Consent on the Mat
Have you ever attended a yoga class where hands-on adjustments were offered? Did the teacher ask permission before touching you? Did you feel that opting out was a choice?
Consent On The Mat was founded in an effort to address the idea of building consent in yoga practice, where hands-on adjustments to practitioners are frequently offered by instructors. Though adjustments are common in yoga practice, a hands-on experience can become a barrier for some community members not comfortable receiving touch, including those who have experienced trauma, injuries, health concerns, or who simply prefer to opt out of physical contact that day.