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Yoga, Meditation, Reiki Class or Service Liability Release

I hereby agree to the following:

  • I understand that I am participating in Yoga, iRest® and/or Reiki classes or services and instruction offered by Dora Chan Yoga. I recognize that Yoga may require physical and mental exertion that can be strenuous, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved. I understand that Yoga, iRest and/or Reiki programs may release strong emotions and I accept this possibility and the result of such emotional release.

  • I acknowledge that there are risks and dangers that cannot be eliminated in this work, and even if a risk or danger could have been eliminated, this does not always occur.

  • I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and have no medical condition that would prevent my full participation in Yoga, iRest and Reiki programs. I will advise Dora Chan Yoga instructors of any and all physical and emotional conditions that could be affected by Yoga, iRest, Reiki and Dora Chan Yoga offerings. 

  • I agree to follow instructions carefully and to immediately stop any activity that causes me any unacceptable discomfort, emotional distress or pain. I will report this to the instructor during and at the end of the program. 

  • I understand that certain classes or sessions may include group discussions where participants may share personal and/or sensitive information. I agree to respect the privacy and protect confidentiality of everyone involved in these sessions. 

  • In consideration of being permitted to participate in Yoga, iRest and Reiki programs with Dora Chan Yoga, I agree to assume full responsibility for all risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown that I might incur as a result of participating in such activities.

  • I understand that Yoga, iRest and Reiki may produce a deep state of relaxation that can continue for many hours after the program is complete. I acknowledge that I may need to refrain from driving a vehicle after a Yoga, iRest or Reiki session, until I feel capable of responding to the situations that may arise while driving. 

  • I release the instructor, substitute instructors, assistants, facility, Dora Chan Yoga and its directors, officers, advisors and employees (referred to as ‘Providers’) from all actions, causes, claims, suits, damages and liabilities arising out of, or connected with, my participation in Yoga, iRest, Reiki and Dora Chan Yoga programs including, but not limited to, personal physical, mental or emotional injury, illness (including death) and/or loss of property. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless all of the Providers. 

  • I, my heirs, assigns, legal representatives and spouse, if any, forever release, waive, discharge and agree not to sue any of the Providers for any injuries or damages I may sustain. 

  • I waive and release any rights I may have under California Civil Code §1542, which states as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor [student] does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her, must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor [Providers].” 

  • I agree that this waiver will be interpreted, as broadly as allowed by law, and that if part of this waiver is deemed invalid then the balance shall remain in effect. 

  • I freely and voluntarily agree to these terms and conditions even though I would not be able to participate without signing this waiver. I assert that my participation and signing is voluntary and that I assume all risks.

Recordings during trainings and retreats:

I acknowledge that during my participation in this class/event/program my voice may be recorded or I may be photographed or filmed (collectively called "My Recording") by Dora Chan or by other employees or contractors of Dora Chan Yoga (collectively Dora Chan Yoga) and My Recordings may be posted to the Dora Chan Yoga website and may be shown at various Dora Chan Yoga events to support initiatives of Dora Chan Yoga. I consent to Dora Chan Yoga posting my recordings, on its website or on any social media platforms or using My Recordings at any Dora Chan Yoga events where Dora Chan Yoga feels it is appropriate to promote Dora Chan Yoga or for any other purpose. I am aware that My Recordings may be shared with various people within the Dora Chan Yoga organization with other people who are not part of the Dora Chan Yoga organization for the purpose of soliciting donations for Dora Chan Yoga and for other purposes and I consent to such use of My Recordings. I understand that if I do not wish to be included in My Recordings, I must make my request known to Dora Chan Yoga prior to recording at each event (Dora Chan Yoga will do its best to inform participants at each event before recording takes place, however this is not guaranteed).

COVID Waiver

While participating in in-person events held or sponsored by Dora Chan Yoga (DCY), consistent with CDC guidelines, participants are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, “social distancing” and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, DCY has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, DCY cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

On behalf of myself, and any of all of my family members, minor child(ren), my heirs, successors, assigns and personal representatives and each of them, having voluntarily and knowingly entered into Dora Chan Yoga Events, I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against Dora Chan Yoga, its owners, officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, affiliates and or other representatives (released parties) in connection with any and all exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to me and/or my child(ren) entering into Dora Chan Yoga Events. I understand that this waiver and release means that I have forever discharged the released parties and give up all of my right to bring any claims, actions, lawsuits, demands for damages and or losses, including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I or my child(ren) may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen to the maximum extent allowed by law.

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By entering your name in the field provided you agree to all the above

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