THE LITTLE GUYS (HANDS, WRISTS, FEET & ANKLES) W/CECILY
Cecily skillfully leads us through a very smart 35-minute practice focusing on "the little guys": the hands & wrists and the feet & ankles. These areas are often neglected in most yoga classes because focusing on "the bigger guys" tends to be more exciting :), but maintaining good mobility in our hands & feet is important for body awareness and the overall quality of our movements!
The first half of this class is spent focusing on the feet & ankles, and the second half is dedicated to the hands & wrists. All of the exercises that Cecily teaches are potent and effective for maintaining healthy, mobile feet & hands. Consider incorporating this class regularly into your yoga routine and notice the impact that it has on your more global yoga/movement practice in general!
This practice utilizes one massage ball - this could be a tennis ball, lacrosse ball, Yoga Tune Up ball, or inexpensive rubber ball from the toy store.
Cecily Milne is the Director of Yoga Detour, a multi-disciplinary hub for movement education based out of Toronto, Canada. She works as a yoga “integrator”, leading her signature Move Well classes at Downward Dog Yoga Centre, as well as guiding people one-on-one in their quest toward whole-body wellbeing.
As a strength and mobility specialist, Cecily helps her students rediscover their potential for strong, balanced movement both on and off the mat. An avid Ashtanga practitioner from 2003-2013, Cecily practiced under the guidance of Ron Reid and Diane Bruni (Toronto), as well as Petri Raisanen (Finland), Rolf Naujokat and Emil Wendel (India).
Since 2014, Cecily has trained with multiple movement enthusiasts including the Ido Portal team, Agatsu Inc, Gymnastic Bodies and Fighting Monkey. She has worked with Dr. Andreo Spina to receive certification as both a Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) and a Functional Range Assessment practitioner. Cecily studied Applied Training/Sports Animation in 2016 with internationally renowned Osteopath, Dr. Guy Voyer D.O., creator of the SomaTraining system and ELDOA, and most recently has been delving into the realms of pain science (Dr. Greg Lehman) and restorative breathing (Dr. Lois Laynee).
Cecily is known for seamlessly integrating the knowledge gained from her strength and movement coaches into a yoga practice that is informed, accessible and above all feels good! Find her at www.yogadetour.com.