Posts Tagged: undue influence

Touch and Consent in the post-COVID yoga classroom

The pandemic has caused us asana instructors to take a mandatory break from touching students. Those of us who are fortunate enough to still be teaching —whether online or in person— have had to refine our language, educate our eyes, improve our demonstrations; in sum, to rely on tools other than touch to instruct. Now is a good time to take stock of what we have been doing with touch in our classrooms, and if/how/to what extent we want to bring it back.

Touch and Consent in the post-COVID yoga classroom

The pandemic has caused us asana instructors to take a mandatory break from touching students. Those of us who are fortunate enough to still be teaching —whether online or in person— have had to refine our language, educate our eyes, improve our demonstrations; in sum, to rely on tools other than touch to instruct. Now is a good time to take stock of what we have been doing with touch in our classrooms, and if/how/to what extent we want to bring it back.