AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
Before you begin your first class, we need you to clearly understand the risks of participating in our Yoga, Stretching, Fitness and/or Dance classes. The purpose of this release and waiver (the “ AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY ”) is to communicate the risks of practicing Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance in a lovingly, open and honest way and have you release OlgaYogaDance and any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives or agents of any liability related to your practicing Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance with us (“OlgaYogaDance” and any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives or agents”).
Please be aware that if you do not sign this Waiver and agree to its terms, we will not let you participate in our classes. Please note that if you participate in any of our classes, you automatically agree to the terms set out in this agreement.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, UNDERSTAND FULLY, AND ASK QUESTIONS IF ANYTHING IS UNCLEAR. WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU. MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER. BY PARTICIPATING IN OUR CLASSES YOU ARE SIGNING AWAY YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
I understand that Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance classes include physical movements as well as an opportunity for relaxation, stress reeducation and relief of muscular tension. Participation in our classes includes, but is not limited to, participation in stretching techniques, meditation techniques, yogic breathing techniques, and performing various Yoga and/or Stretching postures. Yoga/Stretching postures, or asanas, are designed to exercise every part of the body―stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the entire skeletal system. They also work on the internal organs, glands and nerves. Yoga and Stretching incorporates sustained stretching to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility. Yoga and Stretching is an individual experience. Similarly, our Fitness and Dance classes include whole body movement, muscle training and a whole body workout which work in a similar way as described above.
As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury, even serious or disabling, is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. My signature acknowledges I understand that in our classes I will progress at my own pace. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, adjust the posture and ask for support from the Yoga/Stretching, Fitness or Dance teacher (the “Teacher”). I will continue to breathe smoothly. If at any point I feel overexertion or fatigue, I will respect my body’s limitations and I will rest before continuing Yoga/Stretching, Fitness or Dance practice.
When joining classes provided by OlgaYogaDance or any of its representatives, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the safe facilitation of the Activities in the environment I choose to practice in.
Inherent Risks: I understand that participating in these classes (Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance) poses inherent risks, some more obvious/serious than others. These risks can result in serious harm and injuries that could change your quality of life and, in very rare and extreme circumstances, may even result in death.
Injuries include but are not limited to things like muscle tears, strains and other musculoskeletal injuries, sprains, broken bones, cardiovascular complications, dehydration, dizziness and fainting.
By participating online, there are some additional risks, as there is no in-person supervision or space provided for you, I will therefore need to ensure the safety of the Activities, using my judgment on how to best practice them, not pushing myself too far or attempting anything I feel unsure how to perform.
I understand the risk of exposure to and contraction of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases passed on via other participants and use of shared space or Equipment.
Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance is not recommended and is not safe under certain medical conditions. I affirm that I alone am responsible to decide whether to practice any of these types of classes.
I acknowledge that participation in these classes exposes me to a possible risk of personal injury. I am fully aware of this risk. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during any class.
I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns as follows: I (a) irrevocably WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which hereafter may occur to me, including my traveling to and from as well as practicing online, Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance classes, OlgaYogaDance who is hosting these classes and where sessions are being held, and each of their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives and agents; and (b) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS AND AGREE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph as to any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in these classes, whether caused by the negligence of releasees or otherwise.
My consent to this form further acknowledges that I shall not now or at any time in the future bring any legal action against OlgaYogaDance and each of their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives and agents; and that this waiver is binding on me, my heirs, my spouse, my children, my legal representatives, my successors and my assigns. My signature verifies that I am physically fit to participate in Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance classes and a licensed medical doctor has verified my physical condition for participation in this type of class.
If I am pregnant or become pregnant or am post natal, my signature verifies that I am participating in Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance classes with my doctor’s full approval. I realize that I am participating in these classes at my own risk.
The Student Waiver Agreement shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I acknowledge that this Student Waiver Agreement form will be used by the persons or entities being released in the Yoga, Stretching, Fitness or Dance classes and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities in said classes.
I hereby certify that I have read this agreement; and, I understand its content. I am aware that this is a release of liability as well as a contract and I agree to it of my own free will. I also understand that at these classes or related activities, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purposes by OlgaYogaDance or any of its representatives.
By clicking 'I Agree’, participating in any of our classes or signing up to any of the services, illustrates my voluntary participation and assumption of the risks of the Activities; and I am bound to all the terms set out in this agreement.
Thank you for communicating honestly with us! We look forward to bending, connecting, and loving together.