LAI 2-Year Program Liability Waiver and Release
This liability waiver and release agreement (“Agreement”) is made between the undersigned participant (“Participant,” “I”, or “you” when passively addressed ) and Luminous Awareness Institute LLC (“Company” or “LAI”), a California limited liability company for participation in the 2-Year Program (“Program”), whether in-person or virtually. This Agreement, together with the Financial Agreements and Terms and Use of Luminous Teachings, Materials and Transmissions, constitute the whole agreement. The terms of this Agreement are incorporated herein by reference into the provisions of the Financial Agreements and Terms and Use of Luminous Teachings, Materials, and Transmissions to constitute one, whole agreement, including but not limited to the terms below governing choice of law/venue and dispute resolutions.
The purpose of this consent form is to inform you of the nature of the healing and transformative work you will learn and experience and the qualifications that are required of the leaders to practice this work. Energy Medicine is a system that falls under the CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) set of modalities.
Energy Medicine as taught within the Luminous Awareness Institute program is used to help you identify and work through physical blocks, emotional blocks, and internal belief systems that no longer serve you.
In the experience of the LAI team and facilitators, healing is the process of becoming free of conditioned, pre-programmed reactions to the world. Healing is the growth process towards having the liberated capacity to choose fresh creative responses to each situation as it presents itself. This freedom doesn’t necessarily mean a new or better personal story. Rather, it is the capacity to hold oneself and one’s point of view with lightness and gentleness, and the flexibility to shift when needed.
The leaders and staff at Luminous Awareness Institute are here to work with you and support you in your healing and growth process. That said, healing requires willingness, dedication, and commitment on your part, and thus, at all times your healing is your own responsibility.
The leaders and staff at Luminous Awareness Institute are not physicians, do not diagnose diseases or prescribe pharmaceutical drugs, and do not have the authority nor desire to advise you to discontinue any medical treatment you may be receiving. The leaders of LAI have completed four-year programs in Energy Medicine as well as a host of other modalities. However, energy medicine is not a substitute for the diagnosis and/or treatment of medical or mental health conditions by a licensed healthcare professional.
This program is not to be used in lieu of appropriate care from a licensed professional. You agree to disclose any medical or mental health condition for which you are receiving care prior to your enrollment in the program. If at any time you believe you are in crisis or experiencing a medical emergency and need immediate attention, please call 9-1-1, or contact your local emergency services, crisis clinic, or family physician.
As a student in the Program with the Luminous Awareness Institute, you understand that you are in a teaching and training environment. This document provides some additional information about what might arise within the learning environment of the Program.
At times during the Program weekends, there may be opportunities for you to receive a session from a teacher in front of other students, interns and teachers, so that others can learn about the information taught by witnessing a live healing session.
If such a session occurs within a teaching setting, you understand that your experience may be discussed with the students and staff for teaching purposes only. This may include information received during previous sessions if that information is instructive for the students. Just as you have, all participants have committed to hold the events of the classroom setting and personal information of others in confidence. At any time, you can opt out of such a session or ask for explicit confidentiality. You can also request additional support following such a session from a practitioner.
Additionally, as part of learning the material taught within the Program, you will be experimenting with techniques with other students. This will occur within the context of the program. You also may choose to practice with other students or explore the material in a variety of ways with other Luminous students outside of the teaching weekends. You agree to honor the confidentiality of anyone with whom you work.
At times, you may experience strong emotions and physical and energetic shifts. You may have questions or realize that you need more advanced support for something that is arising and you commit to reaching out for support as needed. This learning and exploration with yourself and in relationship with other students is part of the Program. You acknowledge that you are participating voluntarily and with clear understanding of the intent and possible impact.
Feedback or Concerns
If you are unresolved with anything that arises in a teaching session or through work with other students, you agree to address it with those involved so that they can respond to your concerns directly. If for some reason you are uncomfortable discussing something directly, you agree to reach out to the support team of Luminous (staff, assistants, and/or teachers) for assistance. If you feel your concerns have not been adequately addressed, you may submit a formal Request for Support. Requests for Support can be submitted to LAI Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coordinator (email@example.com). If other people bring concerns to you, you will take such concerns seriously and respond to them with care and respect. As needed, you will reference our Community Commitments, which we will discuss at the beginning of the program, to help you navigate these situations.
The Program includes, but is not limited to, activities such as sitting, standing, walking, somatic movement and/or dance, live demonstrations, discussions, lectures and other physical activities (individually, “Activity”; collectively, “Activities”). I am aware of the potential dangers involved in the Activities. In consideration for being allowed to participate in the Activities at the Program, I, the Participant, agree to the following terms prior to the start of the Program, to the fullest extent permitted by law:
Should I attend any Luminous event in-person, I know and understand the scope, nature, and extent of the risks involved in the Activities held in-person when the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak is still occurring. I voluntarily seek services provided by LAI and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 by attending an event in-person. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the risk of spread while attending modules or other events and in preparation for it. I voluntarily, freely and expressly choose to incur all risks associated with any Activity, understanding that those risks may include personal injury, damage to property, and/or death.
In consideration for being allowed to participate in the Activities of the Program in-person at modules or other events, I, the Participant, understand that I will be required to sign a separate COVID-19 related waiver of liability prior to each in-person module or event. Separate waivers and/or agreements may be required by the Venue in order to attend as well.
I understand that LAI is making the best informed decisions possible, in line with local, state and federal regulations, laws, and expectations, in order to offer in-person aspects of the Program and allow the greatest number of Participants to attend safely. I understand that evolving circumstances and requirements could mean that I am unable or choose not to attend in-person events, including if my vaccination status precludes participation. If such a circumstance arises, I understand that I will be able to fully participate in the program through the virtual online format.
I have carefully read this Agreement, including the release and waiver of liability, and fully understand its contents. I freely and voluntarily agree to these terms and conditions. I understand that I would not be able to participate in the Program without signing this waiver. I assert that my participation and signing is voluntary and that I assume all risks.
I have read, understand, and agree to the above Liability Waiver and Release.
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