Detour Spotlight

Detour Spotlight

Detour Spotlight classes highlight specific areas of the body in a way that provides targeted work while also teaching you something about how certain joints/muscles work together to create strength and mobility in your favourite postures and movements. Some classes may spotlight the upper body, lower body, or the infamous “core”, while in others we might take a look at something more specific like the hamstrings, TFL (tensor fascia latae) or TVA (transverse abdominis).

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Detour Spotlight
  • Groundwork: Shoulders

    This sneaky practice builds from the ground up, targeting the small and often overlooked rotator cuff muscles. Using light weights and body-weight movements, we'll focus on rotation, scapular mobility and overhead range of motion. You'll walk away feeling like your shoulders have dropped, with an...

  • Your Hamstrings Will Sing

    Spend time waking up and activating the hamstrings with some cramptastic mobility work. Then find some blissful ease in your new found range in your forward folds. Great as a post Squat session or when you need some hamstring love!

  • Groundwork: Hips

    Inspired by hibernation season in the northern hemisphere, this 37 minute practice stays close to the ground—perfect for those days when all you want to do is roll out of bed, onto your mat. We'll explore various movements that target hip rotation, waking up the muscles that help to keep your pel...

  • Reach for the Sky

    Sometimes you have to reach farther! Here’s a sweet little opportunity to test how your eyes are working in partnership with your spine and pelvis. We will strengthen our shoulders, isolate our pelvis, and explore powerful overhead reach. Then we will investigate side angle pose and culminate the...

  • Lowdown on the Lower Back - Part II

    This follow-up to "Part I" complements the online workshop by the same name, originally led by Cecily in September 2022. This class uses props and weights not typically seen in yoga studios: a longer dowel or broomstick, a large stability ball as well as two weights—one lighter, one heavier. We'l...

  • Lowdown on the Low Back - Part I

    This practice complements our original "Lowdown on the Lower Back", an online workshop Cecily led in September 2022. This sequence follows the same principles shared in the workshop: spinal segmentation, core stability, hip mobility and the hip hinge. The movements shared in this practice can eas...

  • Ankle Bite

    For most of us, our ankles deserve a lot more attention than they're typically given. Use this class to wake up these joints! Learn how to use load intentionally and show your ankles how they're meant to move and feel.

  • Remedy for Sitting

    If you find yourself sitting for long periods this class is for you! Enjoy this quick practice at any point in your day to help take a load off those hard working hip flexors.

  • A Little Hip Awakening

    It's been a while since I've personally focused my practice on the hips, so I thought I'd rope you into that practice as well.

  • Pre-Class Prep: Feet and Ankles

    In less than 10 minutes, we'll utilize props and activations to awaken our feet and ankles. This practice is great as a stand-alone or as a warm up to any other fitness routine, barefoot or otherwise. Our feet are our foundation, so let's bridge the gap of connection from body to brain.

  • Fab Feet

    Give your feet some attention as we roll them, challenge them and connect them to ankle and lower body movement. Equipment required: 2 blocks and 1 ball.

  • Quick Back Body Wake-Up Call

    In less than 30 minutes, you'll communicate to and fire up your hamstrings, glutes, and posterior shoulder. No equipment is needed, but an opportunity presents for additional load such as a dumbbell or kettlebell.

  • Triple Threat

    In this short practice we focus on the movement and strength of our wrists, forearms and fingers. Have a ball on hand to dial in your focus in Controlled Articular Rotations and increase awareness!

  • Walk the Tightrope

    Playing with our senses and working from our feet up, this class will take you through a series of stability challenges to explore a less static way of balancing.

  • Be Mine, T-Spine

    The area behind our hearts can often be tricky to access. Between deskwork, texting, and all the other stuff we love to do in front of our bodies, our thoracic spines are asked to flex most of the day. How are those 12 vertebrae moving in partnership with and independently from your shoulders and...

  • Elbow Grease

    This practice is a chance to check in with your elbows and forearms through a series of functional movements. We articulate the bones and joints in many different ways safely, as preparatory work for modified Half Locust. Have a dowel, blanket, and two blocks handy for this practice.

  • Enraizando nuestros pies

    Enfocaremos la clase en encontrar los espacios en nuestros pies para sentir estabilidad y arraigo en nuestra vida cotidiana y en momentos retadores de la vida.

    This class focuses on connecting to the areas on our feet where we can feel more stable and rooted, even in the most challenging moment...

  • Cats and Cows Flow

    Spend some time with your primary and secondary spinal curves - working on controlled flexion and extension in a flow inspired by the humble cats and cows.

  • Quad-Zilla

    It's time to break through some movement fears that are commonly instilled in us - we're moving the knee beyond the ankle in this practice! And frequently too.

  • Core Ignition

    Experience reflexive and 3-dimensional core ignition and stability with a progression of simple static, active dynamic, and sneaky-strong movements.

  • Headstart - Eye and Neck Prehab

    All day we use our eyes and neck yet so rarely do we coordinate these two areas together at end range. This brief practice starts with head ramping, neck range of motion work, and strengthening actions for your eyes. At the end, we practice expanding our field of vision in a modified Triangle pos...

  • Glute Max Focus

    Often a component of low back "stuff" the glute max could regularly use a little waking up, since we sit for long periods most days. This practice will take care of that need.

  • Room to Breathe

    This practice explores a series of rotational and lateral movements of the spine, with the intention of finding a freer moving breath by creating awareness of the movement of our ribs and thoracic spine. A block or cushion for sitting might come in handy

  • "Sidebum" Salute

    The "sidebum" - aka the glute medius region of your hips and backside - is a key contributor to hip and pelvic stability. This sub-30 minute practice will light up the glute med along with its nearby rotators to bring a healthy burn into these muscle groups. The best part? This entire class is fl...