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Disclaimer and Informed Consent

When attending this or any online yoga class, live-streamed or pre-recorded, it is up to the individual attending the online class to assess whether or not they are ready to attend the class in which they have chosen to participate.

As the participant in online classes, livestream or pre-recorded, if you suffer from specific injuries or disease, it is best to consult with your physician prior to attending.

The practice of yoga asanas (yoga poses) as guided in this online format, and any modifications to the approach, therapeutic or otherwise, hereinafter referred to as the “Activities” requires you – the practitioner – to gauge the safety of your practice within your personal physical limitations. It is better to build up slowly rather than to force and strain. Similarly if you are pregnant, follow only the recommended practice offered.

I, the participant, hereby consent to engage in the online yoga class(es), live-streamed or pre-recorded taught by Garth McLean, and acknowledge my understanding of the conditions of participation as outlined herein.

I understand that Garth McLean is providing this program which includes sequences of asanas (yoga poses) presented in this online class(es) for use by participating students interested in practicing yoga. This, and any other online yoga classes provided by Garth McLean, live- streamed or pre-recorded, are not intended to substitute for medical counseling.

I understand that the Activities and yoga therapeutic methods are based on principles of yoga, scientific data, and the experience of yoga teachers, and are not, as yet, considered standard treatments in mainstream medicine or physical therapy. I understand that I should consult with my physician and obtain his/her consent prior to participating in a yoga practice. I further understand that this online class, does not cover any liability or loss, personal or otherwise, incurred by me resulting from my participation in or engaging in the Activities presented in the online yoga class(es) offered.

During the online yoga class(es), live-streamed or pre-recorded, I will be asked to complete the recommended yoga Activities to the best of my ability. The yoga Activities can and may be recommended to be adapted to suit my condition, insofar as possible in the online format. Should I experience any symptoms, pain, discomfort, or other concerns that may occur or change at any point during the class, I will immediately abstain from the recommended Activities. In the live-streamed or pre-recorded class format, I will immediately inform Garth McLean, as adjustments in my approach to the recommended Activities may be appropriate. I understand that in a pre-recorded session this interaction is not possible, and will proceed only at my sole discretion and at my own risk.

I hereby understand that Garth McLean may choose to record the livestream class(es) for archive purposes or to provide as a recorded rental for future viewing. From time to time, Garth McLean may ask to highlight me or take a screenshot that may feature my image during a livestream  session, , which I understand may be recorded, as a learning reference, either for myself or for others in the class. In such instance, prior to recording or photographing my image, Garth McLean will verbally ask my permission prior to highlighting or ‘spotlighting’ my image in a recording of a livestream class. By offering my verbal approval, I hereby acknowledge my informed consent to the use of my image that may appear in any such photograph or recording.  I further understand that no compensation, financial or otherwise, will be provided to me by Garth McLean for use of my image in any recording of livestream class(es) and hereby release any right to claim for compensation.

I further understand that I take full and total responsibility for participating in and completing the recommended yoga positions to the best of my ability. To the extent permissible by law, I hereby release Garth McLean, and any of his agents, representatives, employees, heirs or assigns, collectively and/or individually, from any liability, financial or otherwise, for any injuries that I may incur as a result of the information presented or my participation in the online yoga classes, live-streamed or pre-recorded, provided by Garth McLean.

All class fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by Garth McLean.

I agree to receive future email communications from Garth McLean at the contact information submitted.