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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, either in person or online, and have you release Kendra Coupland of any liability. Please be aware that if you do not sign this Waiver and agree to its terms, you will not be allowed to participate in classes.


1. Parties . We will refer to Kendra Coupland Spiritual Wellness Coach, a sole proprietor based in the Province of British Columbia, as “ Kendra Coupland ”, “ 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 ”.

2. The Activities. You may participate, in person or online, in yoga and exercise classes, sessions, programs, workshops and more with Kendra Coupland. I offer various levels of yoga and mindfulness practices, all of which may involve but are not limited to the following (“ Activities ”):

2.1. Mindful movement in the form of yoga poses, breath work, meditation, contemplative practices, mindfulness practices and relaxation. The activities rarely but could involve receiving adjustments from instructors, so please advise in advance if you do not want adjustments.

2.2. The Activities also apply to any classes made available for online streaming and participation, both live or pre-recorded, or that take place outside.

3. Equipment. In the course of the Activities, you will use a variety of equipment, which may include but is not limited to: blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps, mats, pillows, foam rollers, massage balls ( the “ Equipment ”). Please do not use any equipment not instructed by Kendra Coupland.

4. 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 Equipment.

4.3. There are 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.

4.4. There may be other reasonable risks posed for Activities performed outdoors, such as tripping or collision with human or natural elements, sun exposure and risk of dehydration, insects, exposure to infections, diseases, pollutants as well as other environmental factors. You understand and agree that is your responsibility to ensure a safe space and environment to perform the Activities.

4.5. If you are pregnant or recently gave birth, there are additional risks to your body and to the health of your fetus, including but not limited to pregnancy loss, low birth weight, or early delivery.

5. Affirmation of Health . By participating in any Activities with Kendra Coupland, you affirm that you have sought medical advice regarding your fitness and health and are certain of your ability to practice yoga. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, heart disease), physical injuries, weakness, are pregnant or post-natal, or have had recent surgeries, you should consult with your doctor first before engaging in the Activities and you must fully inform me about any such conditions before participation. You agree to communicate and inform me IMMEDIATELY if at any point you do not feel well during the Activities.

6. 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, travelled domestically or internationally, or else are uncertain of your health or risk of transmission, you agree not to come to the premises or take part in 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 Kendra Coupland and applicable public health guidelines (federal, provincial, local, or other relevant authorities) as updated, including but not limited to wearing masks, personal hygiene and social distancing, and taking your temperature or allowing it to be checked before entering the studio or 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.

7. Voluntary Assumption of Risk. You have read this Waiver and understand the risks of participating in the Activities with Kendra Coupland. Your signature below, electronic signature or clicking 'I Agree’, and your participation in the classes at Kendra Coupland illustrates your voluntary engagement and assumption of the risks of the Activities.

8. Release, Waiver and Indemnity. You hereby release, hold harmless, indemnify and waive any claims against Kendra Coupland, her 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 Kendra Coupland’s negligence, during your participation in the Activities with Kendra Coupland. 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 else who may be able to bring a legal action on your behalf in the future.

9. Media Release. Private classes are not recorded unless requested by the client. By joining groups whether online, in-person, or live-streamed classes or workshops, you agree to grant me the irrevocable right to use your image, name, likeness, photos, video content, audio recordings captured of you on-site or participating in the Activities or that you share with me online (via email, or social media) as part of my online streaming, recordings of classes made for students, or for marketing future classes throughout the world and in perpetuity. If you do not wish to be identified in online classes you are within your rights to turn your webcam or microphone off and/or use an alias for any livestreams or recorded classes. 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 by emailing me at and I will do my best to comply with your request.

10. 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.

11. Valuables. You agree that I am not responsible for the loss or damage of any personal property you bring or leave at any classes, workshops, or retreats.

12. General Legal Provisions. Jurisdiction. This Waiver will be governed exclusively by the laws of the Province of British Columbia. 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.

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. You agree that you have read this Waiver and fully understand its contents and voluntarily agree to be bound to all of its terms

Thank you for communicating honestly with me. I look forward to enjoying yoga together!
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