disclaimer, terms, conditions & policies
Movement & yoga is for everyone.
However, when online, it is up to the individual to assess whether they are ready for the class that they have chosen.
If you suffer from specific injuries or disease it is best to consult with your physician first.
Similarly if you are pregnant, follow the recommended practice recommended by your physician only.
The practice of yoga asanas requires you – the practitioner – to gauge the safety of your practice within your personal physical limitations. It is better to build up slowly than to force and strain. It is normal to feel muscle engagement, muscle fatigue and sometimes slight soreness after practice; however any pinching, numbness, tingling or sharp pain is NOT NORMAL and you should exit the pose immediately.
The techniques and suggestions presented in this website are not intended to substitute for proper medical advice. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program.
Soma & Soul (Emma Gourlie) assumes no responsibility for injuries suffered while practicing these techniques.
Purchasing and completing any sessions are at your own risk and mean you have read, understand and agree to these Policies, Terms and Conditions.
There are no refunds for online classes or workshops. There are no refunds for packages purchased. There are no refunds for Memberships purchased but may be canceled before the 1st of the month.
Cancelation Policy for Lunar Bloom (In Person Only)
Refunds will be issued for cancellations made 48 hours before class starts.
Credit will be issued for cancellations made for classes canceled after the 48 hour window and 8 hours before class.
No refund or credit is available for late cancellations.
***There are no refunds for classes missed during a prepaid series***
***There a no refunds for services that have already been provided***
Waiver/Disclaimer for Lunar Bloom (Online and in Person)
I am responsible for myself, I acknowledge that the topics discussed during Lunar Bloom are personal opinions and are not a substitute for medical advice. I will be a responsible adult and use discernment during the workshop. I will honor other's confidentiality and will not share personal details of discussions shared by other participants during the class. I understand that yoga/movement includes physical exercise as well as an opportunity for relaxation and stress reduction. As in the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury, even serious or disabling, is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, adjust the posture and ask for support from the teacher. Yoga is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. I affirm that I alone am able to decide whether to practice or not. I hereby agree to irrevocably release Emma Gourlie from any physical or psychological distress, injury or liability that may occur during a class. If I am feeling unstable, I will seek professional advice from an appropriate source. I understand that this class is not going to diagnose or suggest treatment for me.
Purchasing and attending this class means you have read, understood and agree to these Policies, Terms and Conditions.
Soma & Soul Signature Sessions Terms & Conditions
Thai Yoga Massage/Adaptive Yoga is performed fully clothed, on a yoga mat with props. It may involve supportive yoga postures, breathwork, rocking, tractioning, circling, stretching, palming, pressing, thumbing, gliding, rolling, leaning and moving clients in and out of sensation. The massage/bodywork/yoga is given here for the purpose of stress reduction, relief from muscular tension and the increase of circulation.
Reiki/Access Bars treatments are given fully clothed on a massage table and should not be mistaken for a massage.
Reiki is a simple, hands-on energy technique that is used only for stress reduction and relaxation and is not a substitute for medical treatment. It may include use of singing bowls, crystals, essential oils and oracle cards. Reiki can complement any medical or psychological care you may be receiving.
Access Bars are 32 bars of energy that run through and around your head that connect to different aspects of your life. Each Bar will be held in a specific sequence to help release and defrag excessive energy held in your body.
It is recommended that you see a licensed physician or licensed health care professional for any physical or psychological ailment you may have.
The practitioner does not diagnose conditions, nor do they prescribe or perform medical treatments, prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of licensed medical professionals.
As a client I have stated all my known medical conditions and take it upon myself to keep the therapist updated on my physical health.
In keeping with the Health Care Consent Act (1996), it is my choice to receive treatment. I understand that an assessment by a practitioner is required to determine the best course of treatment. I agree to communicate with my practitioner at any time if I have any questions, if I feel uncomfortable, or I feel that my well-being is being compromised. I will consent to the practitioner working only on those areas of my body that I am comfortable with.
I am aware that I may terminate the treatment at any time at my discretion.
I am also aware of the possible side effects from a treatment such as temporary
muscular discomfort (24-48hrs post treatment), possible dizziness, headache, fatigue and possible heightened emotions. I understand the practitioner may recommend remedial exercises and other home care/self care suggestions.
Long-term imbalances in the body sometimes require multiple sessions in order to facilitate the level of change needed by the body to bring the system back into balance.
Self-improvement requires commitment on your part, and you must be willing to change in a positive way to receive the full benefits of sessions.
All information received during a session will be held in the strictest confidence unless there is a threat of danger where you may harm me or you as required by a court of law.
Please turn off electronic devices before arriving at the center to create a peaceful and relaxing environment for the session.
The Practitioner is a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and RYT-500 with a focus on meditation, adaptive and embodiment yoga, Reiki Master and Access Bars Facilitator with a special interest in using sound for wholistic wellness.
I hereby release Emma Gourlie from all liability arising out of any reliance upon the suggestions/information given during the consultation and duration of my sessions given at this time or any time in the future. I assume all risks and responsibilities for myself and release Emma Gourlie from any injury or liability that may occur during a treatment session. I have read, understand, and agree to these Policies, Terms and Conditions.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
1. There are no refunds on services that have already been provided.
2. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please give 24 hours’ notice.
3. If you do not show for your appointment, and have paid in full, a refund will not be issued.