Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, and Assumption of Risks Agreement

By reading and accepting this legal document, you will take full responsibility for participation and waive any legal rights to sue for any damages.

Please read this document carefully.

I am aware that during a yoga class/workshop, as with any form of physical exercise, there is always a risk of injury and that I am responsible for recognizing my own limits, whether they are mental, emotional, physical, energetic or spiritual. I acknowledge that yoga is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. I acknowledge that if I have a medical condition, I will consult with my physician/healthcare practitioner before participating in the class/workshop, and will inform the teacher of any health concerns/conditions before taking part in the class/workshop.

In consideration of being accepted by the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association (Vancouver) to participate in a yoga class/workshop environment, I agree to the following:

  1. If I have suffered from any injuries or disease, I will consult with my physician/healthcare practitioner before any classes/workshops. I agree to full responsibility for any known or unknown risks, injuries or damages that may result from attending any classes/workshops, whether in-person or online.
  2. During class/workshop, it is up to me to assess whether I am able to keep up the pace and level of instructions given by the teacher(s).
  3. I waive any claim I may have or may have in the future against B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association (Vancouver), its directors, officers, agents, employees, and teachers, including visiting and substitute teachers for any injury or damage that I may sustain as a result of participating, whether in-person or on-line.
  4. I agree not to sue the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association (Vancouver), or anyone associated with the Association, during classes or workshops, and release them from any and all liability for any loss, illness, injury, damage, or expense that I may suffer or that my next of kin may suffer as a result of my participation in a yoga class/workshop.
  5. I accept full responsibility for any risk of illness, bodily injury, death, or property damage arising from my participation in a yoga class/workshop.