The Yoga Flip Chip
I love the Yoga Flip Chip because it is first and foremost about establishing and maintaining consent between yoga instructors and their students. This consent tool works for me in the following ways:
- Puts all the power in the hands of the client
- Client may easily change consent mid-session
- Visual cue for practitioner (instead of relying on memory, show of hands, etc.)
- Practitioner can easily adjust to a change in client request for touch/not touch
- Visual cue for client (reminds them they are in control of what happens to their body)
- Brings up the topic of consent between practitioner and client at every session (so long as the practitioner explains it every time)
Click here to check out the Yoga Flip Chip.
Chopra Center Rules
I love the Chopra Center's rules for hands on yoga adjustments because it first and foremost addresses consent between yoga instructors and their students. This article works for me in the following ways:
- Asking permission is the first rule on the list!
- It addresses lack of touch when touch was wanted as well as touch when it is not wanted
- Subtle cues are incorporated - paying attention to client's breath, etc.
- Includes practitioner skills like intention, mindfulness, breath, approach, verbalizing, etc.
- Encourages starting at a level the practitioner is qualified and comfortable with
Click here to read the article.
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