I take my responsibility as a yoga teacher seriously and it is important before you take part in a session that we have a clear understanding of where the boundaries of that responsibility lie.
During our session, I shall only provide instruction that I am qualified to give and I shall use all reasonable care and skill. Your wellbeing is at the heart of everything I do.
However, any information or guidance I provide is not a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis or medical treatment of your doctor or healthcare provider.
You must not rely on any information or guidance I provide to you as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and I expressly exclude all responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, or injury suffered by you or any third party as a result of your participation in our sessions or your reliance on any information or guidance I provide to you, except where I have failed to use reasonable care or skill.
If you have any specific questions or concerns about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention from your healthcare provider. Do not delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice or discontinue medical treatment because of information or guidance I provide to you.
You acknowledge that any form of exercise contains a degree of risk. It is recommended that you check with your GP or healthcare provider before you start any new exercise programme. In particular, if you are (or might be) pregnant you acknowledge that this has its own inherent risks and by taking part in our session you confirm that you have been given permission by your GP or other healthcare provider to practice yoga and you do not know of any reason why you should not take part in our session.
Nothing in our session should cause you to experience any pain. If you experience pain from any of the poses you should stop immediately.
I shall provide you with a variety of alternative positions during our session and it is your responsibility to listen to your body and not to push it beyond its limits. You should stop whenever you wish, especially if you experience any discomfort.
I look forward to practicing with you.
By practicing with me in person or online you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to this statement of responsibility.