Southern Lotus Yoga – Release and Liability Waiver


  1. I am participating in yoga classes, health programs, workshops and/or other wellness, body work, therapy, exercise and healing arts activities (collectively, the “Activities”) offered by Lara Wellness and Yoga, Southern Lotus Yoga and/or its owners, managers, teachers, workshop presenters, employees and independent contractors (collectively, the “Studio”). 

  2. I recognize that I must be in adequate physical and mental health to participate in the Activities. I understand that the Activities may require intense physical exertion, and I represent and warrant that I am physically fit enough to participate and I have no medical condition which would prevent my full participation in the Activities. Not all exercises are suitable for everyone. Before you take this class, you should have permission from your doctor to participate in moderate to vigorous exercise. I recognize that the Activities may cause or aggravate a physical injury or medical condition. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician before my participation in the Activities. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to notify the instructor and Studio of any particular conditions that may aggravate my health condition as a result of participation at the Studio and that it is not Studio’s responsibility to inquire as to my health condition, disorders, injuries, and/or pregnancy. Furthermore, the instructions in class or on video are not medical advice and should not be used as such. I am aware that my participation in the Activities could aggravate or cause high blood pressure, fainting, heartbeat disorders, physical injury, heart attack or stroke and may aggravate pre-existing injuries. I understand that I could experience muscle, back, neck and other injuries as a result of my participation in the Activities. 

  3. I understand my physical limitations and I am sufficiently self-aware to stop or modify my participation in any Activity before I become injured or aggravate a pre-existing injury. I acknowledge that certain yoga classes, yoga poses, or programs are not well suited or safe for people with certain pre-existing conditions or without sufficient experience to partake in said classes, poses, or programs and that it is not the Studio’s responsibility to ascertain my fitness or capability to undertake same. I acknowledge that the risks posed by yoga classes and yoga poses are significantly minimized by following the guidance and instruction of the yoga instructor and I agree to absolutely follow all instructions given to me by the Studio as to when, where, and how to perform and not perform certain postures and any deviation therefore shall be at my own risk.

  4. In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activities, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in the Activities provided by the studio including those which may result from the negligence of the Studio.

  5. In further consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activities, I knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive any “Claim” (as defined below) I may have against the Studio, its owners, managers, teachers, instructors, workshop presenters, employees, independent contractors and staff (each, a “Released Party”) that I may sustain as a result of participating in the Activities at the Studio even if the Claim arises from the negligence of any Released Party or anyone else. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless each Released Party from any loss, cost, or liability incurred in defending any Claim made by me or anyone making a Claim on my behalf, even if the Claim is alleged to or did result from the negligence of any Released Party or anyone else. “Claim” includes but is not limited to any and all liabilities, claims, demands, expenses, fees, legal actions, rights of actions for damages, personal injury, mental suffering and distress, or death that I may suffer, my spouse, children or unborn child may suffer (including any legal fees or expenses) in connection with participation in any Activity. 

  6. I, my heirs or legal representatives forever release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue any Released Party for any Claim caused by any negligence or other acts of a Released Party. 

  7. I hereby understand that the Studio from time to time may photograph, video, or otherwise record classes or events occurring at its studios and place such photographs and videos on its Website. I hereby consent to the use of my image that may appear in any such photograph or video. 

  8. Under Georgia Law, there is no liability for injury or death of an individual entering the yoga studio premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of COVID-19. You assume this risk on entering the premises. 

  9. This agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of Georgia and that all actions, suits, claims and proceedings relating to this agreement shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction located in Henry County, Georgia. In case any provision of this agreement shall be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall not affect any other provision of this agreement and this agreement shall be construed as if such provision had never been contained herein.

  10. I acknowledge that I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I voluntarily and knowingly agree to the terms and conditions stated herein. I am aware that by acknowledging this agreement and checking yes on my client account record, I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue and certain legal rights my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and assigns may have against any released party.