The “Consent Cards” designed by Danielle Pope as a double-sided card, illustrate the idea of open and closed postures, with one side clearly stating “Yes, I welcome physical adjustments” and the other, “No, I am taking care of myself today.” The cards offer teachers a simple tool to create an environment where the choice to opt in or out of physical touch is valued and easily implemented.
“Consent Cards” were available for every participant’s use at the 2017 Victoria Yoga Conference, and all conference goers were encouraged to actively use them. The card is to be placed at the front of the mat, displaying a participant’s decision whether or not to receive physical adjustments during the practice. These cards are designed to welcome the idea of obtaining permission, every class, before offering adjustments. And, of course you can display either side throughout the practice.
While we recognize many instructors in the community already have their own ways of creating this safer opportunity, the “Consent Cards” offer a standardized approach to make the practice easier for all who choose to participate.
Order your own package of “Consent Cards” and use them in your studio with your students.
Help us create safer spaces in every yoga studio.