When you choose to participate in any session provided by The One Person Revolution, you are agreeing to adhere to the following:
I, [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE], fully and completely acknowledge that no one knows my body and mind as well as I do, so if anything doesn’t feel right, I will take breaks and/or skip postures, sequences or practices that are not suitable for me. I understand that some activities might be physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually challenging and engaging. The level of my participation in any of these activities is entirely my choice at all times, and I can cease my participation at any time.
The One Person Revolution does not offer medical advice and cannot diagnose, offer treatment or prescribe anything for any condition. If I have any doubts I will consult my medical practitioner before engaging with a physical practice or if I am coming back to practice after illness or injury. This is particularly important for, but not limited to, the following conditions: if I am pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have low or high blood pressure, or have any existing medical condition or injury. If I feel dizzy, light-headed, faint, or if I experience any other discomfort, I will stop immediately and take rest. I will consult a medical professional if my symptoms do not pass. The information provided by The One Person Revolution is provided for educational and background purposes only. I understand that I am participating at my own risk.
I acknowledge The One Person Revolution’s Assumptions (www.theonepersonrevolution.org/about-tara/#assumptions) and am also committing to the event Agreements listed below.
The One Person Revolution is not responsible or liable for material shared by others during this event. The One Person Revolution does, however, reserve the right to remove people that share words or content that is in violation of these Terms or Agreements immediately and without refund in accordance with the Return Policy (www.theonepersonrevolution.org/fulfillment-policy).
(In no particular order)
- Action Over Outcome: we are not looking to ‘fix brokenness’ in ourselves or each other. We hold space and see each others’ strengths, pointing them out to each other as we wish. We practice noticing the impulse to ‘fix’ or ‘save’ someone, always asking for consent before offering responses that stray from empathy.
- Using ‘I’ Statements: we commit to practice speaking our individual truths, and not speaking on behalf of a group of people, or expecting that others speak on behalf of a group of people.
- Making Requests: we clearly express our requests to others and do not expect that our requests will be fulfilled by others.
- Sharing Content: we respect confidentiality and commit to not repeating other people’s experiences outside of the space. We respect the effort that has been put into curating and synthesizing the content offered in these sessions, and ask for permission prior to sharing it.
- Brave Space: learning opportunities in this space may be characterized by friction; an activation-free space is not guaranteed and we are willing to experience discomfort. Together we commit to navigating these sessions bravely. When harm occurs, there is an opportunity to unpack it and learn from it. This may replicate harm, particularly for those who hold marginalized identities. In these situations, those who hold privileged identities are invited and encouraged to name the harm, so that the person who has been harmed doesn’t need to consider taking on that labour.
- Devotion to Sovereignty: our aim is for everyone to thrive. For this to be possible, we each need to be able to choose in a way that (a) challenges us, (b) owns our values and (c) creates room for everyone else to do the same. This means that we choose in a way that is best for us while not inhibiting others’ ability to also choose in a way that is best for them.
- Social Location: we each acknowledge our unique social location and points of privilege. We commit to listening to, and learning from, those across lines of difference, with a prioritization given to those who hold identities which are marginalized by the system of western imperialism.
- Take Space, Make Space: those among us who are used to sharing, are comfortable sharing, and/or are uncomfortable with silence are invited to practice creating space for others to share. Those among us who are not used to sharing, are uncomfortable sharing, and/or are comfortable in silence are invited to practice taking space and sharing with the group.
- Expect and Accept Non-Closure: the topics that we cover in sessions are often complex, nuanced and vast. They usually require personal unpacking and research outside of the session space. We will not expect closure on any given topic at the end of a session or series of sessions.
- Respect and Care: we co-create an environment that is conducive to learning and exploration by respecting and caring for each other. This can look like using people’s pronouns properly, pronouncing people’s names correctly, and asking for clarification if either of these things – or other considerations – are not clear.