Detour Peak

Detour Peak

Detour Peak classes guide you toward an intentional destination, using a peak posture to inform and inspire every piece of the puzzle in this practice. If we’re working toward a backbend, expect to spend time on spinal mobility and hip extension (say hello to your glutes and hamstrings!). Or maybe the peak pose is an arm balance, in which case we’ll introduce plenty of wrist prep, core activation and proprioceptive awareness. In these classes, every movement and posture plays a role in taking us toward our ultimate goal.

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Detour Peak
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bridges and Boats

    During this practice we'll explore variations of bridge pose and boat pose - alternating between the two for a simple yet fun challenge. You will want a yoga block or squish ball for class. A dumbbell is optional if you want to experiment with external load.

  • 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.

  • Strong From the Ground Up

    This practice is inspired by my strength training, using unloaded variations of some of my favourite strength practices to prepare you for some more traditional yoga shapes. You will need a black and potentially a wall for additional balance support.

  • A Direct Flight to (bird of) Paradise

    Using a strap and block we take a brief sojourn down the road of an old fav - bird of paradise.

  • Construyendo una Plancha Lateral

    En esta clase exploraremos llegar a una plancha lateral pasito a pasito, teniendo diferentes opciones para tu cuerpo y tomandonos el tiempo para estar, saborear y explorar las diferentes progresiones.

    In this class we will explore getting to a side plank step by step, having different options f...

  • Crescent Present

    You'll need a dowel or strap. journey towards crescent lunge - Detour style!

  • Commando Crawl Your Crab

    Build the components in this short, to-the-point and playful exploration of wheel pose. This class will come in handy when you're pressed for time, but want to explore deep backends.

  • Think Outside the ShinBox

    Following the isolate-activate-integrate recipe, we'll prepare our ankles, knees and hips for the shin box get up and play with some dynamic balance moves. You'll want at least two yoga blocks for this session, as well as an extra layer of padding if your shins and knees are sensitive to hard sur...

  • Birds of a Feather

    Hand-balancing shenanigans can be challenging but also lighthearted and fun. In this practice, we explore working with our centre of gravity in avian shapes and eventually have a little play with peacock pose

  • Work Your Wild Thing

    Wake up your shoulders in all directions as we explore different entries into wild thing. 1 block is optional

  • Bird of Paradise Unbound

    Inspired by Trina Altman's sneaky strength yoga challenge, we'll flow towards an unbound version of Bird of Paradise pose - grab a brick and a wall if you find balance challenging!

  • Hip Aeroplanes

    Grab a couple of bricks and a wall space for a practice dedicated to learning how our feet inform our hips.

  • Let's Explore Lotus

    I've always been a bit scared of lotus pose. During this class I show you how to approach the pose sensibly and I give you some tips which will help you to determine whether you are ready for the full version of the posture.

  • Walk the Plank

    We find strength with a responsive and reflexive core, in this class we focus on wrists, shoulders, spine and play with some movement in plank.

  • Half Moon Flow

    Have 1-2 blocks close by as we explore reaching length through your body and taking up space. Challenge your balance and find stability between movements.

  • Squat Till You Drop

    This practice will bring awareness to your feet, ankles and knees as we build toward squatting through a full range of motion. We'll focus on core stability along with hamstring engagement to produce activation that will transform your squat and have you looking for opportunities to practice this...

  • Step Through - No Momentum

    The step through, from downward dog to a lunge, is a very common movement in Vinyasa-style practices. Often times we might swing the foot forward a little to get it a bit further between the hands. But not today we don't ;)

  • Navegando tu core

    Esta clase sera un viaje desde el centro hacia la periferia, conectando con los músculos mas profundos de tu core, utilizando la postura del barco como ancla para movernos mas dinamicamente desde la estabilidad.

    This class will be a journey from the center to the periphery, connecting with the ...

  • Bow Pose AKA Tummy Time

    Adults don’t spend much time on our bellies, extending our backs and floating our limbs, but babies sure do. What can we learn from tummy time? Short, sweet, and steady, this practice offers lots of prep for easeful prone back extension to get you ready for Bow, as well as Camel and Bridge. A bla...

  • Stick and Twisted

    This flowing practice will take you on a journey around revolved triangle where we will explore ways of finding freedom in the pelvis and hamstrings for some super satisfying rotations. You'll need a longer dowel and 2 bricks as we move through this string but satisfying playful practice.