Let's make this real easy.
With all you juggle as a yoga teacher, this needs to simple and straightforward, right?
Yoga Consent Cards take the guess-work out of hands-on assists in a simple, empowering way.
Yoga Consent Cards simplify the tricky realm of physical touch for both teachers and students. They offer an alternative to asking students to raise their hand before class to indicate their preference...Or asking each student before every adjustment...Or not giving assists because you're worried about offending someone...
Simple, straightforward, respectful. Yoga Consent Cards make for a powerful yoga experience.
It's gotta be consensual.
For the transformative power of yoga to be realized, we need to feel safe and empowered to make decisions for ourselves.
When a yoga teacher models and teaches a positive relationship with consent, it translates to empowerment, confidence, and inner trust both on AND off the mat.
Yoga Consent Cards make that process easy. How refreshing.
Yoga Consent Cards
"This is the easiest awesome thing a yoga teacher could do to improve my experience in their class."
— Yoga student talking about Yoga Consent Cards
(they're practical too)
After years of teaching and pondering the ethics of physical touch in yoga classes (including receiving many awesome and a few SUPER uncomfortable adjustments), I decided something needed to change.
I love giving and receiving hands-on assists...Most of the time. But sometimes as a student I just want to be left alone. Yet it can feel awkward to declare a formal "no" in the beginning of class, or to decline an adjustment as the teacher is beginning it!
I realized that if I, a relatively empowered gal adept at navigating the yoga scene, felt this way, many of my students probably did as well. And as a teacher, I wanted to offer assists ONLY if the student really wanted them...
I am drawn to using the cards because I really like to create a safe and positive place for my students to experience their practice.
...Some people are uncomfortable finding their voice to say no to things that make them uncomfortable, so this will be a nice way to allow students to make the choice without directly having to tell me yes or no.
I was going to try to make my own, but yours are so beautiful and the price point was spot on.
--Donna P., Yoga Teacher