(a) I am participating in an event created by Vidya Yoga AS, during which, as determined by the Company, I will receive information and instruction concerning matters including pranayama, yoga and health, and will participate in a number of activities.
(b) I am fully aware that yoga requires physical exertion and will be responsible for recognizing my own physical limitations, which includes but is not limited to, not engaging in any action that feels uncomfortable or painful in any way. I will practice yoga at a pace and effort level that feels safe and appropriate for my own physical condition. I understand that in addition to the physical nature of yoga, it may be mentally strenuous, resulting in certain unforeseen injuries.
(c) I have previously engaged in some form of yoga practice and understand the nature of activities and the risks involved in my participation.
(d) All activities prepared by or promoted by the Company will present varying degrees of risk, which I take full responsibility to independently evaluate and assume. I will not participate in any activity which I believe may cause me any harm.
(e) I take full responsibility for all physical and mental injuries of any kind whatsoever that I may suffer, including, without limitation, all muscle injuries, heart-related incidents, damage to physical or mental health and death caused directly or indirectly by any information, instruction or activities conducted by or promoted by the Company or any of its employees, agents or representatives, whether or not resulting from the negligent actions or omissions of the foregoing parties.
(f) I give full permission and usage rights of any photos and video taken of me during the Retreat to be used on the company’s social media channels and promotional flyers.
2) Individual Considerations
(a) I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation at the event, workshop or retreat. I represent and warrant, understanding that the Company will act in reliance of such, that I am physically fit and I have no medical conditions that would impair my ability, or endanger me in any way whatsoever, from participating in the Retreat and all other activities conducted by or promoted by the Company, of which I will independently evaluate and assess on a continuing basis.
(b) I understand that if I am pregnant I will take the necessary steps to ensure that my doctors and health care providers know I am participating in the Retreat and I will take necessary steps to alert all yoga teachers, instructors and other participants that I am pregnant.
3) Alcohol, Drugs and other Substance Abuse
(a) I agree that if the Company determines in its sole discretion that my behavior is in any way inappropriate or endangering my own or anyone else’s physical or mental safety, the Company reserves the right to ask me to leave the event. Under these circumstances, all contractual dealings between myself and the Company will thereby be terminated without prejudice to any further rights the Company may have against me, I will not be refunded any amounts paid to the Company for my participation in the event and I will have no further right or claim against the Company at law or equity in connection with the event.
4) Other Risks
(a) I take full responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of any personal property brought to the event and acknowledge that under no circumstances, including any negligence, will the Company or any of its employees, agents or representatives be responsible or liable for my personal property.
(b) I understand that there are various, and often times localized, physical and medical risks which exist in countries outside of my own. I have informed myself, and continue to be informed of all travel advice and advisories published by my local government in relation to the regions of the world where I will be situated in for the events.
(c) I take full responsibility for all endangerment to my physical and mental safety while abroad from my country.
I acknowledge that I have had sufficient time and opportunity to thoroughly review the entirety of this Release and Waiver of Liability, understand its contents and agree to every attestation that I have made herein.
I agree that this Agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Norway.
I agree that the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Release and Waiver of Liability or any part thereof, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of this Release and Waiver of Liability or such provision.
In view of the entirety of this Release and Waiver of Liability, I hereby agree that I, my assignees, heirs, successors, agents, guardians and legal representatives will not make a claim against the Company, its employees, agents and representatives for any injuries, damages and death, howsoever caused, that I may sustain in connection with my participation in the events, as may be the case.
I further hereby forever release the Company, its employees, agents and representatives from all actions, demands, claims and liability of any kind whatsoever that I, my assignees, heirs, successors, agents, guardians and legal representatives now have or may hereafter have for any injury, damages and death, howsoever caused, that I may sustain in connection with my participation in the event, as may be the case.