SUMMER SCHOOL 2020

An IMMERSIVE experience designed for those who are curious to know more
about what the Detour is all about. 

Summer School is Back & Better Than Ever


Every year I lead a series of live summer school sessions that touch on all kinds of topics related to movement and yoga practice. In the past, these classes happened on Instagram Live which meant...

  • You needed an Instagram account if you wanted to attend
  • The content got lost in the sea of social media feeds
  • There was no way for me to see how the information I was sharing was actually landing 

So this time around, we did things differently.

  • Five sessions, recorded over five days.
  • A deep dive into a singular topic (Sun Salutations), presented with the kind of depth that will have you drawing connections between yoga and everything else you to do stay strong and mobile.
  • Questions and observations from a live audience which make the content relatable and relevant.

 

Our theme for these 5 videos is:
SUMMER SALUTATIONS

Here's what we'll be covering:

  • Day One: What does ‘engage the core’ actually mean and do bandhas have anything to do with it?Understanding the connection between breathing, core engagement and spinal integrity.

  • Day Two: What’s a hip hinge and why do I want to do it?
    Dial in the relationship between your spine and pelvis to mitigate hamstring injuries and keep your lower back feeling goooood.

  • Day Three: So that’s how I get stronger?!
    Invest in your wrists, shoulders and pulling strength to make plank, push-ups and chaturanga accessible and sustainable.

  • Day Four: How do I make Upward Dog feel this good all the time?
    Experience the potent combo of a spine that moves and glutes that aren’t afraid to fire.

  • Day Five: Why do my tight hip flexors feel so weak?
    Hip flexion, stepping forward from downward dog, and figuring out what to do with your pelvis in chair pose.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, sun salutations contain a multitude of opportunities for exploration. Together, we’ll unpack the movements that may not always feel like they make sense for your body and apply new tools and techniques to discover more strength and spaciousness than ever before.

 

By the last video you’ll no longer see sun salutations as something to endure, but instead as vehicles of discovery and experimentation.


Each session includes practice time
so be prepared to move, explore and play along.

After these five videos, you’ll understand more about:

 

•  Your spine and how to move it, stabilize it and control what you want it to do

•  Your pelvis and the role it plays in keeping your lower back not only happy, but strong

•  Hamstring resiliency and why forward folds aren’t the devil 

•  Push-ups and how to build the kind of strength needed to make them (and chaturanga) feel GOOD and supportive

•  Backbending and how to avoid pain and discomfort in these movements

•  Joint mobility to ensure your wrists aren’t sore after practice, your hips stop feeling like they need to be “opened” and your downward dog pose actually feels like a balanced “resting” posture

 

Plus, you'll experience sun salutation variations that will transform this aspect of your practice from something repetitive into something really exciting.

So, what do I get?

  • Download access to all five videos (each one is 90min+)
     
  • A PDF guide that includes the “prep” resources we recommend watching/reading prior to digesting the videos, as well as a list of every book or podcast mentioned during the calls that you can refer to afterward
     
  • Access to THREE bonus practice classes from the Detour Virtual Studio which complement the content covered in Summer School
Investment: $79 (+tax if applicable)

Yup, that's it... Less than $16/video for the kind of info that will have you seeing EVERYTHING differently...

Take it from Daniella (now a Detour Informed Teacher) who told us:

The best part has been the new or slightly different ways to prepare the body for different components of asana.

 

I am a personal trainer and a lifelong athlete, but Cecily has studied so many movement modalities that I haven't had access to, and I loved the way she presents them as they bear influence on a yoga practice.

 

Plus our brains and our bodies love novelty, so different approaches to finding strength are always so good to find and play with."


When you start to see the practice through a lens that values variety, exploration and diverse approaches to movement, no yoga class will ever be the same.

Summer School IS for you if:

•  You’ve reached a plateau in your movement practice and you’re ready to level-up

 

•  You’re curious about unconventional approaches to asana practice and want to see how this work bridges the gap between the yoga you love and other movement stuff you’re seeing on social media these days

 

•  You’ve seen other people posting about their Detour training experiences and want to see what all the fuss is about

 

•  You’ve heard about Detour Method Online but you’re unsure about that time/financial investment and want a taste-test first

But you should take a pass if:

•  You’re not interested in movement or the physical aspects of yoga

 

•  You prefer to learn in-person

 

•  You don’t have the time to invest in getting curious right now

 

•  You're perfectly content with your movement practice and knowledge and you don't feel you have much more to gain or learn in that arena. 

 

•  Although you realize there is much more to learn - you simply don't want to level up your practice or continue your education.

COURSE DISCLAIMER!

Summer School WILL leave you wanting more. After viewing these five videos, you won’t be satisfied—you’ll be hungry.

 

The discoveries made during this course will have you asking more questions and looking for better answers. You’ll walk away wondering why it’s taken you so long to find your way to the Detour and feel an insatiable urge to make up for lost time. But that’s ok, because you won’t be alone.