Yoga for Homeless in Hong Kong

02 January 2019

Volunteers Required
ImpactHK builds relationships with the HK homeless community through kindness walks where they hand out food and clothes and provide support like counselling services or accommodation down the line to help them get back into society. To do so they sign a contract requiring them to commit to a job and attend mentor sessions. For more details about IMPACTHK please visit http://www.impacthk.org/
We at Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC), a registered NGO, actively seek out new organizations and groups to cooperate with where we can bring yoga to those who need it most.
Currently, AYC holds regular classes for recovering cancer patients, overseas domestic workers, the elderly, university students, hospital rehabilitation centre patients, and low-income families. We are now making arrangements to support ImpactHK and we hope to do so with your kind support. ImpactHK is a registered NGO supporting the homeless with kindness and empowering them for change. It all began with an ambition of doing one kind act per month for the homeless and has now grown into over 40 kindness walks being hosted each month all over Hong Kong where volunteers connect with the homeless, building trust and developing friendships, opening doors to housing, job creation, sports, counseling mentorship and nutrition programmes to give them a real second chance in life.
ImpactHK also runs the Guestroom, a day centre in Tai Kok Tsui, providing a safe place for the homeless and community members who were previously homeless to relax, wash clothes and select essential items such as food, clothing, beddings and toiletries.
With intentions to support the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals ImpactHK are helping, AYC would like to extend free yoga classes to regular visitors of the Guestroom.
To have a long-lasting and continued partnership with ImpactHK, AYC is hoping to raise HKD 10,000 to run weekly yoga lessons regularly. This will help to cover the cost to hire space ($240/hr) at the Mong Kok District Cultural Recreational & Sports Associations Lim Por Ten Centre, which is in the Tai Kok Tsui area, close to the Guestroom.
The Volunteers of AYC will teach this class for free. For teaching volunteers who request transportation reimbursement, AYC will provide the reimbursement from this fund.
By supporting AYC, you are helping to provide more opportunities for the love of yoga to be shared as well as enhancing the camaraderie and friendships between volunteers and beneficiaries in the ImpactHK community.
Donations can be made at this link: https://www.yogacommunity.org/donation/
Project Name and Nature: Yoga for Homeless in Hong Kong
Venue: Lim Por Yen Centre, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Mongkok District District Cultural Recreational and Sports Association, 110 Beech St, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong.
Class Schedule: Starting from January 2019, Every Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm
Who can teach in this project: Andiappan Yoga Community Volunteer Teachers those who have completed a minimum of 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course 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.
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 for Homeless in Hong Kong, 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.

For more information about this class and if you are willing to offer a venue please email to admin@yogacommunity.org
Tentative Schedule: Starting from January 2019 Every Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm
Lim Por Yen Centre, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Mongkok District District Cultural Recreational and Sports Association, 110 Beech St, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong
This class will be organised and coordinated with ImpactHK. Please contact ImpacktHK if you or anyone interested in attending the class.
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Jane Wu

I currently work full time as a class teacher in a primary school. A few years ago, I developed an interest in mindfulness education programmes in hopes of foster resilience and boost self-esteem in my students. I quickly realised that mindfulness practise was actually something I deeply needed for myself. Since then, I have been actively working towards finding balance and cultivating compassion within myself, my students and others. From there, yoga was the natural ‘next’ avenue to explore! I joined the 200hr YTT course at Anahata to develop a better relationship with myself and to deepen my knowledge and practise of yoga beyond just the asanas. I look forward to sharing what I know and continuing to learn from others.

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