Terms & Conditions for Self-Mastery for Leaders Course

Welcome to the Self-Mastery for Leaders program! Before we begin, it’s important that you review the information contained on this page prior to engaging in any of the lessons and associated activities suggested in this course. Continuing beyond this point to future modules represents your consent to the information contained in the release of liability, waiver and assumption of risk agreement below.

The activities suggested as a part of this program, including but not limited to exercise and breathwork, pose certain health risks. It’s crucial that you have spoken with a physician and that they have signed off that it is safe for you to engage in these activities. If you have any health, safety, or medical concerns associated with a module, simply skip the suggested activities that are a part of that module. And again, please talk to a doctor.


Release of Liability, Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement

In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Self-Mastery for Leaders program, and all the related suggested activities with Michael Kavanagh and Back to the Breath LLC including Breathwork, exercise, personal challenges, and all other suggestions made throughout the program (hereinafter collectively “the Activities”) I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge, understand and expressly agree as to the following:

(1) The Activities can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, it is not advised for persons with a history of cardiovascular disease, including angina or heart attack, high blood pressure, use of a pace-maker, glaucoma, retinal detachment, osteoporosis, significant recent physical injuries or surgery.

(2) The Activities are not advised for persons with mental illness or seizure disorders or for persons using major medications. The Activities are also unsuitable for anyone with a personal or family history of aneurysms. Pregnant women are advised against engaging in the Activities without first consulting and getting approval from their primary care physician. Persons with asthma should have their inhaler with them and consult with their primary care physician to gain approval prior to engaging in the Activities. 

(3) On behalf of myself, my spouse, my minor children, wards, relatives or other persons under my care, my parents, next of kin, my heirs, assigns, agents, personal representatives and estate (hereinafter collectively “RELEASING PARTIES”), I HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS Michael Kavanagh, Back to the Breath LLC, and its employees, agents, representatives, team members, as well as its owners, principals, employees, agents and representatives (hereafter collectively “MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, whether physical, mental, psychological or emotional, or ANY LOSS or DAMAGE to PERSON or PROPERTY, of any kind, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

(4) To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES for all costs and expenses, including but not limited to all legal fees incurred by MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES in defending any claim brought against any or all of MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES by any of the RELEASING PARTIES and further agree to pay the full amount of any judgment, award or verdict that might be entered against any of MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES and/or in favor of any or all of the RELEASING PARTIES.

(5) I understand that there exists a risk of physical, mental, psychological or emotional injury or death from the Activities, and although personal discipline or compliance with the guidance of MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES and consultation with a physician or healthcare provider may reduce this risk, the risk of such injury nevertheless does exist.

(6) I am fully aware that the Activities could be hazardous resulting in injury or death. I fully acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities with knowledge of the danger involved, and I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation.

(7) I agree to comply with the stated and customary guidance and norms of participation in the Activities. If, however, I observe any unusual hazard during my presence or participation, I will immediately remove myself from participation in the Activities and bring such to the attention of the nearest official forthwith.

(8) I know, understand and acknowledge that MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES are NOT physicians, psychologists, therapists, or healthcare professionals, and the Activities being offered are NOT intended to treat or diagnose, and does NOT include treatment for or diagnosis of, any illnesses, disease or disorders, whether physical, mental, psychological or emotional.

(9) I promise, represent and certify that I am in good health physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally, and fully understand and acknowledge that if I were not in such good health, I would not be permitted to partake in the Activities. As such, my promise, representation, and certification that I am in good health in each of the above-enumerated ways constitutes a material term upon which MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES are relying in permitting me to partake in the Activities.

(10) If I am pregnant or become pregnant or am post-natal, I will not participate in the Activities without first discussing the risks with my doctor, and I will only participate in the Activities if I have my doctor’s full approval. I will not hold the RELEASED PARTIES responsible for any injuries to my pregnancy caused in part or in whole by my failure to follow my doctor’s recommendation.

(11) To the fullest extent allowed by law, I, on behalf of myself and all RELEASING PARTIES, hereby forever unconditionally and irrevocably waive and release any and all claims I now have or may in the future have against MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES with respect to any injury, loss or damage I suffer as a result of participating in the Activities or any of the future Activities in which I may participate. I understand and agree that this Release of Liability, Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) extends to and includes any and all damages, injuries, and claims which I do not anticipate or know to exist and to any and all damages, injuries, or claims which may develop in the future, and I hereby expressly waive and relinquish any and all rights under any law or statute to the contrary.

(12) After being fully informed of the above, I, on my own behalf, and, to the fullest extent allowed by law, on behalf of all RELEASING PARTIES expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks inherent to and existing in connection with the Activities; and I voluntarily elect to participate in the Activities.

(13) Although this Agreement fully and completely releases MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES from any and all liability of any kind and of any nature in any way connected to, arising from, or relating to the Activities at issue, I further acknowledge and agree that to the extent that I violate the plain terms of this Agreement by filing a claim, suit or other action against any of the MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASES, any such claim, suit or other action shall be filed solely and exclusively before the American Arbitration Association, as governed by the Commercial Rules of Arbitration, with the initiating party bearing the fees and costs associated with arbitration, and with the prevailing party entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs associated with the arbitration. Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under Illinois law.

(14) I acknowledge, understand, and agree that this Agreement, and all of the releases, terms and conditions contained herein, shall apply with equal force and govern any future Activities in which I partake with Michael Kavanagh or any of the other MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASES, thus obviating the need for me to sign this Agreement each and every time I partake in the Activities.

(15) I understand and agree that MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES are not responsible for property that is lost, stolen, or damaged while in, on, or about the premises.

(16) To the extent that any portion, clause or aspect of this agreement is found to be invalid, void or unenforceable, all other portions, clauses or aspects of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

(17) I have read this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms and I have either consulted an attorney or, at my sole discretion, elected not to do so.

(18) I understand that I am providing this release as consideration, in part, for participation in the Activities. As such, I understand that if I wish to alter or negotiate the terms of this Agreement, I may do so by speaking with one of MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES.

(19) I understand that I have given up substantial rights by agreeing this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement and agree to it freely and voluntarily without any inducement.


I acknowledge that if anyone is injured or killed, or if property is damaged, during my participation in the activities, I will be found by a court of law to have waived all right to maintain suit against any of MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES and/or that I will be found to be fully responsible for all attorney fees and all other costs incurred by MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES and/or that I will be found personally liable for any judgment, award or verdict entered against any of MICHAEL KAVANAGH RELEASEES.


I understand that there exist known and unknown dangers of serious injury and death associated with the activities, some of which are referenced above, I nevertheless choose to participate in the activities.

I also understand that there are no refunds, transfers, or exchanges for this product.

By proceeding beyond this point and navigating to any future models you are agreeing that you understand the information contained above and you agree to it.