On 30th September, we initiated a new yoga project at Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society where yoga is introduced to seniors. We had over 15 students aged from 60 to above 90. Master Yogananth gave a introduction to the benefits of yoga and explained how yoga can be practiced at any age and how it help arthritis, limited mobility, or other health issues, AYC volunteer Coordinator Louise and Volunteer teachers M/s Angela, Vivian and Edward Wah gor assisted the seniors with great care.
Various gentle yoga poses that can be done seated on a chair and simple breathing techniques were taught to...
Project Leader and Teaching Volunteers needed for a new project
Andiappan Yoga Community is pleased to partner with Vocational Training Council (VTC) in providing free yoga classes to VTC students. With the increasing demands of student life, the regular practice of yoga can lead students into well-being and allow them cope with the day-to-day life of being a student.
Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong. VTC provides valuable credentials for some 250 000 students each year...
Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC)’s Yoga Therapy Rehabilitation Classes are being held at Anahata Yoga, Hong Kong on a weekly basis, with the program being led by AYC Project Leader Wendy Lam.
AYC volunteer Mandy Lam interviewed the patients regarding the yoga therapy and meditation classes being offered, and below is a summary of the feedback from 14 students:
Yoga Therapy – Students Feedback
The 7 interviewees from this class shared that yoga has helped them significantly:
Even with the varying physical conditions of the participants, there is usually immense muscle...
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Youth Outreach School of Hip Hop & Youth Outreach Street Program
AYC has partnered with Youth Outreach School of Hip Hop to teach yoga to at-risk youth. In this program, AYC...
How to become a teaching volunteer at Andiappan Yoga Community
If you have graduated from International Yoga Academy (https://www.iya-asia.com) accredited teacher training program with 200 hours or more certification and have been issued a certificate, you are eligible to become a volunteer yoga teacher at Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC). Upon completion of the course, you will receive an invitation e-mail with the login details to join our community as a teaching volunteer. If you have not yet received an email invitation to join our community, please send an e-mail to...
At the Diocesan Boys’ School in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, more than 400 participants gathered to practice yoga and support the Early Psychosis Foundation (EPISO) of Hong Kong. The ‘FitMind is Attitude Mega Fund-Raising Event’ was organized by EPISO Chief Executive Ms. Joy Kok and FitMind Ambassador Kiki Lam to raise awareness for those suffering from early psychosis and their healthy counterparts. “We believe yoga is good for mental health and will eventually help to bring about positive changes for our patient’s livelihood and facilitate their reintegration into...
“I feel more comfortable after doing yoga. It helps to relieve the body aches from [chemo] treatments. That’s why I came today, even though my body is still quite sore from the recent chemo.” — Kam, yoga program participant
By Foster Barnes
THURSDAY, 14/08/2014. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer for women worldwide. In Hong Kong alone, breast cancer among women has tripled from 1993 to 2011. Today, about nine women a day in Hong Kong are diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer, treatments and procedures not only exact a devastating toll on the physical body,...
Andiappan Yoga Community volunteers teach yoga to women recovering from breast cancer at Tuen Mun Hospital. Courses run in six week intervals.
We are now inviting volunteers to assist and teach in this project.
Eligibility: Requirements: Minimum Anahata Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy 200 YTT Certificate, Hospital Infection Course Certification, Cantonese-speaking female preferred, three-month commitment –
An orientation course for volunteering at the TMH will be conducted on 26–Aug-2015 (Wed) in TMH
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By Foster Barnes
MONDAY, 02/06/2014. There are more than 300,000 domestic helpers of different nationalities in Hong Kong, and almost 50% of them are Filipinos. They usually only have one day off a week and live with limited resources. Providing free yoga classes for Hong Kong’s domestic helpers has been a focus of the Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC) since it’s inception. However, many of the AYC teachers who had originally organized the program have since left Hong Kong.
But now, thanks to AYC Volunteer Louise Vas, we have reactivated this program as a service to Hong...