2020 IYAGNY Student Waiver

Dear Students:

Every few years, we have our waivers reviewed by an attorney to ensure that we are aligned with all applicable City and State laws. Our 2020 Waiver updates and clarifies some of our old liability language, here's a brief breakdown of what the Waiver includes (note this overview is not a replacement of the waiver; rather, it is a simple summary).  

Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4:

  • You desire to take classes with us and are healthy enough to do so
  • You agree not to use any of props for activities other than classes
  • You understand that in taking classes there is a chance that you could become injured

Paragraphs 5 & 6

  • You understand that you may be physically adjusted in class and have the ability to consent to these adjustments
  • You are fully responsible for your personal belongings

Paragraph 7 & 8

  • You release IYAGNY from any claim
  • You understand that the waiver is binding

Download a copy of the waiver and bring it in, or fill it out next time that come you take class.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you.

Download Waiver

2020 IYAGNY Liability Waiver:

I desire to participate in yoga classes, series, lectures, events, and workshops (whether singular or plural, hereinafter referred to as the “Activities”) provided by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (“IYAGNY”). As lawful consideration for being permitted by IYAGNY to participate in the Activities, I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement (this “Agreement”).

I hereby certify that I am in good physical health and do not suffer from any injury or medical condition that would limit my participation in the Activities and I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with my physician to receive approval to participate in the Activities. I take full responsibility not to exceed my personal physical abilities in the practice of the Activities.

I understand that, for safety reasons, use of any props (i.e., ropes, trestles, etc.) and use of the yoga studios on IYAGNY’s premises by the participants in the Activities are not allowed outside of the Activities.

I AM AWARE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE ACTIVITIES CAN BE DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES AND CAN INVOLVE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH). I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY INJURIES THAT I SUSTAIN MAY BE COMPOUNDED BY NEGLIGENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE OR RESCUE OPERATIONS OF IYAGNY. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES WITH AN EXPRESS UNDERSTANDING OF THE DANGER INVOLVED AND HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY(INCLUDING DEATH), WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF IYAGNY OR OTHERWISE.

I am aware and understand that the Iyengar yoga method taught during the Activities may involve physical adjustments (through the medium of props and/or hands-on physical adjustments) and that I may be asked whether or not I consent to such physical adjustments during the Activities. I understand that if I consent to any physical adjustments, I may withdraw such consent at any time.

I am aware and understand that IYAGNY does not provide lockers and that I am solely responsible for any personal item brought on IYAGNY’s premises. IYAGNY is not responsible for, and assumes no liability arising from, theft of, damage to, or loss of, any personal item.

I hereby expressly waive and release any and all claims, now known or hereafter known, against IYAGNY, and its officers, directors/manager(s), employees, agents, affiliates, members, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”), arising out of or attributable to my participation in the Activities, use of any of Company’s facilities or equipment, or my presence on IYAGNY’s premises, whether arising out of the negligence of IYAGNY or any Releasees or otherwise. I covenant not to make or bring any such claim against IYAGNY or any other Releasee, and forever release and discharge IYAGNY and all other Releasees from liability under such claims.

This Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement of IYAGNY and me with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such invalidity illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement. This Agreement is binding on and shall inure to the benefit of IYAGNY and me and their respective successors and assigns. All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York. Any claim or cause of action arising under this Agreement may be brought only in the U.S. Federal or New York State courts located in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York and I hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

BY SIGNING BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTOOD ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE IYAGNY.