We are delighted to have you join us at Elemental Rhythm and Breathwork (“Elemental”). Our vision is to transform the lives of all people who come through our centers, no matter what stage of life or state of being, we will assist and support your optimization process. The purpose of this release of liability and waiver of claims (the “Waiver”) is to communicate the risks of participating in our services and/or classes (the “Activities”) and have you release Elemental of any liability. Please be aware, if you do not agree to the terms of this Waiver, we cannot allow you to participate in the Activities. If you proceed with the Activities through our website, you will be deemed to have agreed to the terms of this Waiver. Whenever practicing the Activities, it is important to be situated in a safe environment, such as lying on the floor or in an open room.
This Waiver applies to all Activities offered, provided, delivered, and/or held by Elemental, either in-person or online, whether at Elemental’s own facilities or any other facilities.
Please be advised that Elemental does not provide therapy services, psychotherapy services, psychological services, therapeutic services, or any other medical services of any kind. Elemental is not a medical practice or a substitute for medical treatment. Elemental employees, coaches, Breathwork Facilitators, and Breathwork Coaches are not licensed medical professionals and do not provide any medical advice, opinions, or guidance. Any interaction with an Elemental employee, coach, Breathwork Facilitator, or Breathwork Coach is intended to facilitate your access and participation in the Activities only and is in no way medical guidance, therapy, or medical treatment of any kind. It is strongly advised that you consult with your physician or seek medical advice before engaging in any of the Activities.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I AM PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND MEDICALLY CAPABLE OF PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES. I AM AWARE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE ACTIVITIES INVOLVE MANY RISKS, DANGERS, HAZARDS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE RISK OF SERIOUS PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY, PAIN, DISFIGUREMENT, TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISABILITY (INCLUDING PARALYSIS), EMOTIONAL LOSS, AND/OR OTHER RELATED RISKS. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES. I FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ANY AND ALL OF THE RISKS, DANGERS, AND HAZARDS INVOLVED AND THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE INJURIES OR OUTCOMES MAY ARISE FROM MY OWN OR OTHERS ACTION, INACTION, OR NEGLIGENCE, INCLUDING THAT OF ELEMENTAL. NONETHELESS, I ASSUME ALL RELATED RISKS, BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN TO ME, DUE TO MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS ACTIVITY.
WAIVER & RELEASE
In consideration of my participation in any of the Activities and by signing this form, I, my heirs, my executors, my administrators, my assigns, or my personal representatives hereby forever release, waive, discharge, indemnify, hold harmless and covenant not to sue Elemental Rhythm and Breathworks and its owners, directors, officers, employees, agents, members, managers, partners, instructors and representatives (collectively, “Elemental”) from all injuries, damages, losses, expenses, attorneys’ fees, settlements, liabilities, claims, suits and causes of action which may result from my participation in the Activities, and which may affect me and/or Elemental. I knowingly and voluntarily enter into this Waiver and acknowledge that I have read and understood this Waiver and assumption of risks, its contents, and its impact.
BY AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE WITHIN THE ONLINE ACTIVITIES, YOU WILL WAIVE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE OR CLAIM COMPENSATION – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
By continuing to participate, I verify that I have read, understood, and agree to these terms and conditions.
Safety & Contraindications
Welcome to the Elemental Rhythm Breathwork. Breathwork and this website in general has the potential to change your life, so my best recommendation is to take it seriously and try your best. With daily practice, we have personally witnessed massive transformations in a wide range of people with different ages, occupations,states of health and stress levels.
The following disclaimer is based upon our most intense breathwork courses. We personally feel these are the extreme potential outcomes however we want everyone to be aware of them and if you have any concerns or questions to speak with a health care practitioner or doctor.
In over 5 years of training and facilitating The Elemental Rhythm Breakthrough Experience, we have never seen or heard of anyone getting injured or having a serious contraindication using breathwork. The scientific literature also strongly supports this.
A report from 2013 documented the results of 11,000 people over 12 years who participated in a certain type of intense breathwork sessions experienced no negative effects. In addition to the many benefits that were observed, no adverse reactions were reported. This makes breathwork a low-risk modality. In fact, there have been NO reported cases in the research or literature of any reported incidents of things like strokes, heart attacks, etc. happening from breathwork.
Advanced Breathwork has the potential to bring about intense feelings. Because of the strong physical and emotional releases that may arise, it’s not recommended for some people. Please talk to your doctor before practicing this type of breathing.
General Safety Tips
Whenever practicing breathwork, it is important to be situated in a safe environment. In some cases you may experience dizziness or feel light headed, in some cases – although rare – you may lose consciousness. Therefore we recommend lying on the floor or in an area that you will not hurt yourself if you fall. It is also important that you never perform while driving, in water (drowning can occur) on in any situation that passing out could harm yourself or others.
Contraindications to be aware of:
If you have any of the below or are unsure please consult with a health care professional before participating in any class, video or online course on this website. Breathwork is not advised for persons with a history of cardiovascular disease, including angina or heart attack, high blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment, osteoporosis, significant recent physical injuries or surgery without first speaking with a medical professional.
Breathwork is not advised for persons with severe mental illness or seizure disorders or for persons using major medications. It is also unsuitable for anyone with a personal or family history of aneurysms. Pregnant women are advised against practicing breathwork without first consulting and getting approval from their primary care physician. Persons with asthma should have their inhaler present at all times and consult with their primary care physician.
I acknowledge that I have read and agreed to the terms above, and if necessary consulted with my doctor and/or healthcare provider prior to participation in the activity and in particular have discussed without limitation the above risk conditions before taking any courses, videos or classes.