Featured in Yoga Journal, the flip-chip is a discreet way for students to indicate when they want hands-on assistance in a yoga class, creating a culture of mindfulness, clarity and respect in keeping with yoga philosophy.
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Words of Wisdom
“I’ve been using the flip-chips for several months in yoga classes and on yoga retreats. Both the students and I feel empowered! The students appreciate being able to choose when they’d like to receive assists, and to communicate their needs in a clear, yet subtle, way. They appreciate the flexibility of being able to flip the chips back and forth as needed. I’ve noticed that the flip-chips inspire practitioners to be more thoughtful and sensitive to their own needs, to consider themselves afresh each time they practice.
Flip-chips give me the confidence to know that my assists are welcome”
~ Tamar Samir. tamarsamiryoga.com
Dr. Nicole Fava, Assistant Professor, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University
I would not consider holding a yoga class or designing a trauma-informed yoga program that did not require the use of the flip-chips. They deliver the message: you are welcomed, accepted, and respected just as you are—a message everyone deserves to hear, especially before stepping onto their mat.
Jessica Fasulo, Yoga Teacher, Lifetime Fitness, Las Vegas NV
I love using the flip-chip when I teach because it lets members have a voice as to whether they are comfortable with assistance in class when I am teaching. They are easy to use and quite cute. They are great especially if you are working with new students and do not have an opportunity to chat with them before class.
Molly Boeder Harris, The Breathe Network
Thank you for your innovation. My dream is that ALL yoga studios will have a stack of these one day! You are starting a necessary revolution in yoga studios that will make attendance safe as well as fully allow students to be present during class and not distracted with anxiety or worry or fear about a teacher coming over and adjusting them - if they don't want that!
Erin Wendlandt, Yoga Instructor, Okinawa Military Base
I've noticed a difference in the number of students who come to class, the number of repeat students who come to class -- which in the past has been problem -- and I've noticed an overall shift in energy. Students are more relaxed. They're more comfortable. They're more receptive to adjustments, and they're asking more questions. So this small powerful tool has removed a lot of barriers that were previously there.
Anja Bachmann, Yoga Instructor
As a yoga teacher, the Flip-Chip has helped me become a better instructor by eliminating the struggle of trying to remember which student does or does not want hands on assistance. Now I can focus on helping my students get the most out of their practice.
Elizabeth Haberer, LCSW, CGP, RYT, Houston, TX
Thank you for asking” were the powerful words gifted to me by a student when I offered flip-chips in my class this week. As a psychotherapist and yoga teacher, I find it immensely important to refrain from making assumptions, even well-intentioned ones about the needs of our students. Instead, we have the capacity to help our students heal by assisting them to develop and utilize their own voice as practitioners and human beings. Flip-chips are an easy and accessible way to fulfill that mission.