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MOTM #202: Serve Your Students, Not the Practice with Cecily Milne

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Cecily Milne is doing yoga a little bit differently. After years of practicing ashtanga yoga exclusively, her injuries couldn’t be ignored and the same old standards needed some questioning. Then came Yoga Detour: Cecily’s way to facilitate change in the way movement is understood. In her own words, Cecily is here to help others to be the best at what they do, and to be agents of change.

Yoga purists may not believe that what Cecily is teaching counts as “yoga,” but there’s something more important than serving the practice: serving your students. Every body is different, and your teaching should reflect that. Cecily will teach you how. If you’re a yoga teacher, or a movement coach of any kind, Cecily wants to help you learn not what to teach, but HOW to teach it. 

In This Episode You'll Hear:

  • Who is Cecily?
  • The evolution of Yoga Detour
  • Questioning the same old standards
  • Having the courage to create a yoga certification course
  • Shorter courses with greater impact
  • Getting trapped in the yoga-only mindset
  • Trying new movement forms
  • What is ashtanga?
  • Defining what is and isn’t yoga
  • Using props and tools to help teach
  • Fear-mongering around over stretching
  • Freelancing vs. Entrepreneurship

Links & Resources For This Episode:

Check out Cecily’s Spring 6 Deal for MOTM Podcast Listeners!
Connect with Cecily on Instagram: @yogadetour
Check out Yoga Detour’s website:

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