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
  • 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...

  • Head and Shoulders Above

    In this practice we focus on movement around the head, neck and shoulders. We play with different positions of internal and external rotation as well as scapular CARs before adding a short flow. We use 2 blocks in this practice and be sure to clear some space around you to avoid blocks colliding ...

  • Love your SI Whilst Twisting

    For years I have hated twisting poses because they would feel good when I was doing them but then as soon as the class ended I would experience that dull ache and sharp twinging pain in my lower back. Learning to twist and allowing my pelvis to move with my spine changed all that. This class wil...

  • Exploration of Shoulder Rotation

    Usually we practice in familiar ways, and there may not be so much variation in how we do things. This practice takes us off the typical path as it relates to shoulder rotation, to see what gems we can extract for ourselves.

  • Sidebending Soirée 2.0

    Join Cecily for a side-body focused practice that takes a new spin on the previous class of the same name. This time around, we'll use breath, position, effort and tension to find a sense of length through the rib cage, waist and hips. Expect to feel taller and longer by the end!

  • CorePlay

    Grab a couple of blocks, some floor space and let's get rolling, literally! Let's play with some kinetic block drills and variations on familiar flows to explore and experience the wonder of your responsive and dynamic core.

  • Yummy Ham Sandwich

    When our hamstrings are juicy and alive, they can add fluidity to our entire movement practice. If you sit a lot, you’re sore where the back of your leg joins your bum, or your forward folds feel tender, this is designed for you. We will activate the entire back line of your legs and build awaren...

  • Shoulder Binds Unbound

    This flowing practice helps to build the rotational capacity of our shoulders, building towards some of the more complex shapes we might see in our yoga practice.

  • Antidote for Sitting - Lower Body

    Tasking the front and the back of the hip, we'll aim to counter the side effects of passive hip flexion and chair sitting. Incorporating active hip flexion and extension, this practice is mostly chill with just a dash of spice.

    You'll want one yoga block and an optional dowel or broomstick.

  • 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.

  • Spring in Your Step

    Layering foot, ankle, and knee work, let’s see what the form of Warrior 2 feels like in your body when you build it from the ground up. You’ll have chances to see what changes from beginning to end as you ebb between detail work and fluid self reflection. A dowel, 2 blocks, chair or wall will hel...

  • Hip Rotation - Greatest Hits

    No props needed for this class. Enjoy 45 minutes of some of my favourite juicy mobility exercises, designed to show us where we are with our current mobility and then have those hips feeling strong and buttery.

  • 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.

  • Empujando Límites

    Clase enfocada en el empuje como nuestra capacidad de poner limites y definir nuestro espacio peripersonal a través de la movilidad y fuerza de nuestro cuerpo.