Yoga Waiver and Release of Liability

I understand that yoga includes physical movements as well as an opportunity for relaxation, stress re-education and relief of muscular tension. As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury, even serious or disabling, is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. I accept and acknowledge that I am fully aware that participation may involve a test of my physical and mental limits. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body and adjust the posture. If I am still feeling uncomfortable, I am always free to leave the yoga room. Yoga is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. I am aware that it is advisable to consult a physician prior to participating in any physical activity, including yoga. If I have consulted a physician, I have taken the physician’s advice. I acknowledge that physical activity is not recommended and is not safe under certain medical conditions. I affirm that I alone am responsible to decide whether to practice yoga. I hereby agree to irrevocably release and waive any claims that I have now or hereafter may have against GIFT Counseling Center or any of its agents, officers, employees, or volunteer staff. If the participant is under 18 years of age: As a parent or guardian of the participant child, I authorize the child to participate. I agree that in the event the participant child, or anyone acting on his or her behalf, should make any claim, I will provide the indemnity and hold harmless as described above. In the event of a medical emergency involving the participating child and anyone is unable to contact me, I agree and grant my permission that any medical care may be provided to the participant child.