Annapolis Yoga Therapy Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability

 

In consideration of receiving services from Diana Elson and YogaMia, LLC, DBA Annapolis Yoga Therapy, I hereby declare as follows:

 

1.   I understand that the services I receive are for the purpose of general wellness and that yoga and yoga therapy are not substitutes for medical treatment.

2.   I understand the risks involved in any yoga class and yoga therapy session, and I, my heirs, and my representatives knowingly assume those risks and hereby release Diana Elson and YogaMia, LLC, DBA Annapolis Yoga Therapy, from all liability for any injury or harm that I may experience as a result of participation in this class or yoga therapy session, or from any of the practices to be performed outside of the class or session.

3.   If I am pregnant or have an acute or chronic medical condition, I have disclosed that to Diana Elson or representative of YogaMia, LLC, DBA Annapolis Yoga Therapy.

4.   I understand that Diana Elson and YogaMia, LLC, DBA Annapolis Yoga Therapy, will not diagnose any medical or psychological condition and will not prescribe any medical treatment.

5.   I understand that yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga and within the yoga therapy framework.

6.   I understand that I should consult a licensed medical practitioner for any medical or mental health concerns I may have.

7.   I understand that I am an equal partner in the client-therapist relationship I have with Diana Elson and YogaMia, LLC, DBA Annapolis Yoga Therapy.

8.   I understand that for in-person sessions I must adhere with safety precautions to mitigate risks of infectious disease transmission, including, but not limited to coronavirus (COVID‑19) and influenza.

9.   Except in the case of gross negligence or practicing outside of the scope of practice as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, I or my representative(s) agree to fully release and hold harmless Diana Elson and YogaMia, LLC, DBA Annapolis Yoga Therapy, from any and all claims of liability whatsoever kind or nature arising out of or in connection with my classes or sessions.