30 - 60 mins

30 - 60 mins

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30 - 60 mins
  • MMP - Slow Burn - Abductors

    This class explores the difference between hip external rotation and hip abduction—something people often can’t feel in their bodies when it comes to intention and effort.

    We also looked at the role that the effort of hip extension plays in finding abduction since the default in many bodies is h...

  • MMP - Slow Burn: Adductors

    When was the last time you tuned into your adductors? Cecily's latest zeroes in on the inner thighs with precise activation techniques, seamlessly woven into familiar poses such as triangle and warrior 2.

    This practice will inspire a myriad of possibilities for infusing more adductor awareness i...

  • MMP - Untuck Your Butt

    Too many of us subconsciously default to a posterior pelvic tilt - aka a tucked under tailbone. And while intentionally using a posterior tilt is helpful in some movements (like the ones we explored in Anti-Backbend Exploration), that's only one option. We also want the ability use the effort of ...

  • Yin with a Spin

    You'll need a wall space and something soft for this fusion of yin with FRC principles- expect some work with plenty of rest in between.

  • MMP - Discover Your Lower Traps

    Looking to bring more ease and strength into overhead positions like downward dog, wheel, or handstand? If so, it's time to find your lower traps. This practice will provide you will endless opportunities to target this often-overlooked area of the upper body. When you bring your lower traps onli...

  • MMP - Harmonious Hamstrings

    This class targets hamstring engagement in two ways: first, combining hip flexion + knee extension and second, combining hip extension + knee flexion, using different movements to challenge the hamstrings in both lengthened and shortened states. Simply put: this class will have you feeling your h...

  • MMP - Anti-Backbend Exploration

    More often than not, we "borrow" movement from our lower backs without realizing it. This overreliance on spinal extension is most common when we're moving into hip extension—ie. lifting one leg behind you in downward dog, for example. In this class, you'll learn to harness "anti-backend energy",...

  • MMP - Triangle Pose

    Every month, Cecily leads a live Monthly Movement Practice in The Detour community platform. She kicked that series off with this class, deconstructing Triangle Pose through the lens of isolation, activation, and integration. According to those in attendance, "this practice felt like the good old...

  • Warrior's Playground

    Enjoy a dynamic and playful Detour flow that invites you to explore the diverse realms of movement within the context of warrior poses and beyond. This practice is designed to be both challenging and accessible, drawing on the creative potential and empowering nature of the Warriors. Props to hav...

  • Shoulder Rotation Compilation

    No props needed for this practice, pull up your mat and enjoy 45 minutes of some of my favourite ways of sprinkling shoulder mobility movements into your yoga.

  • Arm Yourself

    Arm yourself by training shoulder stability & mobility in a flowing sequence. You'll also enjoy core and single leg balance challenges along the way. No props are required but yoga blocks always make a nice companion to any practice.

  • Fine-tune Your Shoulder CAR

    Shoulder CARs are another movement you'll see frequently in DVS classes. If you often wonder "am I getting these right?!", this is the practice for you. In this class, we deconstruct the shoulder CAR into the components of flexion, extension, internal and external rotation. Exploring each of thes...

  • Fine-Tune Your Hip CAR

    Hip CARs are commonly taught in DVS classes as prep movements—ways to prepare the body for complex postures. But what happens when we look at the hip CAR as a destination in and of itself? That's exactly what this class explores. Together, we'll delve into hip flexion, extension, rotation and ad/...

  • Thoracic Action: Essential Neck, Shoulders, and T Spine

    Let’s mobilize your neck, shoulders, and thoracic spine to address feelings of “stiffness”. These areas are designed to move separately but sometimes get stuck moving together. This check in with your upper body offers gentle challenges to feel more spacious in this area. The only props needed ar...

  • Love Your Hips

    If you want to care for your hips, explore this easy, breezy, slow and accessible journey. This class offers diverse movements to prepare your hips and pelvis for more challenging postures such as 90/90/90s. Grab a blanket and a chair and let’s get started.

  • Bend the Knee - Part Three

    In the culminating workshop of this three-part series, you'll take all you've learned through the first two sessions and apply this to larger, more compound movements. Together we'll explore split squats, lunges, squats — on two legs as well as single leg variations — deadlifts, along with the pr...

  • Bend the Knee - Part Two

    In Part Two of this series, Cecily guides you through movements that target the front of the knee to access smaller but important muscles like the VMO. This work is complemented with exercises for the back of the knee where we use the distal hamstrings to fortify knee flexion. The props we'll use...

  • Bend the Knee - Part One

    In the first of three "Bend the Knee" workshops, Cecily explores the joints above and below the knees. Expect movements that target the often underused muscles of your outer hips, feet and ankles as we progress through a series of exercises that can be modified to your ability. For those with kne...

  • Get Down with Your Dog

    How many downward facing dogs do we do in yoga classes?! Let's take a bit more time exploring the components of downdog before we practice the pose. During this class we'll prepare our shoulder girdle, practice moving our pelvis, and mobilize our ankles to support us on our journey toward downwar...

  • Stable and Able Hips

    Build some capacity in your hips as you progressively mobilize and activate in all the primary actions of the hips. Move from the wall to some Copenhagens and finally to standing. Blocks, Blankets, and a ball/small pillow will be helpful.

  • Accomplish Eight Angle Arm Balance

    This class focuses on preparing your body for the pose, ensuring that your wrists and shoulders are engaged and warmed up, exploring your rotational core, opening the hamstrings and hips in preparation. You will then be taken through the pose step by step, so even if you have never practiced eigh...

  • Triangle Treat

    We'll prepare for triangle with hip, pelvis and core activations and then tinker with triangle pose in this practice. You may wish to have two yoga blocks and access to a wall for class.

  • Progress Your Push-Up

    Use a "Strength Ladder" approach to make push-ups more accessible. We'll address common areas of tightness like the thoracic spine and shoulder before moving into loaded bodyweight movements. The "work" in this class targets small, often neglected muscles. We move through ranges of motion that wi...

  • Well Balanced

    Explore the idea of grounding and coming back to your own centre before you begin to practice this single leg balance exploration. The class builds up to an exploration of tree pose with different options given before ending as it began with a grounding and centering meditation technique.