allowing yourself to be a conduit for their self-discovery.
Week 3: Critical Thinking – Use inquiry to create an environment where students ask questions and explore alternative approaches rather than conform to one “right” way.
Week 4: Comprehensive Communication – Drop the filler and discover meaningful cues that will help you translate information into action.
Week 5: Responsive Assessment – Understand how to engage with your students in a way that will have let them feel seen and supported during every class.
Week 6: Synthesis – See how it’s all connected and apply the principles of Educational Empowerment to your own classes and online offerings right away.
“Cecily’s feedback/suggestions are the most invaluable of all. With regards to my workshop assignment she stripped things right back for me, her comments were so thought provoking bringing it back to WHY you are doing something and WHAT you expect from doing so. Simplicity is key.”
– Emma, DMS January 2020
Nothing else like DMS exists.
Here’s what makes this course different:
- You won’t be learning alone with only your computer for company. Our live, interactive classroom meets every week, providing a platform for lecture, discussion and breakout sessions to complement the material shared in pre-recorded videos.
- We’ll ask you to record yourself teaching and submit that recording for feedback. If you’ve never taught on video before, this is an opportunity to see your work through a whole new lens.
- You’ll be expected to provide thorough feedback on others’ classes while they do the same for yours. You’ll also receive guidance in what effective feedback looks like and how to deliver it.
- You’ll receive comprehensive feedback from Cecily. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have her take your class, this is the next best thing.
- We’ll expose you to BIG thinkers and mind-blowing resources not commonly shared in conventional yoga trainings—from Plato to Systems Thinking, and Seth Godin to Brené Brown.
PLUS THESE BONUS RESOURCES:
THREE Trail Guides
From Cecily’s brain, into your hands, the Trail Guides document the thought process that goes into leading a Detour-informed class from beginning to end using the Isolate-Activate-Integrate approach.
SIX Director’s Cut Practice Videos
In addition to the practice classes within the course content, these videos let you watch Cecily teach while listening to her voice-over commentary as she walks you through each step of the class from her point of view.
“The resources were one of the most valuable things for me in DMS. The first book I picked up in 2020 was Nonviolent Communication and that was in the resources. It’s nice to not only listen to YD stuff and have other resources and voices to go to. I think that’s pretty crucial in a course that fosters critical thinking. “
– David, DMS January 2020
“I could not praise this method enough, I have taken the principles on in my teaching straight away and have only received positive feedback from my students. I know this is because I fully believe and trust in what I am teaching. I have loved this course, it has challenged and inspired me to become the best I can be, laying down the foundations of knowledge to build my capability of teacher and continue to be an eternally curious student of movement.”
– Helen Peachey, DMS January 2020
“From someone who has been teaching for a long time… we never have a chance to have our teaching evaluated by a third party. For me, being able to apply critical thinking skills to what I teach and how I teach and making changes to it is invaluable.“
– Christine, DMS January 2020
Detour Method Synthesis
$200 deposit to hold your spot.
(plus tax where applicable)
Payment plans are available for the remaining balance.
Registration is now closed.
Once your deposit is processed, you’ll receive a link to the application form. Application reviews take 1-3 days.
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 could mean being placed on a waitlist until a space becomes available. If an application isn’t accepted, your deposit is fully refundable.
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“This program had an immediate impact on my personal practice as well as my teaching. It showed me how to outline, design, and construct a practice with a purpose rather than just for the sake of a good flow.”
– Meghan, DMS January 2020
We will consider all requests with priority given to BIPOC, queer+trans individuals, and those working with disadvantaged populations.
- Teachers living in vulnerable communities who offer services to local students at an accessible price.
- Those who bring adaptive and trauma-informed movement practices to populations with limited access.
We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for this round of DMS.