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Detour Method Online (DMO)

The only online course designed for yoga and movement educators who are ready to venture beyond the world of vinyasa flow.

Detour Method Online is an online course that will show you how to Detour from conventional asana practice. Through four in-depth video modules, you'll learn to combine the yoga practice you love with a world-class education in movement and mobility.

DMO fills the gaps left behind by most 200HR trainings so that you can forge ahead of the pack and serve your students in a way no other instructor can.

Experience a movement practice that will teach you more than any class ever has.

Take a deep-dive into the mechanics of movement. We'll start with an examination of the spine and core that will have you reevaluating what "ab work" really looks like. You'll then apply the Detour approach of "Isolate-Activate-Integrate" to upper and lower body strength and mobility.

Learn why your hip flexors crave loading vs. stretching, as well as what will make your hamstrings perform better than ever. Experience an approach to upper body strength that will have arm balances and inversions feeling like they're finally within reach, and see what it's like to take movement off the mat in a way that's playful, exploratory and non-dogmatic.

As a result, your confidence will grow exponentially—both as a practitioner and a teacher.

DMO will show you how to use movement to change your students' lives.

While this course is designed for yoga instructors, anyone with a body and a curious mind will benefit. Throughout each module you'll be challenged to think critically, revisit commonly accepted cues, and examine the ways in which conventional approaches to movement have let people down in terms of inaccessibility and misinformation.

From beginning to end, you'll receive individualized support and feedback that rewards what you already know while nurturing your untapped potential as a world class educator. DMO will equip you with the knowledge to keep your classes fresh and your students injury-free.

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We know how it feels to yearn for the tools and resources that support a more empowered practice.

As humans first, educators second, we believe in creating learning environments where it’s OK to question everything and still feel supported along the way.

We also know what it’s like to live and work in injury-riddled bodies. DMO is a reflection of the research, unlearning and relearning that allowed us to arrive at a place where physical movement provides nourishment, not punishment. We’re grateful to our global community of Detourists like you who crave an alternate path of renewed inspiration.

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By the end of this course you will...
  • Have a clear understanding of how the body is designed to move

  • Realize that you’re not “too late” when it comes to diversifying your teaching

  • Be addicted to asking “WHY” and no longer take answers for face-value

  • Stop worrying about the gaps in your training up until now

  • Possess a well of tools and resources to transform your personal practice and make your teaching magnetic and engaging

  • Wish you’d taken this course ages ago!

What’s Included

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Modular Learning

Take up to 4 months to progress through the course at your own pace and never worry about falling behind.

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Top-Notch Education

Our Canvas learning platform supports two-way communication with your instructor, video resizing, closed captioning and playback speed control.

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VIP Membership

Enter the private DMO Think Tank (which is NOT on Facebook) and connect with students from around the world.

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Individual Attention

Enjoy support from our global team of District Leaders who provide regular office hours and one-to-one feedback on course assignments.

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Detour Virtual Studio

Receive a 4-month DVS pass to take unlimited classes from Cecily and other Registered Yoga Detour Instructors.

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Audio Classes

Practice along with Cecily’s cues in classes that illustrate the different themes explored in each module.

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Downloadable PDFs

4 Detour Maps that illustrate “Isolate-Activate-Integrate” to create Detour-informed classes along with fillable workbooks and an accompanying 42-page Answer Key.

This course is for you if...

  • You’re looking for the tools to infuse your teaching with more depth and integrity
  • You understand that the basics are where it’s at. When we master the basics, our options are limitless.
  • You’re craving more accessibility and sustainability in your movement practice
  • You want to offer your students more “movement” but lack the tools and confidence to venture outside the confines of yoga asana
  • You’re curious about CARs, the mobility vs. flexibility debate and out-dated cues but you’re not sure where to start.
  • You want to reignite inspiration and remember why you started practicing in the first place

Want to be sure that DMO is the right fit for you?

  • I’m not a yoga teacher. Can I still take this course?

    YES! We’ve designed this course with both students and teachers in mind. As a practitioner, you’ll benefit from the many lessons that focus on waking up different areas of the body, giving you new material to integrate into your normal practice or routine. The checks for understanding along the way will help to ensure that you’re not just going through the motions – you’ll actually know WHY you’re doing things a certain way and how you can continue to progress through these movements in a way that is best for your body.

  • How much time can I expect to spend on completing DMO?

    The time commitment per week will depend on your schedule and learning style. Some people dive right in and devour the content, spending about 5 hours/week on the course and finishing it within a month. Others prefer to take their time and may spend some weeks doing no DMO work whatsoever. Previous grads of DMO have completed the course within 6 - 8 weeks.

    You’ll have 4 months to get through the content if you wish to receive feedback on the 4 course assignments. That said, you never lose access to the content—you retain access to the entire course indefinitely. The four months only applies to one-to-one interaction with our team, as well as the ability to attend office hours.

  • Is this training eligible for CECs?

    Yes! DMO is eligible to receive Continuing Education Credits (CECs) through canfitpro. DMO is also eligible for Yoga Australia Continuing Development points.

  • I’ve been teaching for ages. Will I learn anything new from DMO?

    That’s going to depend on a) what you’re looking for and b) what you’ve already done. If you’ve been immersed in non-yoga trainings in the past and have already learned how to integrate mobility training, strength work and non-linear movement into your classes, then you likely already know much of what we’re offering here. But if you’re relatively new to the movement world, with most of your experience coming from 200HR and 300HR teacher trainings, then YES – you need this training. Even if you are somewhat familiar with the “other stuff” like FRC and Yoga Tune-Up, this course will help you figure out how to weave everything together in a way that is authentic and informed.

  • What are the minimum system requirements for online course content?

    Course content is presented through pre-recorded videos streaming from Vimeo to our Canvas platform. Because DMO is built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. For best performance, Canvas should be accessed using the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Verify that the browser you are currently using is up to date here: https://updatemybrowser.org/

    We recommend using a computer with at least 1GB of RAM and having access to a minimum stable speed of 5 Mbps or faster in order to stream the high quality videos. Visit https://testmy.net/download (on mobile or desktop) to get an estimate for how fast your internet speed is running. We recommend performing this test a few times since bandwidth can change.

  • Is the online discussion space on Facebook?

    Nope! The private DMO Think Tank is housed on Mighty Networks, which means you won’t get sucked into the void of social media while trying to connect with peers in the course.

  • What is the refund policy?

    If you change your mind or discover that this course really isn’t what you need right now, we get it. We also know that life happens, and that circumstances can arise to keep you from participating in this training in the way you first imagined. That’s why we stand by our policy to refund you within 14 days of your registration date, no questions asked.

    If, after those initial 14 days, something changes and you’re not able to complete the course work within the 4-month period, extensions can be granted on a case-by-case basis. Please note that extensions longer than one month may be subject to an additional fee.

  • Is this training tax deductible?

    If you’re a self-employed yoga teacher/movement instructor/coach you should be able to expense the cost of this course. We will provide you with an official sales receipt for your records.

  • When does the course start?

    The course is available on an ongoing basis. The only caveat to that is we can only support so many students at any one time, so you may encounter periods where registration is temporarily paused.

  • Can I take this course on a mobile device?

    The Canvas interface was optimized for desktop displays, so using devices with smaller screens such as phones may not provide as pleasant an experience. While it is possible to access the course on phones and tablets (in landscape mode) when running the most recent version of Safari (iOS) and Chrome (Android) on your mobile device, we encourage you to use a laptop or desktop computer when possible.

  • What currency is the price in?

    Pricing currency depends on location. If you are purchasing from outside of Canada, the cost is in USD. If you are purchasing within Canada, or from Australia or New Zealand, the cost is in CAD.

  • If I pay now do I need to start the course right away?

    You have a four-month window from the time of registration that applies to getting your work submitted for feedback and attending office hours for Q+A. This four-month period only applies to the live, interactive elements of DMO—it does not apply to course content. You retain access to course content indefinitely!

    If you wish to snag a spot now but aren’t able to dive into the course immediately, rest assured that four months still gives you plenty of wiggle room to get everything done. In the past, students made their way through the same amount of material in 6-8 weeks. So if there are some weeks (or even a month) where DMO time is hard to come by, the four-month window should still provide some breathing space to get everything done.

  • Who are the instructors in this course?

    Cecily will lead you through pre-recorded videos with Jenn by her side demonstrating all things movement along the way. The Detour Maps and Audio Classes were also created by Cecily. The Workbook Answer Key that accompanies the questions posed throughout each module is a collaboration between Cecily, Jenn, our resident anatomy hero, Drew Hume and Detour graduate Robin Hurlow.

    Cecily and your District Leaders will be active in the online discussion space. When you register, you will be assigned to a District Leader who becomes your mentor throughout the training. The District Leaders are all Registered Yoga Detour Instructors and will provide direct feedback on your submitted assignments.

    As enrollment in DMO grows, so too will the number of District Leaders you have access to.

  • Will I receive a certificate for this training?

    You will received a certificate of participation once you complete all four modules in the course.

    Keep in mind that this is not a teacher training program or a YTT, so you will not receive a certificate to teach.

    If you wish to receive feedback on assignments from the team you’ll need to submit all 4 (one per module) assignments within 4 months of the date you register.

    Please note that to be eligible to call yourself a Detour-Informed Teacher and add a listing to the Detourist Global Directory all assignments will have to be reviewed by your District Leader.

  • How do office hours work?

    The District Leaders hold weekly office hours, either through Zoom or as text-based Chat Events in the online discussion space (not Facebook!). This is an opportunity for you to discuss the material being presented in the course, ask questions about the assignments or other course related interests you have. 

  • Is the training approved by Yoga Alliance?

    No, and that's because we've made the decision not to be accredited with Yoga Alliance.

    If you're curious, here's an article Cecily wrote about Yoga Alliance and why we don't align with them, as well as an IG post.

Registration for DMO is temporarily paused so we can provide the best possible experience for the students who are currently enrolled in the course. Doors will open again soon. In the meantime if you have questions, use the button below to get in touch.