Consent in Yoga Classes


This is a workshop primarily for yoga teachers, but also open to anyone interested in ensuring best practice consent within yoga.  There will be a mix of theory, discussion and experiential exercises. 

Topics covered will include:

  • implied versus explicit consent in yoga classes

  • 'opting in' versus 'opting out' 

  • are we in 'self-consent' in our practice?

  • the history, intentions, benefits and potential pitfalls of physical adjustments in yoga

  • how much is yoga about 'doing', and how much is it about noticing and choosing?

  • trauma awareness and the impact of trauma on our ability to choose

  • how power dynamics and authority figures affect our capacity for choice

  • somatic dominance and ideas of 'perfection' and 'attainment' within yoga

  • how to notice, trust and reclaim our felt responses of 'yes', 'no' and 'maybe' within the body

  • consent cards in yoga: are they useful?

IMPORTANT:  Some of the experiential exercises may include invitations to share simple, clothed, nonsexual touch with other participants as a learning practice.  Please note you do not have to touch, or be touched by anyone else to take part in this workshop, and we will always provide alternatives to any shared touch.  You will be supported to remain fully in consent at all times.


Upcoming dates for this workshop:


Watch this space!

We run several other Wheel of Consent workshops, including Introducing the Wheel of Consent, our Touchless Intro workshop, the Wheel of Consent weekend workshop, and the Wheel of Consent and Trauma Awareness

Our workshops can be presented in a variety of formats.  Contact us to join our mailing list and we'll keep you informed of all the events we're running. 


Alternatively, we can present a workshop at your event or organisation.   We'll teach you to get really good at consent, so life can become richer, more authentic and more enjoyable for everyone.

Our workshops last anything from 2 hours to 2 days.  Please contact us to find out more

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