I understand that the yoga classes, personal training sessions, workshops, or other sessions (collectively, the “Activities”) offered by Mary McCarthy, LLC (the “Studio”) and/or its owners or instructors are for the purpose of stress reduction, relaxation, relief from muscular tension, and/or for increasing strength, flexibility, balance, circulation, and energy flow. I agree to take full responsibility for not exceeding my personal limits in my practice and for any injury I might suffer during my participation in sessions that can cause physical injury, and mental, emotional, and other physiological changes. 


The Activities are not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury, even serious or disabling, is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, adjust the movement, and ask for support from the instructor. I understand the Studio is not a medical provider and it is my responsibility to seek counsel from medical professionals as needed. I acknowledge that the Studio has not and will not render any medical services including medical diagnosis of my physical condition. I understand that it is my continuing responsibility to inform the Studio of any previous medical conditions, injuries, or surgeries prior to my first session and any future changes to my medical condition. 


I affirm that I alone am responsible to decide whether to practice with the Studio. In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activities, I knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly release, waive, and discharge the Studio and its owners and instructors from any claim, demand, or cause of action arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury that may be sustained by me, or any property belonging to me, while participating in the Activities. 


This agreement shall bind my personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, and DISCHARGE of the above-named participant. I hereby further agree that this release and waiver of liability shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa. 


I grant full permission for the Studio to use my name, likeness, voice, photographs, recordings, or quotations in promotions of the activities offered by the Studio. 


I acknowledge that I have carefully read this release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents. I consent voluntarily without any inducement, assurance, or guarantee being made to me and I intend my consent to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.