two ALLOW STUDENTS TO OPT OUT AT ANY POINT DURING CLASS.
Students may feel comfortable being adjusted in one pose but not another. They may feel safe at the start of class, but anxious toward the end. Shannon Paige, co-owner of Earth Yoga, gives her students a tool they can use throughout class to convey their feelings discreetly. “Turn the card one way to signal you’re open to touch, and turn it the other way to signal you do not want to be touched,” she says. “This way, you can change your mind throughout class.”