As a Pole Teacher, physical adjustments can be an important part of teaching a student to properly perform a move.
Ensuring the student is aware of what the Pole Teacher will be adjusting and has provided permission for that physical contact allows the student to feel safe and respected, and provides clear communication and expectations for everyone involved.
Grounding our teaching practices within the principle of consent reinforces our goal of being a safe place to love our bodies and minds.
Consent is a teaching tool that we can use to empower ourselves and our clients to feel in control of our own experiences.
It makes our space more accessible to people with diverse needs and histories, and it makes us better teachers.