I understand that Bikram Yoga is an arduous Hatha yoga practiced in a hot--105 degree, 45 +% humidity room--for approx 90 minutes to maximize the health benefits and minimize the health risks of such practice, I am responsible for preparing for each Bikram Yoga class in which I participate.
I understand that vigrous physical exercise in a hot and humid room can cause dizziness, nausea, fainting, dehydration, heat, exhaustion, heat stroke or hypothermia (dangerously low sodium levels.) I understand that such physical activity and exertion may be difficult and strenuous and may cause or aggravate a physical injury or medical condition. I am fully aware of and accept the risks and hazards involved.
I promise to minimize such risks by dressing in light clothes, drink plenty of water, refrain from ingesting narcotics, drugs or alcohol; avoid big meals 2-3 hours before class; avoid class when fasting and pause during class to sit or recline when my body tells me to do so. I understand that Bikram Yoga training is mental as well as physical, so I must participate with focus, always paying attention to class room instruction, and above all, the dictates of my body.
I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician at least six months prior to and have been cleared to practice Bikram Yoga classes or workshops. I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and have no medical condition or injury which would prevent my full participation in the yoga classes or workshops.
I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, conditions, injuries, or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur or aggravate as a result of my participation.
I knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly waive any claim I may have or acquire against Birkam West Loop for any injury condition or damages that I may sustain as a result of entering or being on the premises or participating in the yoga classes or workshops.
I, my heirs or legal representatives, forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to Bikram Yoga West Loop for any injury, condition or death, which arises, is caused by, or is aggravated by reason of my participation in the programs.
I understand that it is my continuing responsibility to inform the instructor(s) and staff at Bikram Yoga West Lop of all medical conditions (including but not limited to pregnancy,heart disease, high or low blood pressure, asthma, broken bones, sprained muscles and drug prescriptions contraindicated to heated enviornments) injuries, or surgeries, prior to my first class and at such other times as I acquire information as to same.
I understand that I have no claims against Bikram West Loop by reason of their refusal to allow me to participate in the programs.