Yoga Therapy for Pain Patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

20 February 2019

Volunteers Required
Latest Update: The 2nd Group of Patients has completed their classes and we are now recruiting patients for the next class which will start in 8th May 2019. Interested Teacher Volunteers can apply through your volunteer profile page to apply to teach in this project.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, QE or QEH in short, is the largest acute district general hospital at King's Park in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was named after Queen Elizabeth II. The hospital is a major hospital in southern Kowloon.

Andiappan Yoga Community is pleased to partner with Queen Elizabeth Hospital Patient Resource Centre in providing free yoga therapy classes to the patients. With the increasing awareness of yoga and its therapeutic benefits, various yoga practice has now been applied in the rehabilitation and prevention process. AYC's Founder and Director Dr. Yogananth Andiappan along with AYC Volunteers M/s Cheryl, M/s Louise, M/s Rita, M/s Shirley and Master Mahesh conducted a lecture demonstration about the benefits of yoga for back conditions and yoga poses that can be practiced while sitting on the chair. All the participants really enjoyed the class.

A therapeutic sequence of gentle yoga poses combined with breathing techniques will be taught in the class.

Project Name and Nature:  Yoga Therapy for Pain Patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Patient Resource Centre
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Block D, multi-purpose room, Jordan, Hong Kong
Teaching Language: Teachers can teach in English/or Cantonese.   For English Speaking teaching Volunteers we have Cantonese speaking assisting teachers to interpret the class. This can be arranged once the teaching volunteers are added to the WhatsApp group.
Class Schedule: A total of 10 classes - Every Wednesday 2:30-3: 30 pm Class Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10
Who can teach in this project: Andiappan Yoga Community Volunteer Teachers those who have completed Yoga Therapy Teacher Training with International Yoga Academy, Hong Kong can apply for this project.  Share the gift of yoga and help us in fulfilling AYC’s mission. Your enthusiasm and help are greatly appreciated. Before you apply to teach in this project, Please make sure you are available on Wednesday's and you should be able to commit a minimum of 3 classes continuously. 
If you are a registered AYC volunteer you are eligible to assist/ teach in this program, please follow these steps:
  1. Log-in to the AYC website (yogacommunity.org) 
  2. Under “My Profile”, click “Ongoing Projects”
  3. Find (Yoga Therapy for Pain Patients atQueen Elizabeth Hospital Patient Resource Centre), and select “I would like to apply”
  4. Please wait for the admin to add you to the WhatsApp group before you start assisting / teaching.

Notes: This class open to registered patients only and people those who would like to attend the class can approach the admin office of Queen Elizabeth Hospital to attend this yoga session. 
A total of 10 classes - Every Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm Class Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Patient Resource Centre, Gascoigne Rd, Jordan, Hong Kong
please contact the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Patient Resource Centre admin to participate in this class.
Yoga Therapy for Neck and Back Conditions will be the focus
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Cheryl Kwan

Cheryl has completed yoga teacher training and hope to serve the community through Andiappan Yoga Community.

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