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
  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Towards Splits

    Working your way (with strength) in the direction of the splits. This practice will get your hamstrings and hip flexors warm and moving. Also, there's a fun little thing at the peak of the practice to do with floating hands. Make sure you have fun with it 😉.