Andiappan Yoga Community is a section 88 registered non-profit under the IRO-HK, fully volunteer organization whose mission is to share yoga with those who may not be able to afford yoga classes or those who may have special needs or circumstances.
All of our yoga instructors are certified by us with the International Yoga Academy, believe in the benefits of yoga, and are committed to teaching yoga on a strictly volunteer basis. If you would like to host or arrange yoga classes for your organization or charity please contact AYC.
Andiappan Yoga Community是一個全志願非牟利團體，致力為社區內有特殊需要、或未能負擔市面瑜伽課程等人士提供免費瑜伽課堂。
Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC) is bringing yoga to more people who might never have enjoyed its benefits. A non-profit, fully volunteer organization of International Yoga Academy (IYA) certified yoga instructors – trained in the tradition of Thirmuloor’s therapeutic yoga – Andiappan Yoga Community offers yoga classes to those who have special needs or circumstances.
Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC) 乃一全志願非牟利組織, 致力將瑜伽帶給更多未能接觸或受惠之人士, 並為有特殊需要的人士提供瑜伽課程 。
義工導師均接受「Thirmuloor治療瑜伽」傳統培訓, 並獲 「國際瑜伽學院（IYA）」認證。
Dr. Yogananth Andiappan who is a renowned yoga therapist and an experienced teacher trainer, lead the Community in its endeavor to propagate the knowledge and teachings of yoga as taught by his father GuruJi Dr. Asana Andiappan. As the founder of the Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in Chennai, India, Guruji Dr. Andiappan has dedicated his life to studying and teaching the curative and therapeutic benefits of yoga based on the teachings of Sage Thirmuloor. Asana Andiappan college of Yoga and Research Centre is one of the few remaining centers dedicated to promoting authentic yoga traditions and values without any commercial motives.
Yogananth Andiappan 博士是著名的瑜伽治療師, 並有豐富的導師培訓經驗；肩負著他父親 Asana Andiappan 博士的教誨, 致力領導 AYC 傳揚瑜伽的知識和教義。
作為位於印度欽奈的「Asana Andiappan 瑜伽學院 暨 研究中心」創始人， Asana Andiappan 博士畢生致力研究和教授「智者Thirmuloor」的治療系瑜伽, 以推廣真正的瑜伽傳統及價值, 使「Asana Andiappan 瑜伽學院 暨 研究中心」成為了碩果僅存的非商業性瑜伽中心。
Recently Community involvement has increased. More than 150 active, certified volunteer instructors now teach more than a dozen yoga community classes. We partner with a number of Hong Kong organizations, including
We also offer free yoga classes to the overseas worker community in Hong Kong.
AYC 現有超過150 名專業導師，活躍於全港各區多個社區課程中義教。
AYC volunteer teachers are sharing their yoga experience with others as a service to the community. Their mission is to teach yoga — on a volunteer basis — to anyone and everyone, especially those who can not afford classes.
AYC 義工導師透過義教，與社區內所有人士，特別是未能負擔市面課程的社群, 分享他們的瑜伽經驗，藉以服務社會。
Inspired by the teachings and compassion of master instructor, Yogananth Andiappan, AYC was founded as Yogananth Andiappan Community in 2010 by a group of his students from the International Yoga Academy, Anahata Yoga, in Central, Hong Kong. As an honor to our beloved Guruji Dr.Asana Andiappan on his 85th birthday in the year 2013, the community was renamed as Andiappan Yoga Community.
AYC 前身為 Yogananth Andiappan Community, 於2010年由一班 Yogananth 博士的門生籌組而成，旨在實踐博士的教誨，服務社群。至2013年，適逢 Asana Andiappan 博士85歲大壽, Yogananth Andiappan Community 正式易名為 Andiappan Yoga Community 以作致敬。
Following the tradition of Guruji Andiappan’s teachings and practice, the Andiappan Yoga Community has been established as a non-profit organization committed to sharing the benefits of yoga with everyone, especially if they can not afford classes, or if they have special needs.
依循 Asana Andiappan 博士的教誨，訂定 AYC 為一非牟利組織，致力與所有人士，特別是有特殊需求或無法負擔課程者，分享瑜伽的益處。
Taking advantage of increased Community enthusiasm among our volunteer, AYC founder decided it was time to extend our mission to a wider community. AYC’s official website was launched at www.yogacommunity.org and Registered Andiappan Yoga Community with the Hong Kong government as a non-profit organization. This official change gives AYC new standing in Hong Kong and Asia.
隨著AYC逐漸成長, 義工人數俱增, AYC 亦正式於香港註冊成為非牟利團體, 並推出官方網頁: www.yogacommunity.org ,為進一步拓展我們的使命奠定了新的里程碑。
“People those who participate in our yoga classes may live with limited resources or difficult circumstances. We provide them with free yoga lessons, we try to make available the yoga mats, blocks, and straps — and even transportation to the class,” said Dr.Yogananth during the official launch event of the community.
Yogananth 博士在 AYC 正式發布活動期間說過﹕「參加 AYC 瑜伽課程的人士可能生活在有限的資源或困境中, 我們會為他們提供免費的瑜伽課程，更會嘗試提供瑜伽墊、瑜伽磚和瑜伽帶, 甚或接送服務。」
We look to donors to provide mats, subsidize venues, and fund charities. The registration as a non-profit organization makes it clear to our partners that we are working together for the common good. The new designation as a non-profit will further our efforts to raise funds for others, as we have for causes such as Animals Asia, Breast cancer awareness, and the victims of the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines.
AYC 以往亦有為亞洲動物基金、香港乳癌基金會活動、及2013年菲律賓風災等事件舉辦籌款活動。成為註冊非牟利團體後, AYC 會更加努力, 與合作夥伴循各種途徑繼續服務社會。因此, 我們亦歡迎各式各樣的捐獻, 如瑜伽墊捐贈、場地提供或慈善捐款等等。
Be sure to checkout Andiappan Yoga Community’s website for the latest updates, as we work to advance the practice and benefits of yoga throughout Hong Kong and Asia. Visit www.yogacommunity.org to keep up with AYC news, projects, and events. And please join us in our mission to enrich lives with yoga either as a volunteer, partner, or contributor.
請瀏覽我們的網站﹕ www.yogacommunity.org 以了解 AYC 的最新資訊和活動, 並支持我們在本港及亞洲繼續推廣瑜伽。你亦可透過作為義工、合作夥伴或捐獻者, 與我們攜手宣揚瑜伽, 使生命更豐盛。
If you have graduated from an International Yoga Academy teacher training program with 200 hours or more — and have been issued a certificate — you are eligible to become a volunteer yoga teacher for Andiappan Yoga Community(AYC). If you have not yet received an email invitation to join our community, please contact AYC.