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International Yoga Day 24th June at VTC

24 June 2018

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“Yoga is a unity of the mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is about discovering the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. By creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us celebrate International Yoga Day, June 21st, which is of great significance, as it is the fourth year as well as Summer Solstice. So far, more than 170 countries worldwide have shown their support for this day.” It will increase the understanding of “yoga for all” classes are offered. This event will also honor the volunteer leaders and volunteers who have been actively teaching in our yoga community. Let us share yoga with our loved ones.
10 : 30  Opening Ceremony This event is open to all for free – Join us as we officially open the day’s festivities! Feast your eyes on a yoga demonstration by AYC Founder Dr. Yogananth Andiappan and AYC volunteers.
11 : 15 – 12 : 15  Detox Yoga – taught by Master Vishnu, Master Kamal, Master Aarya, and M/s Shirley Yeung Open to all levels A sequence of Detoxifying yoga poses combined with invigorating and energizing breathing techniques ensures optimum blood supply to various parts of the body. This helps flush out toxins, resulting in the long-term benefits of delayed ageing and a stronger immune system.
12 : 30 – 13 : 30  Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskaram) taught by Dr. Yogananth Andiappan and his family, Master Mahesh Open to all levels Sun- Salutation (Surya Namaskaram) is one of the most widely practiced sequences in yoga. It is a set of 12 – 16 poses which can be performed in a repetitive sequence. The practice of this dynamic sequence helps the mind focus on one thing alone – the movement of the body synchronized with the breath. This will help to quiet the mind as well. By practicing Sun Salutation, we learn to expand our awareness of the body and the energies whirling in it. One can enjoy detox and slimming benefits with a regular practice of this sequence.
13 : 45 – 14 : 45  Yoga for Office Workers Class full, taught by M/s Louise, M/s Mouna, M/s Tanny, M/s Chloe Open to all levels Long days and nights in the office will give you stiffness and incorrect posture? This specially-designed class is aimed at office staff who spend a lot of time sitting in one position. Poses and practices to relieve and avoid tension will be shared which can be done at the comfort of your office space.
15 : 00 – 16 : 00  Partner Yoga Class full, taught by M/s Yoko, M/s Kammy, M/s Hiroe, M/s Katie Bring your yoga buddy or we will partner you with someone Partner Yoga is becoming popular due to its fun and engaging nature. It helps build trust and confidence between partners, friends, colleagues, and families. This class is open to all levels. If you would like to join but do not have a partner, as we will pair you up with someone in the class! Each partner pay an entry fee of HK$ 50.
16 : 15 – 17 : 30  De-stress and Meditation, Kirtan, Closing by Master Anurag, Master Siraj, Master Nirmal, Master Dhiraj This event is open to all for free Learn easy-to-do meditation techniques to de-stress and relax your mind, body, and soul. Kirtan is the art of group chanting in the musical tradition of India. The lyrics are usually in Sanskrit or Hindi. A beautiful voice is not essential to Kirtan but more about singing from the heart. Simply listening attentively to the music may uplift, inspire and even heal the listener to some degree. Join us and sing from the heart.
When
24th June 2018
Where
VTC IVE (Morrison Hill), No.6 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Reservations
Please reserve your space online by visiting the below link https://www.yogacommunity.org/iyd2018/
Note
10 : 30 Opening Ceremony, and 16 : 15 – 17 : 30 De-stress and Meditation, Kirtan, is open to all for free. POINTS TO REMEMBER Present your class booking confirmation to the reception upon arrival Bring your own yoga mat, towel and bottled water Wear comfortable and appropriate clothes (such as breathable tops and stretchable shorts or pants)
Project Location
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Project Leader
leader

Louise Vas

Louise is an advanced Hatha Yoga teacher, having 600 hours of training from the International Yoga Academy (IYA), with Master Yogananth Andiappan as her main teacher. A teacher under Yoga Alliance and IYA, Louise is also the Volunteer Coordinator for the Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC) and project leader of the AYC’s yoga program for overseas workers, organizing and teaching free yoga classes to more than 150 domestic helpers every Saturday and Sunday with a strong team of fellow volunteer teachers.
Louise is constantly amazed at how the human body works especially during a yoga practice, and based on her own experiences, she believes that yoga is for every body, regardless of age, body type, gender, and personal background. Greatly influenced by the teachings of Guruji BKS Iyengar and the Mahabharata, Louise believes that her dharma or life purpose is to promote self-love, share her knowledge and influence more people to practice yoga and enjoy its benefits.
Aside from Hatha Yoga, Louise also teaches pre-natal yoga, restorative classes such as relaxation and de-stress, and other practices like Hatha Flow and power yoga.
Louise is a regular contributor of yoga articles to the Asana International Yoga Journal, breaking down asanas/poses into an accessible step-by-step tutorial.
Currently, Louise teaches at Anahata Yoga in Central, Hong Kong.

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