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
  • Ashtanga Remix

    This practice follows a moderate pace, giving time to observe the breath and sensation as we move through a series of standing postures inspired by Ashtanga yoga. Accessible from beginning to end, we'll use blocks for support and take advantage of opportunities to cater the practice to whatever y...

  • Free Class! Moving Meditation - Mandala Flow

    Cecily's practice style is looking a little different these days, but the effect is still the same. Enjoy a balanced sequence suitable for all levels, and grab two block to use along the way.

  • Wrist Prep Revolution

    The perfect complement to any practice that involves weight-bearing on the hands. We'll mobilize the wrists and hands, strengthen the forearms and leave your upper body feeling like it's the foundation you need for plank, push-ups, arm balances and handstands.

  • Movement Interlude - Upper Body

    A perfect anytime practice that that will leave your entire upper body feeling tuned up and ready for whatever else you have in store for it.

  • Movement Interlude - Lower Body

    Give some attention to your ankles, knees and hips as we move through this grounding practice that's perfect either the beginning or end of your day.

  • Movement Interlude - Spine

    This short, gentle sequence brings awareness to the spine through flexion, extension and rotation. It's the perfect practice to either add to another class, combine with your regular workout or do on its own to start or end the day.

  • Pincha Play

    Ever wondered how to make forearm balance feel a little more doable? The key can be found in external rotation work for your shoulders. Join Cecily as she explores the different ways we can approach this pose using the Isolate-Activate-Integrate methodology. Have a resistance band, two blocks and...

  • Hip Flexor Express Tune-Up

    If your hip flexors always feel tight, give this practice a try. Rather than stretch these muscles, we're going to make them work. You'll notice a difference almost immediately and may very well be surprised by the results you can experience in only 30 minutes. Have two blocks on hand for this cl...

  • Low + Slow Hip Flow

    A lower body tune-up perfect for those times when you're in the mood to get grounded. No standing postures or weight-bearing on the hands means a more laid-back approach to hip mobility, one that will have you walking away from the mat relaxed and at ease.

  • Resilient Knees

    Want to take on the world but worried that your knees might be holding you back? This is the class for you. We'll address knee mobility, hamstring strength and quadricep loading to bring activation to all areas around the knee joint. This class is designed with more of a "workshop" feel so if you...

  • Moving Meditation - Morning Glory

    Roll out of bed, onto your mat and enjoy a complete full-body practice in less than an hour. Minimal props needed, but if you have a block or two on hand grab those before getting started.

  • Moving Meditation - Midday Flow

    Don't quite have a full hour to spend on your mat today? Join Cecily for this moving meditation. We'll use the Isolate-Activate-Integrate approach to fuse breath with body, movement with mindfulness. Having some blocks nearby could be helpful, but not essential.

  • A Quick Hit of 90-90

    This 20-min class focuses on techniques and engagements that will having you feeling the "work" even after you've rolled up your mat. Ideally you already have some exposure to the 90/90 position and know how to best make it work for you. So let's dive in and target the hips, glutes and inner thig...

  • ABSolute Core

    This practice doesn't mess around. Connect to your core and experience muscle fatigue you never knew was possible. Having a block on hand could be helpful for certain movements. Aside from that, just press play and prepare to feel the burn.

  • Everyday Essentials

    Perfect for those days when you've just rolled out of bed and need to move your body, or for getting your mobility fix in after a workout. Let's give some TLC to all of our major joints, enjoying a balance between active engagement and intentional stretching. Have two blocks nearby before hittin...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!