I am delighted to have you as a yoga student. The following information will help you get the most out of your yoga classes and clarify my role as a yoga teacher. Please read and sign below.
I am a certified Yoga teacher and have completed a thorough professional training in Yoga instruction. Yoga is much more than physical exercise. It is a transformational practice that integrates body, mind and spirit. The yoga that I practice is a form of Hatha yoga that aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. This discipline is considered a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life which in turn can help promote total physical and spiritual well-being.
All exercise programs involve a risk of injury. By choosing to participate in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) classes, you voluntarily assume a certain risk of injury. The following guidelines will help you reduce your risk of injury:
Listen to and follow my instructions carefully
Breathe smoothly and continuously as you move and stretch
Do not hold your breath or strain to attain any position
Work gently, respecting your body’s abilities and limitations
Don’t perform postures or movements that are painful
Ask me if you are unsure how to perform a certain movement
Menstruating women should not practice inverted postures
Pregnant women must consult their health care provider before enrolling in this class
It is always advisable to consult your physician before embarking on any exercise program. I will give you a Health Awareness Form to complete. You must complete the form and inform me of any health conditions that could be affected by your practice of yoga. If you are unsure about a condition, please speak to me.
Awareness is fundamental to the practice of Yoga. It is your responsibility as a student to monitor each activity and determine whether it is appropriate for you to participate. Though I am your teacher, you remain primarily responsible for your safety and well-being.
As a professional, I am responsible for providing competent Yoga instruction. I am not responsible for ensuring the safety of my students beyond providing competent instruction. By signing this form, you hereby release Linda Cooke and Village Yoga from any and all liability for injuries that are not directly and proximately caused by my professional negligence.
Fee is $100, payable in full prior to the start of class session. There are 4 classes that are 60 minutes long (please circle the class of your choice). The dates are either February 20th, 27th and March 6th, 13th from 4-5 PM at Village Yoga, Route 35 in Kennebunk.
I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO THE CONTENT OF THIS PROFESSIONAL DISCLOSURE FORM AND RELEASE.