By registering for or participating in any Newark Center for Meditative Culture (NCMC) online or in-person program, you agree to the following:
- I am participating in classes, series, workshops or retreats during which I may receive information and instruction about meditation. I understand that the practice of meditation may bring awareness to bodily sensations, thoughts, and feelings, including those that may feel familiar/comfortable and those that may feel unfamiliar/uncomfortable.
- I understand that it is my personal responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in any physical fitness program, including meditation. I represent and warrant that I have no medical condition that would prevent my participation in physical fitness or meditation activities. If I experience pain or difficulty that is cause for concern during or after practicing the meditation exercises, I understand that I should stop immediately and consult my healthcare provider before continuing on with the meditation exercises. I recognize that I may also choose to do physical movement, such as sitting, standing, and walking meditation. I represent and warrant that I will make the instructor aware of any medical conditions or physical limitations before class. If I am pregnant, become pregnant, or I am post-natal or post-surgical, I verify that I have my physician’s approval to participate.
- In consideration of being permitted to participate in NCMC meditation classes, series, workshops and retreats, whether in-person or online, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known and unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating. I knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly waive any claim I may have against Newark Center for Meditative Culture, the Landlord, instructors, representatives, agents, staff, volunteers, and independent contractors, for injuries or damages that I may sustain as a result of participating in classes, series or retreats, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.
Parent/Guardian Additional Waiver for Minors (under 18 years old): I, the undersigned parent and natural guardian or legal guardian do hereby represent that I, in fact, acting in such capacity, agree to release, save and hold harmless and indemnify each and all of the Entities and Persons from all liability, loss, cost, claim or damage whatsoever which may be imposed upon said Entities and Persons because of any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act.
Assumption of Risks: I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents. By registering for and/or participating in any NCMC sponsored classes, series, workshops, and retreats, I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above and take full responsibility for my personal safety and personal property (and that of my ward’s if present and/or participating) while attending it.