Liability Release
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This liability waiver covers all yoga classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions offered by Ashley Allard.

I am at least 18 years of age and otherwise legally competent to sign this agreement. I am participating in yoga classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions offered by Ashley Allard, during which I receive information and instruction about healthy and safe practices. I understand that yoga includes intense physical movement, stretching  poses. I recognize that yoga classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions may require physical exertion, which may be strenuous and could result in physical injury, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards. As a result, as is the case with any rigorous physical activity, I understand that the risks of injury – even serious or disabling, including death – from practicing yoga, are inherent and are always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. I understand and voluntarily accept these risks inherent in the yoga classes,workshops, therapies and private sessions offered by Ashley Allard. If I feel uncomfortable practicing poses or sequences suggested by my teacher, I will listen to my body and discontinue my participation until I feel ready to resume. In most cases teachers will offer alternatives and/or modifications. To ensure I remain free from injury, I will become familiar with and abide by the prerequisites of classes, workshops and therapies I plan to attend (located on the class description page of the website). I understand that some classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions take place in a heated room. If I experience any discomfort resulting from the heat or humidity, I will listen to my body and will promptly discontinue my participation in the class, workshop, therapy or private session. I will notify staff if I require assistance. I understand that in some classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions teachers will suggest use of props (including, but not limited to: blocks, blankets, bolsters, mats, straps, therapy balls and walls) as a means to support or correct alignment. I will only use these props while under the supervision of the teacher. I understand that use of these props does not eliminate the inherent risk of practicing yoga. If I experience any discomfort resulting from the use of these props, I will listen to my body and will promptly discontinue use. I will notify the teacher  if I require assistance. I will only use these accessories for the purposes intended. I will not, under any circumstances, use columns, doors, mirrors or windows as props. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in yoga classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions. I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and I have no medical condition that would prevent my full participation in these classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions. I understand that a physician’s release may be required to participate in certain classes,workshops, therapies and private sessions. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body and promptly modify or discontinue the movement or pose. If I am pregnant or become pregnant, I affirm that I will notify Ashley Allard and will consult with and obtain approval from my physician before continuing to practice yoga or any other form of exercise. I assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in yoga classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions offered by Ashley Allard. I agree to inform my teacher of any physical limitations, physical discomfort and/or injuries before or during classes, and I take full responsibility for nondisclosure. I understand yoga teachers offer hands-on assists to correct alignment. I recognize that hands-on assists are used to prevent injury. I hereby consent to receive hands-on assists from Ashley Allard  and/or assistants while participating in yoga classes, workshops, therapies and private sessions. When I prefer not to receive hands-on assists, I will clearly verbalize this to my teacher before or during class. This waiver is effective and binding upon me and my heirs, survivors, representatives ,executors, and administrators. I hereby irrevocably waive any claims that I have now or hereafter in connection with any injury (including death or disability) I may sustain in connection with the practice of yoga or other exercise. I understand and agree that Ashley Allard is not liable (and I hereby indemnify and hold Ashley Allard harmless from) for any loss of, damage to, or theft of any of my personal property while I am visiting any Ashley Allard facility. I understand and agree that Ashley Allard reserves the right to refuse services to some individuals in some cases. I have read the above waiver of liability and fully understand its contents. I understand that this waiver is a legally binding contract. No oral representations,statements, or inducements apart from the above written agreement have been made. I have read, understand and am familiar with all of its provisions, and I voluntarily agree to its contents. 

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