THE TRIPPING YOGI
Read, Sign and Submit Waiver Form Below:
Why You’re Reading This Document
The purpose of this release and waiver (the “Waiver”) is to openly communicate the risks of practicing yoga together in incredible and sometimes extreme landscapes, in person or online, and have you release The Tripping Yogi of any liability. Please be aware that if you do not sign this Waiver and agree to its terms, you will not be permitted to participate in any classes.
If you are under the Age of Majority in New Jersey (18 years old), your legal guardian must also sign this Waiver on your behalf.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, UNDERSTAND FULLY, AND ASK QUESTIONS IF ANYTHING IS UNCLEAR. I AM HERE TO SUPPORT YOU. MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER. BY SIGNING THIS YOU AGREE YOU ARE SIGNING AWAY YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Parties. We will refer to Everywhere Man LLC, a Limited Liability Company registered in the State of New Jersey, as “The Tripping Yogi”, “I” or “me” or “my”, and we’ll refer to you, the undersigned (electronically or by hand) or person who has clicked “I Agree” to this Waiver, as “you” or “your”.
The Activities. You may participate, in person or online, in yoga and exercise classes, sessions, programs, workshops and events as well as hiking, biking, swimming, paddleboarding and more with The Tripping Yogi. I offer various levels of outdoor and adventurous yoga, including kids, vinyasa, Yin, restorative, gentle, slow flow, chair, mens only, hatha, yoga on a paddleboard and more, all of which may involve but are not limited to the following (“Activities”):
2.1. Stretching and flexibility training in the form of yoga poses, body weight and strength exercises, breath work, meditation and relaxation. The constant in all of these classes is that the activities involve stretching and performing yoga poses. The Activities may involve receiving adjustments from instructors, so please advise in advance if you do not want adjustments.
2.2. The Activities may also take place at RV events, RV retreats, campgrounds, workshop locations, or in more adventurous settings outdoors, sometimes in extreme landscapes, such as on mountain tops, canyons, forests, lakes, beaches and deserts.
2.3. The Activities also apply to any classes or workshop made available for online streaming and participation, both live or recorded, I need you to acknowledge that you are responsible for the safe facilitation of the Activities unsupervised.
Props. In the course of the Activities, you will use a variety of props and natural elements, which may include but is not limited to: blocks, bolsters, straps, mats, resistance bands, pillows, dumbbells, foam rollers, massage balls, trees, tree stumps, rocks and more (the “Props”). Please do not use any props or equipment not instructed by The Tripping Yogi.
Inherent Risks. You understand that participating in the Activities poses inherent risks, some more obvious/serious than others. These risks can result in serious harm and injuries that could change your quality of life and, in very rare and extreme circumstances, may even result in death.
4.1. Injuries include but are not limited to things like muscle tears, strains, rhabdomyolysis and other musculoskeletal injuries, sprains, fractures, broken bones, cardiovascular complications, high blood pressure, dehydration, dizziness and fainting.
4.2. Exposure to and contraction of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases passed on via other participants and use of shared space, surfaces, or Props.
4.3. Risks related to hiking, biking, and performing the Activities outdoors in extreme landscapes and challenging conditions, such as tripping, falling or collision with human or natural elements, including uneven surfaces, rocks, gravel, cliffs, cactuses, sun exposure and risk of dehydration, unexpected encounters with wildlife or insects, such as bites or stings, weather-related conditions (extreme heat or cold, humidity, ice, rain, fog), exposure to infections, diseases, pollutants as well as other environmental factors. You understand and agree that it is your responsibility to ensure a safe space/environment to perform the Activities.
4.4. Hazards and risks related to swimming, paddleboarding and yoga on a paddleboard, such as drowning or hypothermia.
4.5. Additional risks of Activities for pregnant or post-natal women to the health of your fetus and your body, including but not limited to pregnancy loss, low birth weight, early delivery and postpartum complications.
4.6. Additional risks posed by participating in the Activities online, as there is no in-person supervision or space provided for you, and you will therefore need to ensure the safety of the Activities, using your judgment how to best practice them, not pushing yourself too far or attempting anything you feel unsure how to perform.
Affirmation of Health. By participating in any Activities with The Tripping Yogi, you affirm that you have sought medical advice regarding your fitness or are certain of your ability to practice advanced level yoga, including yoga in adventurous outdoor settings and extreme conditions. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, heart disease), physical injuries, weakness, are pregnant or post-natal, you should consult with your doctor first before engaging in the Activities and you must fully inform me about any such conditions before participation. Please communicate and inform me IMMEDIATELY if at any point you do not feel well during the Activities.
COVID-19 / Infectious Disease. Amidst the current developments surrounding communicable diseases, you acknowledge that every time you participate in the Activities you are affirming that you are healthy and that you do not present an increased risk due to COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. If at any point within 14 days prior to participating in any of the Activities, you have suffered from symptoms of a communicable disease (including but not limited to fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat), been in close contact with someone with a known or suspected case or in a hot spot area, or else are uncertain of your health or risk of transmission, you agree not to join the Activities and you should consult with your doctor. You agree to update me regarding your health or risk factor and to comply with all measures and policies implemented by The Tripping Yogi and applicable public health guidelines (federal, state/provincial, local, CDC and others) as updated, including but not limited to wearing masks, personal hygiene and social distancing, and allowing your temperature to be checked before entering the relevant practice space. We are all in this together and it is important to follow guidelines, act responsibly and with care towards one another in order to ensure everyone’s safety!
6.1. Consent to Cooperate with Contact Tracing. You understand and agree that The Tripping Yogi may disclose your personal information to the relevant authorities as required by law and policies related to the containment of COVID-19 through contact tracing or for other lawful purposes.
Voluntary Assumption of Risk. You have read this Waiver and understand the risks of participating in the Activities with The Tripping Yogi. Your signature below, electronic signature or clicking 'I Agree’, and your participation in the classes with The Tripping Yogi illustrates your voluntary engagement and assumption of the risks of the Activities.
Release, Waiver and Indemnity. You hereby release, hold harmless, indemnify and waive any claims against Everywhere Man LLC, its members, directors, officers, contractors, employees, volunteers, agents, executors, administrators, successors, family members and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any liability and damages arising from death or personal injuries, including the contraction of COVID-19 or other communicable diseases, however caused including as a result of The Tripping Yogi’s negligence, during your participation in the Activities with The Tripping Yogi. You are releasing the Released Parties at your own risk and you agree to forfeit any and all forms of legal recourse which may be available to you, including but not limited to any form of damages, as a result of your participation in the Activities. You agree that these provisions above apply to you, your family, heirs, executors or anyone elsewho may be able to bring a legal action on your behalf in the future.
Media Release. I think you’re awesome and want to show you off! By being a student with The Tripping Yogi, you agree to grant me the irrevocable right to use your image, likeness, photos, video content, audio recordings captured of you participating in the Activities or that you share with me online (via your own or others posting of you) as part of my online streaming, print media, marketing and sales throughout the world and in perpetuity. You also release me from all claims you may have relating to such use. Please let me know If you ever want me to stop using an image of you.
Continued Agreement. Agreement to this Waiver will act as your continued agreement to all ensuing classes, sessions and/or workshops whether in person, online, or via video conferencing tool.
Valuables. You agree that I am not responsible for the loss or damage of any personal property you bring or leave with The Tripping Yogi.
General Legal Provisions. Jurisdiction. This Waiver will be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of New Jersey. Severability. If any provisions of this Waiver are invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions in the Waiver will remain in full force and effect. Entire Agreement. This Waiver constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and replaces any prior agreements. Headings. The headings used in this Waiver are for stylistic purposes only and none of the content in the headings are intended to be legally binding. Online Agreement. We agree that this Agreement may be signed electronically or agreed to by having you click “I Agree”, the effect of which will be the same as signing by hand and the intention of which is that both parties desire to be bound by all the terms of the Agreement.