Dear participant: Welcome to Soul Motion in Sacramento!
Soul Motion is a playful mindfulness practice, a way to land in our bodies in the present moment together, explore creativity, presence, relaxation, belonging, and also support the development of welcoming, kind-hearted community.
We are so very happy you are considering joining in. To support you in stepping in, here is a description of our shared agreements.
We like to arrive on time together, so that we can build our inquiry as a shared journey.
We will end on time.
Notes about touch, consent, boundaries, and personal space:
Each of us have had different life experiences with touch and personal space. Each of us carry different fears, desires, and needs around touch, boundaries, and personal space.
Here are some useful guidelines for navigating this complexity:
What might a clear invitation to move closer look like?
What might a “no thank you” look like?
We will practice awareness of the nonverbal communications by other dancers about their personal space needs and about their boundaries.
Here are some options for how to set boundaries if someone is not hearing your more subtle movement “no, thank you’s” on the dance floor.
To encourage them to give you more space, but stay in relation with them:
To Move away entirely:
To set a clear boundary:
You are always welcome to speak with the teachers about your experiences regarding touch and personal space, or about other experiences you have in the class. We will be responsive to your communication.
If you ever need help during the class, approach the assistant teacher or if there is not assistant that day, please approach the teacher.