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Yoga is a wonderful practice that can support us throughout life. The practice of yoga is about developing our awareness and among other principles, the practice of ahimsa - non-violence first and foremost to ourselves and others and therefore we make this disclaimer very clearly.

Melissa Gibson and For the Folk Yoga and Wellness will not accept liability for any injury or otherwise from your participation in any activities provided.

By joining a For the Folk Yoga and Wellness activity, either in the studio or online you agree to the following terms:

I understand that yoga includes physical movements as well as an opportunity for relaxation, stress re-education and relief of muscular tension. As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury, even serious or disabling, is always present and cannot be eliminated. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, discontinue the activity, and ask for support from the instructor. I will continue to breathe smoothly. I assume full responsibility for all damages, which may incur through participation. I understand that Yoga is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Yoga is not recommended and is not safe under certain medical conditions.

By joining any activity offered by Melissa Gibson and For the Folk Yoga and Wellness, I affirm that a licensed physician has verified my good health and physical condition to participate in such activities, if required. In addition, I will make the instructor aware of any medical conditions or physical limitations before class. If I am pregnant, become pregnant or I am post-natal or post-surgical, my participation has been approved by my phyician to participate. I also affirm that I alone am responsible to decide whether to practice yoga and participation is at my own risk.

I hereby agree to irrevocably release and waive any claims that I have now or may have hereafter against Melissa Gibson and For the Folk Yoga and Wellness and all related facilities and premises for any personal injury or negligence. Additionally, For the Folk Yoga and Wellness and Melissa Gibson are not in any way responsible for any loss or damage of your personal property.


Those under 18 years of age must have this agreement signed by a parent or guardian. If any portion of this release from liability shall be deemed by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, then the remainder of this release from liability shall remain in full force and effect and the offending provision or provisions severed here from. I have carefully read and fully understand and agree to the above terms of this Liability Waiver Agreement.

I agree and accept this agreement voluntarily and recognise that my acceptance serves as complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and that it cannot be changed orally.

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