Cecily Milne

Cecily Milne

Broadcasting from: Toronto, Canada
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yogadetour/

As the Creator of Yoga Detour, I’ve developed a bit of a reputation as someone who’s obsessed with raising the standards of education in the yoga community. I’ve invested countless hours in creating an approach that connects science to intuition and learning to experience, shifting mindsets through movement.

After immersing myself in Ashtanga for over 10 years, body pain led me to my own detour. I ventured beyond the yoga community to train with multiple movement enthusiasts including the Ido Portal team, Agatsu Inc, Gymnastic Bodies and Fighting Monkey, looking for answers. I trained with Dr. Andreo Spina to become a certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) and a Functional Range Assessment provider. And because I just couldn’t seem to quench that thirst for knowledge, I also studied Applied Training/Sports Animation with internationally renowned Osteopath, Dr. Guy Voyer D.O., creator of the SomaTraining system and ELDOA.

Collecting information from these incredible minds and applying it to my own body and movement patterns has eliminated pain from my practice. Yoga Detour is a reflection of that journey, culminating in a process that I now endeavour to share in all of my classes.

Together, we’ll allow the practice to become a laboratory of sensation, observation and experimentation. My classes combine structure and intention with exploration and play as I guide you toward new experiences in both body and mind. My goal is to have you walk out of my class not only feeling amazing, but also having learned something about movement and yourself. I look forward to practicing with you soon!

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Cecily Milne
  • Lower Body Trail Guide Practice

    This practice explores the relationship between our ankles, knees and hips when it comes to lower body strength and mobility. Set up with a wall nearby, and have a couple of blocks on hand before getting started. If you've taken DMS, this class corresponds with your Yoga Detour Lower Body Trail G...

  • Upper Body Trail Guide Practice

    A 50-min practice that explores upper body strength and mobility. Grab a block and a dowel (or broom handle) and we'll meet you on the mat! If you've taken DMS, this class corresponds with your Yoga Detour Upper Body Trail Guide PDF.

  • Detour Flow Trail Guide Practice

    Experience a class originally designed for Detour Method Synthesis where Cecily explores a flow practice through the intentional combination of isolation, activation, and integration. Have a couple of blocks on hand as well as a short dowel, broomstick OR yoga strap. If you've taken DMS, this cla...

  • Cross-Body Flow

    A full-body practice where we explore strength and stability through the core, upper body and lower limbs. We'll then integrate these connections through a flow that will have your body feeling balanced and at ease.

  • Short and Sweet Salutations

    This 20-minute practice is a perfect way to insert some movement into your day. Explore sun salutations through a lens of head-to-toe mobility, with plenty of room for fun and exploration along the way. If you've got two blocks available, have them nearby.

  • Chair-Based Strength Practice

    Pull up a chair (and maybe a weight) - this practice will have you moving from head to toe in a way no other chair-based class ever has.

  • Crafting your Cossack Squat

    This practice targets both strength and range of motion as we isolate, activate and integrate the work involved in a Cossack squat. Having a chair, step-stool or yoga block would be helpful, along with an optional weight.

  • Detour to Wheel Pose

    Today’s practice will explore prep and progressions toward wheel pose. We’ll use blocks, and if you have access to a chair, wall, dowel or strap, and small ball that will help.

  • Connect to your Engine Room (Glutes)

    Time to get connected to the “engine room” of the body - our glutes! A source of power, stability and drive...grab a block.

  • Lower Body Strength Practice

    Squat time! This will be a lower body strength practice. Have a block on-hand and a heavier hand weight or kettle bell if you have one (20lbs used here). Get ready for some work!

  • Fun with our Broomsticks

    Grab a broomstick (or a long dowel, 48" or longer suggested) and prepare for a fun and playful movement experience.

    Link to Spotify playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5riG4VS0VJhMu8NXQXZiqi?si=qHpq6KwRTG6jY4Gw5Rib_w

  • Handstand Prep like a Pro

    If you're nervous about going upside-down, fear not - we only get to that part for the last 10 minutes or so if this class. Everything else before then is designed to be accessible and applicable to upper body mobility in general. Enjoy!

  • Sidebending Soirée

    A fan-favourite class from our original platform that uses mindful repetition to zero-in thoracic mobility. This class will have you feeling good and breathing even better. A cushion or bolster along with a block would be helpful.

  • Upper Body Detour Flow

    Detour flow, with emphasis on upper back and shoulders. Have a blanket or bolster on hand as well as one block.

  • Moving Meditation Flow

    Connecting to my roots with some moving meditation.

  • Unpacking 90/90 Mobility

    Let’s unpack 90/90 mobility work and get in touch with some true hip range of motion. Having a block and chair nearby will be helpful.

  • Rock 'n Roll with a Chair

    Time to rock 'n roll. Grab a chair, a small ball and an optional weight as Detour toward crow pose.