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
  • (Un)knotted Squat

    Join me in this exploration of the components of a twisted squat, inviting the arm position of binding without necessarily linking hands...unless you want to! Bring along a couple of sliders (or alternative) for your feet, a dowel or strap, 2 blocks and optional light hand weights.

  • Toward Mermaid

    This 50 minute practice is designed to 'prime' your body for an active version of Mermaid Pose. Thoracic mobility, pelvic stability, external hip rotation, hip extension, concentric hamstring strength and so much more!

  • 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...

  • One Way to Dancer's

    Dancer's pose has a lot of things going on. In this practice we break it down into component pieces and build towards it as our Peak. Bring a bolster, blocks and a strap along for the ride.

  • Sentadillas Exploradoras

    Uno de los patrones de desarrollo fundamentales son las sentadillas, nuestras caderas estan diseñadas a estar en cuclillas pero vamos perdiendo movilidad por los hábitos posturales. En esta clase exploraremos gentilmente como acceder a la sabiduría de tus caderas para recordar como es estar soste...

  • Turn your Crow on its Back

    Enjoy a session on your back exploring your hips, shoulders, and core. Come prepared with 2 blocks or books to help you feel the sensation of hugging in and to give you a little extra challenge. Have a little bit of space around you for some rolling too.

  • Taking Flight with Eagle

    A full body practice where we explore the strength and mobility required for Eagle pose. We will spend time developing hip strength and mobility focusing on hip flexion and internal and external femoral rotation. We will also get into the upper body mobility including thoracic flexion, and should...

  • Relight My Fire!

    During this class you will begin by activating your core to create heat and awareness of this area. You will then use this awareness and heat to explore twisting into revolved half moon pose, as you focus on twisting from your core.

  • Straight Legs, Strong Knees

    Using resistance band to find full ROM resistance stretches, the jefferson curl and the classic hand to big toe yoga sequence, we will explore a strong and stable locked out knee position and move away from the microbend in the knee habit. You can use this practice to develop a larger range of m...

  • Pistol Squat Prep

    Grab yourself a chair and a resistance band and get ready to explore the pistol squat. This class will take through some ankle and knee mobility and you'll explore different ranges of this drill that will leave your quads burning.

  • Rock 'n Roll with a Chair

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

  • Another String in Your Bow

    The Detour approach to Dhanurasana, or Bow Pose, has the potential to revolutionize your backbending practice. Once you know how to prepare the body and find activation in the glutes, hamstrings, upper back and shoulders, your experience of this pose will never be the same! Moving through the pha...

  • La Plancha al Revés

    Movilizaremos pies,muñecas, hombros, columna y cadera de una forma amable y divertida para que el cuerpo se encuentre listo para nuestra invitada La plancha al revés o purvottanasana. Utilizaremos dos cubos, una liga de resistencia y una cobija para prepararnos y al finalizar poder llegar a la pl...

  • Single-leg Side Plank Challenge

    Dissecting the work needed to prep for a strong side-plank, this practice will get the heat flowing in a reasonably brief 45 min exploration. A strap would be helpful here.

  • I Need a Hero

    Hero pose is wonderful if you take your time to get there. Most of this flow is active and spicy, with some time to chill at the end in hero pose. This provides some of the foundational work in building towards a drop back, which is featured in the Mobility Maintenance Challenge flow.

  • Deconstruyendo Uttitha Hasta Padangustasana

    Encenderemos las caderas y las piernas con movimientos activos. Agregaremos carga de una forma divertida y creativa haciendo a esta postura tradicional, nada tradicional y encontrando diferentes maneras de llegar a ella.

    Deconstructing Uttitha Hasta Padangustasana

    We will spark this traditiona...

  • BJJ or Meditation?

    The original intention of this class was to explore some hip strength to create a more comfortable seat such as cross legged pose for meditation or breath work.

    We also explore rolling into seated and more complex transitions. While I was exploring this, my husband said its also perfect for dri...

  • Sweaty from Head to Knee

    Standing head to knee pose involves a lot of effort, period. The second way to approach it requires even more... and is a bit of an extension of some of the handing hamstring work you may have encountered with me in other practices. Enjoy!

  • Exploring Skandasana

    If you've already enjoyed "Crafting Your Cossack Squat" and "Sidebending "Soirée", you've come to right place! We'll now combine the elements of side-bending and the Cossack progressions in an exploration of skandasana, a deep side lunge. Come prepared with at least two blocks (or chair for more ...

  • Eagle Potential

    Explore lots of types of shoulder movement in familiar postures and explore how eagle pose can build towards stronger arm balance bases. We journey from thoracic mobility, cactus bridge (yep) to Eagle and dolphin variations.

  • Reinvent the Wheel

    Specifically working on shoulder flexion, spinal extension and hip extension, in isolation first before working our way towards integration. You'll be best served by using a few bolsters (or a stack of blankets), a couple of blocks and a strap or belt. Not too long of a practice but still builds ...

  • Pyramid Power Play

    Exploring variations and progressions in a split stance. This flow offers a challenge to your lower body foundation, shoulders, and core cylinder as we ultimately peak to pyramid pose. Please have two yoga blocks ready for this practice.

  • 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!

  • 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.